Tag: Big Star

New releases: Alison Moyet, Ride, David Bowie, Simple Minds, Big Star and more

New releases: Alison Moyet, Ride, David Bowie, Simple Minds, Big Star and more

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week: Alison Moyet, Ride, Simple Minds, Big Star, Can, Matthew Sweet and Jason Loewenstein.

Bumbershoot 2014: The Replacements, Elvis Costello, Mission of Burma, Dream Syndicate

Bumbershoot 2014: The Replacements, Elvis Costello, Mission of Burma, Dream Syndicate

The Replacements’ reunion train continues to roll on, and now will hit the Pacific Northwest late this summer as Seattle’s Bumbershoot this week announced its 2014 lineup, which will feature the ‘Mats, Elvis Costello, Mission of Burma, The Afghan Whigs, Jonathan Richman, The Dream Syndicate and more.

SXSW 2012: Jesus & Mary Chain, Bob Mould, Cult, Wedding Present, Thomas Dolby, dB’s

SXSW 2012: Jesus & Mary Chain, Bob Mould, Cult, Wedding Present, Thomas Dolby, dB’s

This year’s South By Southwest will feature appearances by a horde of ’80s college rock vets, including The Jesus and Mary Chain, Bob Mould performing ‘Copper Blue,’ The Wedding Present, Thomas Dolby, The Cult, Dinosaur Jr and The dB’s, plus R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and Mike Mills playing Big Star’s ‘Third.’

Video: Michael Stipe performs Alex Chilton hit ‘The Letter’ at Big Star ‘Third’ tribute

Video: Michael Stipe performs Alex Chilton hit ‘The Letter’ at Big Star ‘Third’ tribute

New York City’s Baruch College played host Saturday night to a star-studded tribute to Big Star’s beloved ‘Third/Sister Lovers’ album, performed by R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe and Mike Mills, plus Matthew Sweet, members of Teenage Fanclub and Yo La Tengo, and surviving Big Star member Jody Stephens.

Big Star’s Alex Chilton, 1950-2010

Big Star’s Alex Chilton, 1950-2010

Simply awful news out of New Orleans tonight, as word emerges that Alex Chilton of the peerless power-pop act Big Star has died of an apparent heart attack just days before he was scheduled to perform with the reconstituted band at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.

‘Adventureland’ anchored by pitch-perfect ’80s college-rock soundtrack

‘Adventureland’ anchored by pitch-perfect ’80s college-rock soundtrack

This past weekend saw the release of “Adventureland,” a sweet and very funny coming-of-age tale set in 1987 that’s as notable for its ample cinematic […]