Superchunk Plays “Foolish”: A 25th Anniversary Acoustic Performance – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA – November 5th, 2019

Superchunk Plays “Foolish”: A 25th Anniversary Acoustic Performance

WCL & R5 Productions Present

Superchunk Plays “Foolish”: A 25th Anniversary Acoustic Performance

Tue · November 5, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

$25 ADV / $28 DOS + Fees

Mezzanine tickets may be assessed a higher service fee.

Superchunk Plays “Foolish”: A 25th Anniversary Acoustic Performance
Superchunk Plays “Foolish”: A 25th Anniversary Acoustic Performance
The urgency of current events after the demoralizing 2016 election gave Mac, Laura, Jim, and Jon of Superchunk the momentum to make something new sooner than later. “It would be strange to be in a band, at least our band, and make a record that completely ignored the surrounding circumstances that we live in and that our kids are going to grow up in.” Enter What a Time to Be Alive, Superchunk’s first album in over four years. It’s a record, says Mac, “about a pretty dire and depressing situation but hopefully not a record that is dire and depressing to listen to.”

Indeed, like so much of Superchunk’s music in the band’s nearly three decades together, the songs on What a Time to Be Alive meet rage and anxiety head-on with the catharsis and exhilaration of loud punk fire and vulnerable pop energy. Like 2013’s I Hate Music, which focused on death, loss, and the role of music in an aging life, What a Time to Be Alive brings spirit to the frontlines of pain—it’s as defiant as it is despairing, as much a call to arms as a throwing up of hands.

Written almost entirely between November 2016 and February 2017, What a Time to Be Alive was recorded and mixed by Beau Sorenson, who also worked on I Hate Music. The record also has more guest backing vocalists than any previous Superchunk album, including Sabrina Ellis (A Giant Dog, Sweet Spirit), Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee), Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields), Skylar Gudasz, and David Baza
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/