Like he did in Liverpool earlier this year, The Velvet Underground member John Cale appeared at Brooklyn Academy of Music last night (11/16) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band's legendary debut album, The Velvet Underground & Nico. Indie rock as we know it wouldn't exist without the album, and Cale was joined by a very impressive guests of modern-day indie musicians: Animal Collective, MGMT, Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio), Connan Mockasin, Caroline Polacheck (Chairlift), Thee Oh Sees, Kurt Vile, and Sky Ferreira. They played every song on the album (not in order) plus three songs from the album's almost-as-legendary followup, White Light/White Heat (the title track, "Lady Godiva's Operation," and "Sister Ray," which closed the show and had all guests except Sky Ferreira on stage at once). Watch a bunch of videos and see the setlist below, and check out pictures in the gallery above.

John Cale and his guests do it again at BAM tonight (11/17) and he also has a special 75th birthday concert on Saturday (11/18). Tonight's show is sold out but tickets are still available for Saturday's show.

I'm Waiting for the Man
White Light/White Heat (with Oh Sees and Kurt Vile)
All Tomorrow's Parties (with MGMT)
Venus in Furs
I'll Be Your Mirror (with Sky Ferreira) (with AnCo and Connan Mockasin)
There She Goes Again
Run Run Run (with Kurt Vile)
Black Angel's Death Song (with MGMT)
Femme Fatale (with Caroline Polachek)
Lady Godiva's Operation (with Connan Mockasin)
European Son (with Oh Sees)
Sunday Morning (with Caroline Polachek)
Heroin (with Babatunde Adebimpe)
Sister Ray (with everyone except Sky Ferreira)


photos by P Squared

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