Hoboken, New Jersey's Yo la Tengo (Spanish for "I've got it!" as spoken by baseball outfielders) has been around since 1984, and by now it's fair to call them an institution of alternative rock. With a sound palette that includes both sweet melodies and electronic experiments, they've always been the band that has bridged the gap between critical acclaim and wide indie popularity. As their career has developed, notes the New York Times, they've specialized in "guitar-driven songs about the compromise and joy of daily life." The band comes to Michigan with their new release "Fade," their first new album in four years. They describe it as "a tapestry of fine melody and elegant noise, rhythmic shadowplay and shy-eyed orchestral beauty, songcraft, and experimentation."
This show takes place at the Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. Tickets for Michigan Theater shows are available at Ticketmaster.com.
The Ann Arbor Art Center is presenting a lecture on Friday, February 1 that fans of Yo La Tengo should check out. Click here for more information.