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  • New bio of Big Star's Alex Chilton reveals multifaceted and tragic life

    One morning in 1977, Alex Chilton, 26, former lead singer of the Box Tops and of Big Star, very likely hungover or still drunk, appeared before an American studies class at the University of Texas to discuss his career in music and his thoughts on the present state of rock and roll. "Rock and roll is supposed to be out of control," Chilton told the boys and girls, "and it's crazy and it's supposed to drive you crazy." To illustrate his point, he serenaded the undergraduates that morning with a little ditty called "Riding Through the Reich," the lyrics of which were inspired by the scribblings of a white-supremacist spree killer, he said, and accompanied the tune of "Jingle Bells."
  • Axis, Sac Au Lait, Forbearance, and more.

    WEDNESDAY: Hardcore bands Axis, from Florida, and Raindance, from Massachusetts, load in at the Charm City Art Space. Jay Cleaver and the Love Leaders jam at the Cat's Eye Pub. Ari Baranson and Matt Graboski play acoustic at Joe Squared Station North. The...

    Chester River Runoff, June Star, Lisa Doll and the Rock N Roll Romance, and more

    WEDNESDAY: Chester River Runoff plays bluegrass at the Portside Tavern. The Sidebar is turning Japanese with the monthly Nippon Motion party. New Orleans-based singer-songwriter Eric Lindell headlines Baltimore Soundstage. Microkingdom brings some special...

    Alex Chilton, gone a year ago today, is remembered

     
    A really nice feature at stereogum.commarking the first anniversary of the passing of Alex Chilton, the gifted singer-wongwriter known for his work with the Box Tops and Big Star. The feature includes plenty of audio clips of Big Star's signature work...

    Box Tops, Big Star singer Alex Chilton dies at 59

     
    Alex Chilton, who burst out of Memphis in the late 1960s with the Box Tops, singing “The Letter” in the smoke-gravel voice of a grizzled R&B veteran even though he was just teenager at the time, has died in New...