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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 […]

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 […]

We Get What We Deserve: Big Star — Live on WLIR

As the shopworn saying goes – it has been applied to other acts as well – Big Star was a group that sold very few records during its original existence, […]