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We've still got a couple of months before it's time to avoid Times Square like the plague while ringing in 2014, and yet we've already had a year's worth of memorable musical moments (and then some). Ensemble tributes, controversial hip-hop sets that came up in conversations for weeks afterwards, ex ... More >>
Here are the 10 best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Eight holy nights of Yo la Tengo
California-born artist Tara Sinn -- now a New Yorker -- created this video involving a hot dog that never ends. The soundtrack is Slayer's "Raining Blood." Let the horror begin! [See More: M. Ward, Yo La Tengo, and Broccoli in Prospect Park | Pavement's 'A Shady Lane' | Foodie Hip Hop]
Here's your "healthy" rock snack! [See More Rock 'n' Dinner Roll: Pavement's 'A Shady Lane' | Foodie Hip Hop] Well, last night as the sun set in Prospect Park and Yo La Tengo took the stage (sans bass player James McNew, felled by appendicitis, but replaced by two other temporary musicians), I wa ... 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 >>
Lambchop w/ Yo La Tengo (Le) Poisson Rouge Thursday, April 19 Better than: A slow, sensuous makeout session, punctuated by the occasional slow, sensuous yawn, which ideally is taken more as a sign of relaxation than boredom, but whatever, stop reading so much into it. Well here unfolded a lovely ... 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 >>
Yo La Tengo light their menorah
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 >>
Which is a sort of snarky way of saying that tickets for this year's Eight Nights of Hannukah celebration go on sale tomorrow at noon. For those unfamiliar with the tradition, every year Yo La Tengo brings together a bunch of friends whose identities "will not be divulged until the last possi ... 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.
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 >>
What they looked like, just for reference. So the big whoop during this year's slate of Yo La Tengo Hanukkah shows was the final night's long-rumored opening set from the National, deigning to play a venue just ever so slightly smaller than what they're used to these days. Even if you're still way ... 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 >>
Take it with a grain of salt, but we hear pretty reliably that the big guest for Yo La Tengo's eighth-night finale at Maxwell's will be none other than Brooklyn's the National. If true, they'd follow a murderer's row of guests YLT have already had out to Hoboken this year: M. Ward and tonight's Vi ... More >>
Eight nights of gifts from Yo La Tengo
It just wasn't the same without them. Yo La Tengo's annual epic run of Hannukah-themed shows at Maxwell's in Hoboken was sorely missed last year, the first time they'd opted out since 2001, robbing us all of a crucial winter tradition, stuffed with holiday cheer and the inevitable super-secre ... More >>
How many songs will Jeff Mangum do?
Which is to say that the May 6th show, featuring Yo La Tengo, the Clean, Jeff Mangum, and a bunch of other people is way beyond sold out--even at $75 per ticket. The indie start-up for indie start-ups, Kickstarter, hosted the bidding, and you can still give money there--as little as a dollar- ... More >>
The first and hopefully last time we'll spend a morning typing "Do They Know It's Christmas" into iTunes. Matador promises that the long awaited Band Aid cover, featuring what Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham described to Pitchfork as "the best and the worst of the music industry," will hit ... More >>
The upstanding citizens over at dance-music e-bible Resident Advisor offer a special podcast for this spookiest of weeks: an hour-long Halloween mix from none other than Fever Ray, last seen at Webster Hall through billowing, laser-punctured plumes of smoke. Artists include Entombed, Yo La Te ... More >>
First, they take Vermont
Hoboken's finest keep turning inside out, keep beating your ass
Yo La Tengo's mellow and organ-drenched Popular Songs comes out on Matador September 8th, but you can stream the entire record for free over at NPR, right now. Jams. Tickets are still available for the band's September 25th stand at Roseland, so you might want to get on that, too.
From the Grizzly Bear singer/lead Twitterer's Twitter comes this delightful snapshot from last night's star-studded Wilco/Yo La Tengo fete at Coney Island, about which much more later. The two gentlemen behind Droste and Feist have no idea they're sharing a car with such indie-rock royalty, and in ... More >>
photo by Harry Shuldman Wilco/Yo La Tengo 13 July 2009 KeySpan Park Brooklyn, NY 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 >>
Light the Menorah with Yo La Tengo
A Hanukkah fete with Yo La Tengo, the only band worth trudging all the way to Hoboken for
Just because you can spell 'forbearance' correctly doesn't mean you'll get a gold star