Tag: the velvet underground

DE'WAYNE I know something-min

DE’WAYNE sees a place for everyone in alternative music

Singer, rapper and a true-to-form poet, DE’WAYNE is changing the scope of rock ’n’ roll and punk as we know it. His aggressive and...
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15 bands who are crucial to the history of noise music

When it initially blasted into the world from New York’s Lower East Side almost concurrently with punk in 1977, it was dubbed no wave....
2000s punk rock guitarists, dregen, allison robertson, the donnas, jack white the white stripes, Omar Rodríguez-López, at the drive in

10 guitarists who brought punk rock firmly into the 2000s

As we exited the ’90s and entered the new millennium, pop divas, prefabricated boy bands and rappers bragging about conspicuous consumption and how poorly...
Chrissie Hynde, the pretenders

Chrissie Hynde sees protest anthems and love songs as one and the same

Akron, Ohio born and bred Christine Ellen Hynde has led the Pretenders from the top of the charts since the band’s debut single, a...
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New York Dolls guitarist Sylvain Sylvain dies at age 69

Sylvain Sylvain Mizrahi—born in Cairo, Egypt on Valentine’s Day, 1951—died Wednesday, losing a battle with cancer. He was 69. You knew him as Sylvain...
Noise-Rock Sonic Youth

These 10 noise-rock tracks were built to defy your volume settings

Oftentimes, there simply isn’t a guitar chord ugly enough to convey what you want to say. And that's why we have noise-rock glory. Sometimes...

‘Above Ground’ mental health charity show features Corey Taylor, more

Dave Navarro and Billy Idol's Billy Morrison have banded together to present a new mental health awareness show called 'Above Ground.' The charity event...

We made a Velvet Underground covers album featuring Nirvana, Joy Division, more

Last month marked 50 years since the Velvet Underground released their monumental second album, White Light/White Heat. Issued Jan. 30, 1968, the six-song cornerstone...

Watch Finn Wolfhard’s band Calpurnia cover the Velvet Underground

Last night in Brooklyn, Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard's band, Calpurnia, performed an epic cover of a classic the Velvet Underground track. Check...

Friday Fives: Garrett Nickelsen of the Maine on his favorite game-changing songs

We here at AP know you internet denizens love lists. And we know that folks in bands have other interests beyond cranking out decibels....