Performance

Harp Extravaganza XI: Berklee Harpists in Recital

Monday / February 24, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The Berklee Harpists present the annual harp recital and it’s more exciting than ever, featuring Columbian folkloric harp, jazz pedal harps, Argentinian tango, Celtic/Scottish harps, original tunes, standards, and new favorites. Come hear Berklee’s talented and innovative harpists in solo, duo, and quartet settings.

Admission: 
Free

Arionas Gyftakis and Jonathan Asperil

Friday / February 21, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Upright bassist Arionas Gyftakis and guitarist Jonathan Asperil play jazz standards from a number of different periods.

Admission: 
Free

Kyungmin Kim: The Second Chance

Thursday / February 20, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Drummer Kyungmin Kim and his friends will perform jazz tunes by Joe Henderson and Kenny Dorham.

Admission: 
Free

Metal Guitar Night

Wednesday / March 12, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

This concert showcases some of Berklee’s top metal guitar talent. Featuring bands from varying schools of metal, this evening guarantees fierce riffage and shredding guitar pyrotechnics.

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

Mates of State / Golden Bloom

Saturday / March 15, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Mates of State

The minimalist indie pop duo Mates of State has been performing music for the past 15 years, releasing albums with Polyvinyl and later Barsuk while touring with bands such as Superdrag, the Anniversary, and Beulah. The band is the work of keyboardist and vocalist Kori Gardner and drummer and vocalist Jason Hammel, who were married in 2001. The couple’s vocal harmonies remain a mainstay of the accessible yet original Mates of State sound.

In 2008, Shawn Fogel adopted the name Golden Bloom for his solo project. Six years later, Golden Bloom is writing, arranging, and recording as a band, making heartfelt pop music that is dynamic, bombastic, and beautiful. Over the years, Golden Bloom has shared the stage with acts like Guster, Ben Lee, Robyn Hitchcock, Telekinesis, and David Bazan. Golden Bloom is currently working on a new full-length album.

Watch Mates of State perform “Now We’re Gonna Get It” live in this video:

Admission: 
$18

Fresh Prospects: Max Harvey / Bonfire Blue

Friday / March 7, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Max Harvey

Singer-songwriter Max Harvey’s pop music rocks with hooky melodies and grooves, while still including an advanced level of musicianship.

Watch Max Harvey perform “Bring It On” in this video:

Bonfire Blue plays honest, raw, and intimate indie rock. Lead vocalist/guitarist Chris Conway started the band with high school classmate and drummer Ben Adams and the two bandmates kept the music flowing during their time at Northeastern University.

Admission: 
Free

Bass Sax and the Nacho Toppings

Tuesday / February 18, 2014 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Berklee assistant professor of music production and engineering Michael Moss (bass saxophone) and associate professor of ear training Berke McKelvey (soprano saxophone) join students Madeline Lough (bass), Chris Geller (drums), Jeremy Bernstein (guitar), and Nicholas Suchecki (tenor saxophone) for an evening of jazz and funk.

Admission: 
Free

Maggie Scott's Vocal Jazz Series

Monday / May 5, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Maggie Scott's vocal jazz series.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Voice Faculty Present Italian Songs and Arias of the Seventeenth & Eighteenth Centuries

Friday / March 7, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Berklee Voice Faculty Present Italian Songs and Arias of the Seventeenth & Eighteenth Centuries.

Admission: 
Free

The Alley Sound / 27 Plus / Dylan Ewen & the Sulk Scouts

Thursday / February 20, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The Alley Sound is a Boston-based, straight forward, no frills rock ‘n’ roll band. Its forthcoming self-titled album is a mix of hard hitting fuzzy rock and simple lyricism laid over Questlove-esque drum grooves. Frontman Cody Nilsen reaches back in time tonally, both instrument-wise and vocally, in a tried and true style of blues rock that “reeks of the delta, longing, and booze-soaked nostalgia.”

27 Plus is a Boston-based rock ‘n’ roll band with blues and soul influences that released its first EP, Change, this past winter. 

This show also features Dylan Ewen & the Sulk Scouts.

Admission: 
Free

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