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Published: 2012/12/13

Yo La Tengo’s Hanukkah Shows Continue with Special Guests, Surprise Covers

Yo La Tengo’s extended Hanukkah at Hoboken, NJ’s Maxwell’s continued last night. Bassist James McNew pulled double duty and opened the show with El-P while Daily Show correspondent John Oliver served as the evening’s surprise opening comedian. Yo La Tengo guitarist Ira Kaplan has mentioned on the band’s official blog that this year’s run of shows will aid Hurricane Sandy related charities and last night’s show benefited Brooklyn Recovery Fund. Partway through their show, the members of Yo La Tengo also busted into a cover of the Jeff Barry/Ellie Greenwich/Phil Spector song “I Can Hear Music.” The band also looked to their influences during the encore, which featured covers of Flamin’ Groovies’ “Dog Meat” and John Cale’s “Hanky Panky Nohow.”

Relix contributing editor Jesse Jarnow recently published the Yo La Tengo biography Big Day Coming and will post combined setlists for the band’s entire run on his blog. Last night’s setlist from his Frank & Earthy is available below.

Wednesday, December 12, Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ

From A Motel 6 >
I Should Have Known Better
Here To Fall
Can’t Forget
I Can Hear Music (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, & Phil Spector)
If It’s True
Mr. Tough
Nowhere Near
Cornelia and Jane
Deeper Into Movies
Some Kinda Fatigue
The Story of Yo La Tango

Dog Meat (Flamin’ Groovies)
Hanky Panky Nohow (John Cale)

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