Those that turned out last night at the 40 Watt Club to see Kevin Kinney and The Roamin Countrymen & Peter Buck, got more than their five bucks worth. Bill Berry and Mike Mills joined Peter on stage at the historic Athens, Georgia live music venue. The almost R.E.M. reunion was missing frontman Michael Stipe, who (allegedly) was in the audience. The three-piece played “Don’t Go Back To Rockville” (watch below), from their 1984 release Reckoning. This is the second time since June that we’ve had a near R.E.M. reunion. Bill, Mike, and Peter also played together at Peter’s wedding reception. Apparently, the four hometown heroes were seen on the streets of Athens the day before, so the aRe wE theM appearance came as no surprise.
Watch “Don’t Go Back To Rockville” 11/14/13 here:
Enjoy the classic video for “Orange Crush” here: