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Lou Reed

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    King Khan: "Somehow I Guess Lou Reed Was My Evil Mother"

    "Somehow I guess Lou Reed was my evil mother." In the wake of Lou Reed's death, Arish Ahmad Khan couldn't help but shade his stories - that span from his juvenile delinquency to the years that went into making his latest record - with memories of the rock poet who is still spawning reverent bands ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2013

    Lou Reed Is Dead (1942-2013)

    Tragic news broke this morning of the death of venerated rock 'n' roll vanguard Lou Reed. He was 71 years old. Rolling Stone first reported the passing of the rock and pop legend, who died from unspecified causes, early today in New York. He had undergone a liver transplant earlier this year, althou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Steve Hunter Takes the Spotlight for The Manhattan Blues Project

    There's a lot of Steve Hunter in your CD collection. If you read the four-point type, you'll see that he's played (with and without guitar buddy Dick Wagner) on three of Lou Reed's most revered RCA albums and over a half-dozen Alice Cooper albums, as well as albums by Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, B ... More >>

  • Music

    June 20, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Stop Hating on the 2013 Coachella Lineup

    Each year, like many of you, I impatiently wait for the Coachella lineup to be announced. Sometimes it's disappointing (if Daft Punk says they're not touring, chances are they're not playing the festival), but there's always going be a few redeeming artists. At best the lineup will be amazing, and i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Coachella 2013 Official Lineup is Posted

    The wait, as they say, is finally over. You can cease all the speculation of who the hell is officially playing this year's Coachella as Goldenvoice unveiled the lineup in grand fashion. See also: -Who Is Really Playing Coachella This Year? -The Rolling Stones Aren't Playing Coachella, but Some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    X-TG (Members of Throbbing Gristle) Revive Nico's Lost Classic, Desertshore

    By Alex Jarson Okay, we know you just love the Velvet Underground--you're sporting the latest fall calendar Urban Outfitters top, your mom took you to get the Warhol Banana tattooed on your bicep, and you think they're the greatest, most provocative band to have ever graced this earth. You even pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    The 10 Coolest, Scariest, Freakiest Songs About Heroin

    See also: 10 Songs About Cocaine See also: 15 Songs to Light Up to on 4/20 Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. It's in many ways the enduring holy trinity of pop music. Like it or not -- we're not advocating anything -- drugs are responsible for lots of great songwriting. So every Friday in August, we' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Born This Way: Five Gay Songs in Honor of Obama's Support

    On Wednesday, President Obama affirmed his support of same-sex marriage in the United States, a position that's evolved over the past couple of years. He's still making plenty of room for the states rights discussion, but still, Barry's support is a big effin' deal. "It is important for me to go a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Metallica Should Collaborate With These Five Old White Guys Next

    ​Are you ready for some new Metallica? You bet you are, because while plenty have made valiant and noble attempts to enjoy it, Lulu, the band's collaboration with rock 'n' roll animal/poet Lou Reed was a tough one to get through. You can't fault the band's ambition, and it is cool to imagine 14- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Year in Review, Kickstarter, Top 15 Local Releases in This Week's Issue

    ​In this week's issue of New Times, I join our friends in café, art, and stage in a look back on 2011, observing trends and noting the good, the bad, and the ugly of the year in the review. I focused on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter. We featured a couple Kickstarter projects this year, (my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Ace Frehley on KISS and His New Memoir, No Regrets

    ​No Regrets: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir is the new book by legendary KISS guitarist Ace Frehley. Assisted by Joe Layden and John Ostrosky, Space Ace pretty much hits it all: his young years in a gang, his audition to be in KISS (there was a job application), the band's rise, his drug abuse, leavin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Christopher Danowski, What Are You Listening To?

    Christopher Danowski​Christopher Danowski Danowski is the co-conspirator of Theater in My Basement, which is working on a new series of performance/video/installations on the nine muses and planning for the next Teatro Caliente festival in January 2011.When you put your key in the ignition and tur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Metallica & Lou Reed's Lulu: Music for Gas-Huffing, Denim-Clad Arizona Teenagers?

    ​Clanging acoustic guitars, pitched somewhere between Led Zeppelin's ballads and John Fahey's American Primitivism, and then, a voice, singular and unmistakable. It is the voice of Lou Reed: "I would cut my legs and tits off when I think of Boris Karloff and Kinski / In the dark of the moon / You ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Ten Albums To Still Look Forward To In 2011

    As we get closer to the end of the year there are probably quite a few music nerds who are already working on their best of 2011 lists. After all, there have been some pretty amazing records released this year from the likes of Kanye and Jay-Z to the Fleet Foxes. But before you start compiling tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Foo Fighters Release Humorous Coloring Book Tour Rider

    ​The Foo Fighters have gone about assembling their tour rider in a rather non-traditional yet brilliant way. In fact, they essentially turned their tour rider into a 52-page playful and informative coloring book, according to Rolling Stone.The rider was made by Gus Brandt, the Foo Fighters' tour m ... More >>

  • Music

    May 12, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    The 8 Most Awesome Music Stories of 2010

    ​ Despite what you may have concluded from yesterday's list of the stupidest music stories of 2010, this year in music wasn't all that bad.In fact, a funny blog of Photoshopped album covers was created, a concert for dogs was proposed, and musicians exchanged some choice words.As promised, here ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Miley Cyrus Plans a Normal Birthday Celebration

    ​A young celebrity has decided not to go all out in acknowledgment of their birthday for once, according to Celebrifi.Miley Cyrus, who will be turning 18 on November 23, isn't planning on celebrating her birthday Kim Kardashian style with five parties around the world. Her biggest birthday wish is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    William S. Burroughs Documentary to Be Released by a Beastie Boy

    We all know that people are multi-dimensional, and cannot be defined by one singular act or piece of art that they produce. Having said this, it's hard to imagine that the same guy who sings "Hey Ladies" would be interested in a documentary on William S. Burroughs. Adam Yauch, the Beastie Boy better ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson and a Bunch 'o' Buddhists in Chandler

    Charles GabreanLaurie Anderson's backing guitarist. Lou something."Have you ever been given meditation instructions at a concert before?" the emcee asked as the crowd sat down at Chandler Center for the Arts to witness a benefit concert by Velvet Underground legend Lou Reed, his wife, performance ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Concert Calendar for This Weekend: Lou Reed, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, Country Thunder, Tempe Music Fest, and Much More

    Art PerryLou Reed and Laurie Anderson are scheduled to perform on Sunday at the Chandler Center for the Arts. If you're the type who bitches how nothing ever goes on in Phoenix, please feel free to grab a nice steaming cup of STFU. We've been referencing all week long on this very blog about how h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Flier of the Week: The Yucca's Open Mic Night

    This weekend is probably the biggest three days of music I can remember in my time in the Valley, with two multi-day festivals (Country Thunder and Tempe Music Fest) along with Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, Fall Out Boy, Leonard Cohen, Bonnie Prince Billy and Calexico all coming to town.Think you'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    April 2 In Blogs: 287(g), Ryan Avery, Prado and More

    We understand that in the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. Worry not! We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Valley Fever: Valley Photographer Says Cops Harassed Him for Taking Pictures in Down ... More >>

  • Music

    November 6, 2008
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    October 30, 2008
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    June 5, 2008
  • Music

    December 13, 2007

    Johnette Napolitano

    Scarred
    (Hybrid Recordings)

  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    Johnette Napolitano

    Scarred
    (Hybrid Recordings)

  • Music

    November 9, 2006

    Finger-Pluckin' Good

    The family-size box

  • Music

    August 31, 2006

    Primal Scream
    Kasabian

    Riot City Blues
    (Columbia)
    Empire
    (RCA)

  • Music

    January 5, 2006

    Hip-Hop Sans Hova

    Still no Jigga, but Kanye, some lovable Limeys and a great Beyoncé substitute held it down

  • Music

    February 10, 2005

    Conor's Cult

    Rising star stays true blue

  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    New York Dolls

    Pre Crash Condition: Live From the Royal Festival Hall
    (Sanctuary)

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    Poe Lou

    Lou Reed gets to interpret Edgar Allan Poe. He's excited.

  • Music

    February 6, 2003

    Lou Reed

    The Raven (Sire/Reprise)

  • Music

    September 19, 2002

    Gordon Gano

    Hitting the Ground (Instinct Records)

  • Music

    October 11, 2001

    The Strokes

    Is This It (RCA)

  • Music

    February 8, 2001

    Frank Black and the Catholics

    Dog in the Sand (What Are Records?)

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    Lou Reed

    Metal Machine Music (Buddha Original Masters Series)

  • Music

    June 8, 2000

    Turning Time Around

    Lou Reed is an old man in rock years, but he continues to be born again

  • Music

    May 11, 2000

    Pirates of the Cyberspace

    Music, money and mayhem clog MP3 download sites

  • Film

    October 28, 1999

    Poison IV

    Scorsese's Bringing Out the Dead is a bumpy gurney into the dark side

  • Music

    July 22, 1999

    At Long Lost Live?

    In search of the historic double live album . . . who started it, and who finally finished it off?

  • Music

    May 21, 1998
  • Music

    March 27, 1997
  • Music

    October 10, 1996
  • Film

    July 21, 1994
  • Music

    June 3, 1992

    FATAL REFRACTION

    LOU REED SCARES THE POP OUT OF DEATH

  • Music

    April 8, 1992

    COVER ME

    HAVING SUNG EVERYONE ELSE'S SONGS, YO LA TENGO NOW WRITES ITS OWN

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