Friday, November 5, 2010

Yo La Tengo to Bring Their Spinning Wheel Variety Show to Exit/In, Feb. 1

Posted By on Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 2:17 PM

Wheel on the blog keeps on turnin
  • Wheel on the blog keeps on turnin'
It's already awesome news when Yo La Tengo announces that they're coming to Nashville, which they did the other day — they'll be at Exit/In on Thursday, Feb. 1. It's even awesomer when they decide that (as if a YLT performance really needed any sweetening), we, the humble audience, get to spin a wheel to determine what the first 45 minutes of the show will be. But that's exactly what's happening. Check out the options:

1. Condo Fucks:
50 million Fuckbook fans can’t be wrong!

2. Dump:
Why should Nijmegen and Claremont get all the fun? Is this the night Dump plays your town? Only the wheel knows.

3. The Freewheeling Yo La Tengo:
You ask a question; we answer the question, and maybe follow up with a song.

4. The Name Game:
Have you ever noticed how many Yo La Tengo songs include someone’s name? More than 45 minutes’ worth, that’s for sure, so who knows which ones we’ll do on any given night.

5. Sitcom Theater:
The lucky audience in attendance the night the wheel lands on this space will get to see band and crew act out a classic sitcom.

6. Songs Starting With S:
The only thing more common than a Yo La Tengo song with a name is a Yo La Tengo song starting with S (only one song fits both categories). So many, in fact, that we cannot promise that all of them are on the table, as it were. But we do promise that there will be songs rarely, if ever, heard live.

7. The Sounds of Science part 1
8. The Sounds of Science part 2
All of the lovely sounds we created, but none of that pesky science. We’re leaving the movies at home, and dividing the 90-minute program in half.

Oh, and go here to actually virtually spin the wheel. Condo Fucks are, of course, Yo La Tengo's cover-band alter ego, and Dump is bassist James McNew's home recording and (very) occasional live project. Tickets are $17 and on sale here (plus $2.75) or at Grimey's (no surcharge). The talented William Tyler opens the show, which is 18+ and sure to sell out.

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