Posted in comedy | music on December 21, 2011

Yo La Tengo Hanukkah @ Maxwell's 12/21/2011 (via TheRealYLT)
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Looks like Mac McCaughan (of Superchunk, Portastatic and Merge Records) had more than one reason (so far) for spending Hanukkah in Hoboken with Yo La Tengo again this year. His old friends Spent, who reunited in 2009 for Merge's 20th Anniversary, were the openers for Yo La Tengo on Wednesday (the second night of Hanukkah), along with comedians Bobcat Goldthwait (!) and Neil Innes (!). Smokey Hormel is guest YLT guitarist.

The Sea and Cake opened the first night. A picture of Spent on stage at Maxwell's below...

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Spent @ Maxwell's 12/21/2011 (via TheRealYLT)
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Stay tuned for more info including the setlist.

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Comments (49)

YLT once again, showing them how it's done.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 10:30 PM

It's official: no one knows what they're talking about when they say they know who's opening these shows. Literally no one.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 10:44 PM

I do not see a picture of Spent on stage...

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 10:48 PM

10:44...

people have been saying Neil Innes for days

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 5:07 AM

jacuzzi*boys

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 8:31 AM

It's official: no one knows who opened these shows. Literally no one.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 8:33 AM

Yeah, I still don't know who opened them.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 9:44 AM

Spent! fuck yeah!

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 10:09 AM

literally no one

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 10:34 AM

Man I really want to go to one of these shows one year.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 11:07 AM

was anyone selling/tryin to get rid of tix outside the door?

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 11:50 AM

@11:50 nope. saw a dude waiting outside for tix the entire night. couldn't get one.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 12:35 PM

who was the guy that came up and ripped through one song at the end? that was awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 12:57 PM

Maxwells is the worst venue in terms of buying tickets outside. There is usually no one outside selling tickets at maxwells. I think in the 50 or shows I have seen there I have seen people selling tickets 2 times...

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:02 PM

That's because it's so much of a pain in the ass to get to and for the most part the tickets are usually on the cheaper side, so if someone can't go, it's not worth it for them to travel all the way there to get back their money, so they just don't go to get rid of it.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:05 PM

Actually bozos 1:05, 1:02 that is not true at all. There is a way to get tix at Maxwell's and standing outside is not the way. But there are always people trying to unload there if you know where to go when you are there. Of course i am not going to ruin it by telling.I can say that for every show that has been sold out there that I wanted a ticket for, If i could not find it on the net I have found one at the venue.

Also @11:50.just scour craigslist or twitter, there have been a number of people looking to sell.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:26 PM

1:26 actually it is true...1:02 here...we are talking about buying tickets outside the venue...you are talking about buying tickets in another spot so my point is true...BOZO!

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:30 PM

@12:57, that was Gaylord Fields, music writer and WFMU DJ. I believe the song was by Love. Definitely a highlight of the (otherwise pretty dull, by YLT standards) show.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:34 PM

Way to try to save face 1:02

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 1:52 PM

^I am just tired of these as*holes on here who think they know everything. I have been attending concerts at maxwells since 1998 and speak from expierence.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 2:01 PM

1:26. You are a moron.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 2:10 PM

Bobcat Goldwait..ha ha awesome...he was great in Police Academy!

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 2:10 PM

"@12:57, that was Gaylord Fields, music writer and WFMU DJ. I believe the song was by Love. Definitely a highlight of the (otherwise pretty dull, by YLT standards) show."

Its actually a Burt Bacharach song but Love, amongst others, covered it.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 2:20 PM

@2:20 - thanks. I know they cited Arthur Lee for it, but Bacharach (Jewish) makes much more sense. What was it called?

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 2:23 PM

2:10/1:02-1:26 here and thanks.Nice to know i Irked an idiot like yourself. Now go kill yourself

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 2:26 PM

^I'm not irked I thought Bobcat was funny...

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 2:28 PM

1:26 prove your point..where is your secret Maxwells spot? You know in person there is not a good way to get tickets to Maxwells before hand if it is sold out. I know you can if you go on craigslist, ebay whatever but actually at the evnt sales are non existant because the foot traffic is so low people don't bother. You know it is true and I do too.

Happy Holidays Bozo!

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 2:30 PM

2:30 of course you are completely wrong. Just because you cannot and don't know how does not make what you are saying true. But good attempt at trying to get me to reveal how. Back to the drawing board for you fuckhead. And please go ahead and say that I am full of shit and i do not know what i am talking about blah blah blah. Better that way.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 2:39 PM

^You are full of shit and don't know what you are talking about...go home troll!

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 2:43 PM

2:39 another teenager with nothing better to do...ho-hum

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 2:47 PM

this is just a guess, but i'd say the place might be outside the path station, avoiding any competition in front of the venue.

and bobcat was hilarious, one of the best sets i've seen in years of hanukkah shows.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 2:49 PM

^^^^ both of you shut the fuck up. you think you're winning by calling the other one more names, but really, you are both the biggest children of all. take it back to the playground.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 2:56 PM

^Let's go..Slide 3:30....and the PATH are you serious? That is 2 miles from the venue..what a pain in the ass...if that is the secret spot he can keep his secret.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 3:04 PM

2:56..nice way to try and save face...2:39 in disguise...so clever

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 3:08 PM

the path is 1.2 miles from maxwells, but nice try. glad to see in math you learned to round everything up

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 3:14 PM

Yeah, 1.2 miles. A mere stone's throw from the venue. Good point!

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 3:43 PM

Broboken.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 3:52 PM

So when you see shows at Bowery Ballroom 3:14 you stand in Union Square? How about Terminal 5...you stand at the Port Authority? What do you stand there and ask each commuter got my YLT extra? People will look at you like you are crazy!

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 4:05 PM

3:14 you are proving what a moron you are. First all I didn't go to mapquest like you loser to find the exact mileage. All I know is I am not standing outside the path which is nowhere near the venue to get tickets...that is plain stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 4:08 PM

The "secret" is that the venue will let a certain number of people pay money at the door if will-call or guest list people don't show up.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 4:51 PM

^That is a better idea but still not worth the risk unless you live in Hoboken.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 5:04 PM

^That is true but that is not the secret

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 5:07 PM

This discussion is a f#cktard convention.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 5:28 PM

its called 'showing the guy a hundred dollar bill.' that seems to work at every sold out show i've ever been to in a venue T5 or smaller. doormen make shit, they're happy to take the cash.

now do you give that guy the hundred dollar bill, or fake him out and give him a fiver? that's the real question.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2011 6:32 PM

noparkoken

Posted by blag | December 22, 2011 10:49 PM

Dude, if you can't figure out a way to get in on your own, whining about it on the internet ain't gonna get you any closer.

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2011 3:25 AM

^I don't give a crap about trying to see YLT. The issue is aas stated usually no one is outside of Maxwells selling tickets unlike most NYC venues where there are many selling outside.

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2011 7:14 AM

Whoah, wish I was there. It must have been a great show.

Posted by Eric Graham Review | December 26, 2011 8:20 AM

it was awesome.

Posted by jordon | August 10, 2013 1:27 PM

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