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

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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 (click for full size):

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Guest
Guest

No yeah yeah yeahs? Hmmm

Krugerjd
Krugerjd

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Phakey Mc Phaker
Phakey Mc Phaker

Big mistake with Sick of it All winning both Dylan and the Heads, Big time.

Ihasch
Ihasch

I knew Blondie was ridiculously underrated in this. I made that comment the moment I saw the rankings. It's nice to know I wasn't the only one. Anyway, this was a fun idea.

Dnyce341
Dnyce341

This was ridiculous Dylan and The Ramones went out in the first round, Alicia Keys went further than jay-z, and The Talking Heads lost in the second round.

Kansas Cunningham Gibler
Kansas Cunningham Gibler

How did The Strokes not reach the second round?! Julian is from New York. The is/was based in New York. 

ROMEODELIGHT80
ROMEODELIGHT80

KISS IS FROM NY AND THEY DIDNT EVEN MAKE UR LIST?  IDIOTS!!!

SeanF
SeanF

good choice but one of those bands you listen to to much and get sick of

Guy
Guy

Really glad you guys got that out of your system.

Johnorfizz
Johnorfizz

man, Trane was the only pick of mine that was consistent right up to the end.  i hope the votes were close.  this was a pretty fun exercise to take my mind off of work for a few hours.  thanks. 

maura
maura

 It was really close! Thanks for sticking with it.

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