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Dreion: Made for This

Dreion, an R&B, soul, and gospel performing artist who is a fourth-year songwriting major at Berklee College of Music, presents an explosive celebration of black music, art, and culture. Dreion combines original music with music from some of his favorite artists, including Aretha Franklin, Prince, Michael Jackson, and the Clark Sisters. This production is a […]


Friendship at The Red Room

Onstage, bassist Jon Samuels is the only Friendship member who stands up. He is usually swaying back and forth as the songs bear down, pulling together and apart. Friendship’s new record, Dreamin’ (out Nov 8th on Orindal Records) is an exorable wave of motion, endlessly rocking between intimacy and loneliness.


Nick Cave’s Bar & Other Tales

Nick Cave’s Bar & Other Tales Sunday November 10th, 6-8PM, $10 ONCE Lounge 156 Highland Ave. Somerville, MA In 1999, Aug Stone & his best friend traveled from Boston to Berlin on a quest to find the bar they’d been told Nick Cave owned. Instead of cocktails at this mythical locale, what followed were nine […]


Friends and Family Class: Make a Ukelele

Develop your basic woodworking skills by building a ukulele from a simple wood kit. Sand, glue, assemble, and personalize your one-of-a-kind instrument and learn a few basic chords along the way. No prior music or woodworking experience required. Leave the class with a uke in your hands, a song in your heart, and a smile […]


Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebration

Celebración Familiar/Family Celebration Live music, Oaxacan wood carving, and festive decorations help to make this a joyful event designed to remember and welcome back the spirits of loved ones. Decorate a sugar skull (additional $6 fee); sip spicy chocolate; make papel picado (cut paper banners), cempasúchil flowers, and other artwork; and write a message in […]


Kris Davis, Downbeat award winner, in solo Jazz piano performance

    The Creative Music Series proudly presents KRIS DAVIS (from Canada by way of New York) To The Outer Reaches: Kris Davis looks to discover the piano’s full spectrum… Pianist-composer Kris Davis was named 2017 Rising Star Pianist/2018 Rising Star Artist in Downbeat magazine And dubbed one of the music’s top up-and-comers in a 2012 […]


Soggy Po Boys album release show at Thunder Road in Somerville

Local favorites Soggy Po Boys celebrate the release of their brand new record “All In Favor” with an album release show at Thunder Road in Somerville October 26. This time out the band has recorded an album of all cover songs. “These guys have done their homework, worked it out on the bandstand and put […]


Sam Bayer performs at Culturepalooza

Come to the final weekend of Culturepalooza at Culture House, 500 Kendall St. in Kendall Square, on October 26, where singer/songwriter Sam Bayer and percussionist David Troen-Krasnow grace the stage at 8 PM. Sam is your literate, exuberant guide to an imaginary world where housewives win the Nobel Prize in physics, poker-playing children gamble over […]


Berklee A Cappella Showcase

This concert will feature all five of the premier a cappella groups at Berklee College of Music: the CharlieChords, On the Vox, Pitch Slapped, Treble Threat, and Upper Structure.


Sergio Mendes and Bebel Gilberto: 60th Anniversary of Bossa Nova

Celebrate 60 years of bossa nova with Bebel Gilberto and Sergio Mendes, one of Brazil’s most successful artists and a multiple Grammy-winning producer, composer, keyboardist, and vocalist. Bossa nova was born on July 10, 1958, at the old Odeon recording studios in Rio de Janeiro. On that day, João Gilberto recorded “Chega de Saudade,” the first bossa nova […]


Hamid Drake & Adam Rudolph/Mike Rivard & Amit Kavthekar

I’m thrilled to welcome Hamid Drake and Adam Rudolph back to Mandorla Music! Their sold-out 2018 show was an astonishing evening, a flowing, uninterrupted journey of rhythm. This time around, Club d’Elf ringleader Mike Rivard & tabla phenom Amit Kavthekar will open the evening. This show will take place at the Accurate Records loft in […]


Indonesian Cultural Night: Legenda

This concert showcases the traditional arts of Indonesia, featuring the Berklee Indonesian Ensemble, a full choir, and dancers. The Berklee Indonesian Ensemble, founded by Indonesian students currently studying at Berklee College of Music, plays a wide variety of Indonesian music, ranging from folk to pop—and everything in between. The music, arranged by the ensemble, blends […]