Tag: Young Fresh Fellows

Watch: R.E.M.’s Bill Berry, Peter Buck and Mike Mills reunite to benefit Scott McCaughey

Watch: R.E.M.’s Bill Berry, Peter Buck and Mike Mills reunite to benefit Scott McCaughey

Three-quarters of R.E.M. — Peter Buck, Mike Mills and drummer-turned-farmer Bill Berry — reunited onstage tonight in Portland, Ore., at the second of two benefit concerts for Scott McCaughey, the longtime R.E.M. sideman who suffered a stroke in November. See video from the reunion performances here.

R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney members team up to headline benefit shows for Scott McCaughey

R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney members team up to headline benefit shows for Scott McCaughey

A host of musicians — including R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and Mike Mills, as well as Alejandro Escovedo, members of Sleater-Kinney, The Decemberists, Drive-By Truckers and The Shins, and more — will perform two concerts in Portland, Ore., next month to raise money for Scott McCaughey, who suffered a stroke last month.

Scott McCaughey, leader of Young Fresh Fellows and R.E.M. sideman, suffers stroke

Scott McCaughey, leader of Young Fresh Fellows and R.E.M. sideman, suffers stroke

Scott McCaughey, leader of the Young Fresh Fellows and the Minus 5, and who spent 17 years as a touring guitarist and multi-instrumentalist for R.E.M., suffered a stroke while on a tour of the West Coast with Alejandro Escovedo, his wife announced today. He is in stable condition, but a long recovery is expected.

Video: R.E.M.’s Peter Buck debuts solo band Richard M. Nixon in Seattle — watch full set

Video: R.E.M.’s Peter Buck debuts solo band Richard M. Nixon in Seattle — watch full set

Last night in Seattle, former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck played his first-ever solo show — after conducting, as he noted from the stage, his first-ever solo soundcheck — he debuted his new backing band Richard M. Nixon as the opening act for the first of two Young Fresh Fellows album-release shows at The Sunset.

New releases: Young Fresh Fellows’ ‘Tiempo de Lujo,’ plus Dinosaur Jr live, VCMG EP

New releases: Young Fresh Fellows’ ‘Tiempo de Lujo,’ plus Dinosaur Jr live, VCMG EP

This week’s new releases include ‘Tiempo de Lujo,’ the 13th studio album from Scott McCaughey’s long-running Young Fresh Fellows, the limited-edition, purple-vinyl ‘Bug: Live at the 9:30 Club’ from Dinosaur Jr,’ and the third EP from VCMG, the collaboration between Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore and Vince Clarke.

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck to debut new band Richard M. Nixon next month in Seattle

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck to debut new band Richard M. Nixon next month in Seattle

Scott McCaughey tells the Seattle Weekly that former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck’s self-titled album — with guest turns by Mike Mills and Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker — could be out as early as next month, when Buck debuts his new band, dubbed Richard M. Nixon, at a pair of Seattle shows with Young Fresh Fellows.