Mailing List Archive/2002-10-07
Madison, St. Paul, Chicago, Dekalb, Urbana, Cleveland
Hey hey Flansburgh here- We're preparing the band for the big Oct. run with Dave Eggers and the McSweeney's. Just so everyone understands how the "special" gigs work- we're playing essentially a full set with the extra special band of Dans, after a special set where we accompany Dave and other McSweeney's writers (playing songs from Issue #6 and others). Opening up is the Trachtenburg Family Slide Show Players (who will be appearing on Conan on Nov. 5, so set your make-believe Tivo!). This is a guaranteed BIG NIGHT OUT not to be repeated so if you are in DC, Philly, St. Paul or Chicago- get yourself out the door and to the show!
We have also made a promise to ourselves that we will have a new, free MP3 on the www.theymightbegiants.com site THIS WEDNESDAY. Get "Your Mom's Alright" with Mike Doughty while it's still there!
With a four star review in Rolling Stone (!) the Rhino compilation is out in stores- and I gotta say- the package is super cool. Ants galore! 52 songs and many rare photos, including a sweet one from our very first gig. Or if you prefer not leaving your keyboard (we understand) it is totally available at Amazon at this really elaborate link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00006IZOC/ref%3Dbr%5Fm%5Fnr%5F3/002-49
(Amazingly, they are already selling "used" copies, and probably in pristine "never listened to" rock critic condition!)
As per usual, there will be a live chat at www.tmbg.com
at 10pm EST.
These are the dates: 10/18 Washington DC TMBG/McSweeney Lisner Auditorium 10/19 Philadelphia, PA TMBG/McSweeney Theater of the Living Arts 10/21 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theatre 10/22 Bloomington, IN Axis 10/23 Madison, WI Orpheum 10/24 St. Paul, MN TMBG/ McSweeney Fitzgerald Theater 10/25 Chicago, IL TMBG/ McSweeney Performing Arts Chicago 10/26 Chicago, IL TMBG/ McSweeney Performing Arts Chicago 10/26 Chicago, IL Borders in Oak Park, 2 PM 1144 Lake St Oak Park, IL 60301 10/28 Dekalb, IL Otto's 10/29 Urbana, IL The Canopy Club 10/31 Cleveland OH Odeon11/1 Buffalo, NY Showplace Theatre