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Members of Big Star pay tribute to Alex Chilton at SXSW 2010

All-Stars To Perform Big Star Third Album At SXSW

by Paul Cashmere on March 1, 2012

in Live,News

The final night of the SXSW Film Festival will feature an all-star performance of the Big Star ‘Third’ album.

Big Star at SXSW

Members of Big Star pay tribute to Alex Chilton at SXSW 2010

On Thursday, March 15 at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, the band featuring Jody Stephens of Big Star on drums; Mike Mills of R.E.M. on bass; Mitch Easter of Let’s Active and Chris Stamey on guitars; Charles Cleaver on piano, guest guitarists Peter Buck of R.E.M., Tommy Stinson of the Replacements, and Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow of the Posies, as well as a wide range of guest vocalists, will perform ‘Third’, the 1978 album by Big Star.

The performance will be preceded by a word-in-progress screening of the documentary ‘Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me’.

Then on Saturday, March 17, members of Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and the Old Crow Medicine Show will join Big Easy Express director Emmett Malloy and producers Tim Lynch, Mike Luba and Bryan Ling for a Q&A and then acoustic set.

Big Star singer Alex Chilton died during SXSW two years ago, just two days before Big Star was due to play a reunion show.

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