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Alex Chilton passed away one year ago today. Big Star was scheduled to play SXSW in 2010, instead the show became a tribute, with friends and fans playing Chilton’s music and remembering his work.…   Read Story »
Andy Hummel, Big Star's original bassist, died yesterday after fighting cancer for two years. He was 59 years old. Hummel was in Austin at SXSW for the impromptu Alex Chilton tribute that took place…   Read Story »
We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff necks and barking feet worth it. Here's Wednesday, Thursday,…   Read Story »
Sad news about the passing of Memphis rock icon Alex Chilton via commercialappeal.com: The singer and guitarist, best known as a member of '60s pop-soul act the Box Tops and the '70s power-pop act…   Read Story »
The first single from the Scarlett Yornhansson collab LP Break Up was the pleasantly surprising "Relator." Which was an original! And it worked! But it is easier to establish a stylistic identity by…   Read Story »
Last night's How I Met Your Mother finally saw Britney take a meaningful stab at no longer appearing to the public as a drugged-up/sex-crazed ditz by taking on a role as a receptionist/sex-crazed…   Read Story »