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Never go far

 Without a little Big Star
 Without a little Big Star
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  July 25, 2013
Alex Chilton - Free Again

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.
Omnivore (2011)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  January 13, 2012

The Autumn Defense carve a niche beyond Wilco

The South isn't really what comes to mind when we think of candy-sweet pop music. But according to the Autumn Defense's Pat Sansone, maybe it should be.
Seasonal fortitude
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  November 05, 2010

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...
By Michael Marotta  |  July 20, 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
In memoriam
By JEFF BREEZE  |  March 26, 2010
RIP Alex Chilton, 1950 - 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...
By Ryan Stewart  |  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.
Rhino (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  December 11, 2009