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Velvet Underground news: a special John Cale show, Nico biopic, Andrew Bird+Matt Berninger covered Perfect Day & more

Plus: check out Andrew Bird and Matt Berninger's cover of Lou Reed's "Perfect Day," and also a Nico biopic is coming.

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Patti Smith releasing a Nico tribute LP on Sacred Bones, opening for Bon Iver in LA

Patti Smith and her daughter Jesse teamed up with Soundwalk Collective (aka Stephan Crasneanscki, Simone Merli, and Kamran Sadeghi) for a tribute to Nico at the 2014 Crossing the Line festival in New York, and they're now turning that project into an album, KIller Road...

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Mark Lanegan releasing album of demos, covered Marc Almond/Nico song with Beth Orton (streams)

Mark Lanegan is unearthing some early-'00s demos for a new release titled Houston (Publishing Demos 2002) which will be out via Ipecac Recordings on August 21...

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Max’s Kanas City 50th anniversary lineup & tickets

Earlier this year, we mentioned that the legendary now-closed NYC punk venue Max's Kansas City would be celebrating its 50th anniversary from June 4-7 at Bowery Electric, the current home of many '70s-era NYC...

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Patti Smith reviewed Haruki Murakami’s new novel for the NY Times, playing ‘Nuggets’ anniversary w/ Joan Wasser, more

Patti Smith in Austin in 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)

As previously mentioned, the "40th + 2 Anniversary" of Nuggets -- the essential 1972 garage rock compilation put together by Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman and Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye -- is being celebrated this year with multiple shows at NYC's City Winery...

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John Cale & Wordless Music Orchestra played BAM after Cale’s Nico tribute (pics)

Q. Of all your albums, why are you revisiting "Paris 1919"?

A. It happens to be the one album where I finished all the songs before I went in to record...

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Allen Ginsberg’s ‘First Blues’ getting a reissue; Lou Reed playing release party (same night as John Cale’s Nico tribute)

At the encouragement of Bob Dylan, Beat poet Allen Ginsberg went into the studio in 1971 to record his first ever album of music. He then re-entered the studio in 1976 and 1981 and finally in 1983 he compiled all of the recordings (which featured contributions from Dylan, members of his band, and Arthur Russell, and was produced by John Hammond...

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Arto Lindsay, Lydia Lunch, Thurston Moore/John Moloney, Kim Gordon & more playing shows (separately)

Arto Lindsay of legendary no wave group DNA, The Lounge Lizards, and pursuer of an impressive solo career, will be performing material from throughout his career in NYC TONIGHT (11/30) at the New Museum...

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Throbbing Gristle releasing Nico tribute; Thee Oh Sees & more on Velvet Underground tribute; Antony has a new LP & video

Industrial vets Throbbing Gristle are finally getting around to completing their "reinterpretation" of Nico's Desertshore, an idea of member Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson, who has since passed a...

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NYC clubs Avalon, Happy Valley, & Roxy targeted by police

"Though Avalon has since reopened, the Halloween incident calls into question the new partnership between city officials and clubs touted at September's nightlife summit, which had evidently succeeded particularly in opening new lines of communication between club owners and police...

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