Yo La Tengo, Jon Spencer, Evan Dando to Play Alex Chilton Memorial Gig Tomorrow

July 27, 2010  |  9:17am

Tomorrow, a host of musicians will gather in NYC to champion a great cause and celebrate a great musician.

City Winery will host Channeling Chilton: A Night of Alex Chilton’s Music, an evening of musical performances honoring the life and work of Big Star frontman Alex Chilton, who passed away in March. Performers include Evan Dando, Yo La Tengo, Jon Spencer, Jesse Malin and members of Big Star and Chilton’s first band, The Box Tops.

Tickets for the event are $28 and according to the City Winery website, a portion of the proceeds will go towards the Gulf Restoration Network oil spill relief efforts.

Channeling Chilton comes shortly after news of another Big Star tragedy — original bassist Andy Hummel passed away July 19 after a two-year battle with cancer.

For more information, visit CityWinery.com.

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