Concert

V Blackburn

Tuesday / June 23, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
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Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
V Blackburn
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V Blackburn is a singer-songwriter and current Berklee student from the old Southern city of Miami, Florida. Raised on Southern rock, jazz, and '90s pop, Blackburn has felt the influence of many genres in shaping her blues/pop sound. Her smoky voice and quirky, provocative lyrics easily find their way around catchy melodies that will entice you to sing along. She has shared a stage with artists such as Hozier and Ages and Ages as well as performed on the main stage of the Newport Folk Festival with the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir. This year promises a lot of studio time in preparation for the release of her first EP, Fifty Shades of Crazy.

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V Blackburn

Sunday / July 26, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
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The Street
55 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill
MA
02467
V Blackburn
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V Blackburn is a singer-songwriter and current Berklee student from the old Southern city of Miami, Florida. Raised on Southern rock, jazz, and '90s pop, Blackburn has felt the influence of many genres in shaping her blues/pop sound. Her smoky voice and quirky, provocative lyrics easily find their way around catchy melodies that will entice you to sing along. She has shared a stage with artists such as Hozier and Ages and Ages as well as performed on the main stage of the Newport Folk Festival with the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir. This year promises a lot of studio time in preparation for the release of her first EP, Fifty Shades of Crazy.

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Andrea Charls / V Blackburn

Saturday / August 15, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.
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Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston
MA
United States
02125
Andrea Charls
V Blackburn
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Andrea Charls was born in Limassol, Cyprus. In 2012 she was nominated by the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for her single “What Ya Wanna Do.” She graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2013. During her musical career, she has had the opportunity to work with the flamenco singer José Mercé and was featured on his album, which was nominated for two Latin Grammy awards. Charls is currently working on her debut album, which is due to be released in 2015.

V Blackburn is a singer-songwriter and current Berklee student from the old Southern city of Miami, Florida. Raised on Southern rock, jazz, and '90s pop, Blackburn has felt the influence of many genres in shaping her blues/pop sound. Her smoky voice and quirky, provocative lyrics easily find their way around catchy melodies that will entice you to sing along. She has shared a stage with artists such as Hozier and Ages and Ages as well as performed on the main stage of the Newport Folk Festival with the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir. This year promises a lot of studio time in preparation for the release of her first EP, Fifty Shades of Crazy.

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Free

Oh, Malô

Wednesday / July 29, 2015 / 5:00 p.m.
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Greenway Boston
Hanover Street and Cross Street
Boston
MA
United States
02110
Oh, Malô
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Oh, Malô (oh-muh-low) presents colorful soundscapes through their eclecticism, inspired by a series of emotions and experiences. Founded in 2014, the band had immediate chemistry and completed the writing of their debut album in a mere three months. Oh, Malô pulls influence from such bands as Bombay Bicycle Club, Radiohead, Local Natives, Daughter, and Jeff Buckley to create a consistently unpredictable blend of timbres and arrangements. The summer of last year was spent recording and refining their songs in anticipation of exciting new releases in 2015.

Watch Oh, Malô perform "Hey, Mr. Paul":

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Oh, Malô

Friday / June 12, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
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The Lawn on D
420 D Street
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Oh, Malô
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Oh, Malô (oh-muh-low) presents colorful soundscapes through their eclecticism, inspired by a series of emotions and experiences. Founded in 2014, the band had immediate chemistry and completed the writing of their debut album in a mere three months. Oh, Malô pulls influence from such bands as Bombay Bicycle Club, Radiohead, Local Natives, Daughter, and Jeff Buckley to create a consistently unpredictable blend of timbres and arrangements. The summer of last year was spent recording and refining their songs in anticipation of exciting new releases in 2015.

Watch Oh, Malô perform "Hey, Mr. Paul":

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Oh, Malô / Jive McFly

Saturday / August 8, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.
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Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston
MA
United States
02125
Oh, Malô
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Oh, Malô (oh-muh-low) presents colorful soundscapes through their eclecticism, inspired by a series of emotions and experiences. Founded in 2014, the band had immediate chemistry and completed the writing of their debut album in a mere three months. Oh, Malô pulls influence from such bands as Bombay Bicycle Club, Radiohead, Local Natives, Daughter, and Jeff Buckley to create a consistently unpredictable blend of timbres and arrangements. The summer of last year was spent recording and refining their songs in anticipation of exciting new releases in 2015.

Jive McFly is a Boston-based band specializing in a blend of funk, rock, and pop. They have spent the last few years expanding their fan base by playing at local Boston venues such as the Red Room at Café 939, Church of Boston, and TT the Bear’s Place, among others. Since forming at Berklee College of Music, where all band members currently study, Jive McFly has harnessed their influences, such as Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, into a unique sound that offers something to any music lover. They incorporate originals with covers from Hall and Oats, the Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, and many other artists.

Watch Oh, Malô perform "Hey, Mr. Paul":

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Sara Kendall / AERS

Saturday / August 29, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.
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Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston
MA
United States
02125
Sara Kendall
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Sara Kendall is an electronic/indie pop singer-songwriter from Southborough, Massachusetts currently studying at Berklee. She's working on releasing a new EP in April 2015. Her haunting melodies and intimate lyrics are showcased in her release, "Love You More", which was recently featured on Berklee's official YouTube channel.

AERS, a collaboration between Tasha Abbott and Zack Nestel-Patt based in Brooklyn, New York, creates music that speaks to the ethereal. Made with a conscious effort to bridge electric and acoustic sounds, their songs layer instruments and textures to swirl around the dark poeticism of the lyrics. Influenced by artists such as Grizzly Bear, Sigur Ros, and Linda Perhacs, AERS uses ambient electric guitars and dreamy strings to create an otherworldly sonic landscape, one of mystic atmosphere that is darkly cathartic. Each song provokes one to question while also providing comfort and warmth.

Watch Sara Kendall perform "Love You More":

Watch AERS perform "Flutter":

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Rachel Siegel / Amy & the Engine

Saturday / July 4, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.
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Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston
MA
United States
02125
Rachel Siegel
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Rachel Siegel is a pop singer-songwriter and performer from New Jersey who is currently based in Boston. Her music combines soaring vocal melodies and honest, evocative lyrics with polished pop production. Beginning her love affair with music at an early age, Siegel started singing before she could talk and performing by the age of three. Music, like a first language, quickly became the way she related to the world. She started writing in 2011 when faced with the tragic loss of her brother, and it became not only a place of expression but a place of solace. In the fall of 2012, Siegel enrolled at Berklee College of Music and set out on a journey to hone her skill as a singer and performer and find her voice as a writer. In February 2015, she released her debut single and music video, "Bitter." The 2015 ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Songwriting Scholarship recipient, she plans to graduate this spring and continue pursuing her career as a songwriter and performer.

Boston-based Amy & the Engine brings singer-songwriter depth to upbeat synth pop with a folk rock sensibility. Coy vocals compounded with lyrical smarts and the infectious melodies of quirky pop create a signature “catchy, earworm style” (Vanyaland). Hailing from South Portland, Maine, frontwoman Amy Allen began her love affair with music when she picked up a polka dot electric guitar at age nine, later trading it in for a solid black Fender bass to join her older sister’s all-girl band. Though the group did not endure, Allen’s passion for music evolved from a childhood pastime into a solo artist career. After turning to acoustic guitar, Allen enjoyed two solo EPs and an appearance on The Voice, and garnered over 50,000 views on her YouTube channel, which features original tracks and unique, Top 40 covers such as Lorde’s “Royals.” Riding these successes, she enrolled at Berklee to study songwriting, which is where she met her “engine,” an eclectic group of guys hailing from across the globe who became her supporting outfit. Thus, Amy & the Engine was born.

 

Watch Siegel perform "Speaking My Language":

The Igloo Sessions: Speaking My Language - Rachel Siegel & Jake Torrey

Watch Amy & the Engine perform "Last Forever":

Amy & The Engine - Last Forever (Official Video)

 

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Quiet Company

Thursday / May 21, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Quiet Company
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Through the release of three LPs and endless touring, the Austin, Texas band Quiet Company has been making a name for themselves nationally with their energetic live shows and their anthemic, dynamic indie rock. They’ve gained a huge fanbase while gathering praise from the New York Times, Time, NPR, Last Call with Carson Daly, Paste Magazine, and the Houston Chronicle, among others. They won rock band of the year during South by Southwest 2014, adding to their previous 10 Austin Music Awards including band of the year, album of the year, rock band of the year, indie band of the year, and song of the year, all won on the strength of their 2011 release, We Are All Where We Belong.

Iris Lune

Thursday / August 27, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
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Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02142
Iris Lune
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Iris Lune channels artists such as Radiohead, Bjork, and Bon Iver with lush, expansive sounds that listeners can get lost in. This indie rock outfit creates dreamy, atmospheric pop anthems that set lead singer Ella Joy Meir’s soaring vocals against shimmering, gorgeously textured instrumentals. Formed at Berklee College of Music, this band of one Israeli and three Americans is based in Boston and New York City. Past performances have included venues such as BAMcafe, Rockwood Music Hall, and Boston’s Outside the Box Festival, and the band is currently performing at venues across the Northeast to promote their self-titled EP.
 
Watch Iris Lune perform "Bring Me the Moon":
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