R.E.M. stars wow Oxford crowd

By | January 9, 2007 at 12:18 PM

REM frontman Michael Stipe was joined by bassist Mike Mills over the weekend for a surprise appearance at live music venue the Zodiac.

Both rock stars took to the intimate stage Sunday night (Jan 7) to perform a two-track encore following a set by the Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3. In front of an ecstatic crowd, Stipe and Mills played “Electrolite” and a brand new, unreleased track.

Earlier in the night, a sell-out crowd had seen REM guitarist Peter Buck and Minus 5 members Scott McCaughey & Bill Rieflin playing in Robin Hichcock’s alternative pop outfit.

Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 play Carling Academy 2 Birmingham tonight, Tuesday 9th January and Carling Academy Islington on Thursday 11th January.

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