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Big Star's iconic Third turns 35 this year(!). In celebration of that, and in memory of the late Alex Chilton, Jody Stephens (Big Star), Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, Big Star), Tim Rutili (Califone), Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Chris Stamey (The dBs), Gary Louris (The Jayhawks), Ken Vandermark, and many more will gather at the Vic Theatre on June 28 to perform Third (and some older material) with a twenty-piece chamber orchestra. Tickets for the special Chicago show go on sale this Saturday (5/18) at 10AM CST; this is definitely not one to miss.

You also might want to watch the recent documentary on the band, Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, which premiered at SXSW 2012. Check out its impactful trailer below...

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Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me Trailer