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Phish
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Phish began a (literally) tasty MSG run, Velvet Underground covers included

Phish's "Baker's Dozen" run has a different flavored donut and themed covers each night. Saturday was strawberry ("Strawberry Fields Forever," "Strawberry Letter 23") and Sunday was red velvet, hence the VU covers...

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video: John Cale & Moe Tucker reunited at Grammy concert honoring Velvet Underground

Tuesday night (7/11) at Beacon Theatre was the 2017 "GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends" -- an awards ceremony and concert that honored this year's 2017 Merit Awards recipients. Among those recipients were The Velvet Underground. "The establishment caught up with us at last," joked John Cale...

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The 50 best psychedelic rock albums of the Summer of Love

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Monterey Pop Fest and the Summer of Love, here are the 50 best psychedelic rock records of 1967, from Jefferson Airplane to Love to the Bee Gees to Pink Floyd to Donovan, and yes, The Beatles.

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John Cale performing ‘Velvet Underground & Nico’ 50th anniversary shows in NYC

It's part of BAM's 2017 Next Wave Festival.

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Finn from Stranger Things makes awesome Spotify playlists (with Modern Baseball, Jeff Rosenstock, Mac DeMarco & more)

It's no secret that Finn Wolfhard, the 14 year-old actor who plays Mike Wheeler in Stranger Things, is into cool modern punk and indie rock.

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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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Pitchfork list their 200 best songs of the 1970s

Back in 2004, Pitchfork published their Top 100 Albums of the 1970s list, and today they've returned with the 200 Best Songs of the 1970s. Some of the artists who didn't make the cut on the albums list are now here, like Black Sabbath, Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith...

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Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
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The Ramones, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed & more in new documentary about music biz legend Danny Fields

If HBO's tone-deaf series Vinyl left you cold but wanting to learn more about the NYC music scene of the '70s, you may want to keep an eye out for new documentary Danny Says which is about legendary music biz figure Danny Fields, who helped the careers of The Ramones, Iggy Pop, The Doors, The Velvet Underground, MC5 and more.

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Descendents
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watch Descendents critique Rolling Stone’s ‘best punk albums’ list

The Adolescents were a glaring omission, the Descendents say.

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs
YYYs at Dream Hotel - 4/22/16 (photo via Mike Nouveau)
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs played their first show in years at the Mick Rock doc afterparty (pics, videos)

YYYs celebrated the legendary rock photographer with covers of Bowie and VU, and other performers included Marky Ramone, Eugene Hutz, TV on the Radio, and more. Debbie Harry was in the house too (but not to perform).

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