Sunday, November 24, 2013

Recording: Patti Cake

Artist: Patti Cake

Song: She's My Best Friend [Velvet Underground cover]

Recorded at The Silver Dollar Room ("Lou Reed: Live Tribute"), November 21, 2013.

Patti Cake - She's My Best Friend

Full review to follow. Lou Reed, in his work in the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist, created an entirely new lineage in the great tree of rock'n'roll. Any band that embraces some combination of darkness, bad vibes, unrepentant vice, noise and art can probably trace their roots back towards Lou Reed, and in Toronto, it seemed exactly right that the Silver Dollar (home, most nights, to some combination of the above) should be the place to host a night of music in tribute. A full night saw a wide variety of Reed's heirs celebrate some good songs, ranging from quiet moments of beauty to noise freakouts.

After a long evening of celebration, Patti Cake closed the night out with warmth and love by lighting some candles for Lou.

Bonus! If that's not enough for you, I've made the entire tribute night available to download.

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