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 Village Voice Web Awards host Todd Barry; the Parting Gifts; Jeff Tweedy and Eugene Mirman; soul hero Syl Johnson; Mission of Fucking Burma; our own Robert Sietsema’s reunited Mofungo; and whoever shows up tonight (Bonnie Prince Billy, perhaps, since he’s in town for an NYC show tomorrow night?). And who better than the National to cap things off on the last night of Hanukkah at a venue that holds only 200 people?
The show’s long since sold out, of course, though your Wednesday night Craigslist situation looks not too bad at the moment. Perhaps you’ll want to get on that before the market tightens up. Last time we saw this band they were in Prospect Park, which holds a sight more than 200.