Big Star's Third/Sister Lovers to be performed by members of REM, Yo La Tengo, Teenage Fanclub and more
Arguably one of the best albums of the 70's, Big Star's Third/Sister Lovers is set for a revival at The Barbican, London on May 28th. Joining Jody Stephens, the only surviving Big Star member, will be Sharron Van Etten, Robyn Hitchcock, Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Ira Kaplan (Yo La Tengo) and Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub) to perform the entirety of the seminal album.
On top of that there will be a second set featuring tracks recorded during Alex Chilton and Chris Bell's solo careers.
The Barbican have released a taster, which you can hear below. Tickets are on sale now.
We haven't done a playlist for a while due to all the changeover stuff, but we're now back and ready to hit you up with a new one each Sunday. The playlist is made up of tracks from the bands we've reviewed over the last seven days, as well as staff choices. Expect music from [read more]
Painful by Yo La Tengo is being reissued as a double LP/CD with a load of fun easter eggs like stickers and notes and newsletters, and is dubbed Extra Painful. It will be released during the band's 30th anniversary tour. [read more]
Today's roundup includes ATP Festival, Yo La Tengo, Fol Chen, La Route Du Rock and Gregory And The Hawk. La Route Du Rock La Route Du Rock (pictured above) is shaping up to be one of the best festivals this year as they've announced the following bands have been added to this year's bill: Deerhunter, Grizzly Bear and Gang Gang Dance. http://www.laroutedurock.com/pages/english.htm Yo La Tengo Yo La Tengo are set to release their new album, Popular Songs on the 7th o... (continued) [read more]