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Published: 2012/12/12

Real Estate, Todd Barry and Oneida’s Kid Millions Celebrate Hanukkah with Yo La Tengo

Photo via Yo La Tengo’s Facebook page

Members of two bands associated with Brooklyn, NY’s DIY pysch-leaning club circuit sat in with Yo La Tengo last night. It was the fourth night of the group’s annual Hanukkah run at Hoboken, NJ’s Maxwell’s. The evening benefited the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

New Jersey-bred indie-pop group Real Estate—who fashioned much of their rise through Brooklyn’s independent-minded club circuit after Yo La Tengo’s career—and comedian Todd Barry were the evening’s surprise opening acts. Meanwhile, Oneida drummer Kid Millions, an architect of the current Brooklyn, NY psych-rock scene, joined Yo La Tengo on a second drum kit throughout their entire set. Though known for his punishing lead drumming with Oneida, last night Millions showed off his more delicate, quiet side.

Two guests joined Yo La Tengo during their encore. First, Barry joined Yo La Tengo on for a cover of Blue Öyster Cult’s “Burnin’ For You.” (Before shifting his focus to comedy, Barry drummed in the garage band The Chant, and he continues to incorporate the drums into his comedy act as well as sit in with indie acts on occasion). Finally, at the end of the show Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney scored his first chance to sing with Yo La Tengo on a show-closing “Our Way To Fall.”

Yo La Tengo’s Hanukkah run at Maxwell’s continues this evening.

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via Jesse Jarnow’s Frank & Earthy blog

Tuesday, December 11, Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ

Spec Bebop
We’re An American Band
The Crying of Lot G
20th Century Boy (T-Rex)
Out the Window
The Point of It
The Summer
Don’t Have To Be So Sad
Double Dare (acoustic)
Big Day Coming (fast)
Nothing To Hide
Mushroom Cloud of Hiss

Burnin’ For You (Blue Öyster Cult) (with Todd Barry on drums)
Our Way To Fall (with Martin Courtney of Real Estate on vocals)

whole set with Kid Millions of Oneida on drums

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