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At the pace of the uber-fast, Twitter-ific world we live in now, last month’s SXSW 2011 music festival might be already gone and forgotten. But for some of us (like me) the experience still resonates. Thirty-plus live shows, tons of memorable moments, and a whole lot of tofu kimchi tacos from a food truck: it […]

Dianna Agron (Quinn from Fox’s Glee) recently shot a video for our friends Thao with the Get Down Stay Down‘s song “Body”, which debuted exclusively on the Oxfam America website. As Thao explains: “Last winter, Dianna contacted me to see about directing her first music video for my band. I so readily agreed, the internet […]

Once a year, the initiative known as Blog Action Day calls on bloggers around the world to post something about a specific concern, all on the same day. This year’s topic is climate change. Since my day job involves campaigning and lobbying to convince lawmakers and world leaders to address the effects of climate change, […]

The best party of SXSW week last year looks to do it again this year… The Mess With Texas 3 initial lineup for March 21 has been announced, and includes the following: The Black Lips Soft Pack (formerly The Muslims)King Khan & the ShrinesThe Thermals Akron/FamilyThao and the Get Down Stay DownCircle JerksJapanther Crystal AntlersMonotonixTrash […]

I caught a fantastic set Monday night by Thao Nguyen and the Get Down Stay Down at the Knitting Factory. She’s often compared to Cat Power, but I think that’s kind of lazy…if she must be compared to someone vocally, you’d have to include Joni Mitchell, Sinead O’Connor, and maybe even a little Edie Brickell. […]