Concert

Bombadil / The Dingo Babies

Tuesday / April 4, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Bombadil
The Dingo Babies

Two years ago, Bombadil lost a longtime bandmate and breaking up seemed inevitable. But after a period of exploration that forced them to step out of their comfort zone, Bombadil has returned as a band reborn. Their new album, Fences, out March 3 via Ramseur Records and produced by John Vanderslice (Spoon, The Mountain Goats), is their most remarkable work to date: meticulously crafted, yet accessible and unadorned. Pure, simple, beautiful.

“It’s more than just an album,” says Bombadil drummer and vocalist James Phillips. “It is a new path, a reset after several challenging years.” 

Fences features 11 new, original songs composed by the Durham, North Carolina-based trio, comprising Phillips (drums, vocals), Daniel Michalak (bass, vocals), and Stacey Harden (guitar, vocals). Recorded at Vanderslice’s Tiny Telephone Recording in San Francisco, California, the album is influenced by early Paul Simon and steeped in shades of Cat Stevens and the Incredible String Band.

Bombadil has made fans at NPR, Rolling Stone and the New York Times, who called them "astonishing." They've toured extensively in the past with Dr. Dog, Kishi Bashi, and Carolina Chocolate Drops and will hit the road again in 2017 in support of the new album. 

The Dingo Babies’ sound is focused on tight harmonies and arrangements to create catchy, sideways power-pop tunes. Their style rides the waves of Weezer, Kevin Devine, and the Avett Brothers. They began performing in small local venues and homeless shelters/food kitchens through Berklee's student-run service program the Movement. They have continued to stay active in service, raising over $1,000 with their music to benefit the human rights organization Calling All Crows, strongly believing in music as a vehicle for happiness and positive social change.They have opened for acts such as Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Chadwick Stokes (Dispatch, State Radio) at Boston venues such as the Sinclair, Great Scott, Middle East Nightclub, and Pearl Street Nightclub in Northampton.

 

Admission: 
$13 in Advance / $15 Day of Show / Standing Room Only

Active Bird Community / Bear Salon / Twin Chameleon

Friday / February 3, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Active Bird Community
Bear Salon
Twin Chameleon

Active Bird Community is a Brooklyn band formed in 2005 by members Tom D’Agustino, Zach Slater, and Andrew Wolfson while they were in middle school. More than 10 years later, with the addition of Quinn McGovern on drums, Active Bird Community continues to enliven the stage with their sprightly slacker vibes, reminiscent of '90s indie rock. While ABC was young and experimenting with their sound, early listeners sensed something teeming beneath the surface. In the years since, they’ve released two full-length albums and played hundreds of shows to adoring fans and delighted newcomers alike. 

Opening act Bear Salon is an indie/pop band from Allston, Massachusetts.

Opening act Twin Chameleon combines smooth guitar riffs, melodic bass lines, lush electronic sounds, and rhythmic vocals to create a vibrant, enveloping atmosphere. Drawing from influences such as Vampire Weekend, Death Cab for Cutie, and Bombay Bicycle Club, Twin Chameleon presents songs that are lyrically refreshing and sonically colorful.

 

Admission: 
$10 in Advance / $12 Day of Show / Standing Room Only

String Noise at Berklee

Thursday / February 23, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
String Noise

Berklee's Composition Department, with assistance from the String Department, hosts violin duo String Noise.

As part of their residency at Berklee, String Noise performs a concert of newer works written for two violins by Bernhard Lang, Georg Friederich Haas, Derek Hurst, and others.

A classical, avant-punk violin duo based in New York City, married couple Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim have expanded the two-violin repertoire in more than 50 new works to include larger collaborations with electronics, projections, and dance. Their first feature album, The Book of Strange Positions (Northern Spy Records), was released in November 2015; it's a collection of original works and arrangements by Eric Lyon of punk covers by Bad Brains, Violent Femmes, Deerhoof, Radiohead, and Black Flag. Their latest EP, Covers, is now available on Northern Spy and was produced by Deerhoof drummer/composer Greg Saunier.

Admission: 
Free

Animation Universe

Thursday / March 30, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The Audire Soundtrack Choir and Orchestra

The Audire Soundtrack Choir and Orchestra presents Animation Universe, a musical journey through the various worlds of the animation genre. Featuring an a cappella choir and chamber orchestra, this concert will include works from the iconic soundtracks of studios including Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, Studio Ghibli, Cartoon Network, and more.

Admission: 
$8 in Advance / $12 Day of Show

Vocal Jazz Ensemble #2

Tuesday / May 9, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Ned Rosenblatt's Vocal Jazz Ensembles are small groups numbering from five to 16 vocalists with a rhythm section. These contemporary vocal ensembles perform music from the jazz, Latin, funk, and contemporary/pop idioms. Typical programming includes the music of such vocal groups as the New York Voices, Manhattan Transfer, Take 6 and the Real Group. 

Admission: 
Free

Vocal Jazz Ensemble #1

Tuesday / May 9, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Ned Rosenblatt's Vocal Jazz Ensembles are small groups numbering from five to 16 vocalists with a rhythm section. These contemporary vocal ensembles perform music from the jazz, Latin, funk, and contemporary/pop idioms. Typical programming includes the music of such vocal groups as the New York Voices, Manhattan Transfer, Take 6 and the Real Group. 

Admission: 
Free

Electronic Production and Design Senior Showcase

Thursday / May 11, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A showcase of audio, video, and research capstone projects from students in the Electronic Production and Design Department.

Admission: 
Free

The Eclectic Electrics

Thursday / May 11, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This concert features contemporary jazz for five guitars and a rhythm section.

Admission: 
Free

Classical Art Song

Thursday / May 11, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Students from the Introduction to Classical Art Song class will sing selections with piano accompaniment.

Admission: 
Free

Vintage Vocals

Thursday / May 11, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The Vintage Vocals Ensemble

The Vintage Vocals Ensemble is a jazz choir performing the music of the big band era (1930s-1950s).

Admission: 
Free

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