Very few bands can deliver live quite like They Might Be Giants. Saturday night, they took over El Rey Theatre with two sets worth of music, breaking between the two with a brief intermission. Pulling from their 19 released albums, the group played an array of b-sides and crowd-favorites, everything from recent tracks to classics from their first few albums.

They Might Be Giants made it clear what they are about: playing an engaging set, enjoying their time on stage, and creating a more positive environment. The banter between Flansburgh and Linnell was heavy on sarcasm, inside jokes, and jabs at certain New York politicians (referencing Rudy Giuliani during the break in “Music Jail, Pt 1 & 2” and Donald Drumpf with the line “This is such a great fascist rally” in response to the excitement from the crowd).

Amidst the jokes and monologues lies an overall sense of community and fun at their shows. While tossing around humored statements, Flansburgh made it a point to have everyone introduce themselves to one another, saying that there is currently too much of a push for separation amongst people.

They Might Be Giants managed to pack the performance at El Rey with more than enough to satisfy. Check out my photos from the show below, and be sure to let me know your favorite moments in the comments!