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i think i deleted the news archive.
by trying to update the news program i use for the site i most likely deleted the entire news archive. well seems the last backup i made was somewhere in 2008. i am truly sorry for that. seems we have to start over all again.

you can always visit http://web.archive.org/web/20110720171523/http://www.universaltrendsetter.org, they seem to have it backed up to july last year.

Posted on 18 Mar 2012
For superfan, finding partners for a supergroup is easy
By Barbara Mitchell
The Portland Tribune, Jan 11, 2008

If you’ve been to a local show by the Decemberists, Death Cab for Cutie or Wilco over the past four years or if you’ve witnessed on stage Robyn Hitchcock, John Wesley Harding or KMRIA, the Pogues cover band featuring members of the Decemberists, during that same time period, you’ve probably wondered who the cool-looking guy is with the unruly hair, huge grin and sunglasses.


If you’ve seen the Minus 5, a Northwest supergroup of sorts that typically includes R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, you already know that the individual in question is Scott McCaughey one of the hardest-working and most beloved members of the Northwest music community.
Posted on 25 Jan 2008
A little teaser from The Baseball Project

Team Photo, L-R: Peter, Steve, Adam, Linda and Scott

The people from KEXP blog had a little chat with Steve Wynn about "The Baseball Project"(Steve Wynn, Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck, and Linda Pitmon). While there isn't a release date set for their upcoming album baseball-themed album, they can however already preview the rough mix of on of the songs, “Pasttime” which features lead vocals by Scott.
Go listen to it here

Posted on 24 Jan 2008
A new year a new forum
As many of you probably already noticed, we have updated our forum software to version 3.0 of the phpBB software. While i tried my best to make sure everything from the old board is still there, i can never be sure. so if you have any problems with the site(login in, pm's, post, search, uploads, ideas, improvements etc...) please let me know by email or post your comments here.
Posted on 20 Jan 2008
We are bringing the band back together - yet another one
The Lowe Beats (Nick Lowe tribute band) is coming back together to do two shows in February to commemorating Yep Roc's 30th anniversary re-issue of Nick's first solo album "Jesus of Cool".
The band includes
Scott McCaughey - vocals
John Ramberg - guitars
Jim Sangster - guitars
Hugh Jones - bass
Graham Black - drums.

The Lowe Beats live at a venue near you:
Feb. 22, Tractor Tavern, Seattle
Feb. 23, Dante's, Portland
Posted on 06 Jan 2008

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The Minus 5

Young Fresh Fellows

October 29& 30 - Fantastic Dracula Carnival, KU Disco, Benidorm, Spain

Scott McCaughey

Peter Buck

The Baseball Project
Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Peter Buck and Linda Pitmon

Pogues tribute band feat. Scott McCaughey

M. Ward
Scott McCaughey plays in M. Ward's touring band

see M. Ward Tourdates


The Lowe Beats
Nick Lowe tribute band feat. Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg, Jim Sangster and Graham Black

Slow Music
Feat. Bill Rieflin and Peter Buck

The Tripwires
Feat. John Ramberg and Jim Sangster

The Baseball Project / The Minus 5, Redeyed in Austin, Vinyl EP for RSD 2015
Out: 18 April 2015

Minus 5 - Dungeon Golds
Out: Now!

The Tripwires - Get Young
Out: Now

Tuatara - Underworld
Out: Now


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