Concert

HUMANWINE / Mighty Tiny / Laura Jorgensen

Saturday / January 23, 2010 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
HUMANWINE

HUMANWINE reminds us that we are all a stone's throw away from shedding our self-imposed chains. Their latest full-length album, Mass Exodus, is a tall glass of inspired allegorical song stories stripping away a few more veils that have been covering their elusive Vinland, a land filled with riddles and keys in the form of a cliffhanger poised for a sequel that we won't have to wait two more years for.

Mighty Tiny: Imagine, if you will, an evening of performance that journeys into the depths of musical madness. A journey guided by six masked lunatics playing tunes dating back to the golden days of Tin Pan Alley, those days where songwriting meant more than a weepy man with a guitar at your local coffeehouse. When you see Mighty Tiny, you're part of an entire experience, and not simply a concert. Join the masquerade and find out for yourself, won't you?

Laura Jorgensen and her accordion hail from Seattle, bringing a wide variety of literary and musical influences together to create a unique form of folk singer/storyteller chaos. Beware the apocalypse!

 

Admission: 
$10

Greg Laswell

Tuesday / February 9, 2010 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Greg Laswell

Greg Laswell returns to the Red Room for a February residency. Laswell's music has been described as densely lyrical, deeply melodic indie pop that refuses to settle into predictability. His songs have been featured in a number of television shows, including Grey's Anatomy (four placements last season alone, including an original song called "Off I Go" recorded specifically for the season finale), True Blood, The Hills, 90210, and Smallville. He's also had some success in the film arena, with songs in Confessions of a Shopaholic and My Sister’s Keeper.

Admission: 
$12, general admission

Multicultural Welcome Celebration

Friday / January 15, 2010 / 6:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The concert and reception will feature the Jeff Parker Trio. Jeff Parker, best known for his membership in the band Tortoise, is a Berklee alumnus.

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Spring 2010 Entering Student Convocation & Concert

Wednesday / January 13, 2010 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The evening includes welcome remarks and words of advice by student, staff, and faculty leaders of the college, as well as bass player and Berklee alumnus Victor Bailey '80. The concert—featuring a group led by jazz/pop/Middle Eastern vocalist Annette Phillip, an instrumental funk jazz band featuring brothers Giancarlo and Enrico DeTrezio, and the City Music All-Stars—will immediately follow the ceremony.

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Asobi Seksu / The Tales / Ann Driscoll

Saturday / January 30, 2010 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Asobi Seksu

Asobi Seksu, which in Japanese slang translates to "casual sex," is quite possibly the most perfectly named band. So often band names lack a meaningful connection with the sounds that they create, but Asobi Seksu creates a beautiful soundtrack for the act that they're named after. While Asobi Seksu's creative core explored music at an early age (lead vocalist/keyboardist Yuki Chikudate got standing ovations at child prodigy recitals when she was just 8; guitarist/vocalist James Hanna bounced between sludgy hardcore and Mogwai-schooled post-rock in his teens), their potential "career" wasn't put into perspective until a stint at the Manhattan School of Music. And by "put into perspective," we mean finding out what they didn't want to do. Soon after escaping the joyless world of sheet music and classical composition, Hanna began tackling dreamy-but-disorienting soundscapes for the first time. He quickly shifted his focus from singing to starry-eyed chords, however, with Chikudate falling into the frontwoman position without missing a beat. One thing Asobi Seksu has avoided is sheer shoegaze-pop revivalism. While they listen to a lot of into-the-ether music, Hanna and Chikudate are too obsessed with the expansive possibilities of sound to explore one well-treaded path.

The tale of the Tales is short but sweet. They formed in Boston in 2008 with the goal of creating something that struck true to the heart of American pop music. Strongly influenced by the ideals of late '50s and early '60s pop, the Tales emphasize their craft with song structure and vocal harmonies .

Ann Driscoll is a Boston-based singer-songwriter whose appealing indie-pop sound reflects her passion for the Beatles, Britpop, and grunge. Driscoll is plays five different instruments, and her sophisticated melodies and chord progressions combined with her witty and heartfelt lyrics have connected her to fans all across the country and earned her opening slots with nationally renowned bands, including an Horse, Arizona, and the High Strung.

Admission: 
$10

...soihadto... / The McLovins

Friday / January 29, 2010 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
...soihadto...

By combining a variety of influences from indie to punk to hardcore to soul-funk and an incomparable melodic approach, the sound of ...soihadto... is as varied and unique as their rapidly growing fan-base. The ...soihadto... story began in 2006 in Baltimore, Maryland. The concept for the band's debut EP was simple: they wanted it to be less of a traditional album and more of a personal invitation to feel and experience a live performance. The EP is a spontaneous, highly kinetic performance and is the closest you can get to being on stage with the band. The band recorded their upcoming album at the Magpie Cage Studio with producer/engineer J. Robbins. While ...soihadto... have just started their journey, the combination of their unique musical stylings and the furious energy of their live performances have made them a rising band to watch.

Also appearing: The McLovins.

Admission: 
$8

Berklee Rainbow Band: A Lifetime Celebration

Wednesday / April 28, 2010 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Great classic music from the history of jazz with featured vocalist Aubrey Logan.
Presented by Phil Wilson.

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Musical Theater Club

Monday / March 29, 2010 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A production of the Musical Theater Club.

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Elton John's Aida Showcase

Friday / March 26, 2010 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This program is a showcase for the understudies in the production of Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. This is a prelude to the full show which will take place April 21 in the BPC.

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Debbie & Friends

Saturday / January 9, 2010 / 10:30 a.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Debbie & Friends

Get ready for some sing-along, dance-along, laugh-along family fun in this rockin' musical journey through classic kids' tales and original songs! Parents and kids join in this interactive "variety show," which includes a diverse array of styles including rock, pop, country, reggae, and Broadway-esque tunes. Debbie and Friends music is great fun for the whole family! (ages 2-7). For more information visit debbieandfriends.net.

Cafe 939 is not large enough to accommodate strollers. Strollers can be stored at David Friend Recital Hall, located at 921 Boylston Street.

Tickets are free at the door for babies under 1 (based on availability).

This event is standing room only, meaning most seats will be removed to create plenty of room for movement and sitting on the floor.

Admission: 
Adults $8, Children under 12 $5

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