Big Star's Radio City (50th Anniversary)

Thu Oct 31 2024

7:00 PM

Hackney Church

Lower Clapton Road London E5 0PD

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult 18+

Ages 14+

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Big Star’s Radio City (50th Anniversary) and more 

performed by Jody Stephens of Big Star, Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Chris Stamey (the dB's), Jon Auer (Big Star/The Posies) and Pat Sansone (Wilco)

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Radio City, the legendary sophomore release from the highly influential Memphis band, Big Star. To celebrate, an all-star collective of musicians (led by the band’s sole surviving original member, Jody Stephens) will perform the album in full, along with other great songs from the band’s rich legacy. Joining Stephens onstage will be some of the band’s biggest fans, who have long been associated with Big Star-related projects, including Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Jon Auer (The Posies), Pat Sansone (Wilco), and Chris Stamey (The dB's). 

Released in 1974, Radio City has long been a coveted classic, beloved by alt-rockers, pop fans, and everyone else in between. Influenced by the sounds of the British Invasion, yet strikingly original, Big Star’s debut combined guitar-fueled hooks, sweet harmonies, jangly pop, and wistful melancholia for a sound that was years ahead of its time. Today, in conjunction with the earlier No. 1 Record and the subsequent Third, it is considered to be a seminal title in the power pop canon – a genre that, for better or worse, wouldn’t truly take off until the end of the decade. 

While Big Star (vocalist/guitarist/pianist Alex Chilton, vocalist/guitarist Chris Bell, bassist Andy Hummel, and drummer Jody Stephens) officially formed in 1971, #1 Record began to take shape several years earlier, when Chilton and Bell (both teenagers at the time) started writing together, finding inspiration from the John Lennon/Paul McCartney songwriting partnership. Bell left the band after that first release, and Alex, Jody, and Andy marshaled their forces as a trio to create Radio City.

orking with Ardent Records’ founder and engineer John Fry, Chilton and Hummel laid down guitar, bass and keys tracks to match Stephens’s explosive, invigorated drumming, and the passion they put into the performances lifted the already masterful songwriting to a new level. Its many beloved songs, including “O, My Soul,” “Way Out West,” and “Daisy Glaze,” were led by the astonishing pop perfection of “September Gurls,” later covered by the Bangles.

Eat Your Own Ears presents
Big Star's Radio City (50th Anniversary)

  • Big Star

    Big Star

    Pop

  • Mike Mills

    Mike Mills

    Pop

  • Jon Auer

    Jon Auer

    Alternative Rock

  • Chris Stamey

    Chris Stamey

    Pop

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Eat Your Own Ears presents

Big Star's Radio City (50th Anniversary)

Thu Oct 31 2024 7:00 PM

Hackney Church London
Big Star's Radio City (50th Anniversary)

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult 18+ Ages 14+

Big Star’s Radio City (50th Anniversary) and more 

performed by Jody Stephens of Big Star, Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Chris Stamey (the dB's), Jon Auer (Big Star/The Posies) and Pat Sansone (Wilco)

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Radio City, the legendary sophomore release from the highly influential Memphis band, Big Star. To celebrate, an all-star collective of musicians (led by the band’s sole surviving original member, Jody Stephens) will perform the album in full, along with other great songs from the band’s rich legacy. Joining Stephens onstage will be some of the band’s biggest fans, who have long been associated with Big Star-related projects, including Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Jon Auer (The Posies), Pat Sansone (Wilco), and Chris Stamey (The dB's). 

Released in 1974, Radio City has long been a coveted classic, beloved by alt-rockers, pop fans, and everyone else in between. Influenced by the sounds of the British Invasion, yet strikingly original, Big Star’s debut combined guitar-fueled hooks, sweet harmonies, jangly pop, and wistful melancholia for a sound that was years ahead of its time. Today, in conjunction with the earlier No. 1 Record and the subsequent Third, it is considered to be a seminal title in the power pop canon – a genre that, for better or worse, wouldn’t truly take off until the end of the decade. 

While Big Star (vocalist/guitarist/pianist Alex Chilton, vocalist/guitarist Chris Bell, bassist Andy Hummel, and drummer Jody Stephens) officially formed in 1971, #1 Record began to take shape several years earlier, when Chilton and Bell (both teenagers at the time) started writing together, finding inspiration from the John Lennon/Paul McCartney songwriting partnership. Bell left the band after that first release, and Alex, Jody, and Andy marshaled their forces as a trio to create Radio City.

orking with Ardent Records’ founder and engineer John Fry, Chilton and Hummel laid down guitar, bass and keys tracks to match Stephens’s explosive, invigorated drumming, and the passion they put into the performances lifted the already masterful songwriting to a new level. Its many beloved songs, including “O, My Soul,” “Way Out West,” and “Daisy Glaze,” were led by the astonishing pop perfection of “September Gurls,” later covered by the Bangles.

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Select Tickets

Ages 14+
limit 8 per person
Stalls Standing
Venue levy of £1 included in the booking fee
£39.81 (£34.50 + £5.31 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)
Balcony Unreserved Seating
Venue levy of £1 included in the booking fee
£44.31 (£38.50 + £5.81 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)

Delivery Method

eTickets

Terms & Conditions

This event is 14 and over. Any ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 14 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.