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As promised and rumored, The Glands and Pussy Galore opened for Yo La Tengo on fourth and fifth nights of Hanukkah at Maxwell's.

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Who will open the sixth on Christmas?

Yo La Tengo @ Maxwell's, Hanukkah 2007 (more)
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Yo La Tengo, despite a scary health scare for Ira, will begin their eight nights of Hanukkah shows tonight at Maxwell's. Part of the fun is of course figuring/finding out who opens each show, and who the special guests and comedians are/will be. Any ideas?

So far it looks like the recently reunited Glands are visiting from Georgia to open the Christmas Eve show! You might remember that Yo La Tengo opened for them at Mercury Lounge in November.

Any other guesses? Who's definitely in from out of town? Marianne Faithfull? Dum Dum Girls? Who lives here or close to here that seems like maybe they could stop by? Titus Andronicus? Ted Leo? Kurt Vile? Thurston Moore? These are all just guesses... stay tuned for more as the week goes on.

photos by Chris La Putt

"the glands the glands the glands!!!" - sami

The Glands @ Mercury Lounge - 11/4/2011
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The Glands are on a reunion tour that hits Maxwell's in Hoboken tonight (11/5). Last night it was Mercury Lounge in NYC where the Condo Fucks (aka Yo La Tengo playing covers) opened the show. According to Ahmad Bilal, "That Condo Fucks (@TheRealYLT) set was SO fucking visceral, fun & insanely tight. So glad @NYCtaper is recording. Georgia is incredible!". Stay tuned for that. Meanwhile here are some pictures and couple of videos of the headliner. It all continues below...

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Condo Fucks @ Magnetic Field in 2008 (more by Bryan Bruchman)
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Exactly a week before they play the Norton Records celebration at the Bell House, The Condo Fucks will open for The Glands at Mercury Lounge (one of two previously mentioned NYC-area shows that the reunited Georgia band are playing). Tickets for Mercury Lounge and Maxwell's (where Emperor X open) are still on sale.

The Glands have also announced more shows since we last spoke. They're all listed below...

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photos by Ryan Myers

The Glands @ Georgia Theatre
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The Glands played the Georgia Theatre in Athens, Georgia exactly one month ago today (on August 1st), christening the historic space on the occasion of its re-opening.

The Glands are a band whose musical output, which is almost entirely great, suffers only from an infrequency of output.

Since 1998, they have released just two albums, Double Thriller and 2000's eponymous LP. Shows are sporadic. But try as they may to avoid the adoration, they can't. Monday night's [August 1st] show was sold out and the crowd appeared, for the most part, to be there to see this band.

Sonically, the mix was a kind of reflection of the band itself, with head singer/songwriter Ross Shapiro low, at times his guitar parts almost buried. But even as he switched through instruments and worked through songs, he remained watchful over the other members, nodding like a conductor, while the lead guitar, bass and drums all stabbed, bopped, and churned along at more reasonable levels.

This story of The Glands is constantly rehashed, because, at least from the outside, it appears to not move forward very much. They are a watched pot. But, really, whatever. The Glands move at their own speed, and if they want to release one classic album every ten years, fine. Great. Ross Shapiro, a Terrence Malick for Indie rock. -[Creative Loafing]

The reunited Athens band also played another Athens show at the end of 2010, but now their plan to bring the reunion on the road has been revealed. Tickets are on sale for a show on November 5th at Maxwell's in Hoboken. We hear they're coming to Mercury Lounge too. They play Mercury Lounge on November 4th. Stay tuned for more dates and Manhattan show ticket info.

More pictures from the Georgia Theatre below...

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Athens, Georgia music fans have reason to rejoice. After a fire gutted the historic Georgia Theatre in 2009, the music venue has been rebuilt and will open its doors again with an August 1st concert by legendary Athens band The Glands (they put out Patterson Hood's fourth favorite album of all time). The official celebration continues for two weeks with Chuck Leavell, RJD2, J Roddy Walston and the Business, Reptar, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, and more. Check the theater's site for more info.

If you happen to live in Georgia, catch a documentary on the rebirth on TV tonight (7/26)

In related, but sad news, Athens record store Schoolkids, which happens to be owned by Ross Shapiro of the Glands, is closing (Hopefully that will leave him more time to focus on making new music!). Some Glands videos below.

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