Concert

The Story of Parade: the Musical

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

 It will be a showcase of songs and ensembles from the the musical Parade by Jason Robert Brown as well as a story-telling event.

 

Admission: 
Free

New Brew presents Dear Havanah

Thursday / April 9, 2009 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Dear Havanah

Soulful, young, and energetic are three defining words for Boston-based, rock infused, jam quintet Dear Havanah. With its melodic hooks, and honest, uninhibited live shows, the band is making waves around the Northeast. Its eclectic instrumentation includes vocals, acoustic guitar, keys/organ, electric/slide guitar, mandolin, electric bass, drums, and percussion. Dear Havanah's members have a wide array of musical training and tastes, incorporating elements of jazz, blues, pop, and other genres to craft something truly original.

 

Admission: 
Free

Owl City/Lydia/Swimming with Dolphins

Tuesday / May 5, 2009 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Owl City

 

 

 

 

Admission: 
$12 advance, $14 at the door, general admission

Second Annual Rock 'n' Roll Supergroup Benefit Concert Featuring Alice Cooper

Sunday / April 26, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Supergroup Benefit Concert

Right Turn's Supergroup also features Teddy "Zig Zag" Andreadis, Ricky Byrd, Ace Frehley, Simon Kirke, James Montgomery, Chad Smith... and MANY more. Benefiting Right Turn: A Creative Place for Recovery.

Admission: 
$100, $75, $40, reserved seating

The Spring Standards / Verb the Adjective Noun

Thursday / April 23, 2009 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Photo courtesy of Reid Rolls

The Spring Standards (formerly Old Springs Pike) are an energetic force of three-part harmony circling over a rock n' roll sound with an old country aftertaste. From small towns to big cities, they explode on stage with spirit, spontaneity, and a style all their own. MTV's John Norris said, "They willingly embrace dissonance, and their execution is impeccable, from their tight, CSN-worthy vocal harmonies to their wickedly intense percussive power."

The Springs Standards are currently on their first national tour, and doing their best to keep a daily road blog: leadsledsaid.blogspot.com.

Admission: 
$12

Phil Wilson Presents: The Berklee Rainbow Band Celebrates Duke Ellington

Tuesday / April 21, 2009 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Berklee Rainbow Band celebrates the amazing career of Duke Ellington, playing music from each decade of his career. Alumnus Edward Ellington, Duke's grandson, will attend representing the Ellington Foundation. Vocals by Aubrey Logan. This performance commemorates the 110th anniversary of Duke's birth

Admission: 

Natalie Stovall/Liz Longley/Gina Cimmelli and Friends

Saturday / April 4, 2009 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Natalie Stovall

It's the one-year anniversary of Cafe 939 and we are celebrating with some very special guests: Berklee alumnae Natalie Stovall and Gina Cimmelli and friends, and current Berklee sensation, Liz Longley. We hope you come join us for this very special evening. 

Admission: 
$12 general admission; student discount available at the Berklee Performance Center box office

Adam Ezra with special guest A House a Home

Saturday / May 2, 2009 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Adam Ezra Group has made appearances with Aerosmith, Blackalicious, Cake, Cracker, Dave Matthews Band, the Donnas, the Goo Goo Dolls, Guster, John Mayer, Modest Mouse, the Samples, Pete Seeger, the Wailers, and many more. VH1 called Ezra "one of the most promising songwriters to come along in years."

Admission: 
$10 general admission; student discount available

Fly

Wednesday / April 15, 2009 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Fly

In the era of individual “star” instrumentalists, the idea of a truly collective trio can be a difficult concept to fathom. Yet collectivity is what the Fly trio strives for, and collectivity is what they unabashedly and unquestionably achieve.

Ballard, Grenadier, and Turner have three rather distinct musical personalities, simultaneously complimentary and contrasting, that create a cohesive unit that expresses each part while forming an uniquely realized whole. In other words, they celebrate the group without sacrificing the individual.

Marsalis Berklee Jams is a collaboration between Marsalis Jams and Berklee College of Music. Up-and-coming jazz groups interact with Berklee students in a program of clinics, concerts, and jam sessions. Miguel Zenón and Sean Jones and their groups have been past participants.

Marsalis Jams was conceived by Berklee alumnus Branford Marsalis as an initiative to provide meaningful interaction between established musical ensembles and dedicated student musicians at the high school and college levels. Marsalis Jams provides a rare opportunity for students to play with working groups, and opens a window into the music's creative process for members of the audience. Since 2003, the program has been successfully presented in colleges and high schools in Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Texas.

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

Forgive Durden / You, Me, and Everyone We Know / Anarbor

Wednesday / May 6, 2009 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Photo courtesy of David Kalani Larkins

Seattle-based rock/pop outfit Forgive Durden will take the stage in support of their 2008 release Razia's Shadow: A Musical.

Lead vocalist/guitarist Thomas Dutton founded Forgive Durden in 2003. Looking to become more serious with his songwriting, he soon found kindred musical spirits in schoolmate/bassist Jesse Bauer and drummer Andy Mannino. The trio debuted in September 2004 with an independently released seven-song EP When You're Alone, You're Not Alone. After the addition of second guitarist Thomas Hunter to the lineup, the quartet hopped on the road.

Forgive Durden ultimately caught the eye of Fueled by Ramen, inking a deal with the label by the end of 2005. The band's conceptual label debut Wonderland surfaced the following May—a social commentary on the world of capitalism, greed, and corruption metaphorically built around the fictitious Wonderland. Tour dates with the likes of Panic! at the Disco followed, and Forgive Durden joined the Warped Tour that same summer.

Dutton's bandmates eventually quit the band, leaving him as the sole member. Retaining the Forgive Durden moniker, Dutton enlisted help from his brother and set to work on a musical, taking influence from films like Moulin Rouge and The Newsies. The result was Razia's Shadow: A Musical, a 2008 release that featured cameos by Max Bemis (Say Anything), Chris Conley (Saves the Day), Greta Salpeter (the Hush Sound), and Aaron Weiss (mewithoutYou).

Admission: 
$10

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