The Velvet Underground to reunite… for literacy

Cover of "The Velvet Underground"

Cover of The Velvet Underground

The library just got a little cooler.

Lou Reed, Maureen “Moe” Tucker and Doug Yule, all former members of the iconic proto-punk band The Velvet Underground, will come together for a little event at the New York Public Library on December 8. No need to bring your earplugs, eager NY music fans. This is a speaking engagement only, as Billboard reports:

The three will discuss the Velvet Underground’s music and legacy with rock journalist David Fricke as part of the “LIVE from the NYPL” series.

The unprecedented reunion of the legendary New York band comes on the heels of the publication of “The Velvet Underground: New York Art,” a new compendium of previously unseen photographs, poster and cover designs by Andy Warhol, Lou Reed’s handwritten music and lyrics, underground press clippings and other reviews, flyers, handbills and posters.

So, the John Cale-less trio will discuss, presumably, everything about the band for a mere $25. Considering that’s the price of a hot dog at a Live Nation arena show, the talk is practically a bargain. And hey, as long as your in the library, pick up a library card. The knowledge you can get from $2 in late fees over a lifetime will certainly balance out breaking open your wallet for the VU talk.


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