It might be better to burn out than it is to fade away, but what if your ambition is continuity?
Yo La Tengo is a New York (by way of Hoboken) institution, celebrating its 25th year of making music. The reasons the band has outlasted many of its indie peers are many, but most have Read More
“Everybody okay? Everybody situated? Got your programs? No? I’m sorry! You guys really look good. I’d always wondered what that meant,” Jeff Tweedy told swooning fans on Monday night, halfway through Wilco’s shiny Coney Island show. “Very, very attractive audience—you should feel good about yourselves!”
It’s not that Mr. Tweedy has only become more Read More
Since we’re devoting our Hot Tickets feature tomorrow to highlighting next week’s CMJ craziness, we thought we’d let you know now that Yo La Tengo have confirmed their intentions to once again blow the roof of your Hanukkah (or whatever) celebrations this year. Every December, Ira, Georgia, and James play eight consecutive nights at Read More
Each week, our man in Jersey offers a few good reasons to head across the Hudson
We got a little depressed leaving the beach in Asbury Park at the end of Labor Day, a holiday that signals, symbolically at least, the bittersweet end of summer. No more icy Coronas under the sun or blasting Read More
The Hold Steady have single-handedly turned “bar band” into a term of endearment. Blame it on frontman Craig Finn, whose half-sung, near-Joycean rants about drugs and alcohol and teenagers and Minneapolis and drugs are shot through with so much wit and wisdom they manage to turn bar chatter into a kind of high Read More
Yo La Tengo, the lovable indie rock band from Jersey, will be getting adventurous with Greg Mottola, the director of Superbad and some episodes of Arrested Development. Pitchfork reports that they’ll create the soundtrack for Mr. Mottola’s new comedy, Adventureland, starring Ryan Reynolds (Van Wilder, Definitely, Maybe). According to IMDB, Adventureland is "centered around Read More
Missing out on Yo La Tengo’s yearly 8 Nights of Hanukkah residency at Maxwell’s (tomorrow is the last night)? No worries! You can live/listen vicariously through the band’s online diary of the events.
From the first night’s entry, written by singer/guitarist Ira Kaplan:
"Hanukkah 2007 began at sundown on December Read More