Feb 27th, 2010. 2:00 p.m.
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts presents an afternoon of family-friendly tunes with Grammy Award-winning alternative rock band, They Might Be Giants on February 27th, 2010, at 2:00 p.m., at the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall.
Winners of the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album, They Might Be Giants has been making rock music for adults and kids alike for over twenty years. Their repertoire features critically acclaimed music for film and TV, including the Grammy Award-winning theme song from Malcolm in the Middle, “Boss of Me,” and the theme song for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. For the first time, the band will grace our stage for a performance of their extensive repertoire of hit family-friendly songs, from their critically acclaimed albums Here Come the ABC’s and Here Come the 123’s.
They Might Be Giants was founded by John Linnell and John Flansburgh more than two decades ago in Brooklyn, New York. They are often joined on stage and in recordings by Dan Miller, Danny Wienkauf, Marty Beller, Dan Levine, and Curt Ramm. Best known for their unconventional, experimental style, the band has sold millions of records and continues to play to sold-out crowds of all ages worldwide. Their many albums include the self-titled debut They Might Be Giants; Lincoln, which featured the popular song “Ana Ng;” Flood, which went platinum with songs such as “Birdhouse In Your Soul” and a cover of “Istanbul (Not Constantinople);” and The Else. In September, They Might Be Giants released a full length children’s album and an animated DVD called Here Comes Science. The band also released a children’s picture book in November called Kids Go! illustrated by Pascal Campion, which includes a music DVD.
In the late 1990s, They might be giants began expanding their horizons to include work in television, movies, and the internet, most notably contributing the opening theme to Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
They Might Be Giants also has a free monthly podcast which has turned into an underground national favorite, routinely popping up in the top ten on iTunes music podcast chart with thousands of subscribers participating. The podcast, which includes exclusive new material and unique songs from the vaults, is hosted by public radio’s beloved Cecil Portesque. The band has also collaborated with homestarrunner.com, an animated internet cartoon site mixing surreal humor with references to 1970’s, 80’s, and 90’s pop culture.
Adrienne Arsht Center Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL, 33132