Just 8 days into the new year, World Cafe Live will host what is sure to be one of 2013’s most unique concerts. On January 8th, more than a dozen local bands will share the upstairs stage at WCL to play Beck Hansen’s new album Song Reader. The album, in case you haven’t heard, is being released on December 7th exclusively on sheet music. That’s right: Beck has written the songs, but he hasn’t recorded them. Instead, he’s releasing 20 songs on sheet music only, leaving it up to other artists to interpret and play them.
An all-star local lineup has been assembled to perform all 20 songs, including The Districts, Juston Stens and The Get Real Gang, Sean Hoots, Levee Drivers, The Bailey Hounds, Modern Inventors, and more. Below is the full list as it stands now, with more to be announced later. Tickets are an absurdly low $9 and go on sale this Friday at 10 A.M. via TicketFly.
Johnny Showcase and the Lefty Lucy Cabaret
The Levee Drivers
Juston Stens and the Get Real Gang
The Great Unknown
The Bailey Hounds
Up the Chain
…and more to be announced