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The Velvet Underground | The Verve/MGM Albums

Sundazed scores with an LP-only box featuring rare original mono mixes of the Velvet's first three records; Nico's debut, Chelsea Girl ; and an unreleased album heretofore known to fans by legend only.
Sundazed Music Inc (2012)
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  November 30, 2012
Podcast: My Song Is Better Than Yours 12-16-10

Podcast: My Song Is Better Than Yours 12-16-10


Comedy Rap takes on 60s Psychedelic today. It's "Aggressive Bee" by MC Mr. Napkins vs "Sweet Jane" by Velvet Underground.DOWNLOAD: Podcast My Song Is Better...
By MorningIntern  |  December 16, 2010
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Dream Syndicate's Steve Wynn revives a classic

At the end of 1983, I was writing for Boston Rock magazine, and in one issue, we predicted the defining releases of the year to come.
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By BRETT MILANO  |  October 15, 2010
The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #34 - Velvet Underground

The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #34 - Velvet Underground


    Inspired by early rock n roll, the NYC art culture and drugs, todays artist is where alternative music begins. They are the Velvet...
By MorningIntern  |  July 19, 2010
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Tilda Swinton's mixed metamorphoses

Most people know Tilda Swinton either from her role as the White Witch in the Narnia movies or as the striking-looking woman who in her speech accepting the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in Michael Clayton said she was going to gi
Indie-cinema luminary gets retrospective in P-Town
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 12, 2010

When traders equal traitors

It is about time someone pointed out that the vile crooks of Wall Street aren’t just greedy, thieving bastards. They are, in fact, traitors to this country and its citizens.
Turncoats on Wall Street. Plus, ecori, celebrating Susan, and Rock ’n’ Roll
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 30, 2010


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Interview and photos: Gerard Malanga

In Walt Whitman’s notebook for the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass , he writes, “Every soul has its own individual voice.” That notion rang true for photographer/poet/filmmaker Gerard Malanga as he put together “Souls,” an exhibit of 100 portraits span
A gathering of souls
By KRISTEN GOODFRIEND  |  April 02, 2010
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Joyride

It is May 1966, in the Prelude Club in Harlem, an Atlantic Records release party.
The Worcester Art Museum shows us ‘Who Shot Rock & Roll’
By GREG COOK  |  March 26, 2010
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Love among the ruins

To Will Ethridge, who runs the small Portland-based label Eternal Otter Records, any song or album is just one crucial piece of a larger puzzle.
Eternal Otter documents make-ups, breakups, and shake-ups
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 22, 2010
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5 for '10

I love baby bands, and I hope the ones I mention here don't mind my calling them that.
New locals to love right away
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 22, 2010
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Updike does death, R. Crumb does God, Vanity Fair does Proust

Trying to reach as broad a range of tastes and pocketbooks as possible, we this year scavenged everything from the front pages of the Onion to R. Crumb's genesis, to valedictory Updike. Stuff to read, stuff to look at, glossy pages and matte. Remember
Gift books to savor
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 11, 2009


Kudos to Phish nerds, and other music matters

We stand corrected
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 27, 2009
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The Big Hurt: Don't look back in anger

"You don't know what you've got till it's gone," Janet Jackson once famously sampled, and how true it is. Only now that Noel Gallagher has left in a firestorm of brotherly acrimony can I truly take stock of my feelings toward Oasis.
The best of times with the worst of bands
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 11, 2009
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Gloom merchants

It would’ve been nice if Bobby Hecksher, songsmith and ringleader of the Warlocks, had spoon-fed me some anecdotes from back when he used to trip out with Timothy Leary.
The Warlocks’ psych is far from psyched
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  August 07, 2009

Beck launches covers series with VU's "Sunday Morning"


Yesterday, Beck Hansen announced via his official site that he was going to begin working on a ser...
By Ryan Stewart  |  June 19, 2009
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Battle of the banned

It's one thing to be a musician and get thrown out of Disneyland (Velvet Underground) or banned from a national landmark (Ozzy Osbourne at the Alamo), but you've hit rock paydirt when you become the target of an entire nation.
Authorities kick out the jams
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 02, 2009


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Review: Drew Brown | Tiago La Is Losing the Plot

You know how Brian Eno is supposed to have said something like, "Only 5000 people ever bought a Velvet Underground album, but every single one of them started a band"?
Lex (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  January 13, 2009
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Doing it live

Crystal Stilts hit the road
Crystal Stilts hit the road
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  December 04, 2008

VIDEO: Tom Stoppard's Rock N Roll at Huntington Theatre


Before Bono made himself king -- or at least crowned himself rock and roll's official ambassador to ...
By Carly Carioli  |  November 24, 2008
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Sympathy for the Devil

Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll at the Huntington; McPherson's The Seafarer at SpeakEasy
Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll at the Huntington; McPherson's The Seafarer at SpeakEasy
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 18, 2008
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Return of a band’s band

Like the Velvet Underground, the Feelies have had a greater impact on other bands than on a general audience.  
The Feelies at the Roxy, October 11, 2008
By STEVEN BEEBER  |  October 15, 2008


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Interview: Courtney Taylor-Taylor

In the 2004 documentary DiG! , the Dandy Warhols’ Courtney Taylor-Taylor reacts to the musical criticism of a Capitol Records executive by scoffing, “I sneeze and hits come out!”
Mission: control freak
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  September 08, 2008

Fight song

Your total inability to recognize deserving candidates has me . . . amused?
Letters to the Boston editor, July 25, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 23, 2008
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The kids are alright

Here was a band with three high school-aged kids working with outright music biz legends. Pretty damn cool.
Old hands help Far Off Place take off
By BOB GULLA  |  April 30, 2008
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Indie gets the blues

White rockers generally come by the blues one of two ways.

The Gossip, the Black Keys, and the Kills


By MATT ASHARE  |  April 23, 2008
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Kevin Ayers

His philosophizing is rarely twee, and his fine-oaked voice gives new authority to his pastis-and-mushroom-fueled musings.

Unfairground | Gigantic


By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  April 07, 2008


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Here and now

No band ever made a late-career statement of purpose just by quoting “Louie Louie” — but it never hurts.
R.E.M.’s ‘back-to-basics’ disguise
By BRETT MILANO  |  March 24, 2008
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O, Canada!

You’d be forgiven for assuming that nothing’s been going on in Canada for the last few years beyond the interconnected shenanigans of that country’s indie-rock elite.
Cowboy Junkies, k.d. lang, and Kathleen Edwards are not hockey pucks
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 19, 2008
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Acoustic mainline

Jason Pierce has made a clear connection between the addict’s desire to reach a higher plane and the blues/gospel singer’s quest for the very same.
Spiritualized at the Museum of Fine Arts, November 19, 2007
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 09, 2007
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Nirvana versus Foo Fighters

Are Foo Fighters more important than Nirvana? Such a thought might have been considered heresy even five years ago.
Has the sideman surpassed his hero?
By MATT ASHARE  |  November 27, 2007