Posted in comedy | music on December 27, 2011

YLT

So it wasn't exactly the Feelies, but Yo La Tengo did manage to arrange for an opening set by The Trypes on the eighth night of Hanukkah at Maxwell's...

After Crazy Rhythms, Fier and Keith DeNunzio left the band. With the Feelies in limbo, Mercer and Million collaborated with other local New Jersey musicians, forming one of a number of Feelies offshoots, The Trypes, featuring some once and future Feelies members, including Brenda Sauter, Dave Weckerman and Stanley Demeski, as well as John Baumgartner, Marc Francia and Toni Paruta. The Trypes, quieter and more psychedelic than the Feelies, played regular live gigs around the New York/Hoboken scene at clubs such as Maxwell's and Folk City. In 1984, Coyote released a Trypes 12" EP produced by Million and Mercer, The Explorers Hold, featuring three original songs (credited to Mercer alone or with other band members), plus a cover of the George Harrison song, "Love You To", which originally had appeared on The Beatles' Revolver. The Trypes also contributed a Million/Mercer-produced original song, "A Plan Revised", to the 1985 Coyote anthology of Hoboken acts, Luxury Condos Coming To Your Neighborhood Soon. Some members of the Trypes later formed the band Speed The Plough. [Wikipedia[
Comedian Chris Elliot (!) is also opening the Tuesday night Yo La Tengo show that is still underway as I write this.

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Comments (67)

man not ONE opener this year the caliber of tweedy, mag fields, bonnie prince, etc. further? DUMP? lee ranaldo band (like their 3rd show?). i love YLT but i'm kinda glad i didnt trek out to maxwells.

Posted by Anonymous | December 27, 2011 9:48 PM

Chris Elliot???? lol wow

Posted by Anonymous | December 27, 2011 9:57 PM

These pipes are clean! God, how I would have loved to yell that.

Posted by Anonymous | December 27, 2011 10:23 PM

Seriously, 8 nights of fail. Yick.

Posted by Anonymous | December 27, 2011 10:25 PM

Chris Elliot? Genius!

Posted by Anonymous | December 27, 2011 10:34 PM

It's impossible to have 8 nights of fail. Yo la played 8 times.

Posted by Anonymous | December 27, 2011 10:41 PM

"man not ONE opener this year the caliber of tweedy, mag fields, bonnie prince, etc. further? DUMP? lee ranaldo band (like their 3rd show?). i love YLT but i'm kinda glad i didnt trek out to maxwells."

Even the guests have been lacking. Gaylord Fields is a cool guy, but I'll pass. Pussy Galore was a major coup though. That alone is worth a thousand Tweedys.

Posted by Anonymous | December 27, 2011 10:59 PM

i dont think you guys understand how good kurt vile and the violators have become. they are possibly one of the top 5 bands playing these days.

Posted by Anonymous | December 27, 2011 11:38 PM

It's eight crazy nights you guys, not eight boring nights!

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 12:10 AM

Chris Elliot > YLT, non- Hagerty 'Pussy Galore' reunion, Kurt Vile, Lee Renaldo etc.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 1:01 AM

I don't get the point of complaining about the lack of massive openers. No one snubbed them on purpose. Ira mentioned on stage a few times that he puts a ton of invites out and hopes for a few yes replies. For one year, no massive acts happened to opt in. He still pulled off some unexpected and fun acts (Pussy Galore, Spent, Chris Elliot, Neil Innis, etc) and did it with one hand tied behind his back by sickness. Thanks Ira, good time as usual. Get some fucking rest.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 1:33 AM

hay whats good I'm Prime I have some great music for you to listen too. gimme your feedback and spread the word www.reverbnation.com/theofficialprime

Posted by prime | December 28, 2011 3:23 AM

Fred Armisen said no because YLT are over.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 3:35 AM

HELLOOOO BOBCAT GOLDWAIT!

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 7:36 AM

God bless YLT. Godspeed Ira, haters just go away.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 8:19 AM

Giving back and generous with their time = YLT. Many thanks.

Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2011 8:39 AM

It's just too bad that YLT's charity efforts have failed to meet my expectations this year. Tisk tisk. Ira, please get healthy soon because it's so important that the openers are better next year.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 8:40 AM

Why don't you people appreciate the great comedians YLT gets?

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 9:15 AM

Chris Elliott is a great comedian?

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 9:45 AM

openers this year sucked. i don't care how good kurt vile is - you can see him whenever you want, guy plays like 10 nyc shows per year.

YLT is usually really exciting bc one night out of 8 there is some huge act playing in the small space that is maxwell's (mangum, tweedy, the national, mag fields, etc.). didn't happen this year (unless you're 50 and a fan of pussy galore)

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 9:59 AM

i don't understand anyone that likes kurt vile. saw him open for big star in brooklyn and i can't imagine how much he would have to improve between then and now just to be 'ok'

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 10:03 AM

I would like to express my opinion about these shows and I hope you can understand where I'm coming from.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 10:05 AM

I like Kurt Vile's record, but his live show is a snore.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 10:13 AM

Mehunakkah.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 10:18 AM

Whoop dee fucking doo. Yo La Tengo are so overrated.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 10:19 AM

More like Yo La Boringo amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 10:24 AM

9:45 Get a Life!

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 10:28 AM

Rising anti-semitism is the reason behind the lackluster openers this year.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 10:38 AM

Please continue the "these shows were soooo disappointing" theme so it's easier for me to get tickets next year. Thanks!

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 10:53 AM

Yo La Tengo are great, but the same cannot be said for their fans. They are unfriendly, mean, and still think they are so fantastic.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 11:32 AM

Shows and I hope you can understand where I'm coming from.Thanks for sharing !

Posted by Avioes a Venda | December 28, 2011 1:12 PM

Now one is saying that the shows are disappointing, just that the surprise guests are not much of a surprise compared to past years. [sarcasm]Wow! It's Glenn Mercer![/sarcasm]

"Why don't you people appreciate the great comedians YLT gets?"

The only comedians that truly made the show (I have been every year to at least one show) was Penn Jillette and Gilbert Gottfried. Their version of "Who's On First" was incredible.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 2:21 PM

I went to three nights out of eight and had a blast each time. Thanks YLT!

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 3:26 PM

How many of you fuckers can do what YLT just did.Please go away haters and die.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 3:27 PM

2:21 - you probably have poor taste

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 4:43 PM

Yes, I was sorely disappointed by the lack of dad-rock (ie Tweedy, Magnetic Fields, The National, etc).

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 5:17 PM

Sure, the comedians might be funny, but they would not be missed if they weren't there.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 5:27 PM

Yes, it's Yo La Tengo's duty to put bands that no longer play small venues in front of your sorry fat ass. And that's why those bands are so good, because they're so popular with imaginative lemmings like you who like to write shit like "meh" and "humus" on Brooklyn Vegan.

Posted by anonymous fuck | December 28, 2011 5:29 PM

5:27: Maybe they wouldn't be missed by you, but you don't speak for everyone. I know I would miss them.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 5:36 PM

Spent weren't my thing really, but they rarely/never play so it was a good, unique experience. Lee Ranaldo Band is great and seem to be playing infrequently (3 shows over 3 months so far) so this would have been a good chance to catch them before the record comes out. And Pussy Galore reunion--no matter what lineup, it was always changing during their original run--was a major surprise. Don't know how you could complain about any of those. Kurt Vile sucks, but I guess he's a "big" act that people would like to see. Same for The Sea and Cake, who, despite their recent tour, come around only once ever 3 years or so. The Trypes don't play much so that's good to see--better than snoozing through another Feelies show.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 5:37 PM

5:29 --yes, it IS their duty to do better. They have been getting a free pass on the relevance train for too long. Time to pay up.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2011 8:49 PM

The haters in this thread should preface their remarks with "I have terrible taste, but here is what I think about these Chanukah shows I didn't see..."

Posted by Dan Holway | December 28, 2011 9:25 PM

Pussy Galore w/o Hagerty = MEHnukkah

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 12:05 AM

MEHnukkah was already used. You can't even meh properly. Be ashamed.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 12:25 AM

^MEHntile

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 12:30 AM

Haha there are still people who care about this over 40 quid pro quo also ran scenester handjob nonsense?

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 12:39 AM

Fred Armisen said no. Over.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 2:44 AM

Armisen is also a well known asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 10:20 AM

All you idiots do realize that this is for charity, right? And the bands don't get paid? And they fly themselves in for the gig? And it's fucking Hanukkah/Christmas time?

Fucking ungrateful idiots. You go for YLT and then you see what else you get. If you don't like it, go outside and smoke your cloves or your American Sprits or whatever else you do with the sole intent of hoping other people look at you and think you're cool.

If you don't like YLT, great, go away, leave more tickets for us. Keep spending your nights trolling bed-bug infested Bushwick hallways hoping to hear the opening chords of a solo acoustic version of In The Aeroplane Over the Sea through the doors to the loft party you will never be invited to, but will certainly lie about being at.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 10:41 AM

^settle down grandpa

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 10:49 AM

@1041 i don't think anyone on the planet smokes cloves/american spirits because other people will think they're cool for doing it. anytime i see someone smoking cloves, i think he's a douche idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 11:04 AM

Neil Innis, Spent, The Sea and Cake, Dump, The Glands? YIKES. Either YLT have awful taste of they need to try harder. They would have been better off buying some homeless dudes 40's and having them tap dance.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 11:15 AM

and don't give me that "charity" excuse. There are third world orphans that would turn down free food if it meant having to sit through a Neil Innis set.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 11:26 AM

god, i love how absolutely stupid all of you are.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 11:51 AM

So over.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 12:34 PM

I was happy with the Glands. and all the complainers would have thought they were great had they actually been there.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 12:34 PM

@11:26 - man, you love being white, don't you?

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 12:38 PM

@11:04 sorry, i should have said go outside to anonymously trash a band on brooklynvegan and then chortle to themselves about it until they suddenly remembered that one day they, like everyone else, will die alone.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 12:42 PM

I went to the Kurt Vile show and it was one of the best shows I saw all year. Fuck the haters!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 1:00 PM

@1242, unlike you, we don't spend our time thinking about dying alone. waste of time.

you sound mad depressed, yo.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 1:01 PM

Yeah 12:42 has issues.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 2:15 PM

@1242 knows the truth.

i predict this end for both @1:01 & @215. One night, they'll be organizing their respective mash-up collections, trip over the power cable for that four track they bought but ended up looping nothing but farts on, stumble again, and reaching out for something to steady themselves, they'll only find the string of christmas lights that they hung-up five years ago and left up cause they're so cool and mature. the lights rip off the wall, they fall to the ground, knocking the Tall Bike they had been working on off it's stand, the handlebars pinning their necks, pinching the last bit of air from their bodies.

Strangely, they'll each have the same exact last thought: fuck. I hung up that Gogol Bordello poster crooked.

Then black. Then darkness. Then death.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 10:14 PM

^this dude has quite the imagination

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011 10:45 PM

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Posted by Mineda | December 30, 2011 8:18 AM

Yeah 12:42 has issues.

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I can't get over how wicked this is.

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