Shows/1987-05-10

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They Might Be Giants
— with Multi-act show, see below for list opening —
CBGB in New York, NY
May 10, 1987 at 9:00 PM


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Written up in the May 30, 1987 issue of Cashbox:[1]

JOHN FLANSBURGH of They Might Be Giants organized an AIDS benefit concert at CBGBs featuring performances by six of New York’s finest indie bands - Glenn Morrow’s Rage To Live, They Might Be Giants, The Ordinaires, Peter Stampfel and The Bottlecaps, The Cucumbers, and The Last RoundUp. Morrow played “Amore Taken” and other new songs, the Giants used a large vaudeville stage hook as a musical instrument, Stampfel revved up “96 Tears,” and The Ordinaires did their contrapuntal thing. But more importantly, the concert raised more than $1,200 to battle an epidemic that Washington refuses to fight in anything resembling a responsible manner. The music industry has already taken the lead with “That’s What Friends Are For,” which has reportedly raised more than a million dollars so far for the American Foundation For AIDS Research. Now is the time for someone like Bob Geldof to organize a massive AIDS-Aid benefit concert, enlisting the support of superstars from Bruce Springsteen on down. And if Geldof isn’t available, well, maybe Flansburgh has some ideas of his own.