Tag: Jody Stephens

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Rich Tupica, “There Was a Light: The Cosmic History of Chris Bell and the Rise of Big Star”

As time passes, it gets harder to write about something you love, especially like a band – you veer between adoration, hero worship,...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Big Star, “Live at Lafayette’s Music Room”

Dear God, this is amazing.  Not because it’s Big Star – let’s make one thing clear from the outset:  I...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: Chris Bell, “Looking Forward: The Roots of Big Star”

This wonderful, 22-track compilation is just part of the work Chris Bell did before he dug his heels in with Big Star in 1971. ...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Big Star, “The Best of Big Star”

So here’s the short version – Stax Records, in conjunction with Ardent, has finally released a sensible compilation of Big...

CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, Music

DVD/CD Review: “Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s ‘Third’ Live … and More”

Forget objectivity, because you won’t find it here – not from me.  And certainly not about these live, orchestral,...

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Those Pretty Wrongs, “Mystery Trip”

I don’t know how this one snuck past me, but I’m happy to present on behalf of Popdose the latest video from Those Pretty...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

POPDOSE SINGLE PREMIERE: JIMMY STEPHENS, JR. & THE BLUES CITY ROAD DOGS, “I Wish It Was Christmas”

Popdose is very pleased to present to you, as an exclusive premiere, the new holiday single from Memphis’ own boys, Jimmy Stephens...

Book Reviews, Books, Music

Book Review: Fabrice Couillerot and Donna Ranieri, “Big Star: Isolated in the Light”

This beautiful, hard-cover coffee table book is the result of a five year labor of love from publisher Fabrice Couillerot and photographer...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: Big Star, “Complete Third”

The first thing I want to disclose before going further is to say that in the canon of the three albums Big Star, one of my favorite bands...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Those Pretty Wrongs, “Those Pretty Wrongs”

You may be tired of me saying “I’m not going to pretend to be objective”, but what’s the point of a review if...

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Those Pretty Wrongs, “Never Goodbye”

When Burger Records released the “Lucky Guy”/”Fool Of Myself” single last year, I was thrilled to share it with you...

Music

Record Store Day Special: Big Star, “Jesus Christ”

I’ll keep this simple – a timely package:  the iconic artwork of the three wise men looking at the neon Big Star...

Album Reviews, Music, New Artists

Album Review: The Orange Humble Band, “Depressing Beauty”

First, I’ll let you freak out over some of the names of the players who make up the current incarnation of The Orange Humble...

Music, Single Reviews

SINGLE REVIEW: Those Pretty Wrongs, “Lucky Guy”

You are going to love this.  Seriously.  I’m not gushing or emitting any kind of bluster or hyperbole.  From the...

CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, Music

DVD/CD Review: Big Star, “Live in Memphis”

As I did with the recent re-issues of Big Star’s #1 Record and Radio City, I went into listening and watching Live In...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Reviews: Big Star, “#1 Record” and “Radio City”

The way I’m going to approach this is to pretend that I’ve never heard #1 Record or Radio City.  I’m going to write...

CD Reviews, Music, Popdose

ALBUM REVIEW: Jimmy Stephens Jr. & The Blues City Road Dogs, “Road Ready”

For whatever reason, intuition told me even before I heard a note of this album, that this was going to be something special.  Not because...

Film, Music, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Q&A: The Makers of “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me”

I’ve written about this movie previously, but now, with the film making its national premiere in theaters, on InDemand and iTunes on...

Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Big Star’s “Third,” Park West, Chicago, 6/28/13

A review of the tribute to Big Star's "Third" album at Chicago's Park West...

Music, Popdose, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Jody Stephens (Big Star)

When it comes to bands whose critical acclaim far outweighs their record sales, few can compete with Big Star. The band, which initially...

Music, Popdose

Memphis: A Pilgrimage

Understand, I’m not a traveler by any means. It’s been – and this is no exaggeration – 16 years since I was last on a proper...

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Music

Popdose Contest: Big Star, “Third” – Win the Record Store Day Exclusive!

The vinyl release of Big Star "Third" as a Record Store Day exclusive is one of this year's most special offerings. Popdose has a copy for...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Alex Chilton (1950-2010)

Alex Chilton was the king of rock 'n' roll. The king of rock 'n' roll is dead. Long live the king....

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Music

Alex Chilton Remembered

When Alex Chilton died, it left a gaping hole in the hearts of music fans everywhere. The Popdose staff remembers Chilton's life, music,...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Chris Bell, “I Am the Cosmos” Deluxe Reissue

In the summer of 1978, EMI saw the light. Driven by interest in Big Star in the U.K., they released a gatefold double album package...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Big Star, “Keep an Eye on the Sky”

Ken Shane reviews a release that will have power-pop lovers drowning in ecstasy for the rest of the year: the new Big Star box set from...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: The Posies in San Francisco, September ’98

Who doesn’t love The Wizard of Oz? (That was a rhetorical question. Put your hands and middle fingers down.) Last week in Bootleg...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Big Star, “#1 Record”

Last week Bootleg City featured a 1978 concert by AC/DC to celebrate the release of their new album, Black Ice, which came out on Tuesday....