Home / Events / Music Calendar / Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo

JAY HORTON
8:30 pm, Thursday May 16 | $18.50 advance, $20 day of show.
Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell St.
 

[SONIC HONORED CITIZENS] After nearly 30 years, you know what to expect from Yo La Tengo. Strange, perhaps, that a willfully eccentric act so inclined to traverse the outer reaches of a rangy muse should end up beloved for a redoubtable consistency. If the band's career has ever lacked for Zeitgeist-scaling peaks, the Hoboken, N.J., trio has blessedly avoided the hollows miring just about every other group. While Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley may never have won their Simpsons moment, they are notably still together and still capable of manufacturing sui generis pastoral noise at turns epic and intimate. The recently released 13th full-length, Fade—helmed by Tortoise's John McEntire after two decades with Roger Moutenot as producer—seems of a piece with the group's relative ’90s heyday, though some folkier tendencies may have inspired this tour's sharply divided sets: restrained subtleties, then blistering feedback, then lengthy encore of crowd-suggested covers. Realistically speaking, Yo La Tengo can't possibly continue with this level of achievement forever. But if the new album's title and unusually direct lyrics hint toward an eventual close, the definitive indie band knows something about extended outros.



Where: Wonder Ballroom
Phone: 284-8686
Address: 128 NE Russell St.

 
 

Wonder Ballroom

128 NE Russell St.
Portland, OR
 
Other events in Music Calendar

Yung Lean & Sad Boys, Gravity Boys

Saturday, Dec 20, 2014

[#INTERNETTRAP 2001] That a chubby Swedish teenager is one of the most galvanizing forces in hip-hop right now is a phenomenon probably better explained by people wi ...

8 pm | $18 advance, $20 day of show.
Hawthorne Theatre 1507 SE 39th Ave. Portland Web | Map

The Dandy Warhols Pagan Christmas, the Upsidedown, Death by Thumb

Saturday, Dec 20, 2014

[BO-HO-HO-HEMIAN LIKE YOU] Nothing says Christmas like the sweet simpering of Dandy Warhols frontman Courtney Taylor at the Crystal Ballroom, where the band is holdi ...

8 pm | $20 advance, $25 day of show.
Crystal Ballroom 1332 W Burnside St. Portland Web | Map

The Pynnacles, Vegetable Revival Project, Monica Nelson & the Highgates, the Last Regiment of Synocpated Drummers

Saturday, Dec 20, 2014

[GARAGE TRASH] The music will be a bit more tart than most confections, but the garage-y bands set to play this joint-release show are celebrating the newest split f ...

9 pm | $5 suggested donation.
Sandy Hut 1430 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland Web | Map
Also At Wonder Ballroom
There's no more events in Wonder Ballroom
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close