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Best in Bluegrass
Southside of the Tracks on the right side of 08
DAILY Music  December 30, 2008, by Doug Freeman
"...boys nail it on their aptly titled IV. Reunited with producer Chris Stamey, the sound is relaxed and not beholden to any particular style, allowing the quartet to settle into a comfortable country and acoustic-grass mix, especially on the poignant “Birmingham Jail” and excellent heartbreaker “The Carolinian.”..."

SXSW Panel Recap: From CBGB to the World – A Downtown Diaspora
“Mushrooms grow in the dark”
DAILY SXSW  March 17, 2018, by Tim Stegall
"...Before punk became a codified sound and style – an aggressive, post-Ramones genre of high-speed chainsaw guitar, minimal chord structures, and black leather jackets – it acted as an umbrella for DIY art and music under difficult (and usually hostile) circumstances. dBs linchpin Chris Stamey ascribed its birth to a NYC “petri dish” named CBGB...."

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Thursday
Music Story  March 17, 2006
"...– Jay Trachtenberg CHATHAM COUNTY LINE11pm, Continental Club Raleigh quartet Chatham County Line fuse old-time, gather-round-the-microphone bluegrass with other styles of American music for a sound that's both youthful and traditional. Their sophomore release, Route 23 (Yep Roc), was produced by Chris Stamey (dB's, Whiskeytown, Yo La Tengo)..."

Chris Stamey
Music Review  March 15, 2013, by Jim Caligiuri
"...Chris StameyLovesick Blues (Yep Roc)..."

SXSW Friday Interview
After 30 years, get ready for a new dB's disc!
Music Story  March 16, 2012
"...Chris Stamey left in the aftermath of the group's sophomore effort, moving into the role of producer, in which he worked with Alejandro Escovedo and Whiskeytown, among others. Peter Holsapple, Will Rigby, and Gene Holder continued for two more charmed discs, eventually disbanding around 1987..."

Big Star 'Third' Concert
Honoring tragic 2010 non-SXSW headliner and Big Star guiding light Alex Chilton
Music Story  March 16, 2012, by Adam Schragin
"...This year, Big Star's legend gets added perspective with a SXSW documentary about the band called Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (see "The Ballad of Big Star," Screens, March 9) combined with a performance of Third/Sister Lovers by a band featuring "musical director" Chris Stamey, as well as members of REM, the Posies, and more. The performance gets a local infusion through the Tosca String Quartet, who've been practicing along with the album since Stamey first got in contact with them in the fall to prepare...."

The Ballad of Big Star
A work-in-progress premiere and supergroup performance pay tribute to the cult band
Screens Story  March 9, 2012, by Leah Churner
"...Since then, they've been chopping it down to 90 minutes for a work-in-progress print that will sneak preview during the South by Southwest Film Festival on Thursday, March 15. Following the screening will be an orchestral staging of the entire Third album presented by GSD&M, organized by musician and record producer Chris Stamey, and featuring the Tosca String Quartet and members of R.E.M., the Replacements, and the Posies, among others..."

Thursday Sleepers
SXSW picks & sleepers
Music Story  March 18, 2005
"...Palmer, an East Texas native relocated to Austin, attracted good press for his 1999 EP, Boomerang Shoes, with its many colors of love that pulse with warmth and affection. – Margaret MoserCHRIS STAMEY1am, 18th Floor @ Crowne Plaza From the Sneakers to the dB's to his solo work, North Carolinian Chris Stamey is a seminal figure in the evolution of Southern pop..."

Guitartown/Conqueroo
Music Story  March 15, 2013, by Michael Toland
"...Roaring through classics and tunes from the upcoming American Ride, Willie Nile served a potent reminder of the chills induced by a true believer. Temporarily eschewing the minichamber orchestra that powers Lovesick Blues, Chris Stamey plugged in for an electric take on its gorgeous tuneage..."

Friday Picks
SXSW Music Fest preview guide
Music Story  March 16, 2007
"...Tenth LP Time Being comprises melody, structure, and unexpected triumphs in folky turns that echo Hugh Grant romantic comedies projected off a granite cliff in the Badlands. – Darcie StevensPeter Holsapple & Chris Stamey..."

SXSW Picks and Sleepers
Music Story  March 14, 2003
"...CHRIS STAMEY: Whether you know him as songwriter/musician (the dBs, Alex Chilton, Yo La Tengo), master of the knobs (Whiskeytown, Flat Duo Jets, Alejandro Escovedo), or not at all (c'mon out from under that rock, honey ...), a trip to a Chris Stamey gig is like a traipse through the brightest and jangliest parts of the past few decades. (Opal Divine's, 9pm) -- Kate X Messer..."

Spotlight: Caitlin Cary
Fiddler Caitlin Cary strikes out on her own after Whiskeytown goes into the drink.
Music Story  March 15, 2002, by Jim Caligiuri
"...Cary credits producer Chris Stamey (dB's, Yo La Tengo, Alejandro Escovedo) with a big assist on While You Weren't Looking...."

SXSW Music Live: Big Star’s Third & Friends
Alex Chilton remembered still
DAILY SXSW  March 18, 2017, by Doug Freeman
"...Big Star’s Third emerged with Chris Stamey serving as bandleader and Austin’s Tosca Strings providing the new arrangements. Together, they worked through 22 songs in 90 minutes..."

Big Star 'Third' Concert
SXSW Showcase Reviews
Music Story  March 16, 2012, by Adam Schragin
"...Almost two years to the day that Alex Chilton died before making an appearance at SXSW with his band Big Star, this concert re-created the band's last album, Third. The brainchild of Chris Stamey, the memorial of sorts put together an ensemble cast to flesh out the album, an endeavor that's already played in select cities..."

SXSW 2013 Round Two: More Bands Announced
Big year for Bogota bands with a heavy playlist from Colombia
DAILY Music  December 5, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...Ireland) The Seaside Swifts (Austin, Texas) Second Time Virgin (Seoul, S. Korea) Sertified (Austin, Texas) Sexy Fi (Brasília, Brazil) Sharks (Leamington Spa, England) Amanda Shires (Nashville, Tenn.) Shout Out Louds (Stockholm, Sweden) Shout Out Out Out Out (Edmonton, Canada) Sick/Sea (Mcallen, Texas) Siddhartha (Guadalajara, Mexico) Simian Ghost (Stockholm, Sweden) Sisu (Los Angeles, Calif.) Skaters (New York, N.Y.) Skewby (Memphis, Tenn.) Skinny Lister (London, England) Sleep Good (Austin, Texas) SL Jones (Little Rock, Ark.) Frank Smith (Austin, Texas) Snowblink (Toronto,Canada) Snow Tha Product (Dallas, Texas) Social Studies (San Francisco, Calif.) So Cow (Galway, Ireland) The Soft Moon (San Francisco, Calif.) Solids (Montreal, Canada) Ben Sollee (Louisville, Ky.) Sol Okarina (Bogotá, Colombia) So Many Wizards (Los Angeles, Calif.) Sonámbulo (San José, Costa Rica) Sore Losers (Dallas, Texas) Soul Khan (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Amy Speace (Nashville, Tenn.) Speak (Austin, Texas) Spires That In The Sunset Rise (Madison, Wis.) Squarehead (Dublin, Ireland) Chris Stamey (Chapel Hill, N.C.) Starkey (Philadelphia, Pa.) Stereo Mike (Athens, Greece) Sticky (London, England) Still Life Still (Toronto, Canada) Strangers (Sydney, Australia) SubKulture Patriots (Austin, Texas) Sugar Army (Perth, Australia) SuiseiNoboAz (Tokyo, Japan) Gabriel Sullivan & Taraf de Tucson (Tucson, Ariz.) Summer Flake (Goodwood, Australia) Surfer Blood (West, Pa.lm Beach, Fla.) S U R V I V E (Austin, Texas) Patrick Sweany (Nashville, Tenn.) Swear And Shake (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Sweatshop Union (Vancouver,Canada) Tall Ships (Falmouth, England) Tamikrest (Tombouctou, Mali) Tango in the Attic (Glenrothes, Scotland) Harry Taussig (Costa Mesa, Calif.) T Bird and the Breaks (Austin, Texas) TCTS (Manchester, England) Team Ghost (Paris, France) Team Spirit (Brooklyn, N.Y.) The Technicolors (Phoenix, Calif.) Teen Runnings (Tokyo, Japan) Telebit (Bogota, Colombia) Telekinesis (Seattle, Wash.) Terakaft (Kidal, Mali) Thao & The Get Down Stay Down (San Francisco, Calif.) Thee Oh Sees (San Francisco, Calif.) Third Eye Blind (San Francisco, Calif.) This Many Boyfriends (UK) Richard Thompson (London, England) Throne (London, England) Titi Robin Trio (Angers, France) Tokimonsta (Los Angeles, Calif.) Toro Y Moi (Columbia, S.C.) Trails and Ways (Emeryville, Calif.) Transcription of Organ Music (Franklin, Australia) Travi$ Scott (Houston, Texas) A Tribe Called Red (Ottawa ,Canada) Trummors (Woodstock, N.Y.) Nik Turner's Hawkwind (Los Angeles, Calif.) 24-7 (Victoria, Texas) Two Fresh (Denver, Colo.) Tying Tiffany (Bologna, Italy) William Tyler (Nashville, Tenn.) The Types (Moscow, Russia) Ume (New York, N.Y.) Unknown Mortal Orchestra (Portland, Ore.) The Uprising Roots (Kingston, Jamaica) UZOY (Houston, Texas) VietNam (Brooklyn, N.Y.) V.I.P (San Diego, Calif.) The Virginmarys (Macclesfield, England) Vockah Redu (New Orleans LA) Leif Vollebekk (Montreal, Canada) Waco Brothers (Chicago, Ill.) Wake Owl (Vancouver, Canada) Terry Waldo (New York, N.Y.) Butch Walker (Los Angeles, Calif.) Wall..."

State of Love and Trust
Have a little faith for the new millennial music paradigm and trust in the 2011-12 Austin Music Awards.
Music Story  March 9, 2012, by Raoul Hernandez
"..."My most diverse album," nodded Alejandro Escovedo backstage at the Continental Club in February. This from the forever swaggering classic-rock punk with LPs produced by John Cale and Chris Stamey..."

Why Should Anyone Care Now?
Music Story  August 26, 1999, by Kent H. Benjamin
"..."We did our first gig at the American Legion Hall opening for the Big Boys," recalls Collier. "Our next show was opening for Chris Stamey at the Continental Club."..."

Spike Lee, Rian Johnson, and Chelsea Manning for SXSW
Plus major tech names, Westworld panel, and more added
DAILY SXSW  January 30, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...• From CBGB to the World: A Downtown Diaspora, featuring former Talking Heads backline Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, photographer Julia Gorton, Television guitarist Richard Lloyd, and musician and producer Chris Stamey News & Journalism..."

Big Star Tribute
SXSW Music 2010
Music Review  March 26, 2010, by Dan Oko
"...Stephens, along with Posies Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow, who've played with Big Star since 1994, were joined by Meat Puppet Curt Kirkwood ("Don't Lie to Me," "Out in the Street"), M. Ward ("Big Black Car"), Chris Stamey ("I Am the Cosmos," a Chris Bell composition for those keeping score), and R.E.M.'s Mike Mills ("Jesus Christ")..."

Thursday Sleepers
Music Story  March 14, 2008
"...11pm, Continental Club With their newly released and aptly titled fourth disc, IV (Yep Roc), Raleigh, N.C.'s Chatham County Line has veered into previously uncharted territory. While still an acoustic quartet, the band mixes blues and rock into its bluegrass sound for a heady new mix that's easily adapted to producer Chris Stamey's legendary style..."

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