Venue/Location: Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside, Phone: 503-225-0047
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 9:00 PM
They Might Be Giants with Jonathan Coulton
$20 advance; $23 day of show
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Brooklyn's alternative rock pioneers They Might Be Giants' barn-storming live act returns with a brand new show. Spirits will be high as the band celebrates the release of their brand new 18-song album Join Us and their 30th year of uninterrupted rocking. As always, They Might Be Giants' boundless energy and arresting melodies will engage all. How many times has a band's 15th album been one of their best? The answer is four. And one of them is Join Us, the new album by They Might Be Giants. Join Us finds John Flansburgh and John Linnell on a creative roll, making music that positively swarms with energy, invention, and an impeccable grasp of the miraculous synergy of words and music.
Jonathan Coulton is an American singer-songwriter, known for his songs about geek culture and his use of the Internet to draw fans. Among his most popular songs are "Code Monkey", "Re: Your Brains" and "Still Alive".A former computer programmer and self-described geek, Coulton tends to write quirky, witty lyrics about science fiction and technology: a man who thinks in simian terms, a mad scientist who falls in love with one of his captives, and the dangers of bacteria. Rare topical songs include 2005's "W's Duty", which sampled President George W. Bush, and 2006's "Tom Cruise Crazy".
In 2009, Coulton discovered he was playing a show in the same town, on the same night, as TMBG. A huge fan, he decided to dedicate his show to TMBG and covered their album "Flood" in its entirety.