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  • Giulia Malaspina in Musica

    Friday, October 31, 2014, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Pianist and composer Giulia Malaspina presents an afternoon of original tunes and arrangements.

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    Pianist and composer Giulia Malaspina presents an afternoon of original tunes and arrangements.

    Free
  • Tessanne Chin / Kristen Merlin

    Friday, October 31, 2014, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Tessanne Chin / Kristen Merlin

    Tessanne Chin is the fresh soulful voice of a new generation of Jamaican musical talent. Kristen Merlin will also perform. 

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    Tessanne Chin is the Season 5 winner of NBC's hit TV show "The Voice," and a fresh soulful voice of a new generation of Jamaican musical talent. She fuses dancehall and reggae with edgy rock riffs and heartfelt, original lyrics, creating a musical style all her own. With her youth and unmistakable stage appeal, Tessanne has opened for Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight, Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack, Atlantic Starr, Boyz II Men, and Mary J. Blige, among many others. She also toured the world as a backup singer with the reggae legend Jimmy Cliff for three years.

    Kristen Merlin is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from the small town of Hanson, Mass. In 2009, Boston Nightlife Awards named Kristen the South Shore’s Best Acoustic Solo Act. She then became the lead singer for the cover band Arctic Playground. From there, she continued to rock the South Shore’s music scene and moved on to join forces with the power-house cover band Six Foot Sunday. Kristen is back as the lead singer of her self-titled band. Kristen is an enthusiastic performer unlike any other in the Boston area. Not only does she have the vocal ability to grab the attention of everyone in the room, but her stage presence is a force to be reckoned with. 

  • Larkin Poe / Benjamin Cartel

    Saturday, November 1, 2014, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Larkin Poe / Benjamin Cartel

    Atlanta-based sisters Larkin Poe will perform in support of a debut full-length album, Kin, on Restoration Hardware's RH Music label. Benjamin Cartel will also perform. 

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    Atlanta-based sisters Larkin Poe celebrate their familial bond and their own eccentricities with their debut full-length album, Kin, on Restoration Hardware's RH Music label. The record was produced by Chris Seefried (Fitz and the Tantrums, Lana Del Rey) and Damien Lewis (Rihanna, Rita Ora).

    The sisters grew up playing classical violin and piano and listening to their dad's Fleetwood Mac; Pink Floyd; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; and The Band albums. Larkin Poe's sound and voices came together for another reason: for the first time, they actually wrote together. After self-releasing five EPs and touring for three years without label support, they signed with RH Music. With years of domestic and international touring under their belts and a large and loyal fan base, the sisters want their fans to know that Kin is truly their coming of age project. 

    After earning a buzz as one of New York City’s up-and-coming songwriters, Benjamin Cartel put his solo career on hold in 2004, the year he co-founded the indie folk duo Kaiser Cartel. Years later, that band is still busy and Cartel’s solo career has earned a new set of wheels with an EP that bridges the gap between Wilco’s wry rock 'n' roll and John Lennon’s classic pop. Money and Love is Cartel’s first solo release. Like the musical influences that spawned it, the EP is a mix of old and new. Several songs, like the vintage pop/rocker No One, were written before Kaiser Cartel’s formation.

    Listen to Larkin Poe's album teaser of kin here:

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