Posted in comedy | music | tour dates on December 6, 2010

Yo La Tengo

As rumored, Mission of Burma stopped by Maxwell's this Hanukkah to be one of Yo La Tengo's eight openers. A full review and set of pictures from last night's show is coming soon, but meanwhile let's figure out what we've got so far:

12/1 - M. Ward, Todd Barry, Nash Kato
12/2 - The Parting Gifts, Jim Gaffigan, members of The Feelies
12/3 - Jeff Tweedy, Eugene Mirman & Kid Congo Powers
12/4 - Syl Johnson, Jon Glaser, Peter Wolf & Ira's mom
12/5 - Mission of Burma & Wyatt Cenac
12/6 - ?
12/7 - ?? & Kurt Braunohler & Kristen Schaal & ??
12/8 - ?
So who else will open and/or play with YLT on the final three nights?

Well, "Anonymous | December 2, 2010 9:31 AM" says that Amy Rigby and Wreckless Eric, who played Bowery Electric on November 12th, announced that they'd be at Monday's show "during their show near d.c." That comment was made four days ago. Since then Wreckless Eric made a surprise last minute appearance at Home Sweet Home Friday night. BUT, "Anonymous | December 6, 2010 11:10 AM" says "Tonight's opener is Mofongo, despite the apparent info that Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby would open. Perhaps Eric and Amy are the encore guests."

note that the proper spelling is: Mofungo

It should also be noted that Bonnie Prince Billy plays Town Hall Wedneday
(tickets are still on sale).

Last night's setlist is below...

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5 December 2010
*(Hanukkah, night 5)*
(via)
Mission of Burma and Wyatt Cenac opened.
benefit for International Rescue Committee & Partners In Health

Mix disc by James.

(whole set with Bob Weston of Mission of Burma/Shellac/Volcano Sons mixing/looping/dubbing)

Green Arrow
Evanescent Psychic Pez Drop
Flying Lesson (Hot Chicken #1)
The Crying of Lot G
Periodically Double or Triple
The Room Got Heavy
The Empty Pool (Yung Wu)
Pablo and Andrea
Paul Is Dead
Nowhere Is Near
I'm Your Man (Richard Hell)
Drug Test
Double Dare (fast)
Sugarcube
Mushroom Cloud of Hiss

*(encore)*
Astral Plane (Jonathan Richman) (with Jason Kaufman, WFMU auction winner, on vocals and Roger Miller on organ)
Cover (Volcano Sons) (with Peter Prescott on vocals and Bob Weston on bass)
Ben Wa Baby (Phil Milstein) (with Clint Conley on bass, RM, and PP)
Frenzy (The Fugs) (with CC, RM, PP)
So Tough (Dredd Foole) (with CC, RM, PP)

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Comments (32)

last night's show blew my FACE OFF. so amazing

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 2:55 PM

I'm surprised that Clint didn't play any songs with YLT from the first album like he did back in 2001.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 3:08 PM

YLT's set last night was stunning.

wyatt cynac was also stunning if one is easily stunned by long, dragged out, BORING unfunny stories about basically nothing. whoops!

mission of burma was good too.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 3:15 PM

I'm not stunned by boring stories. Why would you find that stunning? That would actually seem boring

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 3:23 PM

good? GOOD? Mission of Burma should be studied in science classes, it's unreal how amazing they still are

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 3:25 PM

It seems very few people are ready my hints.

I hinted at Syl Johnson, someone guessed correctly.
I hinted at Mission Of Burma, someone guessed correctly.

No one picked up on Wednesday, although I didn't leave many details.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 3:25 PM

Is it at all possible to find tickets outside the venue to these shows? Don't want to go all the way out to Hoboken to freeze my ass off and not get inside

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 3:32 PM

Looking forward to the Burma gig in January!

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 3:32 PM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 3:35 PM

3:32 I didn't see anyone selling last night, but I'm sure if you're dilligent enough on craiglist you can get in. Worse comes to worse, the bus from Port Authority is the equivelant of switching to another subway line for two stops. So quick, easy and direct.

Coming back... not s'much.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 3:42 PM

contact sale-fw7bn-2098213086@craigslist.org
for tkts for tonight

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 3:59 PM

The Flaming Lips on Wednesday. Shhh....

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 4:01 PM

hahaha no effin' way. wayne's hamster ball would take up the entire stage

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 4:02 PM

fart

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 4:06 PM

christ you trolls have sunken to new lows.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 4:07 PM

jeff Mangum opening 12/8

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 4:16 PM

hummus meh's wednesday

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 4:17 PM

Jesus. Remember late September when it was just nothing but Pavement news?

I think this is actually worse (actually, it IS worse, now that I think about it).

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 4:31 PM

gbv

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 4:32 PM

4:31 maybe if you opened your eyes and realized how special these shows are you'd see why there's so much coverage of it

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 4:33 PM

12/30 - GBV @ Maxwell's. Show is listed as TBD - Makes sense as they are playing shitty Irving Plaza the next night...

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 4:48 PM

fuck, wish I could go yesterday

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 5:07 PM

Wednesday is Conor Oberst. I got your hints.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 5:13 PM

"jeff Mangum opening 12/8"

this literally made me start laughing out loud. its really hard to explain to my roommate who doesnt read BV why.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 6:51 PM

these openers this year have been pretty fucking epic. they should get fellow members of the tribe godspeed/silver mt zion to open one night.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 6:57 PM

Mofungo and Eugene Mirman (again) open for YLT tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 8:16 PM

Oberst was an encore guest in 07 or 08.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 8:26 PM

6:51 is easily amused

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 8:43 PM

Amy and Eric did join for the encore. Bonnie Prince Billy is opening tomorrow. That's all for now.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2010 2:05 AM

Mikael Jorgensen from Wilco played keyboards for most of tonight's YLT set. Tara Key from Antietam played on 3 or 4 songs too.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2010 2:33 AM

4:33: Yeah, I understand why it's special, but it seems to be overdone w/ these types of things.

But seeing as though I'm sorta biased (I don't really care for YLT), take my opinion with a grain of salt.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2010 10:15 AM

Thanks for the setlist for December 5. The Richard Hell cover was awesome, as was the whole show. That kid (and the band, of course) really nailed Astral Plane. And, maybe I'm easily amused too, but I thought Wyatt Cenac was pretty funny!

Posted by Jason | December 7, 2010 10:31 PM

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