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.
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]
Former Soft Boys member Robyn Hitchcock will be releasing an album of covers in August, and you can stream its first offering now. It's a cover of The Psychedelic Furs' 'The Ghost In You'. [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]