Yo La Tengo’s Hanukkah run at New York’s Bowery Ballroom continued last night. Wilco guitarist Nels Cline and his wife Yuka C. Honda opened the night with their Cup project and Jo Firestone served as the night’s guest comedian.

Cline and Honda, who supplied electronics, joined Yo La Tengo at the start of their set for “Out of the Pool” and “Little Eyes” and Cline remained on stage throughout Yo La Tengo’s entire show. Honda returned a few songs later for “Tears Are In Your Eyes.”  She then sat in for the closing segment of  “Above the Sound,”  Velvet Underground’s “I Found A Reason,” Lou Reed’s “Waves of Fear,”  Jad Fair’s “Clumsy Grandmother Serves Delicious Desert By Mistake,” “Out the Window,” “Styles of the Times,” “Tom Courtenay” and The Hondells’ “Little Honda.” 

Shrill actor and musician John Cameron Mitchell, who plays in the Lou Reed cover band Eyelids, sang on the selections by Reed and his band the Velvets. Cline and Honda returned to the stage for Yo La Tengo’s encore celebration of Jewish songwriters. First, the musicians ran through the  
Carole King/Gerry Goffin composition “Wasn’t Born To Follow,” and then they appeared on David Johanson/Syl Sylvain’s “Cool Metro.”

The evening’s guests then slipped off the stage while Yo La Tengo closed the night with a version of former Velvet Underground member John Cale’s ” Hanky Panky Nohow.”

Here‘s a look at last night’s setlist via Jesse Jarnow’s Frank & Earthy blog

Yo La Tengo
Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
Dec. 1, 2021

Out of the Pool
Little Eyes
One PM Again (without YH)
Can’t Forget (without YH)
Lewis (without YH)
Tears Are In Your Eyes
The Race Is On Again (without YH)
Above the Sound
I Found A Reason  (with John Cameron Mitchell on vocals)Waves of Fear  (with JCM)
Clumsy Grandmother Serves Delicious Desert By Mistake 
Out the Window
Styles of the Times
Tom Courtenay
Little Honda
Wasn’t Born To Follow
Cool Metro 
Hanky Panky Nohow  (without YH & NC)
Entire show with Nels Cline on guitar & Yuka C. Honda on electronics