Watch Members Of Wilco, R.E.M., & Yo La Tengo Cover Big Star’s Third In LA

An all-star cast of musicians including Big Star’s Jody Stephens, Jeff Tweedy and Pat Sansone of Wilco, R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan, Jessica Pratt, the Kronos Quartet, Robyn Hitchcock, and late-era Big Star members Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer all teamed up to cover Big Star’s 1978 album Third at LA’s Alex Theatre last night. Tweedy took on “Kizza Me” and “Back Of My Car,” Mills fronted “September Gurls,” Stephens, Sansone, and Tweedy played “When My Baby’s Beside Me,” Kaplan performed “The EMI Song” and “Take Care,” and Pratt assisted with “Big Black Car” and “Femme Fatale.” The concert was filmed for a DVD and is set to be released next spring, but you can watch a few clips now below.

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