the velvet underground

Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson Went Out in New York City Every Single Night

The new New York Times profile of the renowned NYC musician and multimedia artist Laurie Anderson is filled with delightful little details. Anderson does an impression of…
Andy Cush / April 21, 2017

Hear Father John Misty’s Charming, Faithful Cover of the Velvet Underground’s “Who Loves the Sun”

There aren't many Velvet Underground songs that would seem like a natural fit for a Father John Misty cover, but "Who Loves the Sun," the…
Andy Cush / April 18, 2017

Watch Laurie Anderson Perform Lou Reed’s The Raven and Other Unreleased Works

Lou Reed's personal archives--a diverse collection featuring everything from original writing drafts, to quirky personal affects, to hours of unreleased audio and video--are now on display…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 14, 2017

Watch Billy Corgan Cover the Velvet Underground Live

Billy Corgan and Smashing Pumpkins bandmate Jeff Schroeder visited the lead singer's Chicago teahouse, Madame ZuZu's, last night, where they did an acoustic set and…
Rachel Brodsky / May 14, 2016

The Velvet Underground Tear ‘Venus In Furs’ Apart in Rare Color Footage

Soon after releasing the 45th anniversary reissue of their self-titled third studio album, the Velvet Underground have a new piece of mid-century nostalgia for you:…
Rachel Brodsky / December 1, 2014

Review: The Velvet Underground’s Self-Titled ‘Super Deluxe Edition’ Is a Treasure

Devoted legions of Velvet Underground fans have probably heard some or most of what's found on the 45th-anniversary reissue of the band's self-titled 1969 album.
Dan Reilly / November 25, 2014

The Velvet Underground Share Previously Unreleased ‘One of These Days’

The Velvet Underground's 45th-anniversary reissue of their self-titled third LP includes a ton of previously unreleased goodies, including a bunch of alternative mixes, mono versions,…
Dan Reilly / November 21, 2014

Hear the Velvet Underground’s Live, Remastered ‘I’m Waiting For The Man’

Velvet Underground die-hards will have one heck of a Christmukkah present to look forward to this year. We're talking, of course, about the band's upcoming…
Rachel Brodsky / November 4, 2014

Watch This Andy Warhol-Directed Velvet Underground Concert

Andy Warhol's support of the Velvet Underground is well documented, but a recently unearthed concert doc demonstrates a further intersection between his experimentally minded filmmaking…
Colin Joyce / May 27, 2014

Lou Reed Remembered By Friends, Colleagues, Ex-Wife at SXSW Panel

Six years ago, the late Lou Reed was South By Southwest's keynote speaker — a slot which generally involves a famous rock icon giving words…
David Menconi / March 13, 2014

Personal & the Pizzas Dis Macaulay Culkin’s Pizza Underground on Zesty ‘Death Threat’

The pizza wars are heating up again. And this time, it's Personal. To recap: Last December, the online music world learned that Macaulay Culkin was…
Marc Hogan / February 7, 2014

‘A Good Friend’: Lou Reed Remembered by the Velvet Underground’s Moe Tucker

Looking back on the musicians we lost in 2013, Lou Reed's name stands out. Reed's former Velvet Underground bandmates Maureen "Moe" Tucker and Doug Yule…
Marc Hogan / December 16, 2013

Macaulay Culkin’s Pizza Underground Get Served by Personal & the Pizzas

"Surprisingly very few articles re: the influence of pizza on the last 5 years of musicmaking."
Marc Hogan / December 12, 2013

Velvet Underground Bandmates to Remember Lou Reed for U.K. TV Special

British television has decided December 15 is a perfect day for a Lou Reed documentary. BBC Four will broadcast Lou Reed Remembered at 9 p.m.
Marc Hogan / December 10, 2013

Hear Macaulay Culkin’s Pizza-Themed Velvet Underground Parody Band

"Papa John Says." "I'm Beginning to Eat the Slice." "I'm Waiting for Delivery Man." "Cheese Days." "Pizza Day." "All the Pizza Parties." "Take a Bite…
Marc Hogan / December 9, 2013
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