Robyn Hitchcock & Dave Schramm Join Yo La Tengo In New York City

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On Saturday, Yo La Tengo held the penultimate show of their 8 Nights Of Hanukkah residency at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom. The band once again welcomed special guests in the form of sit-ins by former member Dave Schramm and singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock.

Night seven’s bill also included comedian Matt Walsh and a set by Snail Mail. Schramm, who was Yo La Tengo’s original guitarist and appeared on their 1990 album Fakebook and 2015’s Stuff Like That There, came out during the group’s main set to augment “The Race Is On Again.” The guest guitarist remained for the YLT classics, “Pablo And Andrea,” “Season Of The Shark” and “From Black To Blue.”

Hitchcock was onstage for the entire encore, which started with a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window.” Lou Reed’s “Kill Your Sons” came next, followed by a cover of The Cramps’ “Drug Train.” Hitchcock then led takes on his “I Wanna Destroy You” and the show-ending “Love.” Yo La Tengo’s final Hanukkah show takes place tonight (Sunday, December 29) at The Bowery Ballroom. Watch audience-shot video highlights from night seven below:

Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window

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I Wanna Destroy You

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Setlist (via Frank & Earthy)

Set: Dream Dream Away, Cherry Chapstick, Avalon or Someone Very Similar, Beanbag Chair, The Race is On Again (with Dave Schramm on guitar), Pablo and Andrea (with DS), Season of the Shark (with DS), From Black to Blue (with DS), I’ll Be Around, For You Too, False Alarm, Autumn Sweater, The Story of Jazz, From A Motel 6, Blue Line Swinger

Encore with Robyn Hitchcock on guitar/vocals: Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window (Bob Dylan), Kill Your Sons (Lou Reed), Drug Train (The Cramps), I Wanna Destroy You (Robyn Hitchcock), Love (Robyn Hitchcock)

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