Well, in Queens, to be precise...
Joe Bonomo, author of the 33 1/3 on AC/DC's Highway to Hell forwarded this on to me. He has an essay in the program, and there will be a reading from Bruce Eaton's excellent 33 1/3 on Radio City. Plus a preview of the Big Star documentary mentioned a few posts down on this blog.
ALEX CHILTON/BIG STAR/BOXTOPS Festival
An incredible day of music, food, reading, screenings and a concert celebrating the incredible talent of Alex Chilton whose legacy gave us The Boxtops [famous at 16!], Big Star and of course incomparable solo work as well as amazing productions for The Cramps.
Featuring Steve Wynn Vocals/Gtr [Dream Syndicate, Miracle 3], Jim Sculvanos Drms [Nick Cave,Sonic Youth, Cramps], Adam Falcon,Ryan Mil...ligan, Radio 4, Alice Texas, Musical Director Anthony Rizzo [Vic Thrill, Little Embers].
Kevin Hudson - drums, Michael Rafalowich-bass, Arthur Schupback-guitar
Many other Special Guests to be announced
With an exclusive screening of a preview 'Nothing Can Hurt Me' a Big Star documentary from Brooklyn Film Makers Drew DeNicola and Danielle McCarthy & Drew DeNicola. Plus rare Box Tops, Alex and Big Star clips.
Readings from Radio City [33/1/3Continuum Books] by Bruce Eaton, The Big Star Story [Rob Jovanovic]. Award winning Record Producer Richard Mazda [Fleshtones/Nick Cave/Wall of Voodoo/Fall] will host and read
Special free memento program with exclusive essays from Joe Bonomo [The Jerry Lewis Story/Sweat] Linday Hutton [Next Big Thing/Cramps Fan Club Founder]
Food provided by Manducatis Rustica and featuring the Secret BBQ Grille.
Sponsored by Gibson Guitars and Manducatis Rustica
TICKETS $20 AVAILABLE ONLINE WWW.SECRETTHEATRE.COM OR CALL THE BOX OFFICE 718 392 0722
There's also a facebook page for the event.