The big SXSW Festival came to a close with more day parties and special showcases. I started the day off with some friends playing at Drungo, Brent Adair and Flat Stanley. Then I made my way to Stubbs for the Rachael Ray party, which featured Jakob Dylan (with Neko Case) and She and Him (Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward). Later it was more friends in Summer Wardrobe and finally, the Alex Chilton Tribute at Antone's. This was supposed to be the big reunion of Big Star, the influential pop-group. But, lead singer Alex Chilton passed away earlier in the week, leaving the music community at a loss. Many of the SXSW stars paid tribute to Chilton during the time slot that was supposed to host the reunion. It was a touching and appropriate celebration of an important life.
The Big Star tribute to the late Alex Chilton was so special. Many stars came out to show their support and appreciation for this amazing talent.
Rousing final rendition of September Gurls with Susan Cowsill and the Watson Twins
Drummer Jody Stephens adds some final words and his thanks at the end of an amazing evening.