It was the most soothing of times; it was the most startling of times–it was the tale of two dramatically different sets. It was a night of answers; it was a night of variety. It was a packed-house show at Detroit Bar. It was a swath of fan favorites; it was the occasional cover. It was lulling the crowd into a peaceful ease; it was the awakening with scratching guitar solos. It was the first OC show; it was the last stop on the current tour.
The crowd had everything before them–Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley, James McNew and a pinwheel–and no room behind them. It was a night to enjoy the music; it was a night with Yo La Tengo.