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]
This week was pretty good, right? We all got treated to fifteen different remixes of 'Video Games' by Lana Del Rey, the Stone Roses were probably on the front of about ten music magazines (again) and Noel Gallagher sold more albums than anyone else. Oh...wait. Something isn't right about that opening paragraph. It must be the Halloween build up. [read more]
James McNew has broken away from his hectic pre-release, pre-tour whirl to chat with me about Yo La Tengo's new album Fade. Although their home is Hoboken, New Jersey, I have always associated their music with New York City, so it felt appropriate to speak to James from a location right in the heart of it. [read more]