They Might Be Giants pay respect to science at SummerStage Family Day (pics)
While last weekend's Basement Bhangra event saw a lot of families turn up at SummerStage, this weekend's show (8/12) was specifically geared towards families. Renowned alt-rock outfit and OG Williamsburgers They Might Be Giants performed a 90-minute set for the Family Day show. Also on the Family Day bill: a puppet show (no Spinal Tap jokes!) and guest DJ Bill Childs, host of Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child, did a short setas well.
Led by John Flansburgh and John Linnell, TMBG performed a science-friendly set of songs for people of all ages, including "Electric Car," "Why Does the Sun Shine?" and "Science is Real," as well as some of their classics like "Istambul (Not Constantinople" and "Birdhouse in Your Soul." Kids were seen sporting the band's "Science is Real" shirt (take that EPA chief!) but, more importantly, a lot of kids were dancing around or bopping about, whether they were in the front row), on one of their parent's shoulders or in their stroller. Check out photos from the show above and the setlist is below.
TMBG will play to a more adult crowd at New Years shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
SETLIST: They Might Be Giants @ Central Park SummerStage 8/12/2017
Why Does the Sun Shine?
I Never go to Work (Seven Days of the Week)
Clap Your Hands
Alphabet of Nations
Science is Real
Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
Oh You Did?
I am a Paleontologist
Birdhouse in Your Soul
The Famous Polka