Posted: February 27, 2013
The Velvet Underground debuted in 1964 featuring the trio of New Yorkers, Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison and Moe Tucker; the unforgettable voice from Berlin, Nico; and the Welshman John Cale. Not only did the quintet become one of the most influential rock groups ever, but The Velvet Underground also played an especially significant role in inspiring the underground music scene in Czechoslovakia through the 1970s and '80s. Cale left the group in 1968 and has marched on as a revered singer, songwriter and multi-instrument musician extraordinaire. Though Lou Reed's reputation as a live performer is questionable these days, Cale is still the man. He's bringing his newest album, October's Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood, to Roxy Feb. 28, at 7 p.m.