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Jean-Michel Blais

Dans ma main, the sophomore release by pianist and composer Jean-Michel Blais, is an expansive album of post-classical piano with strands of electronic detail. Blending his conservatory skill and precise pop sensibility with synthetic accompaniment, Blais creates unique environments where the piano’s intimacy can be subtly disrupted at any time. Largely composed in one week […]


Kyle Nasser Sextet featuring Roman Filiu and Allan Mednard

A Massachusetts native and graduate of both Harvard and Berklee, Kyle Nasser has been described as possessing, “superlative musicianship as a performer, writer and a bandleader…ardent creativity and urbane artistic composure” (Hrayr Attarian, All About Jazz). Since moving to New York City in 2010, he has played at some of the city’s most prestigious venues […]


Newpoli Live at Rockwell Theater

Newpoli’s Carmen Marsico, Angela Rossi and Fabio Pirozzolo grew up hearing the ornaments and songs in their corner of southern Italy, Campania and Basilicata: The ballads and women’s songs vibrating with intricate ornaments, the voices raised at church or in kitchens to the thrum of the tamburello. Yet over time, they and their musical kindred spirits […]


Guitar Sessions: Julien Kasper

Animated by the exquisite soundscape created by Jimi Hendrix, Julien Kasper has constructed a deep, jazz-shaped identity of his own. The Berklee College of Music guitar professor plays with a giant palate of electric texture and tone. His music—an organic amalgam of jazz, rock, and funk—has an evocative, bluesy groove and a deep, expressive vocabulary. Kasper has released […]


Guitar Sessions: Wayne Krantz

Guitarist Wayne Krantz and his group perform as part of Berklee Guitar Sessions. Krantz has performed and recorded with artists such as Steely Dan, Michael Brecker, Billy Cobham, Chris Potter, and David Binney, but since the early 1990s has focused primarily on his solo career, mostly as the leader of a trio.


Guitar Sessions: Berta Rojas

Berta Rojas, who ranks among today’s foremost classical guitarists, will perform a selection of Latin American classical guitar music featuring works from composers such as Manuel María Ponce, Agustín Barrios, Edín Solís, and Quique Sinesi. Rojas has been praised as a “guitarist extraordinaire” by the Washington Post and as an “ambassador of the classical guitar” by Classical Guitar […]


Three At Home EP Release Party

Three At Home, aka Mary Casiello & Dann Russo, are an energetic acoustic duo and frequent faces in the Cambridge and Somerville music scene. Their new EP, Perfectly Unclear, showcases a full-band sound heavily influenced by the Black Keys, and they plan to put on a show to match. JBJ and Blended Family open. $12 in advance, $16 […]


Somer Fest Variety Show Heads to ArtFarm

What is Somer Fest? Think of it as a variety show: It’s rap, it’s magic, it’s comedy. Zoë Reiches and Stephond Goler—a married couple and co-curators of Somer Fest—have been putting on their variety shows for years under the moniker “Thorpe Street Presents…” Reiches is a semi-professional, part-time magician, and Goler moonlights as the rapper […]


Berklee City Music Scholarship Concert

This concert will feature Berklee City Music® scholars attending the Five-Week Summer Performance Program as they play jazz, pop/rock, choral music, big band, and R&B. This event will also celebrate City Music students receiving scholarships to attend Berklee this coming academic year. Musical performances will be led by Robert Gallegos (funk/fusion, big band), Marty Walsh (rock), Mike Tucker […]


Sofar Sounds Brings Hyperlocal, Secret Shows

Sofar Sounds, a network of intimate concerts in more than 400 cities worldwide, is pushing a new type of music experience—one that is personal rather than distant, focused rather than chaotic. “Our founding principle [is] respecting music, listening to musicians, supporting them as much as we can, and giving them the focus and attention that […]


How HipStory Is Redefining Storytelling in Digital Media

Over the course of its seven-year history, HipStory has been many things. It started as a mixtape, found a home online as hipstory.org, and then, at one point or another, set its sights on conquering every corner of the musical world. “It had many different aspirations,” founder and co-owner Cliff Notez says. “We wanted to […]


That’s so Retro! That’s so 80s! A BFR Dance Party

Join Boston Free Radio on Friday July 6th for a very special event at Assembly Row at Assembly Square. Don’t forget your leg warmers and some muscle shirts. Event is Completely FREE so drop by after work and shake it out. We’re bringing back metal bands and big hair. Playing your favorite artists like David Bowie, Madonna, […]