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September 5, 2001

Gigantic grooves rock CSUS

John Linnell and John Flansburgh  of They Might Be GiantsIn support of their latest album "Mink Car," the engaging alternative rock band They Might Be Giants will perform at California State University, Sacramento at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20 in the University Union Ballroom.

The band has a one-of-a-kind sound and is widely recognized for their eclectic, entertaining live performances.

TMBG are John Linnell (accordion, keyboards, woodwinds, vocals) and John Flansburgh (guitar, vocals). The instrumentation of the band has been evolving since the release of the first album back in 1986 and many different musicians have lent their expertise to the band's live shows and recordings, but the creative core has remained Linnell and Flansburgh.

The band has released more then 10 albums, including a children's musical CD. The band's lyrics are unusual and incorporate some very sophisticated allusions and imagery.

"We're doing something that is personal. We don't want it to sound generic and so our music is defined by what we like as opposed to what we think other people will like," Lindell said in a recent interview with Music Journalism, an on-line magazine

TMBG's music has attracted an extremely diverse fan base ranging from children to older adults. The group's popularity and accessibility to fans has allowed them to build an extremely loyal and active audience.

Tickets for the event are $15 general and $10 CSUS students. Tickets are available at the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 or at at (916) 766-2277. Additional media assistance is available at the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


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