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Yo La Tengo @ the Bell House in September (more by David Andrako)
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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...

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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")

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Comments (27)

that Saturday lineup is awesome... someone get me to Berlin!

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2010 6:14 PM

21+ SUCKS. ARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2010 7:21 PM

I'm nowhere near cool enough, fashionable enough, or well connected enough to get into any of these shows.

Posted by notme | October 11, 2010 7:57 PM

is berlin in brooklyn?

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2010 8:28 PM

screaMEHng females

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2010 8:29 PM

Why free? That sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2010 8:55 PM

ya just show up ridiculously early

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2010 8:58 PM

Lineup already started.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2010 9:46 PM

lots of people in tents.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2010 10:04 PM

Sadly this show won't sell out and there would have been more people at MIA show.

Oh how I don't understand things like this sometimes....

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2010 10:34 PM

hummus

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2010 11:24 PM

hummus

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2010 12:29 AM

sunday rules. lambchop rules.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2010 1:27 AM

No La Tengo, more like.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | October 12, 2010 1:30 AM

This is a lose/lose proposition. If they play all the poppy hits ("Sugarcube", et al), then the legitimate fans that can't get in will be really pissed at them.

If they do a wild, experimental set, then the people that are going to wait in line all afternoon for free entry will probably just be restless and bored.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2010 8:46 AM

yo la tengo could play any combination of 20-25 songs and it would be amazing. taking the day off and getting in line at noon. yep.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2010 9:16 AM

"This is a lose/lose proposition. If they play all the poppy hits ("Sugarcube", et al), then the legitimate fans that can't get in will be really pissed at them."

That doesn't make sense. The legitimate fans do not want to hear Sugarbabe for the nth time. Long time fans go for the deep cuts (although I will never ever get tired of Blue Line Swinger).


Sucks that this show is free. They should charge just a minimal amount.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2010 9:26 AM

ELLO BROOKLYN.....WE... AR.... PUNCHES

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2010 9:37 AM

hahahaha Punches were in Philly for the LCD show, had this weird urge to say hi, then realized, I don't want to talk to these guys

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2010 10:06 AM

Lambchop definitely rules and will be the highlight of this fest, just like they were at Merge XX.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2010 12:17 PM

Would you rather have punches as your roomates or wavves?

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2010 1:30 PM

Wavves cuz at least he'll have pot, punches would only have douchiness

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2010 2:20 PM


The full line-up:

MOG Music Network @ CMJ Opening Night Party
Tuesday, October 19th
8pm-2am
FREE!

featuring
Yo La Tengo
DOM
Screaming Females
plus a midnight DJ set by Dam-Funk

Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Street
btwn N.11th & N.12th
www.brooklynbowl.com

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2010 4:07 PM

why the fuck are these show +21?

Posted by Anonymous | October 17, 2010 9:11 PM

Why would anyone under 21 be interested in YLT? Let's us old farts enjoy our bands. Go listen to Passion Pit or something.

Posted by Anonymous | October 17, 2010 9:43 PM

DOM opening for Yo La Tengo???? disgrace to music everywhere

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2010 6:36 PM

Anyone get the setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2010 6:45 PM

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