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Yo La Tengo find a new home for the holidays
When the news broke yesterday that Maxwell's--that infamous, beloved rock spot across the river in Hoboken--would be shuttering in late July, industry folks freaked, bands grieved and music lovers wrung their hands in mourning. Todd Abramson, one of the owners and the man who's been booking Maxwel ... More >>
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 Maxwell's December 20-27 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 >>
Next year, in Hoboken
Liz Clayton/slowshutter.orgYo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan.In this week's Village Voice, out now: I look back at MTV's latest dip into the seemingly bottomless pool of nostalgia, Michael Tedder coaxes out the story of Brooklyn balladeers Widowspeak, and Jesse Jarnow previews Yo La Tengo's Hanukkah s ... More >>
Stinky tofu is, indeed, stinkyIndie band Yo La Tengo are bona fide foodies! Interviewed in Wine Enthusiast magazine, the trio explain that their sole purpose for touring is to eat and drink their way through cities around the world. But they still can't conquer every food.
David Byrne and Yo La Tengo care. All photos by Jesse Jarnow.Yo La Tengo Maxwell's 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 >>
Yo La Tengo at Maxwell's in December. Photo by Liz Clayton.We'd heard rumors of this last week, and yesterday, the band made it official--Hoboken humanitarians and all around good humans Yo La Tengo will be playing a hastily organized benefit for Japan this Wednesday at Maxwell's. Tickets are ... More >>
An all-star collective performs Big Stars third album
Big Star's Third/Sister Lovers is quite possibly the most beloved power-pop album of all time, and certainly the most poignantly morose, a heartbreaking state only exacerbated by frontman Alex Chilton's death last year. Now comes word of a full-album live tribute with a crazy all-star cast, a ... More >>
Georgia, Ira, and the Clean's Hamish Kilgour, leading a drummer summit. Pics by Liz Clayton, more below.Yo La Tengo/The National Maxwell's 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 >>
Hoboken's finest keep turning inside out, keep beating your ass
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 >>
A Hanukkah fete with Yo La Tengo, the only band worth trudging all the way to Hoboken for
Yo La Tengo briefly convince us that New Jersey is for lovers
Seahorses and indie rock in the park
Yo La Tengo Make Their Love Album
What do you do for an encore after the spark is gone?