April 22, 2017 | 2:05 PM

Hello, Texas!  Looking forward to another (albeit truncated) jaunt with Alejandro Escovedo and the Burn Something Beautiful Band as we've dubbed our ourselves.  Next week we hit Dallas, Houston, and

March 14, 2017 | 12:39 PM

Yep Roc is auctioning a few nifty autographed test pressings for charity - including a copy of the Dungeon Of Horror box set, signed by Scott and Peter. Check it out the items, and learn all about t

February 21, 2017 | 7:23 PM

Super-psyched to have the Minus 5 take part in another three-album celebration of that noted Man of Mystery, the one and only NEIL YOUNG.  As usual the other acts will be LEWI LONGMIRE & THE LEFT

January 31, 2017 | 4:39 PM

January 2017 ran us all through the wringer, and I was fortunate to spend it out on the road with a van-full of great friends and musical compatriots.  Alejandro Escovedo took the BURN SOMETHING BE

BATTLE HYMNS PRESS RELEASE - Inauguration Day 2017
January 20, 2017 | 9:11 AM

Battle Hymns is a compilation album created in direct response to the current political situation in the U.S.A - it is a protest record! It will be released digitally on inauguration day in opposition

December 25, 2016 | 6:21 AM

The Minus 5 on tour!  Yes, really.  Cleverly disguised as the mighty Burn Something Beautiful band - you may have just seen us on Austin City Limits -- we will open each show of Alejandro Escovedo'

Friday, Oct. 7, Secret Society, Portland
October 5, 2016 | 2:18 PM

We love THE MINDERS because they are great and right now there is a new album to cerebrate!  The Minus 5 will play some new selections from their recently refurbished and relinquished OF MONKEES AND

Young Kim The Mod!
August 29, 2016 | 10:47 AM

Ladies and Gentlebirds --   It's with the utmost love and respect that I direct you to Kickstarter, in order that you may see and hear a little bit about the Flywheels.  My long-time friends Kim a

Micky and Peter signing Minus 5 albums!
August 29, 2016 | 10:33 AM

... and the pundits are calling Of Monkees And Men a certified smasheroo.  Blurt (thanks, Fred!), England's Uncut, Rolling Stone Australia, Popmatters, the esteemed (by me, now) Michael Doherty's

July 22, 2016 | 4:49 PM

Hey Portland!   This big bad book reading just got even better, with the news that Peter Jesperson (the "5th Replacement"; the "Man Without Whom"; etc.) will be joining author Bob Mehr and me as we

Baseball Project To Score Big In Midwest
July 13, 2016 | 4:10 PM

The BBP (Scott, Linda, Steve, and Mike) take on the midwest, in midseason form.  Apparently the Hamm's bear is involved.

Of Monkees And Men Update
June 9, 2016 | 12:42 PM

Yep Roc Records is pleased to announce the release of The Minus 5's Of Monkees And Men on LP and CD August 19.  The album is available for pre-order now, which includes free shipping.  What can I

M. Ward Summer Tours
June 9, 2016 | 12:17 PM

I'm feeling very fortunate to be playing bass in the swingin' M. Ward combo this year.  Hope you've had the chance to check out his latest More Rain -- I was fortunate enough to play on some tracks

April 18, 2016 | 9:14 PM

April is burning away like the clouds in the climate-controlled Portland sky.  It's been a bang-up job so far.   Just finished two weeks at Type Foundry Studio with our good pal Adam Selzer (you

March 14, 2016 | 1:08 AM

How'd it get to be Now, already?  I haven't even digested half of Then, and I'm not talking about The Walking Dead flashbacks.  So much has already gone down in 2016 and not a word has been printed.

A Pint Of Plain For Jimmy & Eric
December 23, 2015 | 3:02 PM

Well, it's that time of year again, dear listeners.  No, I'm not talking about breaking out Phil Spector's Christmas Album (though that's never a bad idea - even in July).  I'm talking about 6 p.m.

Last Time I Saw P. F. Sloan
November 16, 2015 | 10:29 PM

Very sad and surprised last night to hear of the passing of Philip "Flip" Sloan, songwriter/guitarist/singer extraordinaire.  I'd just been speaking of him a few nights ago in Norway, when Mike Mills

September 24, 2015 | 2:38 PM

New Orleans always beckons, and often the price of submission is great.  And worth it.  Our shows at One Eyed Jacks and Euclid Records, before crowds of the most discerning listeners (operators of t

Down With Wilco
September 10, 2015 | 6:12 PM

Yes, it started 14 years ago.  We got together at Soma Studios to try to make something eerie and beautiful, and have some fun while doing it.  September 10 was awesome!  The next day things went a

Spain Capers in Blurt!
August 2, 2015 | 6:26 PM

Fred Mills, world-renowned scribe and connoisseur of all worthy musical endeavors, got his hands on a copy of the limited Spanish tour CD and even somehow saw fit to write about it.  Right HERE.  Ve