Concert

The Lat Pak

Sunday / June 1, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Kings of Salsa, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Tito Nieve,s and Jose Alberto "El Canario" together in the Lat Pak Tour.
Tickets on sale May 3 at 10:00 a.m.

Admission: 
$69, $49, Reserved Seating

Executive Sessions Concert Series: Ernie and the Automatics

Thursday / May 15, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Founded by Ernie Boch Jr., the Automatics feature a dream machine lineup. Ernie, a guitarist and Berklee alumnus, drew from some of Boston's most successful musicians. "I've got two retired rock stars, and two professional guys that play all the time," said Boch. The band features the musical talents of Sib Hashian and Barry Goudreau—both former members of the multi-platinum selling band Boston—along with Tim Archibald and Brian Maes. Maes had played with Barry in the post-Boston project RTZ that also featured the late Brad Delp, as well as with Peter Wolf and the House Party Five. Rounding out the band is special guest Michael "Tunes" Antunes on sax, an original and current member of John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band. On any given night there could be any number of Boston's finest musicians joining in, as well, including James Montgomery or Johnny A. The band has opened for Johnny Winter, B.B. King, Godsmack, and Los Lobos.

Admission: 

Ben Taylor with David Saw, Kim Taylor, Emily Elbert

Wednesday / May 7, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

As the child of Carly Simon and James Taylor, Ben Taylor was born into a musical world with much promise. Armed with an acoustic guitar and a mind full of songs, Taylor has shaped himself into the natural singer/songwriter his parents knew he'd become. With sharp melodies, immaculate acoustic strings, and a barrage of tender lyrics, he demands your attention with a dynamic musicality that comes straight from the heart.

David Saw’s engaging charm and appealing style are as obvious in his songs as they would be if you met him on the street. After playing in a variety of bands throughout England, Saw went out on his own and released his UK debut, A Different Story, in 2003. The album’s success allowed him the pleasure of touring with the likes of acoustic blues singer/songwriter Eric Bibb, Ray Davies, and Patty Griffin. Adding to Saw’s recent accomplishments, the illustrious Carly Simon featured two of his songs on her critically acclaimed 2007 album Into White.

Kim Taylor has toured with Ron Sexsmith and Over the Rhine, and has supported Aqualung, Sarah Borges, Ben Lee, Grant Lee Phillips, Maria Muldaur, Ollabelle, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Josh Ritter, and many others.

19-year-old Emily Elbert is a singer/songwriter with deep musical roots, a love for creative expression, and a jazz-infused sound she describes as “acoustic soul-folk.” Fresh off a northeast run with G. Love and Special Sauce and a showcase spot at the Folk Alliance festival in Memphis, Elbert is already making waves.

This event is standing room only.

Admission: 
$10 Adult G.A. Student Discount Available at Berklee Performance Center

Clarias

Saturday / May 17, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Clarias are an explosive energy sensation with an unstoppable groove. The stylistically ecclectic quintet is highly accessible and will have audiences jumping.

This event is standing room only.

Admission: 
$10 Adult G.A.

The Rogue Heroes

Friday / May 16, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Allston's The Rogue Heroes are one of a select few punk bands that have willingly ventured into new territory, seamlessly blending influences ranging from 50's rockabilly to funk and, of course, 70's punk à -la early Clash.
This event is standing room only.
Also appearing: Trans Cardia, The Hollow Sound

Admission: 
$5 Adult G.A.

The Limitations

Thursday / May 22, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Limitations, with Jim Januzzi, director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Mass General Hospital. http://www.thelimitations.com/

Admission: 
$10 Adult G.A.

Jamie McLean, Jesse Dee, Jesse Ruben

Friday / May 9, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Jamie McLean is best known as the guitarist for the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. His musical journey is now focused on the Jamie McLean Band, which features McLean's electrifying guitar work, soulful vocals, and unique songwriting. The group has been compared to the Black Crowes, the Rolling Stones, Ryan Adams, Tom Petty, Van Morrison, John Mayer, the Allman Brothers, and others.

Jesse Dee is a Boston-based singer/songwriter with a raw, dynamic voice and a commanding presence on the stage.

Jesse Ruben's musical education began at an early age. A fourth-generation musician, his family immersed him in music before he could walk. Still, it wasn't until his father bought him a $99 guitar at sixteen that he really connected to an instrument. He practiced for hours every day after school and soon began writing his own music, heavily influenced by classic singer/songwriters like Joni Mitchell and James Taylor. By the time he moved to Boston in 2004 he had a record's worth of material and felt it was time to get his music out. He soon began playing at local coffee shops, bars, and colleges. He followed his January, 2008 debut album Aiming for Honesty with a trio of sold-out shows in Philadelphia (World Cafe Live, Downstairs), Boston (Paradise Lounge), and New York (The Bitter End).

Admission: 
$7 adult general admission

Reel Big Fish Tribute Band

Saturday / May 3, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Admission: 
Free

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