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June 26 in Music History: Bob Dylan & the Band release The Basement Tapes, Elvis makes his final appearance

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June 26 in Music History: Bob Dylan & the Band release The Basement Tapes, Elvis makes his final appearance

1964 – The Beatles release A Hard Day’s Night in the US.

1972 – During sessions at Olympic Studios in London, England, David Bowie records “John, I’m Only Dancing” with Mick Ronson on lead guitar and Lou Reed on rhythm guitar. The track, which is released and becomes a hit single in the UK in September of this year, is not released in America after being judged too risqué by RCA Records.

1974 – The supergroup Bad Company, comprised of Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke (of Free), Mick Ralphs (of Mott The Hoople), and Boz Burrell (of King Crimson), release ...

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The 50 best psychedelic rock albums of the Summer of Love

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

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.

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Listen to Kurt Vile cover Lou Reed on ‘The Best Show’

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Listen to Kurt Vile cover Lou Reed on ‘The Best Show’

Kurt Vile | photo by Noah Silvestry for WXPN | silvestography.com

It’s hard to predict what will happen each week on “The Best Show.” Tom Scharpling’s internet radio show/podcast goes live every Tuesday night and travels down a path somewhere at the intersection of music and comedy, but the conversation can stray to really anything. This week, that path took us to Philly’s own Kurt Vile, a frequent “Best Show” guest, covering Lou Reed, Steve Gunn intertwining his own tunes with one of John Mayer’s and plenty of Jersey Shore chatter.

Right around the 3:10:00 mark, Vile’s urged into an old cover ...

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Is this Jared Kushner’s last.fm profile?

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He likes Twenty One Pilots a lot.

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Lou Reed’s archives acquired by the New York Public Library (some on display now)

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Lou Reed’s archives have been acquired by the New York Public Library. The announcement was made this morning at a press conference at NYPL for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, where Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed’s sister both spoke…

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37 Album Covers with a Meitu Makeover (viral selfie app turns people into anime)

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Okay, fine… 36 album covers and a picture of Mark E. Smith.

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Smart, Cutting-Edge Tunesmithing at Manhattan’s Most Comfortable Listening Room

Source: New York Music Daily

Much as the world of singer-songwriters has shrunk, in the wake of the death of the big record labels – call it a market correction – Manhattan still has a great listening room for solo acoustic acts and small string bands. That venue is the American Folk Art Museum, just a few steps from the uptown 1 local to 66th Street, across the triangle from Lincoln Center. Their mostly-weekly Free Music Fridays series starts at 5:30 on the nose, goes to about quarter after seven and spans the world of folk music, from vintage Americana, gospel and blues to ...

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Laurie Anderson says “I wish I could hear what Lou Reed would have to say about Trump,” adds dates

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Laurie’s upcoming tour schedule includes her first-ever collaborative performance with jazz bassist Christian McBride for Town Hall’s new ‘Improvisations’ series.

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Chuck Close portraits of Lou Reed, Philip Glass & more featured on NYC’s new 2nd Ave Subway line

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Other Close portraits at the 86th St. stop include Zhang Huan, Kara Walker, Alex Katz, Cecily Brown, and Cindy Sherman.

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This Day in Music History: Prince releases 1999, Amy Winehouse releases Back to Black

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Amy Winehouse Back to Black

1960 – Ben E. King records “Spanish Harlem” and “Stand by Me.”

1964 – Sonny (31-year-old Salvatore Bono) and Cher (18-year-old Cherilyn Sarkisian) exchange vows and wedding rings in their first home. Their publicity materials cite this as the day of their wedding, but the duo would not officially marry until 1969.

1970 – Black Sabbath begin their first US tour.

1975 – After releasing Born To Run, Bruce Springsteen has the rare honor of simultaneous cover stories in Time and Newsweek magazines.

1982 – Prince releases 1999.

1988 – U2’s film Rattle And Hum receives its world premiere ...

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Velvet Underground news: a special John Cale show, Nico biopic, Andrew Bird+Matt Berninger covered Perfect Day & more

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Plus: check out Andrew Bird and Matt Berninger’s cover of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day,” and also a Nico biopic is coming.

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More Delicious Retro 60s Psychedelia From the Allah-Las

Source: New York Music Daily

The Allah-Las  – frontman/guitarist Miles Michaud, lead guitarist Pedrum Siadatian, bassist Spencer Dunham and drummer Matthew Correia – are one of the most tuneful and best-appreciated bands in a crowded field of psychedelic retroists including the Mystic Braves, Mystery Lights, Night Beats and a whole lot of other reverbtoned janglers and clangers. The California quartet’s latest album Calico Review is due out momentarily, meaning that it ought to be streaming at Bandcamp in a week or so. Testament to their popularity, their two-night stand this weekend at Baby’s All Right is sold out; fans in other cities ...

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Avers Bring Their Catchy, Psychedelically-Tinged New Album to the Mercury

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To what degree does allusiveness and indirectness describe Richmond band Avers‘ sound? Pretty well. Beyond having not one but four songwriters, they distinguish themselves with their sense of humor, exuberantly referencing and mashing up styles that date back as far as the 70s. Adrian Olsen, Alexandra Spalding, James Mason, and JL Hodges share vocals as well as their songs, with multi-instrumentalist Charlie Glenn pitching in on keys and guitar. They’re playing the album release show for their new one, Omega Whatever – soon to be streaming at Bandcamp – on August 4 at 10:30 PM at the Mercury; adv ...

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Anohni, Yo La Tengo, Laurie Anderson, David Johansen & more paid tribute to Lou Reed @ Lincoln Center (pics + video)

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‘The Bells: A Daylong Celebration of Lou Reed’ was an all-day event as part of Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival.

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ANOHNI, David Johansen, Lenny Kaye, Emily Haines & lots more appearing at Lincoln Center’s all-day Lou Reed tribute

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This free all-day event, features films, live music, art, and meditation, and more. More names: Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley, Doveman, JG Thirlwell, Jon Spencer, Mark Kozelek, Victoria Williams, John Zorn, Kim Cattrall (?!), Steve Buscemi and still more.

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Listen to Lou Reed perform at The Mann 30 years ago today

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Listen to Lou Reed perform at The Mann 30 years ago today

Lou Reed | photo by Ebet Roberts | via Rolling Stone

The poet laureate of rock and roll debauchery, Lou Reed, had a spectacular run of solo records across the 70s and into the 80s. Some critics argue that that streak ended 30 years ago this May, when Reed released Mistrial – an album recorded with a new group of players and laced with 80s production gloss and drum machine rhythms.

Whatever your take on the record is, the crowd at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts sounded positively pumped to hear Reed play in this recording of a ...

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XPN MusicNotes: Lou Reed’s “Last Project” box set due this fall, James Hetfield turns Metallica country

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XPN MusicNotes: Lou Reed’s “Last Project” box set due this fall, James Hetfield turns Metallica country

Lou Reed | photo by Gie Knaeps | via Rolling Stone

A treasure trove of music from the late, great frontman of the Velvet Underderground Lou Reed will comprise a huge box set due out this fall.

16 of Lou Reed’s solo recordings will make up The RCA & Arista Album Collection which will come out October 7th. The collection spans his albums from 1972 to 1986.

XPN MusicNotes: Lou Reed’s “Last Project” box set due this fall, James Hetfield turns Metallica country

via Rolling Stone

According to Rolling Stone:

Lou Reed spent the months before his death in 2013 remastering each of the LPs, which include Transformer, Berlin and Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal, among ...

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