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Nico’s Story Is Much Bigger Than The Velvet Underground. Susanna Nicchiarelli Is Here To Tell It.

Susanna Nicchiarelli was first drawn to that voice. A low alto, lightly accented, dipping in and out of key, it could have been a man's…
Katherine Cusumano | July 30, 2018 - 11:00 am

Gotcha Covered

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

Sounding Board

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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Vampire Weekend Tease New Song “Flower Moon” Featuring Steve Lacy At Second Ojai Show

Vampire Weekend performed their second Father’s Day Weekend show today at Ojai, California's Libbey Bowl. They performed several live debuts with their new touring lineup…
Julia Gray | June 17, 2018 - 6:30 pm

Premiere

Stream Say Sue Me’s Record Store Day Covers EP It’s Just A Short Walk!

Last week, the South Korean band Say Sue Me released their sophomore album Where We Were Together. The collection first caught our attention back in…
Ryan Leas | April 20, 2018 - 10:00 am

Watch Courtney Love Cover The Velvet Underground’s “I’m Waiting For The Man”

On Monday night at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles, there was a benefit concert called Above Ground, with proceeds going to the organization MusiCares.
James Rettig | April 18, 2018 - 10:43 am

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
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