Christ the King Oktoberfest set list - 29 September
Scott & Peter
Rest of the World
In A Lonely Coffin
The Town That Lost Its Groove Supply
John Barleycorn Must Live
With A Gun
Teenage Idol (Ricky Nelson)
Desperate for Someone
Out There on the Maroon
Cigarettes, Coffee and Booze
The Old Carving Knife (from forthcoming Tuatara lp)
Aw "Shucks" Man
With Mark Olson (Jayhawks) and Tim Easton
I Still Miss Someone (Johnny Cash)
11 Months and 29 Days (snippet of Johnny Paycheck hit)
Carmelita (Warren Zevon)
Hang Out Right
Mark comes back
Ballad of John & Yoko (Beatles)
Posted on 01 Oct 2007
Amalgam of Americana
The last time Scott McCaughey visited Lexington, he stood before 10,000 people at Rupp Arena.
The jovial Seattle songsmith will be the first to admit that they weren't entirely there to see him. The feverish October 1995 turnout was for R.E.M., the Georgia alt-rock institution of which McCaughey (pronounced McCoy) has long been an auxiliary member. McCaughey played keyboards, sang a bit, added some rhythm guitar here and there, and generally grinned like a kid having the time of his life, all night long.
Posted on 30 Sep 2007
Subtract two from R.E.M. and you get The Minus 5
Scott McCaughey is involved in so many music projects, it's amazing he has time to finish them all.
The Seattle singer and multi-instrumentalist formed acclaimed alt-rock band Young Fresh Fellows in 1983. A friendship with R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck led them to start up The Minus Five (initially a loose collective), in 1993. Buck invited McCaughey to tour with R.E.M. a year later; he's been an adjunct member ever since.
The pair are also regulars in experimental group Tuatara - which just put out "East of the Sun" (Fast Horse) - and Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3.
On 2006's stellar "The Gun Album," The Minus 5 has crafted its strongest effort yet with guest appearances from Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Colin Meloy (the Decemberists), Sean Nelson (Harvey Danger), Ken Stringfellow (the Posies), John Wesley Harding and others.
I caught up with the jovial McCaughey (pronounced "McCoy") at his home in Portland last week.
Q: This is your first Inland Empire appearance. I was surprised to see The Minus 5 on the bill.
A: From looking at the concert program, they seem to book mostly tribute bands and we do mostly originals, but we're a class act and hopefully people enjoy it. We'll try to keep my obscene stage patter to a minimum (laughs).
Q: For the most part, the latest CD is more accessible than previous efforts. Was that a conscious decision?
Posted on 02 Sep 2007
A very long and interesting interview is up at Namedropper Media
. Scott talks about Ian Hunter, Led Zeppelin, his first album he bought, future recording and tour plans with his various band and a whole lot more.
Posted on 07 Aug 2007
Young Fresh Fellows at Seafair,August 4
All picture and setlist scan by Geoff Vickers
The Fellows played an early set at the Seafair festival in Seatlle yesterday , while the hydroplane boats were racing on Lake Washington, the small crowed enjoy a pretty great set of old and brand new songs.
Posted on 05 Aug 2007
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The Minus 5
Young Fresh Fellows
October 29& 30 - Fantastic Dracula Carnival, KU Disco, Benidorm, Spain
The Baseball Project
Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Peter Buck and Linda Pitmon
Pogues tribute band feat. Scott McCaughey
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
Feat. Bill Rieflin and Peter Buck
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
The Tripwires - Get Young
Tuatara - Underworld