10 hrs ago
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.
19 hrs ago
Top 10 Spoken-Word Pieces On Music Albums
You know what I love? Soliloquies! Nothing is more awesome to me than when an album pauses in all the music and has a track where someone suddenly takes the mike and starts talking.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Macaulay Culkin fronts a pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute band
If you've been worried about Macaulay Culkin , who resurfaced last October after reports of a serious drug addiction, worry no longer.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Record Bin: How Bruce Springsteen found the heart of America in 'Nebraska'
I first heard "Nebraska" playing over the speakers in Chad's Records. And if you read my last column , detailing my discovery and adoration of Lou Reed's "Transformer," you already know that most of my musical knowledge comes from store owner Chad Bledsoe.
In the Galleries: Transformer
On the 40th anniversary of "Transformer: Aspects of Travesty" - a groundbreaking show curated by Jean-Christophe Ammann in 1974 - Richard Saltoun Gallery announces a reproposition of the original exhibition that will reunite all the artists in London.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Listening to Lou Reed: 'Sally Can't Dance'
On Fridays I'm posting my thoughts on Lou Reed's solo albums, one album at a time in chronological order of release.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
104.7 The Mix
James curates a station on iHeartRadio with a mix of some of his favorite songs
James Blunt is back with his latest album Moon Landing . James tells iHeartRadio, "What I've made is something I think, for me, has been a special journey and captured an album I really love."
Tue Dec 03, 2013
CD Reviews: This Week's Releases
In the short pause between releases, Detective Agency managed to master the shorter EP format, as each song on the record, from the sludgy minor-key meltdown of "Reject" to the guitar-laden power-pop tune "My Ride," is equally eclectic and devastating in its shimmering simplicity.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Lou Reed: Remembering the Rock and Roll Animal
When some people think rock and roll- especially in the South- they tend to think of the likes of Elvis.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Morrissey announces b-sides for 'Satellite Of Love'
Morrissey has announced the b-side plans for his cover of Lou Reed 's 'Satellite Of Love'.
The Washington Monthly
Morning music: the Velvet Underground
Last time I blogged here - which wasn't that long ago, but seems like a thousand years - I memorialized Lou Reed.
Record Bin: Remembering Lou Reed and discovering "Transformer"
It really shouldn't come as any surprise regarding how often musicians' lives play out on their records.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
How Seattle Will Honor Lou Reed and Why
Poster art for A Tribute to Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground at Columbia City Theatre on Friday, November 29. It was 1992, and though Marky Mark had recently brought the sloping bassline from Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side" to the American Top 40, I was completely naive of Reed or the paradigm-shifting songs by his New York City proto punk band ... (more)
On James Agee's Birthday: Celebrating New York Beginnings With Grace Kelly and Lou Reed
Writing shortly after he'd moved to New York in August 1932, James Agee, who was born on November 27, 1909, describes listening at night to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on a phonograph in his office on the 50th floor of the Chrysler Building: "An empty skyscraper is just about an ideal place for it a with all New York about 600 feet below you, and ... (more)
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Morrissey Reveals Full 'Satellite of Love' Single Details
Earlier this month, Morrissey announced he would release a cover of Lou Reed 's "Satellite of Love" that he recorded live in Las Vegas in 2011.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Fagen's Critical Catalogue
In the spirit of Lou Reed himself, my first thoughts on hearing of his death were curmudgeonly; I was expecting Rolling Stone and The Village Voice to sentimentalize him, which would have been truly irritating.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
The Gershwins, Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hart - that's true Jewish art
What is Jewish art? Or should I say, what art is Jewish? A statue of a barmitzvah boy by Jacob Epstein carved in chopped liver - you could safely say that would be Jewish art.
CH Gift Guide 2013: Star Trek pinball, Christiania bikes, Lou Reed's...
Star Trek pinball, Christiania bikes, Lou Reed's "Transformer" and myriad other items in our annual guide to giving Gifts are easy, but really nailing it is difficult even for the most experienced perennial shopper.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Local bands staging Lou Reed tribute
Lou Reed went to college at Syracuse University. Tom Whitmore also attended SU, and for a while lived in what had once been Reed's dorm room.
Last Thursday, a few hundred Lou Reed fans gathered in a grove of trees at Lincoln Center for an afternoon-long public memorial that celebrated Reed by filling the whole complex with his music, like church bells ringing in a town square.