Venue Address (Get Directions)World Cafe Live Philadelphia- Downstairs
Date and Time
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 at 8:00pm
In the wake of Modern Guilt and The Information, Beck’s latest album comes in an almost-forgotten form—twenty songs existing only as individual pieces of sheet music, never before released or recorded. Complete with full-color, heyday-of-home-play-inspired art for each song and a lavishly produced hardcover carrying case, Song Reader is an experiment in what an album can be at the end of 2012—an alternative that enlists the listener in the tone of every track, and that’s as visually absorbing as a dozen gatefold LPs put together. The songs here are as unfailingly exciting as you’d expect from their author, but if you want to hear “Do We? We Do,” or “Don’t Act Like Your Heart Isn’t Hard,” bringing them to life depends on you.
That’s where we come in.
Join us for an evening of some of Philly’s finest musicians performing their interpretations of the 20 new songs released only as sheet music on December 7th.
Johnny Showcase and the Lefty Lucy Cabaret
Juston Stens and the Get Real Gang
Rich Mystics featuring Nick and Barney of NICOS GUN
The Great Unknown
The Naked Sun
Up the Chain
Perseverance Jazz Band