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An Evening with Yo La Tengo

Presented by The Basement East at The Basement East, Nashville TN

Mar 13 - 14 2023
An Evening with Yo La Tengo

An Evening with Yo La Tengo

Time keeps moving and things keep changing, but that doesn’t mean we can’t fight back. Yo La Tengo have raced time for nearly four decades and, to my ears, they just keep winning. The trio’s latest victory is called This Stupid World, a spellbinding set of reflective songs that resist the ever-ticking clock. This is music that’s not so much timeless as time-defiant. “I want to fall out of time,” Ira Kaplan sings in “Fallout.” “Reach back, unwind.”

Part of how Kaplan, Georgia Hubley, and James McNew escape time is by watching it pass, even accepting it when they must. “I see clearly how it ends / I see the moon rise as the sun descends,” they sing during opener “Sinatra Drive Breakdown.” In the séance-like “Until it Happens,” Kaplan plainly intones, “Prepare to die / Prepare yourself while there’s still time.” But This Stupid World is also filled with calls to reject time – bide it, ignore it, waste it. “Stay alive,” he adds later in the same song. “Look away from the hands of time.”

Of course, times have changed for Yo La Tengo as much as they have for everyone else. In the past, the band has often worked with outside producers and mixers. Yo La Tengo made This Stupid World all by themselves, though. And their time-tested judgment is both sturdy enough to keep things to the band’s high standards, and nimble enough to make things new. 

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ADMISSION INFO

$30-$35/Ticket
18+
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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Mar 13, 2023 at 08:00 pm (Mon)
  • Mar 14, 2023 at 08:00 pm (Tue)

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Doors open 7PM

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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The Basement East

917 Woodland Avenue, Nashville, TN 37206
(Neighborhood: East Nashville)

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