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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, John Cale held such a tribute show last night at the Philharmonie de Paris. The former Velvet Underground guitarist played through all of 1967’s seminal Velvet Underground & Nico album (albeit out of order), along with tracks from follow-up White Light/White Heat, with special guests like Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees, Carl Barât and Pete Doherty of the Libertines, and Animal Collective (whose recent “Hocus Pocus” featured Cale) in tow.

Watch a playlist of a handful of the faux-VU’s performances below, via Pitchfork.