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They Might Be Giants’ Instant Fan Club is Closing Tomorrow

They Might Be Giants’ Instant Fan Club is closing enrollment tomorrow April 8th, so if you want to join get on it.  The club is a secret society and is going to be the only way to keep up with They Might Be Giants.

If you join the club you will get at an Instant Fan Club t-shirt, Brooklyn Live 2015 album download, light-up pen, membership card, Phone Power album download, 17 Phone Power Videos, and future exclusives from the club.  Club exclusive add-ons include extra t-shirts for your family are $25 each and Phone Power CDs are $10.  Basic level membership is $49.95.  Physical products will begin being shipped out on Monday May 2nd, members should expect three to four weeks for delivery.

The first exclusive from the club will be a live stream of a They Might Be Giants full show from Philadelphia on April 10th will be.  Other future plans of the club are at this time classified.

For $95 you can become an Instant Fan Club Super-President.  You will receive everything at the basic level plus a 2016 fan club Super-President t-shirt, a full-color certificate of thank you mini-poster, and exclusive guitar pick set in five colors.
All shipping costs are included in price of membership, for U.S. members only.  You can gift memberships.  If you love They Might Be Giants, or know someone who does, this is for you, or them, cause the band is taking some time off so this will be the only way to keep in touch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The band is still on tour.  So you can still catch them.

They Might Be Giants’ Instant Fan Club Oath

As a TMBG Instant Fan Club Member, 

I am a willing participant in this 

secret experiment in human happiness.

 

When asked about the Instant Fan Club I shall reply: 

“Oh, I don’t know. You must be thinking of some other band.”

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MarsCon Dementia Track and Logan Awards

MarsCon, which features the Demetia Track the world’s longest running fandom convention comedy music concert series, will be is coming up on March 4th thru the 6th at the Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Mall of America in Bloomington Minnesota.

The music guest of honor this year is the Great Luke Ski.  He created the MarsCon Dementia Track over a decade ago, the most requested act of the 21st Century on the Dr Demento Show, won two Logan Awards for Outstanding Song Parody, and currently works at Cartoon Network on Mighty MagiSwords.

Other comedy music acts performing through the weekend are Steve Goodie, Carla Ulbrich, Dino-Mike, Katie Goodman, Devo Spice, Schaffer the Darklord, Raymond & Scum, TV’s Kyle featuring Lindzilla, Power Salad, Insane Ian, Carrie Dahlby, Feng Shu Ninjas, Beth Kinderman, DJ Particle, Brett Glass, and Karl Brown.

Events, besides concerts, through out the weekend include Dementia Smackdown Wrestling with commentary by J.P. Tuesday and Duke ‘Flyboy’ DuJour, Kyle & Luke Talk About Toons live podcast panel, The FuMP Jukebox concert, and Space Oddity Music Club & Brew Pub.

The Logan Whitehurst Memorial Awards for Excellence in Comedy Music, the Logan Awards, will be awarded at MarsCon as well.  This year’s nominees are:

Outstanding Comedy Music Video
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (feat. Pete Gardner) – I Love My Daughter (But Not in A Creepy Way)
  • Insane Ian – Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Rhett & Link – Just Being Honest
  • The Nerdist (feat. Whitney Avalon) – Comic Con The Musical
  • They Might Be Giants – All the Lazy Boyfriends
Outstanding Original Comedy Song
  • Carla Ulbrich – Joe’s Ex-Girlfriends
  • Insane Ian – Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Katie Goodman – You’re A Feminist
  • Schaffer the Darklord – Sex Rhymes
  • Steve Goodie – I Dropped My Phone In The Toilet
Outstanding Parody Song
  • Carla Ulbrich – Cheek to Cheek
  • Carla Ulbrich (feat. Steve Goodie) – Dr. Pepper
  • Devo Spice – Put It Away
  • Dino-Mike (feat. Bonecage) – Urban Dictionary
  • Glove and Boots – Shaolin Monk

 

 

 

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They Might Be Giants Last Tours For Some Time

They Might Be Giants, the well-known comedy band of two guys named John, are currently touring Australia right now, but once they get back there will be a tour of the northeast US followed by a series of their Brooklyn shows including New Year’s Eve and Day.

PORTLAND ME! November 19 at Port City Music Hall

UNCASVILLE CT November 20 at Mohegan Sun this show will be free with limited seating but plenty of standing

BURLINGTON VT November 21 at Higher Ground Ballroom

BROOKLYN NY November 29 includes duo set and full band Music Hall of Williamsburg

BROOKLYN NY December 31 NEW YEAR’S EVE celebrating the end of Dial-A-Song and beginning of the new year.  Late show with doors opening at 10pm and going past midnight so everyone can sing Auld Lang Syne together.  Music Hall of Williamsburg

BROOKLYN NY January 1 Music Hall of Williamsburg

BROOKLYN NY January 2 Music Hall of Williamsburg

Then they will fly over for a some shows in the United Kingdom .

LEEDS January 27 IS SOLD OUT
NEWCASTLE January 28
BELFAST January 30
GLASGOW January 31
MANCHESTER February 1
CAMBRIDGE February 3
LONDON February 4

Their last US tour for a while we get started in spring of 2016. They have several other projects they will be working on before their next tour which could be as late as 2018, so this could your last chance to catch them live if you have not already.

17 March – Baltimore, MD
18 March – Covington, KY
19 March – Milwaukee, WI
20 March – Chicago, IL and it is their only US kids show!
22 March – Omaha, NE
23 March – Denver, CO 16+
26 March – Los Angeles, CA
27 March – San Diego, CA 21+
29 March – Tucson, AZ
31 March – Austin, TX
1 April – Houston, TX
2 April – New Orléans, LA 18+
3 April – Pensacola, FL
5 April – Tampa, FL
6 April – Orlando, FL
7 April – Asheville, NC
8 April – Atlanta, GA
9 April – Raleigh, NC
10 April – Philadelphia, PA

The band also has a new kids album coming out on November 27th called Why?, pre-order now.

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They Might Be Giants: Instant Fan Club Dial-A-Song Edition

They Might Be Giants is bringing back two things for 2015, Dial-A-Song and Instant Fan Club.  A chance to get some new music and stuff from one of the best known comedy duos out there.

 

Dial-A-Song will be start in January.  Every week on Tuesday throughout the year they will be posting new songs for all for free.  Get the songs from the main site, their Youtube account, iTunes, and other music download sites.  They have also partnered up with Slate’s The Gist with Mike Pesca to premiere each song on their Monday night podcast, plus they are coordinating with college, community, and commercial radio shows to broadcast the songs as a network.  If you are part of a radio program that would like to be part of the experience you can get in contact with your information and receive custom material for your show, interviews, and other segments for your broadcast.  Over 100 stations have already have already set-up as They Might Be Giants Dial-A-Song Radio Network.

The Instant Fan Club is already up to take orders, but will limited to the first 2,500 people.  So get in and reserve your spot now.  Membership is $98 and you receive all Dial-A-Song direct to your inbox, two tickets to a live TMBG show of your choice, autographed copy of the next CD, the next TMBG kids CD, the Dial-A-Song completion CD at the end of 2015, exclusive t-shirt, two racing airplanes, access to live webcast in April or May, certificate of thank you, fan club membership card and more secret surprises  A deluxe Super President membership for $250 gets you the same as a regular membership plus the next TMBG album on vinyl, the Dial-A-Song compilation album on vinyl, fan club Super President coin, and limited edition Flood double LP deluxe vinyl edition.  For $30 you can just get the Dial-A-Songs delivered to your inbox each week for those on a budget.

 

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Nerdapalooza 2013

I am sorry I let this one almost slip by me.  Nerdapalooza, the biggest nerd music event, is back with another great line up this year.  At the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL from Friday October 18th through Sunday the 20th.

Headliners for this year are They Might Be Giants.  The alternative rock band known for the crazy lyrics and wild style.  Their appearance on Tiny Toons lead a whole new generation, including myself, to discover them.  They have written music for the Daily Show, Dexter’s Lab, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Oblongs, and more.  They were the first major labor recording artist to release an album entirely in MP3 format.

Friday night gets things started with performances by nerdcore  superstars Mega Ran, Jesse Danerously, Shinobi Ninja, and Adam Warrock; Gemeni, house band of OverClocked Remix the OverClocked University, chip rockers Urizen, and the electronic/chip music of Benjamin Briggs, Professor Shyguy,  and DJ Cutman.

Saturday starts in the morning with rappers 9K1 and goes from there.  Other acts through out the day are chip rockers The Runaway Five, nerdcore artists Beefy, Schaffer the DarklordB-Type, My Parents’ Favorite Music, and MC Frontalot; comedy acts brentalfloss and with the OneUps and Marc with a C; video game rock of Random Encounter, Careless Juja, the Protomen, Lords of Thunder and Moon Hooch; chip music with Nullsleep,.  The night ends with They Might be Giants followed by Epic Win Burlesque.

Sunday still has plenty of great acts.  It starts off though with an open mic session.  Acts playing that day are nerdcore rappers Death*Star, Sammus, and MC Lars; nerd/geek rockers Sci-Fred, the Gekkos, The OneUps, Nerf Herder (of Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s theme music), the Returners, and Urizen again; electronic with DJ RoboRob; comedy rock acts of Peelander-Z and Green Jelly; whatever  Solillaquists of Sound is, and heavy metal with  Powerglove and Dethlehem.

The festival will also have nerd themed artists, several indie game designers, plus vendors and exhibitors.  Friday is free, Saturday passes are $50, and Sunday’s $40.  A full weekend pass is $70.

Once again I so want to go, but can not.  So much different music to check out, everyone can find something to love.

Plus do not forget about The Day After party on Monday the 22nd.  With over twenty performers like YTCracker, Mega Ran and K-Murdock, and Richie Branson.

 

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