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Steve Earle and Alejandro Escovedo playing City Winery winter residencies

Plus Los Lobos will be at City Winery this month for their holiday residency, too.

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Skylar Gudasz in Big Star Third, released a debut LP, made videos

Even before releasing her debut album, Virginia's Skylar Gudasz caught the attention of dB's member/record producer Chris Stamey, who invited her to be a member of Big Star Third...

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Members of Wilco, REM, Yo La Tengo & more playing Big Star tribute in L.A.

As happens from time to time, a huge tribute to the legendary Big Star has been announced in LA with members of Wilco, Yo La Tengo, REM and many more...

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End of Love (featuring Big Star’s Jody Stephens) share “Take This Heart” from guest-filled new LP (listen)

Early-'00s Americana powerpop band End of Love reformed in 2013 and have been working on a new album titled Ghosts on the Radio which features Big Star's Jody Stephens on drums, plus guest appearances of Lee Ranaldo's band and more...

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Numero Group releasing punk label Ork Records entire output on new comp feat. Television, Alex Chilton, Feelies & more

In August of 1975, the world's first punk record label was born. Ork Records: New York, New York is a tale of Terry Ork, a film-obsessed fugitive of Warhol's Factory set...

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Chris Stamey teams with Mitch Easter for new solo album, ‘Euphoria’ (listen to first single “Invisible”)

Chris Stamey and Mitch Easter are old pals. Before the dB's and Let's Active, respectively, they were both in late-70s Chapel Hill band The Sneakers, they have played on each others records, are both members in the Big Star Third band, and Stamey also briefly played in Let's Active...

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Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey performing their 1991 album ‘Mavericks’ in full in NYC and Philadelphia

While The dB's have been back in action for the better part of a decade (including a new album last year), frontmen Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey are going to revisit their lovely 1991 collaboration, Mavericks, which they made for Rhino records after the band had broken up (and long after Stamey had left the group)...

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Kurt Vile has a new Tom Scharpling-directed video, playing Big Star tribute w/ Sharon Van Etten & others after 4Knots (dates)

Kurt Vile at Bowery Ballroom in May (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Kurt Vile released his new album, Wakin On A Pretty Daze, this past April. It's a fantastic double album which takes the style he perfected on 2011's Smoke Ring For My Halo to new, ambitious heights without ever overdoing it or dragging...

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watch the video for Chris Stamey’s “Lovesick Blues”

As one half of the songwriting core of The dB's, Chris Stamey has been the off-kilter ying to Peter Holsapple's twangier yang. Following The dB's 2012 comeback LP, Falling Off the Sky, Chris Stamey will release Lovesick Blues on February 5...

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The dB’s released ‘Falling Off the Sky’ (stream); playing shows (LPR is Friday)

A number of your contemporaries, most notably, R.E.M., have been calling it quits. What made you guys want to do the opposite?

Chris Stamey: Peter and I were talking about making another record together back in 2005, but the songs we played for each other sounded more like dB's songs...

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