Yo La Tengo @ the Bell House in September (more by David Andrako)
All eight Yo La Tengo Hanukkah shows are sold out, and frankly, even catching a free Yo La Tengo show during CMJ can't compensate for missing one of those shows, so I won't pretend this is good news for those that got shut out of Maxwell's, but this is good news nonetheless. Yo La Tengo will play a free Mog-sponsored CMJ opening night show at Brooklyn Bowl on Tuesday, October 19th (M.I.A. style). And it gets better. Screaming Females, also from NJ, will open the free Brooklyn bowling alley show. It kicks off at 8pm (doors at 6).... and UPDATE: Dom is playing it too!
Don't want to wait in line to maybe catch Screaming Females for free when you can guarantee your way in the door to see the same band two nights later? Want to see them twice? Hate bowling alleys? Don't go out on Tuesdays? You're in luck, because as previously-mentioned, Screaming Females are also playing the official BrooklynVegan CMJ showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 21st with the stellar lineup of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Blow, Yuck, and Young Man. Some tickets are still available (and we'll be letting in a whole bunch of people with CMJ badges).
Yo La Tengo recently got back from Vegas where they helped Matador celebrate 21 years in legendary fashion, but before that they took part in a Brooklyn show that may be remembered as a legendary show for alternative NYC comedy (though not necessarily for nice reasons).
In November, City Slang is having a 20th birthday party in Berlin. Yo La Tengo are playing that anniversary celebration too. Full lineup, including The Notwist playing "Neon Golden" from start to finish, below...
CITY SLANG 20th BIRTHDAY
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2010
Get Well Soon (will open up the proceedings)
The Notwist (performing their 2002 masterpiece "Neon Golden", one of the most acclaimed albums of the decade)
Calexico (performing their 2003 classic "Feast Of Wire" (and surely its limited edition bonus tracks...:-)
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2010
Menomena (will premier songs of their incredible new album Mines amongst others)
Tortoise (will play selections from their first three albums (the City Slang years)
Broken Social Scene (will do what they do best: blow us away with heart and forgiveness)
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2010
Alexi Murdoch (will have some explaining to do as to why City Slang wanted to work with him more than Sam Mendes)
Yo La Tengo (will be a four-piece (w/ Dave Schramm) for the occasion and play a "City Slang centric" set)
Lambchop (will perfom that greatest of all Sunday night albums: "Is A Woman")