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Yo La Tengo Reunites with Original Lead Guitarist Dave Schramm for an Acoustic Evening @ The Vic, 11/5

It may be 70 degrees out, but it's still time to pull out your autumn sweaters because indie veterans Yo La Tengo return to Chicago after releasing their fourteenth studio album, Stuff Like That There.

This, of course, is not counting their 12 EPs, 14 singles, an album of covers, one film score, and a collaborative album with Jad Fair of Half Japanese. The prolific group formed in 1984 by the husband and wife Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, who bonded over a shared love of music. Since then, they've swung between melodic pop to feedback-driven noise, filling each record with references about anything from the Simpsons to a Whit Stillman film.

Following their debut LP Ride the Tiger in 1986, their lead guitarist Dave Schramm left to form the band the Schramms. Though he reappeared in 1990 to contribute to Fakebook, it had been nearly 20 years without the three of them performing in the same band. But he reunited with Yo La Tengo this year, and they'll be performing an extended acoustic set.

The group is known for its covers, and it's probably safe to anticipate at least a few this Thursday. Catch them for a special acoustic tour at the Vic. The doors will open at 8 pm, and tickets cost $21.50, which are available here.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

Our Final Transmission Days

By The Gapers Block Transmission Staff

Transmission staffers share their most cherished memories and moments while writing for Gapers Block.

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  Chicago Music Media

Alarm Magazine
Big Rock Candy Mountain
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Can You See The Sunset From The Southside
Chicago Reader Music
Chicagoist Arts & Events
Chicago Music Guide
Chicago Singles Club
Country Music Chicago
Cream Team
Dark Jive
The Deli Chicago
Jim DeRogatis
Fake Shore Drive
Gowhere Hip Hop
The Hood Internet
Jaded in Chicago
Largehearted Boy
Little White Earbuds
Live Fix Blog
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Loud Loop Press
Oh My Rockness
Pop 'stache
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Sound Opinions
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Theft Liable to Prosecution
Tribune Music
UR Chicago
Victim Of Time
WFMU's Beware of the Blog
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Beat Kitchen
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Buddy Guy's Legends
The Burlington
California Clipper
Concord Music Hall
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Cubby Bear
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Elbo Room
Empty Bottle
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The Hideout
Honky Tonk BBQ
House of Blues
Kingston Mines
Lincoln Hall
Logan Square Auditorium
Mayne Stage
The Mutiny
Old Town School of Folk Music
Park West
The Promontory
Red Line Tap
Reggie's Rock Club & Music Joint
The Riviera
Thalia Hall
The Shrine
Symphony Center
Tonic Room
Uncommon Ground
The Vic
The Whistler

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He Who Corrupts
Jam Productions
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Kranky Records
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Minty Fresh
Numero Group
mP Shows
Permanent Records
Reckless Records
Smog Veil Records
Southport & Northport Records
Thick Records
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