Big Star’s Third Concert – “For You” (live)
Less a proper band than an event, Big Star’s Third Concert is a reimagining of the classic indie pop album by a group of artist that all share Big Star’s influence on their own sounds. Given the sad circumstances surrounding Alex Chilton’s death, days prior to a planned appearance at SXSW in 2010, this concert should hold special significance for both the performers and attendees. In addition to Big Star’s drummer Jody Stephens, the group is comprised of Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Mitch Easter (Let’s Active), Charles Cleaver (Max Indian), Chris Stamey and Will Rigby (the dB’s), members of Lost in the Trees, Tift Merritt, Matthew Sweet, Norman Blake (Teenage Fan Club), Ira Kaplan (Yo La Tengo), The Rosebuds and Fan Modine. This should be a well-attended event, so get in line early for this rare group performance.