Yo La Tengo @ Brown Theatre

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Brown Theatre
315 W. Broadway
$23-$25; 8 p.m.

One of the most beloved and copied bands in indie rock, Yo La Tengo has seen a million “Portlandia” fans’ faces and gently rocked them all. Formed in Hoboken, N.J., by married drummer Georgia Hubley and guitarist Ira Kaplan in 1984, the band truly became the powerhouse you know today in 1992 when bassist James McNew joined and became their permanent anchor. This evening is extra special, as the opener is fellow veteran Calexico, still one of the most beautiful, unique and ever-progressive bands in America after 15 years. Both have recent releases — Calexico’s Algiers, released in September, is a stunner, and Yo La Tengo’s Fade just dropped on Jan. 15. This is an amazing bargain, so take advantage and have a memorable night of great music. —Peter Berkowitz

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