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Posted March 27, 2020 by Jeff in Tunes
 
 

They Might Be Giants to Broadcast a 2015 Brooklyn Concert

They Might Be Giants photo by Sam Graff
They Might Be Giants photo by Sam Graff

Today (Friday, March 27) at 7pm EST, They Might Be Giants will broadcast a Brooklyn show from October of 2015 with a real-time watch party where fans can chat with other TMBGers.

The performance will stream on They Might Be Giants’ official YouTube channel, where fans can also take a deep dive into Dial-A-Song, 35 TMBG videos for kids and John F’s “Low Stakes” playlist.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of their platinum album Flood, the album that made the group into an international act, and the band was slated to perform Flood in its entirety along with tracks from Mink Car, TMBG’s notorious “lost” album. Due to coronavirus concerns, the band has rescheduled “evening with” March, April and May 2020 shows to later this year and 2021.

The group started innocently enough decades ago with a Dial-A-Song service that was powered by a lone phone machine. Since then, it has delivered 22 albums. It never abandoned the Dial-A-Song posts, however, and you can still check them out at dialasong.com. Anyone who lives in the states can call toll free at +1-844-387-6962 for the “authentic telephonic experience. “

To commemorate Flood’s anniversary, the band has also issued a special Flood picture disk re-issue that features original album cover art as well as a brand new animated psychedelic zoetrope image of TMBG ephemera created by Paul Sahre.

Photos: Sam Graff


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Jeff started writing about rock ’n’ roll some 20 years ago when he stood in the pouring rain to hitch hike his way to see R.E.M. on their Life’s Rich Pageant tour. Since that time, he's written for various daily newspapers, alt-weeklies, magazines and websites. Feel free to comment on his posts or suggest music, film and art to him at jeff@whopperjaw.net.