Yo La Tengo – Honoring The Bay Area With Their Physical Presence

(Yo La Tengo at the Granada, Dallas, last Saturday night.  Pic taken from SilentKid70‘s Flickr stream)

Through a series of failed relationships, family disputes and horrible recriminations with dear friends, I’ve come to learn there is no greater gift you can give your loved ones than simply being there.  This works rather well if you’re cheap or have nothing else to to ; not nearly so well if you’re me and you’ve got tickets to sit in the studio audience of a very serious chat show.

Fortunately for the good people of San Francisco, Yo La Tengo aren’t like that at all. Sure, Ira, Georgia and James could issue a press release about how “we’re looking forward to seeing you at Coachella”, or they could fob you off with some YouTube footage from their most recent US tour. But they care far too much about their fans in one of America’s most beautiful cities (to spend 3 or 4 days in), and for that we should all be grateful.

Thu, 4/22 – San Francisco CA – The Fillmore with Camera Obscura (tickets)
Fri, 4/23 – San Francisco CA – The Fillmore with Thee Oh Sees  (tickets)
Sat, 4/24 – San Francisco CA – The Fillmore with Sic Alps (tickets)

If you’d rather not give Live Nation your personal details, tickets for the above shows are also available from the following ;

Aquarius Records
1055 Valencia St, SF 94110
415 647 3448 /
* tickets will have a $1 surcharge

Mod Lang
6328 Fairmount Ave. (Rear Unit), El Cerrito, CA 94530
510 486 1880
*No surcharge on cash purchase / 2% surcharge on credit card purchases

(‘Popular Songs’, still available on LP/CD or digital album from The Matador Store)