The Feelies to pay tribute to Velvet Underground at White Eagle Hall

Velvet Underground, Feelies



In conjunction with the Oct. 10 opening of an exhibition devoted to The Velvet Underground in New York, The Feelies will play a set of Velvet Underground material, as well as a set of originals, at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. Tickets, priced at $25-$30, go on sale Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. via

The Feelies have opened shows for Lou Reed, and the Reed-led Velvet Underground was perhaps their major musical influence. “We were influenced by Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground and the MC5,” The Feelies’ Glenn Mercer told The Bergen Record/ in 2016. “It was very guitar-heavy with minimalist song structures.”

The Feelies have covered many Velvet Underground songs, including “What Goes On,” “White Light/White Heat,” “I Can’t Stand It,” “Who Loves the Sun” and “We’re Gonna Have a Real Good Time Together,” over the years.

Mercer will also perform with his own band at a benefit for at Tierney’s Tavern in Montclair, Oct. 6. The show will also feature Richard Barone and Jim Mastro, and Elk City.

Here’s a taste of the band covering The Velvet Underground: A cover of “What Goes On”:


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