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Yo La Tengo with Norman Blake (photo by Liz Clayton, via)
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We opened night eight with "Ohm" (recorded by John McEntire on YLT's forthcoming Fade record). Norman helped us out for the rest of the set. We took care of some unfinished business from our repertoire ("The Cone of Silence," "I Feel Like Going Home"), played some covers both observant ("Goin' Back") and non- ("Walking on Ice"). Next up was one-time Teenage Fanclub producer Don Fleming for his classic "Evelyn Marble," Dylan's "I Wanna Be Your Lover," and TFC's "God Knows It's True." We closed with "I Heard You Looking," from both the Yo La Tengo and Teenage Fanclub book, and -- what else? -- "Eight Days a Week." And that was almost that. We climbed the stairs from the basement one last time, already drumming the intro to "Antmusic," and pulled some percussionists from the front row for a little bonus thunder. Gaylord had a few more observations he wanted to make, and as long as he was there, we backed him on "My Little Red Book" and the Great Gaylord/Condo Fucks classic (by way of the Rolling Stones) "Rice Krispies." And oh yeah, my mom sang "My Little Corner of the World." I unplugged the menorah (if I only I had heard it referred to as the meNorman in time to use that joke on stage), and THAT was that.-[YLT]
Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub), Don Fleming and Gaylord Fields joined Yo La Tengo for the final night of their annual Hanukkah residency at Maxwell's Saturday night (12/15). Ira's mom Marilyn Kaplan also made an appearance. You can check out the full setlist below.

Like all the Hanukkah shows at Maxwell's this year and every year, proceeds from Saturday's performance were donated to charity, in this case Jersey Shore Relief. The final night's curated mix cd was from Yoni Wolf of Why? who will be touring in 2013. Yo La Tengo will also be touring a lot more, with a new album, in 2013.

Past YLT Chanukah nights at Maxwell's this year included guests and openers Barbara Manning, El-P, Real Estate, The Feelies, Sun Ra Arkestra, the Raybeats, and Titus Andronicus/Jon Glaser/Jon Benjamin Andrew Bird. Click each of those nights to see more about the show and its setlist. Check out the poster from each night, and the final night's setlist, below....

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NIGHT 8 SETLIST: (via Frank & Earthy)

Yo La Tengo at Maxwell's
15 December 2012
*(Hanukkah, night 8)*

Norman Blake and Gaylord Fields opened
benefit for the Jersey Shore Relief
mix disc by Yoni Wolf

whole set (minus "Ohm") with Norman Blake on guitar, organ, and vocals

Ohm
Did I Tell You
Cone of Silence
Goin' Back (Carole King & Gerry Goffin)
Avalon or Someone Similar
Season of the Shark
Circling the Sun (Jonny)
Moby Octopad
I Feel Like Going Home
Walking On Ice (The Riot Squad)
I Wanna Be Your Lover (Bob Dylan) (with Don Fleming on guitar)
Evelyn Marble (Velvet Monkeys) (DF on guitar and vocals)
God Knows It's True (Teenage Fanclub)
I Heard You Looking
Eight Days A Week (The Beatles)

*(encore)*
Antmusic (Adam & the Ants) (with Ira & James drum procession & audience drummers)
Rice Krispies Jingle/Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones) (with Gaylord Fields on vocals)
Little Red Book (Burt Bacharach & Hal David) (with GF)
My Little Corner of the World (Bob Hilliard & Lee Pockriss) (with Marilyn Kaplan on vocals)
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Yo La Tengo w/ Andrew Bird "Heroin" (Velvet Underground Cover)

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Comments (9)

Night 8's setlist is awful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2012 9:38 AM

@9:38, obviously wasn't at the show.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2012 9:43 AM

The 8th night of Hanukkah always sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2012 9:43 AM

9:43 nailed it; show was 12 kinds of awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2012 9:51 AM

Night #7 was something special...

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2012 10:14 AM

Doing yeoman's work, giving back to the community. Long Live YLT!

Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2012 10:27 AM

Band just goes through the motions and plays the songs without an ounce of passion behind it. No McVie either. Buckingham and Nicks cant even agree on the show they want to do. Pass.

Posted by Hotspot Shield 2013 | March 31, 2013 9:31 AM

well they could come to Brazil! Here I am crazy to make it happen

Posted by Auto Manutenção | May 21, 2013 10:56 PM

Nice to see Andrew bird included.

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 27, 2013 8:36 PM

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