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Maximal Minimal: The Legacy of Versatile Artist Tony Conrad
21 Aug 2017 // 9:00 PM
The former member of Lou Reed's The Primitives yearned to free himself of composition, to strive toward a new paradigm found in minimalism.
Persona and Modern Music in 17 Songs
17 Apr 2016 // 9:00 PM
Persona -- the “I” of the song -- has evolved, broadened, and expanded to more fully represent a diversity of experiences as well as emotional, political, and cultural orientations.
The Velvet Underground's Lost Chapter
11 Feb 2010 // 4:00 PM
Putting aside the music, the history of the Velvet Underground is marked not by innovation or inspiration, but by frustration and disappointment.
Time for a Repress: ‘The Gilded Palace of Sin’
29 Mar 2009 // 5:00 PM
For people lucky enough to stumble upon the Flying Burrito Brothers, they made country cool. The music's simplicity and emotive directness, often derided and mocked by hipsters, could now be valid, vital and mean something to a modern audience.
Luna: A Sentimental Education / A Place of Greater Safety
17 Sep 2017 // 9:20 PM
True to his predilections, Dean Wareham moves the band and song, in covers and instrumentals, and usually away from too much volume.
The Velvet Underground: The Complete Matrix Tapes (take 2)
3 Dec 2015 // 9:15 PM
Live bootlegs are rarely essential, but this exhaustive documentation of a crucial moment in Velvets history is definitely one of them.
Counterbalance: The Velvet Underground's 'Loaded'
9 Jan 2015 // 4:51 AM
Jenny said when she was just five years old there was nothing going down at all. Then one fine morning she heard the 220th most acclaimed album of all time. The Velvet's 1970 swan song is this week's Counterbalance.
Counterbalance: 'The Velvet Underground'
23 May 2014 // 4:05 AM
Put jelly on your shoulder, lie down upon the carpet and dig into the Velvet Underground’s eponymous third album. A 1969 classic is this week’s Counterbalance.
Bowie, Dylan, Little Richard Among the Best Pop Music Boxed Sets
7 Dec 2015 // 4:45 AM
Here are some of the most notable boxed sets this year in rock and pop...