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Animal Collective, John Cale, Libertines and More Play Paris Tribute to Velvet Underground & Nico

Since it's never a bad time to assemble an all-star team of left-field friends to salute one of the greatest underground rock albums of all-time,…
Andrew Unterberger / April 4, 2016

Courtney Barnett Strips Down Her Cover of John Cale’s ‘Close Watch’

Courtney Barnett joined last weekend's Record Store Day festivities with a 7" of "Kim's Caravan" (taken from the recently released Sometimes I Sit And Think, And…
Rachel Brodsky / April 20, 2015

Lou Reed: A Critical Discography

In both his life and his music, Lou Reed took risks. Sometimes they paid off, sometimes they laid him low, but they were never, ever…
David Marchese / October 27, 2013

John Cale Chases ‘Strange, Sexy’ California Vibes on ‘All Summer Long’

John Cale's most recent studio album, 2012's Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood, wasn't exactly a cheery collection of easygoing tunes — take, for instance, the horror-pop…
Kyle McGovern / August 6, 2013

John Cale ‘Hated’ Regurgitating Velvet Underground Hits for Nostalgia-Act Reunion

It's been 21 years since the Velvet Underground's classic lineup first reunited, and John Cale still considers the iconic band's brief reconciliation a "big disappointment."
Kyle McGovern / July 29, 2013

Listen to Carter Tanton’s Luxury Liners Debut, ‘Caribbean Sunset’

Originally, former Lower Dens member Carter Tanton wanted to record an album of John Cale covers. But when it came down to it last year,…
David Bevan / January 15, 2013

John Cale Wants to ‘Talk 2 U’ for First U.S. Network TV Appearance in a Decade

John Cale performed on U.S. network television for the first time in 10 years last night (January 10), playing a double-header set for Late Night with…
Kyle McGovern / January 11, 2013

John Cale, ‘Extra Playful’ (Double Six/Domino)

John Cale, the near-septuagenarian Velvet Underground majordomo, certainly isn't known for his lighthearted romps. Nevertheless, there's nothing ironic about the title of this five-song teaser…
David Menconi / October 18, 2011