Jesse Jarnow is a music journalist and the host of The Frow Show on WFMU, an independent radio station based in Jersey City. His work has appeared in The London Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, and other publications. He lives in Brooklyn, where he is in the band Sloppy Heads.
He becomes immersed in the Indie music scene and evolves into an industry insider.
He tells the back story of each of the three core members of the band, giving you sufficient background to appreciate their musical journey.
A must-read for anyone interested in the history of modern American independent music.
a not-very-interesting bio of the pleasant but mysteriously-overpraised band. lots of facts, figures and dates, which may be of interest to fanatics, but little sense of characterPublished 16 months ago by dongworthy froth
As a long time Yo La Tengo fan, I really enjoyed reading every single chapter of this book, it is very complete and full of interesting information. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Luciana Eguti
I've been a YLT fan since Painful came out in 1993. I've purchased every album since on the day it was released but I've rarely gleaned anything more about the people in the band... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Thomas Raven
I came to this book as a fan of Jesse's writing but didn't know much about YLT before I started reading BIG DAY COMING. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jürgen Fauth
I was only a minor Yo La Tengo fan before I read the book. I spent a few days reading the book in the summer while simultaneously listening to the corresponding albums as they were... Read morePublished 18 months ago by H. Stilley
This book takes you from the earliest days of one of my favorite rock bands up to "Popular Songs". Read morePublished 19 months ago by johnnyjewel
A must-read for anyone interested in the history of modern American independent music. One of the most fun music biopics I have read in several years.Published 19 months ago by ERIC B JOHNSON
This book was of particular interest to me, having been a Yo La Tengo fan since the beginning, and also someone who worked in the music industry (retail record store, concert... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Donald E. Gilliland
Being a long time fan of YLT, I enjoyed the book and it's discussion of the history of the music scene which was so important to both their growth and the growth of the indie rock,... Read morePublished 20 months ago by David Maiullo