Concert

Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra at the USBands Concert

Monday / March 7, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
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Symphony Hall, Boston
310 Massachusetts Ave
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra (BCSO) as they perform music by Berklee faculty and alumni as special guests at the USBands Series Concert presented by Youth Education in the Arts. Selections will include music by Kari Juusela and Alan Silvestri.

This is a day-long event with performances by scholastic bands throughout the day. The BCSO will perform at 7:30 p.m., but your ticket will give you access to performances throughout the day.

Admission: 
$30

Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra in Concert

Thursday / March 31, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Strings onstage at Symphony Hall
Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra

Join the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra for an evening of music by Berklee alumni and faculty performed by Berklee students, faculty, and alumni. Enjoy selections from The Hobbit, Forrest Gump, and The Mummy Returns as well as works written especially for the orchestra by faculty inlcluding Kari Juusela, Apostolos Paraskevas, and Bruce Thomas.

Admission: 
Free

Snow Day Open Mic

Monday / February 8, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Snow Day Open Mic Flyer

Looking for something to do on your snow day? Come to the Snow Day Open Mic at the Berklee Dining Hall today from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sign-up starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Berklee Dining Hall.

Hope to see you there!

Admission: 
Free. Sign-ups start at 11:30 a.m.

The Laszlos / Day Grazer / Crispy Lips

Saturday / March 12, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
The Laszlos
Day Grazer
The Laszlos
Day Grazer

The Laszlos' live shows are known for their high energy and explosive volume. Whether they are playing in a basement in Allston, Massachusetts, or at a historic Boston venue on its way out, they always play with the same excitement and urgency, letting the crowd know that they're here to stay. Just over six months old, the group has shared the stage with national acts like Public Access T.V. (Terrible Records/Polydore) and Hinds (Burger Records) as well as Boston bands such as Lannen, Salita, Sinnet, and We Were Astronauts. 

Day Grazer is a four-piece band from Allston, Massachusetts. Their band was founded on having fun and not stressing out over things like making it big or trying to sound like another band. They strive to play many genres rather than sticking to one, and they all take part in the writing process. Day Grazer simply loves playing music, so much so that they treat it as a hobby that they love instead of as a stressful endeavor.

Crispy Lips is a noisy, melodic, abrasive pop/punk band from Boston composed of Johnny Steines, Tim Regan, Chance Hargrove, and David Holmes.

Admission: 
Free

Bat House / Elizabeth Colour Wheel / Floral

Friday / March 25, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Bat House
Bat House

Bat House is a cosmic quartet from Allston, Massachusetts, that fuses elements of math and psychedelic rock, providing listeners with an intergalactic experience through sonic space. The band's first EP, Ghosts, draws influence from forests, Miyazaki films, and everything related to Neil deGrasse Tyson. After laying its foundation at the Converse Rubber Tracks studio in downtown Boston, Bat House's debut LP is due out in late spring 2016.

Elizabeth Colour Wheel is a band based in Allston, Massachusetts, who perform loud and heavy psych/doom/punk music.

Floral is a lively two-piece band comprising Nate Sherman on guitar and Ty Mayer on drums. They have toured around the East Coast, playing catchy and technical music with a bright twist.

Admission: 
$10 in advance / $12 day of show

Steve Moakler

Friday / April 29, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Steve Moakler
Steve Moakler

The versatility of Steve Moakler’s music goes beyond his magnetic pull as an artist. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a career in music in 2006. A handful of odd jobs and hundreds of shows later, Moakler has sold out venues across the country and topped the iTunes charts on multiple occasions. In the last 12 months he has been named an artist to watch by Rolling Stone Country, CMT, Bobby Bones, Huffington Post, and New England Country Music, among others. He was recently featured on Spotify’s Spotlight on Country 2016 playlist and the iTunes New Artist Spotlight in the country genre. 

Moakler continues to build a platform in the country market, working with Grammy-winning producer Luke Laird on his forthcoming record. The first single off the album is “Suitcase” (written by Laird, Barry Dean, and Thomas Rhett), which is currently playing on SiriusXM’s The Highway. Moakler's career as a songwriter has seen releases by artists like Jake Owen, Ashley Monroe, Kellie Pickler, Ben Rector, and Native Run. His song “Riser” gained national attention as the title track and latest single off Dierks Bentley’s record with Billboard Magazine naming Bentley's performance the best moment at the 2015 ACM Awards. It’s hard to believe it has been nearly a decade since Moakler arrived in Nashville, but if his career so far is any indication, he's on the ride of his life.

Admission: 
$12 general admission

Amy Vachal / Dan Mills

Wednesday / April 27, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Amy Vachal / Dan Mills

Prior to joining The Voice, crooner Amy Vachal released two EPs. Her first, Appleseed, was released in 2011, and her second, Crinkle Bloom, in 2014. She also released a single in 2013 called "Catapult." Vachal auditioned for the ninth season of The Voice, singing "Dream a Little Dream of Me," and with the exception of Adam Levine, whose team was full, coaches Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams, and Blake Shelton all turned their chairs for her. She eventually ended up working with first Williams and then Levine as her coaches. Vachal's performances charted consistently. Her version of Drake's "Hotline Bling" charted at no. 28 on Billboard's Digital Songs chart, and a week later, her rendition of Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" charted at no. 24. She was eliminated in the semifinals, but that was not the end of her musical journey. She will be working on her first full-length album soon.

Folk singer-songwriter Dan Mills fronts a five-piece band based out of Brooklyn, New York. Mills portrayed country guitar legend Carl Perkins in the Broadway cast of Million Dollar Quarter, and his song "Best I Could" got him nominated for Sirius XM Coffeehouse's Singer-Songwriter Discovery of the Year.

VIP tickets include a meet and greet, a photo with the artist, and a signed CD.

Admission: 
$15 general admission / $40 VIP

Heavy Rotation Records Album Release Concert

Wednesday / February 10, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
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The Sinclair
52 Church Street
Cambridge
Massachusetts
United States
02138
Trap Music Orchestra

Come celebrate the release of Heavy Rotation Records' (HRR) Dorm Sessions 11 at the Sinclair in Cambridage, Massachusetts. Attendees will receive a copy of Dorm Sessions 11 and a free bag of goodies from HRR’s sponsors. Stream or download a preview of Dorm Sessions 11.
 
This year, the label is hosting the showcase—its 16th annual event—at an off-campus venue. As an added perk for Berklee students, the label will also be providing bus transportation to and from the event. “My goal with HRR is to offer an experiential class, allowing the students to pick the artists and promote the concert,” said Jeff Dorenfeld, HRR’s faculty advisor. “After 15 successful concerts on campus, the class wanted to take the concert to a venue they felt was more contemporary and engaging for the fans, and take on the challenge of promoting a show at one of the city’s premier venues.”  

The seven artists—selected from a pool of 400 submissions to the label—will each have the opportunity to represent HRR this year performing at a major music festival, including SXSW, Lollapalooza, Osheaga, and CMJ Music Marathon. This year's lineup covers a mix of folk, pop, R&B, electronic, and trap music by Berklee students and alumni, and includes Honeysuckle, the Trap Music Orchestra, Wessanders, Noé, Symone, Glow Team, and M+E.

Read more about the compilation and the featured artists.
 
HRR is a class that gives Berklee music business/management students experience in running an entertainment company. Under the guidance of Dorenfeld, former manager of the band Boston, the student staff oversees marketing, sales, web development, media, and A&R. Artists who have appeared on past HRR albums include Annie Clark (St. Vincent), Christopher Barnes (Gem Club), Shea Rose, Nini & Ben (HAERTS), Big D & the Kids Table, and members of Passion Pit (as the Peasantry).

Admission: 
$10 general admission / $5 with valid college ID

Dan Blakeslee / Brett Newski / BEARD

Tuesday / March 29, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Dan Blakeslee

With a suitcase of songs, Maine folk troubadour Dan Blakeslee ventured into the subways of Boston in 1995 to practice his craft. He has been making music and art throughout New England ever since. Blakeslee bares his soul in his music, emptying a cache of emotion and passion onto the stage for the audience to explore and devour. He has toured the country, playing with acts such as the Low Anthem, David Wax Museum, the Lumineers, Liam Finn, and Kimya Dawson, among others, and in 2015 he lived his dream of playing the Newport Folk Festival. 

Brett Newski is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and former member of Madison, Wisconsin band the Nod. His style has been described as American folk armageddon, which happens to be the name of his new record. He has been compared to the Violent Femmes, Frank Turner, Jake Bugg, and Ben Kweller.

BEARD is a six-piece group from Berklee College of Music that plays folky singer-songwriter tunes inspired by jazz harmony, worldly rhythms, and the lyrics of greats like Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan. 

Admission: 
$10 in advance / $12 day of show

Berklee / CJ E&M presents: SG Wannabe

Friday / March 11, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A showcase of SG Wannabe's hits, performed with Berklee students.

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