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Watch Basia Bulat perform “It Can’t Be You” in black and white (playing Boot & Saddle on 11/20)

basia_bulat-web__largeBasia Bulat recently released a video for her single “It Can’t Be You” in anticipation for her upcoming album, Tall Tall Shadow, due out on October 1st. Watch as the rising folk-singer plays her acoustic piece in black and white in the Art Gallery of Ontario. The performance was a commissioned collaboration between Bulat and visual artist Stephanie Comilang, which inspired the artwork behind the album. “We played with the idea of what a stage should be, and what people’s expectations of performance might be, especially within the context of an art gallery,” Bulat tells Paste Magazine in an interview. Bulat will be touring this fall, stopping off at Boot & Saddle November 20th. Find more information and tickets to the show here. Watch the “It Can’t Be You” video below.

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Watch a video of Toy Soldiers playing live for Paste Magazine

Screen shot 2013-07-16 at 9.52.33 AMLast month, Philly blues-Americana dudes Toy Soldiers traveled a couple hours south to tape a performance for Paste Magazine’s Live at Aloft series. The session is out as of last night, and its a deadpan performance of “Heart in a Mousetrap” from Toy Soldiers’ 2012 EP Tell The Teller, rumbling amps and all. Watch the video here. Toy Soldiers perform at the 52nd Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival next month, and their forthcoming LP The Maybe Boys comes out in September, with an album release show at Johnny Brenda’s on 9/13. Get tickets and information on Fest here, and on the Johnny Brenda’s show here.

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Philly favorites Toy Soldiers to play live session for Paste Magazine

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Toy Soldiers have slowly been climbing from local favorites to national contenders with their infectious blend of blues-infused rock n’ roll.  This Friday, Toy Soldiers are set play a live session for Paste Magazine in Washington, DC.  So far, the group has released two EPs and one full length, but they’re gearing up to release their second full-length The Maybe Boys, produced by Bill Moriarty (who’s produced albums for some other Philly faves Dr. Dog and Man Man).  Click here for more information about the upcoming show, should you be inclined to roadtrip a couple hours south to support these local dudes. And if you’ve never seen them, check out their Hotbox session below for a taste of their live sound.

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Morning Roundup 8/26/10: On the crucial importance of service charges

  • Paste Magazine takes a look at Ticketology, the brand-new blog brought to you by Ticketmaster (boo! hiss!) for the sole purpose of explaining why the online ticket service slams its customers with so many ridiculous fees and charges. As Paste’s Bonnie Stiernberg points out, “The first post kicks off with the following nugget: ‘We get it – you don’t like service fees. You don’t like them mostly because you don’t understand what the heck they are for.’” Sounds like Ticketmaster doesn’t get it after all: We don’t give a good god damn what all the extra charges are for—we just don’t want to shell out an additional $23 in convenience and delivery fees on top of the $195 ticket cost to see Aerosmith perform at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. (Then again, we don’t really want to see Aerosmith in the first place…)
  • The Deli talks to Terrible Things’ Fred Mascherino about the band’s self-titled debut—a concept album inspired by the fires that devastated the steel-mill town of Coatesville, where he grew up. (The record-release show is Friday, August 27, at First Unitarian Church.)
  • The Deli also makes mention of Dangerous Ponies’ performance tonight at World Cafe Live, which is the first in a series of shows presented by QueerChannel Philly (with a portion of the proceeds benefiting The Attic Youth Center).
  • Make Major Moves can’t believe that tomorrow’s “Free At Noon” performance by Scissor Sisters at World Cafe Live isn’t sold out. Neither can we! What the hell? RSVP here.
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