SXSW Preview: Star & Micey

There was a buzz last week when word filtered down that Big Star had added a show at SXSW. It’s going to be mobbed, of course (we’re glad we saw them last year in Brooklyn), but they’re not the only Ardent Studios band hitting Austin: Star & Micey will be there, too, with Big Star drummer Jody Stephens in tow.

The Memphis trio released its self-titled debut last October. In addition to Stevens, the record features Luther Dickinson and Rick Steff (of Lucero and Cat Power’s band). The band makes smart, solid rock with agile pop hooks and a deep undercurrent of soul — it is Memphis, after all.

Star & Micey performs Thursday, March 18, at Barbarella.

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