Summer Tour 2007
It's been awhile since the Minus 5 put a show together, but all you Northwesters are in luck, The Minus 5 comes out of hibernation for a couple of shows.
First up is the show at McMenamin's Edgefield in Troutdale,OR on the 22nd of August. where they are playing after Wilco, so who knows what will happen during those two sets. At the end of the month the band goes over to California for a double header. First on August 31 the play the Lake Arrowhead Village in Lake Arrowhead. Lake Arrowhead Village is located in Southern California, less than a two hour drive east of downtown Los Angeles, in the San Bernardino mountains. The best part of the show is that it is a FREE show and it starts at 5:30 p.m. sharp. A perfect opportunity to bring out the entire family. The day after they play Spaceland in LA. A familiar place where many Minus 5 and RH&The V3 gigs took place.
A week after the band meets again in Portland at Dante's for the Northwest Music Fest on September 8, with The Blakes, Loch Lomond, Patterson Hood of The Drive By Truckers and Richmond Fontaine on the same bill.
Posted on 05 Aug 2007
Scott and Kurt praise "You Am I"
Aussie rockers "You Am I" get praised in the latest issue of "The Stranger
" by a who's who of Seattle musicians—members of Soundgarden, the Presidents of the United States of America, Mudhoney, the Makers, The Young Fresh Fellows and the Posies, among others.
Here is What Scott and Kurt had to say:Scott McCaughey—the Young Fresh Fellows, the Minus 5, R.E.M.
I think Kim Thayil of Soundgarden first told me about You Am I. First time I saw them was at CBGB—the Fellows might have been on the show or I might have just gone to see them on a night off, I can't remember. I was blown away by the songs and the energy. I figured they were destined to near-immediate hugeness. I guess it never quite materialized over here and it's hard to fathom. The latest album [2006's Convicts] shows how much they still have to offer—killer songs with the early Replacements often coming to mind and still slipping in that masterful Ray Davies melodic flair. What's not to love?Kurt Bloch—Fastbacks, the Young Fresh Fellows, Sgt. Major
They were playing on a Sunday night, I think, at the Off Ramp... I suppose no one had even heard of them around here at that point, 1994, but if they were friends of Soundgarden and from Australia (home of good times and all things rock), they'd be worth a try. And they were! I recall Live at Leeds–era Pete Towns-hend fronting AC/DC's rhythm section, with total kill songs to boot.
You can read the original story as posted in The Stranger here
. For more info on You am I go to their site
Posted on 21 Jul 2007
Tuatara - East of the Sun review
The implied purpose of most supergroups is that the resulting new band consolidates everything you like about each member's respective band into a musical juggernaut that everyone can like. Very rarely does that work as advertised, however, which is probably why Tuatara works where so many like groups have floundered. The members of Tuatara—who include R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, Minus Five frontman and Young Fresh Fellow Scott McCaughey, and Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin—play against type, rock guys making spacious instrumental music intended for film soundtracks.
Posted on 11 Jul 2007
Young Fresh Fellow release new track
records finally released their kid-friendly music compilation called "Play". Young Fresh Fellows Donated the track "Picnic". You can Order a copy of the CD in the web store
of DeSoto records, or download it straight from iTunes.
Anna Oxygen: Born to Shake
Channels with Damon Locks: Always Check for Holes
Georgie James: The Grizzly Jive
Sgt. Major: Nellie the Elephant
Mudhoney: I Like to Make Noise and Break Things
Mock Orange: Holiday Dinner Song
Mirah and Tara Jane O'Neill: Green Up Time
Young Fresh Fellows: Picnic
Mary Timony: Clap Your Hands
Soccer Team: I'll Never Fear Ghosts Again
Supersuckers: Rubber Biscuit
The Cassettes: Truck on (Truck)
Ben Davis & The Jetts: Bouncin' Party
Posted on 06 May 2007
Minus 5 Cover Lynyrd Skynyrd on benefit compilation CD
Compilations CDs will forever be known as the tombstones that speckle the audio graveyard of unsold and ignored music. Most are haphazardly assembled collections that hold no central theme, like a poorly put together mix CD without the personal touch.
Released by local label Arena Rock
, Bridging the Distance (in stores April 17, with a digital version including six extra songs available online) is a complete exception to the idea that compilations are a waste of record store shelf space. Benefiting local nonprofit organization p:ear, the album is made up of some of Portland's finest bands, all of which take on the brave task of covering classic songs. The tracks are a vibrant example of the rich variety of music, and generosity, our town has to offer. In their own words, a few of the bands that took part in the compilation explain themselves.
Posted on 06 May 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