Superchunk & Aparna Nancherla joined Yo La Tengo for Hanukkah night 5 (setlist, video)
For indie rock fans, the fifth night (12/16) of Yo La Tengo's Hanukkah celebration at Bowery Ballroom may have been the best, biggest yet. Superchunk, whose new album What A Time to Be Alive is out in February and who would sell out Bowery on their own, were the surprise openers. Next up was comedian Aparna Nancherla, who you may know from Bojack Horseman, Crashing, The Big Sick, or her weekly NYC comedy show Butterboy, performed an AV-oriented set.
Mac from Superchunk joined Yo La Tengo for their whole set, as did percussionist Amy Garapic on vibraphone and drums. Mac took lead vocals on a cover of Maxine Brown's "Oh No Not My Baby." The special guest for the encore was Marky Ramone...which was actually Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster in a leather jacket and a wig. He joined them on drums for Ramones songs "I Can't Make it On Time" and "Sheena is a Punk Rocker."
Antietam made the night's mix CD and proceeds from Saturday benefited ACLU NY. Check out pictures from Saturday's show in the gallery above, and the setlist (via Jesse Jarnow) and Instagram pics and video below.
Check out recaps of previous 2017 Yo La Tengo Hanukkah nights HERE, and there are still tickets available for the final three nights. Who do you think will be the surprise guests tonight?
Our Way to Fall
My Heart’s Reflection
Tears Are In Your Eyes
Oh No Not My Baby (Carole King/Gerry Goffin) (MM on vocals)
False Alarm >
Styles of the Times
Deeper Into Movies
Blue Line Swinger (minus MM)
Paul Is Dead
I Can’t Make It On Time (The Ramones) (with Jon Wurster as Marky Ramone)
Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (The Ramones) (with JW/MR)
Detouring America With Horns (acoustic)