Posted in music | tour dates on April 30, 2009

DOWNLOAD: They Might Be Giants - Live in Prospect Park 7/30/04 (clip) (MP3)

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They Might Be Giants will be playing a free 'Celebrate Brooklyn' show at the Prospect Park Bandshell on Saturday, July 11th (which according to a commenter will be a show for kids).

They're one of many bands playing the park this summer. The entire lineup of free shows has not yet been announced, but we know that it includes the opening night with David Byrne, and an indie-friendly show with Dr. Dog and Phosphorescent on June 27th.

Shows at the park that cost money include MGMT, Suckers and Kuroma (sold out), Animal Collective (second night still on sale), Jackson Browne (still on sale), and Bonnie Rait and Taj Mahal (tickets now on sale).

The NY Philharmonic, though not in the bandshell, will be in Prospect Park too, playing a July 15th show. In addition, the orchestra is playing the Great Lawn in Central Park, which is not to be confused with Central Park Summerstage which recently announced their whole summer schedule.

They Might Be Giants played other Prospect Park shows in past years, including 1995 and 2004. An official bootleg of their '04 show is for sale as a download on the band's site. Check out a clip from that recording above.

They Might Be Giants have been playing NYC's (Le) Poisson Rouge almost monthly from the end of 2008 through March. They're at the venue again on May 30th. Tickets are still on sale. It's not free, but it's much more intimate (and not kids music) (though it's not clear if this LPR show will have a theme like some or all of the others did).

Before then, TMBG is also doing two separate sets at the Tarrytown Music Hall on May 9th. Tickets for both the early family show and the late rock show are on sale.

All TMBG tour dates, with "video" from the band's '95 Prospect Park set, below...

[1/10] TMBG - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY (07/09/95)

[2/10] TMBG - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY (07/09/95)

[3/10] TMBG - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY (07/09/95)

[4/10] TMBG - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY (07/09/95)

[5/10] TMBG - Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY (07/09/95)

They Might Be Giants - 2009 Tour Dates
May 09 - Tarrytown NY - Family Show - Tarrytown Music Hall
May 09 - Tarrytown NY - Tarrytown Music Hall
May 22 - Kansas City MO - Beaumont Club
May 23 - Kansas City MO - Jiggle Jam
May 30 - New York NY - Le Poisson Rouge
Jun 12 - Portland ME - Port City Music Hall (21+)
Jun 13 - Boston MA - Family Show - Berklee College of Music
Jun 13 - Boston MA - Berklee College of Music
Jun 14 - New Haven CT - International Festival of Arts and Ideas
Jul 11 - Brooklyn, NY - Prospect Park Bandshell
Oct 17 - Kutztown, PA - Kutztown University, Schaeffer Auditorium
Oct 18 - New York, NY - Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (2pm)

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Comments (9)

TMBG in Brooklyn for free...sounds good! Thanks for the heads up!

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 12:49 PM

"They Might Be Giants played similar Prospect Park shows in past years"

Actually, no. This year's show is children's music.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 12:53 PM

Dr Dog for free @ Prospect Park? Awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 1:40 PM

The Prospect Park show is a day time show for kids. TMBG put out children albums as well. They do the family shows at LPR as well. Don't expect to hear their "hits".

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 2:26 PM

...so they won't play Fibber Island, Clap Your Hands or Alphabet of Nations...nuts!

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 2:32 PM

If by "hits" you mean songs like Birdhouse In Your Soul, Dr. Worm, Istanbul, and Particle Man, then DO expect to hear their hits. They play those songs at just about every kids show.

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 2:45 PM

Wow. I shot that "video"!

no joke. I took my dads camcorder to the show with my friends Damien and Mike (and maybe Mark and Seth?) and you can actually see them during the intro to "The Guitar" making faces. I've always loved how the mid section of that version of the Guitar starts to sound like some droning Sonic Youth jam. (last video starting at about 2:30 until 3:10)
Pretty sublime moment.
What a trip.

J

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 5:11 PM

Kids shows are irritating as hell.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2009 11:54 AM

Does anyone know how the ticketing for the kids show is going to work?

Posted by Shannon | May 1, 2009 4:43 PM

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