Thao with The Get Down Stay Down tour with The Head and The Heart, ditch Mirah because her name is too short

Thao with The Get Down Stay Down tour with The Head and The Heart, ditch Mirah because her name is too short

Earlier this year NPR and a few other trusted sources went gaga-googoo over Thao and Mirah’s collaborative effort of the same name (TMT Review), and it wasn’t just because tUnE-yArDs’ Merrill Garbus produced it (though that certainly helped win tepid fans over). Well, this news has nothing to do with Mirah or Garbus or anything like that. Sorry.

Today we cater, instead, to those who like their Thao the old-fashioned way, with a little bit of The Get Down Stay Down to keep ya warm on those annoyingly breezy Bay Area summer nights. And Thao, who’s called SF home for long enough now, knows better than most how to dress for such occasions. In fact, it basically feels like fall year-round there, so no wonder their tour kicks off as the autumnal weather hits the rest of the country.

On September 20, Thao and The Get Down Stay Down embark on a 23-date tour, most of which find them supporting the folky Seattleites The Head and The Heart.


09.20.11 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
09.21.11 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
09.22.11 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theater
09.23.11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
09.24.11 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
09.25.11 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Ukie Club
09.26.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
09.27.11 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
09.28.11 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge *
09.30.11 - Boston, MA - Royale
10.01.11 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
10.02.11 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
10.03.11 - Grand Rapids, MI - Calvin College Fine Arts Center
10.06.11 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
10.07.11 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theater
10.08.11 - Minneapolis, MN - The Cedar Cultural Center
10.09.11 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
10.10.11 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theater
10.14.11 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
10.18.11 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
10.19.11 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
10.20.11 - Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom
10.22.11 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile *

* not opening for The Head and the Heart

• Thao with The Get Down Stay Down:
• The Head and The Heart:
• Kill Rock Stars: