News from the Institute

Weakened Friends, featuring bassist and alumna Annie Hoffman B.M. '09

PODCAST: Weakened Friends

March 7, 2017

Indie rock trio Weakened Friends will kick off a tour of the eastern half of the U.S. starting at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas, where they will meet up and perform with several other Berklee alumni and student bands for the festival's Boston and Beyond party on St. Patrick's Day (March 17).

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Press Release

Berklee, Vanyaland Announce SXSW Party, Boston and Beyond, March 17

February 22, 2017

At South by Southwest (SXSW) 2017, fast-rising Berklee alumni and student acts will perform dream pop, folk, surf, psych-rock, fuzz-rock, and more. The lineup features Aüva, Bat House, Boketto the Wolf, Contact, Rebecca Loebe, TRISHES, and Weakened Friends.

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Press Release

Dorm Sessions 12 Release Party Brings Berklee Artists to the Sinclair February 16

February 2, 2017

The Berklee Popular Music Institute presents Dorm Sessions 12, the new release by its student-run label, Heavy Rotation Records (HRR), with a release party featuring Berklee groups and artists who will be touring to major music festivals this summer.

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Noémie Legrand performating at the 2016 Osheaga Festival

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Noémie Legrand '16

September 6, 2016

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Noémie Legrand '16, lead singer of the band Noé, tells the story of how she scored a gig at the 2016 Osheaga Festival and how the Berklee Popular Music Institute helped her rise to the occasion.

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Noé performs onstage at Osheaga

Slideshow: Noé Performs at Osheaga Festival in Montreal

September 2, 2016

Indie electro-pop band Noé performed a crowd-shaking set on the Scène des Arbres (Tree Stage) at the Osheaga Festival of Music and Art in Montreal this summer as part of the Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI).

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Vanyaland: Enhanced Bills—Berklee Sending Multiple Bands and Artists to Major Summer Music Festivals

July 25, 2016

The Berklee Popular Music Institute is spreading the presence of New England's finest artists with fesitval appearances at Electric Daisy Carnival, Made In America, Lollapalooza, and Osheaga. 
 
 

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NPR: Your Favorite New Musicians of 2016 (So Far)

July 19, 2016

NPR's All Songs Considered recently named Honeysuckle's track, "It's Getting Late," to their listener-chosen list, "Your Favorite New Musicians of 2016 (So Far)."

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Jeff Dorenfeld and Jeff Apruzzese of the Berklee Popular Music Institute

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Jeff Dorenfeld and Jeff Apruzzese

June 14, 2016

In this episode, Inside Berklee sits down with Jeff Dorenfeld and Jeff Apruzzese to hear more about Berklee's newest institute, the Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI).

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Slideshow: Glow Team Performs at Electric Daisy Carnival

June 1, 2016

The Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI) kicked off its summer festival season with the DJ duo, Glow Team, performing at Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in New York City.

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Press Release

BPMI Artists to Perform at Electric Daisy Carnival, Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Made In America

May 6, 2016

Berklee students will gain invaluable experience out on the road this summer performing at Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in New York, Lollapalooza in Chicago, Osheaga in Montreal, and Made In America in Philadelphia, through the Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI).

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