Yo La Tengo Puts a Spell on Buffalo

Thursday, September 13 saw iconic indie rockers Yo La Tengo settle into an evening within the confines of Asbury Hall at Babeville in Buffalo. With no opener the first set found the trio testing their footing with a concise selection of mostly mellow tunes showcasing Ira Kaplan’s whisper sung lyrics. In contrast, the second set wasted little time upping the tempo and intensity as the band delved into the more sonically adventurous side of their catalogue.

Photography by Matt Shotwell / Strawberry Island Dweller