A Bunch of Famous People Will Cover Big Star’s Third

Third / Sisters Lovers.

Third, the Big Star album that comes third in chronology but first in our hearts, is getting another tribute: On April 27, a bunch of famous musicians will come together at L.A.'s Alex Theater to play the album in its entirety, in a concert that will be recorded for a live album and DVD. This is Big Star-level famous, not like, Beyoncé famous: The list includes Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, Robyn Hitchcock, Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan, and real-life Big Star drummer Jody Stephens. (They'll also play other Big Star singles, in case you're more of a Radio City fan.) If Bernie Sanders knows what's good for him, he'll set up a voter-registration booth right outside this thing.