The Red Room at Cafe 939


Nov
28 Wed
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Jean-Michel Blais

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: November 28, 2018 12:00 AM to November 28, 2018 8:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: July 18, 2018 10:23 AM to November 27, 2018 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Jean-Michel Blais is a pianist and composer who grew up in rural Quebec. He began writing original compositions by age 11, and by 17 he was invited to the Trois-Rivières Music Conservatory. However, the constraints of formal training drew Blais off his musical course. He stopped playing piano until years later, when he rediscovered his love for music while settling in Montreal. Decidedly not limited to the keys as his compositional palette, Blais’ music is imbued with an emotional depth that belies its wordlessness. His playing and composition are poetic in themselves, with an inspired understanding of the inherent lyricism in instrumental music.


Il, his critically acclaimed 2016 debut album, was written and recorded by Blais over two years, culled from rolls of accumulated experimentation into an enchanting, unignorable arrival. The debut album would go on to amass 50 million streams worldwide, reaching #1 on Billboard’s classical chart in Canada 14 times. Dans ma main, the sophomore release by 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. 


Nov
30 Fri
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Scott Helman / Oliver Jordan

Boston, MA
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $13.00
DAY OF: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: November 30, 2018 12:00 AM to November 30, 2018 8:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: September 11, 2018 10:00 AM to November 29, 2018 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Since the May 2017 release of the full-length album Hôtel de Ville, four-time Juno Award nominee Scott Helman has maintained a relentless touring schedule in support of the album and its hit singles “Kinda Complicated,” “Ripple Effect,” and the gold-certified “PDA.” After a headlining tour across Canada in fall 2017, Helman started 2018 with dates in Singapore, Hong, Kong, Australia, and Japan before heading to Spain and Italy for multi-artist festival shows. In summer 2018, he was invited to open for Vance Joy’s five cross-Canada tour dates. Those shows went so well that he was asked to join Vance Joy’s European tour.


Finding his musical influences in album-focused artists such as Arcade Fire, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, the Cure, and Paul Simon, Helman has established himself as one of Canada’s leading young songwriters. 


In 2014, he released “Bungalow” as the first single from his debut EP, Augusta. The song introduced a fresh voice to the musical landscape, and his versatility led to tours across Canada, playing with Tegan and Sara, Shawn Mendes, and Matthew Good. Opening for Walk off the Earth on extensive tours of the United States and Europe, Helman stood alone on stage night after night, winning over skeptical audiences and building an international fan base.


In 2015, he beat out 11 other artists to win Spotify Canada’s Emerge program, and in 2016, he topped the Teen Vogue list of voices to look out for that year. By the time Helman returned to the studio to work on Hôtel de Ville, he had been nominated for a 2015 MuchMusic Video Award, two 2016 Juno Awards, and performed to massive national television audiences on both award shows.

Oliver Jordan is a 21 year old singer-songwriter who’s soulful music stems from the defining moments of his youth. Writing from his experiences with love and loss, Jordan draws musical inspiration from artists such as Coldplay and Lauv. The Berklee College of Music senior independently released his first EP, Ignite, during the spring of 2017, and is currently developing his sophomore project, set to release in the coming months. 


Dec
8 Sat
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Hablot Brown

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: December 8, 2018 12:00 AM to December 8, 2018 8:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: September 12, 2018 10:00 AM to December 7, 2018 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Formally known as Linus Hablot, Hablot Brown is composed of Linus Lester-Hodges, Austin Brown, and John Brown. Bringing an interesting blend of vastly contrasting genres, the band borrows from diverse musical backgrounds and influences such as Nick Hakim and Tom Misch to create their own unique sound that is difficult not to fall in love with.


Dec
12 Wed
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Doe Paoro

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: December 12, 2018 12:00 AM to December 12, 2018 8:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: August 15, 2018 10:00 AM to December 11, 2018 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Transforming pain into transcendence is the genius of many pop artists; Doe Paoro brings an entirely new depth to that process. On her third album, Soft Power, the Los Angeles–based singer-songwriter digs into her frustration and anguish, and ultimately comes away with a newfound strength that is profoundly inspiring.


“So much of the album is about reclaiming parts of myself that I had lost,” explains Doe, originally from Syracuse, New York. “It’s about being a woman, and what exactly that means at this particular moment in time; about witnessing a lack of justice when it comes to men and control. Both at the personal and societal levels, I was watching people in power play games with our lives, with the environment. I found this theme reappearing in the music I was writing during this period; it was less intentional and more about a certain kind of catharsis.”


Naming Carole King among her inspirations, Paoro notes that the more urgent feel of the new record comes partly from reconnecting with the instinctive approach of her earliest songwriting.


“One of my intentions was to drop any questions about what might be inventive, and just focus on writing songs that felt true to my experience,” she says.


Jan
19 Sat
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Caroline Jones

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: January 19, 2019 12:00 AM to January 19, 2019 8:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: October 5, 2018 10:00 AM to January 18, 2019 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Caroline Jones coproduced her album Bare Feet with Grammy-winning and Academy Award–winning producer Ric Wake (Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, and Trisha Yearwood). Bare Feet rose to no. 20 on the country albums chart and no. 15 on the iTunes country albums chart. The album features the single “Tough Guys,” which spent six weeks at no. 1 on CMT.com’s 12-Pack Countdown.


Rolling Stone named Jones one of the “10 Country Artists You Need to Know,” calling her “an ambitious, entrepreneurial guitar heroine primed to bring back the pop-country glory of the Nineties.” Billboard called her one of the “15 Country Artists to Watch in 2018.” Throughout 2018, Jones has been touring with artists such as Jimmy Buffett, the Eagles, Zac Brown Band, Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill.


In 2017, she was on the road with Zac Brown Band and shared the stage with Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, and Toby Keith at the Trying to Reason hurricane relief benefit concert. A live duet with Buffett led to a charity single release and, ultimately, a partnership with his label, Mailboat Records. Jones previously toured schools and universities nationwide—including underserved and charter schools with Stedman Graham—on the Heart Is Smart School Tour. Jones is the host of Art & Soul on SiriusXM.


Watch Jones’s music video for “Tough Guys”:



Jan
24 Thu
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The Nude Party

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: $14.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: November 16, 2018 10:00 AM to January 23, 2019 11:59 PM
DAY OF Public Onsale: January 24, 2019 12:00 AM to January 24, 2019 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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 enforcement, forcing them daily more to seek employment anywhere but home. The band has been occupying themselves with a string of self booked tours and one night stands, which have linked them up with with bands such as the Growlers, the Oblivians, La Luz, Night Beats, and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.


Feb
2 Sat

Tommy Newport

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: November 20, 2018 10:00 AM to February 1, 2019 11:59 PM
DAY OF Public Onsale: February 2, 2019 12:00 AM to February 2, 2019 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Tommy Newport is an 18-year old singer, songwriter and record producer
born in Manchester, England. Tommy relocated to the USA with his family when he was 6 years old. From there he bounced around living in Dallas and Seattle before finally settling down in Wichita, Kansas.



Tommy Newport puts all his skills on display with the stunning release of his debut album “Just To Be Ironic”. Support for Tommy has been strong since the start, with co-signs, by BadBadNotGood, Giles Peterson, Sticky Fingers, rotation on Best Of The Week by Apple Music, featured in HBO’s hit TV show Ballers, and industry tastemakers alike. Tommy, independently released the album "So Long And Thanks" (under the name Milmine) in 2017, with absolutely no promotion or marketing behind the project, the project eclipsed over 2 million streams across YouTube, Spotify & Apple Music.



The 13-track album is a personal diary from Tommy and the album’s co-
producer, Toronto based producer 4th Pyramid. Tommy has the heart and soul of a true musician. Having released his first single “I Forgive You”, a funk soaked ballad that takes listeners deeper into Tommy’s idyllic world, the buzz began to spread. With years beyond his age in craftsmanship, Tommy is moving forward in full force into 2019 with the announcement of his own headlining tour across North America.


Feb
4 Mon
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The Brook and the Bluff

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: November 16, 2018 10:00 AM to February 3, 2019 11:59 PM
DAY OF Public Onsale: February 4, 2019 12:00 AM to February 4, 2019 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

The Brook & the Bluff is a four-man band from Birmingham, Alabama, that is currently based in Nashville. They are known 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 through Spotify, the song has helped spur the band forward in their musical pursuits. The group's first year as a full band has been widely successful. They charted on Spotify's US and Canada Viral 50 Playlists, performed at the NAMM shows in both Nashville and Anaheim, and sold out shows in Atlanta, Birmingham, Huntsville, Nashville, and Opelika.


Feb
11 Mon
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An Evening with Andy McKee

Boston, MA
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $20.00
DAY OF: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: November 21, 2018 10:00 AM to February 10, 2019 11:59 PM
DAY OF Public Onsale: February 11, 2019 12:00 AM to February 11, 2019 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Andy McKee is among the world’s finest acoustic guitarists. His youthful energy and attention to song structure and melodic content elevates him above the rest. He entertains both the eye and the ear as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into a full orchestra via his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits and a signature two-handed technique.



McKee’s crossover success has helped him to achieve millions upon millions of YouTube viewers, underscoring his emergence as one of today’s most unique and influential artists. He has been featured as a cover story in both Acoustic Guitar Magazine in the U.S. and Acoustic Magazine in the UK, and is also the figurehead of the unique Guitar Masters tours. McKee’s tour dates have taken him through Europe, Asia, Australia and North America, including tours with legendary acts including Prince and Dream Theater.



Live performances of Andy’s have become a point of fascination with his loyal followers. So, in late 2015, Andy decided it was time to release a live album. Featuring tracks from his entire catalog, Live Book was recorded live in December 2015 at The Melting Point in Athens, GA, the Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth, GA, and Workplay in Birmingham, AL. McKee went through the recordings from all three shows and selected the finest takes of each set. Reflecting on the song choices, he looks to provide current fans the chance to relive their favorite shows, and hopes that he can showcase the energy he creates for those who haven’t been able to attend a show and new fans alike.



Live Book released worldwide on April 22. The album, McKee’s first live record, was released through CGP Sounds. In support of the new album, McKee is now embarking on “The Next Chapter Tour” throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States.

Feb
20 Wed
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Bowery Presents : Chloe Moriondo

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: February 20, 2019 12:00 AM to February 20, 2019 8:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: October 19, 2018 10:00 AM to February 19, 2019 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Chloe Moriondo is a singer/songwriter from Michigan. She plays the ukulele and posts original songs and covers to her YouTube channel.
Mar
24 Sun
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Sid Sriram

Boston, MA
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: November 20, 2018 10:00 AM to March 24, 2019 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Singer/songwriter/producer Sid Sriram represents a collision point of radically different worlds; a true hybridist. He graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Production and Engineering; here is where he started exploring and building his own sound. Sid Sriram's music creates a bold cross section where Pop/Soul, his Indian Classical roots and alternative/ambient music clash vibrantly.



Sriram was raised on a dynamic, rich foundation of South Indian Classical (Carnatic) music; this form is his creative framework and anchor. He grew up soaking in the music of legendary artists such as Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Jeff Buckley, The Beatles and Luther Vandross; these influences have defined his artistic evolution. With his work in Indian Cinema soundtrack music resonating with millions, Sid Sriram has developed an exponentially growing, die hard fanbase. His live productions are exhilarating, engaging and vulnerable; thousands pack out venues to experience his emotionally immersive shows.



In his own words, "I think I make music for those who are in need of some healing. Producing and performing music is my form of release; I want to create experiences that allow people to feel through a spectrum of emotions." With his daringly unique debut LP "Entropy" releasing later this year, Sid Sriram looks to impact the world.


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.