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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Basia Bulat at Boot and Saddle, Aaron and the Spell at World Cafe Live, Jonathan Richman at Union Transfer and more

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Canadian singer/songwriter Basia Bulat performs at Boot & Saddle tonight. Bulat swings from playing autoharp to guitar to ukulele, and her resonant voice, which manages to be raw yet full, has garnered comparisons to Joni Mitchell and Stevie Nicks. For Bulat’s most recent album, Tall Tall Shadow, she co-produced with Arcade Fire’s Tim Kingsbury, who also played guitar and bass on some of the tracks. Find tickets and more information for the Boot & Saddle performance here. Download her performance of “Tall Tall Shadow” from her recent World Cafe session below.

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JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound co-headlining the TLA with ESCORT on November 20th

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Chicago’s neo-soul band JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound are doing a co-headlining tour with ESCORT, a 17 piece disco orchestra from New York City. Catch the whole gang at TLA on Wednesday, November 20th. Tickets for the November show will be on sale tomorrow here. Below, listen to a song from JC Brooks’ recent album, Howl, and sample some of Escorts dance floor grooves.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound at Morgan’s Pier (Free!), West Philly Orchestra at Penn Museum, Black Kids/Kids at Johnny Brenda’s, Rickie Lee Jones at WCL Wilmington

JC Brooks and the Uptown SoundIndie soul-funk outfit JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound are playing a free show at Morgan’s Pier tonight. The band is touring in support of their new record, Howl, which was released this May on Bloodshot Records. JC Brooks has a strong, classic soul voice that his band backs with a part funk, part indie rock, part post-punk sound. Check out their recent single, “Rouse Yourself;” the silly music video features Aubrey Plaza and Jake Johnson. Find more information on the 21 plus show here.

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