Just posted online, an interesting little interview with Yo La Tengo’s James McNew (read it here). James talks about how the band makes records, his relationship with mates Ira and Georgia, and coming to Omaha for the first time. Almost the whole interview is there and in The Reader (I think), though this online version also talks about the making of the soundtrack to the movie Old Joy, which hasn’t played in Omaha yet, and considering how this city handles independent film, probably never will.
The show is Sunday night, and as far as I can tell, isn’t sold out, which is both unfortunate and not surprising. Yo La Tengo is a music fans’ band and is beloved by a core group of people who likely have been following indie music all their lives. So while the band is making some of the best music of their careers, it’s going unnoticed by most people around Omaha, mainly because we don’t have a real college radio station that plays college music. But then again, we never have and look at the scene we’ve managed to create? We’re also lucky to have a promotion company like Marc and Jim at One Percent Productions, who are willing to take on a show like this knowing full well that it’s a gamble, but doing it anyway because they love the band. So get out there and buy a ticket to what promises to be one of the best shows of 2006.
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