The Red Room at Cafe 939


Oct
15 Fri
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Fast Preacher / Moontype

Boston, MA
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

This performance will be seated.

Fast Preacher is multi instrumentalist and songwriter Daniel Hanson. In 2012, Fast Preacher started playing with a rotating cast of characters for dynamic live performances. When Dan isn’t busy co-fronting neo-soul quartet Fat Night, he’s tinkering in the studio, sharpening a signature sound that merges shimmering psychedelia with groove-heavy funk.

Chicago indie rock trio Moontype, made up of Margaret McCarthy, guitarist Ben Cruz, and drummer Emerson Hunton knew each other as classmates in their small midwest college music program, but only joined forces after reconnecting year later. Their debut album Bodies of Water has the spontaneous feel of close friends bonding before the universe has a chance to pry them apart.



HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS: Please note that any member of the public attending a live ticketed event at Berklee will be required to provide the following: 




1) Government-issued photo ID
and one of the following:
2) One form of COVID-related documentation:
- Proof of full vaccination (two weeks after the second of a two-shot vaccine, or the first of a one-shot vaccine) 
OR
- proof of a negative PCR test (taken within 72 hours of the event) or a rapid antigen test (taken within 24 hours of the event). 
- You may provide these documents in physical/paper form, by photocopy, or a photo on your phone, as long as all information is clearly visible and readable. Photos of at-home tests must be time-stamped.




Additionally, masks will be required indoors, regardless of vaccination or negative test status. Patrons are required to bring their own masks, and to wear them over their nose and mouth. Please review our detailed Public Events and Performances webpage, and email the box office with any questions.



Not On Sale
Oct
19 Tue
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Miguel Zenón Berklee Quintet

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 / DAY OF Public Onsale: October 19, 2021 12:00 AM to October 19, 2021 8:30 PM
STUDENT / ADVANCED Public Onsale: September 10, 2021 12:00 PM to October 19, 2021 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This performance will be seated.

Berklee's Signature Series series continues with Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow, alumnus, composer, and jazz saxophonist Miguel Zenon leading a student ensemble at The Red Room @ Cafe 939 in Boston. The student group includes Noam Tanzer on bass; Ray Logan on tenor; Naomi Nakanishi on piano; and Guilhem Fourty on drums. Edmar Colon, assistant professor of woodwinds, selected the students by audition, and is rehearsing them in Zenon’s chosen repertoire throughout the fall and spring semesters. Zenon will meet with the ensemble before the public performance to work on the repertoire and group chemistry before the public performance.


HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS: Please note that any member of the public attending a live ticketed event at Berklee will be required to provide the following: 


1) Government-issued photo ID
and one of the following:
2) One form of COVID-related documentation:
- Proof of full vaccination (two weeks after the second of a two-shot vaccine, or the first of a one-shot vaccine) 
OR
- proof of a negative PCR test (taken within 72 hours of the event) or a rapid antigen test (taken within 24 hours of the event). 
- You may provide these documents in physical/paper form, by photocopy, or a photo on your phone, as long as all information is clearly visible and readable. Photos of at-home tests must be time-stamped.


Members of the Berklee community who are part of the regular testing protocol only need to present their ticket and Berklee ID to gain entry.


Additionally, masks will be required indoors, regardless of vaccination or negative test status. Patrons are required to bring their own masks, and to wear them over their nose and mouth. Please review our detailed Public Events and Performances webpage, and email the box office with any questions.


$5.00 - $10.00
Oct
21 Thu
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Willie Watson / Nat Myers

Boston, MA
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $20.00
DAY OF: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: July 30, 2021 10:00 AM to October 20, 2021 11:59 PM
DAY OF Public Onsale: October 20, 2021 11:59 PM to October 21, 2021 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

This performance will be seated.

For nearly two decades, Willie Watson has made modern folk music rooted in older traditions, bridging the gap between the past and present. With a quick vibrato and rich range, he breathes new life into classics like “Samson and Delilah” and “Gallows Pole,” passing along his own version of the music that came long before him.

Arriving three years after Folksinger Vol. 1 — his first release since parting ways with the Old Crow Medicine Show, whose platinum-selling music helped jumpstart the 21st century folk revival — Folksinger Vol. 2 breaks new ground for Watson’s artistry. Featuring flavors of southern gospel, railroad songs, delta blues, Irish fiddle tunes, and Appalachian music, Folksinger Vol. 2 makes room for it all. Produced by David Rawlings and featuring folk legends such as Gillian Welch, the Punch Brothers’ Paul Kowert, and Old Crow bandmate Morgan Jahnig, Watson expands his sound while consolidating his strengths.

Nodding to the past without resurrecting it, he turns modern folk into something much more than an interpretation of older songs. His music carries on the spirit of a time nearly forgotten. It taps into the rich core of roots music and furthers the legacy of American folk, all while showcasing the full range of Watson’s talents with songs that have shaped not only a genre, but an entire country.

HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS: Please note that any member of the public attending a live ticketed event at Berklee will be required to provide the following: 



1) Government-issued photo ID
and one of the following:
2) One form of COVID-related documentation:
- Proof of full vaccination (two weeks after the second of a two-shot vaccine, or the first of a one-shot vaccine) 
OR
- proof of a negative PCR test (taken within 72 hours of the event) or a rapid antigen test (taken within 24 hours of the event). 
- You may provide these documents in physical/paper form, by photocopy, or a photo on your phone, as long as all information is clearly visible and readable. Photos of at-home tests must be time-stamped.




Additionally, masks will be required indoors, regardless of vaccination or negative test status. Patrons are required to bring their own masks, and to wear them over their nose and mouth. Please review our detailed Public Events and Performances webpage, and email the box office with any questions.



Oct
27 Wed
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Hawktail

Boston, MA
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $25.00
DAY OF: $28.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: August 20, 2021 10:00 AM to October 27, 2021 12:00 AM
DAY OF Public Onsale: October 27, 2021 12:00 AM to October 27, 2021 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This performance will be seated.

Hawktail is the instrumental acoustic quartet of fiddler Brittany Haas, bassist Paul Kowert, guitarist Jordan Tice, and mandolinist Dominick Leslie. Though at first glance it looks like an acoustic superpicker side-project, their all-original music is cohesive and unique, distinguishing them as an ensemble with a sound built from the ground up. Flush with orchestral sweeps and sparse vigils, with strains of the American South and the North Atlantic, this cosmopolitan sound is not what you’d expect from a string band. 



HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS: Please note that any member of the public attending a live ticketed event at Berklee will be required to provide the following: 




1) Government-issued photo ID
and one of the following:
2) One form of COVID-related documentation:
- Proof of full vaccination (two weeks after the second of a two-shot vaccine, or the first of a one-shot vaccine) 
OR
- proof of a negative PCR test (taken within 72 hours of the event) or a rapid antigen test (taken within 24 hours of the event). 
- You may provide these documents in physical/paper form, by photocopy, or a photo on your phone, as long as all information is clearly visible and readable. Photos of at-home tests must be time-stamped.




Additionally, masks will be required indoors, regardless of vaccination or negative test status. Patrons are required to bring their own masks, and to wear them over their nose and mouth. Please review our detailed Public Events and Performances webpage, and email the box office with any questions.



Nov
4 Thu
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Bitch

Boston, MA
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $18.00
DAY OF: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: November 4, 2021 12:00 AM to November 4, 2021 7:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: August 26, 2021 12:00 PM to November 4, 2021 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This performance will be seated.

Bitch (Bitch and Animal, Shortbus) is back with her 9th studio album, Bitchcraft. She describes her new sound as “Poet Pop”. After taking an 8 year hiatus from releasing music, she had the time and space to get conscious of the kind of music she wanted to make. Veering from her folk punk roots, Bitch’s new sound caught the attention of Kill Rock Stars, who will release the full record this year. Bitchcraft is poppy and poetic and will appeal to her loyal fan-base as well as put her on the map for new audiences to discover.

Bitch has been a fixture in the queer music scene for over 20 years. She first burst onto the scene with her band Bitch and Animal, who toured with Ani Difranco and released albums on Righteous Babe Records. After going solo, she released an album on Kill Rock Stars, toured with The Indigo Girls, Melissa Ferrick, and Jay Brannan, produced two albums of her folk Idol Ferron, played herself in John Cameron Mitchell’s (Hedwig and The Angry Inch) Shortbus, co-wrote a song with Margaret Cho, and licensed her music to The L Word.



HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS: Please note that any member of the public attending a live ticketed event at Berklee will be required to provide the following: 




1) Government-issued photo ID
and one of the following:
2) One form of COVID-related documentation:
- Proof of full vaccination (two weeks after the second of a two-shot vaccine, or the first of a one-shot vaccine) 
OR
- proof of a negative PCR test (taken within 72 hours of the event) or a rapid antigen test (taken within 24 hours of the event). 
- You may provide these documents in physical/paper form, by photocopy, or a photo on your phone, as long as all information is clearly visible and readable. Photos of at-home tests must be time-stamped.




Additionally, masks will be required indoors, regardless of vaccination or negative test status. Patrons are required to bring their own masks, and to wear them over their nose and mouth. Please review our detailed Public Events and Performances webpage, and email the box office with any questions.



Nov
5 Fri
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Minor Moon

Boston, MA
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: August 13, 2021 12:00 PM to November 5, 2021 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

This performance will be seated.

Minor Moon'
s Sam Cantor writes resonant journeys into songs. The Chicago-based musician and sideman in Half Gringa has mined the pastoral and rollicking sounds of cosmic country for contemplative and thrilling songwriting. The core musicians who backed him on 2019's An Opening return:  drummer Nathan Bojko, bassist Michael Downing and keyboardist  Colin Drozdoff, with the addition of lap steel guitarist Konstantine Stebliy. Here, the band is more locked in than ever, conjuring up engaging Neil Young grooves, eye-opening atmospherics, and a healthy amount of Midwestern twang.

His newest project, Tethers came out of a period of upheaval for Cantor, a time where he had to confront uncomfortable personal realities. This process led to Cantor constructing a psychedelic and knotty sci-fi world in his lyrics in order to write about what he was going through with more freedom and imagination. "Minor Moon songs have always had this arc of discovery and I've always used them as a way to dive into really personal, philosophical, or emotional problems," says Cantor. "It's about finding some truth looking inward." 



HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS: Please note that any member of the public attending a live ticketed event at Berklee will be required to provide the following: 




1) Government-issued photo ID
and one of the following:
2) One form of COVID-related documentation:
- Proof of full vaccination (two weeks after the second of a two-shot vaccine, or the first of a one-shot vaccine) 
OR
- proof of a negative PCR test (taken within 72 hours of the event) or a rapid antigen test (taken within 24 hours of the event). 
- You may provide these documents in physical/paper form, by photocopy, or a photo on your phone, as long as all information is clearly visible and readable. Photos of at-home tests must be time-stamped.




Additionally, masks will be required indoors, regardless of vaccination or negative test status. Patrons are required to bring their own masks, and to wear them over their nose and mouth. Please review our detailed Public Events and Performances webpage, and email the box office with any questions.



Dec
3 Fri
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Tasha / Mini Trees / S. Raekwon

Boston, MA
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $18.00
DAY OF: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: December 3, 2021 12:00 AM to December 3, 2021 8:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: August 13, 2021 12:00 PM to December 3, 2021 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This performance will be seated.

Chicago-based singer-songwriter and activist Tasha explores a verb-y space mixed with introspective songwriting in her indie originals. Similar to the likes of Madison McFerrin and Gia Margaret, she plays with new electronics and timeless songs. For years, the Chicago songwriter has dreamed hard of a better world—she's worked with the local racial justice organization Black Youth Project 100 and has been on the front lines at protests around the city. She’s begun exploring the ways music can be a powerful force for healing. 

Across her latest album Alone at Last, Tasha sings mantras of hope and restoration over lush guitar lines inspired by the stylings of Nai Palm and Lianne La Havas—both artists who, like Tasha, opt for a sweetness in their playing over the masculinized bravado that often accompanies the electric guitar. "These songs are bed songs," Tasha says of Alone at Last. "Songs about the place that one might go when they finally need to be away from whatever it is that might be causing them stress or anxiety or sadness or fear." In the world she conjures within the album, nothing is expected of you except that you just be. 

HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS:
 Please note that any member of the public attending a live ticketed event at Berklee will be required to provide the following: 


1) Government-issued photo ID
and one of the following:
2) One form of COVID-related documentation:
- Proof of full vaccination (two weeks after the second of a two-shot vaccine, or the first of a one-shot vaccine) 
OR
- proof of a negative PCR test (taken within 72 hours of the event) or a rapid antigen test (taken within 24 hours of the event). 
- You may provide these documents in physical/paper form, by photocopy, or a photo on your phone, as long as all information is clearly visible and readable. Photos of at-home tests must be time-stamped.




Additionally, masks will be required indoors, regardless of vaccination or negative test status. Patrons are required to bring their own masks, and to wear them over their nose and mouth. Please review our detailed Public Events and Performances webpage, and email the box office with any questions.



Dec
8 Wed
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New Standards: featuring Terri Lyne Carrington, Kris Davis, Linda May Han Oh, and special guest Ambrose Akinmusire

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 / ADVANCED Public Onsale: September 10, 2021 12:00 PM to December 8, 2021 12:00 AM
STUDENT / DAY OF Public Onsale: December 8, 2021 12:00 AM to December 8, 2021 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This performance will be seated.

Students from the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice perform with its illustrious faculty, Grammy-winning drummer/producer, Terri Lyne Carrington; celebrated bassist/ composer, Linda May Han Oh; critically acclaimed pianist/composer, Kris Davis; and special guest, innovative trumpeter/composer, Ambrose Akinmusire. The concert will include songs from the forth coming book, New Standards:101 Lead Sheets By Women Composers, and will be featured on the group’s upcoming album, New Standards, Vol. one. 


The mission of the institute is to recruit, teach, mentor, and advocate for musicians seeking to study jazz with gender justice and racial justice as guiding principles. Founded by Carrington, who also serves as the artistic director, the institute seeks to engage itself and others in making an important and long-lasting cultural shift in jazz and other music communities.


HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS: Please note that any member of the public attending a live ticketed event at Berklee will be required to provide the following: 


1) Government-issued photo ID
and one of the following:
2) One form of COVID-related documentation:
- Proof of full vaccination (two weeks after the second of a two-shot vaccine, or the first of a one-shot vaccine) 
OR
- proof of a negative PCR test (taken within 72 hours of the event) or a rapid antigen test (taken within 24 hours of the event). 
- You may provide these documents in physical/paper form, by photocopy, or a photo on your phone, as long as all information is clearly visible and readable. Photos of at-home tests must be time-stamped.


Members of the Berklee community who are part of the regular testing protocol only need to present their ticket and Berklee ID to gain entry.


Additionally, masks will be required indoors, regardless of vaccination or negative test status. Patrons are required to bring their own masks, and to wear them over their nose and mouth. Please review our detailed Public Events and Performances webpage, and email the box office with any questions.


$5.00 - $10.00

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.