Thao Nguyen

Nguyen is raspy and jarring where Lewis is sweet and graceful, and her energetic, slightly manic performance definitely left an impression on the crowd. Extra kudos go to Thao's backing band, The Get Down Stay Down, for replacing almost an entire percussion section with really enthusiastic clapping and the best use of mariachis I've seen since grade four music class. [a review of last week's Toronto show]

TWTGDSD played their first of three NYC shows last night (June 2, 2008). It was opening for Rilo Kiley at Terminal 5. They do it again tonight (June 3). Wednesday they play their own show at Mercury Lounge. More pictures below....

Thao Nguyen

Thao Nguyen

Thao Nguyen

Thao Nguyen

Thao Nguyen

Thao Nguyen

Thao Nguyen

Thao Nguyen

All tour dates HERE.

Rilo Kiley pictures HERE.

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