THE VELVET UNDERGROUND AND NICO‘S 50th ANNIVERSARY   UMe celebrates 50th anniversary of the classic debut LP with vinyl reissue including a limited-edition colored-vinyl special edition, out on June 30 On November 16-18 John Cale celebrates the Velvets’ 50th anniversary by curating three nights of special performances in New York   “I wanted to cross-pollinate rock with the avant-garde, and […]

The Complete Matrix Tapes To Be Released November 20th

The Velvet Underground toured extensively in 1969, but set up shop in San Francisco in November and early December for a series of 18 nights over four separate engagements, the first at the Family Dog, the rest at the fabled North Beach club the Matrix, opened in a one-time pizza parlor by Jefferson Airplane’s Marty Balin in 1965. Over the […]

‘The Velvet Underground’ 45th Anniversary Edition, Available November 24

  The 64-track six-CD package on Polydor/UMe includes legendary 1969 album, featuring several different mixes, live recordings from The Matrix in San Francisco, case-bound book and liner notes by David Fricke Pre-Order Now Available! Super Deluxe Deluxe Standard iTunes  Google Play The Velvet Underground’s classic self-titled third album, released in March 1969, by MGM, was a departure […]

Castle Face Records Presents The Velvet Underground & Nico by Castle Face And Friends Featuring Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, White Fence and more!

Universal Music Enterprises and Castle Face Records have joined forces for the release of the 45th Anniversary of The Velvet Underground & Nico with a tribute album featuring indie artists Ty Segall (“Femme Fatale”), Thee Oh Sees (“European Son”), White Fence (“Run Run Run), The Fresh and Onlys (“All Tomorrow’s Parties”) among others.  Brian Eno famously said “the album may […]