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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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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

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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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Watch Animal Collective, Kurt Vile, & More Perform The Velvet Underground & Nico With John Cale

The Velvet Underground's seminal debut The Velvet Underground & Nico turned 50 this year, and to celebrate, former VU member John Cale is hosting two
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 17, 2017 - 1:05 pm

Animal Collective, Sky Ferreira, & More Joining John Cale For Velvet Underground & Nico Shows

Earlier this year, John Cale announced a series of retrospective shows to celebrate The Velvet Underground & Nico's 50th anniversary. Those shows take place next…
James Rettig | November 10, 2017 - 5:16 pm

Watch The Velvet Underground’s John Cale & Moe Tucker Reunite To Perform “I’m Waiting For The Man”

The Velvet Underground's John Cale and Moe Tucker reunited over the summer to perform "I'm Waiting For The Man" at the Grammy Salute To Music…
James Rettig | October 12, 2017 - 11:03 am

Watch John Cale Play The Velvet Underground & Nico With The Kills, Gruff Rhys, Clinic, Wild Beasts, & More In Liverpool

The Velvet Underground's seminal debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico turned 50 years old in March. To celebrate that anniversary, John Cale enlisted the…
Peter Helman | May 27, 2017 - 4:09 pm

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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

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
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