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If anything big came out on Thursday evening, you’ll note that it’s not on this list. I wrote this yesterday afternoon, as I am now on a plane to Chicago for the Pitchfork Music Festival. If you see me there, say hi; I’ll be the tall guy. Even without any late-breaking additions, this was a… More »

Last weekend at Soldier Field in Chicago, the Grateful Dead played a series of farewell shows with Phish frontman Trey Anastasio standing in for the late Jerry Garcia. Alex Bleeker, who has covered the Dead with his bands Real Estate and the Freaks, was in attendance all three nights. We asked him to share hisMore »

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 albums an art unto itself this year, staving off the format’s impending extinction for now and turning music fandom into an exceptionally… More »

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New Yo La Tengo – “Nothing To Hide” (Live On French TV)

At the beginning of last month we posted the studio version of one of Yo La Tengo's Popular Songs, the mellow, organ-lined lead track "Periodically…
brandon | July 6, 2009 - 2:56 pm

Old Folks Review Dirty Projectors, Interview Fiery Furnaces

The last time Scott checked in with the old folks (his favorite folks) of Breakfast At Sulmay's, he requested they do Dirty Projectors next. And…
Amrit Singh | June 22, 2009 - 5:59 pm

New Yo La Tengo – “Periodically Double Or Triple”

Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan and James McNew will likely be at it longer than you'll ever be at it. After 2006's I Am Not Afraid
brandon | June 4, 2009 - 10:24 am

All Tomorrow’s Parties NY: Brought To You By My Bloody Valentine’s Favorite Bands

Day last of All Tomorrow's Parties' first foray in the great state of New York featured another blockbuster, '90s-leaning lineup, although this one was extra…
Amrit Singh | September 23, 2008 - 6:43 pm

The McCarren Pool Parties Say Goodbye With Yo La Tengo

And that was that. Yesterday was the last McCarren Pool Party. The city's gone and had the bright idea to fill the pool with --…
Amrit Singh | August 25, 2008 - 4:35 pm

Yo La Tengo To Release Soundtrack Compilation, Play Final McCarren Pool Party

The free, good times at McCarren Pool are unfortunately coming to an end, but they are going out in style with a set from YLT…
Amrit Singh | August 8, 2008 - 11:11 am

She & Him & Yo La Tengo & Conan

M. Ward recently told the New York Times: As long as people are listening to the songs first and not getting too caught u…
Amrit Singh | April 23, 2008 - 9:44 am

SXSW: Thursday In Photos

Interested in filling a rock club to the rafters? Simple: Just have Nada Surf and Destroyer play back to back sometime. People were stuffed asse…
Stereogum | March 15, 2008 - 12:02 pm

Ben Gibbard, Ted Leo, Patton Oswalt Visit The Best Show

The excellent WFMU is in the midst of their 50th anniversary pledge drive, so last night the unlikely trio listed above variously stopped by Tom…
brandon | March 5, 2008 - 1:18 pm

Yo La Tengo Celebrate Hanukkah With Alex Chilton And Other Friends

Every now and then, you should remind yourself how lucky we are to have a band like Yo La Tengo chugging along. For the past…
Stereogum | December 10, 2007 - 11:15 am

SNL Live @ UCB With Michael Cera, Yo La Tengo

This weekend, amid the writer's strike, the SNL cast performed in Chelsea in the Upright Citizens Brigade theater to an audience of less than 200…
Stereogum | November 19, 2007 - 10:48 am

Austin City Limits ’07: Sunday In Photos, “Best Of” List

At some point we called this year's Austin City Limits festival "Friday and Sunday heavy," but that shit ain't right; this year's ACL…
Stereogum | September 18, 2007 - 2:01 pm

2007 PLUG Awards

The night before the mainstream music industry self-fellated on worldwide television, the indie scene had a little backslapping of its own at Irving Plaza for…
Stereogum | February 12, 2007 - 10:34 am

Yo La Tengo @ Landmark Loews Theatre, NJ 9/29/06

People really win at Stereogum Dot Com. On Friday night we met up with Ellen and Jeremy, the winners of Stereogum's I Am Not
Scott Lapatine | October 2, 2006 - 10:03 am

David Cross Reviews Yo La Tengo…

Based on track titles alone. Via eMusic:Yo La Tengo's debut CD, I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass: The Florence
Scott Lapatine | September 13, 2006 - 10:41 am

I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Fly Your Ass

First off, congratulations to Andres, who won our Spin-Off Sweepstakes ($250 Guitar Center Giftcard, Technics SL-1200 MKII turnables, and Technics headphones), to Nate, who wo…
Scott Lapatine | September 5, 2006 - 6:00 pm

Hold Steady Want Your Home Movies

Via Pitchfork: Hold steady launches “social networking site” This whole album is about guys, girls, love, and growing up in america. We want to…
Scott Lapatine | August 31, 2006 - 1:12 pm