Concert

Ha Young Lyou: Still

Friday / March 27, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Pianist and composer Ha Young Lyou presents an afternoon of original music with her band.

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Free

Sam Kanoff's Jazz Composition Recital

Friday / May 8, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Guitarist and composer Sam Kanoff presents a showcase of original music.

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Free

Ripe

Thursday / July 16, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
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Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02142

Ripe is a pop/funk band out of Boston born of its seven members' shared belief that with enough passion behind it, music can make the earth shake. With one eye looking back to the birth of funk and psychedelic music, and the other looking forward with a modern idea of what makes people move, Ripe seeks to honor musical history as well as to make it. 

With a strong devotion to consistently creating an unforgettable live experience, Ripe has kept the groove going from Vermont down to South Carolina, out into the Midwest, and back home to Boston. With an upcoming EP to follow their first EP, Produce the Juice, and plans to record their debut album soon after, Ripe is about to shift into overdrive. From the Ripe family, we ask you to get loose, get down, and get ready: the party is just getting started.

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Free

Mad Satta

Thursday / July 9, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
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Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02142
Mad Satta
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Mad Satta is a soul band based in New York. They strive to bring original, positive, and eclectic music to a wide range of listeners. This ultra-tight, eight-piece outfit is held down by edgy bass lines and a sophisticated mix of guitar, organ, drums, and horns that surround and support the powerful, smoky vocals of front woman Joanna Teters. Mad Satta currently holds a monthly residency at Live from Daryl's House in Pawling, New York, and they are preparing to release an EP entitled Break Me Free, a follow-up to their 2014 album, Comfort

Increasingly recognized for her ability to switch effortlessly from lush, sultry tones to rugged reggae, Teters gives her audiences playful, energetic performances of both original compositions and covers of artists including Outkast, Curtis Mayfield, and Amy Winehouse. Mad Satta has shared the stage with some notable musicians and musical acts, including Ozomatli, Afrika Bambaataa, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, and the Stepkids among others. 

 

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Free

ChoroBop

Thursday / June 18, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
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Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02142
ChoroBop
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After their debut concert at the Blue Note in New York and a tour of the East Coast, ChoroBop is ready to release their debut album in 2015. Their repertoire is based on the roots of Brazilian choro with influences from jazz and contemporary music. The band is made up of Eduardo Mercuri on guitar and mandolin, Flavio Lira on seven-string guitar and bass, and Anne Negah Santos on percussion. They were each born in different cities in Brazil and met at Berklee in 2012, where they found themselves sharing the same passion for the choro genre.

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Free

Kathryn Hallberg

Thursday / June 11, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
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Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02142
Kathryn Hallberg
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Kathryn Hallberg's music is emotional, evocative, warm, and natural, firmly rooted in Americana with pop and country stylings layered on top. At age 20, Hallberg is already an experienced musician, having been songwriting and performing since the age of 11. From her early days of open mics to opening shows for such musical legends as Michael Martin Murphey, Lorrie Morgan, Marcia Ball, Terri Hendrix, Susan Gibson, and Walt Wilkins, she has honed her skills on stage and sold out her recent CD release show. Hallberg's accolades include a Houston Press nomination for best pop artist in 2011, selection as a 2012 Ballad Tree regional finalist in the Kerrville New Folk Competition, winner of the Texas Independent Music Expo, two-time finalist at the Songwriters Serenade, and a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition.

Hallberg's second EP, Nocturnal, is the latest step in her musical journey. Produced by Kyle Hutton, it features musical contributions from Lloyd Maines (Dixie Chicks, Robert Earl Keen) and was mixed by Niko Bolas (Neil Young, James Taylor) at the Surf Shack in Los Angeles. Nocturnal shows her musical range while remaining true to the core of her musical essence. Hallberg is looking forward to combining her real-world experience with the study of music in college and to a future full of musical adventure. She is currently studying songwriting at Berklee.

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Kate Diaz

Thursday / June 4, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
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Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02142
Kate Diaz
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From Chicago, Illinois, Kate Diaz has been playing guitar and writing songs since she was eight. Her first live gig was at a local Sam Ash store at age 11 after winning a guitar solo contest there judged by a rock celebrity, and she has played over 150 solo acoustic shows in Chicago and at festivals. She opened her YouTube channel, K8DS, in fifth grade. Self-taught in voice, piano, bass, drums, cello, and songwriting, Diaz also taught herself about the music business, including how to create her own websites and art, and how to deal with copyright and royalty filings. 

Diaz has written over 40 original songs, including four acoustic albums and three studio-recorded singles, and won multiple awards for her music. She has performed at such festivals as Lollapalooza, Milwaukee Summerfest, Midpoint Music Festival, Taste of Chicago, and at the Earth Day Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. After moving to Boston at 17 for college, Diaz has continued to write and perform, including at such festivals as CMJ and Sailfest and at Alex and Ani events, Newbury Street restaurants, and Boston Garden. She DJs her own weekly college radio show and is a student at both Berklee ('17) and Harvard ('19), combining academics with guitar, arranging, production, and scoring classes. Diaz is currently working on numerous arranging projects and more original songs for her next album.

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Free

Ellen Siberian-Tiger

Friday / July 31, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
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Charlestown Navy Yard
1 Constitution Road
Boston
MA
United States
02129
Ellen Siberian-Tiger is a seven-piece indie/folk/rock band out of Boston. They combine folk-inspired orchestral music with grunge and garage rock. As a band with strings, brass, and vibraphone in addition to the usual drums, bass, and guitar, they like to experiment with sounds and textures.
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Free

Low Key

Friday / July 17, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
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Charlestown Navy Yard
1 Constitution Road
Boston
MA
United States
02129
Low Key
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Low Key is an indie/folk/rock band from Boston with influences ranging from Feist to Radiohead to Minus the Bear. Kelsey Crawford, Charlie Gargano, Matt Gargano, and Cord West grew up playing music together for years on the Connecticut shoreline. While attending school, working, and playing music with other local bands in Boston, they met Shane Prescott, who joined the group in 2012. After two years of writing and recording, their debut EP, Ship without an Anchor, is available now. The first single, “Natalie,” exudes the funkier influences that all the members share. 
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Free

Grey Season

Friday / July 10, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
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Charlestown Navy Yard
1 Constitution Road
Boston
MA
United States
02129
Grey Season
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Grey Season perches harmonies atop a sound that is, in essence, folk wrapped in rock 'n' roll. A Grey Season performance may involve a five-part harmony, blues-rooted guitar solos, and memorable melodies driven by the plucking of bouzoukis and banjos. This band calls upon a collective musical memory while pushing forward together, dedicated to the power of song and the hearts of a growing audience.

Their debut album, Time Will Tell You Well, was released at a sold-out show on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Middle East in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was produced by Benny Grotto, a Boston Music Awards producer of the year, and three-time Grammy winner Justin Guip at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, New York. The band recently played South by Southwest at the Boston and Beyond showcase in Austin, Texas and has been touring throughout the Northeast in support of Time Will Tell You Well.

 
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Free

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