Big Star at SXSW

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

Artists To Perform Big Star’s Third At SXSW

by VVN Music on March 14, 2012

in Live,News

Members of R.E.M., The Posies, The Replacements and more perform Big Star’s Third album on the second anniversary of Alex Chilton’s death.

Big Star at SXSW

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

The music world was shocked two years ago when it was announced that Alex Chilton had passed away just three days before Big Star was to play at SXSW.

The show did go on that night as a tribute to Chilton with bandmates Jody Stephens, Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow along with guests like Mike Mills (R.E.M.), M. Ward, Sondra Lerche, Susan Cowsill, Chuck Prophet and Evan Dando.

Another group of musicians will gather this Thursday night at Austin’s Paramount Theatre to perform the Big Star album Third.

Stamey says on the SXSW site, “There’s something about this record that connects with my generation, and apparently many generations. With this orchestrated performance we hope to breathe life into a bittersweet album that has come to mean so much to so many musicians and fans.”

The current lineup for the show includes:

Tommy Stinson (Replacements, Guns N’ Roses)
Mike Mills and Peter Buck (R.E.M.)
M. Ward
Pat Sansone (Wilco)
Peter Case
Lucero
Jody Stephens & Chris Stamey (reformed Big Star)
Dunwells
Star and Micey
Ari Picker (Lost in the Trees)
Mitch Easter
Ken Stringfellow & Jon Auer (Posies)
Brett Harris
Evan Way & the Parson Redheads
Matt McMichaels
Fan Modine
Skylar Gudasz
Tosca String Quartet

In addition, prior to the show, there will be a screening of the new documentary Nothing Can Hurt Me: The Big Star Story in a working cut.

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