Posted in music | tour dates on March 9, 2009

by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Thao with The Get Down Stay Down - Bag of Hammers (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Thao with The Get Down Stay Down - Beat (MP3)

Thao @ Mercury Lounge 6/4/08 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Thao Nguyen

Kill Rock Stars' Thao with The Get Down Stay Down will play SXSW before heading out on a monthlong US tour with Sister Suvi and Samantha Crain. The dates include the previously mentioned NYC stop at Bowery Ballroom on Thursday, May 14th. Tickets are still on sale.

Down at SXSW, Thao with The Get Down Stay Down's appearances include the previously mentioned Kill Rock Stars day party (3/18) with Marnie Stern and The Thermals; NPR day party (3/19) with Dirty Projectors and Blitzen Trapper; Hotel Cafe SXSW Showcase (3/19); and KUT SXSW Showcase (3/20). Thao w/ TGDSD will also play the Brooklyn Vegan SXSW day party at Radio Room on Thursday, March 19 (her third show that day) (full line-up to come).

The Thermals are also playing the Rachael Ray SXSW day party (plus 7 other SXSW shows), then touring w/ two NYC dates.

Sister Suvi, who will be touring with Thao post-SXSW, is traveling first with Takka Takka - both visit the Cake Shop on Sunday, March 15 before heading south to Austin.

As an aside, Merrill Garbus, one of the members of Sister Suvi, is Tune Yards, who played MHOW w/ Beiruit and Inlets on 2/4. Tune Yards also released its debut, BiRdBrAiNs, as a for-donations download.

In 2008, Thao with The Get Down Stay Down played a ton of NYC gigs, including a headlining Mercury Lounge show (2/4), two nights opening for Rilo Kiley at Terminal 5 (2/2 & 2/3), and a solo appearance at the Revenge of the Book Eaters benefit on October 7th. And 2008 also saw Thao's debut We Brave Bee Stings and All on Kill Rock Stars.

All Thao Nguyen with The Get Down Stay Down and Sister Suvi tour dates below...

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down - Tour Dates
March 18 - Austin, TX @ Club Deville &
March 19 - Austin, TX @ The Parish $
March 19 - Austin, TX @ The Parish *
March 19 - Austin, TX @ Radio Room (BrooklynVegan day party)
March 20 - Austin, TX @ Momo's ^
April 17 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat #
April 18 - Durham, NC @ Duke Coffee House #
April 19 - Mt Pleasant, SC @ Village Tavern #
April 20 - Atlanta, GA @ EARL #
April 21 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder - Florida State #
April 23 - Austin, TX @ The Parish #
April 24 - Ft Worth, TX @ Lola's #
April 25 - Lubbock, TX @ The Foundation #
April 26 - Santa Fe, NM @ The Sub - College of Santa Fe #
April 28 - San Diego, CA @ The Loft - UCSD #
April 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Hotel Cafe #
April 30 - San Francisco, CA @ Independent #
May 1 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios #
May 2 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey #
May 4 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux #
May 5 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court #
May 6 - Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive #
May 7 - Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Saloon #
May 8 - St Louis, MO @ Off Broadway Nightclub #
May 9 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle #
May 10 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern #
May 12 - Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse @
May 14 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom #
May 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church #
May 16 - Norfolk, VA @ The Boot #

& Kill Rock Stars SXSW day party
$ NPR day party w/ Blind Pilot, Dirty Projectors, K'NANN, Blitzen Trapper
* Hotel Cafe SXSW Showcase
^ KUT SXSW Showcase
# w/ Sister Suvi, Samantha Crain
@ w/ Sister Suvi

Sister Suvi - other 2009 Tour Dates
3/12 - Burlington, VT - 5th Element !!
3/13 - Portland, ME - Space !!
3/14 - Kittery, ME - Buoy Gallery !!
3/15 - New York, NY - Cakeshop %
3/16 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie %
3/17 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 %
3/18 - Athens, GA - Caledonia Lounge %
3/19 - Austin, TX - SXSW
3/20 - Austin, TX - SXSW
3/21 - Austin, TX - SXSW
3/22 - Dallas, TX - Mountain House %
3/24 - Bloomington, IN - Rachel's Cafet %
3/25 - Chicago, IL - Av-Aerie %
3/26 - Normal, IL - venue TBA % **
3/27 - Pontiac, MI - AC Rich %
3/28 - Toronto - Lee's Palace % $$
3/29 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore %
(then the dates with Thao are listed above)

!! w/ Shapes and Sizes
% w/ Takka Takka
** w/ Ohtis
$$ w/ Bruce Peninsula

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Comments (3)

Sister Suvi is probably the worst live show I've ever seen.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 4:50 PM

Sister Suvi is an AMAZING band live....maybe you were too drunk to know what band you were watching...DOUCHE !

Posted by freak you till you drop on your face | March 10, 2009 1:29 AM

!!!Burlington show also has NAT BALDWIN & RYAN POWER !!!

Posted by nick | March 10, 2009 12:43 PM

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