Even at their best, musical homages are inevitably faint replicas of their original inspirations, but there’s something potentially exciting about Satellite of Lou, a tribute to Lou Reed with a particular focus on his songs from 1969 to 1973. The idea of Reed’s peers, such as Mary Woronov and Angela Bowie, looking back on old St. Lou is intriguing. Woronov is, of course, the former Warhol superstar, painter and actor who (among other things) tried to terrorize the Ramones in Rock ’n’ Roll High School, while the ever-lively Bowie (who will be backed by local indie-pop duo LoveyDove) had a considerable impact on her ex-husband David’s sound and vision. (Photo is from one of Reed’s last L.A. appearances onstage.)

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice; Thu., Dec. 5, 8 p.m.; $10. (310) 822-3006, beyondbaroque.org



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