The National

If there's a Hanukkah equivalent of the Grinch, they're probably relieved that last night, Wednesday, December 8th, was the final night of Hanukkah and the final night of Yo La Tengo Hanukkah shows. Those in attendance last night were treated to an opening set by a local band called The National and comedian Marc Maron. Frequent YLT collaborators Bruce Bennett (of the A-Bones) and Gil Divine were special guests during the encore, and Hamish Kilgour of the Clean sat in most of the night on guitar.

Here's the final tally:

YKT's 12/8 setlist is below...

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Yo La Tengo at Maxwell's
8 December 2010 (via)
*(Hanukkah, night 8)*

The National and Marc Maron opened.
benefit for Transportation Alternatives and City Harvest.

Mix disc by Joe Puleo.

(entire set, minus last two songs, with Hamish Kilgour on percussion/guitar)

Night Falls On Hoboken
Eight Days A Week (The Beatles)
Madeleine
Mr. Tough
Gentle Hour (Snapper)
Tired Hippo
Demons
Walkin' My Cat Named Dog (Norma Tanega)
Whatever I Do It's Right (The Clean)
Sweet Dreams (The Mad Scene)
Sudden Organ
Deeper Into Movies
Nothing To Hide
Blue Line Swinger
Our Way To Fall

*(encore)*
I Can't Stand It Anymore (Velvet Underground) (with Bruce Bennett on guitar)
We Belong Together (Randy Newman)
Love Power (Mel Brooks) (with Gil Divine on guitar)