Events

E.g., 2014-04-25
E.g., 2014-04-25

Highasakite

Saturday / May 17, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Highasakite makes pop music, but an adventurous brand of indie pop full of contrasts. Highasakite has spent the last few months wowing audiences at numerous international festival, including tastemakers at this year’s OYA Festival, and an appearance at South by Southwest.
Admission: $12, general admission
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Jazz at the Arsenal featuring Matt Jenson's Reggae Jazz

Monday / May 19, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Arsenal Center for the Arts
Matt Jenson’s Reggae Jazz is a quartet of musicians who bring a deeply rooted understanding of Caribbean music and reggae to creative reworkings of Bob Marley compositions (and other covers) and inject a similar sensibility to a creative array of original compositions. This quartet is all about sultry and sensual reggae and Caribbean grooves with great melodies, great soloing, beautiful introductions, breakdown sections, and complimenting vocals.    
Admission: $20/$18 members/$15 students

Christa Gniadek / Eric Leva / Emily Correia

Thursday / May 22, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
This show features three talented singer-songwriters – Christa Gniadek, Eric Leva, and Emily Correia – bringing their guitars and their engaging voices to the Café 939 stage.
Admission: $10, general admission
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Henry Castro

Tuesday / May 27, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Summer Street
Henry Castro is a writer, producer, sound editor, recording and mixing engineer, pianist, and percussionist. Today he will be performing an acoustic set.  
Admission: Free

Henry Castro

Thursday / May 29, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Summer Street
Henry Castro is a writer, producer, sound editor, recording and mixing engineer, pianist, and percussionist. Today he will be performing an acoustic set.  
Admission: Free

Rachael Sage & the Sequins EP Release Show

Thursday / May 29, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Singer-songwriter Rachael Sage will perform with her band, the Sequins. 
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EELS

Thursday / May 29, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Formed in California in 1995 by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett, EELS, an alternative rock band, comes to Boston on a North American tour in celebration of its new album, The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett. Chelsea Wolfe kicks off the night.
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The Whispers / Bernard Fullen Jr.

Saturday / May 31, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
One of the world's longest-running soul vocals groups, the Whispers, is celebrating 50 years in the industry. The group is known for its smooth, soulful ballads and remains one of the premier R&B groups to ever grace the stage. 
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Matthew Azrieli

Tuesday / June 3, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
Originally from Montreal, Matthew Azrieli was first inspired by Elliott Smith and Nick Drake and taught himself the guitar by writing his own songs. His voice has been described as “a buttery, low register that cradles the songs as it paints his original words.”  
Admission: Free

The 9 Songwriter Series

Tuesday / June 3, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Founded in 2008 by singer-songwriter Justin Trawick, the 9 Songwriter Series is a touring songwriter collective and live show based in Washington, D.C.
Admission: $10 in advance, $12 day of show, general admission

Second Wind Tour: This Changes Everything

Wednesday / June 4, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
For millions of adults, aging is a dirty word. The Second Wind Tour invites you to join a new conversation exploring evidence-based approaches to growth, change, aging, health, and wellness.
Admission: Free
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Daniel Rotem Trio

Wednesday / June 4, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
The Daniel Rotem Trio will perform original compositions integrating world influences with improvisation and the jazz tradition.
Admission: Free

Lizje in Blue

Thursday / June 5, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Lizje Sarria was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Colombia. Her soulful sound is influenced by jazz, blues, Latin, and soul music.
Admission: Free

Azul

Thursday / June 5, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
Formed in the spring of 2014 by Eleni Arapoglou, this group's members come from Argentina, Greece, and Brazil. They infuse their original arrangements with the traditions and sounds of the folk music of their lands. 
Admission: Free

Amethyst

Thursday / June 5, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Square's Cambridge Center Plaza
The members of Amethyst have joined their love of contemporary jazz, acoustic pop, and various Latin genres with skill and taste. Each unique voice enriches improvisational arcs throughout every performance. Featuring Raquel Rivera’s originals as well as collaborative cover arrangements, this group delivers accessible interpretations of human feeling.
Admission: Free

KeL

Friday / June 6, 2014 / 12:30 p.m.
Boston Public Library
KeL, a band that combines elements of jazz and pop with Brazilian melodies, will perform.  
Admission: Free

Fredericks Brown

Friday / June 6, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Under the name Fredericks Brown, vocalist Deva Mahal (daughter of Taj Mahal) and keyboardist Stephanie Brown create compositions with lyrics that combine imagery and narrative to deliver a startling blend of strength and intimacy.
Admission: $10 in advance, 12 day of show, general admission
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Jeremy Messersmith

Monday / June 9, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Jeremy Messersmith’s distinctive style and sound has drawn attention from many prominent music fans over the years.
Admission: $12 in advance, $14 day of show, general admission
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Holly McGarry

Tuesday / June 10, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
Holly McGarry presents the dichotomy of a calm exterior with an unbounded passion for music, a newly-minted adult with a lifetime of experiences able to lace her lyrics with profound insights, sharing her love, loss, and life on six strings. Originally a solo performer, Holly is now joined by the incredibly talented Chris Bloniarz of the band Grey Season.
Admission: Free

Wambura Mitaru

Wednesday / June 11, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
Wambura Mitaru will perform. She creates a hybrid sound that combines groovy tunes with catchy lyrics, and invites the audience to sing along. 
Admission: Free

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