Members Of Wilco, Yo La Tengo, R.E.M., Jessica Pratt To Perform Big Star’s Third With Jody Stephens

An all-star group of musicians will gather at Los Angeles’ Alex Theater on 4/27 to perform Big Star’s Third/Sister Lovers live in concert. Jeff Tweedy and Pat Sansone of Wilco, R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, and Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan will join Big Star’s own Jody Stephens, as will Jessica Pratt, the Kronos Quartet, Mitch Easter of Let’s Active, Robyn Hitchcock, Semisonic’s Dan Wilson, Chris Stamey of the dB’s, Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer (also of Big Star), Brett Harris, Django Haskins, and Skylar Gudasz. According to Pitchfork, the band will be accompanied by an orchestra conducted by the album’s original arranger, Carl Marsh and they will play a few Big Star singles not included on Third like “September Gurls” and “In The Street.” Buy tickets here.