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Lou Reed

  • Calendar

    February 20, 2014

    Dr. Dog

    The Observatory

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Lou Reed Became My Inspiration on the Streets of NYC

    Growing up in New York, the Velvet Underground was always prevalent. It could be in the music of young bands or seen in people's fashion choices as you walk down the street. It could have been as simple as seeing a banana and thinking of Andy Warhol's iconic album cover or walking through Chelsea hu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 22, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Indio, Here We Come! Our Coachella Coverage So Far

    Coachella is less than a full day away, which means you should get ready for our annual deluge of posts about our reckless, wild time in Indio. We'll be out there in force with our sister paper LA Weekly (they also got festival pre-coverage for dayyyyys) Before that happens, we thought it best to ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Coachella 2013 Lineup Announced

    The moment we've all been waiting for has finally arrived! At around 8:30 tonight, the Coachella lineup was announced and as usual, it contains some interesting names. Headliners have a heavy dose of rock including The Stone Roses (!!!) and Blur Friday, Phoenix on Saturday, with the Sunday night he ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2012

    Metric

    Fox Pomona

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Five Rock Star Public Service Announcements You Didn't Know Existed

    See Also: *Did MTV Really Snub Waka Flocka Flame's Rapping Rooster?*Five Unexpected Cover Songs From Insane Clown Posse*Five Artists (Besides Lil Wayne) Who Think New York SucksThis week means back-to-school for kids across the country, a time of reluctant learning and forlorn wistfulness for the su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Metal Machine Trio's Ulrich Krieger: 'The trio is an update of Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music in philosophical and aesthetic sense'

    ​Ulrich Krieger--a professor of composition at CalArts, a renowned saxophone player of both contemporary, improvised and classical music--is a third of Metal Machine Trio, a group that's spawned of Lou Reed's 1973 album Metal Machine Music.Their work is going to be showcased at the Project Room at ... More >>

  • Music

    January 26, 2012

    Love Lou Reed, or Leave Him

    The Velvet Underground front man is a bitch to interview, but he's still Lou Reed

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Lou Reed Signing at Fingerprints Tomorrow

    ​ Maybe you read this week's print story on Lou Reed and realized he's probably a little, uh, moody. But the legend himself is coming to Fingerprints Record Store in Long Beach tomorrow, right before he goes off to converse with Bob Ezrin at The Carpenter Center. (He's also in town for a Metal Mac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Our Favorite Songs In Tribute To The Year Of The Dragon

    ​For those of who you don't know, Monday marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the Black Water Dragon. 2012 should bring happiness and success. The year is also favorable for the establishment of family, birth a smart and healthy children. During this period we sho ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 15, 2011

    The Crystal Method

    Yost Theater

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    The Ten Most Disappointing Albums of 2011: #10 - #6

    Yes, Jessi J, you made the list. Stop pouting. ​Tis' an exciting time of year for music critics. From January through November, carpel-tunnel prone wordsmiths like us are often faced with editorial pressure to "go easy" on certain releases. Or perhaps we are encouraged to throw praise upon hyp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Geek Out With Rock's Backpages

    Lou Reed in 1973. If this was fat in the '70s, it's no wonder we're all considered obese now.​The online music-journalism archive Rock's Backpages is 10 years old this month. If you've never heard of the site, it's probably because a) you're not a music geek or b) you don't want to have to pay to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    This Week is Full of Collaboration News: Tony Bennett Lady Gaga, ICP Jack White, Lou Reed Metallica, Dirty Projectors Bjork

    ​Something in the water must encourage sharing...first we heard about Jack White and Insane Clown Posse collaborating on a remake of an obscure Mozart song. Next we finally hear a snippet from that Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett version of "Lady is a Tramp," which was reportedly recorded last month fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Social Distortion on Guitar Center Sessions Airing Saturday; Mike Ness Tells All

    ​Social Distortion perform at Guitar Center Sessions which Nic Harcourt hosts. I've missed that slight British accent! Plus, Mike Ness talks about Social D's 30-plus year career, how he started liking music ("By 7th grade I was listening to Lou Reed's Transformer. (While) most kids are just figur ... More >>

  • Music

    June 23, 2011

    So Many Wizards Have the Velvet Touch

    [Locals Only] Nima Kazerouni talks Long Beach, dogs and Lou Reed

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Gorillaz at the Gibson Amphitheater Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​GorillazOctober 27, 2010Gibson AmphitheaterSee the slideshow here! After playing a solid headlining slot at Coachella, Gorillaz brought their full stage production and a slew of guest all-stars for a blistering performance last night at the Gibson Amphitheater. The first a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Playlist: Songs for OC's Worst Neighbor, Octomom

    ​La Habra freak show Nadya "Octomom" Suleman closed out 2009 as the nation's least desirable neighbor. Now, that's impressive. I spent the past decade blasting music and screaming to friends--we thought we were talking--at all hours of the night and what did I get? Nothing. No award. No mention ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Happy New Year! Here's the Hangover Playlist

    Head's on fire. Stomach turns. Bruises in the oddest places. Who's that stranger snoring on my sofa? Happy New Year's! The day when we all try to put together the pieces from the previous night's debauchery. Here are some songs to help you nurse that world-class hangover.Flickr user Sebastian-DarioC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Happy New Year! Here's the Hangover Playlist

    Head's on fire. Stomach turns. Bruises in the oddest places. Who's that stranger snoring on my sofa? Happy New Year's! The day when we all try to put together the pieces from the previous night's debauchery. Here are some songs to help you nurse that world-class hangover.Flickr user Sebastian-DarioC ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 12, 2009

    New Sensations

    Japanese Motors

  • Film

    May 15, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 17, 2008

    Lou Reed on the Odious Audio of MP3s

    Lou Reed is an asshole—but a very talented, sharp-minded asshole. Below, hear the rock legend drone on about the inferior sound quality of MP3s during the just-completed South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. I love much of Lou Reed's music (especially that of the Velvet Underground, whose canon i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2008

    Looking Ahead to South by Southwest

    The annual sonic bacchanal known as South by Southwest goes down March 12-16. Every year, several thousand music-biz types, musicians and ordinary mortals with more money than sense descend upon downtown Austin, Texas, cramming five months of musical activity into five days. I'll be blogging about a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008

    A Bloggy Valentine: 20 Songs About Love

    By Jeff Shaw at our sister paper, Citypages. Love is a many-splendored thing and all, but it's also dependent upon a relationship's context -- and so is the associated music. You don't want Al Green's "Let's Get Married" to stream through the car speakers during your third date, you don't want your ... More >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2007
  • Culture

    September 27, 2007

    True Lies

    As Shipwrecked! shows, playwright Donald Marguulies thinks fabulists can be fabulous

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007

    Leviathan Brothers, DiPiazzas, September 13, 2007

    Photo: Suzie Ahn Leviathan Brothers' keyboardist (and occasional OC Weekly contributor) Sean O'Connell announced from the DiPiazzas stage: “This week marks the sixth year of the five-year anniversary of Tupac's death. To commemorate the occasion, we're going to play an original.” Now that's w ... More >>

  • Music

    April 13, 2006

    Library Music

    Plugging the holes in your record collection with The Monks

  • Music

    August 18, 2005

    Black to Comm

    Black Mountain, obscured by clouds

  • Culture

    August 11, 2005

    Pop Goes the Artist

    And: Where Is Taylor Meads Ass?

  • Music

    July 14, 2005

    BECK

    Guero (Interscope)

  • Features

    March 24, 2005

    Give Him Some Water so He Wont Die

    South By Southwest by OC Weekly

  • Columns

    January 13, 2005
  • Features

    December 30, 2004

    Diary of a Loud County

    The Year In Live Reviews

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    Beats Rhymes Life

    A Tribe Called Quest: not another Urban Dance Squad!

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    If You Close the Door

    After-hours at All Tomorrows Parties

  • Music

    November 11, 2004
  • Columns

    November 4, 2004
  • Music

    September 9, 2004
  • Music

    July 15, 2004

    Rewind Your Walkmen

    Jonathan Fire*Eater

  • Music

    April 15, 2004
  • Music

    March 18, 2004

    Greatest Hits

    The rock & roll hall of pain

  • Music

    January 15, 2004
  • Culture

    October 2, 2003

    Pale Blues

    Scorsese series lacks mojo

  • Features

    May 30, 2002

    Fair Guys

    Thinking Lou Reed, booking Weird Al

  • Music

    August 24, 2000

    Bring the Noise!

    The Art of the Clang at Koos

  • Unknown

    July 6, 2000

    That 70's Blow!

    Washburn lost on coke

  • Music

    July 1, 1999
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