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The Best Album Re-Issues of 2014
14 Dec 2014 // 8:09 PM

The music world saw reissues from all over the genre map, spanning classic rock titans to electronic music legends.

"Kind of Serendipity, I Think": An Interview with Jody Stephens of Big Star
7 Jul 2013 // 5:14 PM

Big Star were not talked about much when they were releasing their music, but as their influence spread, so did their legend. With a new documentary in tow, sole surviving member Jody Stephens talks to PopMatters about the band's legacy, followers, and unsung mentors and teachers ...


Big Star: Live in Memphis
15 Jan 2015 // 8:05 PM

Live in Memphis is ultimately unassuming but effective, an honest account of Big Star's mid-'90s chapter and a reminder of the group's considerable talent and charms.

Big Star: #1 Record / Radio City
2 Oct 2014 // 8:06 PM

If you don’t have these two albums, your record collection has a massive hole.


Country Fried Rock: M. Lockwood Porter, an Okie in California
24 Mar 2015 // 5:20 AM

Oklahoma native M. Lockwood Porter left for California as a teenager, following his musical passions and inspired by the songs of Chris Bell (of Big Star fame).

Counterbalance: Big Star's 'Third/Sister Lovers'
7 Mar 2014 // 3:00 AM

Lo they did rejoice, the bright and pure of voice. And the wrong shall fail and the right prevail. A 1978 (or 1974) cult classic is this week's Counterbalance.


RIP Alex Chilton, American Music Man
17 Mar 2010 // 11:14 PM

AUSTIN, Texas — I was supposed to go out and hear some music. I didn't know if it would be some clanging revelation, a sound I'd

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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