2018/09/24

2018-09-24 - Arthur Buck - 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis



On Stage :

Joseph Arthur (vocals & guitar)
Peter Buck (guitar)
Scott McCaughey (bass)
Linda Pitmon (drums)
Gregg Foreman (keyboards)

Kraig Jarret Johnson opened the show.


Setlist :

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Recording :

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Review :

from Startribune, by Chris Riemenschneider :


If Monday night’s sold-out gig by the newly christened duo Arthur Buck in the 7th Street Entry simply had been a solo show by singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur, that would’ve been just dandy in its own right. The Ohio-reared rocker — a regular at the 400 Bar, Entry and on local radio 16-19 years ago — reiterated his talent and pulled out a strong batch of songs off the new, eponymous record.

But there were numerous other factors that made the show far more noteworthy, including:

1) It was the first formal 7th Street Entry gig by Arthur Buck’s other namesake member, Peter Buck, since his kinda-famous earlier band, R.E.M., was supposed to play there on Thanksgiving Day 1981. As is now a well-known part of First Ave lore, the gangly and under-winterized kids from Athens, Ga., unexpectedly got bumped up to the main room that afternoon because the band that was supposed to play that night got lost somewhere in a snowstorm; they still didn't draw enough people to even fill the Entry, though. A frequent Minneapolis visitor in the ensuing years, Buck at least informally joined other bands on the Entry stage in the interim, including Run Westy Run, whose Kraig Jarret Johnson opened Monday’s show.

2) Offering highlights from his own excellent new eponymous LP, Johnson’s set had its own bit of six-degrees-of-Peter-Buck. The local journeyman was joined -- without rehearsal, but no big whoop – by his Run Westy Run bandmate Terry Fisher on guitar along with drummer Peter Anderson. While Buck co-produced the Westies’ “Green Cat Island” album, Johnson and Fisher offered up a nice little tribute montage to their other well-known producer, Grant Hart, just a little over a year after his death. They offered up Hart’s “All of My Senses” and then finished with a spirited singalong version of the Westies’ Hart-produced classic “Heaven’s Not That Far Away.”

3) Monday’s gig also marked the welcome return of Arthur Buck’s bassist Scott McCaughey – not just his return to the Entry, where his early band the Young Fresh Fellows played numerous times in the ‘80s, but also his return to the road in general. The former R.E.M. touring member (who's been to town many times in recent years with the Minus 5 and Baseball Project) was sidelined by a stroke last November while he and Buck were touring with Alejandro Escovedo. McCaughey looked and sounded in great shape and seemed to be having the most fun of anyone in the room; which is really saying something. And his San Francisco Giants cap was a lot more tolerable than hearing his frequent counterpart Mike Mills whine once again about the Braves losing the ’91 series to the Twins.

4) And there was no forgetting Linda Pitmon, who’s played the Entry more than anyone else in the Arthur Buck lineup. Even behind the star power out front, the ex-Minneapolitan and former Zuzu’s Petals drummer -- who's also played in the Baseball Project in recent years with McCaughey and her husband Steve Wynn -- made a big impression anchoring the new group and maintaining its impressive tightness.

All told, though, the night was mostly all about Arthur. The 46-year-old frontman showed off his meaningful writing prowess in the politically tinged gems “Wide Awake in November” and “Are You Electrified?” He also delivered big on hooks, especially in the blistering “American Century,” a candidate for best or at least most fitting song of 2018. Arthur deftly handled lead-guitar duties more often than Buck, too, who instead added some eerie atmospheric bits to several songs using an EBow (magnetic bowing thingie), including the moodier album highlight “Can’t Make It Without You.”

After a full set of originals -- including several songs newer than the record -- Arthur & Co. played a sly, slow-grooving cover of Suicide’s “Dream Baby Dream” near the end and then came back and delivered a full-impact/high-drama version of Lou Reed’s “Coney Island Baby” in the encore. Even the cover songs were cool as hell at this one.



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2018/09/23

2018-09-23 - Arthur Buck - Lincoln Hall, Chicago


by John Booth

On Stage :

Joseph Arthur (vocals & guitar)
Peter Buck (guitar)
Scott McCaughey (bass)
Linda Pitmon (drums)
Gregg Foreman (keyboards)


Setlist :

I Am The Moment
The Wanderer
Wide Awake In November
Forever Falling
Are You Electrified?
Before Your Love Is Gone
Where Did You Go?
Don’t Try To Understand
If You Wake Up In Time
Forever Waiting
Can’t Make It Without You
American Century
Fall In Love With Me
In The Sun
Coney Island Baby
Love At First Sight


Thank you Denise for the setlist.


Recording :

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2018/09/21

2018-09-21 - Arthur Buck - Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington



On Stage :

Joseph Arthur (vocals & guitar)
Peter Buck (guitar)
Scott McCaughey (bass)
Linda Pitmon (drums)
Gregg Foreman (keyboards)


Setlist :

I Am The Moment
The Wanderer
Wide Awake In November
Are You Electrified?
Before Your Love Is Gone
Where Did You Go?
Don’t Try To Understand
If You Wake Up In Time
Forever Falling
Forever Waiting
Can’t Make It Without You
American Century
Fall In Love With Me
In The Sun
Coney Island Baby
Love At First Sight


Recording :

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Great set of pictures by Chris Sikich at Impose Magazine.







2018/09/20

2018-09-20 - Arthur Buck - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn

photos by Ehud Lazin

On Stage :

Joseph Arthur (vocals & guitar)
Peter Buck (guitar)
Scott McCaughey (bass)
Linda Pitmon (drums)
Gregg Foreman (keyboards)


Setlist :

I Am The Moment
The Wanderer
Wide Awake In November
Are You Electrified?
Forever Falling
Where Did You Go?
Don’t Try To Understand
If You Wake Up In Time
Before Your Love Is Gone
Can’t Make It Without You
Forever Waiting
American Century
Fall In Love With Me
In The Sun
Coney Island Baby
Dream Baby Dream
Love At First Sight



Thank You Chris (for setlist, photos & review at REM Timeline)


Recording :

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Bob R posted on his YouTube channel the complete concert. Thank You !!
























2018/09/19

2018-09-19 - Arthur Buck - Brighton Music Hall, Boston

photo by Chris


On Stage :

Joseph Arthur (vocals & guitar)
Peter Buck (guitar)
Scott McCaughey (bass)
Linda Pitmon (drums)
Gregg Foreman (keyboards)


Setlist :

I Am The Moment
The Wanderer
Wide Awake In November
Are You Electrified?
Before Your Love Is Gone
Where Did You Go?
Don’t Try To Understand
If You Wake Up In Time
Forever Falling
Forever Waiting
Can’t Make It Without You
American Century
Fall In Love With Me
In The Sun
Dream Baby Dream
Love At First Sight
Coney Island Baby


Thank You Chris (for setlist, photos & review at REM Timeline)


Recording :

The show was recorded by Bill H. Thank you to share it with us.

The concert is available on Dime (with registration). MP3 by mail request.


photo by jefka


 

2018/09/18

2018-09-18 - Arthur Buck - World Café Live, Philadelphia

photo by Chris

On Stage :

Joseph Arthur (vocals & guitar)
Peter Buck (vocals & guitar)
Scott McCaughey (bass)
Linda Pitmon (drums)
Gregg Foreman (keyboards)


Setlist :

I Am The Moment
The Wanderer
Wide Awake In November
Are You Electrified?
Forever Falling
Where Did You Go?
Don't Try To Understand
If You Wake Up In Time
Before Your Love Is Gone
Forever Waiting
Can't Make It Without You
American Century
Fall In Love With Me
In The Sun
Coney Island Baby
Love At First Sight


setlist by Chris
Thank you Chris for the setlist


Recording :

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A great set of pictures by Matt Condon are available on Flickr.



2018-09-18 - Arthur Buck - WXPN World Café Session, World Café Live, Philadelphia



On Stage :

Joseph Arthur (vocals & guitar)
Peter Buck (vocals & guitar)
Scott McCaughey (bass)
Linda Pitmon (drums)
Gregg Foreman (keyboards)

Session broadcasted on 2018-11-28


Setlist :

The Wanderer
Are You Electrified?
I Am The Moment


Recording :

2018/09/16

2018-09-16 - Arthur Buck - The Basement East, Nashville




On Stage :

Joseph Arthur (vocals & guitar)
Peter Buck (vocals & guitar)
Scott McCaughey (bass)
Linda Pitmon (drums)
Gregg Foreman (keyboards)

Matthew Ryan opened the show.


Setlist :

I Am The Moment
The Wanderer
Are You Electrified?
Forever Falling
Wide Awake In November
Don't Try To Understand
Forever Waiting
Can't Make It Without You
If You Wake Up In Time
Where Did You Go?
Before Your Love Is Gone
Summertime
American Century
Fall In Love With Me
In The Sun
Coney Island Baby
Love At First Sight


Thank you Chris for the setlist.

Setlist pic by Chris


Recording :

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Poster :









Great set of photos by Chris at the REM Timeline




photos by yhsparks









2018/09/15

2018-09-15 - Arthur Buck - Music Midtown Festival, Piedmont Park, Atlanta




On Stage :

Joseph Arthur (vocals & guitar)
Peter Buck (guitar)
Scott McCaughey (bass)
Linda Pitmon (drums)
Gregg Foreman (keyboards)


Setlist :

I Am The Moment
The Wanderer
Are You Electrified?
Forever Falling
Wide Awake In November
Forever Waiting
Can't Make It Without You
If You Wake Up In Time
Before Your Love Is Gone
American Century
Fall In Love With Me


Thank You Chris (for setlist, photos & review at REM Timeline)


Recording :

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Poster :





photos by Chris Hartstonge








2018/09/13

INTERVIEW : 2018-09-13 The teaming up of Joseph Arthur and Peter Buck was no one’s best-laid plan (by Terence Cawley)



Last fall, Joseph Arthur went to Todos Santos, Mexico, to retrieve a guitar. He had left it there after playing at former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck’s Todos Santos Music Festival, and while in town he and Buck met up to work on some songs. In a burst of creativity, the duo ended up writing and recording a whole album, which they gave the same name as their new project: Arthur Buck. “Arthur Buck” is the natural culmination of a long-running mutual admiration society between Arthur and the members of R.E.M. The veteran singer-songwriter, whose well-crafted tunes have made him an under-the-radar favorite among critics and fellow musicians for the past two decades, opened a string of European dates for R.E.M. in 2005. The next year, Michael Stipe recorded a cover of Arthur’s song “In the Sun” with Chris Martin for a Hurricane Katrina benefit EP. The first Arthur Buck tour brings the duo to the Brighton Music Hall on Wednesday, but before that Arthur talked with the Globe about meeting Buck, making the album, and what the future holds.


Q. How did you and Peter Buck first connect?

A. [In 1999] I put out an EP called “Vacancy,” and I played this residency in Seattle at the Baltic Room, which is like a tiny wine bar. [Buck] came out a couple different times, and I was just getting started, so it was kind of mind-blowing. I’ve known him for years since then: casually, then opening for R.E.M. when they did [their 2004 album] “Around the Sun,” and then Todos Santos Music Festival, [I’ve] been doing that for like five years. One year, I even stayed longer with the idea that we’d maybe try to write some songs together and we never got around to it. This time wasn’t planned at all, and we just ended up doing it.


Q. You wrote the Arthur Buck album very quickly. Why do you think you two clicked so well?

A. We just found a groove that really worked. He had really great arrangements and progressions, and I would write topline stuff over it; it was kind of effortless. It took over a month to write and record the whole album, so I wouldn’t say [it was] super quick. It wasn’t labored over too hardcore, but it was labored over enough.


Q. You’ve talked about how this album came in the aftermath of overcoming some pretty serious personal issues. Is the more optimistic outlook of the album a direct outgrowth of that?

A. Yeah, because something trauma taught me was [that] when you face traumatic events in your life, you have to dig very deeply to survive, so things like depression and self-pity you can’t afford anymore. Like for me, I got into athletics just as a survival mechanism, but then it rejuvenated my spirit in terms of my music. Once it came time to write the words down, I would drift into writing about pain, and then I thought, “That’s not really where you’re at. Why don’t you write lyrics that are reflective of what is actually going on?” So, it was sort of an epiphany in a way. As opposed to feeling like it’s cheesy to make something positive or uplifting, it feels to me like the opposite of cheesy. It feels inspiring.


Q. Did having a collaborator make processing those issues easier?

A. One hundred percent, yeah. Working with Peter on this stuff has given me a new joie de vivre.


Q. What were you listening to while making the record?

A. I was listening to a lot of Gang Starr, funnily enough, because I was distance running and boxing a lot. That’s why the beats have that kind of vibe to them. [Buck] was coming up with more of an indie rock or rock ’n’ roll-feeling thing, and then I would put more beats on it because I was like, “Let’s bring it to this sort of hip-hop, dancey vibe.” Once the album was done, a couple different people said, “I played it in my spin class,” and I was like, “That’s awesome!” It’s really cool that it isn’t obviously a certain style of music, but it hearkens to certain things. I feel like it kind of has a relationship to the Stone Roses or Primal Scream, rock ’n’ roll that has electronic, dancey elements to it.


Q. Do you think you and Buck will keep working together after this tour?

A. We’ve got almost a whole album written already, and it’s good; we weren’t just lucky [laughs]. So, I think so. He’s got a couple other bands, [like] Filthy Friends with [Sleater-Kinney’s] Corin Tucker, so I’m sure they’re going to tour and put out a record, and I’ll put out a solo record, but I can’t imagine we won’t do another record.





2018-09-13 - Arthur Buck - 40 Watt Club, Athens

photo by annietete


On Stage :

Joseph Arthur (vocals & guitar)
Peter Buck (guitar)
Scott McCaughey (bass)
Linda Pitmon (drums)
Gregg Foreman (keyboards)


Setlist :

i am the moment
the wanderer
are you electrified?
forever falling
wide awake in november
don't try to understand it
forever waiting
can't make it without you
if you wake up in time
where did you go?
before your love is gone
summertime
american century
fall in love with me
in the sun
coney island baby
dream baby dream


Recording :

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setlist by kate fallison


2018/09/12

INTERVIEW : 2018-09-12 Arthur Buck Is Peter Buck's Most Inspired Collab Yet (by Tim Kelly)



Barely two songs into former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck’s latest collaboration—this time with acclaimed musician and artist Joseph Arthur—one senses that this is the sound of two guys having a blast. The music is upbeat, positive, like the pair spent a morning soaking in the Pacific Coast sun and picked up their guitars after lunch just to see what kind of noise they would make. Turns out that’s exactly what happened.

Arthur and Buck’s relationship dates back decades, so one might assume this project was years in the making, but it actually sprang from a chance meeting and a forgotten guitar. Arthur was not looking for a new project, but rather a dobro he left behind after playing the Todos Santos Music Festival in Mexico, a concert Buck co-organized for years. Upon arriving back in the country, he met up with Buck, and they soon spent the days swimming and the evenings doing what they’ve done for years: writing music.

The songs came out quickly. “Once we started collaborating, there was this loose rock and roll energy that [Peter] had that was very good for me,” says Arthur. “It just really worked. It was fun.”

The pair cranked out eight songs over four days, but instead of shelving them for a future date, they went out and played a show in the town square. “It had this vibe of a new, young band,” says Arthur. “I only played guitar on one song. I just sang, and it was fun. It was like, ‘Holy shit! I’m in a rock band all of sudden.’ It was fun as hell. It makes you feel young again.”

Despite the attendance for the unannounced show by the then-unnamed band measuring in the tens, as opposed to tens of thousands, Buck’s response was surprising, says Arthur.

“I was a little nervous, but then Peter comes up to me and says, ‘Man, I hate doing shit like this—it drives me crazy. I’m really nervous.’ And that was incredible to me. We were about to play to 15 people during the day, and this guy played on every major stage in the universe and in front of millions of people.”

After that trial by fire in the Todos Santos town square, the pair seized on another opportunity, this time in Los Angeles, where Arthur invited Buck to play together after one of Arthur’s art shows.

“I went to get Thai food, and when I came back, [Peter] was already in the gallery, playing my guitar. He goes, ‘Here, I got this riff,’ and it was like out of a movie, because [then] we were writing a song. I said ‘I am the moment,’ and he said ‘waiting for you,’ and that one we played that night—it was that quick.”

The song became “I Am the Moment,” the lead track on Arthur Buck’s self-titled album, which is full of jangly acoustic and electric flourishes and great vocal hooks. For fans of Buck’s former band, the album offers some of the catchiest and most instantly accessible tracks he’s produced since R.E.M. called it a day.

There is one word Buck and Arthur bring up repeatedly when asked about writing these songs: “fun.” It’s perhaps surprising: Here are two musicians who are, willingly or not, identified with Gen X and the detached ’90s making a statement that it’s OK to be positive, to have fun—that music can be helpful.

Recalling those years, Arthur says, “We were supposed to not give a fuck, [to] not try,” but this album comes from what he calls a “positive zone that sprung up in the process. I feel like we are both looking after ourselves… taking good care of ourselves over the past couple of years, [and] that came through in the music.” 

Arthur credits Buck’s demeanor, work ethic and mere presence as helping to catalyze that positive spin on his lyrics. “I started writing sad lyrics, and I thought, ‘Why are you doing that, man? That’s not really what’s up… There’s something about being in that guy’s company—that guy rubs off on you. He’s guru-ish, in a way, without trying at all. He’d probably punch me in the face if he heard me saying that.”

As they set out on the road in what Arthur calls a “post-music” world, the duo is unapologetic about having a good time. “You forget about the fun part of it sometimes, [but] it's supposed to be fun,” says Arthur. “If it's not, that’s dangerous, because it usually sucks—people can hear that.”

If you’ve been missing Athens’ most famous musical export, or if you’re a thirty- or fortysomething who’s grown beyond your “the world sucks, so why try” phase, Arthur Buck may be the therapeutic rock-and-roll cure you didn’t know you needed. And the group will be ready to rock the 40 Watt. By the time they hit Athens, they’ll be five shows into the current tour, and “by that time, we’ll have road legs,” Arthur says.






2018-09-12 - Arthur Buck - 88 Five Live, 88.5 FM Radio, Northridge



On Stage :

Joseph Arthur (vocals & guitar)
Peter Buck (vocals & guitar)
Scott McCaughey (bass)
Linda Pitmon (drums)
Gregg Foreman (keyboards)

Radio session hosted by Nic Harcourt


Setlist :

i am the moment
the wanderer
are you electrified?


Recording :

Thank you Denise for this captation.

2018-09-12 885FM FLAC











2018/09/11

2018-09-11 - Arthur Buck - Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles



On Stage :

Joseph Arthur (vocals & guitar)
Peter Buck (guitar)
Scott McCaughey (bass)
Linda Pitmon (drums)
Gregg Foreman (keyboards)

Line&Circle opened the show.


Setlist :

I Am The Moment
The Wanderer
Are You Electrified?
Forever Falling
Wide Awake In November
Don't Try To Understand It
Forever Waiting
Can't Make It Without You
If You Wake Up In Time
Where Did You Go?
Before Your Love Is Gone
Summertime
American Century
Fall In Love With Me
In The Sun
Coney Island Baby
Dream Baby Dream


Recording :

The show was kindly recorded by Steve Hanna.

FLAC files are available here.







2018/09/10

2018-09-10 - Arthur Buck - The Independent, San Francisco


On Stage :

Joseph Arthur (vocals & guitar)
Peter Buck (vocals & guitar)
Scott McCaughey (bass)
Linda Pitmon (drums)
Gregg Foreman (keyboards)

Line&Circle opened the show.


Setlist :

No Information.


Recording :

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Poster :










2018/09/08

2018-09-08 - Arthur Buck - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland




On Stage :

Joseph Arthur (vocals & guitar)
Peter Buck (vocals & guitar)
Scott McCaughey (bass)
Linda Pitmon (drums)
Gregg Foreman (keyboards)

Line&Circle opened the show.


Setlist :

Are You Electrified?
The Wanderer
Wide Awake In November
Forever Falling
Can't Make It Without You
Where Did You Go?
If You Wake Up In Time
Forever Waiting
Don't Try to Understand It
Summertime
American Century
Before Your Love Is Gone
Fall in Love with Me
I Am The Moment
In the Sun
Coney Island Baby
Dream Baby Dream


Recording :

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Poster :







Portland Setlist

photo by Deborah Ann 

photo by Deborah Ann

photo by Deborah Ann