Concert

We Are Hip-Hop 3

Thursday / March 3, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Boston Hip-Hop Alliance Berklee Chapter presents We Are Hip-Hop. Real hip-hop from Berklee students, faculty, staff, alumni, and special guests! 

With Maestro Z.O.O.M., Da'Rayia Wilson, Thee Phantom (Apple-affiliated artist out of NYC) and featuring Berklee string players, James Auburn Tootle '97 of Velvet Stylus/Voice Department, Raydar Ellis, Igmar Thomas, and the Cypher (Berklee edition). Plus a special finale featuring drummer Nick Smoov, bassist Rashad Richardson, and James Auburn Tootle. Hosted by DJ Nomadik (WMBR) and DeeJay Daz-One. Free, all ages, and open to the public.

Admission: 
Free

John Wesley (of Porcupine Tree and Marillion)

Tuesday / April 12, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
John Wesley

John Wesley has built a long and varied career as a true journeyman musician. He has performed in the last several years as the sideman for Porcupine Tree, before that as the guitarist for Fish and Mike Tramp, and over 300 shows supporting Marillion since their first meeting in 1992. He has a new solo album due 2011 entitled Disconnect and will be performing songs from that album as well as his past albums.

Admission: 
general admission, $15, $12 students

William Lipman and Louis Stewart

Monday / March 7, 2011 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This is a concert of classical music from the first and second halves of the 20th century including two composers from the Berklee College of Music.

Admission: 

Harper Blynn / Schuyler Fisk

Wednesday / March 9, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Harper Blynn

Harper Blynn and Schuyler Fisk are both talented songwriters and performers.  Don't miss them teaming up for one amazing show.

Harper Blynn is composed of a half-Jewish state champion baseball player from Chicago (Pete Harper), a curly-haired choir boy from Philadelphia (J.Blynn), a first-generation Indian from Long Island (Sarab Singh), and a tall Dutchman (Whynot—yes that is his name). In other words, a New York City band. Choir boy and Indian man started making music in middle school. Baseball player joined up when he met choir boy on his first day in college. Choir boy, Indian man and baseball player moved to New York in 2006 and met Dutchman, and thus, Harper Blynn was born.

Also appearing: Schuyler Fisk.

Admission: 
$12, general admission

Frontier Ruckus / David Mayfield

Saturday / February 12, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Frontier Ruckus

Frontier Ruckus is perched in waiting, prepared to bring to the greater world a new, hollering, unyielding poetry—the voice of memory, desperate and beautiful; the very face of a confused and dissolving locality that one can remember as home.

Grammy-nominated musician and producer David Mayfield is a force of nature on stage. His energy and out-and-out enthusiasm for performing music are evident at every show whether it's with Cadillac Sky, the Avett Brothers, Jessica Lea Mayfield, or now his own band, the David Mayfield Parade. Mayfield's songwriting "feels as classic as [his] wardrobe," says Paste Magazine. His forthcoming album The David Mayfield Parade is an extension of his irrepressible energy and abundant love for the music that has inspired him over his young lifetime.

Also appearing is Evan Watson.

Admission: 
$10

Lucinda Black Bear / Paul Dempsey / Liam McCormack

Thursday / February 10, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Lucinda Black Bear

Lucinda Black Bear's first album, Capo My Heart and Other Bear Songs, is a burst of sonic longing, a soulful fusion of cellos, feedback, loops, pianos, drums, and oddly tuned acoustic/electric guitars. With their plaintive, understated Elliott Smith-meets-Radiohead-meets-Chet Baker ruminations, these songs have attracted music lovers the world over, inspiring mad love from NPR, Prefixmag, and Paste.

Paul Dempsey is the singer, guitarist, and principal songwriter of a hugely successful Australian band, Something for Kate. Dempsey has also always played solo shows and toured solo when not busy with Something for Kate as well as producing records for other artists. He is currently on a solo tour to support his latest endeavor, Everything Is True.

Also appearing is Liam McCormackYellowbirddd is the project name for singer/songwriter Liam McCormack. Liam has been developing his songwriting craft in Boston, MA for the past few years, drawing influences from relationships, city life, and the self-realizations of growing up.

 

Admission: 
$12 general admission

Slatt and Fruggs

Sunday / February 20, 2011 / 1:00 p.m.
Joe Val Bluegrass Festival
1657 Worcester Road
Framingham
MA
United States
01701

The 26th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival takes place February 18-20, 2011 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, in Framingham, MA. Berklee groups the Berklee All-Stars and Chasing Blue will be featured on the main stage on Friday and Saturday, while Slatt and Fruggs will be on the Showcase Stage on Sunday.

This is one of the premier roots music festivals on the East Coast, featuring top touring artists on two stages; over fifty master classes, workshops, and education programs; and a broad selection of music vendors and luthiers. The festival attracts over 4,000 attendees from all over the Northeast and the Canadian Maritimes. In 2006, the festival was awarded the Event of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Admission: 
Varies

Chasing Blue

Saturday / February 19, 2011 / 11:15 a.m.
Joe Val Bluegrass Festival
1657 Worcester Road
Framingham
MA
United States
01701

The 26th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival takes place February 18-20, 2011 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, in Framingham, MA. Berklee groups the Berklee All-Stars and Chasing Blue will be featured on the main stage on Friday and Saturday, while Slatt and Fruggs will be on the Showcase Stage on Sunday.

This is one of the premier roots music festivals on the East Coast, featuring top touring artists on two stages; over fifty master classes, workshops, and education programs; and a broad selection of music vendors and luthiers. The festival attracts over 4,000 attendees from all over the Northeast and the Canadian Maritimes. In 2006, the festival was awarded the Event of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Admission: 
Varies

Berklee All-Stars

Friday / February 18, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Joe Val Bluegrass Festival
1657 Worcester Road
Framingham
MA
United States
01701

The 26th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival takes place February 18-20, 2011 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, in Framingham, MA. Berklee groups the Berklee All-Stars and Chasing Blue will be featured on the main stage on Friday and Saturday, while Slatt and Fruggs will be on the Showcase Stage on Sunday.

This is one of the premier roots music festivals on the East Coast, featuring top touring artists on two stages; over fifty master classes, workshops, and education programs; and a broad selection of music vendors and luthiers. The festival attracts over 4,000 attendees from all over the Northeast and the Canadian Maritimes. In 2006, the festival was awarded the Event of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Admission: 
Varies

Women of the World

Tuesday / March 15, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Carnegie Hall
881 Seventh Avenue
New York
NY
United States
10019
Women of the World, photo by Shuhei Teshima

The Women of the World ensemble consists of 16 Berklee students who came together two years ago in an attempt to bridge cultural and language boundaries through the power of music. Representing Japan, India, Greece, Brazil, Italy, the Czech Republic, Korea, the Dominican Republic, the United States of America, and Mexico, the group believes in using music to bring about positive social change.

Founded by Ayumi Ueda (Japan), The group is led by five main vocalists: Ayumi Ueda, founder and director; Ali Rapetti; Giorgia Renosto; Katerina Polemi; and Annette Philip. They perform folk, traditional, and original music inspired by the diverse cultures they represent.

Admission: 
$40

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