Jesse Jarnow

the i-ra arkestra (ylt, night 4)

Yo La Tengo at Maxwell’s
7 December 2007
*(Hanukah, night 4)*
Endless Boogie and Todd Barry opened.

Mix disc by James.

Cherry Chapstick
Evanescent Psychic Pez Drop
Pass the Hatchet, I Think I’m Goodkind
Little Eyes
The Crying of Lot G
The Summer
The Weakest Part
Beanbag Chair
Detouring America With Horns
I Should Have Known Better
Tom Courtenay
Heroin (Velvet Underground, Roky Erickson arrangement) (with Jesper Eklow of Endless Boogie on guitar)
Take Care (Alex Chilton)

*(encore)* with Alex Chilton on guitar and vocals
Let Me Get Close To You (Carole King/Gerry Goffin)
‘Til The End of the Day (The Kinks)
Time Is On My Side (Jerry Ragovoy) (with Tammy Lynn Michaels on vocals)
Femme Fatale (Velvet Underground)
Hey Little Child (Alex Chilton)
Jeepster (T-Rex) (with Todd Barry on drums)

(Please post all corrections, etc., in comments.)


  1. Michael Slaboch says: - reply

    Damn! That show looks hot. Anyone taping these?

  2. Noisejoke says: - reply

    Props for noting Heroin was done in the Roky style! But, you know “Till the End of the Day” is a Kinks song, right? You know, written by Ray Davies. Don’t ya’ll got the interweb? Oh, and “Too Animalistic” is actually a Vom song. That’s Richard Meltzer to you, kids. But you get a pass on that one.

  3. At least one person (and sometimes more) is taping every show, yes.
    I also noticed there a bunch of YouTube clips now available from this night and Night 2. Bonus points for discerning the subtle differences between Ira’s stripey t-shirts.

  4. Jesse says: - reply

    Oi, that’s what I get for posting setlists at 4 in the morning. Of course it’s the bloody Kinks.

  5. matt says: - reply

    I caught 3 of the shows and Should HAve>Sugarcube>Tom>Heroin was the highlight of the shows for me. Absolute bliss.

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