The Showbox at the Market has a solid winter/spring season ahead, including Yo La Tengo's February 17 concert. Tickets are going for $18 in advance and $20 at the door--and the legendary group is definitely worth that much. But the show's sponsor, Easy Street Records, is making things easier for you by providing what they're calling "fee-free" tickets, which are exactly what they sound like--you don't have to pay those cursed service or delivery fees. (Easy Street says you'll save nearly $7 off the online price). In other words, fuck you, Ticketmaster!
The tickets are cash only. Easy Street is also offering fee-free tickets to the State Radio show at the Showbox on March 23.
And in case you haven't heard, Yo La Tengo will be doing that spinning-wheel thing at this concert.
YLT will perform two sets--the first set will feature the band's spinning wheel, which contains these possibilities:
1. Condo Fucks:
50 million Fuckbook fans can't be wrong!
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.