Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 10 Articles
Blogs // 6 Articles
News // 1 Articles
Last of the Rock Stars? An Interview With Elliott Murphy
19 Mar 2015 // 9:20 PM
As Elliot Murphy tells PopMatters, the new reimagining of his 1973 debut Aquashow may be the most profound musical adventure of his 40-plus year career yet.
Legendary Heart: A Remembrance of Lou Reed
28 Oct 2013 // 2:41 AM
Lou Reed lived an extraordinary life, but that's mainly because he never followed any existing archetype. He was Lou Reed, and there was never anyone like him before, and there will never be anyone like him after.
Pronounced Dead: The Art of Cultural Assassination
9 Jun 2014 // 9:30 PM
Two critical catfights are claiming to have buried art-forms which have shaped our civilisation for decades and centuries apiece. Are they entitled to do that?
'How Do You Think It Feels?': The Lasting Effects of Prolonged Lou Reed Exposure
25 Nov 2013 // 9:30 PM
Some argue that Lou Reed, the man who never ran out of ways to say "fuck you", might not be the best influence for a child. I say he was the best role model a ten-year-old could have.
Lou Reed: Uptown Dirt, Downtown Man
9 Dec 2014 // 2:00 AM
Waiting for the Man is a beautiful read, fluid like a long conversation with a friend in your favourite coffee shop.
The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground - 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition
25 Nov 2014 // 9:06 PM
Few bands ever had a year like the Velvet Underground did in 1969. Even fewer have a set that documents a year like that as beautifully as this one.
Tits of Clay's Memorial for Lou Reed: 27 October 2014 - Mercury Lounge, NYC
6 Nov 2014 // 4:59 AM
Tits of Clay and Hedwig co-creator Stephen Trask paid tribute to the passing of Lou Reed with a performance of Transformer.
Lou Reed Owned the '70s
9 Jan 2014 // 4:00 AM
Perhaps because it represented his formation as a solo artist, his manifestation of “Lou Reed”, as opposed to “Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground”, Reed owned the '70s more than any other decade.
Influential rock pioneer Lou Reed's eyes are on the future
6 Nov 2006 // 2:46 PM
Lou Reed isn't one to focus on the past. The music he created in the 1960s and `70s remains a touchstone for the hippest rock