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Basia Bulat
and Destroyer

Massey Hall Presents

After releasing her breakthrough debut album, Oh, My Darling, in 2007, Toronto singer-songwriter Basia Bulat has gained a steadfast following—and two Polaris Prize nominations—with her luminous vocals and heartfelt lyrics. (For Bulat, regret and lost love often devastate but never conquer.) Two albums later, electronic and electric influences have joined a folk arsenal that includes the autoharp—a trademark, and remarkable onstage—the hammered dulcimer, guitar, piano and the charango, proof of an artist always up for a challenge.

The brainchild of The New Pornographers’ Dan Bejar, Destroyer (solo) has been confounding categorization since its founding in Vancouver in 1995. The indie outfit—a festival favourite at Roskilde, Pitchfork Music Festival, Coachella and company—bounces easily between folk, rock, jazz and chamber pop. Add that to nine albums’ worth of lyrics that can be literary, oblique, playful and dense, Destroyer’s complex output is multi-layered—and always fascinating.

Related Links:
Basia Bulat - Official Site
Destroyer - Official Site
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Offering unparalleled insight into the country’s most storied live music venue, Live at Massey Hall honours a rich past and looks to an exciting future, drawing in audiences around the world with an investment in the concert-going experience. A new series devoted to Canadian artists, it marries the thrill of live performance and the intimacy of behind-the-scenes access.

Live at Massey Hall concerts will be recorded, filmed, and edited into a series of 30-minute episodes, made up of concert night footage, to be later broadcast online. With tickets to the live events priced at a symbolic $18.94, a nod to the year of Massey Hall’s founding, Toronto audiences can have first-hand knowledge of what the legend is all about, and witness the emergence of Canada’s next generation of musical greats.

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Basia Bulat
and Destroyer

Live at Massey Hall

Also part of this series: 
Timber Timbre with special guest Cold Specks
Cœur de pirate with special guest Bry Webb
Great Lake Swimmers and The Rural Alberta Advantage

  • Thurs Jul 10, 2014 8pm