Be there Wednesday, April 27, 2017 at 8 p.m. sharp.
By Blurt Staff
Concord Bicycle Music will present a concert of the music of Big Star, performed by an all-star lineup of musicians and guest vocalists doing Big Star Third. Jeff Tweedy and Pat Sansone of Wilco, Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo, Robyn Hitchcock, Dan Wilson of Semisonic, Benmont Tench from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Jessica Pratt, Brett Harris, Django Haskins, and Skylar Gudasz are among the guests who will be joined by a full chamber orchestra helmed by the Kronos Quartet, performing scores created directly from the original multitrack tapes from Ardent for this event.
Choice Big Star cuts as well as the entire Third album is to be filmed for “Thank You, Friends,” a DVD and CD release set for release in 2017, and the show will take place at the Alex Theater, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale.
Carl Marsh, who wrote the original orchestrations, will conduct. According to the organizers, “While the band may not be Big Star per se, the fabled group’s sole surviving original member, Jody Stephens, heads an amazing cast, whose membership includes latter-day Big Star alumni Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer of the Posies, R.E.M’s Mike Mills, Let’s Active’s Mitch Easter, Chris Stamey of the dB’s, and others.”