Mailing List Archive/2008-02-08
"Here it is, the most eagerly anticipated kids' music release of the year. They Might Be Giants' Here Come the 123s, to be released this Tuesday, February 5. Almost exactly three years after the release of Here Come the ABCs, was this release worth the wait?
The words of Stefan Shepherd, the Greil Marcus of kids' music. Read his thoughtful review of the new kids project at this link:
Get the super deluxe DVD/CD set everybody is talking about!
Here Come the 123s! Get it RIGHT NOW from Amazon -
...and at better brick and mortar stores everywhere!
They Might Be Giants reunite with the Bros. Chaps!
EVERY WEEK THERE IS A FREE VIDEO PODCAST FOR KIDS!
This week's episode includes the brand new song "Figure 8" animated by the talented Brothers Chaps, creators of Homestar Runner. Also check out John and John's alternate personae The Queen of England and the Hippie Man as they sing about Valentine's Day. And even more!
Post it! Blog it! Forward this email!
Tell all your friends with kids!
They Might Be Giants are performing these special shows especially for kids and parents!
These are their only area kids' shows THIS YEAR!
Saturday, March 15th
Atlanta, GA at Variety Playhouse! Specially priced tickets for groups of 4!
Saturday, March 29th
Portsmouth, NH at The Music Hall
Sunday, April 20th
New York City at Town Hall
TWO BIG SHOWS BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Attention hater players, best boys and key rings! It's FLANSBLOG 9000.
Just in! This hand-written message just fell off the back of the transparent motorbike of John Flansburgh:
Robin G. and I are currently in Nante, France checking in with the Royal De Luxe's spectacle "The Revolt of the Mannequins" (which is an ever evolving art work involving, yes, mannequins in store windows.) We're also seeing an act I've wanted to see in person for a while, the Tiger Lillies from the UK (they did the Shockheaded Peter show off-Broadway a few years back). So it's a much needed week off for us, in the land of quality bread.
When I'm closer to something resembling high speed, I'll be posting some photos of the Royal De Luxe stuff on the blog, but none of the images really sum up the idea of the thing, which is a crazy sprawl of work.
Til then, rock on and on!
John Flansburgh, age 47"
UPCOMING RADIO APPEARANCES!
ON WORLD CAFE! This Friday, Feb. 8
2pm to 4pm EST AT www.xpn.org/listen_live/listen.php
After the broadcast it will be posted on the NPR site at
AN HOUR OF TMBG ON XM KIDS
Hosted by John F. of TMBG
Airs EST Friday at 8pm, Sat. at 9am & 5pm, and Sunday at noon.
Where to hear it if you don't have XM? We aren't sure!
ATTENTION OMAHA FANS AND FRIENDS!
This Monday, February 11th at The Waiting Room is ROCK MOVIE NIGHT
featuring - Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns).
This fine cinematic program begins at 8 pm and is open to ages 21+.
NO COVER CHARGE!!!
Click here for more info - www.onepercentproductions.com
(You need to scroll down on the schedule to see it)
See the latest videos from TMBG!
NEW BLOG STUFF
Check in with the TMBG blog!
TMBG MARCHING FORWARD ONTO THE TOUR BUS!
Wed. Feb. 27 Cleveland, OH at Beachland Ballroom
Thu. Feb. 28 Bloomington, IN at Bluebird Nightclub
Fri. Feb. 29 Madison, WI at Barrymore Theatre
Sat. Mar. 1 Omaha, NE at Slowdown
Sun. Mar. 2 Columbia, MO at Bluenote
Tue. Mar. 4 Dallas, TX at House of Blues
Wed. Mar. 5 Austin, TX at Stubb's Outdoor BBQ
Thu. Mar. 6 Houston, TX at Meridian
Fri. Mar. 7 New Orleans, LA at House of Blues
Sat. Mar. 8 Jackson, MS at Hal & Mal's
Sun. Mar. 9 Birmingham, AL at Workplay
Tue. Mar 11 Tampa, FL at Jannus Landing
Wed. Mar 12 Ft. Lauderdale, FL at Revolution
Thu. Mar. 13 Orlando, FL at House of Blues
Fri. Mar. 14 Jacksonville, FL at Free Bird Live
Sat. Mar. 15th Atlanta, GA at Variety Playhouse - TWO SHOWS!!!
3:00 pm all-ages KIDS' SHOW!!
6:30 pm just added! ROCK show for GROWN-UPS only!!
tix go onsale tomorrow morning here -
Sun. Mar. 16 Charlottesville, VA at Satellite Ballroom
Fri. Mar. 28th Somerville, MA at Somerville Theatre
Sat. Mar. 29 Portsmouth, NH at The Music Hall
2pm All-Ages Family Show!
8pm Grown-Up Rock Show!
Sun. Mar. 30th Burlington, VT at Higher Ground
Sun. Apr. 20th New York, NY at Town Hall - TWO FAMILY SHOWS!
1:00 pm show:
4:30 pm show: