Performance

American Beauties / 27 PLUS / Tom McBride

Thursday / December 19, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
American Beauties
27 PLUS
Tom McBride

Tom McBride, American Beauties, and 27 PLUS share the stage for a night ranging from alt-country folk to soulful rock 'n' roll.

Singer-songwriter Tom McBride brings country, folk, and pop influences to his original songs. “I was trying to identify those songs that I loved as a child and still enjoy now,” McBride says of his third album, Morning in Glen Burnie. “I looked backwards a little bit and dug deeper into some older folk, pop, and country songs by artists like Roy Orbison, Buck Owens, and George Jones. I was challenging myself to simplify my writing, to really dig into more traditional forms and melodies.”

American Beauties plays indie folk rock reminiscent of bands such as the Jayhawks, Wilco, Son Volt, and Crosby Stills Nash and Young. The band’s debut album, Too Worn to Mend, was released last year and has received extensive airplay on college and independent radio in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. It was recorded by Grammy-winning engineer Ducky Carlisle, who played drums and co-produced the album with songwriter Michael Gray.

After forming at Berklee, 27 PLUS has recorded its original, soulful blend of rock ‘n’ roll tunes on its debut EP, Change. The band’s music translates into a fun and energetic live show.

Admission: 
$5 with student ID, $10 general admission

David Stewart Jr. Ensemble

Wednesday / December 11, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
David Stewart Jr.

David Stewart Jr. and his band will perform rock originals from his self-titled EP and new arrangements of cover songs.

Admission: 
Free

Ensemble: Night Lights

Friday / December 6, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The Night Lights student ensemble performs an eclectic mix of indie rock and soul music.

Admission: 
Free

Avant Garde Ensemble

Thursday / December 5, 2013 / 3:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

George Garzone's Avant Garde Ensemble performs original compositions written by students.

Admission: 
Free

Court of Miracles Ensemble

Wednesday / December 4, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Students in the Court of Miracles Ensemble perform original and classic jazz.

Admission: 
Free

Brazilian Contemporary Ensemble

Wednesday / December 4, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The Brazilian Contemporary Ensemble presents a program of jazz.

Admission: 
Free

Enya Lim: Proof in the Pudding

Friday / December 20, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

In her first recital at Berklee, Enya Lim presents a selection of beloved classic pop/soul tunes, accompanied by friends.

Admission: 
Free

Love on Top

Thursday / December 12, 2013 / 4:30 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

This Berklee pop rock band plays originals by singer-songwriter Ethan Thompson as well as covers by Harry Nilsson, Elizabeth and the Catapult, and Beyoncé.

Admission: 
Free

Bebop Guitar Ensemble

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

The Bebop Guitar Ensemble consists of five guitars and a rhythm section. The group performs original arrangements of jazz standards written specifically for the ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

Yellowjackets Ensemble: The Spin

Thursday / December 5, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The Berklee Yellowjackets Ensemble takes on the challenging jazz fusion music of Russell Ferrante and Bob Mintzer.

Admission: 
Free

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