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  1. 1st installment of “Points of Light” in Radio Silence today!

    Up and out today! Vol. III of lit. and rock & roll magazine Radio Silence. Included is the 1st installment of  ”Points of Light,” a series about my prison visits w/ the California Coalition for Women Prisoners. So glad to share more about the amazing people I meet, so thrilled to be a part of this publication. Get it here!

    ps- Subscription proceeds buy books and instruments for kids! c’mon, cold heart 


    Posted April 1st | Permalink

  2. Kazoo Orchestra moved to Hotel Utah!

    Hello Kazoo Orchestra!

    We are excited to meet you all this Sunday for this special experience with Thao!
    A few things:
    IMPORTANT: The location for this event has been changed to The Hotel Utah (500 4th Street @ Bryant) in SOMA. Please arrive at 3pm to meet the other members of the kazoo group and rehearse the Magik*Magik arrangement of “We The Common”. 
    Thao will join us around 4pm where we will play our song together. To finish out the experience, Thao will perform a short, unamplified solo set just for our kazoo orchestra. The event will conclude at 5pm.
    All participants will be provided with a kazoo and music for their part. You needn’t bring anything besides yourself and a photo ID so we can check your name off at the door. There will be NO tickets available at the door, all entries must be purchased in advance. If you have friends who are interested in attending, we have released an additional 10 spots to this event, which can be purchased hereIf you have any additional questions about the event, please email dario@magikmagik.com. Otherwise, see youon Sunday afternoon at Hotel Utah!

    Minna Choi
    Magik*Magik Director

    Posted March 29th | Permalink

  3. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down to perform at San Francisco Int’l Film Festival!

    Thao & The Get Down Stay Down will be performing at the San Francisco International Film Festival on 4/29 at the Castro Theatre.

    The band will perform with an assortment of classic, complex and funny films from the silent era. Included amongst them are Charlie Chaplin’s anarchic The Pawnshop, Robert Florey and Slavko Vorkapich’s groundbreaking The Life and Death of 9413: A Hollywood Extra, alchemical animation by Harry Smith and classic newsreels. The evening will also feature a few short works with sound, including original videos that Nguyen made in collaboration with filmmaker Lauren Tabak and one created especially for this event (SFFS).  

    Tickets go on sale tomorrow (3/21). More info: http://bit.ly/1gBiJXk

    Posted March 20th | Permalink

  4. Learn “We The Common” on kazoo with Thao + Magik Magik Orchestra!

    SF, come out to Hotel Utah on March 30th to learn and perform “We The Common” on kazoo with Thao and Magik Magik Orchestra! No musical experience necessary + free beer provided.

    Event starts at 3pm. All proceeds go to charity. Limited spots left! Details: http://bit.ly/1eh9Tl2

    Posted March 19th | Permalink

  5. Austin City Limits taping announced!

    ANOTHER thing I’ve wanted to do since I was a kid! Thanks so much ACL and universe. We are thrilled to announce that we will be taping our Austin City Limits debut on August 14th! More details here.

    Posted March 6th | Permalink

  6. Newport Folk Fest performance announced!

    Yall pre-teen dreams do come true. Thao and the Get Down Stay Down will be playing Newport Folk Fest in July alongside Mavis Staples, Band of Horses, and many more!

    Passes and more info available via Newport Folk: http://bit.ly/1fWttQ7

    Posted February 27th | Permalink

  7. Bonnaroo performance announced!

    Thao and the Get Down Stay Down will be performing at this year’s Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, TN, along with Elton John, Kanye West, Lionel Richie, Vampire Weekend, plus many more! 

    Tickets will be on sale starting Saturday, February 22 at noon EST. For more information, visit www.bonnaroo.com

    You can watch the full announcement video here

    Posted February 19th | Permalink

  8. California shows this weekend!


    This weekend, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down hit northern and southern California with Sonny and the Sunsets!

    San Francisco, there’s just a few tickets left, so be sure to get yours here. Also, we will have a few extra copies of the Thao is for Lovers cards (shown above) for sale at the show. 

    Los Angeles - you can pick up a special “Thao is for Lovers” show poster designed by Jason Munn (shown below), either at the show or with your ticket purchase.


    Posted February 13th | Permalink

  9. Order a customized ‘Thao is for Lovers’ card for Valentine’s Day!


    Order your valentine a ‘Thao is for Lovers’ Lithograph this year, and Thao will write a custom message on the card! 

    As many proceeds as possible will go to Thao’s valentine, the California Coalition for Women Prisoners.

    Send your personalized message as a Facebook message to Thao. Please include the name on the order, as well as how you would like the message to read. 

    All orders made by TODAY (Wednesday, 2/5) will be able to ship by Valentine’s Day! Get yours here: http://bit.ly/1iZj10Q

    Posted February 5th | Permalink

  10. Sasquatch performance announced!

    Thao & the Get Down Stay Down will be performing Sasquatch! this year, during the second weekend of the festival: July 4-6.

    Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 8 @ 10am local venue time. More information can be found on the festival website

    Posted February 4th | Permalink

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