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Pitchfork Festival 2017 - Saturday
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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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Beck brought out Spoon’s Britt Daniel and Jenny Lewis at MSG show (video, setlist)

Watch Beck & Britt do Spoon's "I Turn My Camera On" and Beck and Jenny sing "Girl Dreams," as well as a New York Songs medley.

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25 classic NYC artists that didn’t make NME’s top NYC albums of all time

NME made a list of the greatest NYC albums of all time... that doesn't include the Ramones, Sonic Youth, Television, Talking Heads...

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The Dandy Warhols at Warsaw
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The Dandy Warhols played Highline, Vitus & Warsaw (setlists, Warsaw pics)

Plus: watch Bebe Buell join The Dandys for a cover of The Velvet Underground & NIco's "Femme Fatale" at the Highline show.

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Finn Wolfhard’s band Calpurnia brought screaming fans to Rough Trade

Watch Finn Wolfhard's band Calpurnia cover Weezer, Twin Peaks, Pixies, and The Velvet Underground at their debut NYC show, punctuated by the piercing screams of fans.

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The Velvet Underground vinyl box set out in 2018

In addition to four of the VU studio albums, Nico's Chelsea Girl and a "lost" double album of songs from mid-1969 are also in the box set (which is limited to 1000 copies worldwide).

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John Cale: The Velvet Underground and Nico at Brooklyn Academy of Music
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John Cale played ‘VU & Nico’ at BAM w/ AnCo, MGMT, Kurt Vile, Oh Sees & more (pics, videos, setlist)

Joined by Animal Collective, MGMT, Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio), Connan Mockasin, Caroline Polacheck (Chairlift), Thee Oh Sees, Kurt Vile, and Sky Ferreira, John Cale played all of 'The Velvet Underground & Nico' and half of 'White Light/White Heat.'

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Animal Collective, Kurt Vile, Oh Sees & more joining John Cale for ‘Velvet Underground & Nico’ shows at BAM

Sky Ferreira, Connan Mockasin, MGMT, Tunde Adebimpe and Caroline Polachek are also on the bill.

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Kevin Morby releases “Baltimore” benefit single, covered VU with Waxahatchee

"I wrote Baltimore at the time I was conceiving both Singing Saw and City Music and recorded a version during both sessions with two different bands. I love the song dearly, but in the end thought that thematically it didn't belong on either album, and thus have been waiting for this moment to release it as what it has always been meant to be - a single." - Kevin Morby.

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