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It’s almost been 45 years since the legendary Velvet Underground record Loaded was released. To celebrate, 10 psych bands from Sydney and Wollongong have banned together to pay tribute, each one covering a Velvet Underground classic to be put on a compilation appropriately titled, Reloaded.

The Pinheads loaded

Curated by Sydney band Montes Jura, the tribute compilation will feature modern interpretations of the record by Burn Antares, The Pinheads, Upskirts, Salvador Dali Llama, Raindrop, The Grease Arrestor, Bad Valley, D’Luna, Lizzy Cross & The Infinity Snake and Montes Jura themselves.

The compilation will be released via Banpcamp as a free download on October 27th – the anniversary of Lou Reed’s death. And as a massive celebration of all things Velvet Underground, the bands will be throwing a tribute party at the Factory Theatre on November 7th. Performing will be, Upskirts, Salvador Dali Llama, Burn Antares, Bad Valley, D’Luna, Raindrop, Montes Jura, Lizzy Cross plus The Grease Arrestor DJs. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 2nd September and can be purchased from the Factory’s website. Check out all the details here!

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September 9, 2015

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