PICK OF THE WEEK: They Might Be Giants – Thursday, September 20th – The Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO

Why You Should Go: They Might Be Giants are quite simply one of the most unique and consistently entertaining bands playing today. They have been going strong for more than 20 years and though they shot to popularity in the early 90’s with the success of their album Flood, their recent album The Else contains all of the spark and genius that they showcased for the first time all those years ago.

In the live setting, “The John’s” (Flansburg and Linnell) play the role of stand-up comics and story tellers almost as well as they play their instruments. They’ll keep you in stitches for the whole show while they keep your feet moving with their incredibly witting brand of darkly humorous songs about “Your Racist Friend,” “The Shadow Government,” “James K. Polk,” or perhaps the “Bee of The Bird of the Moth.”

They’ve been around for years and while I’m quite sure they’re still going strong, their shows in Colorado are few and far between. So if you’re even a little intrigued by The Giants or Geek Rock in general, do your self a favor pony up for the show.

They Might Be Giants

Venue: The Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder, CO 80302 – (303)786-7030

7:30 PM

*Approximate Set Times:
Oppenheimer – 8:30 PM
They Might Be Giants – 9:30 PM


*All times and prices are gathered from other sources and I am not responsible for mistakes or inconsistencies. They are intended only as guidelines. Please, always call the venue if you desire the most accurate information possible.


Who Is Timothy Dwenger

Music has always been a part of my life. It probably all started listening to old Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel records that my parents had, but it wasn't long before they were taking me to concerts like Starship, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Huey Lewis & The News. I got the bug to write about music after reviewing an Eric Clapton concert for a creative writing project in high school but didn't really take it up seriously until 2002. Since then I have published countless articles in The Marquee Magazine and done some work for Jambase.com, SPIN Magazine, and various other outlets. I started Listen Up Denver! as a way to share the music information that is constantly spilling out of my head with people who care. Please enjoy!