The gigs start November 29 and wrap December 6. According to the band, “each show will have different additional acts on the bill. We’re still working on it and may be working on it right up to the start of the shows.”

Tickets are $20 with each show being a benefit. Included in the ticket price is a new, three-song Christmas EP.

Frontman Ira Kaplan explained to Rolling Stone before last year’s event, “I was not Bar Mitzvahed or anything. I am not remotely religious, close to anti- in fact. Even still, I consider myself Jewish, even though I’m not a religious Jew, and I like the idea of participating in the holidays on my own terms.”

The first string of concerts featured opening acts Lambchop, Hypnolovewheel, Annie Hayden, and Consonant, among others, as well as comedians David Greenberger, Janeane Garofalo, and David Cross. Other artists who showed up sometime during the eight-night jam session were Terry Adams, Jon Spencer, Kurt Wagner, and Todd Barry.

In other Yo La Tengo news, the band is halfway through recording their new album. To tide fans over until it’s ready, an EP, Nuclear War, will be released on November 19.