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]
Yo La Tengo are set to release a new EP this month, followed by a new album this January. [read more]
Today's Mix/Cover/Live + MP3 Roundup includes John Jehn, Hot Chip, Animal Collective & Teenage Fanclub. MP3: John Jehn - Vampire (Silent Sounds Sylco Remix) http://www.myspace.com/johnjehn MP3: Hot Chip - Transmission (Joy Division) http://www.myspace.com/hotchip MP3: Animal Collective - In The Flowers (Live) http://www.myspace.com/animalcollective MP3: Teenage Fanclub - Baby Lee http://www.teenagefanclub.com/ [read more]
This week's 405 Debate is another cover classic! R.E.M take on Sufjan Stevens to see who's version of 'The One I Love' is the greatest! R.E.M (Original Version) Click here to download the song! Sufjan Stevens (Cover) Click here to download the song! Let the debate begin! [read more]