30 December 2008

Yo La Tengo --> Alex Chilton --> Big Star --> The Replacements

Due to this year's calendar, and a week-long trip in South Florida scheduled over Christmas, I could only get to the last night of Yo La Tengo's annual eight-night Hanukkah run of shows at Maxwell's in Hoboken.

Last year, I was entertained by comedian Todd Barry (as I was again this year). Yo La Tengo played a mellower, yet poppier set. Unfortunately, there were no surprise guests like last year's Alex Chilton:

Alex Chilton with Yo La Tengo, covering the Velvet Underground's Femme Fatale

If you don't recognize Alex Chilton, here is a clip of him with the reformed Big Star:

And here is the Replacements eponymous ode to the man:

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