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Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me


Hollywood Theatre (map) Northeast
Sat., July 20, 6:45 p.m. 2013 21+

Hollywood Theatre

No band is as ripe for the documentary/exhumation treatment as Big Star, perhaps the ultimate cult band. In the early ’70s, the Memphis power-pop group created three staggeringly brilliant LPs that all sank without a trace, and figurehead Alex Chilton had a weird, winding music career that made some of the catchiest pop the world has ever heard, along with willfully off-putting no-wave and broken-down singer/songwriter confessionals. Unlike in Searching for Sugar Man or the more recent, excellent A Band Called Death, the many interviews with insiders and fans in Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me don’t seem likely to turn on new fans to the very real magic of Big Star. The converted, though, will be perfectly satisfied in hearing “September Gurls” pump out of movie-theater speakers at full volume. Saturday’s screening will be followed by a performance of Big Star songs by Ken Stringfellow and “special guests.” NED LANNAMANN

Hollywood Theatre

4122 NE Sandy, Portland, OR 97212

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  • Sat., July 20, 6:45 p.m. 2013
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