They may not be giants, but they certainly are a big deal. This Sunday, Nov. 8, They Might Be Giants will take the stage at the Egyptian Theatre to share their unconventional blend of theatrics and alternative rock. Comprised of duo John Flansburgh and John Linnell and an ever-evolving backing band, this double Grammy Award-winning group has been rocking stages with their catchy tunes since 1982.
Those parents who built a little birdhouse in their souls for the infamously quirky Brooklyn-based band back in the day can introduce them to their kids. TMBG's are tripping to Boise to promote their latest album, Here Comes Science, the third in a line of educational albums following 2005's Here Comes the ABC's and 2008's Here Comes the 123's. Here Comes Science includes tracks such as "Roy G. Biv," "Photosynthesis" and "Science is Real." While perhaps not the most-stimulating release for adults (but then again, neither was "Particle Man," which was actually for adults), Here Comes Science promises to entertain your brood of beaker-wielding mini mad scientists with a healthy dose of rock 'n' roll. Be it the intricacy of science, the simplicity of the ABC's or the magic of a sweet guitar riff, TMBG are apparently as popular with the kids these days as they once were with a generation of people who are now parents.
Sunday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m., $22-$25, The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208-387-1273, egyptiantheatre.net.