Channeling Chilton feat. Yo La Tengo with Jon Spencer and Russell Simins – City Winery, New York City, NY, US (28 July 2010)

Channeling Chilton: A Night of Alex Chilton’s Music @ City Winery including Yo La Tengo with Jon Spencer and Russell Simins at City Winery, New York City, NY, US on 28 July 2010.

Live Photo: Mark Rifkin (
Set List / Info: via


Chris Stamey, Sondre Lerche with Laura Chilton on flute, Anton Fier (drums) – Kangaroo
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Yo La Tengo – Take Care
YLT – My Baby Just Cares For Me
YLT – Windows Hotel
Yo Lo Tengo & Jon Spencer – Bangkok
Yo Lo Tengo with Jon Spencer & Russell Simins – Rock Hard
Yo La Tengo with Jon Spencer & Alan Vega – Rubber Room
AV & YLT – Dream Baby, Dream
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Box Tops – Free Again
Box Tops – Choo Choo Train
Box Tops – Cry Like A Baby
Box Tops – Soul Deep
Box Tops – Neon Rainbow
Box Tops – The Letter
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Ronnie Spector – Walking In The Rain
Terry Manning & Ronnie Spector – Baby You’re Ok
Dan Kroha (Gories)- Te-Na-Ne-Na-Noo
Marshall Crenshaw – Daili Lama
MC – Guantanamerika
MC – Little GTO
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Stamey with Lisa Aldredge – Downs CS & LA – Jesus Christ
Stamey (guitar,vocals), Auer, Gene Holder (bass), Terry Manning (guitar), Jody – In The Street
Auer (vocals) – Back Of A Car
Jody (vocals) – Way Out West
Auer & Manning (vocals) – When My Baby’s Beside Me
Evan Dando & Auer – Night Time
Auer (vocals), Jody, Manning, Box Tops Bass Player – Thirteen
Jody (vocals), Auer – Blue Moon
Sondre Lerche – Ballad Of El Goodo
Auer (vocals) – september Girls
Jesse Malin (Vocals) – Alex Chilton

An ensemble led by Chris Stamey did the opening number; Kangaroo. Yo La Tengo did three songs and then acted as backing band for two from John Spencer and two from Alan Vega. The surviving Box Tops did a solid set. There was a mixed combo of musicians who’d worked with Alex through the years and they backed a couple of different vocalists. I don’t know what Ronnie Spector’s association with Alex Chilton was, but she did two songs, which was really fun. The final lineup was a Jody Stephens-led Big Star facsimilie, which was great. The evening ended with Jesse Malin raving it up on The Replacements’ Alex Chilton – a great closer.