Yo La Tengo - Live at Little Brothers - 116 min.

Recorded live in Columbus, OH, 03/28/00


An excellent show. The first part is similar to earlier shows on the ATNTIIO tour, but has a mellower, less scripted feel, avoiding some of the "sameness" of those shows. Looser, more exploratory arrangements to the new songs (little aside ending "The Crying of Lot G", extra-trippy intro to "Saturday", etc). Technical problems with "Cherry Chapstick" make for a nice delineation before the "rocking out" (sic) begins..."Big Day Coming" is the loud version, it sounds great after they've played it quiet so many times this tour; the familiar flexing of the intro is all anticipation. The rest of the set oscillates between loud and quiet numbers, eclectic and very well done. "Tom Courtenay" is the Camp YLT version (Georgia). Ira asks about the Knicks game.
Michael Edmonson (edmonson@sdf.lonestar.org)