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The first of two weekends of Austin City Limits went down in Austin over the weekend, a ton of official aftershows included. One of those shows was headlined by The National at Stubb's on Saturday. Thao and The Get Down Stay Down opened. Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver), who was in town to play with his band The Shouting Matches, surprised the lucky crowd by joining the National for their last two songs, "Terrible Love" and "Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks" (Justin also sings on the album version). National frontman Matt Berninger gave the crowd even more love by jumping into it at the end of the latter. Watch video of both, along with a set of pictures from the show (though no pictures of Justin), and the National's setlist, below....
Outside Lands 2012 (more by Amoreena Lucero)
Lollapalooza and Osheaga are behind us, but the summer festivals keep rolling on with San Francisco's Outside Lands this weekend (8/9-8/11). The festival is sold out, but if you've already got tickets and are going, you might like to know how to get there, and once you're there, the festival map will help you find your way around inside.
Meanwhile, if you're not going to Outside Lands, but still want to watch the fun go down, you can stream it live on Purevolume. Artists whose sets will stream live include Jessie Ware, The National, Band of Horses, Yeasayer, and more on Friday; Nine Inch Nails, Grizzly Bear, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix, The Tallest Man on Earth, Baauer, Gary Clark Jr and more on Saturday; and Vampire Weekend, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dawes, Kurt Vile, Foals, Rudimental, Camper Van Beethoven and more on Sunday.
The full Outside Lands schedule can be found at their site. Full streaming schedule below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down @ Pier 84, 7/25/2013
It wasn't just the Foxygen Show at Hudson River Park's Pier 84 on Thursday (7/26). Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, who have been touring their pants off in support of new album, We The Common, were also on the River Rocks bill. Pictures from their set (and The Aves who opened the night).
There's no tour letup in sight, either. She'll be spending the rest of the summer on the road with Lady Lamb the Beekeeper and then this fall, Thao will be out supporting The Head and the Heart. That tour will hit NYC for two shows: Terminal 5 on November 5 and Webster Hall on November 6. Quiet Life are also on both of those shows and tickets are on sale now.
All tour dates, plus more pics from Thao and The Aves at Pier 84, below.
The Moog Sound Lab is a video series where bands and artists are invited to perform in the Moog Music factory in Asheville, North Carolina. With an arsenal of Moog equipment at their disposal, the musicians offer radically new takes on their material.
Much like The Tallest Man on Earth, who was featured in the last installment, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down are not normally associated with electronic music but their time in the Moog Sound Lab made for interesting new direction. Performing "We the Common (For Valerie Bolden)" from this year's We the Common, Thao hangs onto her banjo but the rest of the band switched to Moog analog circuitry. Bassist Adam Thompson laid down thick lines on the Moog Sub Phatty Synthesizer while drummer Jason Slota keeping the beat with three Minimoog modules, and Johanna Kunin used a Slim Phatty poly-chain to color things in.
You can catch Thao & the Get Down Stay Down in NYC when they open for Foxygen at Hudson River Park's River Rocks on July 25 which is a free show.
Previous installments of The Moog Sound Lab series, which has been premiering here at BrooklynVegan, featured Diamond Rings, Zola Jesus, Washed Out, and Toro Y Moi. You can watch video of Thao & the Get Down Stay Down's Moog Sound Lab performance below.
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today in NYC
* Andy Statman @ Barbes
* Song of Zebulon @ Barbes
* Questlove @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Neon Legion @ Mercury Lounge
* 'Rock n' Roll High School' @ Videology
* A Hawk and a Hacksaw @ Lincoln Center
* Eat Skull, Modra, The Abandos @ The Flat
* Zapp Band, D-Nice @ Brooklyn Bridge Park
* oOoOO, Selebrities, Dark Sister @ Glasslands
* Buckcherry, Heaven's Basement @ Irving Plaza
* Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers @ Beacon Theater
* Marcel Dettmann, Steffi, Anthony Parasole @ Output
* pacificUV, Lazyeyes, Ski Lodge, Coastgaard @ Pianos
* Hikashu, Libel, The Suzan, Racing Heart @ Muchmore's
* Wayne Horvitz and Sweeter Than The Day @ The Stone
* Friend Roulette, EULA, Matty Fasano @ Mercury Lounge
* Malaikat dan Singa, Dan Higgs, PC Worship @ Cake Shop
* Desert Stars, Howth, Carroll, Pinegrove @ Cameo Gallery
* Natural Child, Liquor Store, Daddy Long Legs @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Yarn/Wire, Peter Evans, Tyondai Braxton @ Issue Project Room
* Total Control, Raspberry Bulbs, Crazy Spirit, Survival @ 285 Kent
* Sarah Jarosz, Chris Trapper, Trumpeter Swan @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Terveet Kadet, Iron Lung, Massgrav, Wake, Lotus Fucker @ Saint Vitus Bar
* The Mohawk Lodge, Life Size Maps, Bennio Qwerty, Slothbear @ Big Snow
* Beware of Darkness, Peanut Butter Lovesicle @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Wayne Horvitz and the Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble @ The Stone
* Dead Confederate, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Bugs in the Dark @ Knitting Factory
* Diamond Terrifier, Wooden Indian Burial Ground, Kirin J Calinan @ Silent Barn
* Chris Gethard, Shellshag, Little Seizures, Ape Hangers, GDP @ Death By Audio
* Caroline Smith & The Goodnight Sleeps, Xenia Rubinos, Cold Blood Club @ Union Pool
* ISM, The Minor Cuts, Up For Nothing, The New Scum, The Broken Spines @ The Paper Box
* Sky White Tiger, My Pet Dragon, My Midnight Heart, Herra Terra, Behaviors @ Bowery Electric
* United States of Bass w/ Big Freedia, Drop the Lime, DJ Spinn, DJ Rashad, Salva, JWOW, Egyptian Lover, Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Assault @ Santos Party House
* Norah Jones, Patrick Carney (of The Black Keys), Jason Isbell, Butch Walker & The Black Widows, Cory Chisel, Delta Spirit, Johnny T, Adam Green @ Bowery Ballroom
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We reported some Seaport Music Festival news earlier and now the free, annual River Rocks series (for the second year on Pier 84) has announced it's 2013 line-up. The first happens on July 11 with Generationals and Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside. Then the second happens on July 25 with Foxygen (who will hopefully actually play this time) and Thao & the Get Down Stay Down (who just toured with Sallie Ford) and Waxahatchee. And finally, on August 8 it's Titus Andronicus and Ducktails. That explains the absence of a NYC date on Titus' upcoming tour. All River Rocks shows are free and all-ages. Doors open at 6 PM.
Generationals just played Bowery Ballroom last night (4/22) and are sticking around for another NYC show TONIGHT (4/23) at The Rock Shop with Future of What. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.
Waxahatchee open for The Babies this Saturday (4/27) at Glasslands (sold-out).
Titus Andronicus just released a Record Store Day 12", which included "Still Lie with Hot Deuce and Silver Platter" from last year's Local Business and two previously unreleased tracks, "(I've Got A) Date Tonight" and "The Dog," the latter of which is sung by drummer Eric Harm, rather than frontman Patrick Stickles. Updated Titus dates are listed, along with a stream of "The Dog," below...
Outside Lands Fest 2012 (more byAmoreena Lucero)
The 2013 edition of San Francisco's Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival with happen at Golden Gate Park on August 9 - 11. This year's line-up includes Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, D'Angelo, Willie Nelson, Grizzly Bear, Band of Horses, Hall & Oates, Foals, A-Track, Jurassic 5, Kurt Vile and many more. Tickets go on sale Thursday (4/18) at noon PDT.
This is the sixth edition of Outside Lands, and the full announced line-up is below.
Thao at MHOW in 2010 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As mentioned, the new Thao & the Get Down Stay Down album, We the Common, came out this week (2/5) via the Domino affiliated Ribbon Music, and in March the band will head out on a previously discussed tour with Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside, which hits NYC on March 22 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show are still available. Thao and Sallie have also added another NYC show to this tour, which will happen on March 25 at The Bell House. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/8) at noon.
The single from Thao's new album, "Kindness Be Conceived," features Joanna Newsom on guest vocals and you can stream that one, along with a list of all dates below...
DearsThao & the Get Down Stay Down will release their new album, We the Common, on February 5 via Domino imprint Ribbon Music. You can stream the album's first single, "Holy Roller," below. Not too long after, Thao will head out on tour with Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside that includes a NYC stop at Bowery Ballroom on March 22. Tickets go on AmEx presale on Wednesday (12/5) at noon with the regular on-sale on Friday (12/7) at noon. All tour dates are listed below.
We are packing up the astronaut ice cream and post card stamps- headed out on tour to see you. New record, different line up, more mature decision making.
I can't wait to share new songs with you and relive the old ones.
You: can you play that song you wrote?!
Me: I would love to... do you mind reminding me of the lyrics?
You: Give me my money back.
Truly excited to be back on the road and playing for you.
DOWNLOAD: Thao & Mirah - "Eleven" featuring tUnE-yArDs (MP3)
Mirah & Thao Nguyen at MHoW (photos by Amanda Hatfield)
Mirroring the sentiment that was out in force this past weekend, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down will headline a Planned Parenthood benefit at Bowery Ballroom on April 4th with The Bloodsugars. Tickets go on sale Thursday 3/3 at noon. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down are also scheduled to play SXSW and the sold-out Coachella festival next month. All dates are below.
In related news, Thao's collaborative efforts and tours with Mirah last year have borne fruit, as the pair are preparing to release an LP entitled "Thao & Mirah" via Kill Rock Stars on April 26th. Check out the album's first track, "Eleven", which features and was produced by tUnE-yArDs. MP3 above and stream below. The LP's tracklisting/art and a live video of a second track "How Dare You", with all dates, also below...
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This free BrooklynVegan show takes place on two stages at Radio Room in Austin, Texas this Thursday afternoon, March 19, 2009 from noon-6pm. Set times, more info, and answers to (hopefully) all FAQ's below...
Tickets are on Am Ex presale for a May 14th Thao and the Get Down Stay Down show at Bowery Ballroom
Kevin Devine is playing Bowery Ballroom on April 24th. Tickets are on sale.
Illinois is playing Mercury lounge on May 5th. Tickets are on sale.
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
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 & The Get Down Stay Down @ MHOW, Brooklyn - Mar 23, 2008 (Jonny Leather)
* Xiu Xiu and Thao are playing Fordham
* Frightened Rabbit is playing Union Pool
* The LK are playing Rehab (formerly Midway)
* Ida & The Glorytellers are playing Cake Shop
* Crystal Castles & Health are playing Studio B
* Delta Spirit & Port O'Brien are playing Union Hall
* Acid Mothers Temple & Danava are playing Mercury Lounge
* Joan as Policewoman & others playing Living Room's 10th
UPDATE: The LK show is cancelled.
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Tickets are (still) on sale for two upcoming NYC-area I'm From Barcelona shows in April. The band from Sweden is playing Maxwell's before they play Coachella and then coming back to the area to play the Brooklyn Masonic Temple after Coachella (and a couple other California shows). The Brooklyn show also has Thao with The Get Down Stay Down (who is currently on tour with Xiu Xiu) on the bill and is only $10 (before fees) because Boost Mobile and NY Magazine are sponsors, BUT I have no idea what this means:
Bonus:The subscription worth $7.00 is free, but you can get $7.00 back if you don't want the magazine? Or by buying a $10 ticket, you are really agreeing that you will subscribe for $7.00 unless you mail for the refund?.....All dates below.....
New York Magazine is including a 1-year (46 issues) subscription, a $7 value, with your ticket purchase.
*A welcome notice will be mailed to you from New York magazine with customer service information as well as an option to obtain a $7 refund, the value of the magazine, if you prefer not to subscribe.
Thao Nguyen live on WNYC
It was just six posts ago that the name "Nguyen" became the topic of conversation, and it was in that same post that we found out Thao Nguyen was on the radio yesterday. Now you can listen to that radio broadcast in the little embedded player up above, and you can hear Thao explain how to pronounce "Nguyen" in the video below (and keep watching because she sings a really good song after she finishes talking about, Kill Rock Stars, hoodies and other stuff).....
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DOWNLOAD: Thao and The Get Down Stay Down - Fear and Convenience (MP3)
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Xiu Xiu @ Lutheran Church, Brooklyn, NY - Jan 4, 2008 (CRED)
Xiu Xiu's new album Women As Lovers is out on Kill Rock Stars on January 28th. You can stream the whole thing at MySpace. Thao (Nguyen) and the Get Down Stay Down's We Brave Be Stings And All is out the same day (or one day later) - also on Kill Rock Stars. Naturally, Xiu and Thao are going on tour together. Their NY stops look like this:
03-24 Purchase, NY - Student Center (SUNY Purchase)Xiu Xiu is suing Rolling Stone. How was the church show? All dates below.....
03-23 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
03-25 New York, NY - Fordham University