Saturday, March 14, 2009

Imitation Of Life: Tribute to REM

R.E.M. made a surprise appearance last Wednesday night at the famed Carnegie Hall, for a concert that was billed as a tribute to R.E.M. themselves. Put together by Knitting Factory owner Michael Dorf, and in support music eduction for underprivileged youth in New York, the show featured a wide array of artists covering songs from throughout R.E.M.'s career. Just about all of the songs chosen by the artists fall in the obscure category far away from the band's greatest hits.

The setlist ran as follows:

Set List:
The dB’s – “Fall On Me”
Fink – “The Apologist”
Keren Ann – “Man On The Moon”
Calexico – “Wendell Gee”
Rachael Yamagata – “The Great Beyond”
Bob Mould – “Sitting Still”
The Feelies – “Carnival Of Sorts (Boxcars)”
Ingrid Michaelson – “Nightswimming”
Glen Hansard – “Hairshirt”
The Apples In Stereo – “So. Central Rain”
Guster – “Shaking Through”
Marshall Crenshaw – “Supernatural Superserious”
Rhett Miller – “Driver 8″
Kimya Dawson – “World Leader Pretend”
Vic Chesnutt And Elf Power – “Everybody Hurts”
Kristin Hersh And Throwing Muses – “Perfect Circle”
Dar Williams – “At My Most Beautiful”
Jolie Holland – “(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville” (featuring Kyp Malone of TV On The Radio)
Darius Rucker (from Hootie and the Blowfish) – “I Believe”
Patti Smith – “New Test Leper”
R.E.M. – “E-Bow The Letter” (featuring Patti Smith)

1 comment:

WeightStaff said...

Having a band come out during their tribute must be such a treat for the audience. All of us at the Jammys watching the Phish tribute, KNOWING Phish was in the house, and NOT performing...heartbreaking.