Posted in holiday music | music on December 14, 2012


It's possible that we met Barbara Manning on the same day in 1990 that we met James and Joe Puleo. We were booked at Providence's Rocket with World of Pooh, featuring Barbara on bass, and Christmas, in new bassist James McNew's first show. So it was especially meaningful to us that, after a few years of playing hard to get, Barbara was available to open night six...

...With the Hoboken PATH station closed, people are having to be extra creative about how they get to Maxwell's. On night five, John Oliver revealed a heretofore untried method that involved a train to Secaucus (not recommended) and last night, Eugene Mirman described a route that no GPS would concoct unless the current model, in addition to helping you avoid tolls or find the shortest distance, offers to take you where you're most likely to be murdered. Fortunately for us, and certainly Eugene, he lived to tell us about his local Guitar Center, where he's the two most famous shoppers, and the difference between stairs in England and the U.S. - [YLT]

Former San Francisco Seals singer Barbara Manning and Eugene Mirman were openers on the sixth night of Yo La Tengo's annual Hanukkah Week shows which last night benefited the Ali Forney Center. The mix CD was made by Cory Rayborn of Three Lobed Recordings.

We're in the home stretch now with two night's left. Who will open tonight? Jeff Tweedy is in town, having appeared on The Colbert Report last night. Then again, Titus Andronicus just tweeted this: "Tonight, every New Jersey indie rocker's dream comes true for @titus_ndronicus. #STAYTUNED."

Any oddsmakers out there?

Setlist from last night, plus the mix CD cover are below.



Yo La Tengo @ Maxwell's, 12/13/2012 (Hanukkah night 6) (via)
Big Day Coming (quiet)
Evanescent Psychic Pez Drop
Frenzy (The Fugs)
Let's Save Tony Orlando's House
Five-Cornered Drone (Crispy Duck)
Winter A Go Go
I'm On My Way
I'll Be Around
Cherry Chapstick
Styles of the Times
Little Honda (The Hondells) (no noise jam)
Blue Line Swinger

Christmas Is Lonely (When You're A Jew) (The Yule Logs) (with Barbara Manning on guitar and vocals and Dan Vargas on vocals)
B4 We Go Under (Barbara Manning) (with BM & DV)
Tried So Hard (Gene Clark)



Comments (11)

Titus Andronicus tonight

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2012 3:33 PM

^ source?

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2012 3:52 PM

Counting on Jeff Tweedy for sure

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2012 3:55 PM

Titus Andronicus ‏@titus_ndronicus

Tonight, every New Jersey indie rocker's dream comes true for @titus_ndronicus. #STAYTUNED

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2012 3:59 PM

oh snap

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2012 4:05 PM

fun show last night, i was happy with the set list (some of my prime YLT fandom faves), barabara manning was a delight, and mirman's DDL as Lincoln skit was the best.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2012 4:30 PM

more important than the opener, james and georgia have already done their mix cd's. ira tonight or tomorrow? if tomorrow, who's got tonights mix? and whose decision was it to have a brown t-shirt this year?

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2012 4:46 PM

Any setlist for Barbara? I wish she'd play more shows. I haven't seen her since Terrastock V in 2002.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2012 5:16 PM

Just to keep the facts straight, the Clean/Bats Robert Scott wrote B4 We Go Under (for me, but still....)
loved the experience. Got to sit next to the Lime Spiders Darryl Mather on the way home, how did you arrange THAT Georgia????
kisses and hope we meet again b4 long.

Posted by barbara | December 16, 2012 7:36 PM

The reason tickets are $63 is because they are only playing one show this time around, and not five shows, as some people are expecting!

Posted by Number Book | March 29, 2013 9:30 AM

Gotta love being in the homestretch.

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 27, 2013 8:47 PM

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