Residents of America's self-proclaimed live music capital might recall Yo La Tengo's Stubbs show with Times New Viking last April was rained out. Realizing many of you were overcome with grief (I know I was), the band have graciously decided to go way overboard in making it up.
Next Sunday, Yo La Tengo will mount the main stage of the Austin City Limits Festival, kicking off a day and evening of music that should be remembered long after the mosquito bites have healed and the dust inhalation has subsided. After their set, Ira, Georgia and James will submit to a fun-filled round of autograph scribbling underneath the Waterloo Records tent.
On Monday, after doing a session at KUT, Yo La Tengo will be hosting the Alamo Drafthouse's Cinema Under The Influence Series Vol. 3. The band will introduce a screening of Dario Argento's "Four Flies On Grey Velvet", along with John & Faith Hubley's "Cockaboody". The program starts at 7:30pm, and will take place at the Alamo's 1120 South Lamar location.
(If you bring a ticket stub from the above event to Austin's End Of An Ear, you're get a 15% discount on any item from the Matador Yo La Tengo catalog)
Finally, if you're shit out of luck and can't attend the sold out ACL Fest —- or you'd prefer to see Yo La Tengo play a full set! —- Yo La Tengo are making a rare mid-sized club appearance at the Parish on Monday the 17th. Tickets are available here, and support will be provided by The Black.
Did I say finally? As we should've mentioned a while back, Yo La Tengo are playing the Hollywood Bowl on September 29, sandwiched between Bright Eyes with The Los Angeles Philharmonic and M. Ward.