Hanukkah, Night 4, with Yo La Tengo at Maxwell’s in Hoboken (with set list)

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Check out lots of photos from Hanukkah Night 4, with Yo La Tengo, Kid Millions, Todd Barry and Real Estate at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, N.J.

Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone? was pleased to see a relatively young local band, Real Estate, on the bill for Night 4.

We love the old favorites, like The Feelies. But there are more than a few upstarts out there, and some of them are really good. Real Estate qualifies. The band’s singer-guitarist, Martin Courtney, clearly loves many of the same musical influences that Yo La Tengo‘s members revere.

Real Estate did a solid set and gave us our first opportunity ever to see them perform. We already liked their recorded sound. We need to see them again.

Todd Barry gave a perfectly timed, just-long-enough performance. He’s a musician’s comedian whose wry humor fit well with the feel of the evening.

Yo La Tengo.

Yo La Tengo.

We have dozens out more images from last night’s show after the jump, including a gallery of an Ira Kaplan organ freakout!
But before we get there, take a moment to check out the new video from YLT’s upcoming album, Fade, which drops on Jan. 15.

Good stuff, with the ever-wonderful Georgia Hubley on lead vocal, and great animation by her sister, Emily Hubley.

Here’s the set list, courtesy Frank & Earthy:

Spec Bebop
We’re An American Band
The Crying of Lot G
20th Century Boy (T-Rex)
Out the Window
The Point of It
The Summer
Don’t Have To Be So Sad
Double Dare (acoustic)
Big Day Coming (fast)
Nothing To Hide
Decora
Mushroom Cloud of Hiss

*(encore)*
Burnin’ For You (Blue Öyster Cult) (with Todd Barry on drums)
Our Way To Fall (with Martin Courtney of Real Estate on vocals)

Real Estate, from Ridgewood, N.J.

Real Estate, from Ridgewood, N.J.

Real Estate.

Real Estate.

Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile.

Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile.

Real Estate bass player Alex Bleeker got his chance to sing lead "eight songs in," a controversial move according to comedian Todd Barry.

Real Estate bass player Alex Bleeker got his chance to sing lead “eight songs in,” a controversial move according to comedian Todd Barry.

Speaking of Todd Barry...

Speaking of Todd Barry…

Oneida's Kid Millions manned the second drum kit for Yo La Tengo's set.

Oneida’s Kid Millions manned the second drum kit for Yo La Tengo’s set.

Yo La Tengo.

Yo La Tengo.

Does Kid Millions enjoy his work or what?

Does Kid Millions enjoy his work or what?

Ira Kaplan guitar freakout
Ira Kaplan in a quieter mood.

Ira Kaplan in a quieter mood.

Georgia Hubley, lovely.

Georgia Hubley, lovely.

James McNew.

James McNew.

Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley.

Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley.

Ira Kaplan.

Ira Kaplan.

That Ira Kaplan organ freakout we mentioned
Georgia Hubley again — grace, style and a steady beat.

Georgia Hubley again — grace, style and a steady beat.

Ira Kaplan reaches for...

Ira Kaplan reaches for…

... the ceiling.

… the ceiling.

Yes, Todd Barry sat in on drums for the Blue Oyster Cult classic, "I'm Burnin/ For You." He's no Fred Armisen on the skins, but he did OK.

Yes, Todd Barry sat in on drums for the Blue Oyster Cult classic, “I’m Burnin/ For You.” He’s no Fred Armisen on the skins, but he did OK.

James McNew, Georgia Hubley and Todd Barry on "I'm Burnin' For You."

James McNew, Georgia Hubley and Todd Barry on “I’m Burnin’ For You.”

Real Estate's Martin Courtney returned to the stage for the final encore, a repeat from Sunday night at his request.

Real Estate’s Martin Courtney returned to the stage for the final encore, “Our Way to Fall,” a repeat from Sunday night at his request.

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One response to “Hanukkah, Night 4, with Yo La Tengo at Maxwell’s in Hoboken (with set list)

  1. Kudos to Yo La Tengo. Real Estate is a great band. I’ve seen them on several occasions.

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