Concert

The Jauntee

Saturday / July 21, 2012 / 4:00 p.m.
Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston
MA
United States
02125
The Jauntee

Since their creation in 2010, the Jauntee has quickly erupted onto the New England jam band scene. Their bi-weekly themed shows (the Jauntee’s Regal Ball) along with many local and festival gigs (the Middle East, WonderBar, Church, Camp Coldbrook, Heads in Harmony) have given them a steady increase of loyal fans in a relatively short amount of time. With a focus on live improvisation, set list variety, and musical exploration, every show is different from the last, truly making the Jauntee a live act to see again and again.

Drawing influence from a wide variety of bands, the Jauntee's improvisational landscape spans multiple genres, including funk, rock, jazz, progressive, bluegrass, psychedelic, and ambient music. Their willingness to explore genres, abandon all song structure, and dive into "the weird" sets them apart from your average upcoming jam  band. They aim to push the boundaries of improvisation, embrace the moment and engage the audience. With a large arsenal of covers, countless original tunes, and an inclination for open ended improvisation, every show promises to be a unique experience.

Admission: 
Free

The Boylston Collective

Saturday / July 21, 2012 / 3:00 p.m.
Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston
MA
United States
02125
The Boylston Collective

The Boylston Collective was formed during the cold winter months of 2012 in Boston. A collection of musicians assembled by guitarist and arranger Charlie McCanless, the group plays flash-fried funk and soul music that heats up performance halls and dance floors with its infectious grooves.

Admission: 
Free

Francisco Ruiz Quartet

Thursday / July 19, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Atlantic Avenue and Congress Stree
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Francisco Ruiz

Francisco Ruiz is an Ecuadorian singer. His musical studies include piano, guitar, and voice. At age 14 received a full scholarship at the prestigious conservatory Sergei Rachmaninov in Ecuador to study opera singing and popular music.

Since 2006 he has been part of diverse groups like Vox Lumini (rock/pop) and Clone (vocal group). He also participated in other independent projects as Satellite (Dave Matthews Tribute Band), Solovox, IMC Big Band, and the Salsa Orchestra of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. He has received vocal lessons with renowned singers like Bobby McFerrin, Cathy Elliot,and Joey Blake, among others at Berklee College Of Music and Quito.

Ruiz is currently finishing his last semester at Berklee College of Music with a dual major in Contemporary Writing and Production and Performance.

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Admission: 
Free

Wattstax Revisited: 40 Years in the Making

Tuesday / July 17, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Students from the Stax Music Academy, a Berklee City Music Network member, celebrate the 40th anniversary of Wattstax and City Music's upcoming 20th in this very special summer concert. Gospel Grammy-winner Kirk Whalum will be performing with the students as a special guest.

Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

Kay Hanley / Ryan Schmidt

Wednesday / August 1, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Kay Hanley

Hanley was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts. She grew up diagonally across the street from Donnie and Mark Wahlberg. She was a member of Letters To Cleo from 1990 to 2000 (the length of the band's existence, with the exception of the 2008-2009 reunion tour). The band name was conceived by Hanley in reference to a pen pal named Cleo that she had when she was younger. In 1997, she began working on other projects, beginning with a role in the Boston Rock Opera's performance of Jesus Christ Superstar as Mary Magdalene.

In 1999, Hanley made a cameo as herself in the film 10 Things I Hate About You, singing a cover version of Nick Lowe's "Cruel to Be Kind" at the movie characters' high school prom, in addition to performing "Come On" with Letters to Cleo during an earlier scene at a club. Towards the end of Letters to Cleo's career, she began performing with her husband and fellow Letters To Cleo member Michael Eisenstein outside of the band. Around the same time, she gave birth to their daughter, Zoe.

Upon the split of Letters to Cleo, Hanley embarked upon a solo career. She performed music for the Kids WB cartoon series, Generation O! along with the rest of Letters to Cleo and provided the singing voice for Rachael Leigh Cook's character Josie in the movie Josie and the Pussycats. In 2002, she released her first solo album, Cherry Marmalade. That same year, she appeared on the Dropkick Murphys/Face to Face split CD, providing guest vocals on the original version of the Dropkick Murphys song "The Dirty Glass". Ten years on and she's now back to rock it by herself again.

With a healthy respect for the folk-inspired work of such predecessors as Bob Dylan and Nick Drake, as well as inspiration from more contemporary artists like Clem Snide and the Shins, Ryan Schmidt has a defined vision of where he is taking his music. His full-length debut, Black Sheep, Run (2010), a hook-laden gem, has received local acclaim and for the first time the singer-songwriter has toured outside of New England, including appearing at the 2011 South By Southwest Music Festival.

Admission: 
$10 advance, $12 day of show

Kasey Anderson and the Honkies / The Wandas / The Rationales

Wednesday / July 18, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Kasey Anderson, opener for the Counting Crows, draws the latest chapter of his journey with his new album, Let the Bloody Moon Rise

Known for being "equally at home with introspective ballads as he is with political dirges," Anderson inhabits the foggy regions of the soul. Let the Bloody Moon Rise was written as a conversation between lovers—two people who have survived something. Many different sounds come together on the album to reflect the ever-broadening consciousness of the songwriter behind them.

Also featuring: The Wandas and the Rationales.

Admission: 
$12 advance, $15 day of show

Vernon James: A Bari Good Time

Monday / August 13, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Baritone saxophonist Vernon James will be performing a mix of jazz standards, arrangements, and one of his originals.

Admission: 

Five-Week Performing Songwriter Show

Wednesday / August 1, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

 

Five-Week students make it through a series of auditions with their original songs (all styles) to make it to the BPC stage with an all-star Berklee house band.

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The Best of Berklee: Cosmodrome / The Dan Searl Group / Evolfo Doofeht

Friday / July 20, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Cosmodrome is a four-piece band whose style is a forward-thinking and eclectic blend of soul, funk, and hip-hop. The enchanting lead vocals of Madison McFerrin intertwine and lock with guitar, bass, and drums to create a sound and live show that is captivating and always groove heavy.

Admission: 
Free

The Don Lappin Group / Scott Tarulli Group

Thursday / July 26, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

At 8:15, Guitarist Don Lappin will perform a set of original instrumental rock compositions from his upcoming CD, Tapped in, followed by guitarist Scott Tarulli at 9:15, playing original rock, funk, and jazz with his four-piece group. 

Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window.

 

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

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