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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.

Check out the Top 20 pop albums of 2012

LPs on turntable

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.

Hoffs and Sweet cover up

Susanna Hoffs and The Grateful Dead have a history together.

It comes full circle with Hoffs and power-pop architect Matthew Sweet doing “Sugar Magnolia” on the Under The Covers Vol. 2 collection, which finds the pair covering some of their favorite songs of the ’70s. “I just have had so many weird experiences somehow in my life with The Grateful Dead,” says Hoffs.