The Giants in a photo swiped from American Songwriter

They Might Be Giants have been one of my favorite bands for nearly forty years, but I haven’t featured them much here in PopCult.  If that seems familiar, it’s because I wrote those words when I first featured this video in this spot more than eight years ago.

Once again, 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. If you think I’m simply recycling this Sunday Evening Video because I have other plans this weekend and needed to write this post in advance…that’s very astute of you. However, it’s a damned good show.

One of the most prolific bands on the face of the Earth, TMBG are still plugging away at it.

One of the coolest things about the original broadcast 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.