Just a few days before his newest project Purple Mountains was set to play World Cafe Live, beloved indie musician and poet David Berman suddenly passed away on August 7th. As much as we wished to hold a gathering for fans that night, we wanted to take the time to put together a proper memorial.
On January 4th, what would’ve been David’s 53rd birthday, we’re gathering a group of local musicians for a tribute show. Speedy Ortiz will be the core band for the night, playing selections from the Silver Jews & Purple Mountains catalogs. Joining them for guest vocals and poetry readings will be a number of featured artists from the Philly scene including members of Hop Along, Slaughter Beach Dog, Tigers Jaw, Mewithoutyou, Radiator Hospital, and more.
100% of proceeds from the show will be donated to MusiCares in David’s name.
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104