Cracked Actor Underground
Cracked Actor, a group of local musicians who come together every so often to do a tribute to a dear departed rock legend, is setting its sights on Lou Reed and his work with the Velvet Underground on Saturday at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett.
Led by Carlos Lama and featuring G.E. Smith and The Star’s own Christopher Walsh, Jack Marshall, Kevin Foran, Chris Clark, and Anthony Genovesi, the group will play selections from the studio albums “The Velvet Underground and Nico,” “White Light/White Heat,” “Loaded,” “The Velvet Underground,” and Reed’s solo album “Transformer.”
Mr. Lama said that the concert was “a natural extension of Cracked Actor performing the music of David Bowie, since the Velvets influenced him immensely, and because Bowie produced Lou’s second solo album, ‘Transformer.’ ” He added that Mr. Smith was a huge fan of the band dating from childhood, and would listen to it rehearse from the street outside of a New York City club called the Dom.
Mr. Lama said he envisions the show as a 1960s happening complete with the kind of light and sound experience the Velvets provided early on with Andy Warhol’s Plastic Exploding Inevitable.
The show is at 8 p.m. and admission is $10.