Posted in comedy | music | pictures on December 15, 2012

photos by PSquared Photography

YLT w/ Andrew Bird / the Jons / Titus @ Maxwell's, 12/14/2012
Andrew Bird and Yo La Tengo
Titus Andronicus
Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus opened the night with a roar -- I always read about them as being a punk-rock group, and maybe they are in the old-fashioned (and my favorite) definition of that term as "indescribable." Patrick made the only mention from the stage of the night about Connecticut, which makes him stronger than me. A great set, closing with the breathtaking one-two of "Titus Andronicus Forever" and the seasonal favorite "Roadrunner"...

...If you spend any time around the three of us, sooner or later you'll hear one or everybody burst into "Acappella Ghostbusters," as made famous by Jon Glaser and Jon Benjamin's Soundtrackappella (or is it Soundtracappella -- I forgot to ask, but that's ok, they'd have given me two different answers). Ten years after Hanukkah 2002, we asked them if they agreed with us it was time for a return engagement. - [YLT]

On the penultimate night of Hanukkah (and a bad vibe day to put it mildly), Yo La Tengo did their best to keep spirits high, with special guest Andrew Bird (as speculated) sitting in on violin for the entirety of their set, and guest vocalist Devendra Banhart (who narrates the Tim Maia short film which screens for free in Brooklyn Sunday) singing for the encore. (Setlist is below.)

As speculated and then expected, fellow New Jersyians Titus Andronicus made for one of the highest profile openers of the week, and Jons Benjamin and Glaser brought the funny.

The night's Charity was Waves for Water's Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiative and Ira Kaplan made the mix CD. Tonight's the last night of their Hanukkah run -- who will be the openers? UPDATE: Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake and Gaylord Fields open the final night.

Past nights included Barbara Manning, El-P, Real Estate, The Feelies, Sun Ra Arkestra, and the Raybeats.

More pictures from Night 7 are below, along with YLT's setlist.

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Yo La Tengo @ Maxwell's, 12/14/2012 (Hanukkah night 7) (via Jesse Jarnow)
Everyday
One PM Again
How To Make A Baby Elephant Float
Last Days of Disco
Flying Lesson (Hot Chicken #1)
Little Eyes
I Fall In Love Too Easily (Jule Styne & Sammy Cohn) (Andrew Bird on vocals)
When It's Dark
I'll Keep It With Mine (Bob Dylan)
Stupid Things
More Stars Than There Are In Heaven
Heroin (Velvet Underground) (Roky Erickson arrangement)

*(encore)*
Griselda (Antonia)
Song For the North Star (Jorma Kaukonen) (with Devendra Banhart on vocals)
If I Only Had A Match (Lee Morris, Arthur Johnson, & George W. Meyer) (with DB)

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Comments (21)

LOOK AT JON'S TUFTED BEARD

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2012 7:34 PM

zzz.... This endless fawning coverage of Yo la Tengo is almost worse than the BV coverage of south by southwest shows presented by BV.

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2012 10:45 PM

I heard the comedians were pretty pissed about your photographer getting in their faces. Amateur hour.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2012 1:25 AM

#2, you're a complete fucking ass. the "fawning" is beyond well-deserved. do you know anything about this history of this band? have you ever heard them on the countless wfmu pledges they've been on? or realize all these shows, every single year, are done for charity? how's this: first, go find a new site to troll. second, go fuck yourself. third, repeat.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2012 6:33 AM

Actually given how fugly the comedians look, they are fortunate to have anyone want to look at their faces. The real issue was that they were upset because the photographer looked at his phone during their set.

These guys were seriously unfunny given the length of their set.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2012 7:47 AM

That YLT Black Flag parody shirt is punker than Titus Andronicus

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2012 11:27 AM

I really do love it when BV readers take posts personally. It makes for such compelling reading.

#daddywhatsalosershutin

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2012 1:35 PM

I liked Titus Andronicus better when they were called The Hold Steady.

and I didn't really like them then either.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2012 1:38 PM

What do you call YLT in Hoboken and Nada Surf at BB on the same night?

That's called a Hipster Hoedown, just like back at the Iowa State Fair

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2012 2:03 PM

1:38 I really like both Titus and The Hold Steady, but since when do they sound alike at all?

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2012 2:33 PM

Don't feed trolls 633.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2012 5:08 PM

Great, i like'm

Posted by luca | December 16, 2012 5:24 PM

TA = beta males

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2012 6:29 PM

Poor 2:33, of course they sound different to you. It's like trying to say everything is gray to someone who has never experienced color.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2012 7:27 PM

fart

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2012 7:40 PM

7:27 = Tool

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2012 8:24 AM

thanks i love you

Posted by twitter | December 17, 2012 8:55 AM

I would like to know who made Andrew Bird's sweater.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 4:07 AM

thanks i love you

Posted by Two way radio | February 28, 2013 12:47 AM

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 9:27 AM

I love it when they open with a rawr

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 27, 2013 8:37 PM

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