Red Room, Cafe 939, Berklee College of Music 939 Boylston St. 02215 Boston, MA, USVenue info and map
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Established in Boston in 2004, The Fenway Recordings Sessions is a regular concert series featuring a mix of the best new and developing indie artists and established acts playing the city's clubs. The shows are hosted by Fenway Recordings at several of Boston’s small venues including Brighton Music Hall, Cafe 939 and The Middle East, and feature DJ sets from resident DJ Carbo, (Fenway Recordings’ founder, Mark Kates), along with occasional special guest DJs. In March 2012, the Sessions collaborated with MTV Hive to launch “Live from Boston,” a series of live-streamed shows that kicked off with a blistering, sold out set from Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings. Other bands that have played the Sessions include: Hot Chip, The Joy Formidable, Cults, Wild Flag, Rival Schools, Diplo, Kurt Vile, Dum Dum Girls, Ted Leo, Cibo Matto, Editors, Kate Nash, Echo and the Bunnymen, MGMT, Yeasayer, Two Door Cinema Club, Delorean, Jamie Lidell, Wolfmother and Cold War Kids among hundreds of others. The series hit show #150 in January 2012 with a weekend of back-to-back sets from Mission of Burma, and it looks forward to #200 as it continues as one of the best sources for fresh, new live music in Boston.
With a sound that recalls Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, but with the cynicism of grunge and punk, nobody could believe wry singer-songwriter Willy Mason was only 19 when he appeared on the indie scene. Born and raised on Martha's Vineyard, Mason grew up with his parents' love of folk music. He loved it, too, but his teen years brought Nirvana and Rage Against the Machine into his life. Mason found their political and social messages much easier to identify with and soon combined folk's softer and loose delivery with the revolutionary attitude of his new heroes. Mason has toured with Rosanne Cash, My Morning Jacket, Evan Dando, Beth Orton, and labelmates Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins.