John Cale Stages Roaring Tribute to Velvet Underground With MGMT, Sky Ferreira, Animal Collective, More

In the program notes to his scruffy, roaring Velvet Underground tribute at the Brooklyn Academy of Music last night, John Cale, 75, noted he's "reluctant to spend too much time on things past." Fair enough. But as foundational member and key sonic architect of a band that ranks with rock's greatest, he's earned a victory lap. And 50 years – the time passed since the game-changing 1967 LP

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