As part of this year’s Ether Festival, Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Trio will be performing the 1975 album Metal Machine Music.

Once commonly derided for its pretentiousness and perceived fuck-you unlistenability, MMM is now justly considered an interesting experiment (if not an outright classic), and an infamous part of musical history that has inspired several generations of noise-makers with its sound and attitude. Put it this way, it’s undoubtedly the festival’s hottest ticket.

We’ve a pair of tickets to give away for this performance, which takes place at the Southbank Centre on April 19. Email us at and you’re in the draw.

Metal Machine Music’s getting reissued by the way. Full story here.



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