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Yo La Tengo has proved ever more mischievous than its early, politely mannered music let on. The Hoboken, N.J., band graduated from folk/pop to noise rock by its third album, President Yo La Tengo (1989), but even that outburst couldn't predict the fun to come. Its fuzz-draped, 1997 cover of the Beach Boys' "Little Honda" might've driven Brian Wilson to the madhouse if he wasn't there already, and The Sounds of the Sounds of Science (2002), its sultry instrumental soundtrack to an underwater documentary, is the sole entry in the aqua-erotica category. Taking the cheeky cake is its latest release, 2006's return to genre-defying form righteously titled I Am Not Afraid Of You and I Will Beat Your Ass (Matador). Spouses Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley also enjoy bullying other people's music — sometimes for charity, as with WFMU benefit Yo La Tengo Is Murdering the Classics, and sometimes for kicks, under the garage-rocking, finger-flipping pseudonym Condo F—ks. The A-Bones (featuring Kaplan on keys), Redondo Beat and Royal Pendletons open. Tickets $10.

Condo F——ks

10 p.m. Mon., April 27

One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., 569-8361; www.oneeyedjacks.net

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