Yo La Tengo Stories

Friday Album Reviews | Seven New Records You Need To Know

As every Friday brings new music, Tomorrows Verse brings you our top picks for the week. Here are our favorite records from March 16.By: Alex WoodThe Dean Ween Group rock2Deaner is back and as brown as ever. The Ween guitarist released his sophomore record with the Dean Ween Group, aptly titled rock2, and its...

On TV | Jeff Tweedy And More Guest With Big Star On New DVD

This week, a new CD and DVD release hit] stores that celebrates the musical legacy of Big Stars Third.When songwriter and guitarist Alex Chilton passed away two days before he was scheduled to perform at SXSW with Big Star in 2010, a multitude of famous friends and collaborators traveled to Texas to perform the show...

The National Details Plans For Grateful Dead Tribute Compilation

In a recent interview with Stereogum, members of The National released information on the next compilation in the Red Hot charity series, a collection of Grateful Dead covers curated by the band.After the success of Dark Was The Night, produced by The Nationals Dessner brothers and featuring a slew of big indie artists contributing...

Alex Bleeker & Freaks Announce Guests For Play Dead Lineup At City Winery

We've had the Alex Bleeker & The Freaks late night gig on our GD50 Show Grid since the announcement of City Winery's Weir World series of pre, during and post-show gigs.They've promised special guests from the beginning but, oh man, did they deliver. This is a dream line up for crossover fans of Grateful...

LISTEN: Bill Frisell & James McNew - Dark Star > Comes A Time 10/5/14

As a unique voice in jazz, it can sometime be hard to pin down exactly what Bill Frisell is up to at any given time. Always prolific, the guitarist's many projects and releasse can often go unappreciated or slide under the radar.One way (perhaps my favorite way) for artists like Frisell to get a...

Setlist / Video: Yo La Tengo @ Concord Music Hall 5/1/14

Pioneering indie band Yo La Tengo took the stage as a part of CIMM (Chicago International Music and Movies) Fest on Thursday at Concord Music Hall. Billed with guest Phil Cohran, an original trumpeter of the Sun Ra Arkestra, the band played a few Ra covers.They also welcomed Chicago musician Mark Greenberg for a...

Setlist, Stream, Download: Yo La Tengo @ Vic Theater 2/1/13

Yo La Tengo spent the summer recording their latest album in Chicago, so it was a welcome return when they convened at the Vic Theater for a show on their 2013 tour. Playing both an acoustic and electric set -- featuring a version each of the album's lead track "Ohm" -- they explored the entirety of...

Stream or Download: Yo La Tengo @ Vic Theater 4/21/05

Go ahead and wear your Yo La Tengo fandom like a badge of honor. For a band that seems to live at the outer-fringe of mainstream attention, they're actually not hard to listen to or even get in to. Despite some lovely pop hooks, the music is cerebral and doesn't pander one bit --part of...