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  • Rosco Bandana / Amy & the Engine

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Rosco Bandana / Amy & the Engine

    Rosco Bandana is a seven-piece Americana-rock band from Gulfport, Mississippi, and the first group signed to Hard Rock Records.

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    Rosco Bandana is a seven-piece Americana-rock band from Gulfport, Mississippi, and the first group signed to Hard Rock Records. Since releasing its debut LP Time To Begin in 2012, Rosco Bandana has been touring the United States, making appearances at Summer Camp, Yonder Mountain Harvest Festival, and others, in addition to tour dates with Cage the Elephant and Uncle Cracker. The band’s single Woe Is Me has been featured on ABC’s “Body of Lies” and the video for the single has been in rotation on Country Music Television. 

    Amy & The Engine formed during the long winter of 2013 in Boston, at Berklee College of Music. Now touring in New England, Amy & The Engine has a debut single, "I Got You, "which was released to radio in mid-July alongside a highly anticipated six-song EP  due to be completed this fall. The band members of Amy & The Engine include Amy Allen (vocals/guitar), Ben Kling (mandolin/keys), Vinny Silva (lead guitar), Manuel Ruiz (drums) and Blain Crawford (bass). They count as influences The Beatles, Paul Simon, Dr. Dog, Scissor Sisters, and Fleetwood Mac. Allen has been named the Portland Phoenix's "Best Female Vocalist" in 2011 and 2013, and won the 2013 SESAC Best Young Songwriter Award.

    Watch Rosco Bandana's "Woe Is Me" here:

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  • Dawn of Midi / Cookies

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Dawn of Midi / Cookies
    Dawn of Midi

    Listenable and insane: that’s the sound Dawn of Midi spent years shaping, culminating in its most mesmerizing work yet, Dysnomia.

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    Listenable and insane: that’s the sound Dawn of Midi spent years shaping, culminating in its most mesmerizing work yet, Dysnomia.

    In many ways, Dysnomia is the first record that truly reflects the trio’s critically acclaimed live show, a test of endurance and trust that involves bassist Aakaash Israni, pianist Amino Belyamani, and percussionist Qasim Naqvi performing their compositions note-for-note, without ever appearing the least bit predictable. If anything, Dawn of Midi’s sets are as red-blooded and rhythmic as a seamlessly mixed DJ set, casting spells on crowds in the same way the group’s favorite experimental and electronic acts have for decades. Perhaps this is why The New Yorker‘s music critic, Sasha Frere-Jones, wrote “an hour flew by in what seems like minutes” after witnessing Dawn of Midi's high-wire act last year, and Radiolab host Jad Abumrad said “[I've] seriously never seen anything like these guys.”

  • Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture Series: Roger H. Brown and Linda A. Mason

    Thursday, September 25, 2014, 3:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture Series: Roger H. Brown and Linda A. Mason
    Linda A. Mason

    Berklee’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) is proud to present Berklee president Roger H. Brown and his wife, Linda A. Mason, as keynote speakers for this installment of the Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture Series.

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    Berklee’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) is proud to present Berklee president Roger H. Brown and his wife, Linda A. Mason, as keynote speakers for this installment of the Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture Series. Together, Brown and Mason founded the company Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc., a successful, publicly traded company that is a leading provider of early education and preschools, employer-sponsored child care, back-up care, educational advisory services, and other work/life solutions. Come hear this inspiring couple discuss entrepreneurship, musicianship, and their life journey.

    Roger H. Brown
    Berklee president Roger H. Brown brings a rich array of professional and life experiences to his work leading the world’s largest college of contemporary music—skills accrued playing recording sessions as a drummer in New York, administering United Nations humanitarian operations in Southeast Asia and Africa, and founding Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. his wife, Linda Mason. Bright Horizons now employs more than 24,000 people and serves more than 80,000 families. Brown and Mason have jointly received many accolades, including the Ernst & Young/USA TODAY Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the White House’s Ron Brown Award for Corporate Leadership.

    Linda A. Mason
    Linda Mason was recently appointed leader-in-residence at the Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School at Harvard University. She also serves as chair of the Global Leadership Council for Mercy Corps, a $450 million international relief and development agency playing a major role in crisis areas around the world, where she has traveled extensively, working closely with the United States government on major international initiatives. Earlier in her career, she ran emergency relief operations for CARE and Save the Children in Africa and Southeast Asia. In addition to Bright Horizons, Mason, along with her husband, also cofounded Horizons for Homeless Children, an organization providing childcare and related services to homeless children and their parents.

    Free and open to public

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