Big Star Third

Big Star Third Barbican Centre
Monday 28 May 2012

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With Ken Stringfellow, Sondre Lerche, Brendan Benson, Sharon Van Etten, Norman Blake, Jon Auer, Alexis Taylor, Mike Mills, John Bramwell and Ira Kaplan

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Monday 28 May 2012

Barbican Centre

Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom
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Tel: +44 (0)20 7638 8891

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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