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Yo La Tengo has lit up the indie scene for three decades, part of an underground revolution that defied corporate music conglomerates, eschewed pop radio, and found a third way. Going behind the scenes of one of the most remarkable eras in American music history, Big Day Coming traces the patient rise of husband-and-wife team Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, who—over three decades—helped forge a spandex-and-hairspray-free path to the global stage, selling millions of records along the way and influencing countless bands.
Using the continuously vital Yo La Tengo as a springboard, Big Day Coming uncovers the history of the legendary clubs, bands, zines, labels, record stores, college radio stations, fans, and pivotal figures that built the infrastructure of the now-prevalent indie rock world. Journalist and freeform radio DJ Jesse Jarnow draws on all-access interviews and archives for mesmerizing trip through contemporary music history told through one of its most creative and singular acts.
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...Mr. Jarnow has written extensively about the Grateful Dead...and Mr. Kaplan is a long-time fan.Read Full Review of Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo a... | See more reviews from WSJ online
....it's always allowed the music to be its narrative because the members are private people who philosophically and emotionally shun celebrity and because their stories just aren't that interesting.Read Full Review of Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo a... | See more reviews from LA Times
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