Jon Auer w/ SVE @ Best Video Film & Cultural Center

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Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT

We are so excited to bring Jon Auer of Big Star & The Posies to Best Video Film & Cultural Center ahead of the U.S. Big Star Radio City 50th Anniversary Tour. SVE will be opening the show at 7PM sharp. Jon will be joining us on some songs and we will be joining him on some songs. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear his incredible songs in an intimate setting. Limited tix available now!

Former Posies co-founder/singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jon Auer's notable career started at the age of 17 in Bellingham, WA where the Posies first record Failure (featuring the Jon-composed "I May Hate You Sometimes" ) was recorded and mixed by a teenage Jon in his home studio after school and on weekends. Two years later The Posies signed a deal with DGC/Geffen and ultimately recorded three records for the prominent label, including Dear 23 (featuring the Jon-composed singles "Suddenly Mary" and “Golden Blunders”, the latter eventually covered by former Beatle Ringo Starr) and the landmark Frosting on the Beater, which included Auer's classic singles "Dream All Day", "Flavor of the Month", and “Definite Door” as well as his dark and epic deep cut "Coming Right Along" (featured in the film of The Basketball Diaries and praised by Jim Carroll himself). A key player in the former Posies songwriting force, Jon also wrote “Going, Going, Gone” for the 3 million-plus selling Reality Bites soundtrack.

In addition, Auer is a critically-acclaimed solo artist and his solo record Songs From The Year Of Our Demise was named one of the best releases of 2006 by NPR and given 4 stars in UNCUT magazine. Auer toured the globe to support SFTYOOD as an extremely well-received one-man troubadour-style show, his songs and stories side by side. Jon was also a member of the re-formed Big Star for 17 years and continued to perform as part of Big Star's Third after Alex Chilton's passing in 2010. In 2004, Jon spent time at Ardent Studios in Memphis helping write and record Big Star's album In Space, contributing (among others) "Lady Sweet" and co-writing "February's Quiet" with Jody Stephens. In 2022, Jon joined Stephens, Mike Mills (REM), Chris Stamey (The dBs), and Pat Sansone (Wilco) for a much-praised tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of Big Star's #1 Record and this same five-piece lineup toured Spain in November of 2023 as well to a rapturous reception. Now dubbed The Big Star Quintet, 2024 will see the five musicians taking the stage together again in celebration of Big Star's Radio City in the US and the EU and UK as well.

Auer has also nurtured a sizable production career having produced and/or mixed records for the likes of Love Battery, Truly, The Best Kissers in the World, Sky Cries Mary, Pond, Gnome, The Squirrels, You Am I, Redd Kross, Awesome, Cheap Star, and Spiral Stairs (of Pavement) and the Sub Pop label and also spent time in Nashville playing on the Ben Folds' produced William Shatner record Has Been.

$25 in Advance/$30 day of. Other tiers available!