Big Star

  1. NPR Intern Sparks Online Debate Over Artists' Rights in the Digital Age

    June 21, 2012 7:20 PM EDT A college student bragged about her music collection on a Saturday.By Monday, an indie-rock stalwart had a band of fired-up online supporters ready to take her tuition money and distribute it to everyone from Big Star to Yo La Tengo. On June 18, D ...

  2. Backbeat: Louisiana Makes Touring Sales Pitch With Ledisi, Trombone Shorty

    February 13, 2012 2:06 PM EST Ledisi gets funky with guitarist Nate Mercereaux and Trombone Shorty at the Only in Louisiana brunch. Louisiana has long popularized the tax breaks it supplies film and television shows, but at Saturday's annual Only in Louisiana brunch, they ...

  3. Big Star's Jody Stephens Remembers Andy Hummel

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of Big Star bassist Andy Hummel's death earlier this week, the surviving members in the current incarnation of the legendary cult band are pondering an appropriate way to continue performing the group's music. "It's ...

  4. @SXSW: Snoop Dogg, Estelle, Alex Chilton Tribute Bring Fest To A Close

    March 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT South by Southwest drew to a close on a rare rainy, frigid Saturday (March 20) in Austin, Tx. The late Alex Chilton was memorialized by colleagues, friends and admirers on Saturday at South By Southwest -- with words and, most importantly, with mu ...

  5. Alex Chilton's Life, Music Honored At SXSW

    March 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The late Alex Chilton was memorialized by colleagues, friends and admirers on Saturday at South By Southwest -- with words and, most importantly, with music. Following a warmly reverent and nostalgic afternoon panel at the Austin Convention Center ...

  6. Coolest. Congressman. Ever.

    March 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT When Box Tops and Big Star leader Alex Chilton died on Wednesday, there came, amidst the expected tributes from admiring musicians and writers, a most unexpected shout-out from, of all places, the floor of the House of Representatives. Congressman ...

  7. @SXSW: Alex Chilton Memorial Gig To Feature M. Ward, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills

    March 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Big Star's Jody Stephens said he felt "a little numb" in the wake of the death of bandmate Alex Chilton but said the show -- and panel discussion -- should go on at this week's South By Southwest Music Festival + Conference. &q ...

  8. @SXSW Day 2: Chilton, A2IM, eMusic, Sharon Jones, And More

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Chilton Dedications, Fundraiser At SXSW on Thursday morning, the Memphis Music Foundation booth at the Austin Convention Center was busy with well wishers and those curious about what would happen to the Big Star programming scheduled for the week ...

  9. @SXSW: Spoon, Sharon Jones, Drive-By Truckers Open Music Fest

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hundreds of bands, thousands of registrants, and countless numbers of music fans poured into Austin, Texas, Wednesday for the start of the music week of the annual South by Southwest Music + Media Conference. At the Austin Convention Center, more ...

  10. Influential Big Star Member Alex Chilton Dies

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Singer and guitarist Alex Chilton, known for his influential work with bands the Box Tops and Big Star, has died. He was 59. Chilton's longtime friend John Fry says that Chilton died Wednesday (March 17) at a hospital in New Orleans after exp ...

  11. Stay Of Execution For London's Astoria, Metro Venues

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT London is expected to lose three central live music venues, including the Astoria and Astoria two venues, because of the Crossrail development, due for completion in 2017. Construction of the new rail service across London will necessitate the dem ...

  12. News And Notes From South By Southwest

    March 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST <I>News and notes from the 18th annual South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, a music and media conference offering industry panels and presentations, as well as more than 1,000 acts performing News and notes from the 18th annual Sout ...

  13. News And Notes From South By Southwest

    March 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST <I>News and notes from the 18th annual South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, a music and media conference offering industry panels and presentations, as well as more than 1,000 acts performing News and notes from the 18th annual Sout ...

  14. Big Star, Media Secure Scandinavian Distribution

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Danish sister dance-music labels Big Star Records and Media Records Nordic have signed three-year Scandinavian distribution deals with Sweden's Bonnier Amigo Music Group. Big Star previously handled i Danish sister dance-music labels Big Star ...