Concert

Bringing in the Fall with Musiq Soulchild

Tuesday / September 23, 2008 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Philadelphia-born Taalib Johnson is burgeoning r&b artist Musiq Soulchild, whose influences include James Brown, Patti LaBelle, Billie Holiday, and Sly and the Family Stone. The son of a die-hard '70s soul music fan, Musiq performed at Philly showcases, and management team Mama's Boys (Jerome Hipps and Michael mcArthur) brought him to Def Jam Records' attention. Musiq's first single, "Just Friends (Sunny )," appeared on the soundtrack to Nutty Professor II: The Klumps. Two years later Musiq released his second album, the spiritual and personal Juslisen, which debuted at number one on the Billboard r&b/hip-hop charts. The following year brought the widely acclaimed Soulstar, and in 2007, after moving to Atlantic, Musiq released the more mature Luvanmusiq.

Admission: 
$58, $48, reserved seating

Thaddeus Hogarth

Thursday / October 16, 2008 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Guitar faculty member Thaddeus Hogarth leads his group in a performance of original funk and rhythm and blues material from his upcoming DVD Live at Bose II. The ensemble includes David Sparr on keyboards, David Buda on bass (faculty), and Joey Scrima (summer faculty) on drums, with Hogarth on vocals, guitar, and chromatic harmonica.

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Scott Tarulli Group

Wednesday / October 15, 2008 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty guitarist Scott Tarulli performs original instrumental music with his quartet including Mike Casano on drums and Dennis Hughes on keyboards.

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Matt Hales of Aqualung

Monday / October 13, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Matt Hales, also known as Aqualung, is a British singer/songwriter who has had songs featured on popular television shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Scrubs, Gossip Girl, Skins, One Tree Hill, The O.C., and many more. His piano rock style embraces everything from space rock to glockenspiel.

Admission: 
$13 general admission, student discount available at the Berklee Performance Center box office

Celebrating 50 Years of Bossa Nova with Cesar Camargo Mariano

Friday / October 3, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Pianist, arranger, composer, and producer Cesar Camargo Mariano is one of Brazil's most celebrated and sought-after musicians. In 2007, his album Ao Vivo with Leny Andrade received a Latin Grammy.

Admission: 
$10 general admission; student discount available at the Berklee Performance Center box office

Delta Rising: A Blues Documentary—Sneak Preview Fundraiser

Thursday / October 2, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

In 2002, the directors followed San Francisco musician Chris Cotton to Clarksdale, Mississippi where he recorded an album with some old friends in the old-style analog, scratchy, dirty way. Along the way they met some amazing folks and fell in love with Clarksdale. So come and step inside and get to know a little about the Delta blues—the people and soul of American music. The evening will feature performances by Doug Bell of Bellevue Cadillac, saxophone prodigy Grace Kelley, Bruce Marshall, and James Montgomery.

The film features Mose Allison, Scott Bomar, James Cotton, James "Honeyboy" Edwards, Morgan Freeman, "Big" Jack Johnson, James "Super Chikan" Johnson, Grace Kelley, Lala, Bill Luckett, Jimbo Mathus, James Montgomery, Willie Nelson, "Sunshine" Sonny Payne, "Pinetop" Perkins, Razerblade, Stan Street, Fred Taylor, Dick Waterman, and Ruby Wilson. Directed by Michael Afendakis and Laura Bernieri.

For more information, see deltarising.com.

Admission: 
$25 general admission

Celebrating 50 Years of Bossa Nova with Cesar Camargo Mariano

Wednesday / October 1, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Pianist, arranger, composer, and producer Cesar Camargo Mariano is one of Brazil's most celebrated and sought-after musicians. In 2007, his album Ao Vivo with Leny Andrade received a Latin Grammy.

Admission: 
$10 general admission; student discount available at the Berklee Performance Center box office

5/4: 5 New Works for Bassoon 4tet

Monday / September 29, 2008 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The New England Bassoon Quartet will perform five mainly classical commissioned works from Berklee faculty composers Beth Denisch, Marti Epstein, Greg Hopkins, Andrew List, and Michael Weinstein, under the direction of faculty member Margaret Phillips.

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Wye Oak/Arborea

Monday / September 22, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Wye Oak believes if a song is good enough, it will stand on its own regardless of how much noise you put on top of it. Their lush guitars, flawless harmonies, and evocative lyrics amplified by layers of noise prove the truth of this philosophy. Their current release If Children has hints of shoegaze and folk, but its resounding characteristic is a refreshingly unique sound that can only come from a young band. Also appearing: Arborea.

Admission: 
$10 general admission

Three / The Distraction / Kid:Nap:Kin

Saturday / September 20, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The band 3

A band apart, 3 is dark yet uplifting, spiritual without any connection to religion—it is a sound that transcends the genre conformity of modern pop culture. Rapid-fire acoustic guitar infused with dynamic percussion, animated drumming, and thunderous bass culminate in a listening experience that is at once accessible and unique. Polyrhythms pulse within a symphony of driving metal guitars and melodic vocal acrobatics; 3 offers musicality without pretension.

KID:NAP:KIN will change the way you like your rock. Stop listening in vain for your next fix; these pounding odd-meter rhythms and jazz-infused melodies will make your soul turn.

The Distraction consists of raw energy rock, with fist pounding beats that will leave you demanding more. With their seamless connectivity of thick drums over tasteful samples, delightful piano licks over chunky guitars, the Distraction undoubtedly has a way of drawing you in, and keeping you there every second of the way.

Admission: 
$17 general admission, student discount available at the Berklee Performance Center

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