They Might Be Giants Play for Kids (and Grownups Later)

Alternative rock legends They Might Be Giants are definitely big, selling out two shows -- one for kids, one for adults on same day at 9:30 Club.

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Alfredo Flores
Always looking to expand their musical horizons, They Might Be Giants hosted a show for both kids and adults, and one just for adults at the 9:30 Club -- selling out both.
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Alfredo Flores
They Might Be Giants’ appeal to children is easy to see and hear, with their folksy tunes about science (paleontology, evolution, astronomy, chemistry, anatomy and more), and a fun portion of the concert sung by sock puppets called "The Avatars of They."
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Alfredo Flores
They Might Be Giants are 2009 Grammy winners, and their current U.S. tour is in support of their new "Here Comes Science" --arguably the coolest science-based children’s album of all time.
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Alfredo Flores
Combining a knack for infectious melodies with a quirky, bizarre sense of humor and a vaguely avant-garde aesthetic borrowed from the New York post-punk underground, They Might Be Giants became one of the most unlikely alternative success stories of the late '80s and early '90s.
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Alfredo Flores
They Might Be Giants reference everything from British Invasion to Tin Pan Alley, while making allusion to pulp fiction and former President James K. Polk.
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Alfredo Flores
They Might Be Giants took their name from a George C. Scott film and performed their original material with a drum machine.
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Alfredo Flores
They Might Be Giants’ duo of John Flansburgh and John Linnell borrowed from everywhere, but their freewheeling eclecticism was enhanced by their arcane, geeky sense of humor.
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Alfredo Flores
Initially, the band -- despite building a cult following on the Manhattan underground -- had a hard time getting a record deal, so they set up Dial-A-Song, a phone line that played songs on an answering machine, as a way to get their music heard.
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Alfredo Flores
They Might Be Giants' Dial-A-Song worked, leading to their first record deal with indie label Bar/None, and over the years it was a successful venture; at one point, the service was receiving hundreds of calls a day.
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Alfredo Flores
TMBG's best-known songs include "Birdhouse in Your Soul," "Don't Let's Start" and their cover of "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)."
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