Our lovely event booking manager, Carly, is spending her last week with us mulling over her most important final decision: her Music Monday pick. It was worth all those sleepless nights, Carly.

This week’s featured artist is indie alternative singer/songwriter Basia Bulat. This multi-talented lady not only sings, she plays the guitar, piano, ukelele, autoharp, hammered dulcimer and charango. Follow the links under those instrument names if you’re like me and had never heard of them before now.

A musician since the age of three, Basia counts her influences as Motown, Stax, The Beatles, Beach Boys, Sam Cooke, and her very own piano teacher Mom.

Hailing from Ontario, Bulat has toured across Canada, the U.S., Europe, and Australia. This fall she’ll be promoting the October 1 release of her new album Tall Tall Shadow. Listen to the title track here and pre-order the album here.

If you’re interested in seeing this 29-year old siren local and live in Chicago, head over to Schubas on November 7.

In the meantime, check out her beautiful song “Heart of My Own,” from her album titled the same name, released in 2010.

It’s that time of year again. No I’m not talking about Daylight Saving Time, I’m talking about the initial lineup announcements for Pitchfork. They’ve already announced their three headliners (R. Kelly, Bjork, and Belle & Sebastian), and there are various sources reporting additional artists in this year’s lineup, including Angel Olsen, El-P, Chairlift, and Swans. There are many more to come though, so we’ve thought of a few artists we’d really like to see at Pitchfork…

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The Clientele

Miniature Tigers

Yo La Tengo

Basia Bulat

Husky

Joanna Newsom – What’s that you say, she’s already on the lineup? Awesome :)