Thao & the Get Down Stay Down are playing in New Orleans on Wednesday Nov. 13, opening for The Head and The Heart. The world celebrates World Kindness Day that day as well — coincidental, since two of the songs on the band’s latest album “We the Common” include the word “kind” in them (“The Feeling Kind” and “Kindness Be Conceived”). The Arcade caught up with frontwoman Thao Nguyen to ask her a few questions about kindness. Kind of.
Q: What would you say is the kindest vegetable?
A: Kale. Kale is a super-food. It’s the healthiest food you can have. It’s all the rage in California… There are no downsides to kale. Although, I have to say, it’s kind of hard to find kale in New Orleans.
Q: What’s the kindest city to play gigs in?
A: New Orleans, for sure. And Austin, they’re super nice folks.
Q: Who’s the kindest band member (excluding yourself)?
A: We say that our drummer is a cup of joy, so I guess that’d be him. He’s twenty-four — he’s younger and less jaded.
Q: Let’s say you’re going to a kindness-themed party. What do you dress up as?
A: Free money.
Q: You’re having a rough day and some kind person makes you a CD to cheer you up. What’s on the CD?
A: It’s probably a mix of late 80s, early 90s hip-hop. Let’s see — The Fat Boys, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, MC Lyte and some Salt N Peppa.
For more, make sure to check out The Arcade’s full interview with Thao Nguyen.
Tipitina’s Uptown // 8:30 p.m. // Tickets cost $25