Jim James Celebrates Hanukkah With Yo La Tengo
After bonding at the recent Im Not There Bob Dylan tribute, Yo La Tengo invited My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James to sit in on the third night of their semi-annual string of Hanukkah shows at Hoboken, NJs Maxwells. While rumors swirled throughout the night, James waited until three songs into the groups encore to take the stage for covers of Neil Diamonds Solitary Man, P.F. Sloan/Steve Barris Secret Agent Man and Kisss Hard Luck Woman. As is tradition, Yo La Tengos encore celebrated a mix of great Jewish songwriters. The evening was also notable for choice takes on Sun Ras Nuclear War, Bob Dylans I Wanna Be Your Lover and the Yardbirds Heart Full of Soul, among other festive covers. Yo La Tengo will once again celebrate Hanukkah at Maxwells this evening. For more on the groups run, check out Senior Editor Jesse Jarnows daily reports.