Greg Dulli is no GG Allin--to the best of our knowledge, the frontman of the recently reunited Afghan Whigs has never taken a big sloppy shit onstage then hurled his feces into the crowd (well, maybe metaphorically he has). But he's definitely teetered on the dangerous edge of rock 'n roll for the b ... More >>
Two of the candidates for this year's Best Supporting Actor Oscar are really extraordinary old people.
Christopher Plummer shines in Mike Mills's Beginners as the father of the Mills character (played by Ewan McGregor), who comes out of the closet at 75 and really starts to live.
Plummer himself i ... More >>
Big Star's Third/Sister Lovers is quite possibly the most beloved power-pop album of all time, and certainly the most poignantly morose, a heartbreaking state only exacerbated by frontman Alex Chilton's death last year. Now comes word of a full-album live tribute with a crazy all-star cast, a ... More >>
Sarah DiGregorioBig Bob Gibson's pulled pork.Anticipation for the eighth-annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Partybegan growing back in February when this year's dates were announced. Now, with less than a month remaining until the blow-out, which takes place June 12-13, the pitmaster line-up is ... More >>
In the wake of Alex Chilton's death, the tributes continue to roll in (here's ours), but in at least one respect the show will go on. The Memphis Commercial Appeal's Bob Mehr reports that Big Star's SXSW engagements will be honored, with a few newly announced friends in tow: