Concert

The Twilight Hours

Thursday / December 10, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

With nearly 30 years of experience under their belt, John Munson (Semisonic) and Matt Wilson (Tripping Shakespeare) have come together to form the Twilight Hours.

Admission: 
$10

Julian Velard / Tim Blane

Wednesday / December 9, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

 

Native New Yorker, London resident, former kindergarten gym teacher, and one-time Parisian street sweeper, Julian Velard is a true original—the kind of character in a Wes Anderson or Quentin Tarantino film you’d like to grab a drink with. He fuses effortless cool with self-deprecating humor, serving up old-school pop perfection with a raised eyebrow.

After releasing three records independently, in 2007 Velard garnered UK major label attention and was plucked from relative obscurity off Myspace. He signed a deal and promptly moved to England. Since then, he has straddled the Atlantic, writing songs for himself and others, and playing shows alongside Marc Broussard, Ben Kweller, Shelby Lynne, and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, among others. His major label debut is slated for release in 2010.

 

Admission: 
$12

Locksley / Super Satellite

Saturday / November 21, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Locksley is a true rock band from Madison, Wisconsin that played Bamboozle last May and not stopping since. Their album Darling It's True is sure to win over many new fans. Also appearing: Super Satellite.

Admission: 
$10

Birds in the Woods CD Release with Ferrous Wheel

Friday / November 13, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Birds in the Woods recently released its debut full-length, Some Thing Knew?, which provides listeners with a full palette of BITW's imaginative-eclectic, often funky, always soul-searching sound. Lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist George Woods brings listeners along on a journey exploring all the little pieces and moments of life. Backed by Sue Buzzard on violin, Tyreek Jackson on bass, and Massimo Buonanno on drums, together the band provides a rich atmosphere of engaging improvisational sound. The band is even known to make up full songs from scratch on stage.

Ferrous Wheel formed its neo-funk sounds out of a need for serious groove. Made up of Berklee alumni and current students, Ferrous Wheel is quickly emerging as one of Boston's top funk bands. In the spirit of the classic carnival ride, the members of Ferrous Wheel are highlighted one by one throughout the band's performance, eliminating the need for a "star child."

Admission: 
$8, student discount available at the Berklee Performance Center box office

The New Brew Lunchtime Concerts: Black Kettle

Thursday / November 5, 2009 / 12:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Admission: 
Free

Michael Tolcher / Zach Comtois

Friday / October 23, 2009 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Growing up just south of Atlanta, Tolcher wrote his first song at five. After an injury ended his athletic pursuits, he turned his focus back to music. He has opened for such artists as Maroon 5, Dave Matthews Band, Blues Traveler, Gavin DeGraw, G. Love & Special Sauce, Everclear, and Hanson. His song "Sooner or Later" was the theme for ABC's 2004–2005 series Life As We Know It.

 

Admission: 
$10

The New Brew Lunchtime Concerts: Skyler

Thursday / October 29, 2009 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

With the coolness of Wilco, the songwriting depth of Springsteen, and the pop accessibility of Tom Petty, Skyler is constantly performing across New England—whether it's at a basketball game, a benefit for Habitat for Humanity, or a bar. He even posed as a street musician to provide the background music for a wedding proposal.

Admission: 
Free

The New Brew Lunchtime Concerts: Patrik Gochez

Tuesday / October 27, 2009 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Patrik Gochez is a songwriter, an illustrator, and a leader of the band White Shoe Brown Shoe. He won the 2006 Granite State Songwriters Competition with the title track from his debut album Strawberry Bitter Chase. Considered a "jukebox" writer, he covers an eclectic number of musical styles, from prewar jazz to r&b to danceable pop/rock, while retaining his own honest identity.

Admission: 
Free

Nneka, AfroDZak, and Guests

Thursday / November 12, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Admission: 
$10

Open Mic

Thursday / October 22, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Open to all. First-come, first-serve. Two songs or 10 minutes. Signup starts at 6:30 p.m. This is the fall open mic, so come on down!

Admission: 
Free

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