The Velvet Underground: New York Art

The Velvet Underground: New York Art

From behind black-rimmed sunglasses The Velvet Underground effortlessly owned 'cool'. Even today every time band's debut, self-titled album is played someone tries to start a band or pursue a career with the Rolling Stone.

In order to appease everyone who has longingly stared at the Pop Art cover of fresh fruit and thought, "I wish I'd been there" publisher Rizzoli has released The Velvet Underground: New York Art. This lavishly produced book contains never before seen photographs of the band's first gig in New York, the rise of Andy Warhol's New York promotional art along with a comprehensive catalogue of fliers, reviews, posters and hand written lyrics that capture the underground music scene's surge into our collective consciousness.


To ensure that this visually stunning book has maintained The Velvet Underground's idiosyncratic energy Rizzoli has also commissioned former playwright and first president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel and author Johan Savage to contribute beside a recorded conversation with members Lou Reed and Maureen Tucker.


Circa 1979: Signal to Noise is offering a package to see founding member of the Velvet Underground, John Cale and his band at the Enmore Theatre (Saturday January 16) PLUS a ticket to John Cale's Keynote and Opening Party at the Seymour Centre (Friday January 15) for $95.


Tickets for these events are on sale now.

December 10, 2009 at 2:07pm in circa 1979: signal to noise



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Chicago, IL, USA

01.08.14 - Osheaga

Montreal, QC, Canada

02.08.14 - Lollapalooza

Chicago, IL, USA

05.08.14 - Red Rocks

Denver, Colorado

06.08.14 - Beni

Beach Road, Bondi, Australia

06.08.14 - Cut Copy

Belly Up Aspen, Aspen, CO

08.08.14 - Cut Copy

Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV, USA

09.08.14 - Outside Lands Festival

San Francisco, CA, USA

09.08.14 - Beni

Beach Hotel, Byron Bay, Australia

10.08.14 - Outside Lands Festival

San Francisco, CA, USA

14.08.14 - Pukkelpop Festival

Hasselt, Belgium

16.08.14 - Sonorama Festival

Burgos, Spain

22.08.14 - Paredes de Coura Festival

Porto, Portugal

24.08.14 - Rock En Seine

Paris, France

27.08.14 - Cut Copy

Magnolia, Milan, Italy

28.08.14 - Cut Copy

Zurich Open Air, Opfikon, Switzerland

10.09.14 - Cut Copy

The Wall, Taipei, Taiwan

13.09.14 - Cut Copy

Samsung Hall, Manila, Philippines

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