10/28/09 Turner Hall Milwaulkie, WIRead More
10/29/09 Canopy Club Urbana, IL
10/30/09 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
10/31/09 Cafe at Majestic Theater Detroit, MI
11/01/09 El Mocambo Toronto, ON
11/02/09 Il Motore Montreal, Quebec
11/03/09 Middle East Cambridge, MA
11/04/09 Bowery Ballroom NY
11/05/09 First Unitarian Church Phila, PA
11/06/09 Black Cat Washington DC
11/07/09 Canal Club Richmond, VA
11/09/09 EARL Atlanta, Georgia
11/11/09 Studio @ Warehouse Houston, TX
11/12/09 Mohawk Austin, TX
11/13/09 Lola’s Ft Worth, TX
11/14/09 Jake’s Lubbock, TX
11/17/09 Rhythm Room Phoenix, AZ
11/18/09 Plush Tucson, AZ
11/19/09 Casbah San Diego
11/20/09 Glass House Pamona, CA
The Cedar is notorious for keeping its schedule, so starting at 7:30pm sharp, was David Shultz and the Skyline (myspace) a pretty mild singer/songwriter that did end with a strong finish when Get Down Stay Down's Adam Thompson and Willis Thompson joined him on stage.
The Portland Cello Project, aka PCP, (official / myspace) is an interesting band. They consist of five cellists, who, as told by ringleader Douglas Jenkins, started around the Portland area between classically trained musicians. Lots of highlights, the Pantera cover, "Mouth For War", the Halo theme song, and the Elliott Smith cover. You can tell they like Smith, having stated that he passed away six years and two weeks.
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down was eager to get on stage. Lots of foot-tapping and lots of hand-clapping. Thao admitted that this was only the second-ever sit-down venue they played. That the other one, it was a Christian college, and they weren't allowed to dance. "It was the Footloose town!," she laughed.
Since that story, the audience seemed to warmed up and pretty soon everyone stood up. This is weird, considering that I don't think I've ever seen the venue with people standing up.
|Thao with the Get Down Stay Down ♥ Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis (10/27/09).|
Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay Down are currently on tour. Their latest album, Know Better Learn Faster is out now. For a free download song, "Know Better Learn Faster", head over to their record label, Kill Rock Stars.