and there will be strings (and comedians) (at the Yo La Tengo & Julian Plenti shows tonight)
According to their label Matador Records, Ira, Georgia and James (Yo La Tengo) will be "augmented by additional strings on this evening". Also on hand at Roseland Ballroom tonight (9/25) will be the Black Lips, Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co (performing in the lobby), visuals by Joshua White & Gary Panter Light Show, and host and comedian John Oliver (tickets).
According to the Guggenheim, Julian Plenti (aka Paul Banks of Interpol) (also signed to Matador Records) (like Ted Leo) "will be backed by a full band plus strings and horns" tonight (9/25) at the Guggenheim Museum. Also on hand will be I'm In You, Rivka Galchen and Hampton Fancher (they'll do readings) and host and comedian Eugene Mirman. Here are the set times:
8 pm: Doors open. The audience may view the Kandinsky exhibition or enjoy refreshments at the bar.
9 pm: Eugene Mirman welcomes the crowd and kicks off the evening.
9:15 pm: I'm in You
10 pm: Readings by Hampton Fancher and Rivka Galchen
10:30 pm: Julian Plenti
Julian Plenti also has NYC shows coming up at Bowery Ballroom and Brooklyn Bowl (both of which are on sale). All dates below...
Julian Plenti - 2009 Tour Dates
Friday 25 New York, NY The Guggenheim
Saturday 14 San Diego, CA House of Blues (San Diego)
Monday 16 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
Tuesday 17 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
Wednesday 18 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Thursday 19 Los Angeles, CA El Rey
Saturday 21 Chicago, IL Metro
Monday 23 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Tuesday 24 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Wednesday 25 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
Friday 27 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
Tuesday 08 Cologne, DE Kulturkirche
Wednesday 09 Berlin, DE Festaal
Friday 11 Vienna, AT Arena Vienna
Saturday 12 Milan, IT Magazzini
Sunday 13 Paris, FR Alhambra Theatre Music Hall