The Velvet Underground Win Sound Of The City’s Quintessential New York Musician Tournament


After weeks of voting, impassioned campaigns, comment-section arguments, and matchups that seemed nearly impossible to come down on one side of, Sound of the City’s take on March Madness—in which we set out to crown the quintessential New York musician of the past 57 years, with a field that encompassed giants of genre from Lisa Lisa to the Ramones to Tito Puente—has a winner. And that winner is the still-influential Factory house band the Velvet Underground.

We’ll have a fuller tribute post, with articles from Voices of old tracing their legacy, up later today. For now, here’s how the bracket shook out:


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