Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Shortest Yo La Tengo Review ... Ever.

I promise to shut up about Yo La Tengo soon enough, but that time is not yet. I didn't do a proper review of Monday night's show, but it was pretty perfect. Ira and Georgia were working their own merch booth beforehand even, which sorta blew my mind. They've been around for more than 25 years as a band and they're still doing things all by themselves ... talk about your ultimate DIY approach. Anyway, the guitar solos were incredibly loud, long and crunchy. Distortion was a necessity. Old favorites popped up ("Autumn Sweater" was there, of course) as well as the new ("Periodically Double or Triple" won't get old anytime soon) and, well, they were enjoyed. Even got some of their old, grizzled fans to come out and get their records signed. Yo La Tengo can get along in a crowd of a couple hundred as easily as they can a festival of thousands. Smiled my way right through at 15-minute guitar solo, I did. And, I can't believe I haven't seen it before now, but the Internet Gods led me to the video below ... it'll enrich your life, too. If that's not enough, check out Part 2 here. It's almost as good as being there.

Yo La tengo - A Take Away Show - Part 1 from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

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