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MP3: The Decemberists Cover R.E.M.’s “Cuyahoga”

MP3: Cuyahoga (R.E.M. cover)

The Decemberists recently covered R.E.M.’s Cuyahogah on a KCRW session. This isn’t the only recent Decemberists/R.E.M. connection: Peter Buck The King is Dead.

The band also announced a second leg of their current tour. Keep reading for all the dates. Continue reading

SXSW Photos: Alex Chilton Tribute Concert

Alex Chilton died days before Big Star was supposed to perform at SXSW. Instead of cancelling the event entirely, musicians got together to pay tribute to the man.

Photos by my friend Kristy Duncan.

M. Ward

Evan Dando

We’ve got a ton more.. Continue reading

I Wrote About R.E.M. for PBS

R.E.M. is performing on Austin City Limits this week and they sent me an advance copy and asked me to write about it for their blog and I did. It turned into more about my relationship with the band, but I think it’s a good read

SXSW: R.E.M. reviews start rolling in

While we wait for the Donewaiting crew stationed in Austin to wake from their slumber and blog about last night’s festivities (sadly, I had to cancel my plans to go to Austin this year), let’s see what a few people had to saw about R.E.M.’s performance at Stubb’s.

Billboard: R.E.M. rocked unafraid last night as it previewed its next album with an energetic and politically charged South By Southwest concert at Stubb’s BBQ. read the rest of the review

Village Voice (Rob Harvilla): They’re not very good live. Maybe you knew this. Maybe you’ve chosen to forget. Tonight, we simply overlook. What is first evident, as they triumphantly take the stage at one of the bigger-name SXSW fetes (second, perhaps, to Motörhead), is that the dudes are looking a bit peaked. Wearied. Old, is what I’m saying. Five or 10 years from now they’ll play the Super Bowl halftime show (Browns 24, Vikings 13), and you will be just as alarmed as Tom Petty made you this year — alarmed for both their health and yours. read the rest of the review

Were you there? What did you think?