Posted in TV | comedy | music on December 10, 2012

Yo La Tengo + Fred Armisen @ Maxwell's, 12/9/2012 (via @j_maxed)
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Sunday night was the second night of Yo La Tengo's annual Hanukkah Week residency at Maxwell's with surprise openers Fred Armisen and Sun Ra Arkestra. (Lambchop's Kurt Wagner made the night's mix CD.) Fred actually pulled double duty, playing drums for YLT's entire set (!) making for a double percussion evening that included covers of the Velvet Underground's "Who Loves the Sun?" and the Ramones' "Can't Make it On Time." The whole Sunday setlist is below (and check out Saturday's HERE.).

Any guesses as to who will open for Yo La Tengo tonight? UPDATE: It's The Feelies!

While Fred was laying down the beat, his voice could be heard on last night's episode of The Simpsons where he and Carrie Brownstein played a Portland couple who moved next door to Homer and Marge. The episode also featured Patton Oswalt and The Decemberists. In a strange coincidence, Portlandia returns with a new episode this Friday night (12/14) before the IFC sketch show comes back in earnest on January 4 (there's a private premiere party at a museum in NYC tonight).

The Simpsons
The Simpsons

Fred was also on this week's Jamie Foxx-hosted SNL, but just barely.

Fred also recently sat in with Dinosaur Jr. at their You're Living All Over Me 25th Anniversary show at Terminal 5 and will be hosting the Snow Ball Ball at The Bell House this Sunday (12/16) which is now sold out.

Last but not least, Fred recently gave us his Top 10 LPs of 2012. Check that out, and take a look at Blonde Redhead's too (theirs contains Yo La Tengo opener Sun Ra Arkestra).

Yo La Tengo's Hanukkah Night 2 setlist is below.

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Setlist: Yo La Tengo @ Maxwell's, 12/9/2012 (Hanukkah Night 2, via Jesse Jarnow)
Autumn Sweater
Sudden Organ
Who Loves the Sun (Velvet Underground)
Today Is The Day (fast)
As the Hour Grows Late
Stupid Things
Shadows
Black Flowers
Walking Away From You (with Sabir Mateen and Darius Jones on saxophones)
Shaker (with SM & DJ)
Nuclear War (Sun Ra) (with SM & DJ)
And The Glitter Is Gone > (with SM & DJ)
Our Way To Fall (with SM & DJ)

*(encore)*
Can't Make It On Time (The Ramones)
Dreaming (Sun Ra)

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Comments (40)

Even The Simpsons in 2012 are funnier than Fred Armisen.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 2:14 PM

The Feelies are opening tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 2:15 PM

in yet another tribute to the holiday, tonights set will be played from right to left.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 2:29 PM

the Decemberists blow goats. Literally. They actually blow goats.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 2:38 PM

I feel bad for celebrities who make it onto the Simpsons now. They have to pretend like the show is still funny while they're in the studio.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 2:39 PM

I needed to know Fred Armisen's Top 10 LP's for the year . Now I can die content.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 3:25 PM

The Simpsons is still on?

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 3:28 PM

What? You guys are crazy, the new Simpsons are just as good as the old, maybe even better cause they discuss current issues!

Posted by Jamie Oliver | December 10, 2012 3:46 PM

sorry, lifelong simpsons fan (since it premiered when I was 5) -- that show has not been even remotely funny in the past 10 years. And even that is stretching it. It's more like 14 years.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 3:59 PM

The Simpsons started to go downhill around 1996-1997.

So, 3:59, saying that you're a "lifelong" Simpsons fan would be misleading, but I agree with you anyway :P

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 4:15 PM

Come on, how can you say this season hasn't been amazing!?!? Homer heads back to New York City? It was almost better than the orignal NYC episode, def less boring, I'm mean, flushing meadows... ha!

Posted by Jamie Oliver | December 10, 2012 4:19 PM

yikes.. they did another NYC episode? that's just depressing.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 4:22 PM

No way, it was amazing, an amazing lampoon!

Posted by Jamie Oliver | December 10, 2012 4:33 PM

The Simpson's is still bringing it, I dont' care what anybody says. And Portlandia is brilliant as well. Them's my two cents.

Posted by bobby | December 10, 2012 4:42 PM

The Decemberists are what's wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 5:21 PM

bobby you're in denial. it's okay, i was there up until around season 16. I gave up. the dream is over.

Portlandia is funny though.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 5:32 PM

Someone should buy Ira a new shirt. He's been wearing the same striped schmatte since 1983.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 5:56 PM

"The Simpson's is still bringing it, I dont' care what anybody says. And Portlandia is brilliant as well. Them's my two cents."

Lemme guess, you find Carrot Top and Gallagher funny too. How bout "Git 'R Done"?

"Here's your sign?" Hilarious! Amirite!?

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 6:00 PM

Tonight's YLT guests:
Freelance Whales, Todd Barry

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 7:46 PM

The fact that you lump in the Simpsons (new or old) with Carrot Top, Gallagher and Larry the Cable Guy leads me to believe that you find schmucks like Greg Proops funny. Kill yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 9:33 PM

Larry The Cable Guy > The Simpsons


ALL DAY

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 10:01 PM

What is so strange about that ”coincidence”?

Posted by ME | December 10, 2012 11:51 PM

Saw Keith Richards prepping what looked like a soundcheck at maxwells this morning.

Posted by Dylan_danko | December 11, 2012 10:47 AM

"Saw Keith Richards prepping what looked like a soundcheck at maxwells this morning."

Now that's funny.

Posted by Johnson & Johnson | December 11, 2012 12:06 PM

who is opening YLT tonight?

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 1:42 PM

^word on the street is the Stones

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 2:11 PM

^What street? Troll Ave? Moron Road?

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 2:21 PM

2:21 HA HA BURN!

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 3:02 PM

Yeah troll 3:02, that is some burn. Ouch. You really got me there. Fucking idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 3:07 PM

funniest part 3:07 is you are saying you are a Fuckin Idiot...glad you admit you are!

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 3:13 PM

only a fucking idiot troll like yourself 2:11/3:02/3:13 would read my comment that way.

What happened little moron, school let out early today?

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 3:23 PM

Once thing we can all agree on is that Yo La Tengo has the nerdiest fan base outside of They Might Be Giants.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 3:33 PM

Any good hummus shops out there in Hoboken?

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 3:59 PM

Ha 3:23! That's the best you can do? Unlike you I don't hang on bv all day. Pushing f5! Sad I know!

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 6:56 PM

No way, it was amazing, an amazing lampoon

Posted by duvar sticker | January 22, 2013 2:52 PM

^hate to say it, but if so, its for the best-they sounded roughly 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 times better than when they were last in ny.

Posted by soft | February 9, 2013 10:57 PM

Speak the truth, Bart is the looser of all!

Posted by Massagem | April 8, 2013 7:59 PM

The Simpsons rule.

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