Posted in music | tour dates on November 26, 2008

The Music of REM

Throwing Muses with Kristen Hersh, Kimya Dawson, Ingrid Michaelson, Glenn Hansard of The Frames & Swell Season, Apples in Stereo, Tommy James and the Shondells, Jolie Holland, Keren Ann, Guster, The Db's, Bob Mould, Vic Chesnutt & Elf Power, Rachel Yamagata, Calexico, Patti Smith, and others will be singing R.E.M. songs at Carnegie Hall on March 11th. "100% of net proceeds to benefit musical education programs for underprivileged youth." Regular tickets are on sale at the venue's site. VIP tickets are available at the event's own site (thx rajohn)...

Your VIP ticket includes entrance to the private artist reception taking place at City Winery featuring cuisine designed by Mario Batali. Food will be delicious and the free wine will be flowing. Join the artists and friends in New York's first full winery and amazing new event space. The party will start immediately after the concert and go to 1am. With a full stage and sound system at City Winery, we expect many musical surprises!
Mario Batali and Michael Stipe are good friends. Michael Dorf is producing this whole event. Michael Dorf owns the new City Winery which is opening on New Years Eve which is the night Michael Dorf's old club Knitting Factory is closing (which Michael pointed out himself in that NY Press article).

Patti Smith also just added a 3rd show at Bowery Ballroom. Tix are now on sale..

Tickets are still on sale for Kimya Dawson's upcoming show at Bowery Ballroom.

Vic Chetnutt & Elf Power are also touring and playing NYC together in January.

Pro-shot video of R.E.M.'s encore in Mexico City the other day, below...

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Comments (28)

Hmm sounds like fun...might go to this!

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2008 1:06 PM

If you beleeeeve! They put a man on the moon.


Man on the mooooooo ooo n

Posted by Man on the mooo oooo ooo n | November 26, 2008 1:06 PM

It would be better if REM played a song or two at the end of the show.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2008 1:28 PM

They may? Who knows...Didn't Springsteen play at his tribute at Carnegie?

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2008 1:37 PM

TOMMY JAMES AND THE MOTHAFUCKIN SHONDELLS?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2008 1:53 PM

OMGZ! Why isn't Feist there???

Posted by Huh Whatte | November 26, 2008 1:54 PM

why isn't Bill Berry on that poster?

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2008 2:53 PM

^^^^ Because he left the band (like 10 years ago).

Posted by Mr. Headlines | November 26, 2008 3:24 PM

According to his myspace, Fink will also play (Mar 11 2009 8:00P Carnegie Hall ’The Music of REM’ special guest New York) Excellent!

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2008 4:03 PM

Irrelevant has-beens singing and performing the music of other irrelevant has-beens.

It's like a snake eating its tail.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2008 4:13 PM

And I bet you are so relevant.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2008 5:40 PM

I know it's for charity, but these tickets are expensive.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2008 5:44 PM

REM should play Murmur, with Bill Berry, at Don't Look Back, and then retire (15 years too late).

Posted by Ian Johnson | November 26, 2008 10:49 PM

It's only been a few seconds since I sent her a message proposing a deadline for her interview answers, and up until this point there's generally been a day or two between replies. As a result, I'm a single click away from logging out of my webmail client and switching off the computer.

Posted by ihale | November 27, 2008 11:50 AM

Accelerate!

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2008 11:07 AM

Kristin Hersh is relevant! She'll melt your face off. Yay 50 Ft wave!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2009 9:07 AM

The Feelies, Vic Chestnutt and Patti Smith (until she brain-farted half the song)brought real emotion to the tunes, but Kimya Dawson was the star of the night, singing World Leader Pretend with half a dozen pals in sexy authoritarian lady cop and/or Where the Wild Things Are drag. She, & they, were GREAT. I hope someone posts pix.
Calexico was a good, but not great, backup for most of the acts-where were the pedal steel & the mariachi horns? And did the dB's and weird choice Tommy James open the show and I missed them, or did they no-show?
When REM finally came out & pallidly rocked some obscurity, and then there was no encore but a collective stand & smile & shuffle? That was lame.
I think the problem is, REM only has half a dozen great songs, and they're great because of Peter Buck's guitar and Stipe's voice, but in spite of pompous Stipe's lyrics. And too many of the tribute acts tonight enunciated the Stipean muddle like it was holy, or Dylan, or something.

Posted by zeke budd | March 12, 2009 12:01 AM

I pretty much disagree with everything previous poster said. Kimya Dawson was cute, but the low point of an almost perfect evening. If you think R.E.M. only has half a dozen great songs, you were at the wrong show.

Posted by Anonymous | March 12, 2009 12:45 AM

12:45-Yes. Zeke-No.

Posted by Anonymous | March 12, 2009 12:51 AM

Seriously 12:45, who was better tonight? Hootie? Ingrid Michaelson? Puhleez.

Posted by zeke budd | March 12, 2009 1:07 AM

Yes, both were better than Kimya.

Posted by Anonymous | March 12, 2009 1:46 AM

was there it was aaight but not great

Posted by flakup | March 12, 2009 2:42 AM

If this is for charity - they should release a cd of the show. I would love to hear many of the songs again.

Posted by Anonymous | March 12, 2009 2:45 AM

I agree, REM has more like half dozen great songs per album.

Posted by Anonymous | March 12, 2009 3:01 AM

"And did the dB's and weird choice Tommy James open the show and I missed them, or did they no-show? "

The db's opened the show and Tommy James and The Shondells were a no show.

Posted by Anonymous | March 12, 2009 1:38 PM

Kimya Dawson was certainly NOT the best part of the show.... more like the worst. She sang nervously while the Williamsburgesque silly hipster nonsense behind her just cheapened and otherwise stylish show.

Not that her shtick was bad, but it just didn't seem to fit with the rest of the show.

Anyone that thought that she and her costumed dancers were the highlight of the show doesn't get out much.

Posted by Anonymous | March 12, 2009 1:42 PM

Hey, powers-that-be, get a DVD or CD of this complete show out there, raise more money for the arts.

Posted by anon | March 13, 2009 1:04 PM

When REM finally came out & pallidly rocked some obscurity, and then there was no encore but a collective stand & smile & shuffle? That was lame.
I think the problem is, REM only has half a dozen great songs, and they're great because of Peter Buck's guitar and Stipe's voice, but in spite of pompous Stipe's lyrics. And too many of the tribute acts tonight enunciated the Stipean muddle like it was holy, or Dylan, or something.

Posted by ihale , ekap | October 11, 2010 6:27 PM

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