Yo La Tengo to Play the Bell House After Hanukkah
Yo La Tengo have confirmed a three-night run at Brooklyn, NY’s Bell House from December 13-15. The shows will fall right after Hanukkah, a holiday that remains in question for the seminal indie group. The trio celebrated Hanukkah with an extend run of shows at Hoboken, NJ’s Maxwell’s most years since the ’90s. After the club stopped hosting live music this summer, many fans wondered if and where Yo La Tengo would continue their holiday run. Since Maxwell’s co-owner and booker Todd Abramson also hosts shows at the Bell House, some fans speculated that the group would move their Hanukkah to the Brooklyn venue. For now, it looks like the trio will play a multi-night stand at the venue just after the holiday ends on December 5 (Yo La Tengo are slated to tour Europe during Hanukkah.)
Maxwell’s officially closed this July with a multi-night celebration that featured many prominent acts with ties to the club. The venue’s final show featured a, the first band to play the venue, the Bongos and Delicate Steve. Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan also sat in during the performance. However, in August Justin Timberlake played a stealth show at the shuttered space as part of a video shoot. One of the venue’s partners have since reopened Maxwell’s as a restaurant until the space is sold.