July 30, 2013
$15 General Admission
Near Water Concert Series Presents: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Fueled by Monster Energy Drink and KRUZ 106.7
Fresh off a new album release in February, folk rock group Thao & The Get Down Stay Down is headed to the Meyer Theatre on Tuesday, July 30, 7pm. Ribbon Music released We the Common, the third full-length album from the band.
Tickets are $15 general admission and go on sale this Friday, April 26 at 11am at all Ticket Star outlets, including the Resch Center box office, by phone 494.3401 or toll free 800.895.0071 and online at www.meyertheatre.org.
Front woman Thao Nguyen notes that the “Holy Roller” track “was the first song I wrote for this new record…it marked a shift in how I operate. I was steadily, in an overdue way, becoming grateful for everything and everyone I had. I tried to capture a sense of revival and a determination to be better.”
The album is the follow-up to Thao’s 2009 release Know Better Learn Faster, which Pitchfork praised for its “warm exuberance that keeps the music spry” while SPIN noted that Thao’s “lazily smoky voice has its bitterly harsh moments, but her coolly analytical self-awareness stings the most.”
Based in San Francisco after growing up in Falls Church, VA, Nguyen first picked up a guitar at age 12. She has worked with a long list of acclaimed artists including Andrew Bird, Mirah, Laura Veirs and producer Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens) and has recorded a pair of critically acclaimed records for Kill Rock Stars, 2008′s We Brave Bee Stings and All and the aforementioned 2009 release Know Better Learn Faster with her backing band the Get Down Stay Down. This year, in addition to recording her album, Thao toured the U.S. with the nationally syndicated NPR program “Radiolab.”
Opening the show will be Caroline Smith! With a new sound and strong backing band behind her, you will not want to miss out on this Midwestern native’s opening set!