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The Velvet Underground & Nico Is 50 Years Old But Still Sounds New

I was talking to Lou Reed the other day and he said that the first Velvet Underground record sold 30,000 copies in the first five
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 10, 2017 - 1:42 pm

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Various Artists: A Tribute To ’90s Tribute Albums

It's Weird '90s Week on Stereogum. All week long we're looking at the strangest musical moments and trends of the decade. Check out more here.
Stephen Deusner | May 16, 2016 - 3:14 pm

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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

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Hear Father John Misty Cover The Velvet Underground’s “Who Loves The Sun”

Father John Misty covered the Velvet Underground's Loaded track "Who Loves The Sun" for the soundtrack to the film Shangri-La Suite, which was put together…
James Rettig | April 18, 2017 - 10:33 am

Watch Kevin Morby, Sam Cohen, & Friends Cover The Grateful Dead With Bob Weir

A musical collective including Kevin Morby, Sam Cohen, Fruit Bats' Eric Johnson, Josh Kaufman, and Joe Russo put on a trio of shows billed as…
Chris DeVille | March 6, 2017 - 3:36 pm

Watch Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo Cover The Velvet Underground In NYC

For the past two nights, former Soft Boys frontman Robyn Hitchcock has been performing his 1981 debut solo album Black Snake Dîamond Röle in its…
Peter Helman | March 2, 2017 - 7:08 pm

Flo Morrissey & Matthew E. White – “Sunday Morning” (Velvet Underground Cover)

English singer-songwriter Flo Morrissey and Richmond-based musician Matthew E. White will release a collaborative album titled Gentlewoman, Ruby Man next week. The LP comprises covers…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 6, 2017 - 12:27 pm

Brian Eno – “Fickle Sun (iii) I’m Set Free” (The Velvet Underground Cover)

Brian Eno has always been one to defy convention, but not quite to the degree he has on his upcoming two-track album, The Ship. Yeah,…
Collin Robinson | April 21, 2016 - 10:16 am

Julian Casablancas – “Venus In Furs” (The Velvet Underground Cover)

Julian Casablancas has covered several Velvet Underground classics for HBO's original series Vinyl, including "White Light/White Heat" and "Run Run Run." A new Vinyl soundtrack…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 15, 2016 - 9:56 am

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

Julian Casablancas – “White Light/White Heat” (The Velvet Underground Cover)

A few weeks back, Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas contributed a cover of the Velvet Underground's "Run Run Run" to HBO's Vinyl, and this week he's…
James Rettig | March 11, 2016 - 12:31 pm

Julian Casablancas – “Run Run Run” (Velvet Underground Cover)

O.G. New York punk Richard Hell was not impressed with the first episode of Vinyl, the new HBO show about the music business in '70s…
Tom Breihan | February 19, 2016 - 9:52 am

The Best Rock Acts Of 2015 Celebrate Ground Control Touring At NYC Mini-Fest

Last night, the booking agency Ground Control Touring and the music site Noisey partnered to bring something like a five hour mini-festival to Manhattan's Webster…
Ryan Leas | December 3, 2015 - 12:37 pm

Father John Misty Is Covering Ryan Adams’ Taylor Swift Covers In The Style Of The Velvet Underground

Even if Father John Misty's music didn't peg Josh Tillman as a canny observer of modern culture, his ongoing online meta-commentary on the music industry…
Chris DeVille | September 21, 2015 - 5:02 pm

Win The Velvet Underground – 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition Box Set

The 45th anniversary reissue of the Velvet Underground's self-titled album is upon us, and the six-disc Super Deluxe Edition is stacked: Not only does it…
Chris DeVille | December 4, 2014 - 9:07 am
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