Concert

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

The New Brew Featuring Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers

Thursday / May 1, 2008 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Admission: 
Free

What the Heck Concert Series Featuring the Steve Heck Band and Ann Pedersen Trio

Wednesday / April 30, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee’s monthly jazz concert series premiere. The concert will feature the Steve Heck Band along with special guests Ann Pederson and Claudia Eliza.

Admission: 
Free

Three Day Threshold, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Jason Webley

Thursday / May 1, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Three Day Threshold could be the soundtrack to a shotgun wedding, tractor pull, or dog fight. It's bluegrass on overdrive, it's an after-hours rockabilly prom, but most of all it's a show not to be missed. They've garnered more accolades than a dog's got fleas; a handful of Boston Music Awards and WFNX/The Phoenix Awards as well as a few nods for "Artist of the Year" from Jam Music Magazine and "Best Live Band" from The Noise.

Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band actually isn't that big. It's kinda like your husky pal everyone calls "Tiny." The young, modest three-piece from rural Indiana, makes up for its size deficiency with a high-energy sound steeped in classic blues. With just acoustic guitar, the occasional dobro, a minimal drum kit, and the always reliable washboard, the trio concocts a rousing, hyper, and authentic brand of blues.

Jason Webley began as a busker playing accordion in the streets of Seattle but has since moved indoors and onstage, playing venues and festivals all across the world. His music is a combination of folk, gypsy, and punk.

Admission: 
$12.00 General Admission

The Fiery Furnaces, Mumble News

Friday / April 25, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Fiery Furnaces: This engaging, Brooklyn-based, brother and sister rock duo has been compared to the White Stripes. After their 2003 garage-blues debut, Gallowsbird's Bark, Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger strayed into esoteric, prog-inspired experimentation on their next few offerings. Their new disc, Widow City finds them coming back down to earth.

Mumble News is a Boston-based band making their way into the music scene with a combination of engaging, energetic live performances and a humble do-it-yourself attitude. The band’s focus is on the promotion of both themselves and other artists, bringing to the table the most intoxicating concentration of bold music and design possible.

A student discount is available at the Berklee Performance Center.

Admission: 
$15, general admission

Spring Old-Time String and Bluegrass Blowout

Tuesday / May 6, 2008 / 2:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Four student bands will play and sing all acoustic music—first Mark Simos's Appalachian/old-time ensemble, followed by three bluegrass groups directed by Dave Hollender. The bluegrass bands will play traditional fiddle tunes, songs, and instrumentals by Norman Blake, Flatt & Scruggs, Alison Krauss, Bill Monroe, and the SteelDrivers.

Admission: 

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