Join Heavy Rotation Records and BPMI for the release of Dorm Sessions 12, our new album featuring six of the most unique acts at Berklee: Lady Pills, Jack Martini, Flakes, dwill, Aversed, and Olivia Swann.
All attendees will receive a copy of Dorm Sessions 12 and a free merch from Vans.
There will be buses departing from 160 Massachusetts Avenue that will take people to and from the show.
Lady Pills is a Boston-based garage rock trio comprising Berklee students Ella Boisonnault, Alison Dooley, and Claire Duhring. Taking inspiration from bands such as the Pixies and the Raincoats, Lady Pills combines elements of loud, fuzz-filled rock and a raw, stripped-down sound with intimate and relatable lyrics. Since forming in October 2015, Lady Pills has released an EP and full-length album, titled Despite, and appeared at festivals including Boston Calling and SXSW.
Jack Martini, an Italian multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, cooks up songs with the finest flavors from around the world. Collecting places to call home, Berklee student Martini has lived in Rome, New York, Paris, London, and Boston. His eccentric sound and eerie melodies are complemented with simple yet thought-provoking lyrics sung in English, Italian, and French. The self-taught guitarist also accompanies on piano, bass, and the occasional clarinet.
Flakes, staying true to his namesake, hails from the small ski town of Park City, Utah. He got his start in music as a jazz pianist, performing in various ensembles, culminating in performances at the Telluride Jazz Festival and Carnegie Hall. In 2014, Flakes began studying at Berklee as an electronic production and design major. Since then, his style has developed into an eclectic and organic yet uncompromising electronic sound.
dwill, David Wilson, a.k.a. “dwill," is a Boston-based producer/DJ specializing in urban and EDM music. Wilson began classical piano and orchestral drums at age 5. At 16, he was exposed to audio engineering and began sequencing small productions in Pro Tools and Ableton. His musical knowledge can be heard through his fluid understanding of chord progressions and tight rhythmic pocket. Growing up on Skrillex, Getter, and Flume to urban and pop influences ranging from Max Martin to Metro Boomin, Wilson is continuing to create with artists around the country, producing for national acts like Marty Grimes.
Aversed was formed in 2009 by guitarist and vocalist Sungwoo Jeong and bassist Martin Epstein. They began composing original music in 2010 and recorded their first demo. Guitarist Alden Marchand joined in 2011 and the band began writing and performing again with the addition of drummer Jeff Saltzman (ex-Buried Electric) in 2014. Multifaceted vocalist Haydee Irizarry completes the lineup. Aversed has performed with Ensiferum, Exhumed, Korpiklaani, Sonata Arctica, Tengger Cavalry, Incite, and Soul Remnants, among others. In 2016, the group released its debut EP, Renewal.
Olivia Swann – Olivia Swann is a pop/soul artist from London, England. Inspired by hip-hop, R&B, and jazz, her sound is a harmonious blend of old and new. Swann, a Berklee student, aims to have an intimate musical conversation with her audience at every performance. Her main aspiration with music is for her audience to feel something when they listen to her. She draws from personal experience about love and life and is passionate about narrating today’s culture and bringing awareness to its issues. Swann’s debut EP is set to be released in 2017.