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DOWNLOAD: the Young Sinclairs-Its Christmas Time All Over Again (Tom Petty) (MP3)

Kindercore

To celebrate our ongoing obsession with the winter holidays, I give you "XMAS IV and... Hanukkah!" a free MP3 holiday EP from '09 Kindercore groups Grape Soda (with members of The Buddy System and two whole songs about something called Hanukkah!) and The Young Sinclairs plus an absolutely amazing song from Deidre of the Sad Cobras with the Magic Twig Family Band (members of The Young Sinclairs, SUNKING!, Sad Cobras and Boys Lie)!

the Magnetic Fields @ Loew's, Jersey City (more by Chris La Putt)
the Magnetic Fields

As Walter kindly first pointed out, The Magnetic Fields (who are currently working on a new album) are opening for Yo La Tengo at Maxwell's in Hoboken tonight, Monday December 22nd - the second night of Hanukkah. You could say that night two ticketholders won the opener lottery.

Oneida, Britt Daniel and Janet Weiss all showed up last night. Metal Mountains are opening night eight. Who will open nights three, four, five, six and seven? Gut Bank?

Hanukkah

The above drawing is a segment of the songsheet Oneida passed out at Sunday night's show at Maxwell's in Hoboken (12/21). It was the first of eight Yo La Tengo Hanukkah parties at the NJ venue this year, and, as promised, the Brooklyn band (Oneida) opened the night. As also promised, comedian Paul F. Tompkins opened with a set of comedy. AND, I'm feeling really good right now because two (sort of) of my guest guesses also came true last night. Both Britt Daniel and Janet Weiss (I guessed Britt and "Quasi") joined Yo La Tengo for some songs. To quote an email I got from Josh,

Oneida opened.
Then Paul F Tompkins.
Then YLT with Janet Weiss
For the encore - Paul F Tomkins joined the band and sang a Hannukah version of [Johnny Cash's] "Ring of Fire"
Then Britt Daniel joined and sang a few songs including "Mother and Child Reunion" [by Paul Simon]
Anonymous adds that there were covers of P.I.L., Amy Winehouse and Burt Bacharach as well.

The shows continue tonight (Monday, Hanukkah night two). We now know the openers for night eight, but who will open tonight? Will it be Titus Andronicus? Will it be Antietam? I'm not sure. Post your guesses and facts in the comments.

Download the whole Oneida songsheet (thx Josh) as a PDF HERE. Check out a Yo La Tengo video from last year's Hanukkah run, below...

Continue reading "It's Hanukkah Bitch! Britt Daniel & Janet Weiss joined Yo La Tengo, Oneida & Paul F Tompkins @ Maxwell's last night"

Metal MountainsMetal Mountains

Metal Mountains (Helen Rush, PG Six, Samara Lubelski) are opening Yo La Tengo's eighth 2008 Hanukkah show at Maxwell's on December 28th. It's the bill we already know Todd Barry will also be a part of. All (two) dates below...

Continue reading "Metal Mountains - tour dates (Yo La Tengo Hanukkah night 8)"

photos by Chris La Putt

Aimee Mann

Based around songs from [Aimee Mann's] 2006 Christmas album, "One More Drifter in the Snow," the show also featured songs from Nellie McKay and Grant-Lee Phillips, comedy by [Fred Armisen] and Morgan Murphy, and a video spoof of "A Christmas Carol," featuring cameos by actors Michael Cera and John C. Reilly and Mann's husband, Michael Penn, in the role of Marley.

The music ranged from traditional and "corny" (Mann's word) songs like "Sleigh Ride" to more somber fare, such as Mann's own "Calling on Mary." Phillips and McKay joined Mann on the former, and were frequent contributors throughout the two-hour show.

Phillips first came out dressed in a snowman costume, and he later disguised himself as Willie Nelson to do a creditable impersonation of the country legend on a version of Mann's 'Til Tuesday hit, "Voices Carry."..
[that is a review from an earlier show on the tour]

More pictures from last night's holiday show at Nokia Theatre in NYC, below...

Continue reading "Aimee Mann's holiday show (Fred Armisen, Grant-Lee Phillips, Nellie Mckay, Morgan Murphy) @ Nokia Theatre - pics "

Chanukkah
Chanukkah

Sun Dec 21st - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's - Day one of Yo La Tengo's annual Hanukkah Celebration. This show is sold out but you might be able to find tickets on Craig's List. Check it out. . .we will be playing some exclusive songs for this. [Oneida]
Who is opening the other seven nights? (thx anons)

DOWNLOAD: Adam Sandler - Hanukkah Song (MP3)

Hanukkah

Hanukkah is just a couple of days away, which, most excitingly, means vegan latkes and eight Yo La Tengo shows at Maxwell's with secret openers, comedians and special guests. Last year it was The New Pornographers, Jim James, Mark Arm, Alex Chilton, Versus, The dB's, The Clean, and many others. Who will be the openers this year? All we really know is that comedian Todd Barry will be there on the final night (December 28th). We also know that The Feelies will NOT be opening one of the Hoboken Hanukkah shows (they're opening New Years Eve). Someone commented that they heard She & Him are opening one. I have no idea if that's true. I do have some guesses though.

Yo La TengoI would put money on Titus Andronicus (NJXL) as an opener. My other guesses for guests and/or openers are Quasi, Ted Leo, NY Dolls and/or David Johansen, The Fleshtones, AC Newman, The A-Bones, Lou Reed, Endless Boogie, Britt Daniel, Will Sheff, Department of Eagles, Charles Bissell, and Jennifer O'Connor. I expect to be wrong about all or most of those. There will also be an assortment of comedians that may or may not include Jon Benjamin, Jon Glaser, Eugene Mirman, David Cross, John Oliver, Bill Murray and Fred Armisen. Stay tuned for updates, and please comment with your own guesses and/or facts.

Tickets are completely sold out for all eight Yo La Tengo shows. Matisyahu unfortunately can not say the same about his Hanukkah run at Webster Hall and Music Hall of Williamsburg. And his loss is your (or your little sister's or your mom's or maybe nobody you know's) gain. Get $5.00 off tickets by using the code "Light" when buying at Ticketmaster. I also have a few pairs to giveaway to the Matisyahu show of your choice (remember there are eight different openers too).

For a ton of other Hanukkah event options, see HERE. Details on winning Matisyahiu tix below....

Continue reading "Hanukkah is almost here. Who is opening for Yo La Tengo? free & cheap tickets to Matisyahu. Other stuff. "

John Oliver @ South Street Seaport (EV Radio Fest) by Chris LaPutt
East Village Radio

MON 12/15: 7:30pm / $25
TELL YOUR FRIENDS! THERE'S NO CHRISTMAS IN DARFUR!
A comedy benefit for Save Darfur. Hosted by Liam McEneaney.
JOHN OLIVER
TODD BARRY
GREG GIRALDO / EDDIE BRILL / ANDRES DUBOUCHET
and way more! PLUS: The Comedy Nerd raffle, with prizes from The Onion, Comedy Central, Comix, more... PRODUCED BY: Liam McEneaney and Jessica Flores
This is at the Bell House in Brooklyn. Tickets are on sale.

David Cross and Dave Hill are performing at another benefit at Knitting Factory on December 8th.

Mike BirbigliaDave Hill's next Explosion takes place at UCB on December 18th.

Mike Birbiglia stars in the new show Sleepwalk With Me.

Stella & Demetri Martin have cheap/small-venue shows coming up.

The holiday edition of Eugene Mirman's show Tearing the Veil of Maya takes place at Union Hall on December 7th ("on sale soon").

Sara Schaefer will be Conrad of Takka Takka's guest at "Outsmarted: The Music Trivia Night" at The Bell House on December 1st (free).

"HANUKKAH with HOT SAUCE!" is the name of a show at UCB on December 26th. Add it to the list of other Hanukkah-related events happening in NYC this year.

John Oliver opened for Yo La Tengo at one of their 2007 Hanukkah shows at Maxwell's. Watch a video from that show - John is discussing "alternative energy - below...

Continue reading "John Oliver, Todd Barry, Mike Birbiglia, Dave Hill, benefits & other comedy shows "

DOWNLOAD: Woody Guthrie - Hanukkah Dance [Alternate Take] (1:24)
DOWNLOAD: Yo La Tengo - I Feel Like Going Home (live on KCMP) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: One on One with Jackie Hoffman (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Songs in the key of Hanukkah - Dreidel (MP3) (info)
DOWNLOAD: DJ BALAGAN - "Chalutzei Ketzev" (Israeli 70s Beat Mix) (MP3)

Hanukkah

Hanukkah runs from sunset, December 21 to sunset, December 29, 2008. The first Day of Hanukkah is December 22. If you haven't figured it it out by now, that means Christmas happens during Hannukah this year.

Over the course of the eight days (and before and after), many candles will be lit and many Hanukkah-themed events will be happening in and around New York City. Many will involve music. Here are a few...

DreidelYo La Tengo will be repeating their tradition of playing all eight nights of Hanukkah at Maxwell's in Hoboken. Not surpringly, advanced tickets are all already sold out at Ticketweb, but to quote the band, "Tickets may still be available in person at Tunes in Hoboken and/or Other Music in NYC". Stay tuned for opener information as it's announced. Yo La Tengo are also playing a show in New Jersey on New Years Eve.

Also playing eights nights (except not all of them are on Hanukkah because he's taking the Sabbath off): Matisyahu. Tickets are still on sale for these shows that take place at Webster Hall in Manhattan and Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Openers include The LeeVees, Asher Roth and Little Jackie.

Southpaw in Park Slope is hosting Jewltide 6 featuring DeLeon on Christmas Eve. "DeLeon plays 15th Century Spanish indie rock infused with the deeply mysterious and entrancing cadences of the ancient Sephardic tradition." Tickets are on sale. This show is also part of a larger DeLeon/JDub national Hanukkah tour. All dates at the very bottom of this post.

NYC event listings continued below...

Continue reading "a guide to NYC HANNUKAH shows & concerts, MP3's & stuff "

Matisyahu

Like Yo La Tengo, Matisyahu is playing eight NYC-area Hanukkah shows this year. This is not the first time Matisyahu did this, but I think Yo La Tengo has been doing it longer. Also, Yo La Tengo has more indie cred. Yo La Tengo tickets are on sale. Matisyahu tickets are on sale (presale code = SHINEBRIGHT). All Matisyahu dates below...

Continue reading "Matisyahu vs. Yo La Tengo - Hanukkah show tickets on sale"

night eight of eight, 2007...

Yo La Tengo @ Maxwells

More photos by Daniel Arnold, info, and setlist, below....

Continue reading "Yo La Tengo & Howard Kaylan (Turtles) @ Maxwells - pics ---- HANUKKAH is OVER"

Times New Viking @ Maxwells

Times New Viking opened the last Yo La Tengo Hanukkah show of 2007 last night at Maxwell's in Hoboken. David Cross was the special comedy guest. Photos by Daniel Arnold. More below...

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DOWNLOAD: Times New Viking - (My Head)/R.I.P.Allegory (new MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Times New Viking - We Got Rocket (MP3)

Times New Viking @ Johnny Brenda's, Philly - Dec. 2, 2007 (CRED)
Times New Viking in Philly

Times New Viking is opening the eighth of eight Yo La Tengo Hanukkah shows at Maxwell's in Hoboken tonight (Dec 11). Times New Viking also recently opened some shows for The Clean, and the Clean also opened a Hanukkah show for Yo La Tengo. One of those MP3s on the top of this post (which is two songs combined) will appear on "Rip It Off" - Times New Viking's new album that comes out on Matador on January 22, 2008.

The New Pornographers opened for Yo La Tengo last night. The play the Apple store tonight.

The New Pornographers

I just received usually-reliable-confirmation that tonight's (Dec. 10) Yo La Tengo Hanukkah show opener is in fact The New Pornographers who are playing the Apple Store tomorrow and the Berklee Performance Center in Boston the day after that (with Neko, but probably not Dan who has two new albums coming out).

night four of Hanukkah @ Maxwell's....

Alex Chilton & Yo La Tengo - Dec 7, 2007
Yo La Tengo & Alex Chilton

More photos & video below....

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DOWNLOAD: Dew Claw - Erection of the Heart (ZIP)

Dew Claw

Dew-Claw is Stephen Hunking, former member of the cult pop/rock band Hypnolovewheel. He has been recording for several years as Dew Claw and only recently playing out live.
His entire new album is available for free in that ZIP file above. His next and only scheduled live show is with Yo La Tengo @ Maxwell's Saturday night (Dec 8, 2007).

Redd Kross is opening for Yo La Tengo Sunday night, and Friday night's opener is supposed to be Endless Boogie.

DOWNLOAD: Phofo - Light That Menorah (MP3) (more)

Versus @ Maxwell's, NJ - Dec 4, 2007 (CRED)
Yo La Tengo Hanukkah

Yo La Tengo @ Maxwell's, NJ - Dec 4, 2007 (CRED)
Yo La Tengo Hanukkah

Jon Glaser & Jon Benjamin @ Maxwell's, NJ - Dec 4, 2007 (CRED)
Yo La Tengo Hanukkah

Mark Arm from Mudhoney played with Yo La Tengo too. Mudhoney was in town to play three shows including one at the same venue a few days earlier (and one at Bowery Ballroom).

Money raised from the Hanukkah show went to Community Food Bank of New Jersey. Tonight's show (Hanukkah night 2) will benefit The Stone. Tonight's opener is rumored to be the Clean. Tomorrow is the dB's.

New Yo La Tengo tour dates below....

Continue reading "Yo La Tengo - Hanukkah night 1 (Versus, Jon Glaser, Jon Benjamin, Mark Arm)"

Happy Hanukkah

1) DOWNLOAD: It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year (MP3)
2) DOWNLOAD: Phofo - Light That Menorah (MP3)
3) DOWNLOAD: DJ BC vs. Adam Sandler - Chaukah Song (Goy Mix) (MP3)
4) DOWNLOAD: Doc Mo Shé - Hanukkah Homeboy (MP3)
5) DOWNLOAD: Chutzpah - Chanukkah's Da Bomb (MP3)
6) DOWNLOAD: Smooth-E - Hanukkah Hey Ya! (MP3)

Part 2 tomorrow. More holiday MP3s HERE. Night one events HERE.