There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Yo La Tengo‘s Electr-O-Pura is built around a series of guitar and organ drones both languorous and anxious—and seldom less than beautiful. Most songs seem to have arisen from group jams, and like those on 1993’s Painful, they should come into their own live, as they are spun into great, pulsing loops of sound. Georgia Hubley’s soft, drifting vocals grace the finest tracks—this year the one to hear should be “Pablo and Andrea,” apparently named after photographer Robert Frank’s children, and an elegy to his daughter, killed in a 1974 plane crash. With Lambchop at 10:30 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 930 F St. NW. $9. (202) 393-0930. (Glenn Dixon)