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watch Peter Buck & Scott McCaughey join Yo La Tengo for Roky Erickson & Stones covers

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Screengrab from KurtPolly505 YouTube

Yo La Tengo like bringing out guests at their shows, often to do covers, and folks who caught the first of two shows the band did at The Space in Evanston, IL (6/23) got a treat when Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey — both of Filthy Friends, Minus 5 and R.E.M. — came out to play with Ira, Georgia and James. They played on covers of the late Roky Erickson’s “Starry Eyes” and The Rolling Stones’ “19th Nervous Breakdown.” Watch video of both those covers, and check out Yo La Tengo’s setlist, below.

You can see Yo La Tengo perform a whole set of other people’s songs for free in Brooklyn when their cover band alter egos Condo Fucks play Union Pool’s Summer Thunder series on August 4 with 75 Dollar Bill. They’ll also open for Bon Iver at Barclays Center on October 11, and are part of Belle & Sebastian’s Boaty Weekender cruise off Spain. All dates are listed below.

And speaking of surprise appearances, Peter Buck was the special guest at a live taping of Scott Aukerman and Adam Scott’s RU Talkin’ R.E.M. RE: Me? podcast at Clusterfest in San Francisco on Saturday. Look for that new episode soon (maybe this week?).

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SETLIST: Yo La Tengo @ The Space 6/23/2019
Time Fades Away Neil Young cover)
Stockholm Syndrome
Today Is The Day fast version)
The Point of It
Moby Octopad
Shades of Blue
Did I Tell You
Nowhere Near
Double Dare
Nothing To Hide
Tom Courtenay
Pass the Hatchet, I Think I’m Goodkind

What Can I Say NRBQ cover)
Starry Eyes Roky Erickson cover)
19th Nervous Breakdown The Rolling Stones cover)

Yo La Tengo – 2019/2020 Tour Dates
Jul 3, 2019 Seoul, Korea, Republic Of MUV Hall
Jul 4, 2019 Seoul, Korea, Republic Of MUV Hall
Aug 4, 2019 Brooklyn, Union Pool (as Condo Fucks)
Aug 8, 2019 Barcelona, Spain Unknown venue
Aug 14, 2019 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club
Aug 15, 2019 Nottingham, UK Rescue Rooms
Aug 15, 2019 Brecon Beacons, UK Green Man Festival
Sep 16, 2019 Garden City, ID, US Visual Arts Collective
Sep 17, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT, US The State Room
Oct 11, 2019 Brooklyn, NY, US Barclays Center
Jan  18-22, 2020 Riviera Maya, MX Sky Blue Sky Festival

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