Scene and Heard

They Might Be Giants At Headliners Music Hall tonight!

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on March 5, 2013

They Might Be Giants will be at Headliners Music Hall tonight

Mar 5 Tue

91.9 WFPK Presents They Might Be Giants with Moon Hooch
Doors 6:30pm / 14 +
No one under the age of 14 will be admitted, even with a parent or guardian.
Brooklyn originals They Might Be Giants are on tour with a new show. TMBG’s boundless creativity, rowdy and spontaneous performance, combined with their vast repertoire of memorable songs has made their live shows the thing of legend. With a brand new album, DVD, and iphone app, there is much for They Might Be Giants to celebrate. Don’t miss this unforgettable show. Show Time: 7:30pm

Nanobots released today via Idlewild Recordings,
full LP streaming at Rolling Stone
“You’re On Fire” MP3 revealed w/ Stereogum
On US Leg of 60-Date International Tour + Interviewed by
Comedian Eugene Mirman @ Special SXSW Interactive Panel

3/11: SXSW TMBG Interviewed by Eugene Mirman @ Long Center, 5pm

Two-time GRAMMY winning Brooklyn originals have just released an extraordinary 16th studio album Nanobots–returning with electrifying pop melodies, vivid lyrics and just enough bass clarinet. Over three decades They Might Be Giants have perfected their deliriously catchy, original sound, and Nanobots 25 startling tracks in 45 memorable minutes play to all the bands strengths. The album was created at the private studio of their long time producer Patrick Dillett (St. Vincent, David Byrne, Mary J. Blige). It’s available at all digital & physical retailers today via Idlewild Recordings, and marks the debut offering through the band’s new distributor Megaforce.
Nanobots finds the band in fine form, receiving accolades from SPIN, Alternative Press, MAGNET, Rolling Stone, WIRED, New York Magazine and more. The call and response chorus and percussive guitar line of “You’re On Fire” premiered with Stereogum and dares even the grumpiest wallflower not to dance. Download the “You’re On Fire” MP3 HERE & check out the full album streaming at Rolling Stone, AOL Spinner and MSN Music. Please post & share!
Known for recording numerous themes most notably The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and the GRAMMY-winning Malcolm In the Middle theme, the band has 2 platinum albums, 2 gold albums and have been nominated for 3 GRAMMYs, winning two. Revered for their energized live show and love of the road, the band has kicked off a 60-date international tour and will make a special top at SXSW Interactive for an intimate one-off interview by comedian Eugene Mirman. Stay tuned for more from They Might Be Giants coming soon!
“Catch them if you can — their live shows always deliver.”
USA Today
“catchy pop heroics mixed with jingle-length songlets”
Rolling Stone
“’You’re On Fire” is a catchy and surprisingly toothy power-pop gem”
“ …devising smart, snappy, nasal-voiced songs for three decades.”
The New York Times
“Tireless art-poppers”

Forecastle Festival announces Lineup! Tickets on sale Wednesday March 6

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on March 5, 2013

Here it is! We’re thrilled to unveil the initial 2013 lineup featuring Grammy Award winners The Black Keys, alongside The String Cheese Incident and the Avett Brothers leading the festival’s rich, eclectic offerings. 

The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, Animal Collective, Old Crow Medicine Show, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Big Boi, Matt & Kim, Purity Ring and more than 50 others will round out the lineup. Louisville native Jim James, whose band My Morning Jacket headlined and curated the festival in 2012, will return with his new solo project. A full list of confirmed acts can be found at

In addition to performances at Waterfront Park, 2013’s festivities will feature late night shows on the historic Belle of Louisville steamboat and other landmark locations throughout downtown Louisville.  Plus, jam masters The String Cheese Incident will perform an exclusive, separately ticketed late night show at Louisville’s historic Palace Theater on Saturday, July 13!

Join us in Louisville on July 12 – 14 for three unforgettable days at Waterfront Park

Weekend passes for Forecastle 2013 will go on sale this Wednesday, March 6 at noon EST at, and all Ticketmaster outlets. Single day passes and late night show tickets, along with the daily schedule of artists and late-night events will be available in April.