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John Cale Stages Roaring Tribute to Velvet Underground With MGMT, Sky Ferreira, Animal Collective, More

In the program notes to his scruffy, roaring Velvet Underground tribute at the Brooklyn Academy of Music last night, John Cale noted he’s “reluctant to spend too much time on things past.” Fair enough. But as foundational member and key sonic architect of a band that ranks with rock’s greatest, he’s earned a victory lap. And 50 years – the ...

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John Cale Recruits Animal Collective, Sky Ferreira, More for Velvet Underground Anniversary Shows

John Cale has announced a series of shows at Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City. The founding member of the Velvet Underground will perform the seminal album The Velvet Underground & Nico in its entirety on November 16 and 17 to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the album’s release. On November 18, Cale will perform “John Cale’s 75th ...

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See Velvet Underground's Surviving Members Play 'Waiting for the Man'

The Velvet Underground‘s John Cale and Moe Tucker reunited recently for a keyboard-banging performance of “I’m Waiting for the Man,” a track off their 1967 debut, The Velvet Underground and Nico. Cale played a Kurzweil and sang Lou Reed’s part, while Tucker played the woodblock along with Cale’s band, as part of the Grammy Salute to Music Legends concert. A ...

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Movistar + First Original Series ‘Velvet Collection’ Makes a Record-Breaking Bow

MADRID — “Velvet Collection,” the first high-end Movistar + original series made available to clients, has broken records for the Telefonica Spanish pay TV operator, it announced late Wednesday, also confirming “Velvet Collection” had been renewed for a second season. Movistar + has already announced at a San Sebastián Festival press conference on Sept. 29 that its flagship series,… Variety

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Inside the Birth of the Velvet Underground

To Lou Reed, the legendarily cranky singer-songwriter, Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis was a true rarity: a music journalist that Reed actually liked. The pair encountered each other many times over DeCurtis’ decades as a writer and editor, and after Reed’s death in 2013, DeCurtis turned his admiration for Reed into an excellent new biography, the massive Lou Reed: ...

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