[ storytelling/tunes ]
As much as you may want to be able to reference, say, The Smiths, when telling a story about a song that means the world to you, chances are your tale involves something way more embarrassing, like the Bay City Rollers. This is the idea behind the Soundtrack Series, a monthly NYC-based pow-wow where various scenesters take the stage to share moments they've had with a particular track; many of the selections are looked back on with ruefulness. After nearly two years at le Poisson Rouge, the show is hitting the road; creator Dana Rossi says there's "no question about it, Philly had to be the first stop." Among the performances (by locals): Author Maria Raha offers her take on Elton John's "I'm Still Standing" while comedienne Hillary Rea dishes on "Turning Japanese."
Sun., May 27, 8 p.m., L'Etage, 624 S. Sixth St., 215-592-0656, soundtrackseries.com.