Even for Lou Reed, this is pretty bizarre. This June, the former Velvet
Underground frontman plans to perform a concert specifically for
. Most of the concert won't even be audible
to humans ears. The "avant-garde" performance will be delivered at
ultra-high, dog-friendly frequencies.
According to the BBC,
Reed's wife, Laurie Anderson, got the inspiration for the show when she
was backstage at a concert. She thought to herself: "Wouldn't it be
great, if you were playing a concert and you look out and you see all
Music for Dogs will take place in Sydney and will last
20 minutes due to most canines' relatively short attention spans.
Already, the show has captured the imagination of blogs as diverse as Paw Nation
, a pet lovers site, and NME
an alternative music site. The former being more interested in the
concert's basic logistics ("All dogs must be kept on leashes, and humans
must hold these leashes. Also, poop-scoop bags will be available") and
the latter in the concert's supporting acts (" Rickie Lee Jones, Bardo
Pond, Holly Miranda, My Brightest Diamond and Metric's Emily Haines, who
will be accompanied by a string quartet"). Kind of gives a whole new meaning to Venus in Furs
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