1.R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Mike Mills

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21 bands and solo artists, including Patti Smith, Calexico, and Bob Mould, celebrated the career and music of R.E.M. Wednesday night at New York's Carnegie Hall. Each musician covered a tune written by the Athens, GA, quartet. Here Michael Stipe and R.E.M. play "E-bow the Letter." To read SPIN's review of the show, click here. To see more of the night's artists, click "Next."

2.R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Mike Mills

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21 bands and solo artists, including Patti Smith, Calexico, and Bob Mould, celebrated the career and music of R.E.M. Wednesday night at New York's Carnegie Hall. Each musician covered a tune written by the Athens, GA, quartet. Here Michael Stipe and R.E.M. play "E-bow the Letter." To read SPIN's review of the show, click here. To see more of the night's artists, click "Next."

3.Kimya Dawson and Friends

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Dressed in zany costumes, the Juno theme songwriter performed "World Leader Pretend."

4.Hüsker Dü, Sugar Rocker Bob Mould

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Mould, a veteran of the '80s indie scene, strummed through a version of "Sitting Still" from R.E.M's 1983 album Murmur.

5.The Feelies

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The reunited New Jersey band covered "Carnival of Sorts (Boxcars)."

6.Apples in Stereo

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Frontman Robert Schneider sang "South Central Rain" to the Carnegie Hall crowd.

7.Hootie & the Blowfish's Darius Rucker

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Rucker, with Calexico behind him, strutted through"I Believe."

8.Vic Chesnutt with Elf Power

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Chesnutt (sitting) and Elf Power, both from R.E.M.'s hometown of Athens, performed a poignant version of "Everybody Hurts."

9.TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone

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The Brooklyn rocker (center) provided back-up vocals to songstress Jolie Holland's cover of "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville."

10.Patti Smith

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A good friend and fan of R.E.M., Smith performed "New Test Leper" before Stipe and the boys joined her onstage.

11.Calexico

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The Arizona alt-country group acted as the backing band for the entire show. Here, they took lead on "Wendell Gee."

12.Rachael Yamagata

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The New York singer-songwriter got behind the piano for R.E.M.'s 1999 single "The Great Beyond."

13.Glen Hansard

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Academy Award-winning musician Hansard (Once), known for fronting Irish band the Frames and his side-project the Swell Season, crooned "Hairshirt."

14.Rhett Miller

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The Texan alt-country rocker, known for fronting the Old 97's, twisted and shouted through "Driver 8."

15.R.E.M. and Patti Smith

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Stipe knelt before the punk priestess as she sang "E-bow the Letter."