Finding Oscar Screens in Athens on 9/28

Finding Oscar will return to the big screen for a special one night engagement on 9/28 at Cine Athens. The soundtrack features a new recording of “Flowers of Guatemala,” performed by Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, John Stirratt, Paul Pilot and Joe Adamik. Get tickets now!

Filthy Friends Up At The Crack of Dawn To Play Chicago

The Portland contingent of Filthy Friends flying out to a show at the crack of dawn. Luckily, dawn cracks at around noon in Portland, hence the happy faces. We are playing tonight with Ted Leo and the Pharmacists in Chicago at the Goose Island brewery. We go on early! Drop by… ~Peter

Protest With Prime

Sunday September 17th is Constitution Day, and in the spirit of the times Michael encourages everyone to join the Protest with Prime effort and send a copy of the Constitution to The White House. Join the book drive here:

Diffuser: 30 Years Ago–R.E.M. Embark on Work Tour

When R.E.M. began their 1987 Work Tour, “The One I Love” wasn’t even on the Billboard chart. By the time they finished their fall trek, the quartet were about to score their first Top 10 single. They were on the cover of Rolling Stone, which proclaimed R.E.M. “America’s Best Rock & Roll Band.” And their fifth studio LP, Document, was nearing … Continued

Filthy Friends On Last Call With Carson Daly, Sept. 11

Peter’s new band, Filthy Friends, including Corin Tucker, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch, and Linda Pitmon, will guest on Last Call with Carson Daly on Monday, September 11th. The band has just released a new album, Invitation, which they’ve been touring in support of. Tune in or set your DVR! More info here:   Photo by … Continued

Diffuser’s Document Series Continues with “King of Birds”

Diffuser’s excellent series on Document continues with a look at “King of Birds.” Read an excerpt below and click the link for the full article: Because of the running motif of fire on Document, singer Michael Stipe suggested that the phrase “File Under Fire” should be printed on the spine of R.E.M.’s fifth LP. He might have also suggested … Continued

Diffuser Document Series Looks At “The One I Love”

  Diffuser continues its deep dive into every track on R.E.M.’s fifth album, 1987’s Document, with a close look at the band’s first top ten single, “The One I Love.”