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The Anniversary

Dark Was The Night Turns 10

Indie had a big year in 2009. As the first decade of the century drew to a close, there was a slew of major releases…
Ryan Leas | February 15, 2019 - 10:55 am

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8 Memorable Daniel Johnston Covers For Austin’s Inaugural Hi, How Are You Day

In the 2005 documentary The Devil And Daniel Johnston, Jeff Tartakov -- who founded Stress Records in order to help Johnston mass-release his tapes --…
Nate Patrin | January 22, 2019 - 10:45 am

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Happy Hanukkah: 8 Great Covers By Yo La Tengo

There's no tradition in music quite like Yo La Tengo's Hanukkah shows, which resurfaced at the Bowery Ballroom last year after a stretch of post-Maxwell's…
Nate Patrin | December 4, 2018 - 1:15 pm

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Watch Austin’s Full Daniel Johnston Tribute Show With The Flaming Lips, Built To Spill, Yo La Tengo, Bob Mould, & More

Daniel Johnston, the cult favorite Austin singer-songwriter, celebrated his 58th birthday yesterday in grand fashion. In Johnston's honor, the city of Austin declared it Hi,…
Chris DeVille | January 23, 2019 - 9:13 am

Watch Yo La Tengo & Sharon Van Etten Cover The Ramones For Hanukkah

Last night was the sixth night of Hanukkah, which means it was also the sixth night of Yo La Tengo's annual eight-night run of Hanukkah
Peter Helman | December 8, 2018 - 12:05 pm

Watch ’60s Pop Greats The Strangeloves Reunite, Perform With Yo La Tengo

The Strangeloves have one of the weirdest, most fascinating stories of any '60s band. Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein, and Richard Gottehrer were pop producers and…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2018 - 12:31 pm

Watch Graham Nash Join Yo La Tengo For Hanukkah

Yesterday marked the first day of Hanukkah, which means that Yo La Tengo played the first show of their annual eight night residency at Bowery…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 3, 2018 - 9:38 am

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The Queen Covers: 8 Worthy Tributes To Freddie Mercury & Co.

Forty years ago this week, Queen released Jazz, an album that gave us "Don't Stop Me Now," "Fat Bottomed Girls," and Dave Marsh's notorious Rolling
Nate Patrin | November 5, 2018 - 12:47 pm

The Lemonheads – “Can’t Forget” (Yo La Tengo Cover)

Evan Dando started the Boston fuzz-pop band the Lemonheads in 1986, and they went on to make some serious alt-rock radio hits in the '90s.
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2018 - 10:23 am

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Gotcha Covered: The Cure

More than maybe 95% of the bands I tend to talk about, the Cure are one of those groups I have to actually stop and…
Nate Patrin | September 13, 2018 - 3:46 pm

Sounding Board

Pearl Jam, NIN, Arctic Monkeys Make NOS Alive 2018 A Thrilling, Rock-Dominated Festival

Over the last 11 years under a few different iterations, Lisbon's NOS Alive has sneakily become one of Europe's more appealing festivals. It isn't hard…
Ryan Leas | July 15, 2018 - 12:28 pm

Yo La Tengo Cover Neil Young, Guest On Song Exploder

Indie rock royalty Yo La Tengo are a dexterous cover band. If 2006’s 30-song compilation Yo La Tengo Is Murdering The Classics didn’t prove it…
Gil Green | June 20, 2018 - 5:37 pm

Watch Yo La Tengo & Kurt Vile Cover The Cure In Philadelphia

New Jersey indie-rock royalty Yo La Tengo recently kicked off a tour in support of their very pretty new album There's A Riot Going On.
Peter Helman | April 8, 2018 - 11:03 am

Stream Yo La Tengo There’s A Riot Going On

At the outset of this year, we published an interview with indie-rock luminaries Yo La Tengo announcing There's A Riot Going On, their fifteenth album…
Chris DeVille | March 16, 2018 - 10:14 am

Yo La Tengo – “For You Too”

In our interview with Yo La Tengo last month, bassist James McNew described the creation of their forthcoming fifteenth album as somewhat of a fluke,…
Julia Gray | February 27, 2018 - 10:00 am
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