Not too many bands today can boast a 30-year career, let alone a career that includes 16 studio albums (including four beloved albums for children), two Grammy Awards, and a history of embracing science and other emerging technologies. But that's the genius and success of the amazing alternative music band, They Might Be Giants, aka TMBG
Don't miss the opportunity to catch this group next April when it brings its electrifying style of music and songwriting to the Festival Expo during an unforgettable performance that will include the popular science-inspired songs that helped make them famous!
Formed in 1982 by John Flansburgh and John Linnell (two talented musicians who emerged out of New York City's East Village music scene),They Might Be Giants later honed its unconventional and experimental style of alternative music for which it known today. Over the years, the band has found success on the modern rock and college music station charts. More recently, TMBG has also realized success in children's music (including science education with such songs as "Science is Real", "Meet the Elements", "I am a Paleontologist", and "Speed and Velocity"), as well as theme music for several television programs and films.
TMBG has released 16 studio albums. Their first album, Flood, has been certified platinum, and the group's music albums for children -- Here Comes Science, Here Come the ABCs and Here Come the 123s -- have all been certified gold.
The band also has two Grammy Awards to its credit, TMBG received the first one in 2002 for its song "Boss of Me", which served as the them to the TV show, Malcolm in the Middle, and the second in 2009 for the album, Here Come the 123s.
Currently, TMBG is riding high with its most recent album, Nanobots, which has received critical acclaim from such venues as Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, New York Times, and SPIN for its originality in sound and songwriting. As the title of the album suggests, the work includes a fair sampling of high-tech themes, including the band's musical insights into microscopic robots, insect hospitals and black ops.