The Velvet Underground
Features // 8 Articles
Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 14 Articles
Blogs // 4 Articles
News // 1 Articles
//Features

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 Case for the Velvet Underground's Sterling Morrison
23 Aug 2015 // 9:02 PM

Even as the Velvet Underground has graduated from cult favorite to part of the '60s canon, guitarist Sterling Morrison has largely faded from public view.

//Columns

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.

//Reviews

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.

The Velvet Underground: The Complete Matrix Tapes (take 2)
25 Nov 2015 // 3:04 AM

Lou Reed and friends were miles away from New York City but that didn't matter a bit. These are fine hours of VU at their best.

//Blogs

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.

//News

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...

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Independent Film Festival Boston 2016: 'The Anthropologist'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Spry and crisp, The Anthropologist is a solid documentary that avoids bearing the weight of the austere pessimism surrounding climate change.

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