Concert

We Avalanche / The Dwells

Thursday / July 18, 2013 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
The Dwells
We Avalanche
Photo by Henry Diltz

Heavily influenced by noise, pop, and old-time, We Avalanche sounds like your favorite band that forgot how to play their instruments. The Dwells are cosmic Americana, born on the Fourth of July. Together, Paige Califano and Matthew Bean are a vocal swirl, drenched in memorable lyrics and infectious songwriting.

Few great ideas have ever arrived through apprehension. We Avalanche knows this, applies this, and shares this with their audience. They are explorers. Brady Custis found Zach Baldwin-Way in the ruins of ancient Greece and soon after found Eric Law through passing nods on a train to anywhere. Their specific brand of folk music is representative of this undying desire to explore the unexplored, attempting to preserve this historic art form while pursuing progress as well.

Often characterized by the unique blend of their instruments (voice, guitar, cello, and mandolin), We Avalanche's sound is uncommon. The band cites folk legends like Hank Williams, Paul Simon, and Pete Seeger as influences, but both modern pop and counterculture subgenres have a recognizable impact on their music. Often drawing comparisons to recent acts such as Elliott Smith, Sonic Youth, and Joanna Newsom, We Avalanche puts new spins on a dearly respected tradition, resulting in either a flutter of strings pulling rhyme into motion or a cacophonous rumble, as free as it is inspired.

We Avalanche recorded their debut album, Time Travels, in Nashville, Tennessee, and released it in 2012 in their hometown of Boston.

 

The Dwells were born on the Fourth of July. Paige Califano and Matthew Bean were enjoying the night on a hot, crowded Boston rooftop, but soon found themselves one floor below with some old notebooks and a guitar. Their voices blended minutes into hours, and as morning glazed the window, they both left hearing music come to life like they had never heard before. As they dove into new ideas, they slowly crafted their sound, and what emerged was a neo-Americana, cosmic folk duo that gave a nod to earlier genre-benders like Gram Parsons and Elliott Smith. They pull inspiration from drama and expression in all mediums. They released their debut record, Fortieth Floor, last May and will be releasing their second album, Don't Ever Leave Me Like You Do, with a full band this March. (Did we mention it'll be on vinyl?) The Dwells are warmly settling into the Boston music scene, huddled around their single mic, one show at a time.

Admission: 
Free

Leandro Pellegrino

Thursday / February 28, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

 

Guitarist Leandro Pellegrino leads his quartet in a performance of jazz standards.

 

Admission: 
Free

Do Young's Last Concert

Wednesday / May 8, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Bassist Do Young Kim presents his last concert at Berklee.

Admission: 
Free

Max Weinstein: The Soul Panacea Live at Berklee

Tuesday / March 26, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Drummer Max Weinstein brings his funk group the Soul Panacea to Berklee for his senior recital.

Admission: 
Free

Tammy Ying: Second Time Round

Thursday / March 28, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Tammy Ying

Pianist Tammy Ying will perform originals and covers in her second Berklee recital.

Admission: 
Free

Olivia and the Santa Barbara Boys

Monday / March 25, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Harpist Olivia Fortunato performs a set of jazz standards with a backing group.

Admission: 
Free

Ariana Corradi in Concert

Wednesday / March 27, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

 

Alegria de Musica Is the result of the infusion of life experience into music, travelling from Bahia in brasil to Kingston in Jamaica and landing in Buenos Aires through different genres of music fusion. This recital will be an experience of bossa, tango, jazz, reggae, and original folk tunes from Singer/Songwriter Ariana Corradi and her band.

 

Admission: 
Free

The Y Chromotones in 1A

Wednesday / March 27, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The Y Chromotones will perform original arrangements of all-male a cappella music.

Admission: 
Free

Jun Plays Guitar

Monday / March 4, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

 

 

Guitarist Wonjun Jung and quintet present a program of originals and standards from Gershwin to Monk.

 

 

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Performance at Biblioteca Nacional de España in Madrid Led by Victor Mendoza

Friday / February 15, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Madrid
Spain
Berklee students from the Valencia campus will perform at the “Biblioteca Nacional de España” in Madrid, Spain.
 
The students will be lead by Victor Mendoza, director of the Performance Department at Berklee College of Music, Valencia Campus. Mendoza is considered by critics around the world to be one of today’s finest Latin jazz artists. The Mexican-born vibraphonist and composer has a career that includes performances with his own group and as guest soloist around the globe. Recent presentations include guest appearances with the World Festival Orchestra under the direction of Paquito D’Rivera and the Milan Svoboda Orchestra in Prague; sold-out shows in Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, and in Tel Aviv; and solo performances with the Carlos Chávez Symphony Orchestra in Mexico City.
 
See more about Victor Mendoza and the master's in contemporary performance on the following video.
 
Free admission, tickets will be given out at 6:00 p.m. up until 6:45 p.m.
 
Read more about this event here.

 

Admission: 
Free

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