Check out this weekend’s roundup below with the latest on Peter Buck, Collapse Into Now, “Losing My Religion,” R.E.M. Tributes, and Todos Santos:
PETER BUCK: IN THE NEWS
In honor of Peter’s birthday earlier this week on December 6th, we’ve posted the great photo above of him in Buck Snort, TN. Happy belated birthday Peter!
Speaking of Peter, we’re approximately a month away from the Todos Santos Music Festival in Mexico where Peter will be playing with a whole host of bands. Festival dates are January 5-21, 2012, and proceeds will benefit the Palapa Society. Peter will be playing with a total of three different bands at various times during the two and half week event.:
JANUARY 5-8, 2012 STEVE WYNN and THE BASEBALL PROJECT
(Featuring Peter Buck, Linda Pitmon, and Scott McCaughey)
JANUARY 11-14, 2012 ROBYN HITCHCOCK & THE VENUS 3
(Featuring Peter Buck, Bill Rieflin, and Scott McCaughey)
JANUARY 18-21 2012 SCOTT MCCAUGHEY and THE MINUS 5
(Featuring Peter Buck, Bill Rieflin, and John Ramberg)
COLLAPSE INTO NOW IN MAGNET AND ROLLING STONE YEAR END POLLS
Rolling Stone rates <i>Collapse Into Now as one of the top 50 albums of 2011. Click here to find out where CIN finishes in the year-end poll.
The band’s final album also found its way onto Magnet’s Top 20 albums of 2011 list.
BEST VIDEOS OF 1991
“Losing My Religion” is one of Spin’s 10 Best Videos of 1991. Go here to view.
Artnet.com is auctioning a limited edition photograph Michael took of Patti Smith.
Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982-2011 Deal
If you’re looking for a great Christmas present (or two), we’ve just learned that Best Buy has an amazing deal on Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982-2011. The bargain is only available through December 10, so act quickly. Go here for more details.
R.E.M. TRIBUTE IN HARRISBURG TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ANIMAL WELFARE
The Susan Giblin Foundation for Animal Wellness and Welfare will be presenting a tribute to the Music of R.E.M. on Saturday, December 17th at 8:00PM at the Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center in Harrisburg, PA. Musical guests include The Jellybricks, Wayne Supergenius, Loretta Bilieux and the Dive Bar Pretties, as well as Carnival of Sorts who will be playing Murmur in its entirety. All ticket proceeds benefit the Susan Giblin Foundation for Animal Wellness and Welfare. More information available at susangiblinfoundation.net and facebook
NOT SO SILENT NIGHT FUNDRAISER IN ATHENS TONIGHT
If you’re in Athens tonight, please make plans to stop by the the Chase Street Warehouses for an evening of good food, entertainment and a unique way to shop for the holidays! Tonight from 7-9 pm, the 4th annual “Not so Silent Night” will be held in support of award-winning journalism at Clarke Central High School. Check out odysseynewsmagazine.net for more details!