The sound of Eric Robertson and the Boston Boys sound is contemporary roots-rock, blending reverence for the Beatles and the energy of the Avett Brothers with hints of Appalachian string band music. The goal of the Boston Boys is to create tasteful, accesible, groovy, meaningful music with the highest regard for musicianship and instrumental skill.
Saxophonist Jesse Scheinin is looking for something new. Music that sounds and feels like 2011 but that has the energy and spontaneity of '60s jazz—Sigur Rós meets Coltrane—is the goal. His songs are about dreams, adventures, and growing up. Inspired by the magical realism of authors Gabriel García Márquez, Haruki Murakami, and Jorge Luis Borges, Scheinin tries to bring listeners into a state of fantasy. Having been mentored by Joshua Redman, Danilo Perez, and Billy Harper, Scheinin is completing his studies at Berklee.
Tubby Love and Eric Robertson come from very different musical roots grown in the same soul. The idea of a collaboration stemmed from their mutual appreciation for good songs without regard to style or genre. The young duo will be teaming up to create a fresh breed of earthy acoustic sounds and touring hard to promote the new project.
Left to right: CJ Jones, TL Forsberg, Bob Hiltermann, Robert DeMayo
Deaf people can do anything but hear. But an all-deaf rock band? An international deaf comic famous around the world but unknown to hearing people? A modern-day Buster Keaton who teaches at Juilliard but is currently homeless? A hard-of-hearing singer who is considered "not deaf enough"?
See What I'm Saying follows the journeys of four extraordinary deaf entertainers—two of them musicians—over the course of a single year as their stories intertwine and culminate in some of the most important events of their lives.
Join us for this unique, inspirational story, followed by a Skype discussion with filmmaker Hilari Scarl. The film is captioned, and interpretation services will be available for the discussion.
Cosponsored by the Stan Getz Library and the Office for Cultural Diversity.
Berklee College of Music is presenting two public events at Austin's SXSW Music and Media Conference, long recognized as one of the music industry's biggest and most important events.
Berklee's Sixth Annual Official SXSW Party features Berklee, Berkleemusic.com, and Heavy Rotation Records (HRR) alumni and students. Artists include fiery high-energy rock 'n' roll band Aloud from Boston; indie-rock band Art Decade from Boston, featuring a string quartet; loop scientist and pop maven Julia Easterlin (HRR) from Boston; electro/indie-pop duo Stereo Telescope from Boston; electrified psychedelic string soul band the Boston Boys (HRR) from Boston; singer-songwriter and guitarist Emily Elbert (HRR) from Coppell, Texas; electronic music trio Audio Runner from Houston; Los Angeles-based alternative pop artist Laura Jansen(Decca/Universal Records), originally from Holland; and indie-pop duo Black Kettle (HRR) from Los Angeles.
The party is 21-plus and open to SXSW badgeholders. In addition, the public can email email@example.com to attend free of charge. Giveaways include a Berkleemusic online course and copies of HRR albums.
Berklee presents its fourth annual CMJ Music Marathon showcase of alumni and student artists, featuring rock, indie pop, singer/songwriter, r&b, and electro-pop by the Prigs, the Wandas, Oceanographer, Julia Easterlin (HRR artist), the Honors, and Liptease (HRR).
The show will be webcast live and can be viewed at BoweryPoetryLive.com. The event includes free raffles for a chance to win a badge to attend next year's CMJ Music Marathon or a Berkleemusic online course. Free copies will also be given away of student-run label HRR's latest album, Dorm Sessions 7, featuring showcase artists Julia Easterlin and Liptease. Now in its 30th year, the CMJ Music Marathon is New York's largest music event, attracting bands, fans, and music industry professionals from around the world. Learn more about the showcase.
Somewhere between New York City and an unassuming Midwestern town, a van filled with high hats, guitar strings, amps, and cables is twisting its way down a two-lane highway. When it stops, its four occupants will pour into a small music club packed with eager followers. The band will plug in, tune up, and drown out the night with a sound destined to be much bigger than the stage their on.
That band is Atomic Tom.
Supporting Atomic Tom will be the band Gentleman Hall. Having already won a VMA for MTV's 2009 Best Breakout Artist Boston, Gentlemen Hall continues its meteoric rise through its latest collaborations with world-renowned producers Earl Cohen (The Temptations, Anita Baker) and Michael Seifert (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Tori Amos). The band defines itself by the characteristic melodies of vocalists Gavin and Jacob Michael, fused with big guitars, big beats, and even bigger synths. The result is an unforgettable and highly energetic dance experience.
In recent months, he's kicked things up by adding horns, a swingin' rhythm section, and some filthy electric guitar, dubbing the band Zac Taylor & The Drugs. Think Ben Folds' playfulness with some gritty Telecaster. The debut record Salesman is set to be released this spring. Produced by Berklee's own Ben Gebert, the vibe of the record has raw, tube-crunched guitar, rollicking drums, and some old school Wurlitzer to round out a jazzed-tinged, in-your-face pop-rock sound.