It’s a perfect metaphor, that the Beatles’ performing careers started in a cavern and ended on a rooftop. But the seven-year climb wasn’t at all linear. After three punishing concert tours around the globe, the Beatles abandoned the road and turned inward. The second half of their careers spanned from 1966-69, and resulted in their most indelible material: the albums Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt Pepper, The White Album, and Abbey Road, and songs like “Something,” “Let It Be,” “Come Together,” “Here Comes the Sun,” “A Day in the Life,” “Helter Skelter,” and “Strawberry Fields Forever.” Aside from two brief television appearances, the most remarkable songs in the Beatles catalog were delivered to the masses only on vinyl and over the radio. None were ever performed by their makers in front of a live audience.
Join Strawberry Theatre Workshop for a tribute to the songs that the Beatles never played. Paul Hiraga of Downpilot leads an all-star band for Beatleconcert at 12th Ave Arts on Capitol Hill. No costumes, no accents, and no Beatlemania. Just the music they made played in an intimate setting that the Beatles themselves never knew.
Thursday, November 10 is a special benefit performance to raise money for the 2023 Strawberry Jam: the festival of local directors inaugurated at 12th Ave Arts this past June. The same musicians in the same room, but in an interactive setting with only half the audience. Doors open at 8:00pm. Click here for a full description.
Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12, the musicians attack the set list in an improvised music club in the Mainstage Theatre at 12th Ave Arts. Doors open for both shows at 8:00pm.
Location: 12th Avenue Arts
Tickets $81 (Thur. show) and $27 (Fri. & Sat. shows), here.