Joined by Animal Collective, MGMT, Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio), Connan Mockasin, Caroline Polacheck (Chairlift), Thee Oh Sees, Kurt Vile, and Sky Ferreira, John Cale played all of ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ and half of ‘White Light/White Heat.’
Desert Daze takes place this weekend in Joshua Tree, CA with performances by Iggy Pop, Spiritualized, Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Sleep (performing Holy Mountain), Unknown Mortal Orchestra, John Cale, Ty Segall, BADBADNOTGOOD, Panda Bear, Hope Sandoval, Eagles Of Death Metal, King Gizzard, Thurston Moore, The Make-Up, Ariel Pink, Liars, and tons more.
Tuesday night (7/11) at Beacon Theatre was the 2017 “GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends” — an awards ceremony and concert that honored this year’s 2017 Merit Awards recipients. Among those recipients were The Velvet Underground. “The establishment caught up with us at last,” joked John Cale…
Catch the restored documentary in a theater near you, head to Morrison Hotel Gallery to check out a photo exhibit, and read a recap of a recent Q&A with D.A. Pennebaker. Also: watch Michelle Phillips play “California Dreamin'” at Monterey Pop 50 with The Head and the Heart.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Monterey Pop Fest and the Summer of Love, here are the 50 best psychedelic rock records of 1967, from Jefferson Airplane to Love to the Bee Gees to Pink Floyd to Donovan, and yes, The Beatles.
The BeatlesAnthology Volumes 1-3 will finally be available for streaming tonight at midnight.
The collections were originally released as CDs in 1995 and 1996 and have been remastered at Abbey Road Studios by the same team who remastered Beatles albums in 2009. The Beatles, one of the last holdouts in the streaming wars, released their catalog on all major music streaming services this past Christmas Eve. Tonight’s midnight streaming release of Anthology Volumes 1-3 also inclduies: three chronological collections of rare Beatles recordings (including outtakes and alternate versions) that were originally released on CD in 1995 and 1996. All ...
2016 will bring new releases from dozens of artists. Take a look at Pitchfork’s guide to fresh music coming this winter.
David Bowie: ★ [Columbia]
Hinds: Leave Me Alone [Mom & Pop/Lucky Number]
Joseph Trapanese: Straight Outta Compton: Original Motion Picture Score [Universal]
Various Artists: Straight Outta Compton OST [Capitol]
7 Year Bitch: Live at Moe [MOE]
Anderson.Paak: Malibu [OBE/Steel Wool/Art Club/EMPIRE]
Daughter: Not to Disappear [Glassnote]
Keys N Krates: Midnite Mass EP [Dim Mak]
Lycus: Chasms [Relapse]
Various Artists: Rubble Kings: The Album [Mass Appeal] [compilation]
Wall: Wall EP [Wharf Cat]
Witchcraft: Nucleus [Nuclear Blast]
What do you think of when it comes to love songs? Does “It’s Gonna Be Me” by N*SYNC pop into your head? Or does something like Foreigner’s “I Want to Know What Love Is” or Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love” seem more fitting? Well, singer/songwriter and Philly-affiliate Adrien Reju has compiled an album of tracks and covers that aren’t your ordinary love songs.
Strange Love and The Secret Language, released today through Zip Records, is a calm, folky compilation of original songs and covers of unconventional love songs by artists, including David Bowie...
With the recent passing of Lou Reed, it’s easy to assume that a previously unreleased song by The Velvet Underground must be an attempt to cash in on his presence in the public psyche. Actually, Reed and John Cale had already been putting together the special 45th anniversary addition of White Light/White Heat and chosen to include “I”m Not A Young Man Anymore,” the live track that they had supposedly only played a single time. For completionists and casual fans alike, the song is a good addition to an already sterling catalogue and an enjoyable listen. The humming bass and ...