Concert

Jóhann Jóhannsson

Friday / October 21, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Jóhann Jóhannsson is a Berlin-based composer originally from Iceland. His varied and eclectic output includes commissioned works for Bang on A Can, Theatre of Voices, and the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. His debut album Englabörn appeared in 2002, and Jóhannsson has since released five solo albums. He has composed music for the theater and contemporary dance and was the founder of the Reykjavik-based art collective Kitchen Motors. He was awarded a Golden Globe in January 2015 for Best Film Score for The Theory of Everything, directed by James Marsh. His music for the film also earned Jóhannsson an Oscar as well as a BAFTA nomination for best original score. Jóhannsson’s other recent film scores include Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners, Lou Ye’s Blind Massage, and So Yong Kim’s For Ellen.

http://www.vevo.com/watch/johann-johannsson/Flight-From-The-City/DEA281600351

Admission: 
$25

The Saint Johns

Saturday / September 17, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
The Saint Johns

Jordan Meredith and Louis Johnson of The Saint Johns have the ingredient every special duo needs: chemistry. Their partnership in this duo has yielded their debut album, Dead of Night. Not long after they first met, Meredith landed a gig at a local bar and invited Johnson to help fill a few long sets. Seven years later, as they prepare to release their major-label debut, Meredith and Johnson believe they have put in their 10,000 hours and have arrived at something pretty special.

The EP captures the sweet Americana soul of the band’s early sound. Recorded with a full band, Dead of Night is something more: more mature, more confident, and more ambitious. The album began with demo recordings Johnson made. The two took them to David Kahne, a Grammy Award-winning producer and record label executive who has worked with Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, the Strokes, Lana Del Rey, Fishbone, and many others.

Admission: 
$10 in advance / $12 general admission (standing room only)

Summer Heat @ The Middle East

Wednesday / July 20, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
The Middle East
472 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge
MA
United States
02139

Berklee City Music® will be hosting a show at the Middle East Night Club. Opening up the night will be the 5 Weeker's. The two featured bands are Tighticus Finch and Mike Wyche. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the link below. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. 

Admission: 
$5

Haley Chic

Saturday / August 20, 2016 / 3:00 p.m.
Castle Island
Castle Island
Boston
MA
United States
02127

Haley Chic is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter from Arlington, Massachusetts. Her voice is soulful and gritty and her styles range from country/Americana to rock, pop, and blues. Her first EP, 18 Degrees, was released on January 9, 2016.  A 2016 graduate of Berklee, she has also been performing and writing songs between Boston and Nashville. Haley has had her original songs featured on NECN's "The Best of the Morning Show Soundtrack" and the Berklee Internet Radio Network (BIRN). In her free time, she loves being by the water, hanging with family and friends, hiking, and going out to lunch.

 

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Free

Naty Hernandez

Saturday / August 27, 2016 / 3:00 p.m.
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Castle Island
Castle Island
Boston
MA
United States
02127

Naty Hernandez is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, acoustic and electric bassist from Medellín, Colombia. Her music is a sonic journey based on the rhythms from the Andean mountains in Colombia combined with jazz and elements of world music.

Naty's album Canciones para amar y despedir was one of the Top 20 of Radio Nacional de Colombia with her song “Manos de Agua.”

 

Admission: 
Free

Kathryn Hallberg

Saturday / August 13, 2016 / 3:00 p.m.
Castle Island
Castle Island
Boston
MA
United States
02127

Emotional, evocative, warm, natural, and firmly rooted in Americana with light pop and country stylings: this describes Kathryn Hallberg's music. In the summer of 2008, Hallberg began recording her first EP, No Surprise, with Kyle Hutton, producer and founder of Real Life Real Music. In 2012, Hallberg returned to the studio with Hutton to record her second EP, Nocturnal, which features musical contributions from Lloyd Maines (Dixie Chicks, Robert Earl Keen) and mixing by Niko Bolas (Neil Young, James Taylor). Nocturnal was selected as one of the best local albums of 2012 by both the Houston Chronicle and the Houston Press. 

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Free

Paulina Parga

Saturday / August 6, 2016 / 3:00 p.m.
Castle Island
Castle Island
Boston
MA
United States
02127

Paulina Parga, born in Mexico in 1993, started her musical education studying cello at 9 years old. Ten years later she switched to voice as her principal instrument and started to be recognized as a songwriter, winning numerous songwriting contests, such as Festival Santa Cecilia in Queretaro, Mexico. She has attend several music workshops, such as Czech Music Camp for Youth (2012), Summer Vocal Jazz Workshop at the University of North Texas (2013) and the Five-Week Performance Program (2014) at Berklee College of Music, where she now is studying for a bachelor of music degree, thanks to a scholarship offered by the college and also by the cultural institute of her hometown. She has performed in festivals such as Festival Universitario de Jazz (2013 and 2015, Zacatecas, Mexico) and the Songwriters Showcase at the Berklee Performance Center. Her music involves Latin folk, pop, and jazz, along with the exploration of voice as an improvisational and harmonic instrument in real time. 

 

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Free

John Scofield, Country for Old Men

Friday / September 23, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

John Scofield brings his lifelong love of American country music out of his toolbox to share with his jazz audiences in his Country for Old Men project. Scofield approaches classic country melodies, performing with several of his closest musical associates from the jazz community: Steve Swallow, Bill Stewart, and Larry Goldings. In Scofield’s words, “We’re going to turn ‘outlaw’ country tunes into jazz vehicles. Rather than go to Nashville and record with ‘real’ country players in a country style, I’m joining forces with my jazz cronies to play the songs with our jazz approach. We improvise while keeping the integrity, character, and twang of this wonderful American music. I’ve always loved country music and am super-excited to put my treatment of them into play.” Sco and company will sculpt jazz renditions of classic tunes by George Jones, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Bob Wills, Patti Page, and even Shania Twain to name a few. 

Admission: 
$30 / $34 / $39

SOLD OUT: Jacob Collier

Thursday / September 29, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Jacob Collier
SOLD OUT: There are no tickets remaining for this event.

Jacob Collier is recognized as one of the world’s most distinctive, inventive, and prodigious young musicians. Based in London, England, his music combines elements of jazz, a cappella, Brazilian, gospel, and soul (to name a few). He has embraced the world of the internet to share his uniquely creative talent, becoming best known for creating his trademark multi-faceted YouTube videos from his music room at home, where he sings all the parts, plays all the instruments, and visualizes every component with a mosaic of screens. Since his first YouTube upload in December 2011, Collier's online social channels have garnered over 100,000 international followers and more than 6 million YouTube views.

Collier was involved in Beats by Dre’s Ruby World Cup The Game Starts Here television and online campaign, where he arranged and recorded “Jerusalem” as the soundtrack for their spot. The video on YouTube has garnered over 7.5 million views. Most recently, he released his second single, “Flintstones,” from his debut album In My Room after the successful launch of his first single “Hideaway” in the month prior.

Admission: 
$25 general public (standing room only)

Allison Iraheta and Halo Circus / My Silent Bravery

Friday / October 21, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Halo Circus is a bilingual alternative rock band based in Los Angeles, California. Halo Circus comprises vocalist Allison Iraheta, guitarist Brian Stead, bassist Matthew Hager, and drummer Veronica Bellino.

Billboard Magazine states, "My Silent Bravery plays like a major label signing, from its production savvy, eloquent lyrics, authoritative imaging, polished web site, a dedicated Northeast U.S. fan following, merchandising, and most important, a chockablock collection of winning songs. My Silent Bravery is destined to make major noise."

My Silent Bravery has shared the stage with national acts including Daughtry, Delta Rae, Howie Day, Kris Allen and John Waite. MSB toured with Tyler Ward in August 2014 and will be joining Anna Nalick on some dates this fall. Diamond from Coal the Remixes is the next project for MSB and will be released this winter.

Admission: 
$10 in advance / $15 general admission (standing room only)

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