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Jonas Mekas, avant-garde filmmaker and iconic New Yorker, dies at 96

Avant-garde filmmaker, co-founder of Anthology Film Archives and Film Culture, and much more, NYC icon Jonas Mekas has died at age 96. ”Jonas passed away quietly and peacefully early this morning. He was at home with family. He will be greatly missed but his light shines on.”

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Nick Cave made a playlist of 10 songs that stand out to him the most

These are Nick Cave's ”hiding songs” as he calls them, songs that feel like ”they were designed with you especially in mind, and that no one could ever begin to understand them in the way you do.”

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Monster Magnet’s Phil Caivano lists his favorite albums of 2018

The NJ band are also playing a home state show right before New Year's, and then touring Europe.

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Steve Gunn wrapped up Union Pool residency (review, setlist)

Steve played the lion's share of his new album ’The Unseen In Between’ which is out in January.

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The Feelies played The Velvet Underground & other favorites at White Eagle Hall (video, setlist)

The Feelies usually throw a Velvet Underground song or two in their sets, but this was a very show...

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The Velvet Underground Experience
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a first look at The Velvet Underground Experience which opens in NYC this week

The Velvet Underground Experience opens October 10 and runs through December 30, with rare photographs, portraits, films, and more.

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John Cale doing Q&A at “The Velvet Underground Experience” exhibit (which opens next week)

The Velvet Underground Experience runs October 10 - December 30 and features photographs, portraits, films, videos, live concerts, a VR experience, and musical workshops.

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The National, The Feelies, TV on the Radio & more made Velvet Underground playlists (listen)

It's in celebration of The Velvet Underground Experience exhibition which opens October 10 in NYC. There are also playlists by Julian Casablancas, Robyn Hitchcock, Dean Wareham, and more.

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Feelies playing all-Velvet Underground set in conjunction with new NYC exhibit

As mentioned, that big Velvet Underground exhibition will open in NYC in October. In conjunction with the opening, NJ greats The Feelies will play a special show featuring an entire set of Velvet Underground covers in Jersey City...

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The Velvet Underground exhibition coming to NYC this fall

Titled "The Velvet Underground Experience," the exhibit runs October 10 - December 30, occupies two floors and 12,000 sq feet of space and features photographs, portraits, films, videos, live concerts, a VR experience, and musical workshops.

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