Concert

Foy Vance / DJ Carbo

Wednesday / October 16, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Foy Vance

Established in Boston in 2004, the Fenway Recordings Sessions is a regular concert series featuring a mix of established acts and the best new and developing indie artists currently playing in the city's clubs, along with occasional special guest DJs.

Born in Ireland, Foy Vance relocated to the American Midwest as a child. Returning to Ireland some years later, Vance began writing his own music, deeply shaped by the sounds of his youth. Since those days, he has spent a considerable amount of time on the road, touring with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Michael Kiwanuka, Marcus Foster, Snow Patrol, and Ed Sheeran. Foy also scored the Oscar-winning short-film The Shore with David Holmes, who collaborated with Vance on his 2012 EP, Melrose. Foy’s newest album, Joy of Nothing, will be released this year. 

With his latest album—the first effort for his new label, Glassnote (home of Mumford & Sons, Phoenix and more)—Foy Vance has crafted a masterwork of the sweet hurt of love and what it does to the men and women involved with all of the fallout. DJ Carbo will open the show. Carbo, a.k.a. Mark Kates, was formerly a resident at one of L.A's. electronica clubs, Atmosphere at the Viper Room, and appeared on the legendary pirate radio station KBLT. He now hosts the Fenway Recordings Sessions in Boston.

Admission: 
$12 in advance, $14 day of show, general admission

Ashwa Marshall: Through My Eyes

Monday / July 22, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Singer Ashwa Marshall's final concert at Berklee will display a mixture of original, personally reflective music.

Admission: 
Free

City Music Scholarship Concert

Tuesday / August 6, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

As the culmination of the Five-Week Summer Performance Program, Berklee City Music students will perform rock, pop, jazz, hip-hop, inspirational, and R&B songs. Scholarship awards are announced at the show.

Berklee City Music is a nonprofit program that harnesses the energy of contemporary music to provide music education to fourth- through twelfth-graders in underserved communities at 40 network sites, educating more than 16,000 students across the country. With year-round instruction, the Berklee PULSE™ Music Method online music education platform, expert faculty, individualized mentoring, and a comprehensive curriculum, Berklee City Music combines the breadth of Berklee College of Music resources, facilities, and available scholarships with an environment of attention and encouragement. Youth receive the tools and support they need to flourish as students, musicians, and, perhaps most importantly, confident and well-rounded individuals ready to shape the world. 

Admission: 
$10 in advance, $15 day of show (discount applied at checkout)

Brite Lite Brite / Bent Knee

Wednesday / July 10, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Brite Lite Brite

Composed of award-winning singer-songwriter Andrea Stankevitch and electronics master Luke Johnson, both alumni of Berklee College of Music, Brite Lite Brite has taken live electronic music production and performance to new levels by creating innovative technologies and techniques for live sound design and real-time production. Brite Lite Brite will be performing at Lollapalooza this summer on August 2, 2013, opening for headlining acts The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, and Nine Inch Nails.

No stranger to the festival circuit, Brite Lite Brite played Virgin Mobile FreeFest in 2010, opening for headlining acts M.I.A., Joan Jett, Matt & Kim, LCD Soundsystem, and Ludacris, after receiving the nod from thousands of "Book the Band" voters and Virgin Mobile's panel of judges. Brite Lite Brite is currently in the studio recording their second album, Stalker, which is coming soon.

Brite Lite Brite’s “Sky Turns Red” was lauded with the grand prize in the electronica category in the 2007 John Lennon Songwriting contest and the dynamic sonic duo’s “Now That You’re Around” and “Radioactive Love” were semi-finalists in the 2008 and 2011 International Songwriting Competition, respectively. Brite Lite Brite won the grand prize in the electronic category for “I Lost My Heart Tonight” at the 2010 100% Music Songwriting Contest and also took home the second place prize in the contest overall. For more, visit Brite Lite Brite’s website or watch a video of "I Lost My Heart Tonight" here:

Opening act Bent Knee combines haunting vocals and experimental orchestral textures.

Admission: 
Free

Ross Hoyt: The Santoro Summer Collection

Monday / July 8, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist Ross Hoyt and his group play a blend of old and new jazz pieces alongside original compositions.

Admission: 
Free

The Interlopers

Friday / July 12, 2013 / 6:00 p.m.
Greenway Boston
Milk Street and Atlantic Avenue
Boston
MA
02110
The Interlopers

Hailing from the rolling green hills of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, the Interlopers formed at Monument Mountain Regional High School. Comprised of longtime friends Curtis Kelle, Nick Veinoglou, Ariel Shrum, Max Weiner and Dylan Renner, the Interlopers began as just a couple friends playing community events, talent shows, and parties, and slowly began to take a marvelous shape—the shape of a creative and expressive entity, a musical brotherhood worth sharing with the world. 

Band members performed during their high school careers, and, in 2011, Nick Veinoglou and Ariel Shrum left for Berklee. Upon their return the next summer, the band experienced its most successful season yet. Michael Gilbert was added on organ and keys to complete the band's summer sound, and they proceeded to play over 30 shows in the Berkshire area and beyond in the three short months they all had together. 

That August marked the release of their debut, self-produced album, Don't Forget to Breathe. Recorded and engineered by Curtis Kelley at Muddy Angel Studios in Richmond, Massachusetts, the project was a culmination of everything the band had accomplished, and it represented all the generosity and support the Interlopers had received through the years. 

The fall marked the return to college, and Kelley joined Veinoglou and Shrum at Berklee. A time of great change had come; with the heartbeat of the band no longer in the Berkshires, it was time to expand. Leaving Weiner, Renner, and Gilbert was not easy. 

In October 2012, the Interlopers welcomed in three new members, who took the places of their dear friends who could not make the busy rehearsal schedule. Jakob Rabitsch joined on keyboards, Kama Bell on saxophone, and Nick Frenay on bass. The band's music combines the enlightening and sultry sounds of R&B and soul music with the fluid harmonic language of jazz, all executed with the boundless mindset of a jam band. 

A fan said their music "is like a sound bath, welcoming and inviting you in slowly, then once you are completely submerged, takes you on a cleansing journey."

This year saw the band's debut performance in its new home city of Boston, and the launch of its Get on the Road Campaign to travel the East Coast and beyond so that eager listeners can hear the Interlopers's music. The remainder of the year looks promising as the band continue to expand its sound.

 
Admission: 
Free

Beautiful Songs from Latin America

Thursday / November 14, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A class recital: Advanced Latin and jazz vocal performance, directed by Mili Bermejo. Students choose, write, and arrange their songs from various countries, including Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, and others. The staff band and students work on arrangements that reflect both, jazz and Latin music aesthetics.

Admission: 
Free

Roots Roadshow

Wednesday / November 6, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A smorgasbord of fantastic performances from students in the newly created American Roots Music program. The artistic validity of a wide range of American roots styles—including blues, gospel, folk, early country music, bluegrass, old-time, Western swing, polka, and Tex-Mex—is beyond dispute. This music is the lifeblood of America's cultural heritage. The expressive urgency and depth of these styles is supported by strong fundamental musical values, and it is in recognition of the richness of these idioms, and of the ways that they fuse with contemporary elements, that Berklee has created the American Roots Music Program.

Admission: 
Free

Those Who Can Teach, Perform!

Tuesday / November 5, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Each semester, students and faculty from the Music Education Department come together to perform an eclectic program of choral and instrumental music. The program includes the MUED Concert Choir, Big Band, and Orff Ensemble, and always offers a great evening of music and a few wonderful surprises.

Admission: 
Free

Brass Showcase

Monday / November 4, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A concert of all brass music played by brass ensembles at Berklee. Faculty members Greg Fritze and Charles Lewis will direct.

Admission: 
Free

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