McDougall United Church, 10086 MacDonald Drive | Doors 7:00pm, show at 7:45pm. All ages | $25 advance. General admission | Presented by 2018 Up and Downtown Music Festival (UP+DT)
American singer-songwriter Thao Nguyen perfectly captures the duality of musically playful and lyrically heavy-hearted tunes through her captivating music. Her songs are raw and infectious, her voice has a distinctive swagger, and she’s a remarkably nimble guitarist. Apart from her successful solo career, Thao also serves as the frontwoman of indie pop group Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, and has collaborated with Joanna Newson and Andrew Bird, The Portland Cello Project, and with tUne-yArD’s Merrill Garbus under the name Merrillthaocracy.