Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Surviving Velvet Underground Members (minus Cale) To Speak At NYPL

In what is probably one of the most surprising event announcements of the season, it looks like the NYPL Live has recruited Lou Reed, Mo Tucker, and Doug Yule (3 of the 4 surviving members of The Velvet Underground) to sit down with Rolling Stone editor David Fricke for a discussion of their old band on December 8th.

For anyone who is a fan of the band, this is an extremely exciting event. While some might hem and haw over the fact that it's not the "original lineup" (Cale is absent), the fact of the matter is that this is a chance to hear an hour or two of frank discussion with one of the most revered, yet in some ways mysterious, bands of our time. What's more, getting the three in a room with someone like Fricke, whose knowledge of rock and roll is gigantic, is even more of a treat.

This should seriously be an enjoyable evening, and if you have your wits about you, you'll snag tickets now, because they're going to go fast.