Posted by: Cory | July 16, 2008

Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay Down @ Skull Alley – 7/21

BackseatSandbar.com presents the first of hopefully a plentiful series of concerts, the first of which is the amazing Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay Down, live at Skull Alley on Monday, July 21st.  As I’ve mentioned before (and thus the reason I’m putting this show on) Thao Nguyen (pronounced “Win”) is one of my favorite artists of the year, having released my top album of January on Kill Rock Stars, We Brave Bee Stings and All to significant praises in the blogosphere & received a 7.7 from Pitchfork in follow-up of 2005’s Like the Linen.  Also, I had the chance to see Thao (review) & her stage presence resmebles that of a cat with a ball of yarn, thrashing about in the cutest of ways.  To match,  Thao has the lyrical beauty and emotion of Cat Power less the aching with the energy of Feist, so if you’ve a warm place in your heart for either of those two, you’re going to absolutely fall in love with Thao.

One of our local favorites, The Instruction, will be opening.  They played a set at our party at the Pour Hous and brought the roof down.  If that isn’t enough, Thao’s tourmates, Tune Yards, will also be playing (if you haven’t heard their stuff, check it out below)!

Tickets are $7 at the door & it’s all-agesShow starts at 7pm and given the number of bands, I wouldn’t be late.  Support us on this one, despite the short notice, and we’ll do what we can to continue bringing incredible talent to this city of ours.

Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay DownBeat ( Health Life & Fire)
Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay DownFeet Asleep
Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay DownBag Of Hammers

The InstructionMayday
The InstructionChange in the Merge
The InstructionHello Darlin’

Tune-YardsFiya

For the Full Tour Schedule (Thanks Pitchfork)

July 2008
19 – Columbus, OH @ Milo
20 – Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Tavern – w/ Tune Yard
21 – Louisville, KY @ Skull Alley – w/ Tune Yards and The Instruction
22 – St Louis, MO @ Off Broadway – w/ Tune Yard
23 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews – w/ Tune Yard
24 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive – w/ Tune Yard
25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court – w/ Tune Yard
26 – Stanley, ID @ Pioneer Park
29 – Portland, OR @ Holocene – w/ Horse Feathers, Harper Simon
31 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent – w/ Horse Feathers

August 2008
1 – Irvine, CA @ Phoenix Grille @ UC Irvine – w/ Horse Feathers
2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour – w/ Horse Feathers
3 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah – w/ Horse Feathers
4 – Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture – w/ Horse Feathers
5 – Lubbock, TX @ Bash Riprock’s – w/ Horse Feathers
6 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s – w/ Horse Feathers
7 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada – w/ Horse Feathers
8 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall – w/ David Schultz and the Skyline
9 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle – w/ David Schultz and the Skyline
11 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse – w/ David Schultz and the Skyline, Pepi Ginsberg
12 – Cambridge, MA @ TT The Bear’s – w/ David Schultz and the Skyline, Pepi Ginsberg
13 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom – w/ David Schultz and the Skyline, Pepi Ginsberg
14 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat – w/ David Schultz and the Skyline, Pepi Ginsberg

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Responses

  1. fuck yeah guys. great show.

  2. Congrats on your first show!

  3. And you get to Skull Alley by tapping a brick behind the The Leaky Cauldron?
    Or is there a street address?

  4. oh, i see it on the poster now, 1017 East Broadway.


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