Yo La Tengo tonight in the First Avenue Main Room

Yo La Tengo tonight in the First Avenue Main Room

They're the most critically acclaimed band no one listens to.

Well, that's not exactly true anymore. But it took a decade of 5-star reviews from Rolling Stone and perfect 10s from Pitchfork before Yo La Tengo became the household name it is today. And tonight, they're bringing their shoe-pondering alt rock to the Main Room.

What to say about Yo La Tengo that Spin magazine hasn't said 20 times before? Hard to know--Yo La Tengo has spent the last 20 years gently insinuating itself into the cultural vocabulary of musical eggheads with rock and roll of staggering invention. Few bands have exhibited a lesser sense of obligation to a genre or a single sound than Yo La Tengo. Equally at home with gauzy accoustic pop compositions as with ear-melting noise free-form, there's a reason Yo La Tengo has been every music critic's pet band for two decades.

If you acted with foresight, you paid $18. If you're a lazy, good for nothing procrastinator, who needs to get their lazy butt off the couch and go get a job, and a haircut while you're at it, or you can just forget about living in this basement rent free, you're paying $20.

Either way, it's total savings--Yo La Tengo is one of the most pleasantly unpredictable live acts modern rock offers. Tear open that velcro wallt and get swoonin'.

18+. 8:00 P.M. $18.00 advance/ $20.00 door. With Cheap Time. First Avenue Main Room, 701 First avenue North, Minneapolis; 612.338.8388.

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