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Big Star, Radio City, and the Downside of Being a Cult Favorite

5 days ago
Consequence of SoundA look at the legacy of Big Star as Radio City celebrates 45 years of cult status. more info

Frame For the Blues: The Powerful Ease of Alex Chilton

27 days ago
Aquarium DrunkardRight as he finally began to be recognized as a proto-indie rock figurehead in the late eighties and early nineties, Alex Chilton found himself drifting toward the sounds of his youth. Right as people had begun clamoring for Big Star and the acerbic ... more info

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - January 25, 2019

52 days ago
LargeHeartedBoyMono's Nowhere Now Here, Sarah Louise's Nighttime Birds And Morning Stars, and William Tyler's Goes West are the albums I can wholeheartedly recommend this week. Also available is a Big Star live performance. This week's interesting music releases: A... more info

8 New Songs Out Today

95 days ago
Brooklyn VeganListen to new songs by Alex Chilton, Martha, Julian Lynch, Insanity Alert, Sunwatchers, Tim Kinsella, Kevin Devine, and more. Continue reading… more info

Alex Chilton – “Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying” (Gerry And The Pacemakers Cover)

96 days ago
StereogumAside from his cult icon status as the leader of the Box Tops and Big Star, Alex Chilton loved singing good ole classics right out of the Great American Songbook as taught to him by his jazz trumpeter father in the 1950s. The late rocker, who passed ... more info

Big Star’s Jody Stephens & Smog’s Bill Callahan Join Yo La Tengo In New York City

102 days ago
JamBaseBig Star’s Jody Stephens and Smog’s Bill Callahan were guests at night five of this year’s annual 8 Nights Of Hanukkah With Yo La Tengo run at The Bowery Ballroom. more info

Disq – “Communication” Video

124 days ago
StereogumDisq are Isaac De Broux-Slone and Raina Bock, two extremely cool teenagers from Wisconsin who make neat, smart, Midwestern power-pop. The pair -- who count Weezer, Big Star, Todd Rundgren and the Beatles as influences -- released their first album in... more info

Zuider Zee :: Zeenith

202 days ago
Aquarium DrunkardSeriously, what was in the water down in Memphis in the ’70s, and how did all the power poppers know where to get a sip? Of course you had Big Star, lead by Alex Chilton and Chris Bell, but then you’ve got to contend with Van Duren, Prix, Terry ... more info

Book Review: Rich Tupica, “There Was a Light: The Cosmic History of Chris Bell and the Rise of Big Star”

230 days ago
PopdoseAs time passes, it gets harder to write about something you love, especially like a band – you veer between adoration, hero worship, teen obsession, musician’s arrogance and then rationality that brings you right back down to Earth, where you reg... more info

The Popdose Interview: Django Haskins

239 days ago
PopdoseSinger/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Django Haskins has been making music steadily with his band, North Carolina’s The Old Ceremony for over fourteen years; he’s been one of the key performers during the run of Big Star’s 3rd live shows sinc... more info

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