Watch Members Of R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney, & More Play Benefit For Scott McCaughey

Scott McCaughey, the frontman of the Minus 5 and longtime touring member of R.E.M., recently suffered a stroke while on tour with Alejandro Escovedo. And last night, an all-star lineup of musicians including Escovedo, R.E.M.’s Mike Mills and Peter Buck, Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss, the Shins’ James Mercer, the Decemberists’ Chris Funk, M. Ward, Patterson Hood, Justin Townes Earle, Mike Coykendall, Kurt Bloch, Jerry Joseph, Fernando, and Count Kellam gathered at Portland’s Star Theater to perform at Help The Hoople, the first of two benefit shows this weekend to raise money for McCaughey’s medical bills. Watch some fan-shot footage from the evening below.

The one I love #helpthehoople

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Superman literally had me grinning like an idiot. #helpthehoople

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Behold the return of Scott McCaughey with Furious Friends this very night!

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This not-great video is still worth posting #rockville #helpthehoople #rem

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ALl tge young dudes! #alejandroesvovedo #peterbuck #mikenells #scottmacaughey

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#alejandroescovedo #helpthehoople

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@helpthehoople all star entertainment!

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Jerry Joseph! #threebadjacks #thedecemberists #helpthehoople

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<3

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Fernando! #helpthehoople

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An amazing night of music

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UPDATE: Last night, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Corin Tucker, Janet Weiss, Kurt Bloch, Casey Neill, Dharma Bums, James Mercer, and the Decemberists convened at Portland’s Wonder Ballroom for the second night of the benefit. Watch some footage from the show below.