Hanukkah starts tonight at sundown. Yo La Tengo kick off their annual 8-night run of Hanukkah shows at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, New Jersey. All shows are sold out. Sorry.
I tried to find some hip, contemporary Hanukkah music, but um…
- “Hip-Hop Hanukkah” by nerdcore rapper MC Eric B. (Offensive? Funny? Both?);
- “Hanukkah Rocks,” by the Levees (who play the music in the above video, too, and who may or may not have done shots of Nyquil before recording the apparently ironically titled “Hanukkah Rocks”);
- An Early Holiday MP3 Mix from BrooklynVegan features a few Hanukkah songs, as does this 2006 entry (yay, Klezmatics!).
“Star Star,” by the Frames