Archive for March 21st, 2010

Big Star’s SXSW Show Turns Into Powerful Tribute to Alex Chilton

March 21st, 2010
Photo: Mullen/WireImage Just as everyone at the SXSW Music Festival was finding their groove Wednesday, news of the death of Alex Chilton hit. “Austin’s in shock about Alex,” read one of the countless social media memes. On Saturday, heartsick Big Star fans got to hear Chilton songs performed by a cast of guest musicians sitting in on the regularly scheduled Big Star showcase, held down by the remaining members of the band’s current incarnation, Jon ...

SXSW 2010 Day Four Twitter Marathon: 23 Reports, From Scissor Sisters to Free Energy

March 21st, 2010
On the last major day of SXSW, the biggest story was the weather — a cold front moved in and badgeholders moved out. With only a few big shows to hold people’s attention (a Big Star tribute, Scissor Sisters, unofficial appearances by Andrew WK and Gwar), the streets that once held an impenetrable mass of people were now light trickles, with everyone moving to warmer places or heading home early. Still, there were no shortage ...