The Red Room at Cafe 939


Nov
17 Fri

Eddie Berman / Brian Larney / Hannah Siglin

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
DAY OF: $18.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: November 17, 2017 12:00 AM to November 17, 2017 8:30 PM
STUDENT Public Onsale: November 13, 2017 4:42 PM to November 17, 2017 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Raised in Southern California, singer-songwriter Eddie Berman has been writing songs since he was a teenager. His bedroom demos have earned substantial play on the California-based public radio station KCRW-FM. Berman has recorded and played throughout North America and Europe. In fact, he performed for several thousand people over dozens of sold-out London residency shows in partnership with singer Laura Marling.


While recording a live EP with Marling in 2013, Berman realized that the way to make a record was to strip the process down to get to the essence of the song. His new debut album, Before the Bridge, does just that. The album was produced by Pierre de Reeder in Kingsize North, his Los Angeles studio. Berman and his supporting cast cut the 10 tunes on this record in only two days. The tight time frame didn't give them time to overthink the arrangements or fret over every point of possible imperfection. The songs on Before the Bridge are stark and honest examinations of the impulses, neuroses, and desires that push each of us from one day into the next.


When Brian Larney of the Town Hall was recording his 5-song EP, his plan was to call it the Charm Offensive. That changed the day he stumbled across an old political button that read "America Needs J.F.K." Though America Needs the Town Hall isn't intended to be a political EP, it certainly reflects the current state of media and politics, having been written in this time of political divide and social upheaval by a writer as introspective and sensitive as Larney. The third track, “Backlash”, was the writer's reaction to the unfortunate outcome of the Dallas protests last summer: "Everyone has lost it, the crowd loses sight. There's five dead in Dallas tonight." However, not all of Larney's songwriting is so grim. He is influenced as much by Burt Bacharach and the Partridge Family as he is by modern alternative groups such as Father John Misty, City and Colour, and the Decemberists.


Hannah Siglin is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist from the Pacific Northwest.  Her love of singing grew at a young age, and at 6 years old her parents gave her a guitar in the hopes that she would learn to accompany her voice.  She began studying roots and folk music and quickly became a well-known performer at local festivals in Spokane, Washington. She is now an active performer in Boston, where she studies at Berklee. Siglin hopes that her combination of classical training and a deep love for folk music will help her create music that is multifaceted and technical, but still relatable and familiar. 


Watch Berman's music video for "Joann":



$5.00 - $18.00
Nov
18 Sat

The Band Camino / The Wldlfe / Morningbird

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: September 22, 2017 12:00 PM to November 17, 2017 11:59 PM
DAY OF Public Onsale: November 18, 2017 12:00 AM to November 18, 2017 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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 a flood of opportunities, including performances on Audiotree Live and the Beale Street Music Festival. The band plans to release its third EP in early 2018.


The Wldlfe is an indie/alternative band based in Indianapolis, Indiana. The band's debut EP, New, released in March 2016, has received more than 1.4 million streams on Spotify.


The band also has been featured in multiple online publications, including Local WolvesPup FreshImpose, and Tuned Up. Its single “Text Me?” received a warm reception and has gathered more than 180,000 streams on Spotify since its September 2016 release.


“Oversentimental,” the single from the Wldlfe's second EP, ILY, was released in January and has received more than 200,000 streams since its debut.


Morningbird is an alternative/indie rock group based in Boston, Massachusetts. Their sound brings classic rock into the modern age with stellar vocal harmonies and spacey, melodic guitar playing. Morningbird is influenced by bands like the Beatles and Queen, mixing those influences with the synth-based sounds of contemporary pop-rock.


Dec
2 Sat

SOLD OUT: Neil Hilborn

Boston, MA
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Neil Hilborn is a bestselling author who, with over 100 million views to his credit, is the most watched poet ever. Hilborn is a graduate of Macalester College with a degree in creative writing.  Originally from Houston, Texas, he now lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.


 Public Onsale:
12:00 AM
Dec 2, 2017
Dec
9 Sat

Jaws of Love. / Combat

Boston, MA
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $16.00
DAY OF: $18.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: September 22, 2017 10:00 AM to December 8, 2017 11:59 PM
DAY OF Public Onsale: December 9, 2017 12:00 AM to December 9, 2017 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Jaws of Love. is a solo project from Kelcey Ayer of Local Natives, who is set to release the album Tasha Sits Close to the Piano.


Mark Nieto has tangled with the Los Angeles underground for the better part of the last decade, appearing regularly on local radio and fine-tuning an aesthetic that fits comfortably at the intersection of instrumental guitar music and experimental electronic structures to create Combat.


Watch "Hawaiian License Plates." by Jaws of Love.:



Dec
11 Mon

Keznamdi & Friends

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
ADVANCED Public Onsale: October 18, 2017 10:00 AM to December 10, 2017 11:59 PM
DAY OF Public Onsale: December 11, 2017 12:00 AM to December 11, 2017 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Keznamdi was born in Kingston, Jamaica. His parents had a reggae band called Chakula, which released 10 albums and toured extensively. Keznamdi taps into a “feel-good” musical vibration of up and coming reggae. He recently released his Skyline Levels Vol. 1 EP, which debuted at #3 on the iTunes reggae album charts. 


Dec
15 Fri

Ryan Kinder

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
ADVANCED Public Onsale: October 20, 2017 10:00 AM to December 14, 2017 11:59 PM
DAY OF Public Onsale: December 15, 2017 12:00 AM to December 15, 2017 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Ryan Kinder was born in Knoxville, Tenesee, and was raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He put his first band together in high school and continued to pursue his passion while attending the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. After two years of traveling back and forth between Alabama and Music City to chase his dream, he finally quit school and moved to Nashville, where he could pursue his craft full time.  


The Nashville creative community took notice soon after Kinder arrived. Executives with Warner Music Nashville were already scouting him when he played at the annual CMA Music Festival, where the crowd tripled in size during Kinder’s set. Warner Nashville President/CEO John Esposito liked what he saw and signed Kinder shortly after.


Jan
16 Tue

Jean-Michel Blais

Boston, MA
United States
Doors at 11:30 PM, Show at 12:00 AM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $15.00
DAY OF: $18.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: January 16, 2018 12:00 AM to January 16, 2018 8:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: November 6, 2017 10:00 AM to January 15, 2018 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Jean-Michel Blais is a 31 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 like Philip Glass and Erik Satie. Il, his debut album of original compositions, was released on April 8th, 2016 by Arts & Crafts.


Blais grew up in a rural French Catholic town in Quebec. Blais began tinkering on his family's organ at age 9 and at age 11, he started taking piano lessons and writing original compositions. By 17, he was invited to the Trois-Rivieres Music Conservatory and began training as a classical pianist. However, Blais was entering the throes of teenage rebellion and found the constraints of formal training cumbersome. Gravitating towards experimentation, Blais wasn't content to be told how to play, improvise, or compose.


Jan
19 Fri

Megan Davies / Keelan Donovan

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
DAY OF Public Onsale: January 19, 2018 12:00 AM to January 19, 2018 8:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: November 10, 2017 10:00 AM to January 18, 2018 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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 of commercial pop, indie folk, and experimental rock. Her debut original EP, Bad Poetry, is available now. She performed the EP live across the country this fall, opening 19 shows for YouTube heavyweights Boyce Avenue.  


In April 2016, Davies was the featured artist for the Spotify curated playlist “Acoustic Covers,” which received global visibility. Her songs on Spotify maintain more than 2 million listeners per month. In June 2015, her three-song mashup “See You Again/Love Me Like You Do/Sugar” reached no. 1 on the U.S. and Global Spotify Viral 50 charts. The Coffee House station on XM Radio voted the cover of Lorde’s “Royals,” performed by Davies and fellow artist Emily Hackett, the best cover song of 2013.


Keelan Donovan is a vocalist with an energetic tenor tone and perceptive lyrics that showcase his humor and passion for life. Originally from Portland, ME, he currently resides in Nashville, TN. He graduated from Belmont University in 2012 and almost immediately immersed himself in the Nashville music scene. In 2016, Donovan signed his first deal with Big Yellow Dog Music, a place that artists such as Meghan Trainor, Maren Morris, and Jessie James Decker also call home. His self-titled EP, produced by Daniel Tashian and Dan Agee, debuted at #14 on the Singer-Songwriter iTunes chart. Donovan has also been featured on various playlists including Spotify's "New Music Friday", "Weekly Buzz", and Apple Music's "The A-List: Singer/Songwriter." Along with signing a publishing deal, Donovan has had placements on TV shows on ABCSyfyCMT, and a number of upcoming independent films.


Watch Davies perform “Black and White”:



Jan
20 Sat

Becca Stevens

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

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: November 2, 2017 1:06 PM to January 19, 2018 11:59 PM
DAY OF Public Onsale: January 20, 2018 12:00 AM to January 20, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Always reaching, always expanding, Becca Stevens reinvents herself once again with her new album, Regina. In the years since the release of her critically acclaimed third album, Perfect Animal, Stevens has undertaken a journey that began with a study of Queen Elizabeth I. This expanded into tributes to various queens from history, literature, folklore, and her own imagination, to songs inspired by the regal and divine, and finally to Regina as a voice, like a trusted friend or an alter ego. 


As for her muse for the album, Stevens explains, “Regina has become an alter ego, or an imaginary friend. Like a dream, she exists separate from me but is reliant upon my consciousness to exist. I carry her with me in everything now. So I guess you could say that neither ends; in Becca, there is always Regina, and in Regina, there is always Becca.”


Stevens’ style has always evaded categorization, and with Regina, even more so. One hears pop, rock, R&B, and funk side-by-side with traditional Appalachian and British folk, classical, world music, and jazz. Intricate instrumentation and rhythms seamlessly intertwine with vocals and melodies that draw you in and stay with you. 


Feb
16 Fri

Viniloversus

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: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: October 29, 2017 10:00 AM to February 15, 2018 11:59 PM
DAY OF Public Onsale: February 16, 2018 12:00 AM to February 16, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Viniloversus is a Latin Grammy-winning rock band based out of Miami, FL. The band, originally from Caracas, Venezuela, recently released their first English album titled Days of Exile, which is a follow-up to their first 3 critically acclaimed albums. The outfit is currently touring in the US, where they have recently participated in important music festivals and conferences such as III Points Music Festival (Miami) and LAMC (NYC). The album is available on vinyl as well as all digital platforms.


Mar
24 Sat

The Last Bandoleros

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: March 24, 2018 12:00 AM to March 24, 2018 8:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: October 30, 2017 10:00 AM to March 23, 2018 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

The Last Bandoleros are a four-piece outfit that blends together Tex-Mex, country, and rock n’ roll. Their story begins 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 kept being drawn back to his native Texas to record in the same San Antonio studio where a couple of talented brothers were also emerging. Diego and Emilio Navaira, sons of Tejano music legend Emilio Navaira Sr., had been making a name for themselves around town with their energetic live performances and sterling vocal chops. Fuentes decided to combine both of his universes by introducing James to the Navaria brothers and inviting them to joint sessions in Brooklyn and San Antonio. Riffs and lyrics began flying fast; the Last Bandoleros were born.


Apr
3 Tue

L.A. Salami

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

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: September 13, 2017 9:00 AM to April 3, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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 and grew up between his birth mother in Peckham, South London and his foster family in Broadstairs on the English coast. Much of his teens and early twenties were spent on the move, rarely settling in one place for more than few months at a time. It was this lifestyle that provided him with a unique insight about life in the city, something that he would later use to fuel his songwriting, both lyrically and conceptually.


His love for music began when he first heard Bob Dylan on the radio, subsequently leading him to explore more blues and folk music and inspiring him to write his own songs. Unfortunately, he could not afford his own instrument and wasn't introduced to one until he was given a guitar for his 21st birthday. After three months of soul-searching, tapping into different creative avenues, and sleeping rough, Salami eventually had his first few songs written and set out to land some gigs. Success soon came knocking after relentless gigging, starting with a tour support slot for Lianne La Havas in 2012.


939 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
United States
The Red Room at Cafe 939 is Berkleeā€™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.