Thao Nguyen Stuns With Acoustic “Kindness Be Conceived”

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Thao & the Get Down Stay Down‘s latest album, We the Common, reveals the San Francisco artist to be as adept an arranger as she is a songwriter. But to see the mastermind Thao Nguyen sans bells and whistles is to realize what an incredible player she is as well.” – Spin

You’re probably used to hearing the ever-so-talented Thao Nguyen play with the support of her band, The Get Down Stay Down (with whom she’ll be performing when she opens our October 28 Head & The Heart show), however, solo acoustic Thao is every bit as sonically arresting.   Just take a listen to this lovely performance of “Kindness Be Conceived” courtesy of the folks at Spin if you need proof!

Free MP3 Download From These United States — In Town TONIGHT!

These United States

These United States will kick off tonight’s Thao and Mirah show at The High Noon Saloon, and they’ve generously offered a free download from their latest album, What Lasts, to our blog readers as a preview.  If you like what you hear, we hope you’ll be able to make it out to see them perform live later this evening.

FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD: These United States – “The Great Rivers”

The show will get rolling around 8:30pm tonight (June 29th), followed by a collaborative set by Thao & Mirah with The Most Of All.  Tickets are still available here, and at the door.

(P.S. 77 Square‘s Jessica Gressa recently chatted with the two fabulous headlining ladies.  Read her full interview here.)

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Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways (6.23-6.29): Melvins and Thao & Mirah with The Most Of All

Thao and Mirah

As if hearing the announcement that Stars, Citizen Cope and The Walkmen will all be playing in Madison later this year wasn’t enough to start your week out on the right foot, how about some free tickets to see Melvins or Thao and Mirah with The Most Of All?  Yup, we’re giving away a pair for each show, so read on to find out how to get your sweet little tune lovin’ paws on ’em…

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Music News Recap: Interviews and Oddities

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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Exene Cervenka, of the legendary punk band X, has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Exene Cervenka

Exene Cervenka

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Media Roundup: Live Previews and Legal Matters (Baby)

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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You want weird?  We’ve got weird.  Bet you never thought you’d see the names James Iha, Taylor Hanson, Adam Schlesinger and Bun E. Carlos in the same sentence, did you?  Now what if we told you they were all members of a brand new supergroup called Tinted Windows?  Yeah.  Seriously.  

 

The members of Tinted Windows

The members of Tinted Windows

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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss are heading back to the studio to record the follow-up to their award-winning album, Raising Sand.  

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Hey Anglophiles! Want full coverage of the BRIT awards?  Point that mouse riiiiight here for photos, vids, results and more!

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Kings of Leon‘s Only By The Night album was a massive hit with fans and critics alike last year.  Eagerly anticipating new tunes from the Followill brothers?  The good news: the songs are indeed on their way.  The bad news: you’ll have to wait another year to hear them. 

 

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

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For a long time, if you wanted to make money being a musician, you had to set pen to paper and WRITE!  A new bill called The Performance Rights Act would ensure that studio musicians, band members and songwriters would all receive compensation in the form of radio airplay royalties for their work.  

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Naomi Klein, author of the brilliant book No Logo, is undoubtedly cringing at this latest perversion of art by the folks at Bacardi.  First SoCo, now this?  There was, however, an artistic victory worth noting regarding the estate of Jimi Hendrix and its battle with Hendrix Electric Vodka.  Baby steps…

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Want to get schooled in the fine art of maximizing sound quality from your headphones?  Look no further.  

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Thao Nguyen will hit the road with Samantha Crain!  Click here for the tour dates plus a video from the always amazing Miss Nguyen herself!  

 

Thao Nguyen

Thao Nguyen

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The Spinto Band was recently featured on Daytrotter.com, with free downloads.  _______________________________

Dane101’s Steve Furay pays tribute to the late legendary hip hop producer J Dilla.  

 

J Dilla

J Dilla

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The Grammy Awards are hardly relevant in the eyes of many music fans, but the increased presence of indie artists taking home awards this year has got to be a good thing, right?

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Fans of Noah and the Whale will want to check out this video (part 1 of a series) filmed for La Blogotheque.  Also, in case you missed our review of their gorgeous debut album, Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down, you can read it here.    

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The individual accused of threatening to kill Men At Work frontman Colin Hay was arrested in Los Angeles last week. Who can it beeeee now?  The band’s own guitarist, Ronald Strykert!  

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Calexico‘s Joey Burns recently took the time to participate in an interview for MOG TV.  

 

Calexico

Calexico

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On March 7th, alt-country singer-songwriter Haley Bonar will roll into Madison.  Get a preview of what’ll be in store at the show here, and while you’re at it, you can head over here to grab your tickets in advance!  

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And, naturally, when April 16th rolls around you’ll want to find yourself at the Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit‘s show at the High Noon Saloon.  Here are just a few reasons why. (Psst! Get tickets to the show now! ) 

 

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

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