Tag: Peter Buck

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck releasing second vinyl-only solo album, touring with Alejandro Escovedo

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck releasing second vinyl-only solo album, touring with Alejandro Escovedo

Peter Buck is back with his second solo album, another vinyl-only release — ambitiously titled I Am Back To Blow Your Mind Once Again — that he’ll support with a short round of dates later this month in the Midwest and South opening for and then backing roots-rocker Alejandro Escovedo

Watch The Dream Syndicate’s 15-minute jam with Peter Buck, John Paul Jones in Mexico

Watch The Dream Syndicate’s 15-minute jam with Peter Buck, John Paul Jones in Mexico

Peter Buck this month hosted his third-annual Todos Santos Music Festival in the southern Baja region of Mexico, a week-long event that featured performances by The Minus 5, Live’s Ed Kowalczyk, Drivin’ N Cryin’, The Dream Syndicate and, of course, Buck himself.

New releases: The Fall, The Replacements, Peter Buck, John Foxx, The Icicle Works

New releases: The Fall, The Replacements, Peter Buck, John Foxx, The Icicle Works

This week’s new releases include ‘5 Albums’ box sets from The Fall, The Icicle Works and Buffalo Tom, plus a 95-track digital ‘box set’ from The Replacements, the second album from Peter Buck’s Tired Pony, a new EP from John Foxx and Jori Hukkonen, and a vinyl reissue of Elvis Costello’s Brutal Youth.

Peter Buck: R.E.M. may release fan club singles ‘in a big box set for charity one day’

Peter Buck: R.E.M. may release fan club singles ‘in a big box set for charity one day’

Each year from 1988 to 2011, R.E.M. mailed a special holiday single to every dues-paying member of its fan club, a total of 24 singles that featured Christmas songs, covers, live tracks and originals, spread across 7-inch vinyl for the first 10 years, then alternating between CDs, DVDs, vinyl and VHS.

New releases: Pet Shop Boys, The Cult, Peter Buck, The Style Council, Frank Black

New releases: Pet Shop Boys, The Cult, Peter Buck, The Style Council, Frank Black

This week’s new releases include the Pet Shop Boys’ second new album in a year (‘Electric’), plus an expanded reissue of The Cult’s ‘Electric,’ a repress of Peter Buck’s 2012 vinyl-only solo debut and a new monkey-themed 7-inch, a collection of Style Council albums and a reissue of Frank Black’s ‘Oddballs.’

Video: R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Bill Berry and Mike Mills play ‘Superman’ in Portland

Video: R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Bill Berry and Mike Mills play ‘Superman’ in Portland

As we noted over the weekend, the former members of R.E.M. seemed to go out of their way to avoid staging a full reunion Saturday night at Peter Buck’s wedding in Portland, Ore., as all four ex-bandmates took the stage to perform at the Wonder Ballroom at one point or another — just never all at once.

R.E.M. carefully avoids actual reunion as all 4 members play Peter Buck’s wedding

R.E.M. carefully avoids actual reunion as all 4 members play Peter Buck’s wedding

There very well could have been a full-fledged R.E.M. reunion in Portland, Ore., on Saturday night as all four members of the defunct college-rock superstars performed after Peter Buck’s wedding. But, by all appearances, they managed to avoid such headlines, just barely, by not actually sharing the stage together.

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck to release ‘monkey concept single,’ re-press solo debut

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck to release ‘monkey concept single,’ re-press solo debut

Peter Buck plans to release something he’s calling a new “monkey concept single” in the coming weeks on vinyl label Mississippi Records as well as re-press his 2012 solo debut — but without the song “LVMF,” because he only cleared its profane Sonny Boy Williamson sample for the album’s first 2,000 copies.

R.E.M.’s ‘Murmur’ turns 30 today — hear a dozen demos of tracks off classic album

R.E.M.’s ‘Murmur’ turns 30 today — hear a dozen demos of tracks off classic album

It’s a nearly unparalleled landmark in the history of ’80s college rock: R.E.M.’s peerless debut album, Murmur, was released on April 12, 1983 — exactly 30 years ago today. Today we celebrate this milestone by looking back at the building blocks of the album we know and love.

Robyn Hitchcock touring with Peter Buck, playing Colin Meloy-hosted 60th birthday bash

Robyn Hitchcock touring with Peter Buck, playing Colin Meloy-hosted 60th birthday bash

Robyn Hitchcock will hit the road in the U.S. later this spring to support his just-released ‘Love From London’ album, playing a series of dates on the two coasts with his latter-period backup band The Venus 3 and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck serving as opening act.

Video: R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Mike Mills go back to ‘Rockville’ with Ed Kowalczyk of Live

Video: R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Mike Mills go back to ‘Rockville’ with Ed Kowalczyk of Live

The first weekend of Peter Buck’s three-weekend Todos Santos Music Festival in Baja California, Mexico, wrapped up Saturday night with what was essentially a reunion of latter-day R.E.M. minus Michael Stipe as bassist Mike Mills joined Buck and his steadfast R.E.M. sidemen Scott McCaughey and Bill Rieflin onstage.

Premiere: R.E.M. at Atlanta’s 688 Club, February 1981 — watch rare 40-minute set

Premiere: R.E.M. at Atlanta’s 688 Club, February 1981 — watch rare 40-minute set

In February 1981, R.E.M. played three known concerts, including a pair in Atlanta opening for Joe “King” Carrasco at the 688 Club. Little of this period has been seen on video, but Slicing Up Eyeballs is thrilled to be able to premiere — courtesy of Wuxtry Records in Athens, Ga. — this 40-minute set filmed at one of those Atlanta dates.

Linkage: Stalking Morrissey, plus Peter Buck, Dinosaur Jr, Happy Mondays, Robin Guthrie

Linkage: Stalking Morrissey, plus Peter Buck, Dinosaur Jr, Happy Mondays, Robin Guthrie

Our latest link round-up includes stories about following Morrissey around on tour, plus items on Dinosaur Jr frontman J Mascis’ stolen guitar, the Happy Mondays’ reunion album and a new solo record from Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie, plus an interview with former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck.

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck to release solo debut this week in limited-edition, 2,000-copy vinyl run

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck to release solo debut this week in limited-edition, 2,000-copy vinyl run

Peter Buck finally announced his debut solo album today, posting a note on R.E.M.’s website that reveals the album — we’re still not sure what it’s called; he doesn’t mention its title — will be released this Friday in a super-limited, 2,000-copy vinyl-only run by Portland, Ore.-based Mississippi Records.