They Might Be Giants accordionist/singer John Linnell will
play his first-ever solo shows in support of his debut disc, State
Songs, due Oct. 26. They include two club shows one at the
Troubadour in West Hollywood, Calif., on Nov. 22 and one at Slim's in
San Francisco the following night. He also will play a few in-store
appearances, including one at Tower Records in New York on Oct. 26 and
another at the children's book store Storyopolis in Los Angeles on Nov.
20; an Oct. 30 in-store appearance at Newbury in Boston is tentative.
Eclectic rockers They Might Be Giants, which features Linnell and
singer/guitarist John Flansburgh, most recently released an
MP3-only album, Long Tall Weekend.