Roy KastenMagic City at Big Star Tribute.It's been a tough year for Big Star fans. In March, guitarist/singer Alex Chilton died - ironically, several days before he was to perform at South by Southwest with original members Andy Hummel and Jody Stephens. Then, four months later, Hummel died t ... More >>
To conclude: Susan Cowsill and the Watson Twins sang "September Gurls," with the remains of Big Star playing loose and beautiful all around them. It shouldn't have happened; most of what happens shouldn't. In life, as with music, we only get so much say. Alex Chilton's passing just days before Big S ... More >>
Scenes from the Alex Chilton tribute at Antone's in Austin, March 20, 2010, plus more SXSW action. All photos by Dana Plonka. Dana PlonkaMike Mills of R.E.M. at the Alex Chilton tribute at SXSW 2010
Big Star/Box Tops legend Alex Chilton's sad, unexpected death continues to reverberate throughout the music industry. Tributes are pouring in, from the LA Times and Rolling Stone to the NY Times and basically the entire SXSW music festival. Jason HarperThe cover of the Austin Chronicle's SXSW suppl ... More >>
Star & Micey are not a duo; they're not even Star and Micey. The young trio of Joshua Crosby (24), Geoff Smith (25) and Nick Redmond (26) took their name from a random encounter with a homeless man who inspired Crosby to get his shit together, form a band and turn his talent into more than ju ... More >>
Tuesday, December 29. MoKaBe's, 3606 Arsenal Street. 314-865-2009. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 30. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
5 p.m. Sunday, October 1. Taste of St. Louis Main Stage, Gateway Mall, (Ninth and Market streets)
In Space (Rykodisc)