Concert

Bess Rogers / Allison Weiss

Tuesday / July 12, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Bess Rogers

Is Bess Rogers a folkie with punk instincts or an indie-rocker with an acoustic bent? Her EP Bess Rogers Presents Bess Rogers makes it hard to place her in a neat category—and that turns out to be a source of strength for this eclectic singer/songwriter. Rogers, a member of Ingrid Michaelson's touring band, surrounds her sweet lyric sentiments with a tough outer coating as she recounts tales of fumbled romance and fragile happiness.

Allison Weiss is an energetic 23-year-old with an electric guitar, an avid online following, and a whole lot of feelings. With her quirky charm and sharp pop sensibilities, Weiss makes losing a little more fun. Now with a full band, live shows are more fun than ever, showcasing Weiss's unique brand of high-energy, folk-infused power-pop. Even alone with an acoustic guitar, her solo shows are powerful and captivating. With a knack for witty on-stage banter, she keeps her audience wanting more as she weaves hilarously awkward and endearing personal stories of love and loss between every upbeat breakup song.

Admission: 
$10

An Evening with <em>American Idol</em> Vocal Coach Debra Byrd

Sunday / June 26, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Debra Byrd

Berklee's Vocal Music Summit and Stage Performance Workshop presents a unique opportunity for singers of all styles to enjoy an up-close-and-personal evening of Q&A with award-winning singer, vocal coach, vocal arranger, actor, and producer Debra Byrd American Idol's "Starmaker." Singers who attend will receive valuable, motivating information that will propel them to deliver their best performance.

Byrd's wealth of vocal knowledge and unique ability to provide "vocal help now have been demonstrated through all of Idol's 10 seasons as well as on numerous other television shows, national workshops, and private lessons.

Byrd is a Berklee artist-in-residence who has recorded and/or performed with Barry Manilow, Bob Dylan, the Eurythmics, UB40, Lyle Lovett, and Roberta Flack. She starred in the national touring company of Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk as "Da Singer," and has been featured on Broadway in The Human Comedy, Barry Manilow on Broadway, and Haarlem Nocturne, and both the national tour and Broadway productions of Ain’t Misbehavin’. Byrd was nominated for a Black Theatre Alliance Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Could It Be Magic? Her voice has been featured in countless movie soundtracks and commercial voiceovers as well. Byrd is currently taping the Hub Network’s Majors and Minors, which airs in the Fall 2011. For further information about Byrd, visit debrabyrd.com.

Admission: 
FREE

Elephant Revival / Lucius / Andrea Belanger

Thursday / June 23, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Young in age and conception, indie-folk band Elephant Revival carries a fresh sense of creativity and inspiration that is felt by people of every generation. Individually and collectively, the band members have performed with some of the most prolific performers of our time, including Bela Fleck, the Avett Brothers, John Paul Jones, Michael Franti, Little Feat, Yonder Mountain String Band, and George Clinton. “Elephant Revival is a magical blend of melodies and rhythms with their roots in the past and their hearts in the future,” proclaimed Bill Nershi of String Cheese Incident. The band recently signed with Chad Stoke’s (Dispatch/State Radio) label Ruff Shod Records and will be opening for Dispatch at the TD Banknorth Garden June 24.

Also performing are Lucius and Andrea Belanger. Belanger, a Berklee student, is fresh off her appearance at Bonnaroo.

Admission: 
$10 in advance, $12 at door

Sax Plus

Monday / July 25, 2011 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Sax Plus features Woodwind Department faculty Peter Cokkinias, Harry Skoler, and Lance Van Lenten on a variety of woodwind instruments, accompanied by Bain Smith, who teaches the Five-Week piano and theory. The ensemble will perform unique arrangements of original and standard songs. During the program, members of Sax Plus present aspects of woodwind performance such as doubling, stylistic interpretation, and technique.

Admission: 

Lenka / Julia Easterlin

Wednesday / June 29, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Lenka

Lenka's new album, Two, featuring "Heart Skips a Beat" is out! Come celebrate at 939.

Also performing, Julia Easterlin.

NOTE: This show was rescheduled from the original date, June 8. Tickets that were previously purchased to see Lenka / Elizabeth & the Catapult can be refunded, or they will be accepted for this new date.

Admission: 
$13, general admission

Tubby Love and Eric Robertson

Thursday / July 7, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Tubby Love and Eric Robertson

Tubby Love and Eric Robertson come from very different musical roots
grown in the same soul. The idea of a collaboration stemmed from
their mutual appreciation for good songs without regard to style or
genre. The young duo will be teaming up to create a fresh breed of
earthy acoustic sounds and touring hard to promote the new project.

 

Admission: 
Free

Tubby Love and Eric Robertson

Thursday / July 7, 2011 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
Tubby Love and Eric Robertson

Tubby Love and Eric Robertson come from very different musical roots grown in the same soul.  The idea of a collaboration stemmed from their mutual appreciation for good songs without regard to style or genre. The young duo will be teaming up to create a fresh breed of earthy acoustic sounds and touring hard to promote the new project.

 

 

 

Admission: 
Free

Hard Boppin'

Tuesday / July 5, 2011 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Lorenzo Carrano and his band will present a selection of original compositions and tunes from the hard bop tradition arranged for three horns, guitar, vibraphone, bass, and drums.

Admission: 

Berklee Percussion Festival Faculty Blowout Concert

Friday / June 24, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty member Dave Samuels hosts the Berklee Percussion Festival Faculty Blowout Concert.

Admission: 

World Music Concert with Peter Lockett

Thursday / June 23, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Visiting artist Peter Lockett presents a world music concert as part of the Berklee Percussion Festival.

Admission: 

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