Brooklyn's Grizzly Bear leads a one-band revolution of quiet cool. Their handcrafted songs feature dreamy, atmospheric compositions seething with tension and sweeping arrangements. Flush with heart and melancholy, the music is seductive and intimate, laced with haunting melodies and hazy-eyed choruses. Grizzly Bear began as a bedroom project for Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Edward Droste (a Boston native), who used it as a vehicle for his woozily gentle break-up songs. He joined up with multi-instrumentalist Christopher Bear to release Horn of Plenty, and Grizzly Bear morphed into a full band with guitarist/songwriter Daniel Rossen (also a member of the band Department of Eagles) and Chris Taylor on electronics, bass, woodwinds and vocals. Since then, the band has played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and toured with Radiohead, Feist, and TV on the Radio. Their greatly-anticipated new recording,Veckatimest, named after a small, uninhabited island off the coast of Massachusetts, is due out in May 2009.
Cafe 939 presents its lunchtime concert series the New Brew featuring Katelyn Clampett. Please join us 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31 at Cafe 939. Feel free to bring your lunch or indulge your pallette with coffeehouse fare.
Katelyn Clampett is a 21-year old singer/songwriter from North Carolina. With her "funky, fresh sound," Katelyn's songs are a collection of unique, catchy melodies. She is celebrating the release of her first EP on iTunes this March featuring 5 original pop/rock/soul tunes that are sure to make you sing along. Check out her music at myspace.com/katelynclampett.
Pitch Slapped is a Berklee student-run co-ed a cappella group. Founded in 2006 by Cate Wright and Mary Dooley, the group has performed all around Boston from college campuses to Fenway Park. Pitch Slapped is a regional champions for the second year in row in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella and hopes to continue on in the competition.
Also Appearing: The Nor'easters, Northeastern University's original co-ed a cappella group. They get together and sing because quite frankly, it's fun. They share with each other not only the love of singing but also the desire for true friendships and bonding. From caroling in the quad to birthdays on the beach, there are no limits to what or where they'll sing
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
$12 general admission; student discount available at the Berklee Performance Center box office