Yo La Tengo played quiet and loud at Brooklyn Steel (pics, setlist)
Yo La Tengo are wrapping up their This Stupid World tour this week and made a stop in their NYC stomping grounds on Saturday night at Brooklyn Steel. This was "An Evening With" show -- no opener -- featuring two sets, the first one quiet and the second one loud. "Quiet" opened with "Sinatra Drive Breakdown" off the new album, and also included "Deeper in Movies," "Tonight's Episode," "Swing for Life," and more. "Loud" opened with This Stupid World's title track and included "Moby Octopad," "Autumn Sweater," "Ohm," "Blue Line Swinger" and more.
The band's encore featured three NYC covers: Information's "Let's Compromise" (which they recorded for 1987's New Wave Hot Dogs), Blondie's "Dreaming" and The Velvet Underground's "Sunday Morning." Check out the full setlist, photos by P Squared, and video from Brooklyn Steel, below.
Earlier in the tour, Yo La Tengo played Nashville in drag to protest Tennessee's new law restricting drag performances.
SETLIST: Yo La Tengo @ Brooklyn Steel 3/18/2023
Sinatra Drive Breakdown
Swing for Life
Until It Happens
The Crying of Lot G
Deeper Into Movies
This Stupid World
Shades of Blue
The Story of Jazz
Blue Line Swinger
Let's Compromise (Information cover)
Dreaming (Blondie cover)
Sunday Morning (The Velvet Underground cover)