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Music fans had a blast at Saturday Audio Exchange listening to John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme. The gathering was part of the worldwide series Classic Album Sundays, where people gather in cities from Oslo to Miami to listen to and appreciate the same album.
Saturday Audio Exchange will be Chicago’s host for the next CAS session on Sunday, March 25th, where the spotlight album will be The Velvet Underground and Nico!
This Sunday is a Classic Album Sunday, and man have they got a doozy lined up for us. Thanks to the Internet, there’s been plenty written and discussed over the years about Loveless, My Bloody Valentine’s 1991 magnum opus. It’s still not enough. On the surface it’s a blast furnace of sound that demands listening at the highest possible volume levels. The layers of expression and meaning contained in the sonic assault are numerous and all-enveloping. While this album is renowned for starting and perhaps ending the Shoegaze movement (click here for a playlist of other artists and bands that formed under its influence), it transcends Shoegaze, it transcends Rock...it is simply one of the greatest albums ever made.
On Sunday evening, as part of Classic Album Sundays' network of listening parties being held around the world, the album will be listened to and discussed at Saturday Audio Exchange, 1021 W. Belmont Avenue Chicago, IL 60657. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased here.