Tomorrow night, Mike is set to play alongside the surviving members of Big Star who will pay tribute to the late Alex Chilton at SXSW in Austin. Chilton was scheduled to play the show himself but passed away from a heart attack two days ago. He was 59.
The Saturday night show at Antone’s will feature original Big Star drummer Jody Stephens and newer members Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer of the Posies acting as a house band, with original Big Star bassist Andy Hummel expected to play. She & Him’s M. Ward, X’s John Doe and Chris Stamey of the dB’s will also perform.
Earlier, Mike paid tribute to Chilton in this post at remhq.com.