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Yesterday | City Paper

ToDo ToDay: The Chuck Brown Band, Trillectro, and George Clinton

The Godfather of Go-Go would have turned 78 on Friday, Aug. 22. Tonight, two years after his death, his final album of new music, Beautiful Life , will be feted at a release concert featuring the Chuck Brown Band and special guests.

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Related Topix: Chuck Brown, Funk, George Clinton, Black Entertainment, African-American, Lou Rawls, Jazz, Home Gardening, Home, Pop/Rock

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Hometown Annapolis

Music Box: Yonder Mountain String Band and special guests visit Rams Head Live

Over five albums, Colorado's Yonder Mountain String Band continues to defy categorization, leery of limiting themselves or their audience's imagination about what this band can musically accomplish.

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Related Topix: Yonder Mountain String Band, Bluegrass, Pop/Rock, The Bold and the Beautiful, Soap Opera, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Texas

Independent Weekly

Big Star's Jody Stephens talks the reinvented Big Star

In the wake of Big Star's dissolution in 1974, drummer Jody Stephens stayed on at Ardent Studios in Memphis , where the band found its sound and recorded its three timeless LPs.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Music, Entertainment

The Washington Post

Big Star's Third at 9:30 Club: Singer Brett Harris on the tribute show and his solo concert at Iota

On Saturday, Brett Harris helps pay tribute to the band Big Star at 9:30 Club. On Sunday, he'll play solo at Iota.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Durham, NC

Wed Aug 20, 2014

City Paper

Big Star's Third at 9:30 Club: Saturday, Aug. 23

Big Star's 1978 masterpiece Third/Sister Lovers is to bandleader Alex Chilton as SMiLE is to Brian Wilson: It's zany, a little all over the place, and bursting with uncanny brilliance.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Smile

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Big Star to be feted by members of REM, Posies, Aimee Mann, others

Members of R.E.M., Let's Active and the Posies during a recent celebration of Big Star.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, R.E.M., Alternative-Rock, Let's Active, The Beatles, Alex Chilton, Music, Entertainment

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Maryland Gazette

Yonder Mountain String Band and special guests visit Rams Head Live

Over five albums, Colorado's Yonder Mountain String Band continues to defy categorization, leery of limiting themselves or their audience's imagination about what this band can musically accomplish.

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Related Topix: Yonder Mountain String Band, Bluegrass, Pop/Rock, The Bold and the Beautiful, Soap Opera, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Texas

Fri Aug 01, 2014

ContactMusic.com

Documentary Movie About Big Star Given UK Release

This weekend sees the limited British theatrical release of Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me , a biopic documentary about Big Star, arguably the biggest cult artist in pop history.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Beatles

Tue Jul 29, 2014

RollingStone

Two Remastered Big Star Records Will Be Back in Print This Fall

Big Star 's influential first two albums, 1972's #1 Record and 1974's Radio City , which have been bundled together as a #1 Record/Radio City two-for-one album for years, will once again be available to purchase as separate albums on September 2nd.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, R.E.M., Music, Entertainment

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Brooklynvegan

Teenage Fanclub played River Rocks with Honeyblood and Saint Rich

I have never seen so many Big Star t-shirts in one place in my life. It makes sense, of course, given the sonic debt Glasgow's Teenage Fanclub owe to Alex Chilton, but it was still funny to see so many people all with the same idea.

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Related Topix: The River, Christian Music, Pop/Rock, Carrboro, NC

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