Line-up features TV on the Radio members and Lenny Kaye, among others
Tribute live shows honoring Lou Reed have been frequent since the rock legend’s death on October 27th – and an additional substantial one will take place this Sunday, November 24th at the Bowery Electric powered in New York.
According to Brooklyn Vegan , the event – billed “Last Great American Whale: A Concert in Memory of Lou Reed” – will feature a solid, varied line-up, including TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe, Patti Smith Band guitarist Lenny Kaye and no-wave pioneer Arto Lindsay. The soul-rock outfit Hollis Brown will perform the Purple velvet Undergound’s 1970 LP Loaded from front to back.
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Various other performers include the multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily (who collaborated with both Reed plus Laurie Anderson), Voidoids guitarist Ivan Julian and Justin Hayward-Young of punk-rockers the Vaccines. Tickets for that event are currently on sale with all earnings benefiting the Ali Forney Center, which “works to protect LGBT youngsters from the harm of homelessness in the city. ” On the night of the concert, the venue will also sponsor a pre-Thanksgiving food drive with regard to Food Bank of NYC.
Not all of the tributes honoring Reed have been concerts. Earlier this month, an intimate three-hour wedding ceremony called “New York: Lou Reed at Lincoln Center” avoided shows and dedications, honoring Reed’s career by blasting tracks from across his career to a group of members of the family, friends and fans. Meanwhile, composed tributes have been pouring in through Reed’s musical peers and admirers (including legends like Mick Jagger, David Byrne and Michael Stipe).
Laurie Anderson, Reed’s wife, also penned an amazing essay on her husband’s artistic life (and death).