Mailing List Archive/2005-03-21

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Shows this week! 2 special Los Angeles shows, San Diego, and free shows in San Francisco and Seattle! Full details at bottom of message!

NEW FREE MP3s AT TMBG.COM From Flansburgh: "Just 12 hours since we fell off our collective couches watching the Simpsons last night. The new episode ended with Istanbul, Not Constantinople. Very exciting (but why are we always the last to know about this stuff?)! We've been ensconced in the sun-free studios of NYC working on that always difficult 11th album, songs for a couple of fancy Hollywood movies (!?!), and preparing ourselves for the next evolution in live shows. On Thursday we are in Los Angeles on the Sunset Strip, performing at the House of Blues. This is an 18+ show, being filmed for Music Choice. We will be doing an opening set of selections from Venue Songs and will be joined for the performance by our good pal Andy Richter, pictured below, who will be narrating the proceedings. (he's the one on the left...)

We will also be performing a free in-store performance at Amoeba Records. Navigating the terminology "for everyone" is always suspect and especially dynamic for TMBG these days, so we have created the...

They Might Be Giants In-Store Mission Statement: To strive for excellence in an overcrowded but safe family-friendly atmosphere that is as musically stimulating and emotionally unavailable as They Might Be Giants' adult shows, with no Raffi after taste.

The Amoeba show will be about a half hour and performed on what we are told is a highly legitimate stage for a record store. We will also be signing whatever you might care to have us sign and giving away delightful sticker sheets (which surprisingly are a big hit with adults). Pre-signed CDs and DVDs will be available day of show for the busy busy people of LA who aren't up for braving the crowd. We will also be performing Venue Songs in San Diego County, our debut performance at legendary Belly Up in Solana Beach with an undisclosed special guest narrator, along with our favorite extra-loud rock songs. Hope to see you somewhere out there! Your pal- Flans"

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3/24 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues West Hollywood MusicChoice taping plus TMBGs special Venue Songs set with Andy Richter narrating. Box office is 323.848.5100 or stay right here and order through Ticketmaster

3/25 Los Angeles, CA FREE SHOW Amoeba Records - 6400 W Sunset Blvd, 7 PM - families especially invited!

3/26 Solana Beach, CA (San Diego area) The Belly Up, 9PM - tix at Ticketmaster

3/27 San Francisco, CA FREE SHOW Borders Union Square - 400 Post St., EARLY! 4 PM - Happy Easter!

3/28 Seattle, WA FREE SHOW Easy Street Records 20 W. Mercer St., 7 PM