Velvet Underground


IRL And URL Collide At Perturbator's Spooky Synthwave Show

The elusive Paris and 'Hotline Miami' artist takes a stab at his first set in Toronto.
Hayley Stewart
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Todd Haynes Is Directing a Velvet Underground Documentary Series

The filmmaker behind 'Velvet Goldmine' and 'I'm Not There' will interview surviving members and dig through archival footage for the upcoming docuseries.
River Donaghey
Please Kill Me

Andy Warhol Wanted Lou Reed to Be His 'Mickey Mouse'

The authors of <i>Please Kill Me</i> talked with Warhol's "boy," Billy Name, a key figure in the 60s art scene who built the Factory, as well as witnessed the rise of Edie Sedgwick, the Velvet Underground's breakup, and the time Warhol was almost...
Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
thump news

Brian Eno Shares Gorgeous Cover of The Velvet Underground’s “I’m Set Free"

Listen to a new track from the ambient pioneer’s forthcoming album 'The Ship.'
Benjamin Boles
Holy Shit

Julian Casablancas Covered The Velvet Underground's "Venus In Furs" For HBO's 'Vinyl'

Casablancas evokes the spirit and power of Lou Reed like no other.
John Hill
Internet Exploring

Aloha! Two New Tracks From Drake Have Appeared Online

The first features Popcaan and the second samples Nico, from the Velvet Underground.
Noisey Staff
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Box Set Bonanza: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

The Dean examines new box sets compiling '60s and '70s classics from the Velvet Underground, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and more.
Robert Christgau
Longreads Or Whatever

Lou Reed's Life in the Suburbs, 'Transformer,' and the Days after the Velvet Underground

Check out an excerpt from Aidan Levy's new book on the rock legend.
Holy Shit

John Cale's Only Gone and Co-Created the First Ever Drone Orchestra

John Cale and Liam Young create the first drone orchestra performance at the London Barbican's Digital Revolution.
Becky Chung

Doug Yule Gives Rare Interview About the Velvet Underground's Third, Self-Titled Album, Shares Alternate Version of "What Goes On"

Exclusively at Noisey.
Zachary Lipez
This Week in Teens

Teenagers Are Going to the Bathroom in All the Wrong Places

Being – with your bowel movements is one thing, but when an autistic kid gets caught in the crossfire, you know we're in trouble.
Hanson O'Haver

Amen Dunes’ New Record Is an Ode to Failure

Our buddy Damon McMahon's fantastic new record has got the indie rock critical establishment spinning their heads around and 360-degree vomiting in excitement. For once, we agree with them, so we took Damon out for eggs to chat about drugs, cowboys...
Benjamin Shapiro