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