Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, one night only; Ben Taylor, Brad Hoshaw tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , — @ 12:52 pm August 13, 2013
Big Star, from left, Jody Stephens, Andy Hummel and Alex Chilton.

Big Star, from left, Jody Stephens, Andy Hummel and Alex Chilton.

by Tim McMahan,

Film Streams is screening the documentary Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me for one night only tonight.  It’s describes as “a feature-length documentary film about the dismal commercial failure, subsequent massive critical acclaim, and enduring legacy of pop music’s greatest cult phenomenon.”

While I have no idea if the film is any good, I can vouch for its soundtrack, which lately I listen to more than any other Big Star album, but maybe that’s because it’s their most current compilation. Sayeth the Washington Post: “At times, (the film) can get a little insider-y, especially if you’re uncool enough to have never heard of the band, or if you still don’t know that the Bangles’ popular ‘September Gurls’ was a cover of a Big Star song by Chilton. (And no, it wasn’t a hit for them.) This movie is more for converts than neophytes. But if you’re already a believer, it’s like going to church — one with the world’s most awesome choir and a sermon that’s at once uplifting and a little bit sad.

Yeah, I know it’s in iTunes and Amazon Instant, but if you have a chance to see it on the big screen, why not?

Screening starts at 7. May want to get your tickets online before you go, here at Check out the trailer below:

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Since you’re going to be down there already, you may want to check out Ben Taylor (James & Carly’s son) tonight at Slowdow. Our own Brad Hoshaw is opening (could this be Brad’s big break?). $15, 8 p.m.

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