Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Big Star's Third x Four
Big Star’s third album, Sister Lovers, has long been revered by artists and critics as one of the most influential albums ever produced. Written and recorded when the legendary 70s band was primarily a studio project consisting of Alex Chilton and Jody Stephens.
That changed in December 2010 an all-star band unearthed the original scores, assembled an orchestra and performed Big Star’s third at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, North Carolina. Performers that night included Jody Stephens (Big Star), Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Mitch Easter (Let’s Active), Chris Stamey (the dB’s), as well as members of Lost in the Trees, the Love Language, the Old Ceremony, Megafaun, Birds and Arrows, The Rosebuds and the NC Symphony. source
Now, they're gonna do it again. The band has announced four upcoming shows in August and September 2014.The venues include the Cat's Cradle, the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, WA and a Benefit for The Wild Honey Foundation in Los Angeles, CA.