Concert

The National Poetry Slam Finals

Saturday / August 13, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join us for the final round of the 2011 National Poetry Slam. The top four slam teams of the weeklong festival will compete for the title, with showcased performances by world and local champions.

Admission: 
$25, general admission

National Poetry Slam 2011 Preliminaries

Thursday / August 11, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

It's the preliminary matches of the National Poetry Slam, where every night, poetry slam teams from all over North America battle it out to see who will win the biggest competition in slam.

In the fast-paced art of poetry slam, competitors have a limited amount of time to impress judges randomly selected from the audience. Performers use the tricks of storytelling, songwriting, theater, stand-up comedy, and cold hard poetry to wheedle points out of the judges from 0.0 (terrible) to 10.0 (perfect).

Admission: 
$5

National Poetry Slam 2011 Preliminaries

Wednesday / August 10, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

It's the preliminary matches of the National Poetry Slam, where every night, poetry slam teams from all over North America battle it out to see who will win the biggest competition in slam.

In the fast-paced art of poetry slam, competitors have a limited amount of time to impress judges randomly selected from the audience. Performers use the tricks of storytelling, songwriting, theater, stand-up comedy, and cold hard poetry to wheedle points out of the judges from 0.0 (terrible) to 10.0 (perfect). 

 

Admission: 
$5

National Poetry Slam 2011 Preliminaries

Tuesday / August 9, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

It's the preliminary matches of the National Poetry Slam, where every night, poetry slam teams from all over North America battle it out to see who will win the biggest competition in slam.

In the fast-paced art of poetry slam, competitors have a limited amount of time to impress judges randomly selected from the audience. Performers use the tricks of storytelling, songwriting, theater, stand-up comedy, and cold hard poetry to wheedle points out of the judges from 0.0 (terrible) to 10.0 (perfect). 

Admission: 
$5

Ensemble Showcase: Soul

Thursday / August 4, 2011 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon recitals, led by faculty members Kevin Cervenka and Larry Watson. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including soul.

1:30 p.m. Ken Cervenka: Small Band Rating 6
4:30 p.m. Larry Watson: Foundations of Singing with Soul
6:30 p.m. Larry Watson: Motown Ensemble

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change without notice.

Admission: 

Rebecca Loebe / The Chapin Sisters / Lauren Flaherty

Wednesday / July 20, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

IMPORTANT UPDATE - Lauren Flaherty will open, the Chapin Sisters will play second, and Rebecca Loebe will close. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. as scheduled.

Rebecca Loebe's full-length album Mystery Prize spent more than two months on both the U.S. and European Americana charts. In the UK, Mystery Prizereceived a four-star review from Maverick Magazine, which reported "(the) sophomore album sparkles and bubbles."

In 2010, the Chapin Sisters were busy touring as part of She & Him's band and opening many of their shows. They released a five-song live EP, Oh, Hear The Wind Blow and headlined their first national club tour in the U.S. They are currently featured on the b-side to the new She & Him single, "I Put A Spell On You"/"Lingering Still (live from KCMP)."

Also performing: Lauren Flaherty

 

 

Admission: 
12

Hey Rim Jeon and Friends

Tuesday / July 26, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

International jazz pianist and composer Hey Rim Jeon will be featured with her band, Hey Rim Jeon and Friends, at the Berklee Performance Center. Jeon will be performing jazz standards and original compositions from her latest CD, Mona Lisa Puzzle. Mona Lisa Puzzle won the Best Jazz Album Category in the 2009 New England Urban Music Awards and reached CD Baby's top 10 modern creative jazz albums list. Described as a "brilliant pianist" by legendary saxophonist Benny Golson, Jeon has been featured on NBC's Today Show and a recent documentary special broadcast on KBN, Korea's National TV network channel.

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

Admission: 
$10 general admission

PvP (Performer vs. Player)

Tuesday / July 26, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Come play your favorite video games against your favorite musicians! Random Encounter and the OneUps with special guests. 

Drawing from its roots as a video game cover band, Random Encounter has progressed to creating original music inspired by video game culture. The reborn Random Encounter now consists of Careless on the accordion, Moose on drums, Rook on bass guitar and synth-bass, and the duo Kit & Konami on electric guitars.

With well over 10,000 CDs sold and having performed nationwide— including a very memorable performance at Penny Arcade Expo in 2008—the OneUps have garnered critical acclaim from popular gaming publications such as GameInformer and EGM. The band has also been featured, and interviewed by numerous online publications such as Destructoid, and MSNBC.

Danimal Cannon is a one-man-nerdy-rock-dance-party. You may know him as "that dude from Metroid Metal and Armcannon" and now, you'll know him as "that dude." Danimal takes chiptunes music (music made with the sounds of old school video games) and adds his own flair to it by playing guitar along with his compositions live, giving the show more energy and a unique sound. 

Admission: 
$10 General Admission, $7 with College ID

Cinco Son

Thursday / July 21, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
O'Day Park
85 West Newton Street
Boston
MA
United States
Cinco Son

Cinco Son, led by Berklee alumnus Pablo Bencid, is a musical project that joins the talents of some of the finest musicians in the New England Latin music scene. The music of Cinco Son ranges from Latin jazz to fiery old-school salsa classics, from funk-infused timba to reggae renditions of salsa classics.

Dominican percussionist and singer Vicente Lebrón (congas and vocals) is an institution in the region's musical scene, with a career spanning more than two decades. He has performed with some of the finest Latin music luminaries, including La Lupe and Celia Cruz and the best salsa bands in New England. For over a decade Lebrón has been performing all over the world with the acclaimed Either Orchestra.

Drummer extraordinaire Pablo Bencid from Venezuela has an extensive and impressive career from his early days as a drummer for the best reggae, rock, and punk bands in Caracas to his international performances with the classical music sensation Labèque Sisters and the Either Orchestra.

Keyboardist Matt Jenson is a mainstay in the New England music scene, having performed with the top blues, jazz, funk, and reggae acts in the region, including the legendary Ronnie Earl, Johnny Adams, and Mighty Sam McClain. His passion for Latin music has made him a sought-after pianist in the Latin music scene. He also leads his own ensembles, Combo Sabroso (old-school salsa) and Rebel Tumbao (reggae and salsa).

Venezuelan trombone virtuoso Angel Subero is a uniquely versatile musician, working on the classical music front with the likes of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, as well as with the top salsa and Latin jazz ensembles in New England. He tours internationally on a regular basis and performs in the region's most important venues. 

Singer and bassist Alex Alvear from Ecuador is a driving force in the promotion of Latin culture as a promoter, as well as a very active musician in the region. In addition to having performed and toured with artists such as Paquito D'Rivera, Orlando "Puntilla" Ríos, Celia Cruz, and Cachao, to name a few, he is the leader of the critically-acclaimed ensembles Mango Blue (Afro-Latin funk) and Equatorial (new Ecuadorian music).

Since the birth of the group it has made Salsa Sundays a memorable night at the Beehive.

The Cinco Son concert is hosted by Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA).

Admission: 
Free

Mark Hadley Trio

Monday / July 18, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Regattabar
One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Mark Hadley

Mark Hadley is a guitarist/composer unconfined by the accepted definitions of genre and continually trying to push the envelope with his music.

Born and raised in Rochester, New York, Hadley began his musical journey with piano and trumpet lessons as a child until getting his first guitar at the age of 11. He played mostly pop/rock music until he began to study jazz with Bob Sneider at Eastman School of Music during high school. Hadley won several local music awards throughout high school and got accepted to Berklee on scholarship his senior year.

At Berklee, Hadley is pursuing a degree in film scoring and performance, and anticipates graduating in 2011. He has had the privilege of studying with incredible musicians such as Mick Goodrick, Tim Miller, Rick Peckham, Hal Crook, Dave Santoro, and David Gilmore in the Performance Division, and also has been very active within the Film Scoring Department. In the spring of 2009, Hadley won the grand prize in Berklee's annual film scoring contest for his original score for the short film "Michael's Rose."

Hadley has performed at numerous venues around the country, from small restaurants like Bistro 135 and the Savant Project to world-renowned venues like the Rochester International Jazz Festival. He leads his own groups, in which he composes the music, and performs around Boston. Outside of his own projects, Hadley also plays guitar as a sideman in several other bands around Boston, ranging from singer-songwriters to jazz to pop/rock. He also performs frequently as a studio musician, on all types of guitars as well as mandolin.

Admission: 
Free

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