Basia Bulat @ Littlefield in 2010 (more by Chris La Putt)

Basia Bulat welcomed her latest effort, Tall Tall Shadow, in 2013. She’s coming to Austin for SXSW, where she’ll play four shows including a FREE BrooklynVegan day party on Thursday, March 13 at Red 7 (one of three). Meanwhile, we asked Basia 5 QUESTIONS:

1) What is your favorite venue to play in the country and why?

BB: In America it’s probably the Bowery Ballroom! I’ve played there a few times as a support act and headlined there for the first time in November which was really special.

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2) Tell us about the worst show you’ve ever played.

It was in a tiny bar in a town I won’t mention for fear of retribution – the engineer was extremely inebriated as was the local clientele, who had many “requests” for Britney Spears and Dixie Chicks covers. It was, by far, the worst show I’ve ever played!

3) What are some albums that you’ve been spinning in the van lately?

I’ve been listening to the latest US Girls EP, “Free Advice Column” and the new St. Vincent self-titled album, Jim James’ Regions of Light and Sound of God, the new Timber Timbre album Hot Dreams, which comes out in a few weeks, and a lot to Erykah Badu’s New Amerykah Part Two.

4) What would your metal band name be?

A good friend of mine invited me to join his barbershop-metal-band which, whenever it happens, will be called Barbicide.

5) What are you up to for the rest of the year post-SXSW?

Lots and lots and lots and lots of touring. And going back into the studio too.

Basia Bulat – “Wires / City With No Rivers” La Blogotheque–A Take Away Show

Basia Bulat — SXSW 2014
Wed: 4:45PM The Dogfish Head / Blurt Magazine Curated by Tool Shed at Gingerman
Thurs: Noon – Brooklyn Vegan Party at Red 7
Thurs: 8:25 – Grammy Party / covering a few Rolling Stones songs at Red Eye Fly
Thurs: 10:00 – Secret City Official Showcase at St David’s Bethell Hall