Yo La Tengo wrapped up their first Hanukkah concert series in five years on Tuesday night (12/19) at Bowery Ballroom. For the final night, they invited Sun Ra Arkestra (with whom they collaborated earlier this year) as openers and to join them for the second half of their set which concluded with a cover of Sun Ra's "Nuclear War." The encore finished with Ira bringing out his mother, Marilyn Kaplan, to sing lead on their cover of "My Little Corner of the World" which was a hit for Anita Bryant in 1960 and which YLT covered on I Can Heart the Heart Beating as One. Setlist from Hanukkah Night 8, plus instagram pics and videos, are below.
The night's comedic guest was Jon Glaser, who was making his second Hanukkah appearance of the week, tonight as Beer Joe. The Night 8 mix CD was made by Derrick Carter and proceeds from the evening benefited Doctors Without Borders.
Also below: a second set of pictures from Hanukkah Night 5 with Superchunk and Aparna Nancherla, and show-by-show rundowns of all the guests at all the shows.
Sun Ra Arkestra will also play Winter Jazzfest in January.
Sun Ra Arkestra
Yo La Tengo
SETLIST: Yo La Tengo Hanukkah Night 8 @ Bowery Ballroom 12/19/2017 (via Jesse Jarnow)
Big Day Coming (quiet)
Five-Cornered Drone (Crispy Duck)
Today Is The Day (fast)
Is That Enough
The Weakest Part
I’ll Be Around
I Feel Like Going Home
Dreaming (Sun Ra)
Emulsified (electric) (Rex Garvin & the Might Cravers)
Clumsy Grandmother Serves Delicious Desert By Mistake >
And the Glitter Is Gone >
Nuclear War (Sun Ra)
Rock and Roll Santa (Jan Terri)
More Stars Than There Are In Heaven
My Little Corner of the World (Bob Hilliard & Lee Pockriss) (with Marilyn Kaplan on vocals)
8 DAYS OF HANUKKAH WITH YO LA TENGO 2017
Night 1 (12/12): Miriam & Nobody's Babies, Todd Barry, Bob Odenkirk, Nick Lowe, Mary Halvorson, Zeena Davis
Night 2 (12/13): Los Straightjackets, Neil Hamburger, John Doe, Mary Lattimore
Night 3 (12/14): The Sadies, Brothers Italiano (Jon Benjamin & Jon Glaser), SQÜRL (Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan)
Night 4 (12/15): Half Japanese, John Hodgman, Velvet Monkeys, Marshal Crenshaw
Night 5 (12/16): Superchunk, Aparna Nancherla, Amy Garapic
Night 6 (12/17): Jeff Tweedy, Spencer Tweedy, Eugene Mirman, Todd Barry
Night 7 (12/18): Michael Shannon, Fred Armisen, 75 Dollar Bill, Chris Gethard, Steven Hunking (Hypnolovewheel), Tara Key (Antietam)
Night 8 (12/19): Sun Ra Arkestra, Jon Glaser