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It was a sad and shocking Sunday when the word got out that Lou Reed had passed away. There’s no denying the profound influence that his songs and persona had on hundreds of thousands of  bands, artists and freaks who wanted to move to New York City, soak up any cool that was left, do drugs, and make the scene. The Velvet Underground will always be known as the band with the least amount of commercial success who inspired the most malcontents to pick up ... Read More
One of the most interesting and underrated pop culture figures ever was Nico. This past week in New York two very different events took place in her honor.The first event took place Tuesday night at The Cutting Room. Chelsea Madchen is NYC musician and performance artist, Tammy Faye Starlite’s take on Nico’s life and work as an all-around icon.Chelsea Madchen is based on an interview Nico did in the mid-80s.  Nico (Ms. Starlite) is asked ... Read More
The main Nico event that took place this week was Wednesday night at one of NYC’s coolest and most classic venues, BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music). When Past And Future Collide - Life Along The Borderline: A Tribute To Nico curated by John Cale. Cale was, of course, a member of The Velvet Underground who knew and worked with Nico producing several of her albums. On The Velvet Underground and Nico and Chelsea Girl, Nico was accompanied by various ... Read More
Musical legend and founder of The Velvet Underground, John Cale is bringing his highly anticipated concert Life Along the Borderline: A Tribute to Nico to BAM this season, and it promises to be pretty special. As part of the Next Wave Festival, Cale is performing the one night only concert of Nico songs on January 16th, featuring Kim Gordon, Joan as Police Woman, Mark Lanegan, Magnetic Fields, Meshell Ndegeocello, Peaches, and Sharon Van Etten, among others. Cale ... Read More