Posted in music on December 13, 2012

YLT Poster Night 5

James has been doing the poster at the door each night, and doing great work (in fact, Sunday's poster may have been too good -- stolen within seconds of being taped up). But he outdid himself last night...

...By now, the careful reader has surmised that the night began with a set by El-P, supported by Shannon Moore and backed by a three-piece band including James on bass. It looked to me like culture shock in the best sense-I'm not going to pretend I attend a lot of hip-hop shows, and clearly El-P is used to seeing a lot more hands in the air when said request is made. On the other hand, the singalong on "No Kings" went kinda swimmingly.

During this Sandy-related Hanukkah (by now, the careful reader knows last night's charity was the Brooklyn Recovery Fund), it was especially helpful to have John Oliver join us to provide some much-needed perspective. It's not damage from the storm that should be worrying us, it's America's declining empire and the digital record we're bequeathing to future generations. He suggested a few more looted treasures and a few less videos of being kicked in the family jewels. And maybe a new national anthem. - [YLT]

On the fifth day of Hanukkah, while some of the biggest names in rock were playing abbreviated sets at Madison Square Garden, Yo La Tengo performed their entire Maxwell's set as a trio, which hasn't happened this week yet. The evening's special guests were El-P and comedian John Oliver. Night 5's mix was made by YLT drummer Georgia Hubley and proceeds went to the Brooklyn Recovery Fund.

Three more nights of Yo La Tengo Hanukkah action left. Who is going to open tonight? UPDATE: It's Barbara Manning and Eugene Mirman, with the mix by Three-Lobed Recordings.

Night 5's setlist and mix CD cover art are below.


YLT Night 5 mix cd

SETLIST: Yo La Tengo @ Maxwell's, 12/12/12 (Hanukkah Night 5, via)
From A Motel 6 >
I Should Have Known Better
Here To Fall
Can't Forget
I Can Hear Music (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, & Phil Spector)
If It's True
Mr. Tough
Nowhere Near
Cornelia and Jane
Deeper Into Movies
Some Kinda Fatigue
The Story of Yo La Tango

Dog Meat (Flamin' Groovies)
Hanky Panky Nohow (John Cale)



Comments (14)

Barbara Manning!

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 5:09 PM

The Lemon Pipers? Oh you, James...

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 5:11 PM

Dr. Hook

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 5:28 PM

Sometimes I wish I were Jewish

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 5:30 PM

brilliant poster

Posted by giselle | December 13, 2012 5:39 PM

Last night was great, everyone on the bill KILLED it. The poster ruled, the mix by Georgia rules. My favorite night so far - by a mile - and I've been to all but one of them this week.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 8:19 PM

Went Tuesday night. It was great but I love Eugene Mirman. Damn ye Rock Gods.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 8:27 PM

ELP? How did they get Emerson, Lake & Palmer to play?

Posted by bkfst | December 13, 2012 11:01 PM

Norman Blake on Saturday.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2012 2:09 AM

Meh La Tengo

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2012 8:06 AM

Norman Blake, now that would be somethin' else!

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2012 11:21 AM

This was the best night I've seen so far. The first night was a close second. Norman Blake would be amazing! I assume we are talking of the member of Teenage Fanclub and not the folk dude.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2012 3:06 PM

Titus Andronicus tonight. Did they even try this year?

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2012 3:25 PM

I'm glad to see Rumors is finally getting a vinyl reissue. I've been looking for a used copy forever but haven't been able to track one down.

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