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R.E.M.

R.E.M. marked the point when post-punk turned into alternative rock. When their first single, "Radio Free Europe," was released in 1981, it sparked a back-to-the-garage movement in the American underground. While there were a number of hardcore and punk bands in the U.S. during the early '80s, R.E.M. brought guitar pop back into the underground lexicon. Combining ringing guitar hooks with mumbled, cryptic lyrics and a D.I.Y. aesthetic borrowed from post-punk, the band simultaneously sounded traditional… Show more

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Jun 04, 2008 - pobrien
Shiny Happy People love REM

Great opportunity to catch one of the greatest bands in history live. Awesome opportunity to get tickets to a show with Modest Mouse.

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