Date: May 20, 2013
Event: Pop-Up Magazine Live Issue
Venue: Davies Symphony Hall
City: San Francisco
Country: United States
This was a Song Reader event organized by Pop-Up Magazine and McSweeney's. Pop-Up hosts "live magazines" where writers give readings, and this time they included music. There were a ton of performers, writers, comedians, etc. Beck and Justin and Roger performed two Song Reader songs. Beck then did "Heaven's Ladder" at the end with an orchestra made of NASA employees.
Here was the Song Reader musical lineup (there were also readings and stories and stuff in between):
1. "We All Wear Cloaks" by Thao Nguyen
2. "The Wolf Is On The Hill" by John C. Reilly
3. "Please Leave A Light On When You Go" by San Francisco Rock Project
4. "I'm Down" by Got A Girl (Dan The Automator & Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
5. "You Don't Have To Change Your SHoes (To Walk All Over Me)" by Charlyne Yi
6. Beck + Susan Orlean (Q & A)
7. "Sorry" by Beck
8. "America, Here's My Boy" by Beck
9. "Don't Act Like Your Heart Isn't Hard" by Beck
10. "Just Noise" by Devendra Banhart & Kronos Quartet
11. "Saint Dude" by Kool A.D.
12. "Title Of This Song" by Meklit & Quinn + Melody Of China
13. "Do We? We Do" by Ledisi
14. "Heaven's Ladder" by Nelly Ben Hayoun + The International Space Orchestra (Beck isn't on the program for this, but he actually sang this).
[people and bands
Bass: Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Guitar (Acoustic): Beck Hansen
Other Band: Charlyne Yi, Dan the Automator, Devendra Banhart, Got A Girl, John C Reilly, Kool A.D., Ledisi, Meklit & Quinn, Melody Of China, Nelly Ben Hayoun, San Francisco Rock Project, Thao Nguyen
Piano: Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Vocals: Beck Hansen