They Might be Giants will be performing at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on the 9th of February. The band is considered one of the classic alternative rock acts of the 1980s and 90s and has sold more than four million albums in their 30 years of playing together.
They Might Be Giants began as a duo in 1982 and chose their name from a 1971 movie, the title of which came from a passage in Cervantes’ Don Quixote. They would expand to a full five member band in the early 1990s but before that they would be the house band at a club in New York called Darinka where they would sell out every one of their performances for three years straight.
They are known for promoting their music via an answering machine. During hiatus in the late 1980s, members of the band recorded music on an answering machine and advertised the number in the classified section of a newspaper under the name “Dial-a-Song”. The service acquired a following and was instrumental in getting They Might Be Giants noticed. Around this time, the band would record a demo that would eventually get them their first record deal with Bar/None Records.
Among their more well known singles are the songs, “Birdhouse in Your Soul”, from the 1990 album Flood, “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” from the same album and Boss of me from the soundtrack album of the TV show Malcolm in the Middle. Boss of me was the show’s theme song.
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall is located at 1050 A1A North and the concert will start at 8PM.