Posted in music | pictures on June 5, 2008

photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Thao @ Merc

Kyle photographed them Monday night at Terminal 5 (they were opening for Rilo Kiley) and he did it again last night at Mercury Lounge (a headlining show added at the last minute) (June 4, 2008).

In addition to playing music, Thao told a funny story about how some guy in a beret led her to a much too expensive internet cafe during the day. Then after checking her email she walked back to mercury lounge and kept smelling fish and vinegar. When she got to mercury lounge her bandmates pointed out that it was bird poop on her face that smelled like that, not the whole city. She cleaned it off and moved on.

Listen to an interview and performance on NPR.More pictures below...

Thao @ Merc

Thao @ Merc

Thao @ Merc

Thao @ Merc

Thao @ Merc

Thao @ Merc

Thao @ Merc

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Comments (18)

id hit it, even with bird poop on the face

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2008 3:22 PM

hit it, quit it, eat a banana split, shit, spit

Posted by A Kind Bro | June 5, 2008 3:56 PM

she is annoying

Posted by davvid | June 5, 2008 5:17 PM

do people actually like this band?

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2008 5:22 PM

Does anyone actually like ^^you?

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2008 5:26 PM

i don't like anything

Posted by pretty much all bv commenters | June 5, 2008 5:31 PM

those pictures are fantastic!

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2008 6:26 PM

great songwriter.. totally underrated

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2008 8:01 PM

she was down, but checked back in and delivered. i think Thao rhyme with pow!

Posted by miraculous comeback | June 5, 2008 10:48 PM

Bao Nguyen should have taken pictures of this show.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2008 10:50 PM

"Bao Nguyen should have taken pictures of this show."

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2008/02/photos_of_thao.html

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2008 11:21 PM

she's wonderful. i love how into it her bands gets with her. they're all very cute. the bassist is very fun.

anon 5:22, do you need to know how many people like them so you can figure out when you have to start hating them because they've gone to mainstream?

Posted by Mandy | June 5, 2008 11:43 PM

somebody tell me how to pronounce her name
"I'd like to buy a vowel, Pat"
I need phoenitic spelling, which is ironic cause I am almost sure that I spelled phoenetic wrong
If you could write it in a rap ... even better!!!
here's a subject to write about:
Two bunnies makin' love on the eve of a nuclear holocaust

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2008 12:35 PM

Yeah someone tell me how to pronounce her name as well.

Posted by Bao | June 6, 2008 12:48 PM

great photos. makes me wanna teabag a bitch

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2008 1:08 PM

she looks so Asian in that third photo from the top. It looks like an Asian person making fun of Asians. Why everyone hating these days? Serz .... you'd think these disaffected 20-30something NYers would have more to do than bitch all the time about how so and so sucks. Have a protein bar and a wank and put on your noise records and maybe just resist the urge to post. Like the tea bag a bitch commenter ... is that really necessary? I'm a dude with a juvenile sense of humor and I just took a poll of one and I say "no it is not". Let's spread some positivity people

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2008 1:57 PM

re: anon 12:35

Yo dat bunny be givin me da eye
and I know if I keep it sly
I'll be gettin in her pajamas
creepin' with the drama
make her my baby mama
but oh no ... what's that glow
the bombs red glare
me a glass eye stare
I can't take the heat; best get out the kitchen
but yo, before I go, have you heard my baby girl
my yellow princess Thao Nguyen

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2008 2:05 PM

it's pronounced like "tao win"

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2008 2:42 PM

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