big star Archive

Take 5: Big Star

Across the landscape of pop music, there have been certain artists whose influence far outpaced their popularity. There’s an old saying that while, for example, the Velvet Underground didn’t sell […]

Jon Auer: The Musoscribe Interview, Pt. 5 of 5

Continued from Part Four… In the final part of my wide-ranging conversation with Big Star, we explore what the late Alex Chilton was like as a person, and learn about […]

Jon Auer: The Musoscribe Interview, Pt. 4 of 5

Continued from Part Three… In the fourth part of my conversation with Jon Auer, we dig deep into history and learn the story of how he discovered the music of […]

Jon Auer: The Musoscribe Interview, Pt. 3 of 5

Continued from Part Two… In Part Three of my conversation with Jon Auer, we discuss the appeal of house concerts like the one he did in Asheville. – bk BILL […]

Jon Auer: The Musoscribe Interview, Pt. 2 of 5

Continued from Part One… In the second part of my conversation with Jon Auer, we discuss his perspectives on in-person vs. remote recording. – bk BILL KOPP: Especially during the […]

Jon Auer: The Musoscribe Interview, Pt. 1 of 5

In September, I had the distinct pleasure not only of seeing Jon Auer in an intimate house concert, but – the next morning – spending a few hours in conversation […]

Preview: Jon Auer – House Concert 9/8

Quick post today. I’d like to let you know about a very special event happening this coming Friday here in Asheville NC. Acclaimed songwriter, singer and musician Jon Auer has […]

30 Days Out, Sept. 2023 #1: Train, Jon Auer, Judy Collins, Old 97s

Mainstream pop rock, a leading light of alternative rock, an acclaimed and esteemed folk legend and a critical favorite from Texas: those are the highest of highlights in the next […]

Album Review: Big Star — In Space

To those who followed Alex Chilton’s musical activities in the 1980s and beyond, the thought that he would ever revisit his Big Star-era music – much less put the band […]

Book Review: There Was a Light

I’m a voracious reader. My tastes run decidedly toward nonfiction, but I like a good narrative. And that’s been the case since I was very young. What I never could […]