Yo La Tengo
Yo La Tengo doesn’t have time to mess around with clever show names — such as July’s local “Fuck Bush” benefit — with Election Day looming ever closer. And so with a similar sentiment but a much more cumbersome title, the ever-eclectic rock warhorses are bringing “The Tour of Swing States to Try and Help Get John Kerry Elected” across this great country of ours right into Kansas City. The itinerary calls for a casual get-together of guest musicians and comedians to join Yo La Tengo onstage to jam and offer their thoughts on the election. That loose and left framework in place, the TOSSTTAHGJKE promises to be an evening full of indies rocking the vote. Being a swing state is finally starting to pay off.