Posts Tagged ‘Yo La Tengo’

ToDo ToDay: Yo La Tengo, HR, and a Free Arcade

Embrace your inner child this weekend with fairy tale plays and classic arcade games.

One Track Mind: Big Hush, “Winner”

Standout Track: “Winner,” a sweetly fuzzed-out rocker from D.C. five-piece Big Hush. A My Bloody Valentine melody shines through the track’s big washes of distorted guitar, and its hiss-shrouded vocal harmonies could have been borrowed from Yo La Tengo. Singer-guitarist and Petworth resident Owen Wuerker, 25, recorded the song on his computer, which explains its [...]

ToDo ToDay: Cecily Strong! Teething Veils! Carolyn Malachi!

Rookies tend to fade into the background on Saturday Night Live. But Cecily Strong broke out playing the Weekend Update panelist "The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party." Her slurred speech, Smartphone-checking, and condescending yet uninformed moralisms ape the behavior of a well-intentioned George Washington University freshman after a few [...]

Photos: Yo La Tengo @ 9:30 Club

Yo La Tengo's current tour gimmick involves them playing two long sets, one "quiet" and one "loud," at each show. It's a pretty great gimmick, though; on Friday night at the 9:30 Club, the entire capacity crowd was dead silent during the stunning quiet set, which opened with a compellingly subdued version of the [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Dismemberment Plan Reunion, Yo La Tengo, and Little Dragon

The best of the entire weekend
The Dismemberment Plan, performing tonight at the Black Cat (sold out), and Saturday and Sunday (also sold out) at 9:30 Club.
I loathe to admit, but I've yet to earn my D-Plan stripes. It's not looking like this will be the weekend to do so either. In all matters Dismemberment Plan, [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Magrudergrind, U.S. Royalty, Return to Haifa

It's all been online for nearly a day already, but in case you missed something, this week's dead-tree City Paper has lots of sexy stuff:

Leor Galil profiles D.C. grindcore trio Magrudergrind, who pissed off some of their peers by releasing an EP through Scion, the Toyota brand. But why are grindcore kids still hung up [...]

The Pragmatist: Three Songs for Putting on Your Autumn Sweater

As the leaves change their hue, the inevitable moment arrives when you slip on a fuzzy knit sweater to better bear the brisk weather sliding into summer's absence. It's a strangely pleasant time of year, but it somehow feels warmer when pitted snugly against a song acknowledging the coming chill. An autumn track ought to [...]

The Pragmatist: Three Songs for Holding Hands the First Time

The mixtape was created for this: picking just the right song to gently stir a girl or boy's heart toward romance. It's an old, time-honored tradition, and whether it's on a cassette or an iTunes playlist, the mixtape will long remain a classy way to get that special someone to hold your hand. It's a [...]

Thank You, Alex Chilton

Alex Chilton has passed away. Whether you know it or not, you owe half your music collection to that man. And indie rock owes almost everything.

Music in Review: Greatest Pits

Arts Desk contributor Brandon Wu photographs a lot of shows, but for our Music in Review issue, he did a 180 and pointed his camera at the crowds. His photo essay includes fans of Metallica, Lady Gaga (above), Britney Spears, Mates of State, Mudvayne, Yo La Tengo, and more. Check it out here.