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.
A recap of choice panels and performances, plus exclusive photos and interviews from the annual festival/conference in Austin, Texas
Chris Stamey, Kathy Valentine and others literally sing the praises of the savvy songwriter in Austin, Texas.
2012 was a great year for new music, with albums from former major label favorites sharing space with releases from relative upstarts from the indie pop world. For my money, here’s a look at the best of the best from last year.
by John M. Borack the dB’s Falling Off the Sky Reunion albums are generally hit and miss propositions, particularly when the band in question has been relatively dormant for a long period of time. Of course there are exceptions …
Bruce Springsteen, Donovan, Heart and others make their presence felt at annual music conference/festival in Austin, Texas
Alex Chilton had a blasé attitude toward death.
That was one of the many small but significant personal anecdotes shared by those who knew him best during a pair of South by Southwest tributes to the late Box Tops/Big Star leader, who died March 17.