When he died suddenly of a heart attack on Wednesday, Alex Chilton was scheduled to play a show with members of Big Star this Saturday at South By Southwest. That show will now feature a tribute to the Chilton, with members of R.E.M, She and Him, X and others on hand for the occasion. According to MTV News:
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 sit in along with She & Him’s M. Ward, R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills, X’s John Doe and Chris Stamey of the dB’s.
One can only imagine the list of guest performers will grow larger and even more illustrious over the next 24 hours.