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Yo La Tengo at Stuart's Opera House - September 17, 2013

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    Press Release:

    Yo La Tengo at Stuart’s Opera House

    NELSONVILLE, Ohio- Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio welcomes Yo La Tengo on Tuesday, September 17th at 8:00pm. For nearly thirty years, Yo La Tengo have enjoyed success on their own terms – dominating critics lists, touring around the world, and continually producing acclaimed music. Stuart’s is excited to welcome the legendary indie rock group back after an amazing show at Stuart’s in 2009 and an appearance at the Nelsonville Music Festival in 2011. Yo La Tengo is fresh off the release of the newest album, 2013’s Fade and continuing to do the same thing they have for almost thirty years, making great music. For tickets and more information call us at (740) 753-1924 or visit http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org.

    Yo La Tengo is one of the most beloved and respected bands in America. For nearly thirty years, Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew have enjoyed success entirely on their own terms – playing the world’s best concert halls, museums, and dives, dominating critics’ lists, doing a Simpsons theme, playing the Velvet Underground in “I Shot Andy Warhol,” sharing stages with some of the most important musicians of our time, and even creating a holiday tradition onto themselves with their yearly series of Hanukkah shows at Hoboken, New Jersey’s legendary club Maxwells, from which they’ve donated hundreds of thousands to charity.

    Fade is the most direct, personal and cohesive album of Yo La Tengo’s career. Recorded with John McEntire at Soma Studios in Chicago, it recalls the sonic innovation and lush cohesion of career high points like 1997‘s I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One and 2000’s …And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out. The album is a tapestry of fine melody and elegant noise, rhythmic shadowplayand shy-eyed orchestral beauty, songfulness and experimentation. But Fade attains a lyrical universality and hard-won sense of grandeur that’s rare even for this band. It weaves themes of aging, personal tragedy and emotional bonds into a fully-realized whole that recalls career-defining statements like Blood on the Tracks, I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight, or Al Green’s Call Me.

    “Nothing ever stays the same / Nothing’s explained,” the band sing in unison on the reflective opening track “Ohm”. “We try not to lose our hearts / Not to lose our minds.” It’s a straightforward sentiment for a band who prefer private intimation to forceful expression. It makes the song’s resistance to resignation feel that much more earned.

    This is the first time Yo La Tengo has collaborated with producer John McEntire, best known for his work in Tortoise as well as for recording such artists as Bright Eyes, Stereolab and Teenage Fanclub.

    Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio presents Yo La Tengo on Tuesday, September 17th at 8:00pm. Tickets are on sale now, Floor Seats are $27 in advance or $32 at the door, Balcony Seats are $22 in advance or $27 at the door, and Box Seats are $37 in advance or $42 at the door. There are no ticket fees for this show! You can purchase tickets in advance by calling Stuart’s at (740) 753-1924, online at http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org, or at Haffa’s Records at 15 W. Union Street in Athens, Ohio.



    I yet to get tired of Yo La Tengo.

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