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Calendar, Night&Day Preview: Big Star Documentary

Preview: Big Star Documentary

The story of early '70s Memphis rock group Big Star is fraught with loss and conflict, but the group left three albums of shimmering pop and gut-wrenching anguish that rockers like Michael Stipe and Paul Westerberg later championed. A commercial…
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Film, "Big Star": A Story of a Band You've Heard, Even if You Haven't Heard Of

"Big Star": A Story of a Band You've Heard, Even if You Haven't Heard Of

The band Big Star was a prime example of a "critic's darling": Rock critics adored it, but the group sold very few records, and you probably think you don't know any of its music. Drew DeNicola and Olivia Mori's documentary…
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Music, Hear This "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" Documentary

"Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" Documentary

The story of early '70s Memphis rock group Big Star is fraught with loss and conflict, but the group left three albums of shimmering pop and gut-wrenching anguish that rockers like Michael Stipe and Paul Westerberg later championed. A commercial…
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Music, Hear This The Posies: Show Preview

The Posies: Show Preview

Being a long-term Posies fan brings with it worries of uncertainty, as the power-pop band has spent years bouncing between hiatus and activity. Emerging from Washington state in the late '80s while eschewing the grit of grunge, the act broke…
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Music, Reviewed The Botticellis

The Botticellis

"It's not Alaska without the snow," sings Alexi Glickman on the opening title track of the Botticellis' debut album. He would know — there's something inescapably wintry about the band's drowsy power-pop, which somehow manages to peacefully coexist with the…
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Music, Blonde Redhead, Sunset Rubdown and More SF Show Previews

Blonde Redhead, Sunset Rubdown and More SF Show Previews

Given their respective noise-rock and industrial pedigrees, guitarist Duane Denison (Jesus Lizard, Hank III, Tomahawk) and bassist/programmer Paul Barker (Ministry and related side projects the Revolting Cocks, Lard, and 1000 Homo DJs) could have indulged in all manner of experimental…
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