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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

More Alex Chilton stories

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