The Baseball Project at the Abbey Pub

The Baseball Project played last Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Abbey Pub. This is an indie-rock supergroup of sorts, comprising Scott McCaughey of the Young Fresh Fellows and the Minus 5, Peter Buck and Mike Mills of R.E.M., Steve Wynn of the Dream Syndicate and Linda Pitmon, who also plays in Wynn’s band, the Miracle 3. All of their songs are about baseball. Many of them are quite catchy, with an 1980s jangle-rock style. Buck did not appear in the show at the Abbey Pub, but it was a fun show, ending with Mills singing the R.E.M. classic “(Don’t Go Back to) Rockville,” some of which I captured on video:

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SXSW Day 3 Photos: Day Parties Etc.

My photos from the first half of Day 3 at South By Southwest 2014, including: Gary Numan, the  “Warehouse: Songs and Stories” songwriting panel (with Bob Mould, Steve Wynn, Britt Daniel, Matthew Caws and Jeremy Messersmith), Rebel Cats, Air Traffic Controller, Elizabeth & the Catapult, Tereu Tereu and the Blind Shake.

Click here for an index of all my photos at SXSW 2014. And here’s my recap of the festival.

Gary Numan, interviewed at the Austin Convention Center
Gary Numan, interviewed at the Austin Convention Center

Bob Mould at the “Warehouse: Songs and Stories” songwriting panel
Bob Mould at the “Warehouse: Songs and Stories” songwriting panel

Britt Daniel at the “Warehouse: Songs and Stories” songwriting panel
Britt Daniel at the “Warehouse: Songs and Stories” songwriting panel

Jeremy Messersmith at the “Warehouse: Songs and Stories” songwriting panel
Jeremy Messersmith at the “Warehouse: Songs and Stories” songwriting panel

Matthew Caws and Steve Wynn at the “Warehouse: Songs and Stories” songwriting panel
Matthew Caws and Steve Wynn at the “Warehouse: Songs and Stories” songwriting panel

Rebel Cats (Mexico City) at the International Day Stage
Rebel Cats (Mexico City) at the International Day Stage
Rebel Cats at the International Day Stage
Rebel Cats at the International Day Stage
Rebel Cats at the International Day Stage
Rebel Cats at the International Day Stage

Air Traffic Controller (Boston) at Berklee’s Party
Air Traffic Controller (Boston) at Berklee’s Party
Air Traffic Controller at Berklee’s Party
Air Traffic Controller at Berklee’s Party

Elizabeth & the Catapult (Brooklyn) at Berklee’s Party
Elizabeth & the Catapult (Brooklyn) at Berklee’s Party
Elizabeth & the Catapult at Berklee’s Party
Elizabeth & the Catapult at Berklee’s Party

Tereu Tereu (Washington) at the DC vs. the World Party at New Movement Theater
Tereu Tereu (Washington) at the DC vs. the World Party at New Movement Theater
Tereu Tereu
Tereu Tereu
Tereu Tereu
Tereu Tereu
Tereu Tereu
Tereu Tereu
Tereu Tereu
Tereu Tereu

The Blind Shake (Minneapolis) at the DC vs. the World Party at New Movement Theater
The Blind Shake (Minneapolis) at the DC vs. the World Party at New Movement Theater
The Blind Shake
The Blind Shake
The Blind Shake
The Blind Shake
The Blind Shake
The Blind Shake
The Blind Shake
The Blind Shake

Click here for an index of all my photos at SXSW 2014. And here’s my recap of the festival.