Alex Chilton

Sacred Bones Records here in Brooklyn is one of my favorite record labels to emerge in recent years. One of their latest releases is Moonlust by The Holydrug Couple.
When I was running the East Village record store, St Mark's Sounds in the 1980s, Alex Chilton's EP, "Like Flies On Sherbert" [sic] was a record we'd throw on the turntable when we wanted to drive 80+ people crazy on a Saturday afternoon.
"People say that the internet democratized music, which it did in that it allows people to make records without getting the hallowed record deal, because you have all these home studios and stuff. The problem is marketing yourself."
And in the end, The Beatles. Stay tuned for Part II, in which our correspondents struggle to articulate their awe of the
It may seem that I'm diggin' in the dirt. Gettin' back to my punk rock roots. Well, some of my favorite new music does seem a wee bit primal, oui? And some of it is even out this world. But all of this music is party playlist-worthy for any weekend getaway.
I can think of few other artists who have changed their sound so radically, so many times. "Gardening At Night," from 1982, doesn't sound anything like "Everybody Hurts," from 1992.
Listening Booth: 1970 is a concept album that compiles Marc Cohn's favorite -- and many would feel greatest -- songs from that year.
The Posies, who for more than two decades have staked their claim as one of the finest power-pop bands in the world, have announced the upcoming release of their first new album in five years.
At New Orleans' Jazzfest, Dr. John let loose, and the Huffington Post's own Harry Shearer spoke about Treme, Spinal Tap, and moving on after the hurricane.
Alex Pareene highlights a sad footnote in the long and loving profile of recently-deceased Big Star frontman Alex Chilton
Since his passing, rock critics have noted Alex Chilton's influence on bands including R.E.M., The Replacements and Wilco
I may as well highlight Representative Steve Cohen's tribute to Big Star frontman and songwriter-extraordinaire Alex Chilton, who died yesterday at the age of 59.
Alex Chilton died yesterday, but the guy that rock fans worshipped -- the musician who almost 40 years ago founded Big Star, and in the process helped give birth to power-pop and alternative rock -- died decades ago.
Big Star was to perform tomorrow at South by Southwest indie music festival in Austin, Texas Jody Stephens, Chilton's longtime bandmate, told "The Commercial Appeal" of Memphis.
Reviewed: Big Star, Ace Frehley, Gordan Gano, Bruce Hornsby, Jay-Z, Mark Knopfler, Living Colour, The Phantom Movers and Muse.
R.E.M. will be releasing Live At The Olympia, a 39-song, two CD set containing "working rehearsals" from 2007. I was lent a track that captures the band's energy and insightful views.
While most of his contemporaries have the fantasy of signing the bottom line of a label contract, Jonah Smith has rejected a record company's offer instead.