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Big Star: Isolated In The Light Book Launch Party

Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Avenue, Memphis

From Brooks Museum:

Join First Third Books, Big Star drummer Jody Stephens and photographers Michael O’Brien, Maude Schuyler Clay and David Bell for a celebration of the release of BIG STAR – Isolated in the Light. This limited edition photography book chronicles the career of the now-iconic cult band from Memphis and features over 200 color and black and white photographs by artists such as William Eggleston, Michael O’Brien, Maude Schuyler Clay, Carole Manning, David Bell, Stephanie Chernikowski, and David Godlis and historic images from the vaults of Ardent Records.

Meet in the rotunda for a cash bar beginning at 5:30 pm, followed by a panel discussion in the museum’s auditorium at 6:30, moderated by Bob Mehr, contributor to Isolated In The Light and author of Trouble Boys: The True Story Of The Replacements. Mehr, an authority on Big Star, also contributed to the Big Star career retrospective box set, Keep An Eye On The Sky.

At the end of the evening a book signing will take place in the museum’s Chandler Gallery, where the in-house exhibition Selections from William Eggleston’s Portfolios are currently on view.

Copies of BIG STAR – Isolated in the Light will be available for sale at the event and for pre-order at www.firstthirdbooks.com. A hardback limited edition is available for $53 and a special edition, including a previously unpublished signed and numbered print from Michael O’Brien and two posters, is available for $98.

Free.

Aug17

Ardent Studios: 50 Years of Music History

Grammy Museum LA, 800 W OLYMPIC BLVD 90015, Los Angeles

Jody will be at the GRAMMY Museum to honor Ardent Studios's 50th Anniversary. The panel will feature Jody, Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Jesse Valenzuela (Gin Blossoms), Luther Russell (Those Pretty Wrongs), and producer/engineer Adam Hill.

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Vol. 1 Complete Third - Vinyl Release 11/25

Omnivore Recordings will release Complete Third Vol. 1 on a double LP Friday November 25th.
Check your local record stores!

From Omnivore:

First of three volumes that will bring Big Star’s Complete Third to vinyl. 

“Ask any of the original participants who made the record, and none of them would say they expected this album to even see a real release, much less end up on Rolling Stone>’s list of the 500 best albums of all time… It’s an amazing snapshot of the artists and the times and circumstances in

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Book Release Party

Big Star: Isolated In the Light Book Release Party
Thursday October 20th
Brooks Museum
Memphis, TN
*Free*

5:30pm - Mingling and cocktails (cash bar)
6:30pm - Panel discussion with Bob Mehr moderating, featuring Jody Stephens, David Bell, Michael O'Brien, and Maude Schuyler Clay.
Books will be available for purchase and a signing will follow the discussion.

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Complete Third out now!


Complete Third from Omnivore Recordings is out now! 

“Ask any of the original participants who made the record, and none of them would say they expected this album to even see a real release, much less end up on Rolling Stone>’s list of the 500 best albums of all time… It’s an amazing snapshot of the artists and the times and circumstances in which the recordings were made. It’s a great testament to Third that an album that almost nobody was interested in at the time of its pressing, is now loved and

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Americana Fest: Ardent Studios 50th Anniversary

Tomorrow in Nashville, TN the Americana Fest is hosting a panel discussing Ardent Studios' 50th Annviersary. The panel will be moderated by Bob Mehr (writer for Memphis' The Commercial Appeal and Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements) and feature guests Jody Stephens, Steve Earle, and Paul Ebersold.

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Big Star Book Launch Party

Join Jody and the team from First Third Books to celebrate the release of Big Star: Isolated In The Light.

Thursday October 20, 2016
Brooks Museum
Memphis, TN
5:30pm

Join First Third Books, Big Star drummer Jody Stephens and photographers Michael O’Brien, Maude Schuyler Clay and David Bell for a celebration of the release of BIG STAR – Isolated in the Light. This limited edition photography book chronicles the career of the now-iconic cult band from Memphis and features over 200 color and black and white

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"Thirteen" - GRAMMY Museum L.A.

A very special performance of "Thirteen" at The GRAMMY Museum L.A. last month, to honor Ardent Studios' 50th Anniversary. Jody is joined by Those Pretty Wrongs partner Luther Russell and good friend R.E.M.'s Mike Mills.

Happy September, Gurls

It's September 1st and here's Jody sharing a tid bit about "September Gurls" from Radio City!

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Big Star - Isolated in the Light

We are excited to announce the first Big Star authorized limited edition photo monograph presented by First Third Books

The photographers who contributed to this project share their unique visual perspective, chronicling Big Star's beginning in the Memphis music scene during the 1970's to later solo projects in New York and Europe. Also featured are new interviews and the band's original handwritten letters and lyrics. 

The publication coincides with the 50th Anniversary of Ardent Studios, ground zero…

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