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May 28

Big Star Third

With Ken Stringfellow, Alexis Taylor and 8 more artists at Barbican Centre

Date

Monday 28 May 2012

Location

Barbican Centre
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 7638 8891

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Description

A concert performance of Big Star's legendary Sister Lovers album.

A fully-orchestrated performance of Big Star's legendary album Sister Lovers and other gems from the band’s timeless catalogue, featuring Mitch Easter, Jody Stephens, Chris Stamey, Ken Stringfellow and special guests.

Special guests:
Mike Mills (R.E.M.)
Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip)
Jon Auer (The Posies)
Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs)
Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub)
John Bramwell (I Am Kloot)
Ira Kaplan (Yo La Tengo)
Sondre Lerche
Sharon Van Etten

Big Star’s third album has long been revered by musicians and critics as one of the most mysterious and influential records ever made. Its fragile, achingly beautiful songs have never been properly performed - but now an all-star band has unearthed the original string and wind orchestrations for this one-off London show.

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