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The Red Room @ Cafe 939

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939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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April 2017

EMMARIE / Soul Candy / Pat Sicotte

April 29, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States

EMMARIE is breaking all the rules, mixing it up, and rocking the music scene with powerful messages and unforgettable beats.  She creates her own unique style by seamlessly fusing together her favorite features of Pop, Rock and a bit of punk to create inspirational music with hooks that make you move, and lyrics with a passion for life.   Soul Candy is a 7 Piece Groove/Pop band from Boston, MA. Currently residing at Berklee College of Music, they plan to…

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June 2017

Zach Williams (of the Lone Bellow)

June 5, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
$18 – $20

Long before they combined their voices, the three members of the Lone Bellow were singing on their own. Brian Elmquist had been writing and recording as a solo artist for more than a decade, with three albums under his own name. Kanene Pipkin and her husband, Jason, were living in Beijing, China, hosting open mic nights, playing at local clubs, and teaching music lessons. Zach Williams began writing songs in the wake of a family tragedy: After his wife was thrown from…

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July 2017

Vesperteen / DBMK / Sleeping Lion

July 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
$10 – $12

Rigsby, who has been playing drums since the age of 12, took a stab at civilian life following more than a decade of writing, recording, and touring the world with his band House of Heroes, but it didn’t take very well. What started out as a remedy for restlessness, however, soon developed into a full-blown passion and the beginnings of Rigsby’s new solo project--Vesperteen. Within a few months of going solo Rigsby had penned a new batch of songs and…

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September 2017

The Novel Ideas

September 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
$12

The Novel Ideas is a country/folk quintet of friends from Massachusetts. The band has earned a reputation from critics and fans for its moving four-part harmonies and rich Americana sound. “When we finally got the four-part harmony down, it was this moment where we realized that this wasn’t just an element of our music—it was a feature,” said guitarist and vocalist Daniel Radin. From rock clubs to living rooms to festival stages, the band strives to convey honesty and intimacy through…

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October 2017

WBGO The Checkout Presents: Lage Lund Trio

October 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
$10

The Checkout from WBGO - Live at Berklee, a collaboration betweenWBGO Jazz 88.3 and Berklee, presents the Lage Lund Trio. Lage is hailed by Pat Metheny as one of his favorite young guitarists, and is a Downbeat and Thelonious Monk Competition winner. He will be performing with Ben Street on bass and Jonathan Blake on drums. Lage Lund is acclaimed not only as one of the finest guitarists of his generation, but also one of the most compelling jazz artists in the…

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Christian Lopez Live | The Red Room @ Cafe 939

October 6, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10 – $12

For singer-songwriter and guitarist Christian Lopez, Nashville, Tennessee, has become a home away from home. It’s where he goes to write, where he rehearses with his band, and where he recorded his debut album and his upcoming album, Red Arrow. For those unfamiliar with Lopez, Red Arrow will introduce an artist whose singing radiates youthful infatuation with life through songs rooted in a reverence for American tradition. For those already familiar with Lopez, the album documents the next stage of a journey toward wisdom,…

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Joshua Davis

October 9, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$15

A tried and true Michigan musician, Joshua Davis is set to release a new album, The Way Back Home, in September. Produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, The Way Back Home is Davis’s first album since his 2015 appearance as a top-three finalist on season eight of NBC’s The Voice. The 11 original Americana songs featured on The Way Back Home reflect an honest, hardworking family man scribing scenes of life through dark, broken, hopeful, and triumphant times. Davis was raised…

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The BIRN Presents: Taylor McFerrin / Denitia

October 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10

Taylor McFerrin is a producer, composer, pianist, DJ, and performer based in New York City who released his first full length LP, Early Riser, in 2014. His musical style is influenced by ’60s and ’70s soul, hip-hop, free-form jazz, and electronic music. By playing all of the instruments on his productions and sampling and chopping up his live takes, the Brooklyn-based musician has found a sound that bridges myriad musical worlds and draws the listener into a constantly shifting soundscape. Early Riser features…

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The Social Animals

October 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10 – $12

The Social Animals is a full time, van-living young band. They speak through elegantly sarcastic, thoughtful lyrics with memorable melodies splattered across a canvas of indie rock instrumentation. They don't do backflips at their live shows or slide across their knees into guitar solos. Instead, they play their music passionately and honestly, carrying both the intensity to move feet and the delicacy to keep them still. Between songs, their dry commentary on the status of their lives and the world…

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Lauren Kinhan | Live at The Red Room @ Cafe 939

October 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$5 – $10

Legendary producer Phil Ramone discovered and signed Lauren Kinhan at a Bitter End performance in 1997, impressed by her fiercely creative voice and original music. With influences steeped in jazz and a love of the great singer-songwriters, Kinhan’s vocal style borrows from both disciplines. Her new album, A Sleepin’ Bee, released October 6, pays tribute to jazz vocalist Nancy Wilson. The album was recorded at Berklee’s Shames Family Scoring Stage with Grammy Award–winning producer Elliot Scheiner. $10 general admission (standing room only) / $5…

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November 2017

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith / Maria Usbeck / Cool Maritime

November 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$12 – $15

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is a composer, performer, and producer, from Orcas Island, Washington, who is based in Los Angeles, California. After several self-released albums, Smith was signed to the independent label Western Vinyl, which released her first official album, Euclid, in January 2015. Her latest album, Ears, was released in April 2016. Growing up in Ecuador, Maria Usbeck was immersed in salsa, merengue, bachata, and Andean music, but was more attracted to German and American culture, eventually moving to the…

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Lydia Loveless (Solo) / Brian Dunne

November 9, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$18 – $20

Blessed with a commanding, blast-it-to-the-back-of-th e-room voice, the 25-year-old Lydia Loveless was raised on a family farm in Coshocton, Ohio—a small town where there was little to do except make music. With a dad who owned a country music bar, Loveless often woke up with a house full of touring musicians scattered on couches and floors. When she got older, in the time-honored tradition of teenage rebellion, she turned her back on these roots, moved to the city (Columbus, Ohio),…

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DownBeat Blindfold Test with Victor Wooten

November 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$5

Be a part of Berklee’s first DownBeat Blindfold Test, in which Dan Ouellette, DownBeat journalist and Blindfold Test master, challenges Victor Wooten, world-renowned bassist and Berklee professor, to identify a series of mystery recordings. Admission: Free with Berklee Student ID / $5 General Public

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The Band Camino / The Wldlfe Live at The Red Room

November 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10 – $12

The Band Camino is an alternative/indie band with a loyal following in its hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, as well as an expanding online listener base in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. “The Black and White” reached no. 36 on the Spotify US Viral 50, and some of the group's other songs have been featured on Spotify’s Indie Pop and Feel Good Indie Rock playlists. The Band Camino delivers a captivating live show that has resulted in…

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December 2017

Jaws of Love. featuring Kelsey Ayer of Local Natives / COMBAT!

December 9, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$16 – $18

Kelcey Ayer of Local Natives is the creative force behind his solo project, Jaws of Love. He has always been an ace at writing a good love song—he just didn’t always know it. “I used to think that in order to write about love, something had to be wrong,” he says. “I often got my material from pain, or insecurity, or problems—I thought I couldn’t write a good love song because I am in love and it’s going so well.…

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Keznamdi Live at The Red Room

December 11, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$12 – $15

Keznamdi was born in Kingston, Jamaica. His parents performed in the reggae band Chakula, which released 10 albums and toured extensively. He taps into a feel-good musical vibration of up-and-coming reggae. He recently released the EP Skyline Levels Vol. 1, which debuted at no. 3 on the iTunes reggae album charts. TIX: bit.ly/2A7tm6U $12 in advance / $15 general admission (standing room only)

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Ryan Kinder

December 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$12 – $15

Born in Knoxville, Ryan Kinder was raised in Birmingham, Alabama, a sort of crossroads of the South that connects Nashville’s country and Muscle Shoals’ swamp-rock with Mississippi’s blues, Atlanta’s R&B and New Orleans’gospel-inflected gumbo. He put his first band together in high school and continued practicing that passion while attending the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. After two years of travelling back and forth between Alabama and Music City to chase his dream, he finally quit school and moved to…

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January 2018

Jean-Michel Blais | Live at The Red Room

January 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$15

Jean-Michel Blais is a 33-year-old pianist from Montreal, Canada. His enchanting instrumental compositions pair the melodic pop sensibilities of Amélie-era Yann Tiersen and Chilly Gonzales with the breathtaking technical skill of classical minimalists such as Philip Glass and Erik Satie. His debut album of original compositions, il, was released in April 2016 by Arts & Crafts. The album received a fair amount of critical acclaim and was one of TIME Magazine's Top 10 Albums of 2016. Blais grew up in…

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Megan Davies / Keelan Donovan

January 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$15 – $18

Megan Davies, originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is an alt/pop singer-songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee. During the summer of 2013, Davies began uploading acoustic covers and mashups to YouTube—collaborating with her sister Jaclyn and other artist friends in Nashville. Since then, her creative stylings have garnered her more than 163 million views and 1.1 million subscribers. Although Davies enjoys producing covers and mashups, her passion lies in writing and performing original music. Her unique sound has been influenced by a combination…

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Caroline Jones

January 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10 – $12

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Caroline Jones co-produced her album, Bare Feet (March 30/ Mailboat Records), with Grammy and Academy Award-winning producer Ric Wake (Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Trisha Yearwood). Upon release, Bare Feet rose to #20 on the Country Albums Chart and #15 on iTunes Country Albums Chart. The album features “Tough Guys,” which spent six weeks at #1 on CMT.com’s 12 Pack Countdown.  Rolling Stone named her one of the “10 Country Artists You Need to Know” “an…

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The Nude Party

January 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$12 – $14

The Nude Party congealed as one unit in the southern mountain town of Boone, NC in 2013 and gained their namesake very literally. Bonded by isolation, house party debauchery, a religion based on pushing the limits of bad taste, and a precocious predisposition towards the Kinks, the Animals and the Velvets, they have burgeoned into a rock and roll act to be reckoned with. As the hysteria at their local shows steadily increases, so does their reputation with local law…

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WOLF! feat. Scott Metzger

January 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$15

Taking their cues from a soul, blues, boogaloo, country and rock background, XXX Wolf! XXX seamlessly merge styles to create a party where everyone's welcome...one that you don't want to miss! This Brooklyn-based trio continue to find new and exciting ways to evolve and push what's possible with the classic guitar, bass, and drums formula while maintaining a fundamental groove that's both irresistible and undeniable. Wolf! strives to make great music, and life is too short to listen to bad…

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February 2018

Viniloversus Live at The Red Room

February 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10

Viniloversus is a Latin Grammy–winning rock band based in Miami, Florida. Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, the band recently released its first English album, Days of Exile, a follow-up to its first three albums, all critically acclaimed. The album is available on vinyl as well as all digital platforms. Viniloversus is touring in the United States, where it recently participated in important music festivals and conferences such as III Points Music Festival in Miami and the Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York…

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Robert Stevenson (of A Silent Film) / I Am Strikes

February 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$15 – $18

For 12 years, Robert Stevenson was the front man, producer, and primary songwriter of British rock band A Silent Film. Stevenson will play the band’s hits and other fan favorites in stripped-down, acoustic arrangements. The band broke into the consciousness of alternative rock fans with its 2010 debut album, The City That Sleeps, and its single “You Will Leave a Mark,” which held the record for most weeks at no. 1 on SiriusXM’s Alt-18 countdown. The band followed up with Sand & Snow in…

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March 2018

Bob Lanzetti / Dynamo

March 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$12 – $15

Bob Lanzetti is a Brooklyn, New York–based professional guitarist, composer, producer, and educator. He has performed and recorded with many artists throughout the New York City area and has played in more than 40 countries with the three-time Grammy Award–winning jazz/funk collective Snarky Puppy. Growing up on the New Jersey shore, Lanzetti had the fortune of studying music with New York City-area based guitar greats Chris Buono, David “Fuze” Fiuczynski, and Vic Juris. In 2000, Lanzetti moved to Denton, Texas, to further his education at…

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WBGO The Checkout Presents: Daniel Rotem

March 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10

Tenor saxophonist Daniel Rotem is one of the latest in a line of incisive, soulful jazz musicians from Israel. Rotem completed his Berklee studies in 2015, and was immediately selected for the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, sometimes referred to as “the Apollo Space Program for jazz musicians.” He now brings his polished and dynamic quintet, featuring five-string violinist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, pianist Miro Sprague, bassist Jared Henderson, and drummer Roberto Giaquinto, back to his alma mater to perform. Admission:…

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Ingrid Andress

March 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10 – $12

Gifted with a head-turning voice, effortless beauty and a drive for unflinching authenticity, Ingrid Elizabeth is a country singer-songwriter who splits time between Nashville and Los Angeles. With the release of her debut single, “The Stranger,” the Colorado native follows in the footsteps of country’s boldest truth tellers. Raised on the road, Andress and her family moved frequently from town to town as they followed her father’s career as a strength and conditioning coach in Major League Baseball, which gave…

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The Last Bandoleros

March 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10 – $12

The Last Bandoleros are a four-piece outfit that blends Tex-Mex, country, and rock ’n’ roll. Their story began in San Antonio, Texas, with guitarist/producer Jerry Fuentes, who, during a musical pilgrimage to Manhattan, happened to meet singer-songwriter/producer and New York native Derek James. Fuentes and James soon began collaborating in Brooklyn. However, Fuentes was drawn to his native Texas to record in the same San Antonio studio where a couple of talented brothers also were emerging. Diego and Emilio Navaira, sons…

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In Tall Buildings / Photocomfort

March 30, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10

In Tall Buildings is on tour this spring in support of their new record, Akinetic. Opening is Photocomfort. Akinetic available March 2nd on Western Vinyl LP and CD - http://westernvinyl.com/shop/wv168 iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/aki... Akinetic, the new album from In Tall Buildings, a one-man, polymathic project of Chicago, Illinois, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Erik Hall, sees its creator plunge headlong into allegories of communication, loss, impulse, vice, and mass-denialism. With the addition of producer and engineer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron &…

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Dan Russell / Boketto the Wolf

March 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$15

Dan Russell: the artist manager and advocate, concert promoter, producer, creative collaborator, video and film music supervisor; has helped launch a thousand ships (well, maybe just a few hundred!) throughout his lengthy resume. As the critical aide-de-camp to dozens of aspiring artists and proven superheroes, it seems he’s always been in demand through a voluminous 35-year professional career...Russell’s reputation in music circles is one of a man willing to stand unwavering in the gap. That commitment led to decades of…

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April 2018

L.A. Salami

April 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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L.A. Salami (Lookman Adekunle Salami) is a singer-songwriter from London, England, known for crafting magnetic blues/rock songs with a postmodern twist. Salami was fostered when he was two months old, growing up between his birth mother in South London and his foster family in Broadstairs, on the English coast. Most of his teens and early 20s were spent on the move, rarely settling in one place for more than few months. This lifestyle provided him with a unique insight about…

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Caitlyn Smith

April 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$15 – $20

With her new album, Starfire, Caitlyn Smith has created a true portrait of an artist as a young woman, full of insightful observations, personal revelation, and commitment to craft. "Each song is a little snapshot of something I picked up along the way," says Smith. Powerful and nuanced, the record marks the arrival of a true musical force. Though she began her career as a performer, in recent years Smith has become one of Nashville's most celebrated songwriters, with her…

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Matthew Stevens

April 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Guitarist and composer Matthew Stevens has released his second album as a bandleader, ‘Preverbal,’ March 24th on Ropeadope and in Canada on Crystal Math Music Group (Metric, Grimes). ‘Preverbal’ is a visceral statement, a kinetic exploration of harmony and rhythm driven by Stevens’ masterful playing and singular melding of elements of experimental, jazz and rock. The album blooms and disintegrates over 8 original songs that are immersive and muscular, dark and joyous. ‘Preverbal’ was recorded with Stevens’ core band of…

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Dead Horses Live at The Red Room

April 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$12

At fifteen, Dead Horses frontwoman Sarah Vos’ world turned upside down. Raised in a strict, fundamentalist home, Vos lost everything when she and her family were expelled from the rural Wisconsin church where her father had long served as pastor. What happened next is the story of Dead Horses’ stunning new album, ‘My Mother the Moon,” a record full of trauma and triumph, despair and hope, pain and resilience. Blending elements of traditional roots with contemporary indie folk, the album…

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Mountain Heart

April 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$18 – $20

Mountain Heart has fearlessly revolutionized how acoustic music can be presented and played. The band's name has been synonymous with cutting-edge excellence in acoustic music circles since its inception, and is widely known in the music industry for redefining acoustic music boundaries. Mountain Heart and its members have been nominated for Grammys, ACM awards, and CMA awards. The band also has won multiple IBMAs. Having played at the Grand Ole Opry more than 130 times, Mountain Heart has shared the stage…

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Women In Music

April 18, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$5 – $10

An evening of facilitated music industry networking and live music from the fabulous Melissa Ferrick, Ali McGuirk, and Nicole Timm. About Women in Music Boston: Established in 1985, Women in Music is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that seeks to educate, empower and recognize women in the music industry. WIM currently operates over 22 chapters with over 100 volunteers around the world. Visit womeninmusic.org for more information and connect on Facebook & Instagram. About Berklee Women in Action: Berklee Women In…

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Lauren Ruth Ward

April 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10

At 22 years old, Lauren Ruth Ward had a career in hairstyling that was going quite well. She was ambitious, successful, and doing work she loved, yet something was missing. “I saw the music then, but I was behind a chair six days a week,” says Ward about coming to terms with pursuing another career. In 2015, Ward packed up her life and took a road trip to her new home: Los Angeles. After a challenging, perfectionistic pursuit, Ward formed…

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Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin

April 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$25

“Awase,” a martial arts term that means moving together in the sense of matching energies, is a fitting metaphor for the dynamic precision, tessellated grooves, and balletic minimalism of Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin. Six years have passed since the last release from the Swiss group. In the interim, trimmed from quintet to quartet and with new bassist Thomy Jordi fully integrated, Ronin has become a subtly different band. Bärtsch speaks of a newfound freedom and flexibility in the approach to the…

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John Craigie

April 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$15 – $18

Renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows, and off-the-cuff clever observations, John Craigie carries on the legacy of classic singer-songwriters while blazing a trail of his own. Recently, that trail twisted and turned into new territory for the Portland, Oregon–based performer, whom the Seattle, Washington, newspaper, The Stranger, appropriately dubbed, “the lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg.” His music speaks loudly to both audiences and fellow artists. Todd Snider notably hand-delivered Craigie a gift on stage, and…

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Clay Cook

April 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$15 – $18

Clay Cook has made his living through many avenues in the music industry. An accomplished songwriter & multi-instrumentalist, he has recorded & toured with John Mayer, Sugarland, The Marshall Tucker Band, & Shawn Mullins. In 2009, he became a member of the multi-platinum GRAMMY award-winning Zac Brown Band but he still finds time to tour his brand of acoustic singer-songwriter music. His new album, “Unobstructed View,” was released late last year.

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May 2018

The Rare Occasions/RVRCT

May 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$12 – $15

The Rare Occasions are a four-piece indie rock band based in Los Angeles, California. The band first turned heads in its native Providence, Rhode Island, when it won the WBRU Rock Hunt, headlined the Summer Concert Series at Waterplace Park, and performed in front of packed audiences at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel and the Met. Meanwhile, they tore through the Boston, Massachusetts, club circuit, building a dedicated following. The Rare Occasions went on to perform for festival audiences at SXSW and CMJ, as…

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Sam Tsui

May 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$15 – $18

As one of the first independent musicians to harness YouTube and social media, Sam Tsui has created and grown a combined social following of more than 5 million loyal fans who call themselves the #Samily. His videos, which include covers, medleys, and mashups, have amassed more than 500 million views on YouTube. Each new release, including his latest singles "Cameo" and "Impatience," adds to his expanding worldwide fanbase. Tsui and production partner Kurt Schneider began by uploading videos in their dorm…

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Front Country/Avi Jacob

May 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$12 – $15

An acoustic band born in the land of tech innovation, Front Country was unlikely to be accepted as an authentic American roots band out of the gate. Cutting their teeth in progressive bluegrass jams in the Mission District in San Francisco, California, and rehearsing across the bay in Oakland, the band fashioned its own take on roots music and indie folk. In a wood-paneled country dive bar in the shadow of the San Francisco skyline, Front Country forged a sound hell bent…

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June 2018

Scott Helman

June 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10 – $12

Finding his musical influences in album-focused artists like Arcade Fire, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, The Cure, Bon Iver and Paul Simon, Canadian singer-songwriter Scott Helman returns May 12, 2017 with his debut full-length album, Hôtel de Ville. Recorded in Toronto at Revolution Recording and produced by Tawgs Salter (Lights, Walk Off The earth, USS), the album's first single is the irresistible pop alternative track "Kinda Complicated" which applies breezy, catchy songwriting and winking-lyricism to either a failed relationship or his…

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Childish Japes / Killer Cortez

June 5, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10 – $12

Childish Japes is equal parts collective, band, and art project—committed to fearless musical exploration and a blurring of genre lines. With no fixed front person, it constantly features a slew of killer singers, rappers, and instrumentalists (or just playing as a trio). At this show, the band will play its entire new album, Salamandra, which features Berklee College of Music alumnus and emotive powerhouse Dave Vives on vocals. Killer Cortez is a Boston, Massachusetts–based progressive rock band. As a two-piece…

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David Keenan

June 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10 – $12

David Keenan is an Irish songwriter, a young Artist who uses his lyrics to paint pictures with words on canvases of silence, curating a body of work which is steeped in the poetic tradition of old but delivered in such a way that is entirely his own. Creating an inner world through narrative songwriting while leaving the door slightly ajar for us to enter and act out scenes. His live shows have been described as visceral, spiritual and communal events…

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Elise LeGrow

June 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10 – $12

Elise LeGrow is a Canadian powerhouse vocalist who melds fiery passion and sophistication with just a hint of sandpaper grit. With a thunderous rasp, spellbinding style, and elegant, dynamic mystique, LeGrow has wowed everyone from Questlove to R&B legend Betty Wright. “Elise possesses a flair for crafting a timeless song into her own,” says Wright. “She’s got a voice filled with emotion, strength, and credibility.” LeGrow’s debut album, Playing Chess, draws from the catalog of Chicago’s iconic Chess Records, home to pioneers…

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Ciaran Lavery

June 23, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$12 – $15

Ciaran Lavery is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Aghagallon, a small village in northern Ireland, with a knack for poetic, heart-stopping lyrics. Lavery earned the Northern Ireland Music Prize for his 2016 album Let Bad In and has accumulated more than 80 million streams on Spotify during his five-year solo career. He recorded his new album, Sweet Decay, at Camden Studios in Dublin. The songs are full of questions, but don’t often offer answers. You can hear a man struggling with personal growth on this record. “I acknowledge the…

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July 2018

Mo Lowda & Friends Unplugged

July 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$12.50 – $18

Known for its progressive songwriting and energetic live performances, Mo Lowda & Friendsstarted in the beer-soaked basements of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After the release of its first full length album in 2013, the trio, consisting of Jordan Caiola, Shane Woods, and Nate Matulis, began playing venues throughout the city. After experiencing the high of multiple sold-out hometown shows, Mo Lowda took its act on the road and began consistently touring the country. Its 2016 sophomore release, Act Accordingly, was a short and…

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The Dales

July 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10 – $12

The Dales is a five-piece Americana roots-rock band, carried by three part harmonies as well as a deep appreciation for classic songwriting and early country music. The band came together in early 2016 when multi-platinum songwriter Drew Lawrence (Christina Perri - "Jar of Hearts") teamed up with four of his closest friends to begin performing the songs that would become their debut album, Marie. A video of their song "Still the Love" caught the ears of Grammy-nominated producer Jerry Streeter (the Lumineers, Brandi Carlile).…

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The Fever Tour Presents: Ar’mon & Trey w/ Special Guests

July 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$15 – $100

Born and raised on the East Side of Detroit, Michigan, the sibling duo Ar’mon and Trey emerges with a focused, fresh, and fiery take on R&B, imbuing simmering soul with 21st-century style. Born only a year apart, brothers Armon Warren and Trey Traylor can recall singing together by the ages of 5 and 4, respectively. By their early teens, they had started leading the choir at church in between performing in musicals and plays at school. Simultaneously, Warren indulged a…

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August 2018

House of Waters

August 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$5 – $18

In today’s world, there are no musical boundaries,” says Max ZT of House of Waters, a trio that makes those words come alive as they incorporate elements of West-African, jazz, psychedelic, indie rock, classical and world music into their astonishingly unique sound.Five years after their groundbreaking Revolution, House of Waters now returns with its eponymous follow-up. Featuring Max ZT on hammered dulcimer, Moto Fukushima on six-string bass, and newly added percussionist Argentinian-born Ignacio Rivas-Bixio rounds out the touring trio. The…

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September 2018

The Mattson 2 / Astronauts, etc.

September 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$15 – $18

The Mattson 2, a duo composed of identical twins, has reinterpreted John Coltrane’s classic album A Love Supreme into a 21st century context. Coltrane’s 1965 magnum opus is one of the most revered and influential recordings in the history of jazz, widely regarded as the iconic saxophonist’s masterpiece. It might seem audacious to undertake a new interpretation of such a foundational album, but twin brothers Jared and Jonathan Mattson are nothing if not sonic risk-takers. In addition to playing it…

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Prateek Kuhad

September 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$15 – $17

Prateek Kuhad has garnered a slew of international accolades and honors since the 2015 release of his debut LP, In Tokens and Charms, an album which cemented his status as a breakout star not just in his native India, but around the world. Kuhad earned an MTV Europe Music Award, took home indie album of the year honors from iTunes, and was crowned best pop artist at the Radio City Freedom Awards. He also captured first place in the prestigious International Songwriting Competition,…

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Matt Holubowski / Sola Vera

September 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10 – $12

Born  of  a  Polish  father  and  a  Quebecer  mother,  Matt  Holubowski  grew  up  in  a  bilingual  household  in  Hudson,  QC  and  has  always  lived  at  the  crossroads  of  the  French  and  English  languages.  This  notion  of  isolation  of  two  cultures  within  a  single  territory  fascinates  this  globe-trotter;  lover  of  his  planet  and  its  infinite  cultures.  With  this  second  album,  Solitudes,  the  self-taught  musician,  poet  and  composer  offers  eleven  titles  that  in  many  ways  evoke  isolation,  estrangement,  and  exile,  but  also …

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Van William

September 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$13 – $15

Van William's bleeding heart may be eternally affixed to his sleeve, but very few songwriters can make the therapeutics sound so fun. Known for the meticulous alt-pop song craft of his former acclaimed indie outfits, Port O'Brien and WATERS, on The Revolution EP, his first solo effort due fall 2017, Van William (nee Pierszalowski) offers an auspicious glimpse into a promising future. Always the creative force that fueled his musical endeavors, William's newfound independence allowed room to roam in fresh…

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Juke Ross

September 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$12 – $15

A singer/songwriter with a dusky warm voice and an infectious spirit of affirmation, Juke Ross hails from the small country of Guyana on South America's northern coast. The youngest child of 14 siblings, Ross initially sought to follow his mother, a nurse, into a career in medicine before the desire to become songwriter took hold. Picking up the guitar during his med school days, Ross began writing heartfelt, thoughtful folk-pop songs, one of which, the breezy "Colour Me" quietly began…

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Bill Laurance (of Snarky Puppy) [7pm and 9pm]

September 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$15 – $18

-- Two sets: 7pm and 9pm -- Bill Laurance is a three-time Grammy Award–winning pianist, composer, and performer. He has worked professionally for 22 years, performing all over the world. He is an original member of the internationally acclaimed Snarky Puppy. His four albums—Flint (2014), Swift (2015), Aftersun (2016), and Live at Union Chapel (2016)—reached the top of the UK and U.S. iTunes jazz charts. He is currently developing his fifth album, a solo record exploring a fusion of acoustic…

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The Checkout Live at Berklee Presents: Sarah McKenzie

September 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$5 – $10

Famed New York area radio station WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM/WBGO.org, and Berklee present The Checkout – Live at Berklee. The series brings critically acclaimed, New York-based Berklee alumni back to their alma mater for concerts in the Red Room @ Cafe 939. The shows are webcast live worldwide in high definition video and available for on-demand listening at Checkoutjazz.org. They are broadcast in New York over WBGO-FM on a delayed basis, as a special edition of The Checkout, the acclaimed…

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Your Smith (fka Caroline Smith)

September 30, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$15 – $17

Your Smith, a.k.a. Caroline Smith, relocated from her native Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Los Angeles, California, after signing with Pulse Recording. Inspired by the history of Laurel Canyon and moving through a city that’s been immortalized in music throughout the ages, Smith concocted her own sound, bringing together the funk/R&B “Minneapolis sound” of her roots and the classic songwriting of her L.A. folk heroes. Your Smith is wrapping up her debut EP, produced by Tommy English (BØRNS), Stint (Gallant, AlunaGeorge, and…

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October 2018

Donovan Woods and the Opposition

October 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$12 – $15

Donovan Woods’s new album is a study in contrasts, as one would expect from its name: Both Ways. On Both Ways, Woods shows the rare ability to distill complicated situations and emotions into songs that are intriguing and relatable. Perhaps the collection’s most beautiful song is “I Ain’t Ever Loved No One,” a duet with Rose Cousins. As Both Ways progresses, radio-friendly songs such as “I Live a Little Lie” and “Easy Street” employ a full-band sound to flesh out…

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Kyle Nasser Sextet featuring Roman Filiu and Allan Mednard

October 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10 – $12

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 (Blue Note, Smalls, Iridium, 55 Bar, and Cornelia St. Cafe), released a critically acclaimed solo album (Restive Soul), and toured in the U.S. and South…

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Jennifer Hartswick and Nick Cassarino Duo

October 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$15

Trumpeter and vocalist Jennifer Hartswick is one of the most exciting performers in music today. She exudes confidence and joy, bringing her refreshing spirit to the stage every time she performs. Her music is honest, soulful, and comes with a maturity far beyond her years. Hartswick is an original member of the Trey Anastasio Band and has recorded/shared the stage with Herbie Hancock, Tom Petty, Carlos Santana, the Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews, and countless others. Whether wailing on the trumpet…

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Gabriel Garzón – Montano

October 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$17 – $20

On his debut LP, Jardín, Gabriel Garzón-Montano sings of the struggles and uncertainties of the multilayered game that is America today, from the specific doubt and double consciousness of the first-generation hustle, to the universal challenges of love, legacy, and exploring the maze of one’s mind. A child of immigrant parents, the Brooklyn-born Garzón-Montano has an aesthetic that is an extension of his French-Colombian heritage. Jardín followed three intense years of touring, writing, and recording. Soon after the 2014 release…

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Mark de Clive-Lowe

October 17, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10

Famed New York area radio station WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM/WBGO.org, and Berklee present The Checkout – Live at Berklee. The series brings critically acclaimed, New York-based Berklee alumni back to their alma mater for concerts in the Red Room @ Cafe 939. The shows are webcast live worldwide in high definition video and available for on-demand listening at Checkoutjazz.org.  They are broadcast in New York over WBGO-FM on a delayed basis, as a special edition of The Checkout, the acclaimed…

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Gina Chavez

October 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10 – $15

A multi-ethnic Latin pop songstress, Gina Chavez is a nine-time Austin Music Award winner fresh off a 14-country tour as an ambassador with the U.S. State Department. Her bilingual album, Up.Rooted, topped both the Amazon and Latin iTunes charts following a feature on NPR's All Things Considered and her Tiny Desk has more than 600,000 views. Chavez’s passionate collection of bilingual songs take audiences on a journey through the Americas, blending the sounds and rhythms of the region with tension…

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Tomberlin

October 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$12 – $14

On her deeply moving debut album At Weddings, Sarah Beth Tomberlin writes with the clarity and wisdom of an artist well beyond her years. Like Julien Baker and Sufjan Stevens, she has a knack for transforming the personal into parable. Like Grouper, she has a feel for the transcendent within the ordinary. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, and now based in Louisville, Kentucky, Tomberlin wrote most of At Weddings while living with her family in southern Illinois during her late teens…

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The Wind + The Wave / Shawn James / Swells

October 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$15

Another year another record. Patty Lynn and Dwight Baker will be releasing their 3rd full length and 5th album in their five year existence this fall. Human Beings Let You Down was a record made in hotels and backstage dressing rooms across the US as the duo toured on their last release on Island Records, Happiness Is Not A Place. Produced and mixed again by Dwight A. Baker, Human Beings harkens back towards their original record on RCA, From The…

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Blanco White / Malena Zavala

October 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10

Blanco White started as the solo project of Londoner Josh Edwards in 2014. After studying guitar in Ca?diz (Spain), and later the Andean instrument the charango in Sucre (Bolivia), Edwards’ aim was to begin bringing together elements of Andalusian and Latin American music alongside influences closer to home. In early 2016 Blanco White released 'The Wind Rose' via Yucatan Records, a self-produced debut EP. A second EP 'Colder Heavens' was later recorded in the Autumn, this time with producer Ian…

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Clark Beckham

October 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10 – $12

Clark's killer vocals and profound music abilities as a multi-instrumentalist has led him on a journey from busking on the streets to performing on national television in front of millions of viewers. On American Idol, Clark's soulful, bluesy voice outsold every other contestant combined on iTunes and placed him as THE fan favorite and runner-up of the 2015 season. Clark's live performances also dominated the top 10 most viewed videos on American Idol's Youtube channel. Since Idol, Clark has performed…

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November 2018

Bailen / Cypress

November 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10 – $12

When they’re not touring with jazz virtuoso Raul Midón, or starring on London’s West End in the hit show Close to You; Bacharach Reimagined, 25-year-old twins Daniel (Bass) and David Bailen (Drums) are playing and singing in three part harmony with their 19-year-old sister Julia (Guitar), in their band BAILEN. Childhood friend Pierre Piscitelli (Keyboards) is the fourth member of BAILEN, and the only “non” Bailen, but the band says they are working on that. BAILEN has collaborated with artists…

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Cub Sport // Ed Balloon

November 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10 – $12

2018 has seen Cub Sport undergo a transformation from local indie band to global pop powerhouse. While it has been an astronomical year of musical wins for the band - including the entirely independent release of their sophomore album BATS and sold out shows around the world - the most striking part of their rise has been the way they’ve used their platform to share a message of love, encouraging and inspiring people all around the world to live their…

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Tor Miller / Neia Jane

November 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$13 – $15

After dropping out of college two years in to chase his musical dreams, Tor Miller found himself living them in real time. In early 2014, the Brooklyn native signed to independent label Glassnote Records, putting his professional career on track at age 20. Miller’s debut EP, Headlights, was soon followed by his first full-length record, American English, in September 2016, putting him on an international tour that included stops at SXSW, Lollapalooza, and multiple visits to Europe. When Miller returned from his first international…

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Brandon “Taz” Niederauer

November 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$15

Fifteen-year-old Brandon Niederauer is nicknamed “Taz” for his ferocious guitar playing. Having performed at some of the most legendary venues in America with many of the most prominent musicians of our time, the young guitarist and singer-songwriter already has earned quite a reputation. It started at age 8, when Niederauer watched the movie School of Rock. Already inspired by his father’s record collection, he instantly realized he was destined to play guitar. From then on, his guitar rarely left his…

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Will Evans & Rising Tide (from Barefoot Truth)

November 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$7 – $18

Will Evans has spent the past decade as the front man for the roots/rock outfit Barefoot Truth. He recorded four full-length albums and several EPs of his original music with the band. Barefoot Truth’s release, Carry Us On, debuted at no. 10 on the iTunes Rock Chart, and the band has surpassed 20 million plays on Spotify. With the band playing limited shows each year, Evans has opened a new chapter in his musical journey with Will Evans & Rising Tide. The…

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Jean-Michel Blais

November 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$15 – $18

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 of open exploration, Blais comes closer to the improvisational source of his writing, painting impressionistic stories within the fluid, indefinite outlines of dreams. Dans ma…

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December 2018

The Brook & The Bluff

December 4, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10 – $12

Established in Birmingham, AL, The Brook & The Bluff is a four-man band that consists of frontman Joseph Settine, drummer John Canada, guitarist Alec Bolton and bassist Fred Lankford. The guys have quickly become recognized for their evocative blend of instrumental talent and vocal harmony. These elements are readily apparent in the band's debut track, “Masks.” Having initially gained momentum via Spotify, the song has helped spur the band forward in their musical pursuits. The group's first year as a…

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January 2019

Crossroads Presents: Mia Gladstone

January 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$13 – $15

Mia Gladstone is a singer/songwriter and producer from South Orange, New Jersey. Her vibrant music communicates a fresh, eclectic and modern sound while also paying homage to fundamental artists in the urban contemporary and hip-hop genres. With strong energy yet a laid-back vibe, Mia's soul-searching music resonates with a counter-culture of both new and old, a wave bringing both nostalgia and presence of mind. Tickets: bit.ly/2RH9D6B FB Event: bit.ly/2rmo6sO

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March 2019

Lily & Madeleine / Brother Bird

March 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$15

Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz create candid music with deep emotional and personal resonance. The sisters, who record under the moniker Lily & Madeleine, boldly explore what it means to be women in the 21st century, and aren't afraid to use their music to call out injustices or double standards. This fearless approach has permeated their three albums, which are full of insightful lyrics and thoughtful indie-pop. But with their fourth studio album, Canterbury Girls—named after Canterbury Park, located in their…

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May 2019

Mattiel

May 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10.00 – $12.00

During office hours, Mattiel Brown works as a designer and illustrator at MailChimp, a position she’s enjoyed for four years. After office hours, Brown swaps the design studio for the stage. When she gets on stage, this soft-spoken, chilled-out design nerd turns into a rock ’n’ roll belter, performing bold, vintage soul as Mattiel (pronounced “maa-TEEL”). Brown grew up as an only child on a five-acre farm in rural Brooks, Georgia. As an adolescent, she delighted in the ’60s folk…

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Kay Hanley

May 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$18 – $22

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Kay Hanley grew up diagonally across the street from Donnie and Mark Wahlberg. She was a member of Letters to Cleo from 1990 to 2000 (the length of the band’s existence, with the exception of its 2008–2009 reunion tour). The band name was conceived by Hanley, in reference to a pen pal from her youth. In 1997, she began working on other projects, beginning with the role of Mary Magdalene in the Boston Rock Opera's performance…

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Shortly / Small Talks

May 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10 – $12

Shortly is a solo musical project from Alexandria Maniak, a native of Detroit, Michigan. Her haunting debut single, “Matthew,” produced by Mat Kerekes, is threaded by vulnerability and consequence, enlightened by circumstance, and curated by honest and earnest reflection. Maniak has shared stages with artists such as Mitski, Title Fight, Jeff Rosenstock, Tiny Moving Parts, and Half Waif, among others. Small Talks is a pop band created to give a voice to the intangible experiences and emotions that come with…

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June 2019

Crossroads Presents: The Stolen / Weathers / Teenender

June 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$12

Before honing their songwriting skills to craft inviting pop hooks and kinetic guitar melodies, the Stolen began as a group of friends exploring their love of music by learning and performing AC/DC songs together. Almost 10 years later, after playing countless shows locally, the band released Adults in 2013, which it recorded with producer/engineer Jesse Cannon (Animal Collective, the Misfits). In 2015, the Stolen reached a turning point with the release of its single “Chardonnay,” recorded with producer Paul Levitt (All Time Low, Have…

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Crossroads Presents: Rooney

June 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$20

Los Angeles based indie alternative group, ROONEY, have been playing together since 1999 and led by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Robert Schwartzman. Rooney was initially signed to Geffen/Interscope by record producer and label icon Jimmy Iovine. They released multiple albums and singles that reached platinum sales. After returning from a hiatus in 2016, the band made the decision to go fully independent, releasing new music under Schwartzman’s label, Beachwood Park Music. Rooney continues to stay true to their sound and…

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Luluc

June 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$12 – $14

Although Luluc’s music is at times masterful in its minimalism, it is anything but quiet in its impact. Sonically, the band has broadened its tonal palette on its third album, Sculptor. This record follows a successful collaboration on Passerby, which was coproduced by Aaron Dessner of the National. Steve Hassett, a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and producer, mastered a wider spectrum of instruments to fully realize the album’s expansive and daring vision. Hassett and vocalist Zoe Randell handle nearly all of the writing, recording, and…

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Crossroads Presents : Sinkane / Bassel & The Supernaturals

June 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$16 – $18

Sinkane is an artist with a real stake in our current cultural and political climate. Born in London to Sudanese parents, raised in Ohio, and now calling New York City home, the former skate punk turned afro funk whiz Ahmed Gallab refines his sound and message to peak form on his seventh studio album, Dépaysé, set for release on May 31st, 2019 via City Slang. Dépaysé--French for “to be removed from one’s habitual surroundings” --is today introduced with a video…

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Spencer Krug

June 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$15 – $17

After 15 years of writing and performing with projects such as Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, Moonface, Swan Lake, and Frog Eyes, Spencer Krug has finally decided to release and tour the music that he makes under his own name. Although he still writes and sings for the recently reactivated Wolf Parade, there remains in him a need to express something less rock-oriented, something more quiet, strange, and introverted. Returning to the piano, his first and favorite instrument, Krug has ventured…

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Silver Sphere w/ Special Guest

June 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10 – $12

Chicago based 19 year old artist, who says she loves pop music and breaking her own heart. Tickets: bit.ly/SilverSphereTix FB Event: bit.ly/SilverSphereFBEvent

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July 2019

A.A. Bondy

July 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$16 – $18

Nobody remembers if Gladys Broussard won the bingo game by going across or down. She might have even won by going diagonal, which has always been kind of like cheating to me. Anyhow, they had to give her the prize: two 33 and 1/3 long playing albums. The first was a Kiss record. They looked awful, very dangerous. The other album was the Village People's Cruising. It had a few men on the cover, relaxing on their toys. One had…

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Molly Tuttle

July 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$18 – $20

A virtuosic, award-winning guitarist with a gift for insightful songwriting, Molly Tuttle evolves her signature sound with boundary-breaking songs on her compelling debut album, When You’re Ready. Already crowned Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2018 Americana Music Awards on the strength of her EP, Tuttle has broken boundaries and earned the respect of her peers, winning fans for her flatpicking guitar technique and confessional songwriting. Graced with a clear, true voice and a keen melodic sense, the 25-year-old seems…

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Fujiya & Miyagi

July 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$15 – $18

Fujiya & Miyagi, based in Brighton, England, have been making expansive, experimental, and multifaceted electronic-driven music for 20 years. The band’s latest album, Flashback, expected to be released in May 2019, finds the group reconnecting with the potent music of its youth and linking it with well-learned musical chops. Fujiya & Miyagi’s album Electro Karaoke in the Negative Style(2002) created the first glimpse of what became their distinctive sound of electronics and hushed vocals. It wasn’t until 2006, with the…

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November 2019

Friendship at The Red Room

November 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston st.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10 – $12

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.

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