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  • Diet Cig / PWR BTTM

    Monday, June 1, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Diet Cig / PWR BTTM
    Diet Cig

    Diet Cig is a pop/rock band from New Paltz, New York fronted by Alex Luciano with Noah Bowman of Earl Boykins (Forged Artifacts) on drums. PWR BTTM will open the show. 

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    Diet Cig is a pop/rock band from New Paltz, New York fronted by Alex Luciano with Noah Bowman of Earl Boykins (Forged Artifacts) on drums. The five songs on their debut EP, Over Easy, written by Luciano in the comfort of her bedroom, capture the innocence of adolescence and infatuation.  Recorded on Halloween 2014 with Christopher Daly at Salvation Recording Company in New Paltz (Porches, Quarterbacks, Earl Boykins) and mastered by Jamal Ruhe at West West Side Music, Over Easy was released digitally and on cassette in February 2015 with the support of Father/Daughter Records.

    PWR BTTM is a band fronted by Liv Bruce and Benjamin Walter Hopkins. Originally from Boston, the two formed as a joke at Bard College and released their first collection of demos, Cinderella Beauty Shop, in May of 2014. This fall, PWR BTTM collaborated with Jawbreaker Reunion on a split EP called Republican National Convention and were featured as Stereogum's band to watch for the month of February 2015. Their debut LP, Ugly Cherries, is to be released by Father/Daughter and Miscreant Records later this year.

    $10 in advance / $12 day of show
  • Tor Miller / Janita

    Saturday, June 6, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Tor Miller / Janita
    Tor Miller

    New Yorker and indie pop singer Tor Miller performs. Janita will also perform.

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    New Yorker and indie pop singer Tor Miller’s song "Headlights" is what brought him into the spotlight 18 months ago. Glassnote Records—home to artists such as Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, Childish Gambino, and Chvrches—picked up on the buzz that was rapidly building about Miller, and last year, he signed to the label. "Headlights" has become the title track on his new EP, which also includes "Hold the Phone," a song from his dorm days that he first recorded on his iPhone. But it is his song "Midnight" that most captures Miller’s impassioned musicianship and his abiding love for the city he was forced to abandon temporarily as a teen. Its hymnal cadences are a clear trademark. Now, determined not to play it safe or smooth off the rough edges in his songs, Miller is working on his debut album at London’s Eastcote studios with producer Eliot James (Noah and the Whale, Two Door Cinema Club, Plan B, Bloc Party). 

    The buzz and anticipation surrounding Brooklyn-based artist Janita (pronounced YA-nee-tuh) is as unsurprising as it is palpable. Standing room–only concerts and sold-out festivals have cemented her reputation as an electrifying singer-songwriter and an artist whose breakthrough moment has arrived.

    $10 in advance / $12 general admission
  • H.U.M.A.N.W.I.N.E. / The Folks Below / Bury Me Standing

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    H.U.M.A.N.W.I.N.E. / The Folks Below / Bury Me Standing
    H.U.M.A.N.W.I.N.E.

    H.U.M.A.N.W.I.N.E. keeps audiences on their toes by taking local musicians and performers and throwing them into the mix to create a very different live show each time. The Folks Below and Bury Me Standing also perform.

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    H.U.M.A.N.W.I.N.E. keeps audiences on their toes by taking local musicians and performers and throwing them into the mix to create a very different live show each time. Passionate, award-winning vocalist Holly Brewer (the Folks Below) cowrites and performs with acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Matthew McNiss (TI:ME:ST:AMP) to elaborate on the fictional land they call Vinland. They have been releasing all of their material with a Creative Commons license through their own record label, Nervous Relatives, since 2002. 

    The Folks Below reclaim and weave stories from the underbelly of a burning city once consigned to oblivion.

    Bury Me Standing was cofounded by Bulgarian marimbist Vessela Stoyanova, who grew up behind the Iron Curtain listening to American metal, and American prog-rock drummer Nate Greenslit, who became enamored of Balkan folk music. The band’s core personnel is rounded out by Tunisian violinist/vocalist Yasmine Azaiez, who left the classical world for the avant garde, and American bassist Tony Leva, who is influenced by free jazz.

    $12 general admission
  • Stewart Taylor / NONIE / Kendoll King

    Thursday, June 11, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Stewart Taylor / NONIE / Kendoll King
    Stewart Taylor

    Stewart Taylor is a glam/pop/R&B singer-songwriter who strives to inspire and empower others through his 1980s-inspired music and videos. NONIE and Kendoll King also perform.

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    Stewart Taylor is a glam/pop/R&B singer-songwriter who strives to inspire and empower others through his 1980s-inspired music and videos. He has worked with American Idol judge and Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi, is followed by Lady Gaga, and has been featured in the Pop Music section of the Boston Globe.


    Raised in Canberra, Australia, NONIE is a recent graduate of Berklee who combines soaring vocal melodies with heart-stopping lyrics in her dark, synth-fueled pop songs. Together with Brooklyn-based producer Andrew Seltzer, she has created music founded on emotion, grit, and dynamic vocals (think Sia meets Lykke Li.) NONIE released her debut single, "Devil Dancing on My Toes," on Soundcloud, and will follow it up with an EP in mid June before she begins her first U.S. tour in August 2015.

    Kendoll King is an electro-pop artist who writes and produces all his own songs. Born and raised in Philadelphia, his musical influences include the rock classics such as the Rolling Stones and David Bowie, the hip-hop frontrunners like Jay-Z and Kanye West, and pop royalty like Michael Jackson and Madonna. King has been in various hip-hop groups and alternative rock bands, and launched his own solo recording career. Now studying production at Berklee, he plans to take his career to new heights and hopes you'll join him on the journey.

  • Bhi Bhiman / Goodnight, Texas

    Friday, June 12, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Bhi Bhiman / Goodnight, Texas
    Bhi Bhiman

    Bhi Bhiman is an American singer-songwriter whose music has drawn a range of comparisons from Rodriguez and Woody Guthrie to Nina Simone and Bill Withers. Goodnight, Texas also performs.

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    Bhi Bhiman is an American singer-songwriter whose music has drawn a range of comparisons from Rodriguez and Woody Guthrie to Nina Simone and Bill Withers. Bhiman credits his upbringing (the son of Sri Lankan immigrants, he grew up in St. Louis, Missouri) for his diverse sound. An accomplished guitarist and clever lyricist, Bhiman’s striking voice truly sets him apart. His debut album, BHIMAN, was released to critical acclaim, culminating with a performance on the BBC’s Later…with Jools Holland. There he met Soundgarden frontman (and early musical hero) Chris Cornell.  Impressed with Bhiman’s performance, Cornell asked him to join his sold-out North American tour. Other highlights that year included a lauded performance at Carnegie Hall in tribute to Prince and writing projects with Stax legend William Bell and radical hip-hop outfit the Coup. 

    In May, Bhiman will release his follow-up LP, Rhythm & Reason, produced by Sam Kassirer (Lake Street Dive, Josh Ritter). The album reveals more of his soul and R&B influences yet maintains the singer-songwriter tradition for which Bhiman is known.  

    Goodnight, Texas's contagious, entertaining dynamic at live shows as well as their music's energy, soul, and range—from red-blooded, foot-stomping rock ’n’ roll to wistful, front-porch ballads to haunting tales of doomed romance—has made devotees out of both music critics and a growing legion of fans across the country. Goodnight, Texas spent the last year and a half out on the road supporting acts like Shakey Graves and Rusted Root in addition to playing two sold-out hometown shows alongside Bombay Bicycle Club and Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers. The band released their sophomore record, Uncle John Farquhar, in the summer of 2014.

    $10 in advance / $12 general admission
  • Noam Israeli Quartet

    Monday, June 15, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    In his final recital at Berklee, drum set principal Noam Israeli presents an afternoon of improvisation and creation based on listening and interaction.

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    In his final recital at Berklee, drum set principal Noam Israeli presents an afternoon of improvisation and creation based on listening and interaction.

    Free
  • Heems

    Monday, June 15, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Heems
    Heems

    Punjabi American rapper, founder of Greedhead Music, and native New Yorker Himanshu "Heems" Suri performs.

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    Punjabi American rapper, founder of Greedhead Music, and native New Yorker Himanshu "Heems" Suri launched his solo career while a member of the alternative hip-hop group Das Racist. In 2012 under the name Heems, he released two solo mixtapes, Nehru Jackets and Wild Water Kingdom. After Das Racist split in late 2012, Heems headed to Bombay, India and began work on his official debut solo effort. The album was released in 2015 and coincided with an exhibition of the rapper's artwork at the Aicon Gallery in New York City. Both the LP and the exhibition shared the same title, Eat Pray Thug.

    Watch Heems's "Sometimes" here:

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    $13 in advance / $15 general admission
  • Benny and the Jets

    Thursday, June 18, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    In his senior recital, guitar principal Benjamin Perez-Casiano presents a collection of standards, showcasing what he has learned during his time at Berklee and what he hopes to achieve in his career.

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    In his senior recital, guitar principal Benjamin Perez-Casiano presents a collection of standards, showcasing what he has learned during his time at Berklee and what he hopes to achieve in his career.

    Free
  • F U T U R E N O I S E Featuring Bloc Nation, JPRiZM, and Black El

    Thursday, June 18, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    F U T U R E N O I S E Featuring Bloc Nation, JPRiZM, and Black El
    Bloc Nation

    Curated by Shea Rose, this show features Bloc Nation, JPRiZM, and Black El. 

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    Curated by Shea Rose, this show features Bloc Nation, JPRiZM, and Black El. 

    Bloc Nation is the sound of multi-instrumentalist artist/producer Esteban Dos Santos, also known as Bloc. His music takes you on a journey through a  a wide range of influences from Latin America and Jamaica to American soul, hip-hop, and gospel. His influences are indicative of his hometown of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bloc's debut single, "Days Are Dreaming," climbed the Hype Machine charts upon its release, and his first collection of work, Black Gold, a four-track EP, garnered praise from tastemakers KCRW, EARMILK, 2DopeBoyz, and many more. After spending time producing for hip-hop acts and DJ'ing nightclubs, Bloc wanted to build something greater of his own. While working with like-minded musicians from street drummers to saxophonists to vocalists with the goal of merging live instrumentation with electronic production, a collective emerged, and Bloc Nation was born. Bloc's upcoming work, dubbed The Jazz Box, features a diverse set of jazz musicians and singers, and will surely color a unique canvas of rhythms and genre-bending sounds.

    JPRiZM is a fresh name on the music scene, blasting onto it with his debut album, Mindwalker, voted a 2014 top 50 hip-hop album by CMJ (College Music Journal). His early musical influences were not well-known artists but rather the accompanying music on Sonic and Sega Genesis games. Mindwalker started out an instrumental album but evolved into one with vocals. JPRiZM likes spacey instrumental passages, dreamy synth lines, electronic beats, uplifting vocals, and killer hooks. He writes songs about exploration, nature, and the search for love as well as songs with science fiction themes and tall tales with comic book heroes. A one-man band, JPRiZM recorded all of the parts on Mindwalker. The album is a collection of indie pop, hip-hop, and EDM songs. Although Boston is his home, JPRiZM stays connected with fans worldwide by sharing interests in music, pop culture, indie films, and world events. 

    Black El is a Boston-based rapper.

    $12 in advance / $15 day of show
  • Trails and Ways / Waterstrider

    Friday, June 19, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Trails and Ways / Waterstrider
    Trails and Ways

    Trails and Ways is a band whose songs never shy away from personal and political heavy lifting while making compelling pop music. Waterstrider will open the show.

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    Oakland, California’s Trails and Ways is a band built on plurality. Their songs never shy away from personal and political heavy lifting while making compelling pop music. The four bandmates (Hannah and Keith on guitar, Ian on drums, and Emma on bass) cast off from the co-op houses at the University of California, Berkeley in the depths of the great recession. They headed to live as far afield as Ceará, Brazil and Galicia, Spain before reuniting in Oakland to start the DIY bedroom recording project that became Trails and Ways.

    The sound the band cultivated is a fascinating mix of the melancholy of bossa nova, the fearlessness of basement indie rock, driving grooves from the end of disco, and the slick shine of radio pop. Hearing it is like stumbling into the warmth of an intimate dance party among friends. When the band first sent out their early track "Nunca" to a few blogs, the zeitgeist must have been blowing through Oakland, and they were staggered by a sudden rush of attention: 70,000 plays in a single day, something rarely seen from an unsigned artist.

    Waterstrider, a five-piece band from Oakland, California, is at its core a spectacular tightrope act. On the group’s debut LP, Nowhere Now, they embrace a wide range of styles and sounds, from arena-sized choruses to mesmerizing string arrangements, all the while balancing them with precision and elegance. Although opening track “White Light” has one foot planted in the Afro-pop foundation of the group’s Constellation EP, it also points the way forward, shining a light on the kaleidoscope of ideas to come: Zeppelin-sized riffs, shimmering hooks, and, at the album’s heart, Nate Salman’s falsetto, tracing nuanced melodies as if drawing with a fine-point pen. It’s his voice that unifies Nowhere Now’s ten songs. You may have trouble putting a label on Waterstrider; falling in love with these songs is much easier.

    Watch Trails and Ways perform "Nunca":

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    $10 in advance / $12 general admission
  • Oh Honey

    Saturday, June 20, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Oh Honey
    Oh Honey

    Folk/pop duo Oh Honey performs.

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    After working in music since his late teens, musician and songwriter Mitchy Collins woke up in the spring of 2013 inspired to create a new project, a folk/pop duo that balanced his own voice with a female counterpart. The idea was to channel an organic sense of candor in propulsive acoustic numbers in a way that felt free of industry pressure. The Jersey-born Brooklyn musician connected with Danielle Bouchard, a songwriter and theater actress, through a friend who sat Collins down and played him a recording of Bouchard covering a Bonnie Raitt tune. When they met, the duo clicked immediately, both personally and in the studio where their voices matched seamlessly with each other. The end result was the duo’s independently released debut EP, With Love. The EP’s four songs are amiable, hoky, and infused with a humble optimism. With Love was released in November of 2013, and its flagship single, "Be Okay," has a celebratory buoyancy to its folky riffs and infectious chorus that reflects Oh Honey’s overarching affirmative tone. 

    $15 in advance / $17 general admission
  • CANCELED: Gill Landry

    Saturday, June 20, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    CANCELED: Gill Landry
    Gill Landry
    CANCELED: This event has been canceled. Refunds are available at the point-of-purchase site during business hours.

    Louisiana native Gill Landry is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, adventuresome photographer, and then some.

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    Louisiana native Gill Landry is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, adventuresome photographer, and then some. From hustling the streets of Paris to hitchhiking America on day labor and daydreams, he's slept beneath bridges with his brothers and in the beds of lordly estates. After cutting his musical teeth in New Orleans and chewing up half of America, he started writing songs about it, interpreting life from the curb up. He released his first solo album, The Ballad of Lawless Soirez, in 2007 on the Nettwerk label.

    $12 in advance / $14 day of show
  • The Hunts

    Monday, June 22, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    The Hunts
    The Hunts

    Sibling band the Hunts perform in support of their debut album, Those Younger Days.

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    Sibling band the Hunts' debut album, Those Younger Days, out on June 9 of this year on Cherrytree Records/Interscope, was entirely written by the band. They recorded the music in Virginia Beach, Virginia, not far from their hometown of Chesapeake with executive producer Chris Kuffner (A Great Big World, Ingrid Michaelson). The first single from Those Younger Days is "Make This Leap," a lilting slice of folk/pop built on layered harmonies, intricately textured acoustic instrumentation, and lyrics that gracefully shift from melancholy to triumphant. The correlating video was shot in Chesapeake and directed by Michelle Peerali (the Kills, the Cult, the Black Keys, Pyyramids, Moby). "Make This Leap" is also included on the band's debut EP, Life Was Simple, which was released in August 2014. 

    The Hunts have been playing music together almost their entire lives. Ranging in age from 17 to 25, twin sisters Jenni and Jessi and their five brothers Josh, Jonathan, Jordan, Justin, and Jamison all learned to sing and play violin as young kids and spent much of their childhood performing throughout their community. After teaching themselves to play instruments like mandolin, piano, ukulele, banjo, and drums, the Hunts began experimenting with songwriting and soon brought to life a batch of songs that reveal their sophisticated sense of melody and dreamy innocence.

    $12 in advance / $15 day of show
  • Sleepy Man

    Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Sleepy Man
    Sleepy Man

    Representing a new generation of Americana and roots music, Sleepy Man's live show is an energetic and eclectic blend of original vocal tracks and driving instrumentals.

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    Representing a new generation of Americana and roots music, Sleepy Man has released a brand-new EP titled By My Side, marking the first time the group has contributed vocals to their own songs. The band has appeared on the stages of the Grand Ole Opry, Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., Ryman Auditorium, the Newport Folk Festival, and Carnegie Hall, and their popularity continues to accelerate. Based in New Jersey—a state known more for rock music than for bluegrassthe Mizzone brothers fell in love with the unique sounds of J.D. Crowe, Ralph Stanley, Tony Rice, and Earl Scruggs. With their own twist on the genre, the band has created an interesting blend of instrumentation and vocal harmonies that showcase their musical gifts and passion for acoustic roots music. Sleepy Man's live show is an energetic and eclectic blend of original vocal tracks and driving instrumentals.

    $13 in advance / $15 general admission
  • Felipe Guzmán: Sí, Senior

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Drum set principal Felipe Guzmán presents an afternoon of Latin music fused with various other styles.

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    Drum set principal Felipe Guzmán brings his eclectic music to the Berklee halls for a third time, offering an energetic, innovative, and blended concert. The performance will integrate music from various places, with Latin American music as the main focus.

    Free
  • Stray Birds

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Stray Birds
    Stray Birds

    Acoustic trio the Stray Birds have been flying high since the 2012 release of their critically acclaimed self-titled album. 

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    The Stray Birds have been flying high since the 2012 release of their critically acclaimed self-titled album. Two years, hundreds of gigs, and thousands of highway miles later, the genre-melding acoustic trio prepares to make its Yep Roc Records debut. Known for their songwriting, instrumental virtuosity, and gorgeous three-part harmonies, Best Medicinetheir most cohesive and ambitious album to date, is scheduled for release on October 21, 2015.

    $16 in advance / $18 day of show
  • Krys'P Presents Soul'd Out: Stronger

    Friday, June 26, 2015, 9:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Krys'P Presents Soul'd Out: Stronger
    Marc Evan Diaz

    Singer-songwriters Marc Evan Diaz, Nigel Tay, and Jordan Felisbret perform.

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    Born in Houston, Texas, Marc Evan Diaz is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer. Since graduating from Berklee in 2011, he has performed in many of Boston's best venues including the Red Room, the Boston Commons, the Middle East, Jonny D’s, and Lilypad, to name a few. As a child, Evans grew up hearing musical influences like Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, and styles such as opera, jazz, hip-hop, and soca music. He studied instruments such as the drums, saxophone, guitar, and flute but continually gravitated towards piano and voice. Five years in the making, his debut EP, The Stronger, sings of love, faith, challenge, and triumph with a musically intricate pop/R&B background.

    Nigel Tay is a singer-songwriter and producer from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Blending elements from artists such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, D’Angelo, and Justin Timberlake, he delivers a sweet mash of pop and R&B music with a dash of electronica. A recent Berklee graduate, Tay is currently working on his EP, expecting its release in late August of 2015. He has performed in a wide variety of venues worldwide and continues to improve his songwriting and production skills as he strives for the opportunity to impact lives and move hearts through his music and lyrics.

    Growing up in a suburban neighborhood of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Jordan Felisbret (also known as Feli) was captivated by the music of Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, and the sounds of gospel and other popular music that was played in his home. Singing in school choruses, churches, musical theater, and an R&B group in high school, Felisbret knew that music would play a major role in his future. During his time at Berklee, he has been a featured vocalist and songwriter on a list of independent releases, and his voice can be heard on the weekly broadcast of Bishop TD Jakes's The Potter's Touch

    $10 in advance / $12 general admission
  • Simona Minns: Senior Recital

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Voice principal Simona Minns presents an afternoon of her original music. 

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    Voice principal Simona Minns presents an afternoon of her original music. Although she is a jazz singer, her compositions reflect elements of avant garde, world, and academic music alongside traditional jazz.

    Free
  • CANCELED: Darcie Nicole

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 7:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    CANCELED: Darcie Nicole
    Darcie Nicole
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    Celebrated vocalist and songwriter Darcie Nicole presents an evening of R&B, soul, funk, pop, and rock—her original music plus newly arranged covers featuring friends from the Berklee community.  

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    Darcie Nicole's vocals have been compared to those of Chaka Khan, Ann Wilson, Adele, Teena Marie, Vanessa Williams, and Mary J. Blige. She has worked as a songwriter, vocalist, arranger, publicist, and production associate with multiple award-winning producer and engineers including Jesse Jaeo Tolbert, John Maragos, and Chasebeats. She has also worked in business capacities for major recording artists and senior label executives.

    Darcie Nicole has performed with artists such as Medusa, Neena Frelon, Gabrielle Goodman, Dre Robinson, and Lauren Fuller (Betty Who), among others, in addition to performing with her band, Velvet Stylus, at several celebrity-headlined events where they served as the house band. She is the cofounder and coproducer of the Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium at Berklee, an event which brings in top executive and producer talent to work with students each year. 

    $10
  • Night Lights / Jet Black Sunrise / Bohemians

    Friday, July 17, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Night Lights / Jet Black Sunrise / Bohemians
    Night Lights

    Boston-based bands Night Lights and Jet Black Sunrise perform. Bohemians will also perform.

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    With members from Mexico, Texas, Japan, California, and Norway, Night Lights brings together an eclectic assortment of sounds influenced by indie, rock, and soul music in an effort to make people dance and feel feelings. The Boston-based band met in 2012 and has since discovered a balance between profound lyrics, hooky melodies, danceable music, and intriguing harmonic progressions. Inspired by the likes of Mutemath, Two Door Cinema Club, and Friendly Fires, Night Lights released their debut EP, Here We Come, in July of 2014. Featuring indie pop/rock anthem singles "Make Me Smile" and "Hit the Water," it has earned them a live session show with Culture Collide, a feature as the third best band in Boston by Vents Magazine, and the honor of being named one of the bands to buzz about in fall of 2014 by Buzznet. Night Lights is set to release their first full-length LP in the summer of 2015. 

    Born in 2009, Boston-based Jet Black Sunrise traces its origin from a mutual love of nuts-and-bolts songwriting and an equally strong affinity toward bourbon-soaked evenings around an acoustic guitar. Their third release, Departures, has seen them rise to new levels artistically with a new batch of songs that are both harmonically dynamic and emotionally evocative.

    An alternative pop band from Long Island, New York, Bohemians is Luke Lotardo, Eric Milton, Eric Pubins, and Perry Ladouceur. After playing in bands together during middle school, Lotardo, Milton, and Pubins joined together to form Bohemians in the summer of 2012 and immediately began creating catchy tracks that caught the ear of a producer who offered the group a chance to have professional studio time in Baltimore. After releasing their self-titled EP, they began to gain more fans and attention and Ladouceur, a longtime friend, joined the band on bass. Since then, Bohemians have released another single, made radio appearances, had songs placed in films, and most recently, played at the world-famous Webster Hall in New York City. Their debut LP, Settle Down, Carry On, was released on January 13, 2015.

    Watch Night Lights' video for "Hit the Water" here:

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    $10 in advance / $12 general admission
  • Brendan James / Matt Simons

    Saturday, July 18, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Brendan James / Matt Simons
    Brendan James

    Brendan James is a pianist and singer-songwriter whose songs have been featured on many television shows including Private PracticeAmerican IdolBonesArmy Wives, and One Tree Hill. Matt Simons will also perform.

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    Brendan James is a pianist and singer-songwriter from Derry, New Hampshire. His songs have been featured on many television shows including Private PracticeAmerican IdolBonesArmy Wives, and One Tree Hill. His first three albums climbed the iTunes top 10 pop charts, and his touring schedule has seen him playing alongside the likes of John Mayer, Paula Cole, and Keb Mo. Known for lyrics that tackle issues such as gun violence and marriage equality, James released his fifth album, Simplify, produced by Matt Chiaravalle (Warren Zevon, Joe Bonamassa), in 2013. 

    Matt Simons is an American singer-songwriter and musician based in New York. He released his debut album, Pieces, in 2012, featuring his debut single, "Gone." 

    $12 in advance / $14 day of show
  • Danny C. Miller: So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

    Monday, July 20, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    In his senior recital, piano principal Danny C. Miller will present an afternoon of smooth music.

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    In his senior recital, piano principal Danny C. Miller will present an afternoon of smooth music.

    Free
  • Jay Brannan

    Friday, July 24, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Jay Brannan
    Jay Brannan

    Jay Brannan is an authentic singer-songwriter who has been playing his sweet, sad, and sometimes humorous folk songs worldwide since 2006.

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    Jay Brannan is an authentic singer-songwriter who loves to sing, travel, and write from the heart. He has been playing his sweet, sad, and sometimes humorous folk songs worldwide since 2006. Brannan’s touring has taken him multiple times through countries such as the U.S., the United Kingdom, Brazil, South Africa, and Australia as well as throughout Europe. This international touring is what inspired his 2013 EP, Around the World in 80 Jays, a collection of nine international cover songs spanning six different languages.

    $12 in advance / $14 day of show
  • Ripe / Busty and the Bass

    Saturday, July 25, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    With a strong devotion to consistently creating an unforgettable live experience, Ripe keeps the groove going. Busty and the Bass also perform.

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    With a strong devotion to consistently creating an unforgettable live experience, Ripe has kept the groove going from Vermont down to South Carolina, out into the Midwest, and back home to Boston. With an upcoming EP to follow up their first effort, Produce the Juice, and plans to record their debut album in the coming months, Ripe is about to shift into overdrive with every intention of taking this into the stratosphere. 

    Busty and the Bass is a nine-piece collective of musicians from across North America who met during their first week studying music at McGill University. Born out of small Montreal, Canada house parties, over the last three years Busty and the Bass has evolved into a tight electro-funk band and become one of Canada's most vibrant and exciting new bands. They perform regularly across Quebec, Ontario, and the northeastern United States, and their brand of powerful, original music and innovative covers has won them international praise.

    Free
  • Pei Chieh Weng's Senior Recital

    Monday, July 27, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Guitar principal Pei Chieh Weng presents his senior recital.

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    Guitar principal Pei Chieh Weng presents his senior recital.

    Free
  • Florio

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Based in Boston, Florio performs his pop music with a purpose.

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    Based in Boston and soon to be a graduate of Berklee, Florio writes pop music with a purpose and a sound harkening back to the days of '80s synth pop, raw lyrics, and feelings. Amid the recent '80s pop revival, he offers a sound that is a bit less obvious but more calculated. Unlike the wailing, almost unapologetic chorus of the Duran Duran era that many current pop acts are trying to reproduce, Florio finds his way with a combo of groovier modern sounds and skillful instrumentals. 

    Free
  • Oh, Malô / Grey Season / Sara Kendall

    Saturday, August 1, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Oh, Malô / Grey Season / Sara Kendall
    Oh, Malô

    Oh, Malô presents colorful soundscapes through their eclecticism and dynamic arrangements. Grey Season and Sara Kendall also perform.

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    Oh, Malô (oh-muh-LOW) presents colorful soundscapes through their eclecticism, inspired by a series of emotions and experiences. Founded in 2014, the band had immediate chemistry and completed the writing of their debut album in a mere three months. Oh, Malô pulls influence from such bands as Bombay Bicycle Club, Radiohead, Local Natives, Daughter, and Jeff Buckley to create a consistently unpredictable blend of timbres and arrangements. The summer of last year was spent recording and refining their songs in anticipation of exciting new releases in 2015. They have thus far released three color-themed EPs, each representing the dynamic mental and emotional stages following an intense breakup. The six songs from these EPs will be joined with another six unreleased tracks to complete their debut LP, available this September.

    Grey Season is a five-piece folk/rock band based out of Boston. The members met in 2011 and began crafting their music by busking on the streets of Boston and Cambridge, learning how to please and cultivate an audience in the process. After releasing their debut EP, Troilus, in May 2013, they have performed at a variety of venues throughout the Northeast, from radio stations and basements to galleries and concert venues. Recently, they appeared as a spotlight artist at one of the secret shows organized by the Boston branch of Sofar Sounds, an organization that showcases emerging independent artists from around the world. They're also a regular act at concerts presented by the Murdock Manor, a local booking and production agency. After a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign, Grey Season recorded their first full-length LP in January 2014 with Grammy-winning engineer Justin Guip and Boston Music Award producer of the year Benny Grotto. The album, Time Will Tell You Well, was released on April 26th and can be streamed on their Bandcamp site.

    Sara Kendall is an alternative pop songwriter from Southborough, Massachusetts currently studying at Berklee College of Music. She has been integrating her piano and vocal skills with songwriting to play acoustic sets with her looper and, most recently, with her band. She is working on releasing a new EP in the summer of 2015. Kendall's haunting melodies and intimate lyrics are showcased in her newest release, "Love You More," which was recently featured on Berklee's official YouTube channel and has received 13,000 views.

    Free
  • Chelsea Pedano: Senior Recital

    Monday, August 3, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Voice principal Chelsea Pedano presents an afternoon of neo-soul music. 

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    In her first performance, voice principal Chelsea Pedano presents an afternoon of neo-soul music. She will cover artists such as Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Jazmine Sullivan, and more.

    Free
  • Nemes / Deal Casino / The Whiskey Boys / Jeremiah Tall

    Thursday, August 6, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Nemes / Deal Casino / The Whiskey Boys / Jeremiah Tall
    Nemes

    Nemes, a band that has made its mark on the Boston music scene by playing everywhere from subway stations to rock venues across the city, performs. Deal Casino, the Whiskey Boys, and Jeremiah Tall also perform.

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    Nemes has made its mark on the Boston music scene by playing everywhere from subway stations to rock venues across the city. Led by dual frontmen, this literal band of brothers has worked its way into the New England music scene, seeping into the ears of listeners all over the Northeast. With their upcoming album I Carry Your Heart dropping October 28, the band showcases their one-of-a-kind violin shredding and cut-to-the-core songwriting, earning their title as “one of the top five unsigned bands in the country" (AP Magazine). The album’s first two singles, “Butterfly” and “Black Streak,” have been experiencing success on local and national music blogs who all agree that this high-energy, heartfelt indie group has one of the most unique takes on music they have yet to hear.

    Deal Casino is a call to action, a melodic plea for people to chase their dreams, risk it all, and leave nothing on the table. Deal Casino formed around this idea when members Joe, Jon, Mike, and Jozii, who had been playing in bands together since middle school, dropped out of college and moved to Asbury Park, New Jersey in 2013. They quickly became a staple of the burgeoning music scene there, releasing three EPs with producer Jon Leidersdorff. The Cocaine Love EP came out in April 2013, The Runaways EP followed in December 2013, and most recently the Heck EP dropped in December 2014. They appreciate good songwriting but also value the emotion behind the music. They push themselves to make their recordings organic and their performances sincere. To capture these ideals, Heck was tracked entirely live with minimal production, showcasing the true abilities of the band. Deal Casino has no plans to slow down, with a relentless performing schedule booked and additional music videos and EPs planned for 2015.

    The Whiskey Boys are a Boston-based, modern, bluegrass and Americana band led by Berklee alumnus David Delaney. They tour the Northeast and have sold out such notable folk venues as the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Firebox in Hartford, Connecticut.

    Inspired by an unwavering love for summers spent in the mountains along with the tall tales from his youth, Jeremiah Tall is a one-man show based out of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Tall's tales range from the struggles of finding your feet in an ever-changing landscape to fictional stories of cowboys and the common man’s battle with the devil. A hand-painted suitcase converted into a kick drum provides a backbone to his own throwback spin on folk rock.

    $10 / $5 for 5 Week attendees
  • Anna Pyon's Senior Recital

    Friday, August 7, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Pianist and composer Anna Pyon presents an afternoon of originals and covers in the jazz, classical, pop, and gospel styles.

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    Pianist and composer Anna Pyon presents an afternoon of originals and covers in the jazz, classical, pop, and gospel styles.

    Free
  • Zaid Tabani / Woolf

    Saturday, August 8, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Zaid Tabani / Woolf
    Zaid Tabani

    Tabani's new mixtape, "BOS ANGELES" Is currently being recorded. Tabani's latest work, "LIMBO EP", is available on Bandcamp. Woolf will also perform.

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    Originally from Southern California, Zaid Tabani's career was heavily bolstered by the boom of the internet and the ensuing collapse of the music industry's walls. Free to produce and sell the kind of hip-hop he wanted to make, Tabani gained a cult following online with "World Warrior," "Evolve," and "Prime." His music soon caught the attention of gaming giant Capcom, who featured him not only on the Street Fighter 25th anniversary soundtrack but also in the commercial for Super Street Fighter IV, 3D Edition for the Nintendo 3DS. In addition to being a musician, Tabani is also a highly accredited filmmaker. His documentaries Run It Back and A New Kind of Blues have garnered a strong online following, and his film Ranbat is highly anticipated. Tabani's new mixtape, Bos Angeles, is currently being recorded, and his latest work, an EP called Limbo, is available on Bandcamp.

    Arron Shapiro is a house/R&B/hip-hop DJ and producer performing under the moniker of Woolf. Most recently he's opened for Odesza, Michael Menert, Kaytranada, Rockie Fresh, and Lunice, among others, at various venues throughout the East Coast.

    Free
  • Andrew Peck's Senior Recital

    Monday, August 10, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    In his final recital at Berklee, drum set principal Andrew Peck and his band, Zilla, present an afternoon of original funk tunes.

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    In his final recital at Berklee, drum set principal Andrew Peck and his band, Zilla, present an afternoon of original funk tunes.

    Free
  • Georgia Hadjiconstantinou: NO/HUGS, Only Kisses

    Thursday, August 13, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    In her senior recital, voice principal Georgia Hadjiconstantinou presents an afternoon of hard rock music with her band, NO/HUGS. 

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    In her senior recital, voice principal Georgia Hadjiconstantinou presents an afternoon of hard rock music with her band, NO/HUGS. The performance will be an hour-long burst of energy and emotion.

    Free
  • Narcissus A-Ngel's Senior Recital

    Thursday, August 13, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    In her final recital at Berklee, vocalist Narcissus A-Ngel presents an afternoon of rock originals and covers from bands such as Twisted Sister, Iron Maiden, Queen, and many more.

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    In her final recital at Berklee, vocalist Narcissus A-Ngel presents an afternoon of rock originals and covers from bands such as Twisted Sister, Iron Maiden, Queen, and many more.

    Free
  • Kama Bell's Senior Recital

    Monday, October 5, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Kama Bell and fellow saxophonists will play music from a saxophone quartet repertoire stemming from a variety of genres.

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    Kama Bell and fellow saxophonists will play music from a saxophone quartet repertoire stemming from a variety of genres.

    Free
  • Christian Rocks the House

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    With an eclectic mix of rock, jazz, and Latin music, guitar principal Christian Betancourt presents his senior recital, accompanied by special friends from equally diverse backgrounds. 

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    With an eclectic mix of rock, jazz, and Latin music, guitar principal Christian Betancourt presents his senior recital, accompanied by special friends from equally diverse backgrounds. With a rock rhythm section and a small horn section, his band blurs the borders between musical styles.

    Free
  • Inchul Baek: To Be Continued

    Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    In his senior performance, bass principal Inchul Baek presents an afternoon of music in the style of jazz.

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    In his senior performance, bass principal Inchul Baek presents an afternoon of music in the style of jazz.

    Free
  • JennHwan Wong: Colors of Life

    Friday, October 30, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    In her final recital at Berklee, pianist and composer JennHwan Wong presents an afternoon of covers and originals in the styles of jazz, pop, and funk.

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    In her final recital at Berklee, pianist and composer JennHwan Wong presents an afternoon of covers and originals in the styles of jazz, pop, and funk.

    Free
  • Fuschian Fusion

    Friday, November 6, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    In her final performance at Berklee, vocalist Shelby Mashigan presents a recital of covers of Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, the Benassi Brothers, and many more.

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    In her final performance at Berklee, vocalist Shelby Mashigan presents a recital of covers of Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, the Benassi Brothers, and many more.

    Free
  • David Funk

    Friday, November 13, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    In his senior recital, guitarist David Funk presents a collection of heavy metal music.

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    In his senior recital, guitarist David Funk presents a collection of heavy metal music.

    Free
  • The Checkout—Live at Berklee: Revive Big Band

    Thursday, December 3, 2015, 9:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    The Checkout—Live at Berklee: Revive Big Band

    Heralded by the Village Voice as having some of New York City’s “most electrifying young lions in jazz,” Revive Big Band has a finger on the pulse of today’s emerging progressive sound.  

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    Heralded by the Village Voice as having some of New York City’s “most electrifying young lions in jazz,” Revive Big Band has a finger on the pulse of today’s emerging progressive sound. Formed in 2010 by trumpeter, composer, arranger, and Berklee alumnus Igmar Thomas, this multigenerational ensemble knows no limits as it advances and celebrates the tradition of the big band. Its repertoire features original compositions and inventive orchestrations of jazz standards and contemporary classics, in never-before-seen, and sometimes never-to-be-seen-again, live performances.

    The Revive Big Band’s recent shows include Blue Note’s 75th Anniversary, SummerStage Presents, the Art of Cool Festival, the Kennedy Center’s One Mic—Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide Celebration, 2014 WinterJazz Fest, Brooklyn Jazz with Oliver Lake and Sean Jones, special collaborations with Bilal, Savion Glover and Pharoahe Monch, and tributes to G.U.R.U and A Tribe Called Quest.

  • Linda Dallimore

    Friday, April 1, 2016, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    In her senior performance, flute principal Linda Dallimore presents an afternoon of music in the styles of Latin jazz, jazz, and classical. 

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    In her senior performance, flute principal Linda Dallimore presents an afternoon of music in the styles of Latin jazz, jazz, and classical. The performance will feature her own original compositions as well as performances with her band.

    Free