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.
Robyn Hitchcock has been entertaining and delighting a ever-growing audience since he first emerged with the Cambridge based band the Soft Boys in 1976. Their unusual post-punk mix of psychedelia and folk meant that their influence far outstripped their sales figures. The Soft Boys were short lived but Robyn gained further acclaim with a string of albums in the 1980s as Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians, and since then he has amassed a huge body of work through his solo albums... [read more]
We've had some pretty great reviews up on the site this week. We had the controversial William Fitzsimmons record up (here), which was only really controversial because of the comments it garnered. A new release by The Get Up Kids (here), a 9/10 for the new Jamie Lidell record and a live review of She & Him (here). Click on the image below to listen to this week's review playlist and click on the links below to read the reviews! Atari Teenage Riot - Review Link Phil... (continued) [read more]