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R.E.M. In 1980: Footage Surfaces, Questions Remain

Of all the items on offer at the R.E.M. In Perspective event, hosted by the Athens Historical Society on October 21, it was the previously unseen 1980 film footage that...
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Do Go Back To Athens

Every time I visit Athens, Georgia, I lament that it’s been too long since my last visit. There is something incredibly special about the place, something that extends beyond its...
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R.E.M. Under Cover

I’m looking forward to writing up an account of my trip to Athens, GA last weekend, but being on a particularly crazed schedule, it will have to wait until next...
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Rollins with the Ruts

Paul Fox of the Ruts passed away last week from cancer. His death was not unexpected and, back in July, before the illness completely incapacitated him, he was able to...
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We’re All Going To Die (but not before we download the new Radiohead album)

I was stuck for six miserable hours at Atlanta International Airport yesterday. What to do but break with habit, buy the latest Rolling Stone, and trace a theme between the...
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Free Blood on the Manhattan-Brooklyn divide

“In New York you [used to have] two kinds of parties,” former !!! percussionist/vocalist John Pugh told Pitchforkmedia last week, “a Manhattan party and a Brooklyn party. “A Manhattan party...
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It Doesn’t Get More Woodstock than this…

It’s not every concert where the headlining act greets everyone at the door – strangers included – with a kiss on the cheek, but then the legacy of peace, love...
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Bolan’s Birthday: Life’s A Gas

Saturday afternoon, 4pm. I’m at the second birthday party for Jean-Luc Le Du’s wine store on Washington Street in Manhattan. I’m greeted at the door by Andy Shernoff, founding member...
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