Yo La Tengo will spin the magic wheel of fate in Vancouver on February 19th, 2011.
Yo La Tengo's fame is strangely elusive. Despite the band's huge popularity with indie rock lovers across the United States and Canada, their radio-play might not extend past WFMU-FM 91.1/Jersey City.
Irregardless, the people who love them, love them. This is why it's worth bringing their current tour (which will be reaching Vancouver on February 19th) to full attention.
Their music is packed full of raw musicianship. Even their dead silence has a special sound to it. There is something pure and untainted about their music.
They were definitively indie long before the term started to be thrown around like a fetch stick.