The Red Room at Cafe 939


Jun
2 Sat

Scott Helman

Boston, MA
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $10.00
DAY OF: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: June 2, 2018 12:00 AM to June 2, 2018 8:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 7, 2018 10:00 AM to June 1, 2018 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Scott Helman is a Canadian singer-songwriter who is influenced by artists such as Arcade Fire, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, the Cure, Bon Iver, and Paul Simon. His debut full-length album, Hôtel de Ville, was recorded in Toronto at Revolution Recording and was produced by Tawgs Salter (Lights, Walk Off the Earth, USS). The album's first single is the irresistible alternative pop track "Kinda Complicated," which applies breezy, catchy songwriting and clever lyricism to either a failed relationship or his own daily struggle with ADHD. "The more that I write music, the more that I feel that I'm curing myself," Scott explains. "How am I gonna be a better person and how am I gonna be a better lover?  I have to figure out all those things that are knocking around in my head."


In 2014, Scott Helman released the song "Bungalow" as the first single from his debut EP Augusta.  The track was certified platinum and led to tours across Canada where he played with the likes of Tegan and Sara, Shawn Mendes, and Matthew Good.  Opening for Walk Off the Earth on extensive tours of the U.S. and Europe, Helman stood alone on stage and, night after night, won over skeptical audiences and began building an international fan base.  In January 2016, he topped the Teen Vogue list of voices to look out for that year over the likes of Melanie Martinez and Elle King.  By the time Helman went back into the studio to begin work on Hôtel de Ville, he had been nominated for multiple MuchMusicVideo Awards in 2015 and Juno Awards in 2016, performing to massive national TV audiences on both award shows.  Helman rang in 2017 with a raucous tribute to Leonard Cohen, performing "Bird On A Wire" in Cohen's hometown of Montreal in front of 50,000 people, along with countless others who watched the live broadcast on CBC TV.


Jun
5 Tue

Childish Japes / Killer Cortez

Boston, MA
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
STUDENT: $5.00
ADVANCED: $10.00
DAY OF: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
STUDENT Public Onsale: May 3, 2018 10:00 AM to June 5, 2018 8:30 PM
DAY OF Public Onsale: June 5, 2018 12:00 AM to June 5, 2018 8:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: May 3, 2018 10:00 AM to June 4, 2018 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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, they are constantly featuring a slew of killer singers, rappers, and instrumentalists (or just playing as a trio).  At this show, they will be playing their entire new album, Salamandra, which features Berklee alumnus and emotive powerhouse Dave Vives on vocals. 


Killer Cortez is a Boston-based progressive rock band. As a two-piece ensemble, the band upends convention with its cavernous sound and dynamic, multi-layered compositions. Their sound has been described as sonic storytelling with U2 textures, Radiohead rhythms, Pink Floyd psychedelia, and Muse levels of apocalyptic stadium rock. The band is currently working on a follow up to their debut album, to be released in late 2018.


$5.00 - $10.00
Jun
6 Wed

Sam Tsui

Boston, MA
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $15.00
DAY OF: $18.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: April 27, 2018 10:00 AM to June 5, 2018 11:59 PM
DAY OF Public Onsale: June 6, 2018 12:00 AM to June 6, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
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As one of the first independent musicians to harness YouTube and social media, Sam Tsui has created and grown a combined social following of over 5 million loyal fans who call themselves the #Samily. His videos, which include covers, medleys, and mashups, have amassed over 500 million views on YouTube to date. Each new release, including his latest singles "Cameo" and "Impatience", contributes to his ever-expanding worldwide fanbase. 


Tsui, along with his production partner Kurt Schneider, began by uploading videos in their dorm room at Yale University. Their first viral hit was their Michael Jackson Medley in 2010, which led them to produce their first original album, Make It Up, in 2013. Turning digital success into ticket sales, Tsui has toured both domestically and internationally, opening for artists such as Bon Jovi, Ariana Grande, and most recently DNCE.


Sam Tsui has been able to harness the ever-changing tools of the digital music age to independently create an internationally popular channel and brand. He has made appearances on TV shows such as the Ellen DeGeneres Show and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Tsui has served as a digital correspondent on American Idol and the Sing Off and has worked with top brands including KIA, Dell, Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Google, Marriott, and Disney.


Jun
14 Thu

David Keenan

Boston, MA
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $10.00
DAY OF: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: April 23, 2018 10:00 AM to June 13, 2018 11:59 PM
DAY OF Public Onsale: June 14, 2018 12:00 AM to June 14, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

David Keenan is an Irish songwriter with an expressive, narrative songwriting style. His live shows have been described as visceral, spiritual, and communal events. Having been asked to play alongside the likes of Mick Flannery, Hothouse Flowers, Damien Dempsey, and Glen Hansard, Keenan is quickly becoming one of Ireland's most talked about young artists.


Jun
20 Wed

Elise LeGrow

Boston, MA
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $10.00
DAY OF: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: May 4, 2018 10:00 AM to June 19, 2018 11:59 PM
DAY OF Public Onsale: June 20, 2018 12:00 AM to June 20, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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, Le Grow 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 voice filled with emotion, strength, and credibility.”


Elise LeGrow’s debut album, Playing Chess, draws from the catalog of Chicago's iconic Chess Records, home to pioneers like Muddy Waters, Etta James, Bo Diddley, and Chuck Berry. Rather than faithfully recreate such revered material, LeGrow's interpretations completely transport these classic tracks to a world where the past and present are inextricably intertwined.


Jun
21 Thu

The Rare Occasions / RVRCT

Boston, MA
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $12.00
DAY OF: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: June 21, 2018 12:00 AM to June 21, 2018 8:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: May 9, 2018 10:00 AM to June 20, 2018 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

The Rare Occasions is a four-piece indie rock band based out of Los Angeles, CA. The band first turned heads in their native Providence, RI, when they 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 club circuit, building a dedicated following.


The Rare Occasions went on to perform for festival audiences at SXSW and CMJ, as well as open for international touring acts including Guster, Dirty Heads, Lupe Fiasco, AJR, and Knox Hamilton. “Dysphoric” took home the coveted ‘Song of the Year’ award in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in 2014.  Currently, the band is expanding their West Coast presence and establishing themselves in Los Angeles. The band recently recorded a new record that shows the dramatic development of their expansive style, which will be released at the end of May. 


RVRCT (Rivercat) is a psychedlic/shoegaze band based out of Boston, MA. Their self-titled debut record was released in March 2017 and they are currently working on their follow-up album, Agave.


Jul
20 Fri

Mo Lowda & Friends Unplugged

Boston, MA
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $15.00
DAY OF: $18.00
TWO TICKET DEAL: $12.50

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED / TWO TICKET DEAL Public Onsale: May 3, 2018 10:00 AM to July 19, 2018 11:59 PM
DAY OF Public Onsale: July 20, 2018 12:00 AM to July 20, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Known for their progressive songwriting and energetic live performances, Mo Lowda & the Humble found thier start in the beer-soaked basements of Philadelphia. Following the release of their 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 their act on the road and began consistently touring the country.  Their 2016 sophomore release, Act Accordingly, was a short and sweet embodiment of the band's natural progression, refining their already formidable sound. Following that release, Jeff Lucci stepped in as the new bassist, bringing his unique songwriting and tasteful use of effects pedals into the mix.  On the heels of playing over 100 shows nationwide in 2017, Mo Lowda is set for a full US tour In 2018, in support of their new full-length album entitled Creatures.


$12.50 - $15.00
Jul
25 Wed

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

Boston, MA
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $15.00
GA TICKET WITH MEET & GREET: $50.00
GA TICKET WITH MEET & GREET + POST SHOW HANGOUT: $100.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / GA TICKET WITH MEET & GREET / GA TICKET WITH MEET & GREET + POST SHOW HANGOUT Public Onsale: May 11, 2018 10:00 AM to July 25, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

*Please note - parents/guardians may purchase a GA ticket and accompany their child in the Meet & Greet or Post Show Hangout.


GA Ticket With Pre-Show Meet & Greet - Allows early entry for photo opportunity, plus entry into performance. Ticket purchaser’s will also receive: Ar’mon & Trey’s new EP (Long Story Short Phase One), attend a Q&A Segment and receive an autographed poster.

GA Ticket with Meet & Greet + Post Show Hangout - This ticket receives same items as the $50 ticket plus a Hangout Laminate and a post show hangout with all the acts.



Countless trailblazers call Detroit home. From Motown-era heavyweights like Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder to turn-of-the-century game changers such as Aaliyah and J Dilla, Motor City upholds a legacy of innovation. It continues in the music of Ar’mon & Trey. Born and raised on the East Side, the brotherly duo emerges with a focused, fresh, and fiery take on R&B, imbuing simmering soul with 21st century style.



Born only a year apart, the boys can recall singing together by the ages of four and five, respectively. Mom consistently played Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Prince, Usher, and Chris Brown around the house as the budding singers crooned along. By their early teens, they had started leading the choir at church in between performing in musicals and plays at school. Simultaneously, Ar’mon indulged a passion for sports as Trey worked on screenplay ideas.


Adopting Vine early on during 2014, the brothers made show-stopping 6-second covers that generated millions of views and hundreds of thousands of Re-Vines before they transitioned to Instagram in 2015. Engaging a growing fan base, they dropped the “The Same (So Gone Challenge)” on YouTube in 2016, surpassing 500,000 views in under a month and eventually tallying over 2 million. They caught the attention of Compound Entertainment who assumed management for the group. A few months later, the “Moment 4 Life (mash up)” blew the doors open for online superstardom as the pair seamlessly segued from Rihanna to Young M.A. to Beyoncé to Trey Songz to Chance the Rapper. It amassed 14 million-plus views and hinted at more to come.


At the same time, they showcased their personalities via hilarious prank videos, speaking to a lifelong love for the likes of Friday and Madea. By 2018, cumulative YouTube views totaled over 100 million as they attracted 1 million Instagram followers. Debut singles “Drown” and “Breakdown” caught fire as Warner Bros. Records signed the guys.


Their 2018 debut EP, Long Story Short, properly introduces their sizzling and soaring signature sound.


$15.00 - $100.00
Aug
1 Wed

House of Waters

Boston, MA
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
STUDENT: $5.00
ADVANCED: $15.00
DAY OF: $18.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: August 1, 2018 12:00 AM to August 1, 2018 8:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: May 3, 2018 10:00 AM to July 31, 2018 11:59 PM
STUDENT Public Onsale: May 3, 2018 10:00 AM to August 1, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

“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 music, jazz, psychedelic music, indie rock, classical, and world music into their astonishingly unique sound. 


The band's touring lineup consists of Max ZT on hammered dulcimer, Moto Fukushima on six-string bass, and Ignacio Rivas-Bixio on percussion. Five years after their groundbreaking album Revolution, House of Waters now returns with its eponymous follow-up.  In addition to the core lineup, the album also features virtuosic cellist Dave Eggar, flautist Sam Sadigursky, and vocalist Priya Darshini.


“Our music is a constant melting pot, which is so relevant to now,” says ZT. “It’s like that last D’Angelo record or Kendrick’s Butterfly…you know, that wasn’t just rap, or hip-hop, or jazz, or soul, but it had all of that. It’s an amorphous thing. It’s how the future is going to be.” Fukushima agrees: “We always just say what we do is ‘good music.’  If I need to say something to someone who’s never heard of us, I just say, ‘Please come to our show!”


$5.00 - $15.00
Sep
15 Sat

Matt Holubowski & Vera Sola

Boston, MA
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $10.00
DAY OF: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: September 15, 2018 12:00 AM to September 15, 2018 8:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: May 18, 2018 10:00 AM to September 14, 2018 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Matt Holubowski is a self-taught musician, poet, and composer who grew up in a bilingual household in Hudson, Quebec. Huboloski has always lived at the crossroads of the French and English languages and loves the notion of two cultures being isolated within a single territory. With his second album, Solitudes, Holubowski offers eleven titles that in many ways evoke isolation, estrangement, and exile, but also delve into the forms of solitude we seek and often times need. Holubowski’s unmistakable voice and steadfast personality were revealed to some through his appearance as a finalist on the popular Canadian TV show La Voix

 

Vera Sola is a poet, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist.  Sola has toured and recorded with a variety of artists. For a while, she accompanied singer-songwriter Elvis Perkins on the road. She has also collaborated on film scores and provided original music for theater productions and performance art. In early 2017, she experienced a total shift in relation to her voice and musicianship. Only then was she finally compelled to record and release her own songs. In the days following, hiding out in a studio in St. Louis, she wrote, arranged, and performed all the parts on her upcoming LP, Shades.

Oct
19 Fri

Gina Chavez

Boston, MA
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
STUDENT: $10.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
STUDENT / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 19, 2018 10:00 AM to October 19, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Gina Chavez blends the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. A multi-ethnic Latin pop songstress, Chavez is a nine-time Austin Music Award winner (including 2015 Musician of the Year and Album of the Year for her sophomore release, Up.Rooted). Her independent album topped the Amazon and Latin iTunes charts following a national feature on NPR’s All Things Considered, and has been hailed by the Boston GlobeUSA TodayTexas Monthly, and the Austin Chronicle. Her band’s Tiny Desk concert made NPR’s "Top 15 of 2015".


Chavez’s passionate collection of bilingual songs takes audiences on a journey through the Americas. Her Spanish-language anthem, “Siete-D” (which took home the grand prize in the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest), tells the story of her experience volunteering in a gang-dominated suburb of San Salvador where she and her partner founded Niñas Arriba, a college fund for young Latinas. The fund celebrated its first two college graduates in 2016. Chavez and her band have performed in eight countries, touring as cultural ambassadors with the U.S. State Department.


“Most striking is Chavez’s ease as she moves between social and love songs, between North American and Latin genres, and even between languages: When she passes mid-song from English to Spanish and back, it’s the most natural thing in the world.“  -The Boston Globe


$10.00 - $15.00

939 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
United States
The Red Room at Cafe 939 is Berklee’s state-of-the-art all-ages venue. Embracing nearly all styles of music, from rock, jazz, folk, and world music to bluegrass, hip-hop, avant-garde, and more, the Red Room at Cafe 939 is a 200-capacity club dedicated to showcasing, developing, and supporting music and performance.

The Red Room at Cafe 939 has hosted shows by Hozier, Snarky Puppy, Ryan Bingham, Betty Who, Antonio Sanchez, Ingrid Michaelson, Passenger with Ed Sheeran, JPRiZM, Owl City, Leon Bridges, Geri Allen, and Karmin, to name just a dozen.

Please note: Unless noted, all shows are standing room only.