Mailing List Archive/2011-09-20
Chicago show is almost sold out!
Flood show in San Francisco booked but not announced?
Full gig details at the bottom of this email!
CLOISONNÉ VIDEO IS OUT ON YOUTUBE!
JF: "The story behind the song Cloisonne is pretty discombobulated. In an experimental period of putting Join Us together we created a series of electronic beats entirely without song ideas behind them. The idea was to make the tiniest drum machine-based beats that were still exciting. I probably spent twelve hours just editing and tweaking these sounds with no particular song in mind. The lyric is kind of from a Rat Pack point of view--like the guy singing is really into his own swagger, but he's also kind of out of date and out of it. The idea of not knowing what a sleestak is does come from my real life--I am actually exactly a year too old to have watched that show. Having to have Land of the Lost explained to you is slightly undignified, but thus is the fate of those who get old.
This version of the song is essentially our live band arrangement of the song. John L. is playing a bass clarinet, and we took Stan Harrison's inspired, highly chromatic sax intro and outro and mangled it in our fashion. Our apologies to Stan!"
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS JOIN US TOUR DATES AND TICKET INFO
They Might be Giants are on tour across the United States! Songs from Join Us, unexpected old songs, and a brand new stage set up with a disorientingly huge video display and light show. Jonathan Coulton is opening many of these shows.
with Jonathan Coulton opening
9/20 Cincinnati OH Southgate House - http://ticketf.ly/join-us-cinci
9/21 Louisville KY FREE CONCERT Waterfront Park - http://on.fb.me/qG7F8s
9/22 Indianapolis IN The Vogue - http://bit.ly/join-us-indianapolis
9/23 Chicago IL Vic Theatre - http://bit.ly/oRv145
9/24 St. Louis MO The Pageant - http://bit.ly/join-us-st-louis
9/25 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom - http://bit.ly/join-us-tulsa
9/27 Nashville TN Cannery Ballroom - http://bit.ly/join-us-nashville
9/28 Asheville NC Orange Peel - http://bit.ly/join-us-asheville
9/29 Richmond VA The National - http://bit.ly/join-us-richmond
9/30 Philadelphia PA Theatre of Living Arts - http://bit.ly/join-us-philadelphia
with nobody opening
10/1 Boston MA Berklee Performance Center (show A-M) - http://bit.ly/join-us-boston-early
10/1 Boston MA Berklee Performance Center (show N-Z) - http://bit.ly/join-us-boston-late
with Gold Motel
10/28 Milwaukee WI Pabst Theatre - http://bit.ly/join-us-milwaukee
10/29 Minneapolis MN First Avenue - http://bit.ly/join-us-minneapolis
10/30 Iowa City, IA Englert Theatre http://bit.ly/join-us-iowa-city
11/1 Omaha, NE Slowdown - http://bit.ly/join-us-omaha
11/2 Kansas City MO Beaumont Club - http://bit.ly/join-us-kansas-city
11/3 Boulder, CO Boulder Theatre - http://bit.ly/join-us-boulder
with Coulton back again
11/4 Salt Lake City UT The Depot - http://bit.ly/join-us-slc
11/5 Boise ID Knitting Factory - http://ticketf.ly/join-us-boise
11/6 Spokane WA Knitting Factory - http://ticketf.ly/join-us-spokane
11/8 Vancouver BC Venue - http://bit.ly/join-us-vancouverbc
11/9 Seattle WA Showbox SoDo - http://bit.ly/join-us-seattle
11/10 Portland OR Crystal Ballroom - http://bit.ly/join-us-portland
11/11 Arcata, CA Van Duzer Theatre - http://bit.ly/join-us-arcata
11/12 San Francisco CA Fillmore on sale 6/26 - http://bit.ly/join-us-san-fran12th
11/13 San Francisco CA Fillmore FLOOD SHOW -http://bit.ly/join-us-san-fran13th
11/16 Anaheim CA House of Blues - http://bit.ly/join-us-anaheim
11/17 San Diego CA Belly Up - http://bit.ly/join-us-san-diego
No opener set up yet on this one
11/24 FREE CONCERT Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun's Wolf's Den TMBGs 6th Annual Audience Appreciation Show
11/26 Washington DC 9:30 Club - http://ticketf.ly/join-us-washington-dc
SHOWS COMING UP IN LATE JANUARY AND EARLY FEBRUARY
Santa Cruz Los Angeles Tempe Tucson Dallas Austin Houston New Orleans Tampa Orlando Atlanta
Hear JOHN and JOHN on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED
See the Avatars au naturel in the video to Spolier Alert
Rochester sound check going well
Read A Book stop motion backstage clip
Ithaca Show not going so well
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