Tag Archives: Big Star

Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 2: Big Star’s Third

While we consider all our Bumbershoot Music Lounge sessions “special,” there’s something undeniably extra-special about this one. When main songwriter Alex Chilton passed away in 2010, followed shortly by the passing of founding bassist Andy Hummel the same year, most assumed we’d never hear from the legendary band Big Star ever again. (Co-songwriter Chris BellRead more...

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Video Roundup: National Senior Citizens Day

Frankly, every damn day should be National Senior Citizens Day (sorry for the language, gramma), but August 21st is officially the day we honor the elders in our community. The day was designated in 1988 by then-president Ronald Reagan, who added, “For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish,Read more...

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SIFF 2013 Face the Music Preview: Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me Directed by Drew DeNicola (USA, 2012, 100 minutes) Festival Screenings: Tuesday, May 21, 9PM at SIFF Cinema Uptown Wednesday, May 26, 8:30pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown Last year’s Oscar winning documentary Searching for Sugarman shined a spotlight on an artist who, despite obvious talent and critical acclaim, somehow slippedRead more...

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Record Store Day with Kevin Cole

This Saturday, April 20th, is Record Store Day, which has become like a national holiday for me and my fellow music lovers and record collecting geeks. It’s an annual event to celebrate independent record stores — and tons of artists contribute cool, one-of-a-kind, limited edition releases that are available only on this day. If fact,Read more...

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Video Roundup: Lucky Thirteen!

Today’s your lucky day! Although Friday the 13th is known to be a day of unfortunate accidents, faux pas, and all around unhappy occurrences that we chalk up to “bad luck,” as any gambler knows, luck can turn on a dime. Gathered here in this video roundup are songs that we hope will change yourRead more...

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Thanks from KEXP!

Whether it’s the turkey (or Tofurky), the stuffing, the gravy or the green bean casserole, Thanksgiving has something for everyone. It’s a day full of guilt-free binge eating, so spend it wisely. To get in the Thanksgiving mood we rounded up a few videos of remarkable musicians giving their thanks in the best way theyRead more...

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Thursday News Lowdown

Andy Hummel, the bassist for Big Star, died Monday at the age of 59 after years of battling cancer. This is only four months after the passing of Big Star’s frontman Alex Chilton passing away in March. Our thoughts go out to Hummel’s family. Read more about him here.

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Thursday News Threads

We are sorry to report that songwriter/frontman Alex Chilton, of Big Star and other bands, passed away yesterday in New Orleans at the age of 59. He began his career when he was just 16 years old as the lead singer of the Box Tops. They had a No. 1 hit with “The Letter” inRead more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

According to several reports, Pearl Jam performed a secret show at Showbox in Seattle this past Thursday. The 300 or so attendees were told only that they would attend a filmed “rock concert” and be compensated for their time, but after signing non-disclosure agreements and so forth, they were treated to a repeated performance ofRead more...

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