Yo La Tengo will join the lineup at the first annual Blank Forms benefit show on September 12 at the Ukranian National Home in New York.
The benefit show will celebrate the life of bandleader Marshall Allen, honoring his work with Sun Ra Arkestra. In addition to Yo La Tengo, Detroit deep house vet Mike Huckaby will also perform.
Allen is the last remaining original member of Sun Ra Arkestra, which he has led since the early 90s. At the age of 93, Allen is still living at the Sun Ra residence in Philadelphia where he continues to work on his music.