Berklee College of Music, the only college to host an official party at the SXSW Music and Media Conference, presents “SXSW Party: Boston and Beyond” on Thursday, March 13 from noon-6:00 p.m. at Brush Square Park (West Tent in Austin, Texas. Berklee’s ninth annual SXSW party is present by The Red Room at Cafe 939, Berklee Alumni Affairs, and Heavy Rotation Records (HRR), along with media sponsor Vanyaland, which will be live streaming the event.
Berklee’s SXSW party is all-ages and open to SXSW badge holders. The public can RSVP to attend free of charge.
The Songwriting department, in conjuction with the Red Room, is proud to present a new monthly open mic event for Berklee songwriters. All current Berklee students are welcome to play.
Those interested in participating can simply sign up at Cafe 939 at 5:30 p.m. on the date of every show. The first 25 songwriters (and up to 10 alternates) will have a chance to perform one orignal piece. No covers and no drum kits, please. Future open mic events will occur on the last Monday of every month.
Iconic French rocker Johnny Hallyday delivers a spectacular show with rock guitars, irresistible melodies, timeless tunes, and an undeniably strong stage presence. Famous for his trademark deep and rasping voice, Hallyday fills arenas and stadiums across France with fans of all ages. His legendary musical career spans a half-century, with more than 110 million records. Hallyday has 21 platinum albums and 8 French music awards (Victoires de la Musique) to his name, and has appeared in 36 movies and performed for more than 28 million fans.
A cappella groups from colleges and universities throughout the Northeast compete for a chance to perform at the next round in New York City.
This tournament will feature performances by:
Absolut A Cappella, SUNY New Paltz; Pitch, Please, Northeastern University; Pitch Slapped, Berklee College of Music; Potsdam Pointercounts, SUNY Potsdam; For Good Measure, Emmanuel College; Choral Pleasure, SUNY Purchase; Acappellics Anonymous, Emerson College; the Downbeats, Northeastern University; UniSons, Northeastern University; the Hexachords, UMass Amherst; and the Vocal Suspects, UMass Amherst. Two more groups will be added to this lineup once the quarterfinal winners are announced.