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Three shows to see this weekend

Even if you couldn't get tickets to the sold-out opening of the Fillmore night, there are still plenty of musicians in town. Here are three intimate shows to check out.
David Berkeley plays Tin Angel on Sunday. Kerry Sherck

FRIDAY:

Noah Gunderson
8 p.m.
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
$18, 215-222-1400
www.worldcafelive.com
This young songwriter is wise beyond his years. Heavily influenced by existential philosophy, his latest album, “Carry the Ghost,” addresses the meaning behind how we relate to each other and attempts to answer some serious questions about human nature.


SATURDAY:

Laetitia Sadier
8 p.m.
Johnny Brenda’s
1201 N. Frankford Ave.
$12, 215-739-9684
www.johnnybrendas.com
After gaining acclaim as the singer, keyboard player and guitarist for the early ’90s alternative rock band Stereolab, Laetitia Sadier has been making her own music since 2010. She just released a new record, “Something Shines,” which explores the philosophy of Guy Debord and other insights into life through lyrics and texturally diverse production.

SUNDAY:

David Berkeley CD Release with Adrien Reju
8 p.m.
Tin Angel
20 S. Second St.
$15, 215-928-0770
www.tinangel.com
David Berkeley writes songs of the Americana acoustic variety, citing Paul Simon, Nick Drake and Neil Young as some of his influences. He’s celebrating the release of his latest album “Cardboard Boat.” Multi-instrumentalist Adrien Reju’s recent record, “Strange Love and the Secret Language,” is a collection of songs that deviate from her typical folksy style.

 
 
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