Yo La Tengo, Ronnie Spector, And Other Big-Shots Are Doing An Alex Chilton/Big Star Tribute At City Winery Tonight


The full lineup for “Channeling Chilton,” per City Winery’s site, is a beast, full of friends, admirers, and longtime cohorts, including Big Star drummer Jody Stephens, now the last remaining member of the power-pop gods’ original lineup in the wake of bassist Andy Hummel’s death last week. Proceeds benefit the Gulf Restoration Network; the show kicks off at 8 p.m. and features the following luminaries:

Yo La Tengo, Marshall Crenshaw, Jody Stephens, Jon Auer, Doug Garrison, Rene Coman, Alan Vega, Jon Spencer (of the Blues Explosion), Fran Kowalski, Chris Stamey, Lesa Aldridge (Elizabeth Hoehn), Jay Proctor (of Jay & the Techniques), Bill Cunningham, Gary Talley, Terry Manning, Evan Dando, Jesse Malin, and Danny Kroha (of The Gories)

Here’s Rob Trucks’ Chilton obit, and an extended “Getting High with Alex Chilton” riff he did for Deadspin (!).