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night eight of eight, 2007...

Yo La Tengo @ Maxwells

More photos by Daniel Arnold, info, and setlist, below....

Yo La Tengo @ Maxwells

The gig the nerds awaited. After David Cross opens in Hasidic rabbi gear, the band bookend the set with two of their headiest jams: "Night Falls on Hoboken" (which begins as a pastoral hum and disintegrates imperceptibly) and "Blue Line Swinger" (which tumbles in similar slow motion from fills into a fully realized beat and a formal accleration towards mayhem). In between there are stunning, semi-a capella Beach Boys harmonies on an ultra-rare tune ("Paul Is Dead"), and an aching rearrangement of an old favorite due to a malfunctioning Farfisa ("Autumn Sweater"). And, after, there is a song from The Producers, "Love Power," at the end of which Kaplan freaks out. "The candles fill me up with so much love power!" he screams/explains, of the fully armed and operational menorah, eight bulbs somewhat miraculously burning bright. The Turtles' still charismatic Howard Kaylan comes out, too, and it's only a meek bummer that they dust off footnotes like the Crossfires' "One Potato, Sweet Potato" (included on Todd-O-Phonic's mix earlier in the week) instead of the obvious, big harmonied "Happy Together." Because it sure looks like Yo La Tengo are. [Jesse Jarnow, who went all 8 nights, for the Village Voice]
Yo La Tengo @ Maxwells

Yo La Tengo @ Maxwells

Yo La Tengo @ Maxwells

Yo La Tengo @ Maxwells

Yo La Tengo @ Maxwells

Yo La Tengo @ Maxwells

Yo La Tengo at Maxwell's
11 December 2007
*(Hanukah, night 8)*
Times New Viking and David Cross opened.

Mix disc by Ira.

Night Falls on Hoboken
Eight Day Weekend (Gary "U.S." Bonds)
Double Dare
Cone of Silence
Shadows
The Weakest Part
Mr. Tough
Paul Is Dead
Stockholm Syndrome
I Should Have Known Better
Autumn Sweater (organless version)
Watch Out For Me, Ronnie
Blue Line Swinger
Love Power (Herb Hartic/Norman Blaoman) (with Hanukah shout-outs)

*(encore)* with Howard Kaylan of the Turtles/Flo & Eddie
Hungry Heart (Bruce Springsteen) (with Beth Murphy of Times New Viking on keyboards)
???
One Potato, Two Potato (The Crossfires)
Love Song in the Night (Michael Brown)
Metal Guru (T-Rex)
She'd Rather Be With Me (The Turtles)

setlist thanks to Jesse.

Yo La Tengo @ Maxwells

Yo La Tengo @ Maxwells

Yo La Tengo @ Maxwells

Yo La Tengo @ Maxwells

Previously
* Times New Viking @ Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ - pics
* rabbi David Cross @ Yo La Tengo Hanukkah 2007, night 8
* Times New Viking - new MP3, opening for Yo La Tengo
* New Pornographers play Maxwell's tonight(?), Apple Store
* Alex Chilton & Yo La Tengo pics/video (4th Hanukkah show)
* Dew Claw opening for Yo La Tengo, giving away album
* Redd Kross playing Southpaw & Maxwell's w/ Yo La Tengo
* Jim James, Superchunk Mac, John Oliver & Eugene Mirman as Hanukkah w/ Yo La Tengo continues
* The Clean, Cake Shop, Yo La Tengo, Maxwell's & a new album
* Yo La Tengo - Hanukkah night 1 (Versus, Jon Glaser, Jon Benjamin, Mark Arm)
* 8 charities for 8 nights of Hanukkah, YO la tengo, Versus
* the dB's - 2007 Tour Dates (Southpaw & Maxwell's)
* Yo La Tengo tickets selling, Brooklyn show on sale too
* Yo La Tengo will play 8 Hanukkah shows this year

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Comments (10)

went 6 out of eight.

what a great first Hanukkah!!! (raised catholic...don't really follow either way)

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2007 1:44 PM

the ??? song was The Turtles' "You Baby (Nobody But You)."

Posted by daniel arnold | December 12, 2007 1:51 PM

thats an awesome set list. i still think painful is their best album. i remember buying it when i was 13 at j&r music world.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2007 2:00 PM

anybody have a setlist from the sunday (12/9) show?

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2007 2:02 PM

that dude kinda looks like Under The Red Sky era Dylan in the first picture

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2007 2:08 PM

**Supposedly the weakest night of all**

Yo La Tengo at Maxwell's
9 December 2007
*(Hanukah, night 6)*
Redd Kross and Heather Lawless opened.

Mix disc by Eye.

Eight Days A Week (The Beatles)
I Should Have Known Better
Autumn Sweater
Pass the Hatchet, I Think I'm Goodkind >
Last Days of Disco
Today is the Day (fast)
Sometimes I Don't Get You
The Weakest Part
Demons
Out the Window
Drug Test
Tom Courtenay
I Heard You Looking (with Joe Puleo on organ)
Our Way To Fall

*(encore)*
September Gurls (Alex Chilton) (with Redd Kross)
Bus Stop (The Hollies) (with Redd Kross)
Who Loves the Sun (Velvet Underground) (with Redd Kross)
Calling Dr. Love (KISS) (with Redd Kross)
My Little Corner of the World (Bob Hilliard/Lee Pockriss) (with Ira's mom)

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2007 2:37 PM

For Anonymous 2:02 PM:

Yo La Tengo at Maxwell's
9 December 2007
*(Hanukah, night 6)*
Redd Kross and Heather Lawless opened.

Mix disc by Eye.

Eight Days A Week (The Beatles)
I Should Have Known Better
Autumn Sweater
Pass the Hatchet, I Think I'm Goodkind >
Last Days of Disco
Today is the Day (fast)
Sometimes I Don't Get You
The Weakest Part
Demons
Out the Window
Drug Test
Tom Courtenay
I Heard You Looking (with Joe Puleo on organ)
Our Way To Fall

*(encore)*
September Gurls (Alex Chilton) (with Redd Kross)
Bus Stop (The Hollies) (with Redd Kross)
Who Loves the Sun (Velvet Underground) (with Redd Kross)
Calling Dr. Love (KISS) (with Redd Kross)
My Little Corner of the World (Bob Hilliard/Lee Pockriss) (with Ira's mom)

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2007 2:38 PM

anyone have an eye or ira mix they can sell me?

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2007 3:02 PM

why was sunday "supposedly the weakest night of all"?

Posted by eddy | December 12, 2007 5:09 PM

is he deblading in that pic?!

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2007 8:05 PM

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