Iconic rockers Yo La Tengo
Supported by an unwavering cult fan base, Yo La Tengo brings an animated presence and smooth rhythm to their shows. Be a part of the blood-pumping crowd when they next jam out by purchasing Yo La Tengo tickets online.
Fusing across a range of genres
Crashing on to the indie rock scene in the 1980s, the band had a catchy grunge sound. Centred around husband and wife pair Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, the group took their roots in New Jersey and quickly grew to a larger audience. Despite having limited mainstream success, Yo La Tengo are an influential member of the underground music movement. Their name translates to ‘I have it’ in Spanish, which relates to a New York Mets baseball story in which the team learnt to communicate in Spanish for the sake of a Venezuelan team member. Blending electric guitar, pulsating bass, drums and the occasional keyboard appearance, songs drift between experimental rock and noisy pop. Among their influences were the post-punk sounds of Mission of Burma and legendary folk-rock outfit NRBQ. Their sets are known to offer a large degree of variation. You’re sure to be kept on your toes in the crowd as indie-pop tunes are fused in with pounding rock rhythms. Capitalise on their next live show by purchasing or selling Yo La Tengo tickets on StubHub today.
Stamping a mark on the 1990s
While also writing and recording plenty of original songs, they have become synonymous with playing cover songs from famous artists. Tracks such as ‘Here Comes My Baby’ by Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), ‘Oklahoma, U.S.A’ by The Kinks and ‘Little Honda’ by the Beach Boys have featured on their recorded albums and are often included in their setlists. One of the group’s most significant albums is ‘I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One’ in 1997, which demonstrated their versatility as Brazilian new wave and electronic samples helped create a unique swing. Receiving acclaim directly after its release and further developing a consolidated legacy in later years, the album has been featured in the 100 Best Albums of the 1990s by publications such as Rolling Stone and Pitchfork. Whether you are a new school rocker or an experienced indie diehard, Yo La Tengo will have you grooving on the dancefloor. If you’ve had a taste and want some more, use StubHub to find tickets for bands like Built To Spill, Stereolab and The Feelies,which all have a similar bounce. Buy Yo La Tengo tickets online to secure the opportunity to see the cult indie group in person.