I first came across Thao With the Get Down Stay Down in early spring opening for Rilo Kiley. Having no idea who Thao Nguyen was, I was a bit skeptical. To my surprise this girl and her eclectic backing band totally blew me away. Thao plays a bluesy kind of indie rock with a voice that is half crooner half riot grrl. This girl has so much energy especially when she performs live, I’m not sure how she’s not exploded yet. Thao With the Get Down Stay Down are performing all across the country for the remainder of the year.
Be sure to check out their tourdates at www.myspace.com/thaomusic