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Yo La Tengo Free All Ages Instore

By Michael on Friday, April 26th, 2013

Austinites (Austinians? Austintonians?) get psyched because Yo La Tengo are coming for you with a free all ages instore and Austin’s ever-awesome End Of An Ear. That’s right… all of you who were oh so bummed when The Mohawk announced YLT’s show on Friday May 3 was SOLD OUT can rejoice in your newfound chance to see this band in such a personal and intimate way.

But if you don’t live in the Live Music Capital you should still check out the band on their lengthy tour, on which the band is playing an absolutely stunning two-part set.

Yo La Tengo tour starts tomorrow

By Patrick on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

(image courtesy Bowery Presents)

Yo La Tengo hit the road again starting this Friday in Baltimore with Beach House at the Lyric Opera. These will be the first proper shows in support of Fade in many parts of North America, and if you haven’t seen the band’s new two-part set yet, well, you need to. It’s astoundingly great.

The tour encompasses the Solid Sound and Pitchfork Festivals as well.

July dates will be supporting Belle and Sebastian.

Keep your eyes peeled for some super-interesting new YLT news coming next month.

26 Apr 2013 Lyric Opera House Baltimore, MD with Beach House
27 Apr 2013 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
29 Apr 2013 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
01 May 2013 Tipitina’s Uptown New Orleans, LA
02 May 2013 Fitzgerald’s: Upstairs Houston, TX
03 May 2013 The Mohawk Austin, TX
04 May 2013 Granada Theatre Dallas, TX
06 May 2013 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
09 May 2013 The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA
10 May 2013 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
11 May 2013 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
12 May 2013 Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub Sacramento, CA
14 May 2013 Knitting Factory Concert House Boise, ID
16 May 2013 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
17 May 2013 Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA
18 May 2013 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver,
20 May 2013 The State Room Salt Lake City, UT
21 May 2013 Boulder Theater Boulder, CO
22 May 2013 Crossroads @ KC Grinders Kansas City, MO
23 May 2013 Englert Theatre Iowa City, IA
21 Jun 2013 Solid Sound MASS MoCA North Adams, MA
22 Jun 2013 Solid Sound MASS MoCA North Adams, MA
07 Jul 2013 Toronto Urban Roots Fest Toronto
09 Jul 2013 Bank of America Pavilion Boston, MA with Belle and Sebastian
10 Jul 2013 Mann Center Philadelphia, PA with Belle and Sebastian
11 Jul 2013 Celebrate Brooklyn @ Prospect Park Bandshell Brooklyn, NY with Belle and Sebastian
12 Jul 2013 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD with Belle and Sebastian
13 Jul 2013 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA with Belle and Sebastian
14 Jul 2013 Bunbury Festival Cincinnati, OH with Belle and Sebastian
21 Jul 2013 Pitchfork Festival @ Union Park Chicago, IL
28 Jul 2013 Fuji Rock Festival Naeba, Japan
23 Aug 2013 El Plaza Condesa Mexico City, DF, Mexico

Yo La Tengo’s winter vacation

By Stuart on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Ira Kaplan shot by Gaelle Beri for The Line Of Best Fit

Though Europe’s cold and long Winter has barely left us, we can already look forward to its return with some newly announced Yo La Tengo tour dates for November and December, including a re-scheduled Dublin show at Vicar Street (previously cancelled in March).

Tickets go on sale for the following dates this Friday at 9am, make sure to watch their brilliant NPR ‘Tiny Desk Concert‘ session Gerard posted the other day and to check their upcoming US and Canadian tour dates for April/May and July.

Sun 03 Nov – France, Nantes – Le Frand Atelier – Tickets

Tue 05 Nov – Germany, Munich – Muffathalle – Tickets

Wed 06 Nov – Czech Republic, Prague – Akrpopolis – Tickets

Thu 07 Nov – Austria, Vienna – Wuk – Tickets

Fri 08 Nov – Croatia, Zagreb – Culture Factory – Tickets

Sun 10 Nov – Germany, Heidelberg – Enjoy Jazz – Tickets

Mon 11 Nov – Germany, Dresden – Hellerau – Tickets

Tue 12 Nov – Germany, Hamburg   – Gruenspan – Tickets

Thu 14 Nov – Sweden, Stockholm – Debaser – Tickets

Sat 16 Nov – Finland, Helsinki – Korjammo – Tickets (change of venue)

Mon 18 Nov – Norway, Oslo – Rockefeller – Tickets

Tue 19 Nov – Denmark, Copenhagen – Vega – Tickets

Mon 02 Dec – Belgium, Leuven – Het Depot – Tickets

Thu 05 Dec – Ireland, Dublin – Vicar Street – Tickets

VIDEO : Yo La Tengo’s Tiny Desk Concert For NPR

By Gerard on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Not to get hung up on the details, but Bob Boilen’s desk really isn’t that tiny. I mean, compared to the working conditions for anyone visiting Patrick & Robby’s office, it seems positively spacious (HINT, HINT). And yes, I do know where the reference comes from, but there’s a little thing called TRUTH IN ADVERTISING that you might not be familiar with.

These minor gripes aside, thanks so much to Mr. Boilen and National Public Radio for hosting Ira, Georgia and James for the above acoustic performances of “Fade”‘s “Is That Enough” and “Ohm”, and “Tears Are In Your Eyes”, from 2000′s ‘And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out’.

Yo La Tengo and AC Newman Attempt To Extract Your Cash For WFMU

By Gerard on Monday, March 11th, 2013

(above : James and Ira, struggling gamely with Silver Convention’s “San Francisco Hustle”.  Photo courtesy WFMU)

Venerable WFMU, oft-hailed as the finest listener supported free-form station in the world (or alternately, “almost as good as WSOU”) is in the midst of their annual fundraising marathon. Though there’s prizes & premiums galore, your real reward is an astonishing amount of live and archived material the station makes available over the airwaves, online, and soon, via mental telepathy (this is only part of reason why they spent two weeks a year shaking you down).

Yo La Tengo’s vaunted covers-for-cash performances during the WFMU marathon are a 17 year tradition, as Ira Kaplan points out, and this Thursday at 9am EST, not even a concert tour of Germany will  stop Ira, Georgia, James and longtime associate Bruce Bennett from once again, murdering the classics (and perhaps the not-so-classic.)  This will mark the first time Yo La Tengo have done their covers-for-WFMU broadcast from a remote location (or if  you prefer, Berlin), and you’ll undoubtedly want to remember that for some kind of Matador Trivia Night we intend to hold in lieu of a company Xmas party later in the year (more on this later — it’s a sensitive subject).

In addition, A.C. Newman will throw himself into the entertainment firestorm that is Tom Scharpling’s “The Best Show On WFMU”, tomorrow night at 9pm EST.

Yo La Tengo : April/May US North American Dates, Summer Shows With Belle & Sebastian, Solid Sound Fest and more

By Gerard on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
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(video courtesy KEXP.   The entire Jan. 18 session is available for viewing here)

This past Saturday night, Yo La Tengo completed the first run of North American tour in support of the universally hailed ‘Fade’ with a show at New York City’s Town Hall described by by more than one person as “triumphant”, “stunning” and “kind of long”. Though Georgia, Ira and James are off to Europe this week for some of the continent’s most anticipated shows this year, they’ll be back in the USA (and Vancouver!)  this April and May for the dates below, followed by July shows in outdoor venues with Belle & Sebastian.

With the exception of the Baltimore date on April 26 supporting Beach House, for the April/May headlining dates Yo La Tengo will be the only band playing.  As with the January/February shows, they’ll be playing two sets each night with a brief intermission.

26 Baltimore MD, Lyric (with Beach House)
27 Asheville NC, Orange Peel
29 Athens GA, Georgia Theater

1 New Orleans LA Tipitina’s
2 Houston TX, Fitzgerald’s
3 Austin TX, Mohawk (tickets on sale now)
4 Dallas TX, Granada Theater
6 Tucson AZ, Rialto
9 Loa Angeles CA, Henry Fonda Theater
10 San Francisco CA, The Fillmore
11 San Francisco CA, The Fillmore
16 Portland OR, Wonder
17 Seattle WA, Showbox
18 Vancouver BC, Commodore
20 Salt Lake City UT, State Room
21 Boulder CO, Boulder Theatre
22 Kansas City MO, Crossroads

9 Boston, MA , Bank Of America Pavilion (tickets on sale Friday, February 22)
10 Philadelphia PA,  Skyline Stage at the Mann
11 Brooklyn NY, Celebrate Brooklyn! – Prospect Park Bandshell
12 Washington DC , Merriweather Post Pavilion
13 Pittsburgh PA, Stage AE  (tickets on sale, Saturday, February 23)

In addition, as announced elsewhere last week, Yo La Tengo will be part of Wilco’s annual Solid Sound Festival in North Adams, MA taking place between June 21 and June 23.  In addition to a full set of their own, Yo La Tengo will be performing a live score to “The Love Song Of R. Buckminster Fuller” (dir – Sam Green)

If an outdoor festival with a tremendous bill isn’t to your liking (allergies, tendency to fall asleep behind the wheel — BUT ENOUGH ABOUT ME), you can catch Yo La Tengo’s live score for “The Love Song Of Buckminster Fuller” on April 9 and 10, at The Kitchen (512 W. 19th St., NYC) with performances at 7 and 9pm each night. Tickets are available here.

‘Fade’- available from the Matador Store on LP, CD or an array of digital files.

Yo La Tengo drop into WNYC today

By Robby on Thursday, February 14th, 2013

(photo from Saturday night’s Town Hall show by Taleen Dersdepanian,

Along their current two-set tour (Yo La Tengo opens for Yo La Tengo), Yo La Tengo have dropped into a handful of the nation’s finest non-commercial radio stations, proving that the radio sometimes doesn’t suck. Today they’re over at WNYC.

Head over to at 2pm EST to catch them live on the web, then tune into WNYC (93.9 FM if you’re in the New York ara and elsewhere) at 9pm EST tonight.

Yo La Tengo ‘Fade‘ is out now… they’ve got two more dates on this tour (but promise they’ll be back out soon). See you there

2/15 DC @ 9:30 Club
2/16 NYC @ Town Hall


photo lifted from bradkelly‘s flickr


VIDEO : Yo La Tengo – “Ohm” (Live On The 89.3 The Current)

By Gerard on Friday, February 8th, 2013
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A more meditative take on the first song from ‘Fade’, as recorded recently at KCMP.

Yo La Tengo on NPR’s World Cafe today

By Hector on Friday, February 8th, 2013

(photo by Laura Jane Brubaker)

Last month, Yo La Tengo played before a packed, rapturous house at Philadelphia’s World Cafe Live as part of WXPN’s Free At Noon series. As is their custom, the good folks at WXPN have taken the recording of that show and turned it into a segment for their popular syndicated World Cafe program. The show airs today at 2:00PM EST, and can be enjoyed at the WXPN website, or on your local NPR affiliate as seen on World Cafe’s website, or listen to the audio stream on NPR’s site when it’s posted later today. If you live in Philadelphia, it’s a little less complicated: just tune in at 88.5FM.

P.S. Have you purchased Yo La Tengo’s majestic new album, Fade, yet? You really should.

Not The Crossover We Were Counting On : The American Conservative’s Love Letter To Yo La Tengo

By Gerard on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

They have a record called I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass, which is sure to appeal to the hyper-aggressive Breitbart wing of conservatism.

To paraphrase Michael Jordan, “tradcons buy records, too”.