March 26, 2009

New Thao Nguyen song at SXSW

Thao Nguyen and the Get Down Stay Down played several kickass shows in Austin this year. Her set on Friday night at Momo’s was one of the most packed that I personally attended, with a huge line outside left unsatisfied. I squeezed my way in nimbly up to the front and wow — that woman is ferocious and fearless in her music and her stage presence. She knows how to wield a guitar and craft a song with all the right balances.

Thao played a brand new song to the packed house (there’s one blurb of scratchy audio but then my camera gets on the ball):

A new album is expected from Thao this year.

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  • I’m not floored, but it’s good to see the creative juices are flowing … and watching her the energy of her performance will pull me in, time and again. Can’t wait to see her in May in SLC (and maybe in Boise in Denver, too, why not?)

    Dainon — March 26, 2009 @ 3:13 pm

  • Yes! I vote for Denver, Wednesday May 6th! And with Samantha Crain, who I missed at SX. Come on down.

    browneheather — March 26, 2009 @ 10:48 pm

  • I was at this show and was completely blown away by her the boundless energy of her performance. I had already liked many of the songs off her record, but this really sealed the deal for me.

    I was talking to her after she played, and I noticed she was holding YOUR CARD, which was kind of funny. I would have liked to have thanked you for writing such a great blog, and also for geeking me to Everything Absent Or Distorted, who I would never have known to check out and play on my little nickel and dime college radio show.

    SXSW sure is the best overwhelming thing ever, isn’t it?

    Ed — March 27, 2009 @ 5:47 am

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