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Mission Creek Festival Spotlight: Thao and the Get Down Stay Down


Mission Creek Spotlight: Thao and the Get Down Stay Down

Tuesday, April 2 // 9:00 p.m.Thao and the Get Down Stay Down w. Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside, Har-di-Har

Storified by · Thu, Feb 28 2013 08:47:42

Tuesday, April 2 // 9:00 p.m.

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down w. Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside, Har-di-Har
Mission Creek Festival // Iowa City // April 2-7, 2013 // Tickets
Thao and the Get Down Stay Down bring their folky, Indie-pop style to the Mill on April 2. Thao Nguyen has found fame creating lyrics that can be as biting as they are playful.
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)kexpradio
According to a review from allmusic.com, “A few tracks into We the Common, singer/songwriter/bandleader Thao Nguyen bridges from verse to chorus on “The Feeling Kind” with the lyrics “Oh, honey look alive!/It’s just human troubles in the modern times.” This seemingly benign couplet actually speaks volumes for where Nguyen’s head is at on this album and the general focus on the larger human community that defines its songs.”
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Their most recent record, We the Common, has garnered praise for being more politically aware than their previous efforts, yet manages to keep the uptempo, optimistic vibe that audiences have come to expect.
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down’s newest album is the most thoughtful in musicality and lyricism in some time. We the common really do crybrandon pierce geary
Check out a few more Thao and the Get Down Stay Down songs below.
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down – Bag of Hammers
Thao The Get Down Stay Down – Geography
Thao and The Get Down Stay Down. Great band.Norman Grevillius


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