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Events of 1983 | Shows of 1983 | Songs of 1983

  • The Johns perform their second live show, which is their first under the name They Might Be Giants. They are accompanied by a homemade rhythm track tape, and as it is occurring during a snowstorm, it is only attended by 23 friends but is still largely a success.
  • The first TMBG demo tape is recorded, as can be heard in Podcast 32A.
  • Late in the year, Flansburgh's apartment is broken into and Linnell breaks his wrist in a bike accident. As an attempt to maintain their visibility while unable to perform live, the band sets up Dial-A-Song.