The Baseball Project at Maxwell's (more by Lori Baily)
Baseball Project

"Well, we had so much fun the first time that we just had to do it again. Scott, Peter, Linda and I spent much of the last few years on the road, in the studio and trading files, ideas, anecdotes and laughs and the result is the second album by the Baseball Project: Volume 2: High and Inside." - The Baseball Project

High and Inside is out now via Yep Roc Records and streaming in full at Spinner. The all-star, baseball-themed band will hit the road in support of the record starting off in Atlanta on 3/11, hitting SXSW, swinging through Spring Training (#srsly), and eventually terminating on the West Coast in early April. Before that, Baseball Project member Steve Wynn will hit Living Room on March 4th with Steve Wynn & The Miracle Three. Tickets are still on sale.

Meanwhile, Peter Buck is keeping busy with R.E.M. as the band has a new album, Collapse Into Now, which is currently streaming in full at NPR. No tour dates for R.E.M. as of yet but if you have tickets for the Tibet House benefit at Carnegie Hall on 3/3, you can catch R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe there. Mike Mills of R.E.M. can be found at the Big Star Third show at Lexington Hall on March 26.

Blues great Taj Mahal is also on the Tibet House Benefit bill, and he recently added a date at Brooklyn Bowl on April 10. Tickets go on sale 3/3 at noon.

All tour dates and some videos below...

R.E.M. "Mine Smell Like Honey"

2011-03-04: New York City Living Room
2011-03-18: Austin, TX KEXP Showcase

2011-03-11: Atlanta, Ga Star Bar
2011-03-12: Athens, GA 40 Watt
2011-03-14: Baton Rouge, LA Manship Theatre
2011-03-15: New Orleans, LA LA Euclid Records
2011-03-16: Austin, TX Primavera Showcase
2011-03-17: Austin, TX Threadgill's Roky Ice Cream Social
2011-03-17: Austin, TX Jovita's KDHX Twangfest party*
2011-03-17: Austin, TX Dog & Duck
2011-03-18: Austin, TX Gingerman Dogfish Head Brewery Party*
2011-03-18: Austin, TX Momo's*
2011-03-19: Austin, TX Yard Dog Austin*
2011-03-22: Peoria, AZ Peoria Sports Complex
2011-03-23: Phoenix, AZ Camelback Ranch
2011-03-24: Scottsdale, AZ Scottsdale Stadium
2011-03-25: Surprise, AZ Surprise Stadium
2011-03-25: Scottsdale, AZ Martini Ranch
2011-03-26: Tucson, AZ Festival en el Barrio Viejo
2011-03-27: Goodyear, AZ Goodyear Ballpark
2011-03-28: Goodyear, AZ Goodyear Ballpark
2011-03-30: San Diego, CA The Casbah
2011-03-31: Los Angeles, CA The Echo
2011-04-01: Santa Barbara, CA Mercury Lounge
2011-04-02: San Francisco, Ca Slim's
2011-04-05: Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
2011-04-07: Bend, OR Silver Moon Brewing
2011-04-08: Eugene, OR Sam Bonds
2011-04-09: Portland, OR Bunk Bar
* W/ Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3

Mar 03 New York City Carnegie Hall
Mar 25 San Francisco The Independent
Mar 27 Napa, CA The Uptown Theatre
Apr 10 Brooklyn Brooklyn Bowl
Apr 11 Baltimore Rams Head on Stage
Apr 13 Charlotte The Neighborhood Theatre
Apr 14 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
Apr 17 Atlanta Variety Playhouse
Jul 28-29 Floyd, VA Floydfest