Saturday 28 March 2009
Doors open 7pm
RADIO WONDERLAND 8pm
They Might Be Giants 9pm
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
Sharing the stage for the first time since the golden ’80s! Way back when, Joshua–for that was the name of my act in those days–and TMBG shared the stage at some of the coolest, funkiest, glam-est club/performance spaces in the East Village and elsewhere. TMBG were about to steer indie rock in a more conceptual, clever, absurd direction on the strength of exquisite pop songs about animals, death, and the mundane, while I was making the primitive ancestry of what I do today: high-concept new music with performance art, unusual tech and dirty grooves.
Now, they’ve got their Grammys (finally!), and I (may I say?) am fulfilling the promise of back then: all live, all sound processing, the grooves even dirtier, the concept, ahem, higher. And…the Steering Wheel.
The band has also asked me to join them that night in a series of comic bits for their musical set-within-a-set, a new version of their Venue Songs, co-scripted by John Hodgman.
Food and drinks will be served.
We will rock it.