It should come as no surprise that we are fans of The Velvet Underground around these parts. There’s been a good amount of the legendary band’s material popping up in various forms, from unreleased studio sessions to hard to find live recordings. Any fan should be familiar with the Scepter Studio Acetate and it mythical status as one of the most expensive records out there. Fortunately it was finally officially issued last year and working stiffs like us can get our hands on the recording. Russian label B13 has been releasing a ton of live recordings lately and The VU has gotten some love there, as well. Their Live In Dallas, TX 1969 offers up a more improvised set from the band. Lastly, but definitely not least, is the live recording from the band’s legendary show at La Cave in 1968. At the time of this live recording, the Velvet Underground was going through major changes. John Cale had left the band and his replacement had only been in the band for a couple days (this was his first performance with the band)! Despite all this, VU turn in an incredible performance at the small Cleveland coffee house, playing several then-unreleased songs with tons of energy and awesome guitar solos.