Concert

Jason Reeves / Graham Colton / Lady Danville

Friday / April 23, 2010 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Jason Reeves

From the uplifting opening track "Someone Somewhere" through reflective closer "The End," singer/songwriter Jason Reeves's forthcoming album The Magnificent Adventures of Heartache (and Other Frightening Tales) takes listeners on a contemplative journey of love, hope, heartbreak, and renewal. Originally available only online and at his shows, the album's beauty and raw honesty connected with listeners and earned a Top Folk Album of 2007 distinction from iTunes, which also named Reeves a Top Indie Singer/Songwriter of that year. Now signed to Warner Bros. Records, which will distribute his album widely for the first time, Reeves continues his own story—with an outlook on life and music as pure as it ever was.

Stepping into his own in order to connect to his heart and artistic vision, Graham Colton has emerged with a stunning collection of pop-rock melodies, lyrics and emotions in 12 tracks that swing between love and heartbreak, trials and relief.

Also appearing: Lady Danville.

Admission: 
$12 general admission, $10 with college ID

Rhythms and Frequencies: CWP Student Concert

Tuesday / March 23, 2010 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The contemporary writing and production student concert features some of the best CWP students and their dynamic songs and arrangements in an exciting mix of electrifying music. On March 23, CWP majors will showcase, along with a dynamite student band, pieces from David Bawiec, Matthew Decker, Nicky Egan, Gisela Fulla Silvestre, Oren Hartov,  Chun Heejin, Bruno Hermes Valverde Juarez, Tyler Hindsley, Jamie LaPine, Jonathan Pitcher, and Quinn Carson, in a wide range of styles.

Andrea Pejrolo, assistant chair of CWP, and Dave Howard, associate professor, are the directors of the show. This is a concert that you don’t want to miss!

Admission: 

Freezepop

Saturday / March 27, 2010 / 4:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Freezepop has always been something of an oxymoron: embraced by both hipsters and nerds, serious about irony, and retro-futuristic. A synth band in a guitar video game, singing pop songs about rock. And it all somehow makes sense when you listen to the music.

Formed in Boston in the summer of 1999, Freezepop released two homemade EPs and started a DIY machine that would become one of their trademarks. Their debut album, 2000's Freezepop Forever, was released domestically on their own label, Archenemy, as well as licensed in Europe by the Spanish indiepop label Elefant. Several more EPs followed, and in 2004, Freezepop put out their sophomore album, Fancy Ultra•Fresh. After nearly eight years of self-releasing their CDs, they partnered with Rykodisc/Cordless Recordings for their most recent album, Future Future Future Perfect. Their single "Less Talk More Rokk" was the iTunes #4 dance/electronic song of 2007, and the band swept the 2008 Boston Phoenix/WFNX Best Music Poll, winning the local categories of Best Band, Best Live Act, and Best Album.

Admission: 
$10

String Department Open Lesson

Thursday / March 11, 2010 / 12:15 pm
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Come hear the wide variety of music going on in Berklee's String Department. String students will perform in an open lesson setting. Department chair Melissa Howe will be joined by faculty member Mimi Rabson.

Admission: 

Aqualung

Tuesday / May 11, 2010 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Aqualung

Aqualung's Magnetic North is a glorious celebration of smart pop music. Led by Matt Hales's exquisite keyboard-based melodies, the album's 12 songs revel in impossibly upbeat joy.

Admission: 
$12

Sam and Ruby / Liz Longley

Wednesday / April 28, 2010 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Sam and Ruby

Sam and Ruby's The Here and The Now showcases arrangements that are beautifully understated, relying on acoustic and electric guitars, brushes of percussion, the occasional string section, and, above all, those two intertwining voices.

Award winning singer-songwriter, Liz Longley, will open in what will be an amazing night of music.

Admission: 
$10, $8 students, general admission

Meagan Hickman

Tuesday / April 27, 2010 / 1:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Meagan Hickman

The Red Room at Cafe 939 presents its hour-long lunchtime concert series, the New Brew, featuring Meagan Hickman. Bring your lunch or indulge your palate with coffeehouse fare.

Admission: 

Trevor Jude Smith

Tuesday / April 6, 2010 / 1:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Trevor Jude Smith

The Red Room at Cafe 939 presents its hour-long lunchtime concert series, the New Brew, featuring Trevor Jude Smith. Bring your lunch or indulge your palate with coffeehouse fare.

Admission: 
Free

Carmen Spada / The Rajdulari Jazz Project

Wednesday / March 31, 2010 / 7:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Carmen Spada

Jazz pianist, vocalist, composer, and Berklee graduate Carmen Spada '07 performs original music and arrangements. To honor his Italian roots, Spada also performs on the accordion, playing and singing the music of his heritage.

Born in Brampton, Ontario, Spada has been playing piano since age 7, after being introduced to it by his father. Spada was a recipient of the 2007 Herb Pomeroy Award in Jazz Composition, and had his music performed in the Best of Jazz Composition 1 concert as well as the Jazz Composition Cooperative Big Band concert. Nearing graduation in November 2007, Spada was chosen to have his music critiqued in a master class by Grammy Award–winner and visiting composer Maria Schneider. Her advice on and input into his original composition "Lullaby" resulted in its selection and inclusion on Berklee's Jazz Revelation Records's 2008 release, Common Ground.

Special guest: The Rajdulari Jazz Project

Admission: 
$10 general admission

Elise Hayes

Thursday / March 25, 2010 / 1:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Red Room at Cafe 939 presents its hour-long lunchtime concert series, the New Brew, featuring Elise Hayes. Bring your lunch or indulge your palate with coffeehouse fare.

Admission: 
Free

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