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Read Our Q&A With Yo La Tengo And Hear 4 Songs From Their New Album There’s A Riot Going On

Hoboken’s Yo La Tengo, one of the longest-running and most rewarding indie-rock bands since the genre had a name, are up there with Tom Waits…
Dan Weiss | January 18, 2018 - 10:02 am


Alex Bleeker Reviews The Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well Shows

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
Stereogum | July 8, 2015 - 1:35 pm

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Watch Anohni, Lee Ranaldo, Ira Kaplan, Mark Kozelek, & More Perform At Lou Reed Tribute

The Bells: A Daylong Celebration Of Lou Reed, a tribute event curated by Reed's wife Laurie Anderson and producer Hal Willner, kicked off at NYC's…
Peter Helman | July 30, 2016 - 8:29 pm

Jim James, Antony, Courtney Barnett Confirmed For Massive Grateful Dead Covers Comp

The National have been planning a Grateful Dead tribute album for quite some time, and when we profiled the band last year they elaborated a…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 12, 2016 - 10:22 am

Watch Matador’s Unearthed ’90s Kids Show Feat. Liz Phair, Jon Spencer, & Ira Kaplan

In 1997, Matador Records released a double CD/LP compilation entitled What's Up Matador. In addition to tracks from indie royalty like Pavement, Spoon, the Fall,…
Peter Helman | January 26, 2016 - 10:31 pm

Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan Visits WTF With Marc Maron

Back in September, Marc Maron teased the fact that he interviewed Ira Kaplan and Steve Albini for his WTF podcast. Albini's episode has been available…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 23, 2015 - 10:26 am

TIGUE – “Mouth” (Feat. Ira Kaplan & James McNew) (Stereogum Premiere)

Words often anchor and define songs, choruses and verses serving as placemarks to denote a beginning, middle, and end. The lack of lyrics in TIGUE's…
Cady Siregar | October 6, 2015 - 10:50 am

Eluvium – “Happiness” (Feat. Ira Kaplan)

35 years ago Brian Eno wrote the famous rule that ambient music must be "as ignorable as it is interesting" on the back of his…
Miles Bowe | April 30, 2013 - 3:32 pm