Originally Posted by cobrakai111
Random question. Anyone know if They Might be Giants is worth seeing live still? Do they just play stuff from the children's albums? I have a conference in Austin in a few weeks and they are playing that night. Just wondering if its a show worth sticking around for.
I'm not sure if they still do this or not, but the two times I've seen them they did it:
They will turn on a radio and scan around until they find a song, then start playing along with the beat and chords. Then they just ad-lib a song, making up lyrics and chord progressions based on whatever random song on the radio they started playing along with. I would go out of my way to see them live just for this reason.
The thing is, they are amazing musicians and they sound incredibly tight live... so it will be a good music show no matter what they play. They are guaranteed to sound good, so you can't really go wrong.