Lou Reed Tribute Concert to Raise Funds for Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

By Nikhita Venugopal on November 20, 2013 3:58pm 

 Born in Brooklyn and raised in Freeport, Long Island, Lou Reed was a New York icon.
Born in Brooklyn and raised in Freeport, Long Island, Lou Reed was a New York icon.
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Lou Reed

COLUMBIA STREET WATERFRONT DISTRICT — A tribute to Lou Reed will honor the legendry rock icon while benefiting victims of a deadly typhoon on the other side of the world.

The Jalopy Theatre, at 315 Columbia St., had already planned the Thursday night concert to remember Reed, who died last month at the age of 71, before Typhoon Haiyan took thousands of lives in the Philippines, said musician and organizer Jeffrey Lewis.

After the typhoon, they decided to send all donations to Oxfam aid teams who are doing relief work in devastated areas, he said.

Twenty musicians, including Lewis, will perform at the Jalopy on Nov. 21, celebrating Reed through his songs. Lewis won’t reveal the list of songs but said the collection will span Reed’s musical career from his early years to his time as a solo artist.

Lewis said he first became a Reed fan after finding his vinyl records for cheap inside New York vinyl joints.

“Lou always made it seem so easy to express yourself as an artist,” said Lewis, 38. “Nobody can replicate…. what Lou Reed sounds like and what kind of attitude he brings.”

The Lou Reed tribute night to benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan will take place on Nov. 21 at 9 p.m. A $10 donation is suggested. For tickets, click here.

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