Watch Yo La Tengo Act Out A Seinfeld Episode

When your band’s been together for 25+ years, might as well mix it up: Yo La Tengo’s current tour includes a game show wheel that a selected audience member spins to decide what path trio’s set will take. Spinner attended the 2/4 stop at Metro in Chicago and reports that the wheel includes eight categories — “Condo Fucks,” “Sitcom Theater,” “The Sounds Of The Sounds Of Science,” “Spinner’s Choice,” Dump covers, etc. On that particular night, the player landed on “Spinner’s Choice,” allowing him to select any category he wanted. He went for “Sitcom Theater.” The band went Warhol, acting out an entire episode of Seinfeld with the help of their crew. Someone videotaped a large chunk. Ira plays Jerry.

The reading was followed by a 15-minute intermission and 16 songs.

Comments (8)
  1. This would’ve worked better with the New Pornographers: “Hello, A.C. Newman.”

  2. And…yadda yadda yadda I want a refund

  3. Woah, little did I know that i was transferred to stereogum and logged in as my real self. Not cool bro. not cool.

  4. This is fair game, since Michael Richards did that cover of Geto Boys’ Hold It Down

  5. I like Yo La Tengo before they were even formed.

  6. This is better than the time I saw Don Caballero and they performed all of “Un Chien Andalou.” Or maybe they just got in a really bad fight. I couldn’t tell.

  7. There was a fat guy in a leather jacket next to me who was SO NOT HAVING IT. He kept muttering to himself “This is bullshit… to do this for a half hour… this fucking sucks…”

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