Over the last seven years, veteran rock photographer David Belisle (whos photographed everyone from Mudhoney to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) has faithfully followed R.E.M.from video shoots to concerts and even to the toiletfor his new book, R.E.M. Hello. The book includes snapshots of Michael Stipe and company hanging out with all their rock buddies, such as Patti Smith, Neil Young, and Eddie Vedder, with captions scrawled in the band members handwriting (for instance, a photo of Thom Yorke of Radiohead and an exhausted-looking Stipe reads: Id been up for basically three days shooting the Animal video). Tonight, Stipewho also wrote the books introductionjoins Belisle at this signing.
Sun., June 15, 6 p.m., 2008