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Music, All Shook Down With Their Nineteenth Studio Album, They Might Be Giants Proves That It Can Evolve With The Times

With Their Nineteenth Studio Album, They Might Be Giants Proves That It Can Evolve With The Times

“California, Californiiiiaa!,” sings John Flansburgh into the phone. He’s in the Catskill Mountains, a couple hours north west of New York City, in the little old house he and his wife have called their weekend getaway for 20 years.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist John Hodgman Explains the Beauty of the Internet

John Hodgman Explains the Beauty of the Internet

John Hodgman knows everything but not everybody. He'll make up for that at this week's SF Sketchfest. There, Hodgman -- the celebrated author, expert, Tumblr, fabulist, pretend-judge, deranged millionaire, computer-imitating pitchman, and life-giving fount of nerd resplendence -- will talk…
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Music, All Shook Down Listen to This While High: They Might Be Giants' 'Album Raises New and Troubling Questions'

Listen to This While High: They Might Be Giants' 'Album Raises New and Troubling Questions'

Behind the buzz: Here is a collection of notable sweepings, left-offs and rejiggerings of classic old stuff thrown out for Yuletide trade.…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: They Might Be Giants Improve <i>Flood</i> By Playing It Backwards

Live Review: They Might Be Giants Improve Flood By Playing It Backwards

They Might Be GiantsJonathan CoultonNov. 13, 2011The Fillmore"We know you had your choice of ossified alternative rock bands, so thank you for flying with us!" hollered John Flansburgh, the gregarious, guitar-playing half of Brooklyn's They Might Be Giants, who for some three…
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Music, All Shook Down Nine They Might Be Giants Songs That Should Be Heard by People Who Think They Don't Like They Might Be Giants

Nine They Might Be Giants Songs That Should Be Heard by People Who Think They Don't Like They Might Be Giants

With the release last week of Join Us, their first album for grownups in four years, They Might Be Giants has managed something that few pop musicians ever pull off: still creating music of the type and caliber of what…
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Music, All Shook Down They Might Be Giants, Street Food Fest, Rock Make, Booty Bassment and More

They Might Be Giants, Street Food Fest, Rock Make, Booty Bassment and More

Celebrate San Francisco this weekend. We have awesome bands, awesome fests and awesome non-summer summers. Check out our list of top ten things to do for less than a cocktail costs at some fancy-pants L.A. club. Locals only: Alamo Square…
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Music, Hear This El Vez Is King

El Vez Is King

American icon Elvis Presley inspired many emulators. But El Vez is matchless, drawing upon the King as a point of departure for singing about the Mexican-American experience. Who else would have the moxie to take one of Presley's most angst-ridden…
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Film, <i>About a Son</i> Lets Kurt Cobain Talk for Himself

About a Son Lets Kurt Cobain Talk for Himself

Pity the fool hired to scribble the DVD-jacket copy for Kurt Cobain: About a Son — the film sounds horrific on paper. It's a 92-minute experimental documentary about the endlessly lionized "alternative" icon that doesn't include a guitar lick of…
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Music, Reviewed Various Artists

Various Artists

Quality children's music has seen a resurgence of late, what with albums by Dan Zanes and They Might Be Giants allowing parents to throw away those damn Raffi records forever. Dimension Mix -- put together by Ross Harris of quirky…
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Music, They Are Giants

They Are Giants

They Might Be Giants are in an enviable position. Eighteen years into a recording career that has seen their evolution from indie-label fledglings to corporate rock stars and finally into a self-sufficient cottage industry unto themselves, these two unassuming guys…
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Calendar, Kid Stuff They Might Be Authors

They Might Be Authors

TUES 11/4 It seems like a lot of musical stars are making the move to children's books. Madonna's The English Roses was published this year to widespread critical hisses, which might give pause to Bono, who's illustrated the upcoming Peter…
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Film, Kiss Me, Sons of God

Kiss Me, Sons of God

At the beginning of the third ugliest decade of the 20th century, a musical duo called They Might Be Giants put out an album called Flood. This 1990 trick-bag of oddly brilliant, stick-in-your-craw gems served as a fervid farewell to…
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