Yo La Tengo
Yo La Tengo’s uninterrupted 30-years-and-counting career is unparalleled in its creative breadth and refusal to rest on laurels. Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew have enjoyed success entirely on their own terms – playing the world’s best concert halls, museums, and dives, collaborating with everyone from Homer Simpson to Ray Davies, from Chris Elliott to Yoko Ono, portraying the Velvet Underground in I Shot Andy Warhol and composing scores for Adventureland and the films of Jean Painlevé, and even creating a holiday tradition unto themselves with their series of Hanukkah shows at Hoboken, New Jersey’s legendary club Maxwell’s, from which they’ve donated hundreds of thousands to charity.
Videos & Press
[Hartford Courant] By Michael Hamad Write acoustic-leaning, drone-based, melodic pop songs that often don’t rise above the volume-level of a whisper. Cover classic material by Gene Clark, Cat Stevens, the Kinks, the Cure — anyone, really. For good measure, pick up electric instruments, kick on some weird effects pedals and improvise freely, in 30-minute, feedback-filled […]
[mlive] By Jenn McKee The 39th annual Folk Fest – a two-night, super-concert fundraiser for The Ark – is scheduled for January 29-30, 2016 at Hill Auditorium, starting at 6:30 p.m. both nights, and the full lineup has just been announced. On Friday night, the show will feature sets by City and Colour; Richard Thompson; […]
[NPR] By Lars Gotrich When listeners aren’t writing to NPR to comment on a story, they mostly just want to know what music was played between segments. We call those buttons or breaks or deadrolls, and they give a breath after reporting a tragedy, lighten the mood after you most definitely cried during StoryCorps, or […]