Scene and Heard

They Might Be Giants Make Final WFPK Waterfront Show Big!

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on September 23, 2011

They Might Be Giants

WFPK’s  final Waterfront Wednesday ended it’s tenth year of the series  in a  Giant way. The largest crowd of the season filled the waterfront on a beautiful September evening to enjoy the music of Louisville’s own The Deloreans, J Roddy Walston and They Might Be Giants. 

The Deloreans kicked the night off warming up the crowd with their catchy harmonies and fine musicianship.

 J Roddy Walston and The Business took the stage as the lawn filled with excited music lovers many who were obvious fans of their music. The picturesque sunset served as the background, while theTennessee band brought their brand of rowdy rock tinged with southern grit, energized the crowd setting the bar high for They Might Be Giants.

The band from New York City founded by John Flansburgh and John Linnell. TMBG writes, records and tours continuously, has been involved in numerous television and film projects, and has an on-going podcast. Nearing their 30th year in music, they have won two Grammies. The John’s were joined by Dan Miller on guitar, Danny Weinkauf on bass, and Marty Beller on drums.

The band continue their ways of touching all audiences with their wit and fun loving show that included music that covered their successful career. Intermingling long time favorites such as, “Birdhouse In Your Soul” , “Mesopotamians”with songs from the new album, “Can’t Keep Johnny Down” and rifts from rock classics such as “Crazy Train”.

They mentioned hanging out at The Galt House on Tuesday evening and joked about being happy to play next to The KFC Yum Center. They kept the audience involved with their colorful stage lighting and background videos.  They included the audience in the song “Planet of The Apes”,  using a laser to divide fans into either apes or people that filled the air with a shouts of people or apes!

Flansburg and Linell seemed to enjoy the large crowd stating, “This is the greatest show ever!” The pair seemed to really enjoy themselves throughout the show. With Linnell steadily controlling the music while Flansburg played rock star, frontman and cheerleader for the band.

They Might Be Giants released their new album, Join Us, July 19th through Idlewild/Rounder Records. On Join Us the Brooklyn originals have returned to rock and to their singular sensibility that made them an instant phenomenon in the world of alternative rock.  The band’s new video for album track “Cloisonné” premiered on Directed by TMBG’s own John Flansburgh, the video was produced by Amy Hobby, edited by Tony Zajkowski and the the director of photography is Luke Geissbuhler (Borat, Helvetica). Check out the new ”Cloisonné” video  HERE. .

This was a perfect ending to the tenth waterfront music season for WFPK. Louisville is extremely fortunate to have such fantastic and  knowledgeable music station to bring these shows our way.

More Photos:

Waterfront They Might Be Giants Fans

John Linnell , They Might Be Giants

John Flansburg, They Might Be Giants

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