On a rainy Wednesday night, Berklee’s Red Room at Cafe 939 is packed full with the conservatory’s own eager students along with those from neighboring schools, waiting excitedly to hear saxophonist, singer, and songwriter Braxton Cook.
WHRB visited the 2019 Boston Art Book Fair Preview Party to take a peek at this year’s wonderful offerings. Set to an eclectic DJ set (Dilla & Talking Heads in the same night?) by DJ 7L, we saw some of the best in bookmaking for this year. Here are some of our highlights!
On Tuesday, November 12th, Luke Kolar spoke with Martina Car, also known as Lola’s Ghost, a new alternative pop artist whose ballads incorporate digitalized synths, hypnotizing piano, and cryptic lyrics. Her newest record, All the Fears, was released last June, but it remains a hidden gem of the behemoth modern streaming services. Kolar and Car delved into the album’s creation and mysteries over the course of the interview, as well as the origin of Lola’s Ghost herself.
After braving the long line (out the door and around the corner) to get inside, fans were milling around the venue, taking photos with each other and grabbing drinks. All were waiting in anticipation to see rising pop star Charlotte Lawrence take the stage later that night.
Stepping into National Sawdust in Brooklyn feels somewhere in between stepping into an alien spaceship and a 1970s vision of a futuristic nightclub. The truth is it might as well be both. Read on for WHRB Classical Producer Pablo Rasmussen's review of Square Peg Round Hole's performance at National Sawdust on November 8th.
Harvard student Audrey Dilgarde sits down with her old friend, Evan Wesley, to discuss the incredible work and impact he’s catalyzed while at the helm of the Thirst Project—a nonprofit that not only exclusively tackles the water crisis but also has the honor of being the world’s leading youth water activism organization.
The air in Brighton Music Hall was filled with electricity this past Sunday night (yep, you read that right—a packed house on a Sunday!) as Greyson Chance took to the stage. Flanked on all sides by fluorescent tubes of pulsating light, the singer-songwriter captured the audience with the power of his voice. Greyson’s stage-presence, complemented by a delicate command over his body movement, a quick outfit-change, and personal vignettes, made for a truly remarkable experience.
I got the chance (pun intended!) to catch up with Greyson before his show, to talk about his newest album, portraits, and his life as a child-sensation turned practiced musician.