M. Ward w/Yo La Tengo, Wyatt Cenac
Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park Bandshell
Tuesday, August 7
Better than: Having your appendix removed (get well soon, absent Yo La Tengo bassist James McNew).
There was a quiet in the air as I approached the Prospect Park Bandshell, home of the Celebrate B ... More >>
WFMU DJ, music journalist and frequent Voice contributor Jesse Jarnow has just released Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock (Gotham), a voluminous tome that dissects Hoboken's finest Amerindie pioneers' journey from their childhood beginnings all the way to their current place as ... More >>
Lee Ranaldo & Steve Shelley w/Yo La Tengo, "Mote"
Yo La Tengo: Hanukkah Shows
Better than: Christmas.
Hanukkah doesn't technically end until sundown Wednesday, but Yo La Tengo unplugged their electric menorah at Maxwell's last night, just after a post-midnight sign-of ... More >>
David Byrne and Yo La Tengo care. All photos by Jesse Jarnow.Yo La Tengo
Wednesday, March 23
Better than: Sitting home alone fretting about cataclysmic awfulness.
It's been 26 years since Yo La Tengo played every Wednesday at Maxwell's, and a last-minute benefit for Peace Wi ... More >>
Georgia, Ira, and the Clean's Hamish Kilgour, leading a drummer summit. Pics by Liz Clayton, more below.Yo La Tengo/The National
Wednesday, December 8
Better than: The other seven nights, kinda.
Nels Cline sitting in Tuesday was pretty sweet. Ditto Jeff Tweedy a few nights earl ... More >>
The six-hour benefit for underground New Zealand songwriter Chris Knox at Le Poisson Rouge on Thursday was indie-fundraising done right: all-star jams that made sense, meaty set lengths, a thoroughly worthwhile lineup, decidedly fan-oriented ticketing, and a stunning marquee name to sell out the r ... More >>
photo by Harry Shuldman
Wilco/Yo La Tengo
13 July 2009
Things Wilco are not (the American Radiohead; uncute). Things Wilco are (strummable; a great band to sing along to on a breezy eve on Coney Island, where they played last night in centerfield of KeySpan Park). Steeple ... More >>
photo by Liz Clayton Dawn Sutter Madell, via the Yo La Tengo diary
Eight shows, eight-and-a-half comedians, eight charities, eight mix CDs, 24 sit-ins, and three Velvet Underground covers later, Yo La Tengo brought another Hanukkah at Maxwell's to a close. But, as befits a band named in reference ... More >>