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Looking back at South by Southwest 2015

From left to right: Bob Santelli, Charles Pignone, Max Weinberg and Steven Van Zandt (Photo by Chris M. Junior)

A recap of choice panels and performances — plus exclusive photos featuring members of The Zombies, Jefferson Airplane and The E Street Band, among other artists — from the annual conference/festival in Texas.

Power pop icons light up the night with Big Star tribute

Ken Stringfellow, Jon Auer, POsies

The latest in a continuing series of Los Angeles-based, multi-performer concerts to benefit the Autism Think Tank was a very special and highly anticipated one indeed: pop musicians from both coasts gathered at the Wilshire-Ebell Theater to celebrate the music of power pop icons Big Star by performing the band’s “#1 Record” and “Third” (aka Sister Lovers) albums in their entirety, with the legendary Van Dyke Parks conducting a string section.

Review: “Power Pop Unplugged”

by John M. Borack VARIOUS ARTISTS – Power Pop Unplugged, Volume One (Zero Hour Records) In which 21 artists – some relatively well-known within power pop’s little circle, some not so much – acoustically re-imagine some of the genre’s most …