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watch 3/4ths of R.E.M. reunite w/ mems of Sleater-Kinney, Decemberists & more for Scott McCaughey benefit

Lots of R.E.M. songs were played, Colin Meloy, James Mercer and Scott himself (who's on the road to recovery after a stroke in November).

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The Minus 5 at YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
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The Minus 5’s Scott McCaughey suffers a stroke

Best wishes for a speedy recovery for Scott McCaughey, frontman of The Minus 5 and The Young Fresh Fellows, who has sadly suffered a stroke.

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The Minus 5 at YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
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Alejandro Escovedo & The Minus 5 played Long Island after City Winery run (pics)

Alejandro Escovedo's tour with The Minus 5 hit NYC last week for a run of shows at City Winery. Following those, they hit Bay Shore, NY's Boulton Center on Sunday night...

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The Minus 5 (R.E.M, Young Fresh Fellows) touring with Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo's new album was produced by The Minus 5's Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey. They'll be backing him, too.

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Filthy Friends (Peter Buck, Corin Tucker) debut with anti-Trump song “Despierata”

The song will also appear on Filthy Friends' debut album, which comes out in 2017.

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What’s going on Saturday? (The Julie Ruin, Superheaven, Saun & Starr, Pissed Jeans, The Renderers, H2O & more)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

H2O, Kill Your Idols @ Saint Vitus (noon)
In celebration of NYHC/pop punk vets H2O's 20th anniversary, they just played three nights at Saint Vitus with two albums of their six-album discography played in full a ni...

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The Baseball Project ready split #RSD15 12″ w/ The Minus 5, touring, playing Rough Trade (dates)

The Baseball Project, which features Young Fresh Fellows' Scott McCaughey, The Dream Syndicate's Steve Wynn and REM's Mike Mills, have a Record Store Day 12" coming out that's a split with one of McCaughey's other bands, The Minus 5 (which also includes an REM member)...

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John Wesley Harding shows, The Minus 5, Robyn Hitchcock, MGMT, Eugene Mirman, Todd Barry & others too

John Wesley Harding (aka Wesley Stace) has three 'Cabinet of Wonders' scheduled at City Winery for his second season this fall. The dates scheduled are September 23, October 28, and November 18...

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Steve Wynn played Medicine Show @ the Bell House ++ Minus 5 & the Baseball Project touring, playing Bowery (all dates)

Scott McCaughey w/ Eugene Mirman @ The Bell House (more by Lori Baily)

Bassists/guitarist Scott McCaughey and guitarist/bassist Peter Buck collaborate quite a bit...

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The Decemberists are here – Radio City tonight w/ Robyn Hitchcock who is in Brooklyn w/ Takka Takka Thursday

Colin Meloy in Ohio, June 1st '09 (unruly badger)Ah, yes, young Meloy....Colin, isn't it? Yes, yes...jolly good. I must say he is a springy lad...

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