Posted in music on December 12, 2012

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YLT 4

Once we decided to give all of this year's money to Sandy-related charities (last night's was Hoboken's volunteer first responders), it seemed especially appropriate to keep the opening acts close to home as well. With Real Estate, we managed to keep it close to everyone's home: formed in New Jersey, based in Brooklyn--the only thing missing was they don't seem quite so broken up about Dames closing their Hoboken location as we are. They played a beautiful set--had I been more on the ball I would have asked the name of that supercool long new song they did third.

When Alex Beeker sang his first lead vocal of the night on the second to last song of the set, he probably didn't realize the shock waves were going to still be reverberating a half hour later. But at least one person in the audience found it hilariously noteworthy: our next act of the evening, Todd Barry, who spent a minute or two questioning the set list. Just off the plane from Australia where he had performed at the Sydney Opera House, Todd announced his farewell appearance at Maxwell's, as henceforth he will be working exclusively at opera houses and palais. He will be missed. - [YLT]

For the fourth night (12/12) of their Hanukkah Week shows at Maxwell's, Yo La Tengo got fellow New Jerseyans Real Estate (who just played a hardware store in Williamsburg) plus comedian Todd Barry to open for them. Also, keeping up with the extra percussion trend we've seen all week (see Fred Armisen and The Feelies), Kid Millions of Oneida sat in on second drumkit for the entire set. Todd Barry, who can keep a beat himself, played drums in an encore cover of Blue Öyster Cult's "Burnin' for You." Martin Courtney of Real Estate came onstage to to sing the night's final song, "Our Way to Fall." The entire Hanukkah Night 4 setlist is below.

Last night's mix CD was by Shintaro Sakamoto and proceeds from the show went to Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps. We've cleared the Hanukkah week hump -- any guesses on who will open for Yo La Tengo tonight (12/12)? UPDATE: It's El-P and John Oliver and YLT drummer Georgia Hubley made the mix CD.

Mix CD cover and Night 4 setlist below...

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YLT mix 4

Yo La Tengo - Maxwell's 12/11/2012 setlist (Hanukkah Night 4) (via Jesse Jarnow)
Spec Bebop
We're An American Band
The Crying of Lot G
20th Century Boy (T-Rex)
Out the Window
The Point of It
The Summer
Don't Have To Be So Sad
Double Dare (acoustic)
Big Day Coming (fast)
Nothing To Hide
Decora
Mushroom Cloud of Hiss

*(encore)*
Burnin' For You (Blue Öyster Cult) (with Todd Barry on drums)
Our Way To Fall (with Martin Courtney of Real Estate on vocals)

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Comments (46)

Real Estate setlist plz!

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 4:20 PM

NO ONE KNOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ive been trolling all day because I have tickets, and it seems like no one has a clue. This is the deciding factor me because i am old and have to be at work super early. PLEASE HELP OUT AN OLD MAN.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 4:21 PM

after having seen the comments for the YLT hanukah shows for the past few years, you should realize that no one knows, ever. ever. someone knows occasionally, and when they do, they'll post some crap like 'hehe i know, the band played in the past four months' or some garbage.

people on twitter know bc they work the venue and camp out and see the signs/mixtapes being made which have clues. but yea, no one on this site knows anything about the YLT guests.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 4:23 PM

Martin didn't sing Our Way To Fall. Ira sang lead and both Martin and Georgia sang some harmonies during the chorus.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 4:25 PM

Real Estate? Ouch. Was there really no one else available?

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 4:27 PM

Halfway done and still no Mr. Tough. Hopefully they are finally sick of that song.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 4:30 PM

What have the set-times been the last couple of nights?

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 4:33 PM

Opener 830ish. comedian close to 10. Yo la tengo 10:30ish although didnt go on till 11 on Monday. Ended around 1230 last night.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 4:35 PM

Cro Mags to open tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 4:37 PM

James singing 20th Century Boy was phenomenal.

Posted by Johnson y Johnson | December 12, 2012 4:38 PM

ylt scrambling to find a replacement for ravi shankar tonght.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 4:42 PM

who wants to bet andrew bird will play one of the remaining nights?

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 4:42 PM

how do I get a hold of that mix cd? damn!

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 4:43 PM

i mean, it's almost 5pm. SPILL THE FUCKIN' BEANS YA DOUCHEBAGS!

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 4:45 PM

it's bon jovi tonight. i can't believe how slow some of you are

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 4:54 PM

Stones and Bruce are busy with that benefit thing across the river, so its not them.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 4:57 PM

I find your lack of deetz disturbing

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 5:03 PM

"What have the set-times been the last couple of nights?"

Pretty much the same as the past SEVERAL YEARS. Where have you been?

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 5:05 PM

i would love to be bon jovi and YLT on the same bill

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 5:05 PM

Fun set last night, T Rex cover was awesome, and Todd Barry was funny.

Here's the Real Estate setlist:

The same song played 9 times at marginally different tempos.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 5:11 PM

Ouch. I love Real Estate- much more mature and measured than a lot of the self consciously hip bands out there. Like America's own The Clientele.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 5:25 PM

@5:25, there's a simplistic genius to their music. I agree completely.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 5:32 PM

real estate seem to be the opposite of most bands these days - albums are better than live performances.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 5:44 PM

Real Estate actually write songs. With melodies. Hipsters largely unfamiliar with this concept.

Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2012 5:52 PM

whoa, @5:44. I would say that it's the opposite. If anything, they lack real chops to play solid tight-sounding music live.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 5:55 PM

Real Estate has a nice sound. If you're not into laid back jangly guitar stuff then its not for you. I'm just glad I can't make out most of their lyrics because they seem to be weak.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 6:08 PM

personal and the pizzas open tonight

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 7:14 PM

Jeff Tweedy tonight, he's zipping over after he's on the Colbert Report

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 7:21 PM

I'm going to be pissed if it is tweedy

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 7:53 PM

El-p and John Oliver

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 8:11 PM

And what is a EL-P? Emerson, Lake and Palmer?

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 8:49 PM

7:53 - nobody, and I stress no, cares if you are there or not. Jeff T, his ghost, the members of YLT, or the members of your social circle (none of whom like you).

On a side note, I saw Jeff open for YLT at Maxwell's. It was hipsterly epic.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 9:20 PM

I care if 7:53 is there or not. Such things matter to me. It matters a great deal.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 9:29 PM

9:20 speak for yourself

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 9:39 PM

7:53 is not here at Maxwells. I am sure I would have noticed his awesomeness and I looked everywhere ... oh wait, I think he went to Benny Tudino's for a slice. I'll report back later.

Posted by Jesse J | December 12, 2012 9:45 PM

shit, i'm a huge fan of Yura Yura Teikoku, how do you go about getting mix CD's now?

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 10:19 PM

they lack real chops to play solid tight-sounding music live.

>> maybe they should have got Rush instead ?

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 10:47 PM

McCartney was there tonight! He sat in on "Mr. Tough" and said "fuck you" to anyone who posts here! It was rad.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 2:39 AM

lol @ 8:49

I really want to see a video of them playing Burning for you, that song is the shit.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 9:16 AM

BARBARA MANNING.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 9:32 AM

Tonight:
Bob Mould
David Cross

Posted by Barnaby, Not Working At All | December 13, 2012 12:29 PM

tonight
Robert Plant
Jerry Seinfeld

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 1:35 PM

Definitely Babs Manning. She is in NJ.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 1:48 PM

Went out to Maxwells the last two nights...

First on the openers, Real Estate did their thing. They are tight. The song writing does not display the dynamics that YLT has (who does?). I like them better now than before I saw them...

Todd Barry. God bless that guy. He tries. Telling the same jokes year after year. "Do you drink water with lemon at home?!?"

Last night was El-P. I like the new album. Love the Company Flow stuff. This guy is legit...putting on a great show with a great band. I'm a fan.

John Oliver killed. Funny, interesting, good timing. I'd go see him again too.

And... YLT. I'll preface, I'm a long time fan. The sound this year at Maxwells is the best I've heard. Last night in particular was a bit louder - great for their blow out set. Pretty sure I heard more Georgia vocals this year - love that. Ira is back to his usual, which is to say, truly a unique voice (both vocally and on guitar). And James is rock solid on the bass. The man makes good use of his falsetto.

Happy Hanukkah to everyone.

Posted by Sugar-Cube-Addict | December 13, 2012 3:13 PM

i may like Scalper Troll best of all the BV comment memes i'm forced to endure. but that's not really saying much.

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nothing to hide is a good song.

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