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The Remarkable Popularity Of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”

There was a moment last December when a lightbulb went off in my head, though it glowed more like a string of Christmas lights. My…
Chris DeVille | November 11, 2016 - 2:46 pm

Interview

Q&A: John Cale On Memorializing Lou Reed & Re-Making Music For A New Society

To call John Cale "prolific" is an inexcusable understatement; the multi-instrumentalist and producer is responsible for some of the most formative music in rock's history.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 21, 2016 - 1:15 pm

List

The 10 Best Indie Christmas Songs

Whether you experience Christmas as a spiritual curative or a wretched crucible likely depends upon your capacity to enjoy the Yuletide season's truly disassociate spirit…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | December 21, 2012 - 3:55 pm

More John Cale stories

John Cale Pulls Out Of Beleagured ATP Fests: “They Let Us All Down”

All Tomorrow's Parties 2.0 was supposed to take place at Pontins holiday came in Prestatyn, North Wales this weekend and the following, but back in…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 15, 2016 - 12:33 pm

Watch John Cale Play The Velvet Underground & Nico With Animal Collective, The Libertines, & Mark Lanegan

Multi-instrumentalist, former Velvet Underground member, and art-rock elder statesman John Cale performed the entirety of VU's seminal debut The Velvet Underground & Nico tonight at…
Peter Helman | April 3, 2016 - 11:38 pm

John Cale To Perform The Velvet Underground & Nico With Animal Collective, The Libertines, Mark Lanegan

John Cale is never not busy. When I interviewed the multi-instrumentalist and former member of the Velvet Underground earlier this year, he was about to…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 3, 2016 - 10:43 am

Read A Conversation Between John Cale And Animal Collective’s Avey Tare & Geologist

In the past, California Sunday Magazine and Mailchimp have paired up the likes of Bethany Cosentino & Molly Ringwald, Father John Misty & John C.
James Rettig | February 4, 2016 - 3:41 pm

Watch Landlady And Nels Cline Cover Jimi Hendrix

New York experimental rockers Landlady hosted their Holiday Spectacular at the Bell House in Brooklyn earlier this month. Among the evening's presumed highlights was a…
Chris DeVille | December 15, 2015 - 11:23 am

John Cale – “Close Watch” (Feat. Amber Coffman) Video

Over the course of his long career, the former Velvet Underground member John Cale has recorded a few different versions of his song "Close Watch";…
Tom Breihan | November 17, 2015 - 11:06 am

Courtney Barnett – “Close Watch” (John Cale Cover)

For Record Store Day, Courtney Barnett released a 7-inch of Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit highlight "Kim's Caravan" (which got…
James Rettig | April 20, 2015 - 10:58 am

John Cale Releases “If You Were Still Around” Video On The One-Year Anniversary Of Lou Reed’s Death

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Lou Reed's death, and Reed's former Velvet Underground bandmate John Cale has released a new video for an old…
Chris DeVille | October 27, 2014 - 3:02 pm

Big Ears Festival 2014 Lineup

Since 2009 the Big Ears Festival has brought a massive slate of experimental music to Knoxville, Tennessee, and they've just announced their lineup for next…
Miles Bowe | December 4, 2013 - 1:26 pm

Mark Lanegan – “I’m Not the Loving Kind” Video

This past week, Mark Lanegan released Imitations, his album of old-timey covers. The video for his version of John Cale's "I'm Not The Loving Kind"
Tom Breihan | September 26, 2013 - 3:58 pm

John Cale – “All Summer Long”

Last year, John Cale, formerly of the Velvet Underground, released his ornately titled solo album Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood. One of the songs that…
Tom Breihan | August 6, 2013 - 4:41 pm

Mark Lanegan – “I’m Not The Loving Kind” (John Cale Cover)

Last year, we gave Album Of The Week to Blues Funeral, the last album from the wizened and liquor-throated former Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan.
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2013 - 12:02 pm

John Cale – “Living With You (Laurel Halo Remix)”

Last year, the eternally boss Velvet Underground legend John Cale released his queasy and perplexingly titled solo album Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood. And now,…
Tom Breihan | February 25, 2013 - 2:42 pm
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