Tomorrow night at the Avon Theatre in Stamford, music archivist Bill Shelley is hosting a screening of “Lou Reed, The Velvet Underground, Nico, Andy Warhol and the Sounds of Dissent.” The show demonstrates the political and artistic inspirations of the times.
ABOUT THE FILM:The 1960’s was a time of experimenting, questioning, and reinventing. Many musicians, writers, and other artists gravitated to Andy Warhol’s Factory for the freedom to create, and the notoriety they needed to achieve commercial success. The Velvet Underground, with their lead singer-song writer, Lou Reed, was one such group. This show will demonstrate how The Velvet Underground’s music entertained as well as inspired political thought and new artistic methods of expression, using feedback and industrial tape-looping for effects.
Some of the songs featured will be “I’m Waiting for the Man,” “Sunday Morning,” “Walk on the Wild Side,” “Sweet Jane,” “Rock and Roll” and songs from Reed’s musical memorial for Andy Warhol called Songs for Drella. The performances will include 16mm film prints, video tapes, promos, rehearsals, and live concert footage.
For more information and ticket prices:http://www.fcbuzz.org/events/music/7666/