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.
Yo La Tengo are set to release a new EP this month, followed by a new album this January. [read more]
R.E.M. have announced they will release their new album, Collapse Into Now, on March 7th 2011. To celebrate their 30th anniversary and the release of their 15th album, R.E.M. are currently giving away the epic âDiscovererâ, the first song from Collapse Into Now, as a free download on their website http://remhq.com Tracklisting 1. âDiscovererâ 2. âAll the Bestâ 3. âUberlinâ 4. âOh My Heartâ 5. âIt Happened Todayâ (featuring Eddie Vedder) 6. âEv... (continued) [read more]