The Velvet Underground and Nico was a seminal album released in 1967. Even before the Summer of Love got going, VU took a darker approach to modern alternative culture with music that pioneered experimental rock. John Diliberto gives the impressions of a former Velvet Underground denier.
We celebrate the 80th birthday of one of the Holy Trinity of Minimalism. Philip Glass turns 80 this year and it’s hard to imagine the music of the last 40 years without him. Hear it in the Echoes Podcast.
Big Ears is one of the most expansive, eclectic and challenging music festivals in the world. In downtown Knoxville Tennessee, musicians from around the world and across genres convene in concerts that test the limits of sound and music.