VIDEO: The Freewheelin' Yo La Tengo live at the MFA

Video: Yo La Tengo, "Fourth Time Around" (live at the MFA)

Yo La Tengo's collective amiability, good sense of humor, and lengthy catalog of songs made them a natural for a VH1 Storytellers-esque tour like "The Freewheelin' Yo La Tengo," which the band brought to the MFA two Thursdays ago. The band played two different career-spanning sets of originals and covers, fielding questions from the audience in between songs about things ranging from celebrities who are surprising fans of the band (like Entourage's Adrian Greiner) to their oddest onstage moment (which involved a friend of theirs singing a song in the nude.) The only question they wouldn't answer was the one they claimed was the first one they had gotten asked at each previous stop on the tour - "What happened to the Mets?" This was at the early performance, anyway, we didn't stick around for part two. Above, video of their performance of their version of Agent Zimmerman's "Fourth Time Around," which appears on the soundtrack to I'm Not There. Two more videos, and discussion of their "strike-breaking" performance with the cast of Saturday Night Live after the jump:

- Ryan Stewart

VIDEO: Yo La Tengo, "Mr. Tough" (live at the MFA)

VIDEO: Yo La Tengo, "Stockholm Syndrome" (live at the MFA)
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