Inspired by the music of Fela Kuti, Miles Arntzen, drummer for Antibalas and Superhuman Happiness, created EMEFE in 2009. Since that time, the band’s infectious and energetic blend of afrobeat, funk, soul, and rock has supported the likes of Passion Pit and Rusted Root and members of EMEFE have played with artists such as the Budos Band and Medeski, Martin, and Wood, just to name a few. EMEFE’s instrumentation includes a drummer, a bassist, two guitarists, two percussionists, a keyboardist and a four-piece horn section. Dubbed “one of the Big Apple’s best live acts” by SarasotaDay.com, EMEFE’s motto is “music frees all.” The evening will feature members of Antibalas and the Big Mean Sound Machine.
Watch a music video from EMEFE below:
Noble Savage is a mash-up of virtuoso musicians from Boston-based jam bands. Members of Noble Savage are drawn from Spiritual Rez, the Effective Dose, Rapplesauce, and the Philadelphia-based dub/rock trio Among Criminals. Noble Savage plans to leave its mark on Boston’s thriving local music scene.
$10 in advance, $12 day of show, general admission
Double bassist Jared Henderson and his band performs a set of original music in his senior recital. The show will feature guest appearances by Mike Bono, Christian Li, Matthew Halpin, Roberto Giaqunito, and others.
Three years ago, Bo Burnham was just another high-schooler recording YouTube videos for fun. Today, Burnham has burst on the comedy scene with a full-length LP, a Comedy Central special, and a deal to write a film for Judd Apatow. Entertainment Weekly recently named Burnham one of the 12 Rising Stars of Comedy. In March, Burnham released his first full length LP, Bo Burnham, which topped Billboard’s New Artist chart and was no. 2 on Billboard’s Comedy chart in its first week.
Drummer Tyler Arnold presents his senior recital, entitled Abstraction. The performance will focus on genres including jazz, hip-hop, folk, and experimental music, and will include original pieces and renditions of music by Joshua Redman, J Dilla, Freddie Hubbard, and others.