Robyn Hitchcock and the Minus 3 Return to the UK
According to the eFestivals site
, Robyn Hitchcock and the Minus 3(Scott Bill and Peter) will return to the UK to play the Wireless Festival
on Thursday the 22nd June in London and in Leeds Sunday 25th June.
Other acts performing the same day in London are David Gray, KT Tunstall, Violent Femmes, Fun Lovin' Criminals, The B-52's and Missy Higgins. In Leeds they will join The Who, Flaming Lips, Super Furry Animals, The Zutons, and Eels.
More date will most likely follow.Thanks to Mathijs for the news
Posted on 27 Mar 2006
Minus 5 leader sings devilishly well of hell, high water
AUSTIN, Texas - Scott McCaughey is feeling sinister.
Taking to an outdoor stage on a sunny afternoon at the South by Southwest Music Festival, the leader of the Minus 5 is dressed in black, from cowboy hat down. The frizzy-haired, 51-year-old rocker smiles from behind dark shades and a devilish Van Dyke. The words emblazoned on his guitar strap - Doctor of Evil - suggest he's up to no good.
McCaughey (pronounced McCoy) will bring the Minus 5, including R.E.M.'s Peter Buck on bass, to World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on Wednesday.
In Texas, he performed before a multigenerational crowd in the backyard of the Austin roadhouse Threadgill's, at the Roky Erickson Ice Cream Social, held to honor the leader of the Thirteenth Floor Elevators, who, McCaughey proudly says, once autographed his Les Paul.
Posted on 26 Mar 2006
Clevland Setlist and bootleg.
Another recording of this tour made it out in the open. This time the Cleveland show of last week got posted on etree
this time. Thanks to taper Benjamin Galizio. Highlights are a version of 'Boeing Spacearium' and a cover of Neil Young's 'Don't Be Denied'.
23 March 2006 - Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Dear My Inspiration
The Town That Lost Its Groove Supply
Boeing Spacearium >
Courage Is The Smallest Bird
Posted on 26 Mar 2006
Setlists and Bootlegs.
The Minus 5 are well underway in their tour through the US, and now that John Ramberg joined the band again they are back in full rocking mode. As you can judge by the setlists and live bootlegs on Dimeadozen.
Dogstar provide us with the set list for 400 Bar in Minneapolis
In A Lonely Coffin
Dear My Inspiration
You Don't Mean It
Out There On The Maroon
Where Will You Go?
The Days Of Wine and Booze
Posted on 25 Mar 2006
The Minus Five: Seattle heavy hitters
As modest as he is, Scott McCaughey would be the first to tell you that he's nothing special. Certainly, it can be argued that there's plenty of musicians around that can somehow re-create the melodies swirling about in their noggins well enough for other people to appreciate them, too. But how many musicians do you know of serve as sidemen in one of the world's most popular bands almost as an afterthought to fronting three critically acclaimed groups of their own? I know of just one.
For someone old enough to remember the Topsy Turvy days with a smile, it's sobering to think that McCaughey, utility infielder for Athens, GA/Seattle, WA barnstormers R.E.M. and an eternally Young Fresh Fellow, has been making brilliant records for almost 25 years now; even he would have trouble counting them all.
When McCaughey finally decides to sit a spell (in about 30 years), his new endeavor - the self-titled Yep Roc CD The Minus Five (aka The Gun Album) - will probably be near the top of the huge pile of discs at his feet. With R.E.M. on a year-long hiatus, McCaughey, Peter Buck, Bill Rieflin and John Ramberg have seized the opportunity to reassemble as the Five, with a fantastic, Beatles-meet-Buffalo Springfield-meet-the Byrds disc in tow that features a wet-dream team of guest contributors.
Just off the plane from a UK jaunt with Robyn Hitchcock, McCaughey recently rang me up to tell me all about it. The Minus Five has always seemed to me to be Seattle's version of the Golden Palominos. It kind of started that way, for sure. I guess we've had less trade-off on the lead vocals than the Palominos, because I've mostly sung 'em. Though I do try to get other people to sing a song now and then, I succeed about once per album. It started out with me recording with whomever - my friends, people I'd meet on the road - but it's more like a real band now, with other people added in here and there.
Posted on 19 Mar 2006
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The Minus 5
April 13 - Music Millennium, Record Store Day, Portland, OR
June 14 - Hi-Fi, Eugene, OR
June 15 - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
June 20 - Turf Club,St. Paul, MN
June 21 - Anodyne Coffee, Milwaukee, WI
June 22 - Kiki's House Of Righteous Music, Madison, WI
June 25 - Rock And Roll Hotel, Washington, DC
June 26 - Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA
June 27 - White Eagle Hall,Jersey City, NJ
June 29 - Mass MoCA SOLID SOUND FESTIVAL, North Adams, MA
July 27 - Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
July 30 - The Ruins, Hood River, OR
Young Fresh Fellows
April 26 - Slim's Last Chance, Seatle, WA
April 27 - Dante's, Portland, OR
The Baseball Project
Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Peter Buck and Linda Pitmon
Corin Tucker, Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck, Linda Pitmon and Kurt Bloch
May 09 - Neumos, Seattle, WA
May 10 - Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC
May 11 - Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
May 13 - Swedish American Hall, San Francisco, CA
May 17 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
May 20 - U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
May 21 - Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA
May 27 - Festsaal, Berlin, Germany
May 28 - Le Petit Bain, Paris, France
May 29 - Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland
May 30 - Barn Theatre, Oxted, UK
May 31 - The Garage, London, UK
June 02 - Primavera Sound, Barcelona, ES
Feat. John Ramberg and Jim Sangster