Concert

Seyoung Jung: Music That Has a Story

Tuesday / November 19, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist and composer Seyoung Jung will present a soothing concert of classical music featuring a small orchestra.

Admission: 
Free

The Off Chance / Friendly People / Brooklyn Sugar Company

Friday / November 15, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
The Off Chance
Friendly People
Brooklyn Sugar Company

From their very first meeting, Maldi Kellici and Jason Differ's collaboration was fruitful. With an invigorated passion for music and a mature approach to songwriting, the duo formed The Off Chance and began writing for their first album, Change. The band's sophomore EP is scheduled for release in fall 2013.

Friendly People is the product of a desperate search for warmth during the 2011 Boston winter. What started as a jam in a Cambridge living room has led to a recently released debut album, Shake, and a tour across America to perform at this year's South By Southwest festival. With five minds and five million ideas, the result is Friendly People, a folk-infused indie rock, handcrafted to make you feel at home.

For a band calling itself Brooklyn Sugar Company, this group sounds like it belongs in another place and time. Bearing the kind of blues-influenced ditties better associated with Chicago or New Orleans, and a sound that could have come from arena stadiums in the 1970s, the band is bringing back much-needed attention to heartland roots rock, in a town not known for roots rock bands. 

 

Admission: 
$10, general admission

Seung Ryong Im: Second Thoughts

Tuesday / November 19, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Seung Ryong (Scott) Im will play jazz tunes and original music with his trio.

Admission: 
Free

Yousif Yaseen: On Your Map

Thursday / November 21, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Yousif Yaseen presents a combination of music and performance art that combines microtonal melodies, electronic soundscapes, and modern songwriting.

Admission: 
Free

CANCELED: Carla Bruni

Saturday / April 19, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Carla Bruni
CANCELED: This event has been canceled. Refunds are available at the point-of-purchase site during business hours.

With a beautiful and alluring voice, Italian-born French supermodel Carla Bruni recorded the 2002 international hit "Quelqu'un M'a Dit," which went on to sell more than 2 million copies. Now Bruni has released a new album, Little French Songs, and embarks on her first U.S. tour.

Admission: 
$75, $55, $45, $30, reserved seating

Eleni Arapoglou: Limitless Sea, Limitless Sounds

Wednesday / November 13, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Singer and dancer Eleni Arapoglou's latest concert features an eclectic mix of jazz, soul, blues, music from Spain and Brazil, Greek poetry, and vocal improvisation.

Admission: 
Free

In the Groove

Thursday / November 7, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Berklee in the Groove
Fate and the Family Band
The Rare Occasions
Sam Fischer

Join us to watch the top three bands battle it out live for your vote! Featuring Fate & the Family Band, the Rare Occasions, and Sam Fischer.

Fate & the Family Band

Hailing from Boston, Fate & the Family Band is a blues/rock band with some serious soul. They are proud to announce the release of their first EP, Together, this past fall. They love creating an engaging atmosphere for their audience with their fresh tunes, dance moves, and inviting vibe. Come join the family.

The Rare Occasions

Between opening for Guster and Lupe Fiasco and self-producing every last sticky melody put to tape, the Rare Occasions has proven its passion for Boston's college scene through its unapologetically bold sense and style of music. In its time together thus far, it has self-recorded and self-produced a six-track demo and a five-track EP, won the Tufts University Battle of the Bands, played live on the radio, released a music video, competed in WBRU's annual Rock Hunt, and performed at venues across New England. The group looks to connect with listeners and musicians alike through its unique sound.

Sam Fischer

For the past 22 years, Aussie singer/songwriter Sam Fischer has been on a mission to blur typical genre boundaries. Born in Sydney, Australia, moving to Winchester, England, in 2010, and now residing in Boston, where he attends the Berklee College of Music in his final year, Fischer's artistry has become a representation of the different environments he has been exposed to and the life experiences that come with change, love, and learning. His music combines smooth soulful vocals with powerful lyrical content revolving around real events in his life. Fischer aims to leave every person who hears his music or sees him live with a sense of who he is and a new view on each and every emotion they experience on a daily basis. He has just released his debut EP, Solid, on October 2.

Admission: 
Free

Tiago Michelin Sextet

Tuesday / November 12, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Drummer Tiago Michelin and his sextet will perform some jazz tunes.

Admission: 
Free

Young the Giant

Thursday / November 14, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Young The Giant

With the breakout success of its self-titled 2010 debut album and widespread acclaim for its exhilarating live shows, Young the Giant has quickly established itself as one of the most exciting new bands to come out of southern California in recent memory.

For their highly anticipated second album, Young the Giant enlisted Grammy-nominated producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen, who's known for his work with such diverse artists as Beck, Nine Inch Nails, Paramore, and M83.  Featuring the electrifying lead single “It’s About Time,” the collection of songs finds the young band challenging itself both lyrically and musically. This sophomore release follows the band’s eponymous debut, which featured singles such as “Apartment” and the RIAA gold certified hits “My Body” and “Cough Syrup.” “My Body” was a top 5 hit at Alternative Radio and closed 2011 as the year’s fifth most-played song at the format. “Cough Syrup” drew even greater success, peaking at No. 2 at Alternative, and enjoying crossover chart success at both Hot AC and Triple A radio. Both tracks remain in regular rotation at radio outlets nationwide.

In addition to its popular success, Young the Giant also drew reams of critical acclaim from outlets such as SPIN, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal, which hailed the album as “a pop masterpiece with well-crafted songs, surprising arrangements and soaring vocal harmonies.” The band also received rare applause from British musical icon Morrissey, who said, “Every 3,000 years, a band comes along who restore that precious component of faith.”

Young the Giant spent much of 2011 and 2012 traveling the globe, with sold-out headline tours, and show-stopping appearances at such festivals as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, and Lollapalooza. A dynamic and distinctive live act, the band also made a range of high-profile TV performances, including ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! and NBC’s TODAY and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to 2011’s MTV Video Music Awards and MTV’s Unplugged.

Admission: 
SOLD OUT

Jenna Glatt's Senior Recital

Monday / November 25, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Vocalist Jenna Glatt presents her final recital at Berklee.

Admission: 
Free

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