This is not a nostalgia show ... it's more like a data recovery show.
-John Linnell, 29 November 2015, 20:42
Almost 20 years ago, I had the good fortune of being introduced to They Might Be Giants by several of my core group of college friends. By that point they had been performing as a full band for several years, instead of the two musicians and a tape machine that they started out as. I remember hearing that ages ago, shortly after they started performing with a full band, they did shows where the opening act was themselves, just the Johns and a tape machine.
I was insanely jealous of these people.
All that jealousy has has finally paid off, as tonight I got to see They Might Be Giants at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, with special opening act ... They Might Be Giants (and a tape machine). For extra special bonus, they dragged out The Stick, so I finally got to see that in person too.
Pics from the show.