See MGMT LIVE for FREE at Third Thursday at Tempe Marketplace presented by The Edge 103.9!
Goldwasser and VanWyngarden formed the band while attending Wesleyan University during their freshman year in December 2002. "We weren't trying to start a band," remarked Goldwasser. "We were just hanging out, showing each other music that we liked." They experimented with noise rock and electronica before settling on what David Marchese of Spin magazine calls "their current brand of shape-shifting psychedelic pop." They graduated in 2005 and toured extensively in support of the Time To Pretend EP, opening for Athens, Georgia indie-rock band Of Montreal.
In the fall of 2006, while serving as Senior Vice President of A&R, Steve Lillywhite signed MGMT to a six-figure, four album deal with Sony/Columbia Records. The duo recorded with Flaming Lips music producer Dave Fridmann in 2007 for their major label debut, Oracular Spectacular. MGMT, now a five-piece live touring band, opened for Of Montreal on tour in fall 2007.
MGMT performed the song "Time to Pretend" on The Late Show with David Letterman on January 8, 2008. The song subsequently hit #38 on the Mediabase US Alternative chart. This song also opened the 2008 film, 21, about the MIT Blackjack Team.
To ensure that youll have a good time weve considered a couple of things that make 3rd Thursday unique:
Timing : 7pm 10pm You can head out of the office early if you like, but you dont have to. Make it when you can and youll still have a fabulous time.
Location: Tempe Marketplace is uniquely easy to get to. Just a mile West of the Loop 101 and a -- mile South of the Loop 202 at McClintock and Rio Salado.
Price: FREE this is our way of thanking you in advance for joining us month after month on the 3rd Thursday of each.
Age: This one is all ages!
Atmosphere: In the heart of 1.3 million square feet of retail space this venue allows you to make the choices. Take a seat where youre comfortable or roam freely.
SEE MGMT PERFORM FREE ON APRIL 17th!
Event submitted by Eventful.com on behalf of tempethirdthursdays.
Added by tempethirdthursdays on April 2, 2008