Recorded in 1974 but not released until ’78, Big Star’s Third (also released as Sister Lovers) is The Velvet Underground & Nico of indie rock: Not many people heard it, but the ones who did all decided it would be a good idea to record guitar songs of their own. Tonight at Central Park, a group of artists who were proven right—a cast including Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, Television’s Richard Lloyd, Marshall Crenshaw, Pete Yorn, and R.E.M.’s Mike Mills—assemble to pay tribute to the beloved record. If nothing else, it’s a chance to prepare for the upcoming Big Star documentary, Nothing Can Hurt Me, which opens at IFC on July 3.
Sun., June 30, 7 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on June 26, 2013