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Even if their annual Hanukkah shows won't be happening now that Hoboken haven Maxwell's is closed, Yo La Tengo will still be doing a series of special concerts this December. 12/2 marks the band's…   Read Story »
At Glastonbury a week and a half ago, Yoko Ono played a set with Yo La Tengo backing her, a big event for fans of way-out music. Ono is 81 years old and still capable of slashing through any noise…   Read Story »
Last night, the great NBC sitcom Parks And Recreation ended its sixth season with an hour-long finale. All season, the show has been building up to the Pawnee Unity Concert, an effort to bring the…   Read Story »
One of the major plot lines in the back half of this season of Parks And Recreation is the department's attempt to put on a Pawnee-Eagleton Unity Concert. We've already heard that Wilco's Jeff Tweedy…   Read Story »
The literary giant Alexis Krauss said it best: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. From big-budget campaigns to no-budget crowdfunding, the haves and have-nots alike made selling…   Read Story »
Determining the year's best albums is, admittedly, a subjective pursuit. But even more than an albums roundup, a list of songs is an intensely personal way to sum up a year in music. It is a process…   Read Story »
Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop's Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year's big warm-weather crossover hits were soft and breezy and…   Read Story »
Thanks to the iconic Hoboken venue Maxwell's shutting down, Yo La Tengo's annual Hanukkah residency is over for good, but that doesn't mean the band is through with quirky seasonal celebrations. They…   Read Story »
Technically, Yo La Tengo existed for almost a decade before Painful. But the Yo La Tengo we know and love begins here, with the record that turns 20 years old tomorrow. It was the first to feature…   Read Story »
Earlier this year, New Jersey indie royalty Yo La Tengo released their truly excellent new album Fade, and you should make a real effort to hear it if you haven't already. One song that came from…   Read Story »