Big Star Third Concert (Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (Work-in-Progress) documentary screening at 7pm)
In a night that will combine the best of SXSW 2012 film and music, an all-star group of musicians will gather at Austin’s historic Paramount Theatre on March 15th to celebrate the Big Star legacy through a complete performance of the band’s seminal third album. This highly-anticipated event comes two years after the untimely death of legendary Big Star singer/songwriter Alex Chilton and a hastily organized tribute show that became an emotional and musical highlight of SXSW 2010.
One of Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 500 albums of all time, Big Star’s Third/Sister Lovers, has long been revered by artists and critics as one of the most influential albums ever produced. "There's something about this record that connects with my generation, and apparently many generations" said Chris Stamey, musical director for the show and member of 1980s power pop group the dBs. “With this orchestrated performance we hope to breathe life into a bittersweet album that has come to mean so much to so many musicians and fans.”