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Yo La Tengo

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Three people in the shade beneath a bridge - two are sat on wooden chairs looking in opposite directions, one man stands behind them both with his hands clasped together, looking at the camera. A beautiful city skyline sits behind the three in the distance.

Yo La Tengo’s uninterrupted 30-years-and-counting career is unparalleled in its creative breadth and refusal to rest on laurels – spanning everything from piercing, frantic art rock to minimalist and ethereal dream pop.

One of the most beloved and respected bands in America, Ira Kaplan, George Hubley and James McNew have enjoyed success entirely on their own terms. The group’s uncompromising nature has been crucial in establishing Yo La Tengo as a cornerstone of experimental indie rock – collaborating with everyone from Homer Simpson to Yoko Ono, portraying the Velvet Underground in “I Shot Andy Warhol” and even creating a holiday tradition unto themselves with their series of Hanukkah shows.

The Hoboken, New Jersey-based group have explored the extremes of feedback-driven noise-rock and sweetly melodic pop, shading their work with equal parts scholarly composure and fannish enthusiasm. Loved by critics, audiences and loyal fans alike, Yo La Tengo embody adventurous eclecticism, defiant independence, and restless creative ambition — three qualities that virtually guarantee music press acclaim.

Presented by Bristol Beacon

Standing show

Age: 14+ (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)

Doors: 19.00
Yo La Tengo: 20:00
Finish: 23.00

Ticket price includes £1.00 restoration levy for SWX

“There is such a hypnotic quality to their music complimented by an ear for pop hooks… it’s impossible not to be charmed by this incredibly influential act.”

London in Stereo

The venue

SWX Bristol

Getting There

Address: SWX Bristol, 15 Nelson St, Bristol BS1 2JY

The venue is situated on Nelson Street, next to Broadmead and Silver Street.


You can reach SWX Via most cycle routes into the City Centre. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

The closest public car park is Nelson Street Car Park 160m from the venue.

  Bristol Clean Air Zone

SWX is located within the Bristol Clean Air Zone. View a map of the Zone and check if your vehicle will be charged.


Bristol bus station is 290m from the venue where most bus services stop. The closest bus stop is on Nelson Street, right outside of the venue.

Access Information

SWX is a multistory venue with a customer lift located at the back of the venue. To arrange lift access please email

Parking & drop off

Drop-off is possible on Fairfax St and there is limited metred on-street parking. There is nearby parking at The Galleries and Nelson Street.

Accessible toilets

SWX has accessible toilets.

Carer pass

A free pass for carers is offered per ticket holder.

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