Concert

Gretchen and the Pickpockets / Dear June / TASH

Thursday / August 18, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Gretchen & the Pickpockets
Dear June
TASH
Gretchen and the Pickpockets
Dear June
TASH

Since banding together at the University of New Hampshire over a mutual love of jazz, soul, and rock 'n' roll, Gretchen and the Pickpockets have been sharing their sound with audiences all across the United States. Named after a hometown road with a history for larceny, the group has become known for their unique blend of genres and their energetic live shows. Gretchen and the Pickpockets want their songs to have messages, attitude, and horn lines to find their way straight into any listener’s ears and linger there.

Dear June is an Americana band from Boston. Founded as a duo with folk roots, the band has transformed into a five-piece group with a distinctly eclectic sound. Their blend of unique harmonies and compelling lyrics produces a well-rounded and soulful mix. Dear June pulls influence from a range of acts from Tedeschi Trucks to Brazilian funk, showcasing the various talents and interests of each band member. 

Boston-based artist TASH is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter with an old soul. TASH's music restores bridges between the heart of urbanity and the depth of nature. Her unique folk/pop sound, sung with effortless grace and deep gritty roots to the earth, and her bold, daring storytelling capture the individuality and freedom that she stands for. 

Admission: 
$10 in advance / $12 day of show (standing room only)

Kansas

Saturday / November 26, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Kansas

Kansas has spent more than four decades as a part of the soundtrack of the lives of multiple generations of music lovers. This garage band from Topeka released their self-titled debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner, and their first public statement appeared on that album. "From the beginning, we considered ourselves and our music different, and we hope we will always remain so." Little did this legendary rock group realize that, back in the early ‘70s, what seemed to be different was actually ahead of its time.

The band has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of Kansas), one platinum live album (Two for the Show), and a million-selling gold single, "Dust in the Wind.'’ Kansas appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s, and has played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. "Carry On Wayward Son" was the no. 2 most played track on classic rock radio in 1995 and went to no. 1 in 1997.

Tickets go on sale June 10, 2016. 

Admission: 
$45 / $55 / $65 / $79.50 / $99.50

MIXCLA

Thursday / June 9, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Charlesview
123 Antwerp Street Extension
Brighton
Massachusetts
United States
02135
MIXCLA

Pulling from the three dynamic spirits of the Zahili Gonzalez Zamora Project, a new mixture of sonic masterpieces is born. MIXCLA is a play on words between mezcla and mix. It is also a merging of cultures from the mountains of Chile to the traditions of Japan, which, driven by the fires of Cuba, achieve a truly unique Latin jazz experience. MIXCLA is led by composer, pianist, and singer Zahili Gonzalez Zamora with Gerson Esteban Lazo Quiroga on bass and backing vocals, and Takafumi Nikaido on percussion. This mixture of cultural spices makes the perfect recipe for a one-of-a-kind musical experience.

Watch MIXCLA perform "MIXCLA":

 
Admission: 
Free

Ryley Walker / Circuit Des Yeux

Tuesday / November 1, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Ryley Walker
Circuit Des Yeux
Ryley Walker
Haley Fohr

Ryley Walker is the reincarnation of the true American guitar player. He lived a mundane life, raised on the banks of the Rock River in northern Illinois, but things started to pick up for him when he moved to Chicago in 2007 and briefly attempted a collegiate lifestyle. After a few years of wasted, finger-bleeding basement shows under the names "Heatdeath" and "Wyoming," Walker firmly established his name locally. Hardship, setbacks, and dilapidated housing only seem to spur Walker in a creative direction. With each of his records, he risks limiting his access to personal disaster by flirting with success. But his short lifetime of practice and discipline has resulted in a masterpiece of an album. 

Haley Fohr’s music strikes a unique balance between the personal and universal. As Circuit des Yeux she creates music that embodies the complexity of human emotions, juxtaposing tenderness and grief, ecstasy and horror, while using sounds as representations of the emotional spectrum that we all experience. Fohr’s striking voice, an impassioned baritone, is the music’s centerpiece and guiding force. On In Plain Speech, Fohr is joined by some of the most progressive musicians in the Chicago music community: Cooper Crain (Cave, Bitchin Bajas), Whitney Johnson (Verma), Rob Frye (Bitchin Bajas), Adam Luksetich (Little Scream), and Kathleen Baird (Spires That in the Sunset Rise). Fohr cements her reputation as a fearless songwriter and inventive arranger with this stirring collection of songs that are both gorgeous and emotionally potent. Extensive touring after Circuit des Yeux’s acclaimed 2013 album Overdue influenced the making of the album in several ways.

Admission: 
$12 in advance / $14 day of show (standing room only)

Max Brandenburg

Thursday / June 2, 2016 / 9:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A classically trained pianist, singer and songwriter combining those three qualities in his original music - a mix of catchy and heartfelt Pop, Jazz and R&B.

Admission: 
Berklee ID required for entry

Bright Dog Red

Saturday / June 4, 2016 / 9:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Bright Dog Red (BDR), an improvising collective from Albany, New York, fuses free improvisation, electronica, jazz, hip hop, psychedelia, and noise music.

Admission: 
Berklee ID required for entry

Bright Dog Red

Friday / June 3, 2016 / 4:30 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Bright Dog Red (BDR), an improvising collective from Albany, New York, fuses free improvisation, electronica, jazz, hip hop, psychedelia, and noise music.

Admission: 
Berklee ID required for entry

Kat Reinhert

Thursday / June 2, 2016 / 3:30 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Kat Reinhert has taught general music, chorus, and modern band in primary and secondary schools and has been an adjunct professor at several universities. Ms. Reinhert is certified in Somatic Voicework™ and is sought out to give masterclasses in voice, songwriting, and performing.  She holds a BM in Jazz/Commercial Voice, an MM in Jazz Pedagogy, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Music Education, specializing in popular music performance and pedagogy at the tertiary level.

As a performer, Kat is an intriguing singer with sterling vocals, a passion for nuance, and a vision toward the future who delights listeners with her ability to convey a lyric, re-invent standards, and breathe new life into today's music with her signature style and insightful storytelling. Her sophomore album, Spark, released in August 2015, has garnered much press and has been touted as, “a work of great subtly and nuance,” and, “Thirteen top notch jazz melodies that shine with dexterity and diversity.
 

Admission: 
Berklee ID required for entry

Sleeping Lion

Thursday / June 2, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Boston-based band Sleeping Lion is a downtempo electronic duo comprising Berklee College of Music students, Nate Flaks and Noah Longworth McGuire. The band blends mellow vibes and vocal layers with futuristic elements to create their unique sound. With their tracks spreading through Spotify playlists and music blogs, Sleeping Lions is becoming a group that will be hard to sleep on.

Admission: 
Berklee ID required for entry

Kyle Thornton & Company

Thursday / June 2, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Kyle Thornton & The Company is a seven piece “soul-hop” group whose sound samples influences from several genres while still remaining grounded in the passionate and honest style that is the blues. Currently based in Boston, the band is made up of members from around the United States. Kyle Thornton & The Company's classic grooves and thought-provoking lyrics will move your heart and your body.

Radio personality, Sterling Golden, described Kyle Thornton & The Company’s live performance as “a celebration of music and life, led by the group and fed by the screaming faithful around me. I felt the connection and let me tell you, family, it was a rush.”

Admission: 
Berklee ID required for entry

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