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Gotcha Covered: Saturday Night Fever

How do you reckon with a monolith? There's a monologue at the end of Whit Stillman's 1998 film The Last Days of Disco where a…
Nate Patrin | November 15, 2017 - 12:21 pm

Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered: “Thirteen”

Rock 'n' roll is supposed to be about feeling young and agitated, at least if you go by the mythos that the genre likes to…
Nate Patrin | May 2, 2017 - 11:00 am

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The 10 Best Big Star Songs

Was anyone in music ever so jaded and armored so fully, at such a young age, as Alex Chilton? The genius who launched a thousand…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | September 27, 2012 - 4:28 pm

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Alex Chilton – “Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying”

Aside from his cult icon status as the leader of the Box Tops and Big Star, Alex Chilton loved singing good ole classics right out…
Gil Green | December 13, 2018 - 9:29 am

Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered: “Thirteen”

Rock 'n' roll is supposed to be about feeling young and agitated, at least if you go by the mythos that the genre likes to…
Nate Patrin | May 2, 2017 - 11:00 am

Hear “Fly Away” From Cubist Blues Reissue Feat. Alex Chilton, Alan Vega, & Ben Vaughn

Back in December 1994, Big Star's Alex Chilton, Suicide's Alan Vega, and Ben Vaughn got together for two nights at Dessau Studios in New York…
James Rettig | September 2, 2015 - 12:01 pm

Alex Chilton Remembered, One Year After His Death

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…
jessica | March 17, 2011 - 10:02 am

SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

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…
stereogum | March 23, 2010 - 11:42 am

R.I.P. Alex Chilton

Sad news about the passing of Memphis rock icon Alex Chilton via commercialappeal.com: The singer and guitarist, best known as a member of…
Scott Lapatine | March 17, 2010 - 9:37 pm

Yo La Tengo Celebrate Hanukkah With Alex Chilton And Other Friends

Every now and then, you should remind yourself how lucky we are to have a band like Yo La Tengo chugging along. For the past…
Stereogum | December 10, 2007 - 11:15 am