“Music to slit your wrists by” was how Lester Bangs described Lou Reed’s ‘Berlin’ in 1973. Fifty years later, Reed’s heavy concept album about two sad drug addicts falling apart has been reevaluated and lauded for being an “ahead of its time masterpiece.”

Scream Along with Billy and the GarageDogs return to ONCE at the Rockwell with a recreation of Reed’s album

PLUS songs from John Cale’s “Paris 1919” (also 50 this year), and Billy’s own “Venice” (turning 10); inspired by the Place-Name albums of the Velvet Underground’s dynamic duo.

Come bask in the morbid beauty of Caroline and Jim and much, much more.

Trigger warning: Reed’s record is graphic in its recounting of just about everything that warrants a “trigger warning.”

Doors at 7:00pm
Show at 8:00pm
Ticketing; General Admission | $15 advanced/$20 day of show | All Ages
Accessibility; The Rockwell is wheelchair accessible.