The This is East Van book launch happened last Thursday at the Waldorf. We were going to check it out, but didn't feel like paying cover for an event we'd only stay at for 20 minutes... so we did a 180 and went straight to the Biltmore (where we were supposed to be, anyway) instead. Fortunately for us, the Thao and Mirah show was phenomenal. Openers Alex Guy and Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside were equally incredible. All in all, one of the better shows.