They Might Be Giants has been one of my favorite bands for nearly thirty years, but I haven’t featured them much here in PopCult. To rectify this oversight, here’s the band in concert at The Kennedy Center. This show was recorded October 2, 2010, and captures Johns, Flansburgh and Linnel, with their full back-up band.
One of the most prolific bands on the face of the Earth, in 2015 they will be releasing 52 original recordings at www.dialasong.com. One of the coolest things about the original radio incarnation of Radio Free Charleston was that, alongside the great local music, I also played alternative and progressive music. One night I played TMBG doing their song “Youth Culture Killed My Dog,” which may have led to the band being booked on Mountain Stage a year later.