Happy Hanukkah! After taking last year off (and going virtual) duo to Covid, Yo La Tengo's annual festival eight-night run at Bowery Ballroom returns tonight and runs through December 5. A big part of the fun at these shows the surprise guests. Each night features an unannounced opening band and comedian, a guest collaborator for Yo La Tengo's main set, and then a special guest for the encore. You never know who it's going to be till you show up that night.
There are still tickets available for tonight's kickoff show, but the rest of the week is currently sold out. They do sometimes release more tickets during the week, so it's worth checking back. Proceeds go to different charities each night. Doors are at 7:30 PM and the show starts at 8:30.