Lou Reed Brooklyn Tribute Show Lineup Revealed

With the recent death of Lou Reed, founding member of influential art-rock band The Velvet Underground, tributes have been pouring in. Iggy Pop, Tom Morello and Nikki Sixx have all offered their praise and condolences. Now, on Sunday, 24th November, Brooklyn venue Bowery Electric will host a huge Lou Reed tribute gig, with some big names in tow (check out the full list below).

Brooklyn Vegan has noted that the lineup includes no wave legend Arto Lindsay, Patti Smith Band guitarist Lenny Kaye, Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe from TV On The Radio, Lou Reed collaborator Shahzad Ismaily, Justin Hayward-Young of The Vaccines and Australia’s own Kirin J. Callinan. New York band Hollis Brown will also be performing The Velvet Underground’s 1970 album Loaded in its entirety.

All proceeds from the show will go to the Ali Forney Center, which works to protect LGBT youth from the harm of homelessness in the city of Brooklyn. Lou Reed’s charming final interview surfaced online recently, with the rock and roll God coming off as witty as ever, despite his ill health.

Lou Reed Tribute @ Bowery Electric, Full Lineup (Sunday, 24th November)

Admiral Grey (Cellular Chaos, Ecstatics)

Arto Lindsay

Caged Animals

Christy and Emily

Derek Cruz

Donald Cummings (Virgins)

The Dough Rollers


Ivan Julian (Voidoids)

Jack Ridley (Threats)

James Maddock

Jeffrey Lewis

Justin Hayward-Young (The Vaccines)

Katie Eastburn (Young People)

Kembra Pfahler (The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black)

Kevin Salem

Kevin Kinney (Drivin’ N’ Cryin’)

Kirin J Callinan

Kyp Malone (TV On The Radio)

Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Band)

Phantom Family Halo

Sam Mickens (The Dead Science)

Shahzad Ismaily (Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Marc Ribot)

Shannon Funchess (Light Asylum)

Steven Reker (People Get Ready)

The Bottom Dollars

Travis Johnson (Grooms)

Tunde Adebimpe (TV On The Radio)

Vanessa Bley (Beast Patrol)

Hollis Brown

(Via Fact Mag)

Must Read