Concert

The Kin / Alexis and the Samurai / Find Vienna

Friday / November 16, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
The Kin
Alexis & the Samurai

One night a little over a year ago, two young men burst into New York City’s Lower East Side mainstay Katz’s Delicatessen and held the joint up. Sort of. Brothers Isaac and Thorald Koren, musicians who, along with drummer Shakerleg, make up New York City band the Kin, were looking to rob ears, not wallets. The Kin has launched several of these “musical robberies” over the last year, including at the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Soho House in Los Angeles, and even at a French airport. “We’re looking to surprise people and give them a musical experience,” Isaac says. “Or maybe we’re just adrenaline junkies, because it feels like a drug the body is releasing when we make that connection with other human beings based on our music. Even if it’s just for a split second, it’s a rush for everyone involved.”

It’s fitting that you might have caught a glimpse of Alexis and the Samurai's members Alexis Marceaux and Sam Craft on Treme, HBO’s pantheon to New Orleans. The soulful, young artists are lifelong New Orleanians, with credentials that best that of the cast. The pair's star has since risen even more furiously with Marceaux's recent announcement of being a contestant on this fall's season of NBC's The Voice. The duo plans to capitalize on the exposure by taking its multi-instrumental spectacle (strings, guitars, keys, foot percussion, vocal harmonies, often all at once) on the road, as well as by working on a new EP, set for release this winter.

Since 2009, when the band first began, Find Vienna’s career has been anything but anti-climatic. The release of its 2009 EP In Your Favorite Colors has brought a packed tour schedule playing with bands such as the Script, Neon Trees, and Company of Thieves. Tracks from In Your Favorite Colors have also been placed in MTV and E! Network television shows, and played on top 40 stations and on numerous online radio stations. The success of In Your Favorite Colors has placed Find Vienna in the hands of In De Goot Entertainment, the band’s current management company. Find Vienna claimed that “One day we will hold our glasses to In Your Favorite Colors,” and it did right before the release of In Flight. The band claims that In Flight is its truest expression yet. Find Vienna draws inspiration from “The battle artists fight everyday to make ends meet.”

Admission: 
$10 Advance, $12 Day of show

Who I Am: Pete Townshend Interview/Performance

Friday / October 12, 2012 / 5:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Pete Townshend is the legendary lead guitarist and principal songwriter for the Who, one of the most influential rock-and-roll bands of all time. The famed singer/songwriter/guitarist will be discussing his riveting, highly anticipated memoir, Who I Am, and performing a short acoustic set of music. Patrons will receive a copy of Who I Am, included in the price of ticket admission. 

Admission: 
$32.50, reserved seating

Performing Songwriter Showcase 2012

Tuesday / December 18, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The Performing Songwriter Showcase 2012 is an annual concert featuring finalists from the Performing Songwriter contest sponsored by Berklee's Songwriting Department. The concert features Berklee student songwriters performing their own songs in the intimate David Friend Recital Hall setting, in diverse contemporary styles ranging from pop, hard rock, folk, and roots to alternative, dance, urban, and country.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee in the Round

Tuesday / April 30, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Berkee-in-the-Round Tuesdays is a free acoustic performance showcasing Berklee students, faculty, alumni, and special guests. Inspired by the world-famous Bluebird Café rounds in Nashville, TN, Berkee-in-the-Round Tuesdays are held on the last Tuesday of each month during the semester. The writers are seated in the center of the room and perform their original songs round-robin fashion, creating an intimate listening-room vibe, as if the audience was joining the writers in their living room.  

A special chair is reserved in the round for a “mystery” guest. This person could be an established artist who visiting the college or touring in the area, a hit songwriter, etc. You never know who may show up for a few songs, or join in for the whole round.

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

Admission: 
Free

Berklee in the Round

Tuesday / March 26, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Berkee-in-the-Round Tuesdays is a free acoustic performance showcasing Berklee students, faculty, alumni, and special guests. Inspired by the world-famous Bluebird Café rounds in Nashville, TN, Berkee-in-the-Round Tuesdays are held on the last Tuesday of each month during the semester. The writers are seated in the center of the room and perform their original songs round-robin fashion, creating an intimate listening-room vibe, as if the audience was joining the writers in their living room.  

A special chair is reserved in the round for a “mystery” guest. This person could be an established artist who visiting the college or touring in the area, a hit songwriter, etc. You never know who may show up for a few songs, or join in for the whole round.

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

Admission: 
Free

Berklee in the Round

Tuesday / February 26, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Berkee-in-the-Round Tuesdays is a free acoustic performance showcasing Berklee students, faculty, alumni, and special guests. Inspired by the world-famous Bluebird Café rounds in Nashville, TN, Berkee-in-the-Round Tuesdays are held on the last Tuesday of each month during the semester. The writers are seated in the center of the room and perform their original songs round-robin fashion, creating an intimate listening-room vibe, as if the audience was joining the writers in their living room.  

A special chair is reserved in the round for a “mystery” guest. This person could be an established artist who visiting the college or touring in the area, a hit songwriter, etc. You never know who may show up for a few songs, or join in for the whole round.

Admission: 
Free

Livingston Taylor, Cristina Vaira and Ethan Thompson, John Johnson and Jesse Sanders

Tuesday / January 29, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Berkee-in-the-Round Tuesdays is a free acoustic performance showcasing Berklee students, faculty, alumni, and special guests. Inspired by the world-famous Bluebird Café rounds in Nashville, Tennessee, B.I.T.R. Tuesdays are held on the last Tuesday of each month during the semester. The writers are seated in the center of the room and perform their original songs round-robin fashion, creating an intimate listening-room vibe, as if the audience was joining the writers in their living room.  

A special chair is reserved in the round for a “mystery” guest. This person could be an established artist who is visiting the college or touring in the area, a hit songwriter, etc. You never know who may show up for a few songs, or join in for the whole round.

Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of 13, beginning a 40-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting, and teaching. Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Taylor is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes Alex, James, Kate, and Hugh. Livingston has never stopped performing since those early coffeehouse days, touring with major artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett, and Jethro Tull, and he maintains a busy concert schedule of over 80 shows a year. As a full professor at Berklee College of Music since 1989, Taylor shares his experiences and knowledge of professional touring with young artists just beginning to hone their skills. Cristina VairaEthan Thompson, and Jesse Sanders are all current students at Berklee pursuing singer-songwriter careers.

Admission: 
Free

Stan Swiniarski, Allie Brill, Cooper Kaminsky, Jake Ohlbaum, Hannah

Tuesday / December 11, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Berkee-in-the-Round Tuesdays is a free acoustic performance showcasing Berklee students, faculty, alumni, and special guests. Inspired by the world-famous Bluebird Café rounds in Nashville, TN, B.I.T.R. Tuesdays are held on the last Tuesday of each month during the semester. The writers are seated in the center of the room and perform their original songs round-robin fashion, creating an intimate listening-room vibe, as if the audience was joining the writers in their living room.

Admission: 
Free

Vance Gilbert, Robert Gillies, Georgia English, Matthew Bean, and Joe Fox

Tuesday / November 27, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Berkee-in-the-Round Tuesdays is a free acoustic performance showcasing Berklee students, faculty, alumni, and special guests. Inspired by the world-famous Bluebird Café rounds in Nashville, TN, B.I.T.R. Tuesdays are held on the last Tuesday of each month during the semester. The writers are seated in the center of the room and perform their original songs round-robin fashion, creating an intimate listening-room vibe, as if the audience was joining the writers in their living room.  

A special chair is reserved in the round for a "mystery" guest. This person could be an established artist who visiting the college or touring in the area, a hit songwriter, etc. You never know who may show up for a few songs, or join in for the whole round.

Admission: 
Free

B.I.T.R.: Berklee in the Round

Tuesday / November 13, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Berkee-in-the-Round Tuesdays is a free acoustic performance showcasing Berklee students, faculty, alumni, and special guests. Inspired by the world-famous Bluebird Café rounds in Nashville, TN, B.I.T.R. Tuesdays are held on the last Tuesday of each month during the semester. The writers are seated in the center of the room and perform their original songs round-robin fashion, creating an intimate listening-room vibe, as if the audience was joining the writers in their living room.  

A special chair is reserved in the round for a “mystery” guest. This person could be an established artist who visiting the college or touring in the area, a hit songwriter, etc. You never know who may show up for a few songs, or join in for the whole round.

Admission: 
Free

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