Posts tagged as yo la tengo

Yo La Tengo, The Decemberists, and More Are Doing 'Parks and Recreation's Rock Concert Season Finale

Parks and Recreation is doing a big rock concert episode for its April 24th season finale, and a lot of big names are slated to show up.  Co-creator/showrunner Mike Schur tells The A.V. Club that in addition to previously-announced musical guests like Jeff Tweedy and The Decemberists, the finale will also feature appearances from Yo La Tengo, Ginuwine, and Letters to Cleo. Best of all, Yo La Tengo will be playing a Night Ranger cover band called Bobby Knight Ranger. Here's Schur explaining more:

"It was really crazy. We basically threw a rock concert, with a giant stage and a thousand extras … [Yo La Tengo] showed up, [...]

Eugene Mirman, Ira Glass, and Yo La Tengo Star in a Music Video for a Cool New Comedy/Music Album

Here's "Toymageddon," the first video from the upcoming comedy and music album, 2776. The album, from The Daily Show's Rob Kutner and the Levinson brothers, tells the story of America's past, present, and future with all proceeds going to the childrens charity OneKid OneWorld. The 2776 album is set for release on the 4th of July next year, and it features appearances from a whole slew of amazing people, including Will Forte, Ed Helms, Paul F. Tompkins, Maria Bamford, Patrick Stewart, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Andrew W.K., Martha Plimpton, The Sklar Brothers, Simon Helberg, Jonathan Katz, and more.

Instead of Playing Music, Yo La Tengo Performs an Entire Seinfeld Episode

I saw Yo La Tengo Friday night in Chicago. On this tour, they have a giant Wheel-of-Fortune-style wheel, with accompanying theme music, that determines what the first of two 45 minute sets will consist of (for example, "Songs That Start with S," "Name Songs"). A guy from the audience spun and got "Spinners Choice," and he chose (based on audience urging) "Sitcom Theatre."

The band then left for a minute and came back on stage with scripts in hand and acted out the entire "Chinese Restaurant" episode of Seinfeld — all 22 minutes of it. Ira was Jerry, Georgia was Elaine and James was George. The stagehands did [...]