Yo La Tengo, The Lemonheads‘ Evan Dando and Jesse Malin are among the acts who will perform as part of a tribute concert to celebrate the life of Big Star‘s Alex Chilton.
Called Channeling Chilton: A Night of Alex Chilton’s Music, the gig will take place at City Winery in New York on July 28, reports The Measure.
Other names due to take part include Jon Spencer, Alan Vega and Chilton‘s orginal band, The Box Tops, with a number of acts still to be confirmed.
Part of the proceeds for the concert will go to the Gulf Restoration Network, who help those affected by the BP drilling disaster. For more information visit, CityWinery.com.
Big Star’s Alex Chilton passed away after having a heart attack in March, while earlier this week (July 19), the group’s original bassist Andy Hummel died after a two-year battle with cancer.