Featured at Lollapalooza, and other major festivals around the world, Red Oblivion is a three-piece rock band from Boston. It consists of Zach Adams (vocals/bass), Emma Torres (guitar), and Carson Groenewold (drums). The three members met at Berklee and now reside in New York. It is trying to put a traditional spin on modern music by pulling from such diverse influences such as the Pixies, Queens of the Stone Age, and the Killers. The band's new five-song EP, My Friend Fear, features organic instrumentation, catchy guitar riffs, and aggressive lyrics. Red Oblivion released My Friend Fear after touring Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina.
Three musicians from across the United States congregate in Boston to form a fusion of punk rock, gypsy jazz, and funk stylings that could only be summed up by one phrase: Skinny Pigeons. This power trio combines the songwriting of traveller and guitarist Joey Luna with the bass lines of Ben Henry and drum parts written by Jeff Crenshaw. Born in the depths of the Berklee dormitories, the band incubated for several months before emerging with an assortment of songs and a hunger to spread their strain of avian flu far and wide. The Skinny Pigeons’ debut EP, Flu, was released in January.
Peruvian born vocalist, bass, guitarist, and songwriter David Stewart Jr. is the first-ever recipient of the Berklee Lollapalooza Endowed Scholarship, a four-year, full-tuition award. Upon arriving at Berklee, he teamed up with British guitar virtuoso Ed Graves and Mexican rock drum phenomenon Chava to form a self-titled rock trio. Otherwise known as DSJR, the trio has performed at SXSW, been featured on HBO, and worked alongside companies like Red Bull. It continues to write, record, and perform all along the East Coast.