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Concert Film & Album Coming Soon

Posted by on March 3rd, 2017 with Comments Off on Concert Film & Album Coming Soon
Concert Film & Album Coming Soon

We’re pleased to announce that Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s Third Live … And More a concert film from our Glendale performance will be released on April 21st as a 2-CD/DVD or Blu-Ray combo pack, as well as a standalone, 2-CD album. The film will have its world premiere at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Tex., on March 16.

View the Trailer | Read the Press Release

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“Nothing Short of Amazing” — Billboard

Posted by on April 29th, 2016 with Comments Off on “Nothing Short of Amazing” — Billboard
“Nothing Short of Amazing” — Billboard

Our Glendale, CA show drew rave reviews and was filmed for a documentary release in 2017.

Billboard gave an incredible review–click here to read it!

The film will premiere at South by Southwest in Austin, TX in March. Click here for details.

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San Francisco & Glendale Shows in April

Posted by on March 10th, 2016 with Comments Off on San Francisco & Glendale Shows in April
San Francisco & Glendale Shows in April

Big Star Third will be performing in San Francisco, CA at The Fillmore on Sunday, April 24th and at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA on Wednesday, April 27th.

Click here for more info on who will be performing and special guests.

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Minneapolis and San Francisco Shows

Posted by on September 22nd, 2015 with Comments Off on Minneapolis and San Francisco Shows
Minneapolis and San Francisco Shows

Big Star Third will be performing in Minneapolis, MN at First Avenue on September 30th and has San Francisco, CA dates at The Great American Music Hall on October 1st and at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park on October 2nd.

Click here for more info on who will be performing and special guests.

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We’re Coming to Athens, GA November 8th

Posted by on October 29th, 2014 with Comments Off on We’re Coming to Athens, GA November 8th
We’re Coming to Athens, GA November 8th

We will be performing a free show at College Square in Downtown Athens on November 8th as part of Spotlight Slingshot. Big Star Third for this show will include Big Star drummer Jody Stephens, Mike Mills of R.E.M., Chris Stamey of the dB’s, Mitch Easter of Let’s Active, Pat Sansone of Wilco and Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer, both of  The Posies. We will have an assortment of special guests and the orchestral section will include student musicians from the UGA

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Los Angeles September 27th at Wilshire Ebell Theatre

Posted by on September 17th, 2014 with Comments Off on Los Angeles September 27th at Wilshire Ebell Theatre
Los Angeles September 27th at Wilshire Ebell Theatre

We’re excited to bring the show to LA on Saturday, September 27th! We will be performing both #1 Record and 3rd/Sister Lovers in their entirety with full orchestration led by guest conductor Van Dyke Parks, featuring an all-star cast of musicians including Jody Stephens (Big Star), Van Dyke Parks, Mike Mills (R.E.M.), The Bangles, Aimee Mann, and Ira Kaplan (Yo La Tengo)…

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4 Shows in August and September

Posted by on June 22nd, 2014 with Comments Off on 4 Shows in August and September
4 Shows in August and September

We’re pleased to announce four upcoming shows in August and September!

August 22: Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC
August 23: 9:30 Club in Washington, DC
August 31: Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, WA
September 27: Benefit for The Wild Honey Foundation in Los Angeles, CA

Stay tuned for guest vocalists and musicians for each show.

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Big Star Third in Memphis May 2014

Posted by on April 21st, 2014 with Comments Off on Big Star Third in Memphis May 2014
Big Star Third in Memphis May 2014

We are performing a “homecoming” Memphis performance of Big Star’s Third on May 23, at the Levitt Shell. This free concert will feature Pat Sansone (Wilco), Van Duren, Star & Micey, Brett Harris, Skylar Gudasz, Charles Cleaver, Ken Coomer, Mitch Easter (Let’s Active), Chris Stamey (The dB’s), and original Big Star member Jody Stephens on drums, plus more guests to be announced, all backed by a chamber orchestra. In addition, the concert will feature a selection of earlier songs, including

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Big Star Third to Perform in Sydney, Australia January 2014

Posted by on January 11th, 2014 with Comments Off on Big Star Third to Perform in Sydney, Australia January 2014
Big Star Third to Perform in Sydney, Australia January 2014

We’re excited to bring the show to Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Thursday, January 23rd! Guest vocalist and musicians for the NYC show will include Cat Power, Kurt Vile, Edwyn Collins, and several Australian artists including Tim Rogers (You Am I), Kim Salmon (The Scientists) and Dave Faulkner (Hoodoo Gurus). The core band will once again feature Mike Mills (R.E.M.) on bass; Mitch Easter (Let’s Active) and Chris Stamey (The dB’s) and Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, Big Star) on guitar; and original Big Star member Jody Stephens on drums.

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Central Park Performance June 2013

Posted by on May 17th, 2013 with Comments Off on Central Park Performance June 2013
Central Park Performance June 2013

We’re excited to bring the show back to New York for a FREE performance in Central Park on Sunday, June 30th! Guest vocalists for the NYC show will include Sharon Van Etten, Richard Lloyd, Kurt Vile, Marshall Crenshaw, Pete Yorn, Reeve Carney (Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark), Jonathan Donahue (Mercury Rev), The Uptown Horns and Becky Stark (Lavender Diamond). The core band will once again feature Mike Mills (R.E.M.) on bass; Mitch Easter (Lets Active) and Chris Stamey (The dB’s) and Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, Big Star) on guitar…

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