Brighten the Corners

BTC Show #327 – 8/27/13 including Big Star links

Just saw the new Big Star documentary Nothing Can Hurt Me at The Paramount tonight…great stuff!

I happened to be at SXSW in Austin, TX the year Alex Chilton died & it was quite a moving tribute show to witness that year, where Evan Dando, M. Ward, John Doe, Mike Mills & tons more paid tribute through song at the legendary Antone’s.  Some of that concert ended up in the documentary, but doesn’t sound like (according to one of the filmmakers who was in town for the screening) the full show will see the light of day anytime soon.

I also happened to be at the University of Missouri the year Big Star reunited in the early 90s…a reunion inspired by a couple of simple phone calls made by a couple of my cohorts at the college radio station (KCOU) at the time!  Wish I could say the 2 guys in question were good friends of mine, but they were definitely more of the “cool older brother” type whom I was way too intimidated to befriend during that stage of my life, ha!


WCNR Brighten the Corners 8-27-13 (Show 327)

{all titles out now unless otherwise noted}




Blitzen Trapper – “Shine On”/VII (out 10/1)

North Mississippi All-Stars – “Rollin ‘n Tumblin”/World Boogie Is Coming (out 9/3)


The National – “Graceless”/Trouble Will Find Me

Capsula – “Atomic Breakdown”/Solar Secrets (out today)

Laura Marling – “Master Hunter”/Once I Was An Eagle

Sarah Jarosz – “Over The Edge”/Build Me Up From Bones (out 9/24, in Cville 9/7)


Carly Ritter – “It Don’t Come Easy”/s/t (out today)

Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers – “Little Too Late”/s/t (out today, at The Festy 10/11)

Sly & The Family Stone – “What’s That Got To Do With Me”/Higher! 4-cd boxset (out today)

White Lies – “There Goes Our Love Again”/Big TV

Replacements – “Anywhere Is Better Than Here”/1989




Glasvegas – “All I Want Is My Baby”/Later…When The TV Turns To Static (out 9/3)
Belle & Sebastian – “I’m A Cuckoo (Avalanches remix)”/The Third Eye Centre (out today)

Camera Obscura – “Do It Again”/Desire Lines

Lou Barlow – “Two”/Ryan Adams cover via YouTube

Dent May – “Born Too Late”/Warm Blanket (out today)


Ben Sollee & Mother Falcon – “Lose Yourself To Dance”/Daft Punk cover (free mp3 at

Basia Bulat – “Tall Tall Shadow”/title track (out 9/30, in Cville 11/16 w/ Ben Sollee)


Richard Buckner – “When You Tell Me How It Is”/Surrounded (out 9/3, in Cville 9/9)

Califone – “Frosted Tips”/Stitches (out 9/3, in Cville 9/9)

Mark Lanegan – “I’m Not The Loving Kind”/Imitations (out 9/17)

Volcano Choir – “Alaskans”/Repave (out 9/3)


Bob Dylan – “Annie’s Going To Sing Her Song”/Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 (out today)


Robbie Fulks – “Guess I Got It Wrong”/Gone Away Backward (out today)

Deer Tick – “Big House”/Negativity (out 9/24)


Neko Case – “Wild Creatures”/The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You (out 9/3, in Cville 10/27)

Ty Segall – “The Man Man”/Sleeper (came out last week)


Yuck – “Rebirth”/Glow & Behold (out 10/1)

Sunwolf – “Push It”/Angel Eyes (out 10/8)


So So Glos – “Lost Weekend”/Blowout (played in Cville last wknd!)

The Dodos – “Substance”/Carrier (out today)


Black Joe Lewis – “Come To My Party”/Electric Slave (out today)

Franz Ferdinand – “Evil Eye”/Right Thoughts Right Words Right Action (out today)

AlunaGeorge – “You Know You Like It”/Body Music (cd version out today)

Nine Inch Nails – “Find My Way”/Hesitation Marks (out 9/3)


Big Star – “When My Baby’s Beside Me”/1972

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