Live Review, 2/23/12: Thao Nguyen Brings Out the Badass at Bottom of the Hill

Thao Nguyen

Thao Nguyen

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Garrett Pierce

Thursday, Feb. 24, 2012

Bottom of the Hill

Better than: Every live performance Thao has given to date.

If anything is left standing at Bottom of the Hill after last night's Noise Pop festival show, it is certainly by the good graces of powerhouse indie songstress Thao Nguyen. With a new band and edgier demeanor, Nguyen decimated last night's lineup with a magnificent power.

The show was destined to make waves when it sold out a week prior to performance, in no small way influenced by the ingénue's work outside of her band. Nguyen is known for lobbying government officials on behalf of musicians, and works to benefit domestic violence shelters and sexual abuse counseling services.

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