the velvet underground

20 concert films that capture the best of live music, from NIN to Paramore
20 concert films that capture the best of live music, from NIN to Paramore
The dawning of our new normal — a world of postponement, rescheduling and uncertainty — showed us just how sacred live shows can be. Whether they’re experienced in person or at home in front of a screen, the collective energy fostered between an artist and their audience is the driving essence of live music. While we may hav...
20 music documentaries you need to watch this weekend, from ‘Summer of Soul’ to ‘Get Back’
20 music documentaries you need to watch this weekend, from ‘Summer of Soul’ to ‘Get Back’
It’s often difficult to figure out an artist’s true identity at face value. Press interviews and social media offer a more transparent lens into the worlds of our favorite artists. Even so, the bigger — and more complicated — picture can often remain out of view. Because these intimate...
How the White Stripes and the Hives built on the legacy of garage rock
How the White Stripes and the Hives built on the legacy of garage rock
Two U.K. televisual musical moments from the turn of the century, both involving stripped-down young rock ‘n’ roll bands: First up, the White Stripes on long-standing U.K. pop showcase Top Of The Pops, in February 2002. “Fell In Love With A Girl” began its chart-shaking international climb, and Jack and Meg White entered English living rooms for the first time. They refused to obey t...
10 glam-rock artists from the 1970s who heralded the coming age of punk
10 glam-rock artists from the 1970s who heralded the coming age of punk
Rock ‘n’ roll had, for the most part, lost its “roll” by 1970. It became rock music—self-serious, dour, pompous, filled with pretensions to being “art.” It ceased being fabulous teenage noise, filled with Chuck Berry’s playful swagger and Elvis’ hypersexualized pelvic thrust and rebel sneer. Kids wanted something loud and flashy, full of energ...
15 alternative music stars who got their start working in record stores
15 alternative music stars who got their start working in record stores
Record stores are magical places. A good, well-stocked and curated record shop with a knowledgeable staff can influence tastes, expand horizons and serve as the hub for a local musical community. It can be a community center, a place to meet with your friends, promote your band’s upcoming shows by hanging up flyers, even sell on consignment your homemade 45 with the Xeroxed sleeve and labels you a
‘Above Ground’ mental health charity show features Corey Taylor, more
‘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 will benefit the Recording Academy's MusiCares Foundation, and will feature special guest performances from Corey Taylor, Courtney Love and more. Read more: Movemen... Read More ... Read More ...
We made a Velvet Underground covers album featuring Nirvana, Joy Division, more
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 of lo-fi, experimental proto-punk did little (commercially) for the band upon release, but formed long-lasting waves of influence in the budding worlds of punk, noise, indie and alternative rock, making a sweeping artistic impact th

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