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  1. Cait Brennan: Transforming GlamRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 8 | The Memphis Flyer

    ... of its vintage equipment coloring the sound, including Chris Bell's Gibson 330 and the Mellotron heard on classic Big Star tracks. Another number was co-written with local songwriting luminary Van Duren, and New Orleans transplant Robert MachA ...

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  2. Record Review: Friends and Fans of Big Star Commit Their Love of Third to TapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 3 | Independent Weekly

    First released in 1978, it's a harrowing and beautiful journey through the rapidly fracturing psyche of a young Alex Chilton. Originally tracked in 1974 but left to languish for years and relegated to piecemeal reissues, Third , largely junked the riotously infectious garage pop of the first two Big Star releases in favor of diaristic, slow-moving chamber folk so lovely and painful that it can be as difficult to listen to as it is impossible to turn off.

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  3. Review: Big Star's Third Takes Over the Big Screen in DurhamRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 26 | Independent Weekly

    Thank You, Friends: Big Star's Third Live Carolina Theatre, Durham Friday, April 21, 2017 To the uninitiated, a film about a Big Star tribute concert that happened a year ago in Glendale, California, might seem a rock history footnote. And if the relatively paltry turnout at its North Carolina premiere last Friday is any indication, most of us around here are uninitiated.

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  4. 'Best of Big Star' comp out in JuneRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 23 | Brooklynvegan

    Memphis cult rock icons Big Star are getting a new best-of compilation which will be out June 16 via the Craft Recordings label. The 16-track compilation is on two 45 PRM discs in a gatefold sleeve, with lacquers cut at Ardent Studios and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Memphis Record Pressing.

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  5. Those Pretty Wrongs were named after a Shakespeare quoteRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 17 | Nottingham Evening Post

    Big Star's original drummer Jody Stephens is bringing his new band Those Pretty Wrongs - a duo with Luther Russell of the Freewheelers - to The Maze in Nottingham on May 25. Sue Atkinson had a few questions for him Born and raised in Memphis.Still here in Memphis and still working at Ardent Studios. A relationship that started in March of 1970 when Andy Hummel introduced me to Chris Bell and John Fry .

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  6. Cait Brennan: Transforming GlamRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 8 | The Memphis Flyer

    ... of its vintage equipment coloring the sound, including Chris Bell's Gibson 330 and the Mellotron heard on classic Big Star tracks. Another number was co-written with local songwriting luminary Van Duren, and New Orleans transplant Robert MachA ...

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  7. Big Star's Chris Bell to Be Honored With New Box Set, Book,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 8 | Spin

    An ambitious series of releases celebrating late Big Star co-songwriter/guitarist and solo artist Chris Bell's work are due out this year via Omnivore Recordings . A new book about Bell, There Was A Light: The Cosmic History of Big Star Founder Chris Bell, is coming this summer, along with a vinyl box set of Bell's complete recordings.

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  8. New Book & Box Set to Detail Short, Brilliant Career of Big Star's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 5 | Billboard

    The mythology and iconography around the late Alex Chilton is so strong that his Big Star co-founder Chris Bell sometimes gets short shrift. But this year Omnivore Recordings is taking some significant steps toward giving the incredibly gifted Bell his due.

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  9. PlaybackRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 3 | The Austin Chronicle

    ... next month at the legendary Ardent Studios , home to classic LPs from the Replacements , R.E.M. , and ZZ Top . Big Star drummer Jody Stephens , who became a Reputations fan after hearing Begging for More , will handle production. On Friday, two of ...

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  10. Singer/Songwriter, Max Bouratoglou Debuts Video for 'Reminisce'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 3 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... by acclaimed singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and producer Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, REM, Big Star), who produced Max's 2014 debut EP, "Mid-Teen Crisis", and 2015's seven song EP, "Average Euphonies", Max worked again with ...

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  11. a B.C. sandwich shop offers Liam Neeson free food so of course he shows upRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 2 | National Post

    The New Westminster eatery knew that Neeson was in town filming a movie so they put out a little bait - a sandwich board that said "Liam Neeson Eats Here For Free." The 64-year-old star of the Taken movies brought his "very particular set of skills" and some of his film crew to Big Star where posed for pictures with staff.

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  12. Record Review: Friends and Fans of Big Star Commit Their Love of Third to TapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 3 | Independent Weekly

    First released in 1978, it's a harrowing and beautiful journey through the rapidly fracturing psyche of a young Alex Chilton. Originally tracked in 1974 but left to languish for years and relegated to piecemeal reissues, Third , largely junked the riotously infectious garage pop of the first two Big Star releases in favor of diaristic, slow-moving chamber folk so lovely and painful that it can be as difficult to listen to as it is impossible to turn off.

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  13. Gotcha Covered: "Thirteen"Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 2 | Stereogum

    ... a musically and emotionally open song like this. There are definitely enough, though. So, to coincide with the new Big Star tribute concert recording, Thank You Friends: Big Star's THIRD Live and More , let's talk about some memorable renditions of ...

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  14. Review: Big Star's Third Takes Over the Big Screen in DurhamRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 26 | Independent Weekly

    Thank You, Friends: Big Star's Third Live Carolina Theatre, Durham Friday, April 21, 2017 To the uninitiated, a film about a Big Star tribute concert that happened a year ago in Glendale, California, might seem a rock history footnote. And if the relatively paltry turnout at its North Carolina premiere last Friday is any indication, most of us around here are uninitiated.

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  15. Thank You, Friends: Big Star's Third Live ... And MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 | LA Weekly

    Following Alex Chilton's death in 2010, Jody Stephens, Mike Mills, Mitch Easter, Chris Stamey, Ken Stringfellow, Jon Auer and others staged a tribute show in honor of the Box Tops and Big Star singer later that year in Chapel Hill, N.C. That performance lead to a tour that included a concert at the Alex Theater in Glendale in 2016, featuring Jeff Tweedy, Pat Sansone, Ira Kaplan, Robyn Hitchcock, Dan Wilson, Benmont Tench, Jessica Pratt, Brett Harris, Django Haskins, Skylar Gudasz, Carl Marsh and Kronos Quartet, who played Big Star's 1978 album, Third, as well as the band's other music.

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  16. Watch Members Of Wilco, R.E.M., Yo La Tengo & More Performing Big Star's 'Third' LiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | JamBase

    On Friday, Concord Bicycle Music will release the all-star live concert album and feature film Thank You, Friends: Big Star's Third Live And More . Several of the songs featured in the DVD have been shared in advance of the April 21 official release.

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  17. Actor Billy Bob Thornton Discusses His Passion for Making MusicRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2017 | Style Weekly

    ... changes in instrumentation - using Farfisa or [Vox] Continental organ as opposed to B3. Anytime anybody mentions Big Star around us, we're thankful. We admire them so much. When I was a kid I saw the Box Tops, and Big Star played at my high-school ...

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  18. April 14-20, 2017: This week in Memphis historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2014 | The Daily News

    ... a spiritual brothers to the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and other mentors of polished, late '60s rock." The band is Big Star. 2005: Work is stopped on construction of DeSoto West Middle School and DeSoto Elementary School in DeSoto County after the ...

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  19. Jesse Larson wins another round on - The Voice' for the glory and honor of MinnesotaRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2017 | City Pages

    ... the Battle Rounds. That sounds serious. Last night, Larson tackled "The Letter," a song first recorded by a pre-Big Star Alex Chilton back when he was a little baby 16-year-old in the Box-Tops. Larson, as you might expect, took his cue from Joe ...

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  20. Game Theory's Final Album Expanded For Deluxe Reissue [News]Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2017 | Ultimate-guitar.com

    ... photos from the band's photographer, Robert Toren, as well as essays by Easter, Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, Big Star), and Franklin Bruno (The Village Voice, Salon, The Human Hearts). Sadly, the band's drummer, Gil Ray, whose generous contribution ...

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