Concert

Ryanhood / David Linhart

Saturday / November 14, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

On the streets of Boston, in between classes at Berklee, Ryan Green found his calling with childhood friend Cameron Hood. One part comedic exchange and one part music ensemble, Ryanhood has built a reputation around the country as one of the most entertaining and engaging acoustic duos today. Also appearing: David Linhart.

Admission: 
$10

Storytellers 2009

Monday / November 2, 2009 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Storytellers, now in its 14th year, is Berklee's premier showcase for pop/rock singing and songwriting talent. This year's diverse selections range from pop and rock to r&b, jazz and folk. Storytellers is Berklee's most intimate student concert peformance, with each singer/songwriter revealing "the story behind the song." Directed by Didi Stewart and Alizon Lissance, Storytellers features a four-piece band consisting of Alizon Lissance on keyboards, Craig Hlady on guitar, Claire Finley on bass, and Jake Cohen on drums.

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Blood, Sweat & Tears

Thursday / October 15, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Blood, Sweat & Tears

Blood, Sweat & Tears has left an indelible mark on the American music scene. One of the greatest horn bands in popular music, BS&T's alumni roster reads like a Who's Who of the world's best jazz and rock musicians. 100% of ticket sales go to the Elsie Monica Colomby Scholarship at Berklee. Expect big songs and a few big surprises. Featuring original member Steve Katz.

Admission: 
$50, $42, $34, reserved seating

Ray Davies

Tuesday / November 17, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Ray Davies

Ray Davies is the lead singer, chief songwriter, and rhythm guitarist in the Kinks, one of the most long-lived of the British Invasion rock groups of the 1960s. During the '90s, the Kinks gradually became inactive and Davies pursued other projects, such as his semi-fictional 1995 memoir, X-Ray, which he then followed with a series of concerts subtitled Storyteller, during which he performed classic Kinks tunes, read from the book, told stories, and showcased new songs. Most recently, in late 2005, he released the benefit EP Thanksgiving Day, for which all the proceeds went to New Orleans music education programs. A year later the full-length Other People's Lives appeared, followed by Working Man's Café in 2008. This show promises to be one you won't want to miss.

 

Admission: 
$85, $60, $50, $40, reserved seating

Tyrone Wells—Intimate Acoustic Show

Friday / October 2, 2009 / 6:15 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Tyrone Wells's songs have been featured in television shows (Rescue Me, One Tree Hill, North Shore, What About Brian, Numb3rs, The Mountain, Windfall, Wildfire, Ghost Whisperer, The Bedford Diaries, Three Moons Over Milford, Meet the Barkers) and film (Everyone's Hero).

Wells set a record in 2006 at the National Association for Campus Activities for the most college and university bookings in the history of the convention from a single showcase.

He was born in Seattle and raised in Spokane, Washington, though he has admitted in several interviews that he was not inspired to begin songwriting until his move to California. While attending Hope International University in Southern California, Wells joined the band Skypark. Skypark worked with producers Ed Stasium and Thom Roy.

In 2000 Wells launched his solo career, playing regular acoustic shows in Orange County, California, where he and a small movement of folk, pop, and urban folk artists including Mike Barnet, Danny Vasquez, and Jaycob Van Auken formed a loose coalition called True American Records.

In 2006 Wells signed a recording contract with Universal Records. They rereleased his independent album Hold On on the internet in 2006, and released it in stores in 2007.

In his solo project, Wells has worked with producers Chris Karn and Marc Ford.

Wells released his new solo album, Remain, on January 27, 2009.

Admission: 
$15

Nature's Gift: Marimba Quartet Group

Wednesday / October 28, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Yui Koda and her friends are presenting a Marimba Quartet Concert. There will be a variety of styles of music with rich sounds of marimba!! Please come and share the wonderful moment

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Erin McCarley / Landon Pigg

Saturday / October 10, 2009 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Erin McCarley album Love, Save the Empty successfully does heavy philosophical lifting with a lightness that boosts the spirit. The elegantly crafted, deeply melodic music has echoes of the Beatles, Aimee Mann, and Alanis Morissette.

Also appearing: Landon Pigg.

 

 

Admission: 
$16

Sxip Shirey / Adam Matta

Wednesday / October 7, 2009 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Sxip Shirey

Composer, curator, circus orchestrator—touring the globe performing the most amazing music imaginable—Brooklyn's Sxip Shirey creates ecstatic melody sounds and deep sexy beats on industrial flutes, bullhorn harmonica, regurgitated music box, triple extended pennywhistles, miniature hand bell choir, obnoxiophone, glass bowls with red marbles, and a clutch of curious objects. A confusion of novelty, experimental and electronic, wild and entertaining.

Adam Matta is a beatboxer and vocal performance artist influenced by artists such as Rahzel, Mike Patton, and Meredith Monk. With an arsenal of vocal instrumentals including brass, beats, vocal scratches/turntablism, mechanical and other sound effects, Matta performs hip-hop, rock, drum 'n' bass, jazz, and Middle Eastern, sometimes all in the same composition.

Admission: 
$12 general admission, $15 day of show

Leo Blanco Ensemble

Tuesday / October 6, 2009 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The group performs both all-original compositions and some Latin American standards.

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Dancing in the Street: Motown, Music and Politics with Suzanne Smith

Friday / October 23, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Dancing in the Street: Motown, Music, and Politics. A lecture by Suzanne Smith followed by a performance by the Motown Ensemble.

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