Times New Viking (heart) the Velvets

February 16th, 2009 at 11:34 am by Gabe

This past Saturday at the Wexner Center for the Arts, on the campus of THE Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, Times New Viking offered a Valentine to rock and roll and modern art, closing out the museum’s six-month-running Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms exhibition with a set of cover songs by the incomparable Velvet Underground.

Joined by Ohio rock legend Mike “Rep” Hummel (guitar/voice) and noise/avant man-about-many-towns C. Spencer Yeh (violin), TNV led an enthusiatic crowd through early Velvets classics including “All Tomorrow’s Parties”, “Sunday Morning”, “Venus in Furs” and a show-stopping “Heroin”, with Rep on lead vocals. Set-list courtesy of Beth TNV:

The show actually concluded with an acoustic “After Hours” singalong, featuring members of opener Psychedelic Horseshit as well as a vocal contribution from the one and only Ron House.

On a Valentine’s Day in Central Ohio, Times New Viking channeled the deposed spirit of rock and roll’s greatest band, and moved the crowd, melding their own distinctive blast-first-second-and-third rock mentality to classic jams never far from anyone’s heart.

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3 Responses to “Times New Viking (heart) the Velvets”

  1. dola Says:

    wow. maybe matador was taping this for official release?

  2. jeff Says:

    I bet, because there were some streams of it that all got squashed after only a week or two, so I think they are trying to keep it un-bootlegged.

  3. gore hound Says:

    C. Spencer Yeh needed to turn wayyyyy the fuck down at this show, ideally ALL the way down — he was awful and nearly ruined it.