TVD Radar: The Velvet Underground Experience opening week events 10/10, 10/11, and 10/13

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Lineup includes Q&A with John Cale, musical performance by The Feelies and design walk-and-talk with world-renowned French designer matali crasset.

The Velvet Underground Experience, an intriguing new multi-media art and music exhibition spotlighting the iconic band’s early NYC roots and opening in New York City on October 10, today announced three exclusive new events to kick-off the exhibition’s opening week. The first exhibition dedicated to the Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground Experience will host a Q&A with co-founder John Cale on October 11, a walk-and-talk with world-renowned French designer matali crasset on October 10, and a special concert by The Feelies on October 13.

As co-founder of The Velvet Underground, legendary musician John Cale will participate in a special moderated Q&A on Thursday, October 11 at 5:00pm at the exhibition space-seating is limited and will be first come first served day of event.

During the Q&A, fans will be able to hear from Cale about the indelible impression the band had on the music scene in the 1960’s, his relationship with Lou Reed, the band’s lasting legacy, and what it means to bring The Velvet Underground Experience to New York. At the end of the Q&A, the moderator will open up the floor for questions from the audience.

On Saturday, October 13, veteran indie rock band The Feelies will play a tribute concert performing some of The Velvet Undergrounds most iconic songs. The concert will take place across the river at the White Eagle Hall in Newark, New Jersey. Doors open at 8:00pm with the band taking the stage at 9:00pm. Tickets for the October 13 show can be purchased here.

“They were without precedent, as they were timeless. They certainly had a multi-faceted influence on the band, from their sparse, minimalist arrangements and repetition, to their drumming and guitar interplay,” said Bill Million, co-founder/ rhythm guitarist of The Feelies. “Perhaps the most important though, is the ever enduring, early bond we formed over the love of this band.”

The Feelies’ vocalist/guitarist Glenn Mercer added,”The Velvet Underground were a touchstone for Bill and I when we first started playing together, so we have a deep connection to their music. They were inspiring on many levels because their music covered many different styles. It was truly a special honor to get the opportunity to actually play Velvet Underground songs with Lou on several occasions and to let him know how deeply the music touched me.”

To round-out the week, on Wednesday October 10 at 5:00pm, the innovative French industrial designer matali crasset will host a special walk-and-talk through The Velvet Underground Experience where she will share her inspiration for the interior design of the exhibition and how she infused the band’s influence and spirit into the space—attendance space will be limited.

This entry was posted in The TVD Storefront. Bookmark the permalink. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.
  • SUPPORTING YOUR LOCAL INDIE SHOPS SINCE 2007


  • Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text
  • Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text