Showing All "The Velvet Underground" Posts

From the looks of the R.E.M. setlist site remtimeline.com, early R.E.M. gigs were glorified bar-band hootenannies. Before they'd written Murmur and Chronic Town, the band cut their teeth seemingly as…   Read Story »
Here's something Wikipedia just taught me: "RocKwiz is an Australian television quiz show series, focused on rock music and featuring different guest artist musicians who perform live in each…   Read Story »
Have you ever wondered what famous album covers might look like from a different perspective? A user on Flickr by the name of Harvezt has worked to answer that question with a new series called The…   Read Story »
A few days ago, we learned the perplexing news that former child star Macaulay Culkin has a new band called the Pizza Underground, which plays Velvet Underground covers but changes the lyrics so that…   Read Story »
Considering the true breadth of Lou Reed's legacy, the guy would actually probably be genuinely honored to know that he's spawned a pizza-themed band featuring Macaulay Culkin. The Pizza Underground…   Read Story »
During last night's Pearl Jam show at the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena, Eddie Vedder took a break from the band's usual setlist to pay tribute to Lou Reed. Vedder crooned the Velvet Underground's…   Read Story »
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks' sixth album, the excellently titled Wig Out At Jagbags, is out in January via Matador Records. The band, which consists of Malkmus, Mike Clark, Joanna Bolme, and Jake…   Read Story »
After the news of Lou Reed's death circulated on Sunday, a whole lot of bands worked one of his songs into their setlists over the next few weeks. We're only seeing the footage now, but past Reed…   Read Story »
When Adam Yauch died last year, a simple obituary didn't seem like the best way to sum up a sprawling, groundbreaking, all-over-the-place career. The best way I could think to pay tribute was a…   Read Story »
My Morning Jacket weren't the only band to honor the fallen Lou Reed from the stage last night. During their set at Baltimore's First Mariner Arena, Pearl Jam took on the Velvet Underground's…   Read Story »