Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down (10:00 PM)

Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside (9:00 PM)

Mon, April 8, 2013

8:00 pm


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Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
It's an unmistakable mark of maturity that Thao Nguyen's songs have gone from conjuring backyards and bee stings to county lines and city hall protests. "All they wanted was a villain, a villain/And all they had was me," she sings her spry lilt on the title track of We the Common, her fourth album with the Get Down Stay Down. But "We The Common" strikes a perfect balance between nimble, playful energy and sharp political edge -- a trick Nguyen may have picked up from her pal Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, who produced the 2011 collaboration between Thao and Mirah.

"I have had over a year respite from touring and recording," Nguyen says about the album's gestation period. "In this year I started really trying to be a part of the community I live in." Which also reflects a shift: Nguyen's songs often feel singularly personal, but this track finds her music embodying a more communal spirit. As the a chorus of voices join hers in a round of off-kilter "oohs," she croaks, "Oh, how we the common do crack."
Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside
Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside's new record Untamed Beast is a visceral rock and roll romp. Like a cross between "Ella Fitzgerald and Tom Waits" (Mashable) Sallie has established herself as one of the most powerful female voices in indie rock. Ford and her group - Tyler Tornfelt (upright bass), Ford Tennis (drums), and Jeffrey Munger (lead guitar) - recorded the album's 11 tracks with Adam Landry and Justin Collins (Deer Tick, Middle Brother) at Jackpot! Studios in the band's hometown of Portland, Oregon.

On the new album the band creates a powerful statement on finding freedom through defying conformity. Through clever (often racy) turns of phrase, Sallie twists traditional notions of gender and genre. She says "it's time for a girl to infiltrate the boys world of rock n roll and grab it by the balls. To me rock n roll isn't a genre, it's an energy." From the exuberantly sexy "Do Me Right" to the free-spirited cry of "Party Kids," Untamed Beast has a lust for life.

Untamed Beast is the follow up to 2011's Dirty Radio which Brooklyn Vegan called "phenomenal [and] monumental." In 2011 Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside made their national television debut on Letterman, were one of the most talked about new performers at Bonnaroo, the Newport Folk Fest and Bumbershoot, and were championed by Jack White and The Avett Brothers.
Venue Information:
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069

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