Posted in comedy | music | tour dates on September 14, 2010

Yo La Tengo Hanukkah 2008 (more by Tim Griffin)
Yo LA Tengo

Maxwell's reports that, after a year off (they last did it in 2008), Yo La Tengo are returning to Maxwell's for Hanukkah this year. As always, expect the full lineups to be announced after the shows sell out, but note that they will sell out before the full lineups are announced. Yo La Tengo plays every show, but expect surprise guests, reunited openers, comedians, mixtapes and more.

Check your calendar or roll the dice and get your $30-for-charity-TBD tickets starting Wednesday at noon: 12/1, 12/2, 12/3, 12/4, 12/5, 12/6, 12/7, and 12/8

Meanwhile you can catch Yo La Tengo THIS SUNDAY, September 19th, at the Bell House as part of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival (tickets), and then in October in Las Vegas.

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Comments (60)

Dammit, I was hoping this would not be posted.

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2010 11:26 PM

Wow a band as boring as Yo La Tengo should not spoof Black Flag t-shirt designs. not funny.

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2010 11:32 PM

Modest Mouse fuckin sucked balls tonight......goddamn only one song off of Lonesome and one song off of This is a long drive?

Damn you Issac!

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2010 11:38 PM

Um, the 19th is SUNDAY. Thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2010 11:39 PM

>Wow a band as boring as Yo La Tengo should not spoof Black Flag t-shirt designs. not funny.

um. you, sir or madam, are an ingnorant ass.

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2010 11:43 PM

"Wow a band as boring as Yo La Tengo should not spoof Black Flag t-shirt designs. not funny."

Yeah, instead, lets LISTEN to shitty bands who essentially are SPOOFING other shitty (white) bands. Dipshit

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 12:31 AM

11:32pm, you apparently haven't seen these gems of Black Flag spoofs. They make Yo La Tengo look like Black Flag themselves in comparison:

http://giveemtheboot.bigcartel.com/products

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 12:46 AM

i love yo la tengo but not sure if it is worth the trip all the way to NJ... what sort of guests/surprises etc have they done in the past? is it definitely gonna be better than your normal YLT show?

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 1:24 AM

you think maxwells is a long trek? if you're in the city it's a pretty quick route. 10 minutes on the path from 14th and if you dont want to take a bus you can take a fun lil quiet walk down that one huge road maxwells is on. getting home, on the other hand... in frostbite january for roky erickson, on the other hand...

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 2:10 AM

who has a list of past YLT hannukah openers? didn't the magnetic fields open one?

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 2:12 AM

addendum: wow the lineups for 2008 were killer but it seems like itd be a bit of a lottery. like what if one day lambchop was playing and another oneida was playing but i got stuck with Zooey Deschanel Mix Disc Night.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 2:12 AM

I heard a rumor that Daft Punk was opening for them.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 2:17 AM

^Anyone know what time they go on stage?

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 2:19 AM

A band as boring as Yo La Tengo should not spoof Black Flag t-shirt designs.

Posted by Charms | September 15, 2010 4:32 AM

Amen. I'd rather listen to Bardo Pond than wandering aimless Yo La tengo.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 4:46 AM

If I don't like the show can I return it?

Posted by My Hannukah gift | September 15, 2010 7:50 AM

The PATH runs every half hour at night. Be prepared to wait on the way home.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 8:01 AM

Take the 126 bus...every 15 minutes I believe!

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 8:14 AM

"Take the 126 bus...every 15 minutes I believe!"

Not at night when shows are over. It also sucks waiting outdoors for a bus in December and there are no schedules like in NYC.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 8:32 AM

@4.46 - Bardo Pond, yeah!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 8:55 AM

8:32...good thing about the bus is you can wait inside and see it apporaching...bus stop is on opposite corner and then you don't have to trek the 15 blocks or so to the path..

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 9:17 AM

If you like Yo La Tengo, these shows are amazing. Very different from a normal Yo La Tengo show in that they play 8 of them in a row, so they take the time and really go through the catalogue. You will hear songs from almost any album and they bring the guests on stage for different versions or songs that are hard to do live as a trio. First night of hanukah in 08 they had Janet Weiss drumming the whole time, so with 2 drummers they played a lot of songs differently, with odd choices. You never know what you will get and it's almost always something fun and different. LOTS of Ira freakouts and covers. Lots of jokes and weird behavior. Lots of obscure songs. It's really awesome, but not for the casual fan. This is not how I would introduce someone to Yo La Tengo.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 9:59 AM

Yo La Tengo rules. For those pussies who don't think so, they suck.

Posted by John Oatess | September 15, 2010 10:04 AM

I was a Bardo Bond supporter for a long time until they added that horrible girl on the flute or whatever she plays. Her signing is horrible. Must be one of their girlfriends/wives. Absolutely un-listenable now. Anyways, I don't really feel like you can compare Bardo vs YLT anyways. Aren't bardo more like stuff on twisted village? Crystallized Movements, Magic Hour, anything Wayne Rodgers.. YLT makes more pretty music. And for those on the fence. The Chanukah shows are kinda fun. Its holiday time. Everyone is out shopping and stressing about what to buy someone and yer out enjoying a burger and a small YLT show. Can rent a zipcar for a few hours. Get over it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 10:04 AM

these shows are literally the best thing about living in nyc.

Posted by shawon | September 15, 2010 10:35 AM

10:04 I am not affraid of you and I can kick your ass!

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 10:42 AM

YLT : still better than 99.999% of bands this blog talks about.

The Truth.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 10:50 AM

@10:35...so you're saying the best thing about living in nyc is going to nj?

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 10:51 AM

10:35 should move to Hoboken

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 10:55 AM

10:04, your an idiot, she has always been in Bardo Pond...not sure who Bardo Bond is, sounds like they suck

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 10:59 AM

@10:51 - good point. forgot that living in nyc means that i am not allowed to go anywhere except the LES and bushwick (and to Long Island City, but only during Warm-Up at PS1). because, you know, it's not like hoboken is a 10 minute train ride away.

Posted by 10:35 | September 15, 2010 11:04 AM

then move to jersey...rent and taxes are lower and you can walk to Maxwell's.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 11:09 AM

Ahhh shit. Louise and Jerry's pit-stop, then I'm trekking up to Maxwells.

Good times.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 11:13 AM

"it's not like hoboken is a 10 minute train ride away"

You assume people like right next to the PATH stations in NY. Same goes for Bushwick. "It's only 10 minutes on the L!"

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 11:18 AM

Whatever @10:59. Saw Bardo Pond a couple of times around or before Big Laughing Jym and no chick. Maybe they left her at home. dunno.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 11:18 AM

it's really hard to get to hoboken , i wouldn't go. and the openers are all bands i've never even heard of, i think some of them were playing before pitchfork was even around. also jersey is super dangerous!

Posted by i hope as few brooklynvegan commenters go to these shows as possible | September 15, 2010 11:29 AM

"it's really hard to get to hoboken , i wouldn't go. and the openers are all bands i've never even heard of, i think some of them were playing before pitchfork was even around. also jersey is super dangerous!"

this makes me laugh

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 11:48 AM

11:29 represents the opinion of most people who live in Brooklyn

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 12:16 PM

fuck you stay in brooklyn you hipster losers

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 12:21 PM

Sold out of Friday and Saturday. Decided to get tickets to the show this Sunday.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 12:22 PM

i grabbed a pair for monday. yay.

Posted by beast | September 15, 2010 12:38 PM

I grabbed a pair in my pants...

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 12:44 PM

sorry 12:38..I couldn't resist...

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 12:45 PM

Friday and Saturday are sold out. Stubhub here I come!

Also 11:38 - stop bitching. Modest Mouse killed it last night!

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 1:10 PM

Other Music sold out as well. Not sure about Tunes in Hoboken.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 1:16 PM

8 nights in Hoboken - here i come!

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 1:51 PM

looks like every night is sold out except for monday and tuesday as of now.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 4:29 PM

Is it usually easy to find tix the day of to these? because i'm totally broke now

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 4:41 PM

At least Hoboken has more going for it than Williamsburg. And it will still be a nice, relevant nieghborhood in a few years.

Williamsburg never had a golden age, and it continues its sad, slow decline into irrelevance.

The "sad suburb of the Lower East Side" clings to some pathetic indie-street cred. "A legend in its own mind" should read the street signs as you enter.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 6:21 PM

I live in Brooklyn and it is actually faster for me to get to Hoboken via public transportation then most parts of Bushwick. Also there is definitely a bus schedule for the 126 and it runs pretty much right on.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2010 9:44 PM

amazing. all 8 nights sold out in less than 24 hours-which charity does the money go to?

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2010 11:58 AM

The Chanukah shows are kinda fun. Its holiday time. Everyone is out shopping and stressing about what to buy someone and yer out enjoying a burger and a small YLT show. Can rent a zipcar for a few hours. Get over it.

Posted by Amberen | September 22, 2010 5:54 PM

These shows are the best ones of the year. I can't believe people had to ask.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2010 6:21 PM

It's usually a different charity each night. I usually buy an extra pair for the night I go, sell them out front to someone who looks like a realy YLT fan, and send the money to Oxfam.

Posted by Kevin K | September 25, 2010 12:51 PM

does anyone know where a lowly haligonian can find a spare ticket for the saturday show. forums or the like? or perhaps stand outside Maxwell's looking for Kevin K?

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2010 3:40 PM

The Feelies are opening Feb 3. Yes!

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2010 6:44 PM

nice! Anybody heard anything else about the opening acts for the hanukkah shows?

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2010 4:46 PM

Jeff Tweedy is the opener on 12/3.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2010 8:52 AM

The Ettes opening on Thursday?

http://www.theettes.com/

Tweedy will not be an opener. Stop lyin'.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2010 12:35 PM

Feelies are not opening. All lies.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2010 2:55 PM

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