It's Tradition! Spend the 8 nights of Hanukka with Yo La Tengo at Maxwell's. - Oh My Rockness

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It's Tradition! Spend the 8 nights of Hanukka with Yo La Tengo at Maxwell's.

December 12, 2008
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Hoboken's critical darlings Yo La Tengo have been crafting bedroom pop/noise rock/dream music since the Chicago Bears won the Super Bowl. When the greatest fat man ever, William "Refrigerator" Perry, was rumbling into the end zone, Yo La Tengo were preparing their debut Ride the Tiger.

Since then they have put out over a dozen albums with no end in site. They have been compared to everyone from The Velvet Underground to The Kinks and have influenced a myriad of bands too numerous to list.

Yo La Tengo's strength is adaptability. From folk to garage to post-punk to shoegazer, they are a band that refuses to be pigeonholed. In later years they seem to have turned towards the sunny side of life (see Summer Sun). Maybe as you get older you get tired of being cynical and ironic, or perhaps you see the world with a different slant. But maybe they just want to express their contentment at being at the top of their game for almost 20 years now. If only I could say the same thing about the Bears.

BUY TICKETS TO SEE YO LA TENGO AT MAXWELL'S (NIGHT ONE)!


BUY TICKETS TO SEE YO LA TENGO AT MAXWELL'S (NIGHT TWO)!


BUY TICKETS TO SEE YO LA TENGO AT MAXWELL'S (NIGHT THREE)!


BUY TICKETS TO SEE YO LA TENGO AT MAXWELL'S (NIGHT FOUR)!


BUY TICKETS TO SEE YO LA TENGO AT MAXWELL'S (NIGHT FIVE)!


BUY TICKETS TO SEE YO LA TENGO AT MAXWELL'S (NIGHT SIX)!


BUY TICKETS TO SEE YO LA TENGO AT MAXWELL'S (NIGHT SEVEN)!


BUY TICKETS TO SEE YO LA TENGO AT MAXWELL'S (NIGHT EIGHT)!


Yo La Tengo plays eight shows at Maxwell's, Sunday, December 21st - Sunday, December 28th.

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