Big Star Third In San Francisco

On October 1st, Big Star’s Third will be performed at Slim’s in San Francisco.

The band includes Jody Stephens (Big Star), Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Ken Stringfellow (Big Star/Posies), Chris Stamey (The dB’s), Pat Sansone (Wilco) Audley Freed (Black Crowes), Brett Harris, Ralph Carney & Skylar Gudasz, with a Chamber Orchestra featuring Kronos Quartet and conducted by Van Dyke Parks

Tickets are available here.

The Posies, KS + Big Star’s 3rd in WA

Upcoming shows in Washington:

Aug 23 — The Posies (acoustic), The Triple Door, Seattle WA (Two shows – an early one at 8pm, and a later one at 11pm. Tickets here. VIP tickets are available for a meet & greet/wine tasting with Waters Winery.)

Aug 29 — The Posies (acoustic), house show, Bellingham WA (Contact for info)

Aug 31 — Big Star’s 3rd, Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle WA

Sept. 5 — FM Collective (KS will do some solo material), Columbia City Theatre, Seattle WA

Ken Stringfellow with Chris Stamey in Australia, 2014

Big Star’s Third will be performed (with its original string and wind orchestrations) by Jody Stephens, Mike Mills, Mitch Easter, and Chris Stamey. They will be joined by Cat Power, Kurt Vile, and many others as part of the Sydney Festival.

Jan 23 – Big Star’s Third @ Sydney Festival, Sydney AUSTRALIA

Following that, Ken will tour Australia with Chris Stamey. Dates are below:

Jan 24 – Ken & Chris Stamey @ Astor Theatre, Perth AUSTRALIA
Jan 26 – Ken & Chris Stamey @ The Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
Jan 28 – Ken & Chris Stamey @ Northcote Social Club, Melbourne AUSTRALIA
Jan 29 – Ken & Chris Stamey @ Caravan Music Club, Melbourne AUSTRALIA
Jan 30 – Ken & Chris Stamey @ Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane AUSTRALIA
Jan 31 – Ken & Chris Stamey @ Clarendon Guest House, Katoomba AUSTRALIA
Feb 1 – KS & Chris Stamey @ Annandale Hotel, Sydney AUSTRALIA


For the most up-to-date information, follow @theposies on Twitter!

Posie US Festival Dates + Big Star Brief

The Posies will be playing “Frosting On The Beater” at the Taste of Randolph Street Festival June 20th in Chicago (5:30pm – 6:45pm), and they’ll also be at Charlotte Pop Fest in Charlotte, NC on September 24th.

Advance tickets for Charlotte Pop Fest are available here. (Please note they are only allowing 100 advance tickets for the Posies’ show… so get them soon.)

Big Star news:
+ Rhino confirms a box set is in the works.
Scarlett Johansson is covering “I Am The Cosmos” on her next record.

On the topic of Big Star, Bud Scoppa posted a never-published article from 2000 last week on his blog. It comes highly recommended – you’ll see that in the comments, Jody Stephens calls it “one of the best pieces [he’s] ever seen about the band.”

Here’s a snippet on the Posies:

Says Jody Stephens, who handpicked the Posies to fill in the holes for the reunited Big Star: “Frosting on the Beater does to me what all my favorite albums do: They surprise me with a sense of wonder much like the kids in ET must have felt when all their bikes took to the air.”

Upcoming Spanish Shows

APRIL 19, 2009
Jon @ Sala La Lata de Bombillas, Zaragoza, Spain. Opening band: Muy Fellini.

APRIL 22, 2009
Jon @ Sala La Botie, Madrid, Spain. With Cheap Star.

APRIL 23, 2009
Jon @ Sala Due, Don Benito (Badajoz), Spain. With Cheap Star.

APRIL 24, 2009
THE DiSCiPLiNES @ Joy Eslava, Madrid, Spain.

APRIL 25, 2009
Jon @ Sala Tropicana, Santoña, Spain. With Cheap Star.

APRIL 25, 2009
THE DiSCiPLiNES @ Wah Wah Club, Valencia, Spain.

APRIL 28, 2009
Big Star @ Teatro Cervantes, Malaga, Spain. Tickets and more info availble here.

APRIL 29, 2009
Jon & Ken acoustic duo show @ Planta Baja, Granada, Spain.

APRIL 30, 2009
Jon & Ken acoustic duo show @ El Greco, Jerez, Spain.

MAY 1, 2009
Jon & Ken acoustic duo show @ Sala Porta Caeli, Valladolid, Spain. Opening band: Muy Fellini.

MAY 2, 2009
Jon & Ken acoustic duo show @ Sala Azkena, Bilbao, Spain. Opening band: Muy Fellini.

MAY 3, 2009
Jon & Ken acoustic duo show @ Birabay Jazz Club, Logroño, Spain. Opening band: Muy Fellini.

Spring 2009: Ken in South America (+NYC), acoustic Posies and Big Star in Spain

MARCH 19, 2009
Ken @ Voce, Lima, Peru. Supporting Ladytron and Resplendor.

APRIL 2, 2009
Ken @ El Aguijon, Quito, Ecuador. Collaborating with Mama Vudu.

APRIL 9, 2009
Ken @ La Trastienda, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Collaborating with The
Super Ratones.

APRIL 11, 2009
Ken @ Lindolfo, Montevideo, Uruguay

APRIL 16, 2009
Ken @ The Delancey, New York City NY. FREE!

APRIL 24, 2009
The Disciplines @ Joy Eslava, Madrid, Spain. Co-Release party with the
Right Ons.

APRIL 25, 2009
The Disciplines @ Wah Wah Club, Valencia, Spain. Co-Release party with
the Right Ons.

APRIL 28, 2009
Big Star @ Teatro Cervantes, Malaga, Spain

APRIL 29, 2009
Acoustic Posies @ Planta Baja, Granada, Spain

Still waiting on confirmation for several more of Ken’s shows in South
America; keep checking back for updates!

Forum Back Up, New Tour Dates Added

The forum is back in action, so go check it out and sign up if you haven’t already.

Also, these tour dates have been added:

04.25 – La Fleche D’or, Paris France
04.26 – Chariot @ the Jailbreak Club, Road to Ruins Festival, Roma Italy
05.20 – The Disciplines @ Cafe Mono, Oslo Norway

Big Star:
09.02 – Inveraray Castle, Connect Festival, Inveraray UK

And Jon’s Scandinavian tour kicks off on Wednesday in Oslo; dates can be found here.

KS 7″, and new tour dates up

Ken has released a split 7″ with Luis Francesco Arena (Ken covers his song “Waterlilies and Creatures,” and Luis covers “The Lover’s Hymn”) – to order it, visit Flat Lux Records. There are only 500 copies.

On the tour page, there are many new shows up – The Posies are doing two acoustic shows in Seattle & Bellingham in May; both they and Big Star are playing a festival in Norway this August, and Ken will be touring Europe through the end of March.