Tag Archives: Nico

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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Never-Before-Seen Photos of the Velvet Underground in 1966

Source: New York Times » Music

The Velvet Underground and Nico performed in downtown Manhattan before recording a debut LP; the show was captured by Larry Morris.

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

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

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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Patti Smith releasing a Nico tribute LP on Sacred Bones, opening for Bon Iver in LA

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Patti Smith and her daughter Jesse teamed up with Soundwalk Collective (aka Stephan Crasneanscki, Simone Merli, and Kamran Sadeghi) for a tribute to Nico at the 2014 Crossing the Line festival in New York, and they’re now turning that project into an album, KIller Road

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A Riveting Patti Smith Premiere at the French Institute

Source: New York Music Daily

Considering that France is spiritual home to Patti Smith‘s music and art, it made sense that she would premiere her latest composition, Killer Road, at the French Institute last night. At the sold-out show at the Institute’s Florence Gould Hall, she worked a somewhat more low-key take on the spontaneous, literary-inspired performance art magic of her early collaborations with Lenny Kaye, but with 21st century production values.

Killer Road is an atmospheric electroacoustic setting of the last poems written by legendary gothic chanteuse Nico, with music provided by Smith’s daughter Jesse Paris Smith in tandem with indie classical chamber ...

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Theater Review: ‘Nico: Underground,’ Starring Tammy Faye Starlite

Source: New York Times » Music

Nico, the 1960s chanteuse and muse to musical greats of the time, is resurrected by the singer and performance artist Tammy Faye Starlite in “Nico: Underground.”

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