Paul Nini’s Old 3C Records is putting out a Great Plains DVD called Directions to the Party, chock full of Great Plains performances from Comfest 1987, Stache’s in ’85, more recent reunions in Columbus and Brooklyn in ’08, and a 1983 Cablevision TV performance, which you can preview above.
Dig Tim Anstaett’s rambling intro, which is basically a two-minute history of his TKA/The Offense zine/newsletter through 1983, along with plea for 50-cent subscriptions. All the while, behind him, an early lineup of Great Plains cracks jokes and eventually just starts playing “Cave-in” over him. It’s a priceless slice of Columbus history, as is the whole DVD.
Artwork below. No firm release date yet.
We told you before about Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, and even gave away a pair of tickets to Steve Earle. And now we’re excited to say we’ve got a pair to give away for the legendary Yo La Tengo on Sept. 24. To enter this contest, send a blank e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject YO LA TENGO. Winners will be randomly chosen on Sept. 23. And for those who want to make sure there’ll be seats waiting for them, you can purchase tickets here.
Here’s a track from Popular Songs, Yo La Tengo’s new one out Sept. 8.
mp3: Yo La Tengo – Here to Fall
Oh, and Columbus’s own The Beatdowns open the show. Nice. And Pat Radio has their just-released Old 3C single,”Disconnected Girl,” here in mp3 and aiff.
Full Yo La Tengo tour dates after the jump. Continue reading