Curt Ramm working his way to Philly with TMBG!

Curt is out rocking the horns with They Might Be Giants on this last leg of the “I like Fun” US tour. Come out to the show – if you LIKE FUN!

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Announcing the THIRD LEG of They Might Be Giants US tour.
US / UK / DE / BE / NL / IE / and Canada!

New show! Two sets! Curt Ramm on trumpet! Favorites! Deep cuts! New songs! More cursing!
We  trek across the Northeast! All shows are “An Evening With TMBG” A big night out! We start early with no opening act, and play two full sets. This expanded set up allows us to include many different songs. All the classic TMBG favorites with new selections from I Like Fun, Apollo 18, and Mink Car coming on board. While the show changes almost every night we always make a point to spotlight John L.’s contra alto clarinet as well as the Curt Ramm trumpet. And yes there is a show within a show—we have the Quiet Storm; a set of new arrangements of songs where it’s often quiet but always stormy.

4.13 New Haven http://bit.ly/tmbg0413 GOING FAST
4.14 Washington DC SOLD OUT
4.15 Pittsburgh SOLD OUT
4.17 Cincinnati http://bit.ly/tmbg0417
A special Flood show
4.19 Rochester http://bit.ly/tmbg0419
4.20 Burlington SOLD OUT
4.21 Portland SOLD OUT
4.22 Albany http://bit.ly/tmbg0422
A special “Science, Kids and Beyond” show for families
4.26 Northampton http://bit.ly/tmbg0426
4.27 Boston http://bit.ly/tmbg0427
4.28 Philadelphia SOLD OUT

TMBG eastern US tour takes shape!

Curt is providing his one-man horn section for TMBG again in the east. The Eastern United States tour is getting underway April 13th through April 29th, 2018. Stops will include College St Music Hall in New Haven, the 9:30 Club in DC, Mr. Smalls in Millvale, PA, Madison Theater in Covington KY, Anthology in Rochester, Higher Ground in Burlington, State Theater in Portland ME, Hart Theater at the Egg in Albany, Academy of Music in Northampton, House of Blues in Boston and of course  TLA in Philly!

Fun Guaranteed.      Get your tickets and come on down to the show.Curt TMBGCurt Valve Bone

Concert Review – Columbus Ohio

Concert review: They Might Be Giants brings nerd rock to Columbus

By Claire Leftonlefton.18@osu.edu February 9, 20180

Over three decades John Linnell and John Flansburgh, the frontmen of They Might Be Giants, have been cranking out non-stop, high-quality alternative rock music as showcased in their show Thursday night at Newport Music Hall.

Although the group’s tour is focused on promoting its newest album “I Like Fun,” it was clear from the outset that Linnell and Flansburgh just wanted to have a good time with the audience, playing both a few new songs and a bunch of older ones from the band’s massive discography.

With comedy bits and nonsensical dorky lyrics in between songs, it’s clear that They Might Be Giants does loves to have fun on stage. The band is one of the titans of the nerd rock industry for a reason.

I was surprised to see how outstanding the group’s instrumental talents were live. Made up of six people in total, They Might Be Giants is full of several obscure instruments, with the exceptions of vocalist/guitarist Flansburgh, bassist Danny Weinkauf, and other guitarist Dan Miller.

Percussionist Marty Beller played everything from the traditional drum set to the electric timpani. Linnell took vocals, keyboard, sound effects, accordion and alto clarinet. Most impressive was Curt Ramm on horns who, during “Istanbul (Not Constantinople),” switched between trumpet and trombone so much that he had one in each hand at all times.

Even after about 36 years performing, Linnell and Flansburg always appeared to be having the time of their lives, whether they were playing newer songs like “I Left My Body,” or tracks from their first album, such as “Number Three.”

The concert was split into sets and had no opening act. The band’s discography is long enough to play a concert that lasts longer than five hours, and still have songs leftover.

Energy from both the audience and They Might Be Giants was through the roof, especially during “The Guitar” and “Twisting.”

There were two encores which contained all old hits like “Dr. Worm” and “Dead,” but what really brought everyone together was an inspiring rendition of “Birdhouse in Your Soul.”

They Might Be Giants never fail to bring a smile to the faces of alternative rock lovers and this high-energy performance, full of jokes, horn solos and wacky effects, was no exception.

Curt Ramm joins “They Might Be Giants” for whirlwind tour!

Curt is joining TMBG for a whirlwind tour of the western United States in February and March.The band is on the road, celebrating its newest record release “I Like Fun!” Curt performs on a few tracks on the new musical outing and is very excited about the road-trip. Curt will be playing Schilke Trumpets as well as valve trombone and euphonium on the tour.

Coming to a city near you.

Please visit curtramm.com and click on tour dates to find out tour dates and times.