Thao Nguyen contributes to NPR's Snap Judgment

While she's been working a new album, Thao Nguyen has also found time to become a public radio contributor. She recently shared this story about her grandmother for NPR's program, Snap Judgment. Thao also composed the instrumentals that accompany the piece. Thao's also been touring with RadioLab, and to celebrate Public Radio Month, did this brief interview with that program's hosts, Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, while backstage before a live performance in Salt Lake City.

Thao Nguyen scores ‘American Teacher,’ a documentary about the national education crisis through the eyes of the teachers

American Teacher is a new documentary from The Teacher Salary Project. The film was produced and directed by Academy Award winner Vanessa Roth, and produced by local literary giant Dave Eggers: Weaving interviews of policy experts and startling facts with the lives and careers of four teachers, our film, American Teacher, tells the collective story by and about those closest to the issues in our educational system — the 3.2 million teachers who spend every day in classrooms across the country. Through an interactive and evolving website and a feature-length documentary that brings together educational experts, student interviews, and a [...]

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TBB Video Premiere: Mirah performs “Hallelujah” live with Thao at Phono del Sol

Mirah - "Hallelujah" (Live with Thao at Phono del Sol) from BAMM.tv on Vimeo. We were fortunate to have BAMM.tv capturing the great performances at Phono del Sol last month, and we're pleased today to debut the first video from that day's festivities. Above, Mirah, joined by Thao Nguyen and Andrew Maguire, performs "Hallelujah," one of the many terrific songs from Thao & Mirah. Thanks to BAMM.tv and to the performers for this great clip.

Photos/Review: Thao & Mirah, Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside, Led to Sea @ The New Parish, 5/3/11

Photos by: Moses Namkung A decidedly female audience flocked to Oakland's The New Parish for a decidedly female led night of reverie: a nice breather from a music world that is often overcrowded by men. The evening began with Seattle's solo siren, Led to Sea. L. Alex Guy loops her classical tinged violin melodies into rich, full, arrangements. Her performance included both instrumentals and songs about bike disasters and archaic maritime love stories. Alex later joined the headliners, adding violin and synths. Portland's Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside (though they copped to the fact that only one of the [...]

Noise Pop: Way Behind the Music @ The Makeout Room 2/24/11

Anthony Bedard (Hank IV) at Way Behind the Music, Noise Pop 2011 from The Bay Bridged on Vimeo. By far the quirkiest event on Noise Pop's schedule this year was Way Behind the Music, a showcase of readings of musicians' memoirs by local musicians, writers and comedians, sponsored by the literary festival Litquake. With such a curious description, choosing Way Behind the Music as my one night off from live music was destiny. Work being read and performed came from a variety of authors -- from Marilyn Manson to Gene Simmons and Justin Bieber -- and the execution went above [...]

Regional Bias 2010: Thank you!

This year's Regional Bias fundraiser was a huge success in bringing out the local indie arts and music community, and we would like to thank everyone who came and made this such a special evening. Whether you were a performer, an artist, a ticket holder, or a volunteer, your contribution is deeply felt by all of us here, and it encourages us to push forward on a variety of exciting projects. If you scurried into the Magnolia Photo Booth at any point in the evening, all photos taken on Friday night are now available on their website. Enjoy! Man/Miracle John [...]

Regional Bias 2010 is one week away: Thao Nguyen, John Vanderslice, Man/Miracle, Exray’s @ The Verdi Club

We're now just one week away from Friday, July 23rd, when we'll be presenting our second annual fundraiser party, Regional Bias 2010, at the historic Verdi Club in San Francisco. Purchase advanced tickets to Regional Bias 2010! Regional Bias will feature musical performances by four great San Francisco Bay Area artists -- Thao Nguyen, John Vanderslice, Man/Miracle, and Exray's -- as well as some great local DJs, food, and art on display. As we've said before, this isn't your typical fundraiser event. It's a celebration of independent music's vital place in Bay Area culture.

The countdown continues: two weeks until Regional Bias!

We're now just two weeks away from Friday, July 23rd, when we'll be presenting our second annual fundraiser party, Regional Bias 2010, at the historic Verdi Club in San Francisco. Purchase advanced tickets to Regional Bias 2010! Regional Bias will feature musical performances by four great San Francisco Bay Area artists -- Thao Nguyen, John Vanderslice, Man/Miracle, and Exray's -- as well as some great local DJs, food, and art on display. As we've said before, this isn't your typical fundraiser event. It's a celebration of independent music's vital place in Bay Area culture. To send you into the weekend, [...]

Three weeks until Regional Bias: videos from Thao Nguyen, John Vanderslice, Man/Miracle and Exray’s

Three weeks from today, on Friday, July 23rd, 2010, we’re excited to present our second annual fundraiser party, Regional Bias 2010, a celebration of Bay Area music and culture to benefit The Bay Bridged, at the historic Verdi Club. Purchase advanced tickets to Regional Bias 2010! There will be musical performances by four great San Francisco Bay Area artists -- Thao Nguyen, John Vanderslice, Man/Miracle, and Exray's -- as well as some great local DJs, food, and art on display. As we've said before, this isn't your typical fundraiser event. It's a celebration of independent music's vital place in Bay [...]

Regional Bias 2010 Preview Mix (Podcast #219)

Regional Bias 2010 Preview Mix (Podcast #219) This week, we're taking a break from standard podcasting to present a special mix previewing what you'll hear at our upcoming fundraiser event, Regional Bias 2010, a celebration of Bay Area music and culture to benefit The Bay Bridged. Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged weekly podcast to get each new episode downloaded free to your iTunes the moment it's published! Regional Bias features performances by Thao Nguyen, John Vanderslice, Man/Miracle and Exray's, and DJ sets by members of Vetiver, Or, the Whale, and The Dont's. You'll hear music from all of these [...]

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