Yo La Tengo

Nearly two decades into its life, Yo La Tengo continues to explore new creative avenues. The Hoboken, New Jersey, trio lived up to the promise of its latest title, I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass, with bullying grooves that answered the sucker punch of The Onion‘s famous article “37 Record-Store Clerks Feared Dead in Yo La Tengo Concert Disaster.” The Freewheeling Yo La Tengo Tour sets a VH1 Storytellers scene with mostly acoustic instrumentation, stories from the trio’s life as a band and a dialogue with the audience. The gig requires a bit of investment — $30 and a three-hour drive to Springfield — but this might be your one and only chance to ask Ira Kaplan what he thinks of the Hot Chip lyric 20-inch rims with the chrome now/Blazin’ out Yo La Tengo.

Tickets at gallerysounds.net.

Yo La Tengo, “Sugarcube”

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