A Hi Fidelity Vinyl Experience

The next AudioCollective event will feature The Velvet Underground and Nico on Saturday 21st October at The Swan.

The Velvet Underground & Nico is the debut album by American rock band the Velvet Underground, released in March 1967 by Verve Records. Accompanied by vocalist Nico, the album was recorded in 1966 while the group were featured on Andy Warhol‘s Exploding Plastic Inevitable multimedia event tour, which gained attention for its experimental performance sensibilities and controversial lyrical topics, including drug abuse, prostitution, sadomasochism and sexual deviancy.

Though the record was a commercial failure upon release and was almost entirely ignored by contemporary critics, The Velvet Underground & Nico is now widely recognized as one of the greatest and most influential albums in the history of popular music. In 1982, musician Brian Eno famously stated that while the album initially only sold approximately 30,000 copies, “everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band.”

The album will be played on new equipment supplied by the AC crew and also include discussion (not too heavy!) video footage (of the performer) and a chance to bring along and play your own related vinyl. Each month we’ll be giving away a fresh copy of the vinyl in our free to enter raffle too – how generous is that!


Our new pricing scheme will allow loyal fans of the AC nights to purchace a season ticket for the 4 autumn events for £10! With this ticket you’ll also be able to buy guest tickets on the door for £3. See season details below

Season tickets and £3 advance tickets are available online at Badlands.

The new door price will be £4 cash.

Autumn Season