Berklee College of Music's student-run label, Heavy Rotation Records, presents a showcase of its upcoming artists on the eighth Dorm Sessions album. First 100 to walk in get a free swag bag.
Crossover Kidz is a hip-hop duo based out of Boston, that continues to electrify stages all over New England. After meeting their freshmen year of college, Matt [MuZ] and Droobee found themselves producing, writing, and recording songs right out of their dorm room closet. After only weeks of working together, they established themselves as the Crossover Kidz and began to plan for a live concert. Pulling together a band, instead of using the typical DJ or click track, and using a few weeks to practice, their debut show was a huge success; filling the venue to capacity with more than 250 people in attendance.
Red Oblivion is a rock band based out of Boston, with backgrounds in a multitude of styles including classical, metal, world music, pop, and electronic. Red Oblivion blends a traditional lineup with the heaviness of amplified cello in an evolving passionate collaboration.
Noize Tank is a rock group based in the Boston metropolitan area. Now over year after its inception, the group continues to develop and grow.
Jazz Revelation Records is student-run, artist-driven record label created to showcase the top jazz composers and performers from Berklee College of Music. Gathered from all over the globe, JRR artists speak the traditional language of jazz in a new way. This concert features artists from JRR's latest CD, Ripple Effect. Daniel Rotem, Aris Valeris, Eduardo Mercuri, and Bryce Milano are the featured bandleaders. Buy tickets to four shows for the price of three.
Can't make it to the show? The event will stream live on Concert Window.
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission
Berklee's Seventh Annual SXSW Party features Berklee, Berkleemusic.com, and Heavy Rotation Records (HRR) alumni and students performing rock, pop, punk, dance, electronic, Americana, and folk. Artists include the Shills from Boston; Austinites Ume; Boston's the Grownup Noise; Brooklyn-based Lucius; Queen Caveat from Los Angeles; Canary (HRR) from Boston; Justin Klump, from Portland, Oregon; and Boston and New York-based Mrs. Danvers (HRR). Berklee is the only college to host an official day party at SXSW, one of the music industry's biggest events.
The party is 21-plus and open to SXSW badgeholders. The public can email email@example.com to attend free of charge. Free copies of HRR's latest release, Under the Influence, will be given away. The album features Berklee students and alumni covering some of rock's biggest names and the seminal bands that influenced them. Listen at HeavyRotationRecords.bandcamp.com