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Yo La Tengo played a Cake Shop anniversary show as Condo Fucks w/ Antietam & Speed the Plough (pics, setlist, audio)

photos by P Squared Photography

Condo Fucks @ Cake Shop 5/22/2015
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I’ll admit that it was somewhat surreal to see the three members of Yo La Tengo enter tiny basement stage at Cake Shop. We’ve seen hundreds of bands on this stage, but perhaps never one of the kind of legendary status that YLT possesses. The set began as all of the Condo Fucks shows we’ve seen have begun, with the instrumental Booker T track “Outrage” before the band personalized the Harmonics song “On the Warpath”. The remaining set-proper was a high-energy run through the band’s usual garage covers — Rascals, Flamin Groovies, The Exciters and the like. At the mid-set mark, the Condo Fucks were joined by long-time friend Gaylord Fields (“The Great Gaylord”) on vocals for a four-pack of songs that we’ve never seen the band perform before. The clear highlight was the extended version of the Swamp Dogg cult classic “Total Destruction To Your Mind” which we’re streaming below. A Condo Fucks show is a rare event and it was a very classy move that Yo La Tengo celebrated Cake Shop’s 10th Anniversary by treating the venue to this special show. – [NYC Taper]

Cake Shop has been celebrating their 10th anniversary all month with a series of “super shows” featuring bands they love and sometimes ones don’t normally play somewhere as small as this Ludow St. venue. That was the case on Friday (5/22) when Yo La Tengo played under their covers-loving alter ego Condo Fucks. Pictures and setlist from the show are in this post. NYC Taper recorded the show and you can stream “Total Destruction,” which featured Gaylord Fields on vocals, below and download the whole thing over his way.

That show also had sets from a couple other long running NY-scene bands, Antietam and Speed the Plough (who we missed.) Pictures from Antietam’s set are below.

Cake Shop’s #CS10 celebration wraps up Saturday (5/30) with the final “super show” featuring The Men, The Gotobeds, Obits offshoot SAVAK, and Christines. Tickets are on sale.

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SETLIST: Condo Fucks (aka Yo La Tengo) @ Cake Shop 5/22/2015 (via)
01 Outrage [Booker T and The MGs]
02 Condo Fucks on the Warpath [Harmonics]
03 So Easy Baby [The Zantees]
04 I Want You To Be My Boy [The Exciters]
05 Accident [Electric Eels]
06 Right Side of My Mind [Angry Samoans]
07 Tiger In Your Tank [Muddy Waters]
08 Get Down [Half Life]
09 Look Back In Anger [Television Personalities]
10 Dog Meat [Flamin Groovies]
11 Come On Up [Young Rascals]
12 Re-Make Re-Model [Roxy Music]
13 TV Eye [The Stooges]
14 Falling in Love Again
15 It Hurts To Be In Love [Toombs/Dixon]
16 Total Destruction To Your Mind [Swamp Dogg]
17 Whatcha Gonna Do [Small Faces]

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