Concert

Mikael Chauvet Joergensen: Scratch

Tuesday / January 29, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

 

 
Drummer Mikael Chauvet Joergensen will present his new band, Scratch (full rhythm section with horns.)  The band will perform tunes with jazz and funk influences.

 

Admission: 
Free

Louis Fram and Friends

Tuesday / January 29, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

 

 

Bassist Louis Fram and his band will perform styles ranging from bluegrass to jazz to popular music. Please come and enjoy.

 

Admission: 
Free

Wake Owl / Andy Shauf

Wednesday / February 20, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Wake Owl

Singer-songwriter Colyn Cameron of Wake Owl has been immersed in the world of music for the past 10 years. Now based in Vancouver, British Columbia and Portland, Oregon, Cameron was originally born and raised in southern California. “In the beginning I was mostly into rhyme stuff/hip hop,” Cameron notes, “I wrote rap basically. I used to go around the school ground rapping my verses to whoever would listen. Then about seven years ago I picked up a guitar and taught myself basic stuff and immediately began writing songs.” After graduation Cameron trained in organic agriculture at Emerson College in England; worked on different farms throughout the U.K., Germany, Chile, and Canada; and traveled the world. Cameron found his journeys to be a catalyst for writing songs. “My writing process is always changing. I usually find the most inspiration after these long periods of not having too much of my own space, touring or traveling. A lot just tends to pour out rather quickly,” he reflects. Upon returning to Vancouver, Cameron spent some time playing in bands before deciding to record the songs he had written after his journey, and thus began the Wild Country EP. “With this EP I was really focused on just creating recordings I could be proud of and felt connected to as a group of songs. I wanted to capture and represent, in all its instrumentation and arrangement, what those songs mean to me,” he says. The result is a five-song EP that harvests raw, honest, emotion through Cameron’s words and melodies.

For almost a decade Andy Shauf has been building a cult following that hangs on his every word. The dark storytelling and bold gift of melody he displays in his recordings and intimate live shows have drawn comparisons to the early work of Paul Simon, Elliott Smith, and Neil Young. On November 6, Shauf released his first full-length record in over four years, The Bearer of Bad News. It is also undeniably his best, capturing a journey of long winter nights spent writing and hot summer days spent on the road with friends. Recorded alone in the basement, the album is 11 songs built on a weathered piano, a warm guitar, a clarinet, and the melody of a broken heart. At its heart is Shauf’s one-of-a-kind voice and dark knack for story. It eventually found its way to producer and engineer Jonathan Anderson, who gave the songs a humble trademark polish and helped them find a way to speak for themselves.

 

Admission: 
$8 in advance, $10 day of show, general admission

Stone Cold Fox / Branches / Broken Anchor

Saturday / February 16, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Stone Cold Fox

 

Olken and Loh met as classmates at SUNY Purchase where Stone Cold Fox originated as an acoustic bedroom project. It has since expanded and grown into a solid indie-folk group that “emanates a youthful and energetic sense of comfort through beautiful songs, simple aesthetics, and innovative production.” (FIKA Coffee Break). Drawing its musical influences from Radiohead and more, Stone Cold Fox's exceptional musicianship grew from a place of deep-seeded knowledge, rooted in the members' early experimentation with a variety of genres. Now complete with Justin Bright (electric bass/bass synth), Graham Stone (guitar, back-up vocals) and David Tedeschi (drums), Stone Cold Fox shows off “heavy, irreverent songwriting under catchy, indie pop tunes“ (Hyphen Magazine) that “capture the spirit of being young in America.” (Given and Taken in Ink Music)

Best friends turned band-mates, the lady and gentlemen of Branches are an independent, self-writing and self-producing collective. Birthed in a living room in the suburbs of Los Angeles in 2010, Tyler, Natalie, Jacob, Mitch, Tyler, and Mike have since spent their time playing shows, writing, and recording songs. Their debut EP, O, Light! and their sophomore release, Cabin, offered an eight-song sample of their sound. The sounds of O, Light! and Cabin offer the full spectrum of what this band is capable of: indie-folk-rock-family-fun in a style that has been compared to the likes of Arcade Fire, Mumford and Sons, and Freelance Whales. Branches are thrilled and proud to have recently released its first full-length album, Thou Art the Dream.

The story of new indie rock band Broken Anchor begins in a home studio in Los Angeles' diverse Echo Park neighborhood, where the song “Broken Anchor Blues” was recorded in 2012. The project grew organically out of a collaboration between Austin Hartley-Leonard and producer, Brad Gordon. The music reflects a broader influence from Hartley-Leonard's previous efforts, lending itself to comparisons with Band of Horses and Fleet Foxes and what Gordon calls “a kind of elegant lo-fi retro vibe." Broken Anchor is a stunning ride through a songwriter's exploration of life and love, created with a clarity of vision only the journey can provide.

 

Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window.

Admission: 
$10, general admission

Spring 2013 Student Convocation and Concert

Tuesday / January 15, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

 

 

Berklee College of Music requests the honor of your presence at the spring 2013 student convocation and concert. The concert will feature distinguished alumna Annie Clements '03, bassist for the crossover country band Sugarland.

 

Admission: 
Free with Berklee ID

Jesse Ruben / Chris Ayer

Thursday / February 14, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Jesse Ruben

 

Jesse Ruben is a Philly-bred singer-songwriter currently living in Brooklyn, New York. He has independently sold over 10,000 albums, has had song placements on TV shows such as One Tree Hill, Degrassi, and Teen Mom and toured with some amazing artists including Jewel, KT Tunstall, Rick Springfield, and Hanson. His song "We Can" is in regular rotation on the XM/Sirius Coffeehouse channel, which called him “the next generation of singer-songwriter.”

Chris Ayer is a Brooklyn, New York-based singer-songwriter. Growing up in Virginia, he got his start singing along to tapes of Elvis and Paul Simon on car rides. In the last few years, Ayer has played over 600 shows in the U.S., U.K., and Europe, and released four EPs, two full-length albums, and a live CD.  Beyond strictly folk music, elements of pop, rock, roots, and soul influence his sound. He is currently finishing up his third full-length album—the first he's producing—and will be touring in support of it through 2013.

 

Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window.

Admission: 
$10 in advance, $12 day of show, general admission

Percussion Department Spring Award Winners Concert

Thursday / April 4, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

This concert features the most recent Berklee Percussion Department Spring Scholarship Awards presented by Yoron Israel. These students represent some of Berklee's most talented drum set, hand percussion, total percussion, marimba, vibraphone, and steel pan performers. Various musical styles will be represented, as well as various ensemble configurations, ranging from solo timpani, solo marimba, drum set/saxophone duo to full bands. This concert will also feature a number a talented student accompanists.

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

Teo & Friends

Thursday / April 4, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

 

Teo Karakolev's set will feature several works that include mallets percussion instruments. The show will consist of both both classical and Latin jazz compositions. Some of them will be Karakolev's own works. He will also perform tunes composed by the Grammy Award winner, Dave Samuels.

 

Admission: 
Free

John Bavicchi Celebration

Wednesday / March 13, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Berklee celebrates the life and music of the late Composition Department professor John Bavicchi. More details to be announced.

Can't make it to the concert? Watch it live on Concert Window

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

Al Natale Scholarship Concert

Wednesday / February 6, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

This will be a performance by the three finalists in the All Natale Brass Scholarship Competition. The winner will be chosen at the end of the concert.

Admission: 
Free

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