Archivist Bill Shelley once again dips into his collection, this time to pull out some 16mm film prints, video tapes, promos, rehearsals and live concert footage of the Velvet Underground. Some of the songs you'll get to hear are "I'm Waiting for the Man," "Sunday Morning," "Walk on the Wild Side," "Sweet Jane" and "Rock and Roll." From their avant garde early days accompanying Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable gallery shows to their post-breakup fame as legendary, highly influential sonic pioneers, their music sounds as fresh today as it did when it was released. They captured the dark side of New York City in the late '60s and early '70s in a way that has never been duplicated.
Legends of Rock Live: The Velvet Underground
The Avon Theatre, 272 Bedford St., Stamford. Thu., Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. $6-$11.(203) 967-3660, avontheatre.org.
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