Archive: June 8, 2008 - June 14, 2008

Tullycraft's Twee Primer

Tullycraft: Twee and proud. When I saw that Tullycraft was going to be in town I figured it would be a great opportunity to delve into the delightful world of twee pop. Tullycraft are the masters of the gentle genre. Their song "Twee" can be considered its theme song....

By David Malitz | June 13, 2008; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Talk About the Passion

Michael Stipe, in his finest worksuit. (By Ricky Carioti) At the end of R.E.M.'s concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion last night, the three musicians who form the core of the band convened at the center of the stage. Frontman Michael Stipe waved and winked. The stoic guitarist Peter Buck...

By J. Freedom du Lac | June 12, 2008; 10:59 AM ET | Comments (15)

Discographically Speaking: R.E.M., Part 2

(Yesterday's Part 1) 7. "Fables of the Reconstruction" (1985) This one is rightfully seen as the weakest album of the band's I.R.S. years. "Feeling Gravity's Pull" and "Maps and Legends" let you know from the start that it's going to be an odd, gloomy, Gothic affair. It's a slippery sort...

By David Malitz | June 11, 2008; 9:23 AM ET | Comments (15)

Discographically Speaking: R.E.M., Part 1

R.E.M. Week continues at Post Rock. Today begins the trek through the band's entire 14-album catalogue with a Discographically Speaking countdown. First comes the weaker half of the band's recorded output. It's all relative, though. When you start your career with five near-classic albums, your later work is bound to...

By David Malitz | June 10, 2008; 10:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

Six Questions (And Then Some) For ... R.E.M.

Mike Mills (right), straight shooter. No real introduction needed here, right? Now down to a trio: Michael Stipe, Mike Mills, Peter Buck. New album, "Accelerate," released in March. Currently on tour, with a show scheduled for Wednesday at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Mills - R.E.M.'s bassist- keyboardist- background singer- "secret...

By J. Freedom du Lac | June 9, 2008; 8:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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