When we last saw Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew, a.k.a. Yo La Tengo, they were rocking their annual Hanukkah residency at Maxwell’s in Hoboken. Now, according to a statement on the band’s website, they’re returning to their home haunt to play a benefit show for Japan in the wake of the earthquake, with proceeds to go to Peace Winds Japan. No word yet on guests from other band, though it’s a possibility. Tickets are $50 and drop this morning at 10. The Hannukah shows sold out, this will almost certainly follow suit.
“This just in . . . we’re going to play at Maxwell’s on Wednesday, March 23. Tickets will be $50 and all proceeds will go to Peace Winds Japan. The show will start at 9 pm. No other bands, but we’ll see if we can find something to put up our sleeves (please don’t hold us to that). Due to the short notice, tickets will be available exclusively on line, starting at 10 am EDT Monday March 21, through Ticketfly, who have generously offered to donate all of the fees to Peace Winds Japan. To order click here.
Yo La Tengo to benefit Peace Winds Japan. Wednesday, March 23, doors at 8PM, show at 9. Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington Street, Hoboken, 201-653-1703. Tickets $50 available here starting at 10AM Monday March 21.