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 admissionBuy Tickets
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 admissionBuy Tickets
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.Buy Tickets
Thursday / May 29, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.Cafe 939
Singer-songwriter Rachael Sage will perform with her band, the Sequins.Buy Tickets
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.Buy Tickets
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.”
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 admissionBuy Tickets
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 admissionBuy Tickets
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.
Thursday / June 12, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.Kendall Square
Apoena’s music is a concise mixture of the many types he heard throughout childhood. Coming from a family of actors, musicians, acrobats, and variety performers, his influences range from Brazilian folk and pop to contemporary indie rock and world jazz.
Thursday / June 12, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.Atlantic Wharf
Raised in northern Denmark, Arreana Jaye brings Scandinavian folklore to her music, along with some interesting grooves. She draws inspiration from across the artistic spectrum, from George Gershwin to Becca Stevens, and puts her own twist on the standards.
Thursday / June 12, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.Kendall Square's Cambridge Center Plaza
Simon Moullier Trio is centered on jazz but uses it only as a color in the sound via acoustic instruments. The group is sometimes sullied by the effects on vibraphone or by the mad, itching rhythms of Simon’s main influences: Thom York, Steve Reich, Tygran Hamasyan, John Coltrane, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kenny Garrett, Robert Glasper, Archive, and Pink Floyd.
Friday / June 13, 2014 / 12:30 p.m.Boston Public Library
Although rooted in traditional Scottish and Appalachian old-time music, Jenna Moynihan and Mairi Chaimbeul push boundaries with original compositions, breathing new life into old tunes.
Saturday / June 14, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.Derby Square, Salem
Bobby Wesley is a guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist from Detroit. Soon to release his debut album, his compositions are a timeless mixture of contemporary jazz and neo-soul.