Yo La Tengo to Kick off San Diego Music Thing 2015

San Diego Music Thing Announces 2015 Dates
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San Diego Music Thing Announces 2015 Dates

and Festival Opener Yo La Tengo

The San Diego Music Thing music and media conference will be taking place Wednesday November 11th through Saturday November 14th. Kicking of the live music portion of the festivities is seminal indie rock band Yo La Tengo who will be playing Thursday November 12th at the Observatory North Park. Multi-Day passes are and individual tickets to Yo La Tengo's show are available now.

Multi-Day Passes : Available HERE

Yo La Tengo Show (individual Tickets): HERE

Known as the "the quintessential critics' band," Yo La Tengo recently celebrated their 30th Anniversary and San Diego Music Thing is thrilled to have the band kicking off the festival as part of their tour supporting the release of their new album Stuff Like that There, out August 28th on Matador Records. The 14-track album includes covers of The Cure, Hank Williams, The Parliaments, Sun Ra, The Lovin’ Spoonful, and Darlene McCrea, among others. It also features three updated versions of Yo La Tengo originals (“All Your Secrets”, “The Ballad of Red Buckets”, and “Deeper Into Movies”), as well as two all-new songs (“Rickety” and “Awhileaway”).

At the San Diego Music Thing music and media conference registrants have the opportunity to improve their knowledge of the music business through interactive and roundtable sessions with nationally-known panelists and featured speakers who represent the best and most innovative aspects of the music business.

Evening activities which are open to the conference registrants, the San Diego community and music fans around the country, include performances from regional and national bands at venues around San Diego. The San Diego Music Thing is produced by the San Diego Music Foundation and proceeds benefit the Foundation’s experiential music programs in 75 schools around San Diego County.

Sponsored by Blue Moon Brewing Company and the City of San Diego’s Commission for Arts and Culture, all proceeds from the San Diego Music Thing benefit the San Music Foundation, a non-profit that develops music programs throughout San Diego County. The original program was "Guitars for Schools,” a partnership with Taylor Guitars to introduce guitar to music curricula in San Diego schools, as both a way to augment existing programs and to offset the loss of arts instruction due to budget cuts. Since it's inception the program has helped over 55,000 students from grades K -12.