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Live Video: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down @ Bumbershoot Music Lounge

Opening our three-day broadcast during Bumbershoot this past Labor Day weekend, Thao and The Get Down Stay Down brought their brand of entertaining indie folk populism to the Music Lounge. On stage, Thao Nguyen and her bandmates alternate their fairly serious, socially minded songs with an easy and occasionally self-deprecating stage banter. Read more aboutRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2013: Day 1

Saturday’s Bumbershoot festivities got the 2013 season off to a great start. With the turnout highlight of the day going to rising Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, and with a three way tie for most dancing going to !!!, Charles Bradley, and Crystal Castles, the day was an eclectic bunch of gems. Being one of theRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 1: Thao and The Get Down Stay Down

text by Jacob Webb and Anna McClain In 21st century indie rock, “populist” isn’t necessarily a term that a lot of bands would want attached to them, but Thao and The Get Down Stay Down gladly wear it as a badge of honor. On their latest album, We The Common, Thao Nguyen and her bandmatesRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

With the KEXP Spring Fundraising Drive now over (and thank you to everyone who pledged a gift of support), it’s time to get down to some live music in Seattle. This week, things start with a couple nice little shows at Easy Street Records in West Seattle with Pickwick on Monday night, and The CaveRead more…

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Live Video: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

Thao Nguyen is a voice of the people. While her music leans a bit more toward peppy indie pop than hippy folk rock, Thao’s songs on her fourth LP, We The Common, are about the individual experiences and personal interactions we all have. As she says about the new Thao & The Get Down StayRead more…

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Song of the Day: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – Holy Roller

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Holy Roller” by Thao &Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Of course all the talk this week will be about the second annual Heineken City Arts Festival. This year, the three-day fest will take place October 20-22, featuring headlining acts Ryan Adams, Robyn, Built to Spill, Crystal Castles, and Ozomatli playing at various venues around town. Additional artists include  Shabazz Palaces, Campfire OK, The Fucking Eagles, Grand Hallway, The HelioRead more…

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