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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 […]

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 […]

Best Music of 2016: New Releases

I’ve said it before, and in 2016 it’s true as ever: those people who complain that there’s no good music any more simply aren’t looking hard enough, or in the […]

Best Music of 2016: Reissue/archival Releases

I love new music, but I’m also attuned to keeping up with the latest in reissues and archival releases. Sometimes those feature some of my favorite artists; other times they […]

Album Review: Big Star — Complete Third

The third album from Big Star is the most difficult in the Memphis group’s slim catalog of 1970s releases, and quite unlike its predecessors. The band’s debut – 1972’s #1 […]

PRIX: The Band that Never Was

In March 1974, Jon Tiven had just turned 19 and was living in New York City. In the next two and half years, he’d find himself deeply enmeshed in a […]