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Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Black Cat, 4/17/09

I have heard of Thao for a while now, she’s a young local singer with a degree of success (signed to Kill Rock Stars ). I’d never gotten around to seeing her but a friend who is a big fan wanted to go so I was quite willing. I have kind of a thing for Asian-American guitar-playing chicks anyway… who doesn’t? She was pretty good… dynamic, charismatic, had decent chops on guitar. She reminded me of a cross between Edie Brickell and Ani DiFranco . I like that kind of music but it isn’t my favorite,…