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What's F'n Next? King Tuff
Sounding like the bastard offspring of T. Rex and Alex Chilton, King Tuff's self-titled second album and first for the iconic Sub Pop label was one of the more pleasant surprises of last year.
| January 18, 2013
Alex Chilton | Free Again: The ''1970'' Sessions
Post–Box Tops and pre-Big Star, Alex Chilton was an 18-year-old Memphis boy on his way to his dual identity: former #1 pop hitmaker, perpetual underground hero.
| January 13, 2012
RIP founding Big Star bassist Andy Hummel
A quick RIP to Andy Hummel, the founding bassist of early-‘70s Memphis power-pop group Big Star. It’s been a tough year for fans of Big...
| July 20, 2010
The Big Hurt: The week in death
Back in January, I predicted that, because of medical advances and the prospect of universal health care, no musicians would die in this decade. Unfortunately, it hasn’t turned out that way.
RIP Chilton, Guru, and editorial tact
| April 30, 2010
The Big Hurt: Bieber fever
Of the 45 headlines on mtv.com’s music-news section, nine are about JUSTIN BIEBER . That’s precisely 20 percent.
Plus U2’s purported fans, and Keane hits the green
| April 02, 2010
SXSW 2010: British Invasion
These four bands from the UK left me hungry for more.
WFNX honcho rates his four best English bands at SXSW
| March 26, 2010
Alex Chilton, 1950 - 2010
When Alex Chilton had a fatal heart attack while mowing his lawn last week, he was, statistically speaking, just a 59-year-old New Orleans resident, nothing more than an edit on some census forms. What Chilton represented, however, was a true American ic
| March 26, 2010
Organizer of Big Star reunion eulogizes Alex Chilton
VIDEO: Evan Dando performs Alex Chilton's "Nighttime" at SXSW 2010 Standing in Austin on St. Patrick's Day, learning that Alex Chilton was dead too soon...
| March 25, 2010
RIP Alex Chilton, 1950 - 2010
Sad news out of Memphis today, where the Commercial Appeal is reporting that Big Star frontman and songwriter Alex Chilton has passed away. He was...
| March 17, 2010
Big Star | Keep and Eye on the Sky
Like most Big Star fans, author Robert Gordon overheats a little in the biographical essay that accompanies this handsome four-disc box set.
| December 11, 2009
The long haul
Plenty of musicians have been on the Portland music scene longer than Doug Cowan and Bullyclub.
Bullyclub’s application for Tenure
| November 20, 2007
The power of pop!
Dashing down the corridors of the hallowed power pop pantheon comes Minky Starshine and the New Cardinals, Providence’s latest, and perhaps most intermittent, aspiring hitmaker.
Hooray for Minky Starshine; plus, the Brother Kite
| September 05, 2006
Dickinson's eclectic catalog
| August 15, 2006
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