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Gotcha Covered: White Light/White Heat

Weird: The Velvet Underground's second album doesn't feel 50 years old. Granted, Lou Reed and Sterling Morrison are no longer with us, Mo Tucker went…
Nate Patrin | January 30, 2018 - 11:38 am

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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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Win The Velvet Underground’s 50th Anniversary Career-Spanning Box Set

Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the Velvet Underground's debut, with The Velvet Underground & Nico, and the celebration stretched into this year with…
Stereogum | February 13, 2018 - 11:02 am

Beck – “I’m Waiting For The Man” (The Velvet Underground Cover)

Back in 2009, Beck launched an online project called Record Club. For a while, he'd get together groups of fellow musicians, and they'd cover entire…
Tom Breihan | January 25, 2018 - 9:08 am

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 Michael Stipe’s Covers Set At Pathways To Paris Benefit At Carnegie Hall

Last night, former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe played a rare solo set at New York's Carnegie Hall, as part of a Pathway To Paris climate-change
Tom Breihan | November 6, 2017 - 9:29 am

Katie Crutchfield & Kevin Morby – “After Hours” (Velvet Underground Cover)

Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield and Kevin Morby quietly released a great cover of the Velvet Underground's "After Hours" last night, with Crutchfield stepping in for Moe…
James Rettig | October 19, 2017 - 10:07 am

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

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
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