The Red Room at Cafe 939


Oct
7 Wed
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CANCELLED: Half Waif

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

The Half Waif performance previously scheduled at The Red Room will be relocated to Once Somerville.  The performance will be on the same date at the same time - May 5th at 8:00 p.m.  All tickets purchased from The Red Room will be honored on site at Once Somerville. To purchase additional tickets through Once Somerville, click here.


 

Nandi Rose is on her own again, and three songs into her forthcoming album The Caretaker, the singer, songwriter and producer declares her fearlessness: “Baby don’t worry about me, I don’t worry about you.” Here, on “Ordinary Talk,” Rose meditates on the heaviness of ordinary moments, the constellation of tears and chores and self-doubt and small talk that comprise being a person, accompanied by her most cinematic, pulsing arrangements to date. It’s an apt introduction to The Caretaker, an album that negotiates the space between working alone and with others, between isolation and connection. The result is her boldest work yet. Even the album cover seems to declare a statement of intent in high resolution, a deliberate move from the obscured, muted mystery of her previous work: the artist’s sharp image radiates before a brilliant blue storm, staring you right in the eye. Over the course of eleven songs, Rose creates the lush world of a humid summer night, dreaming of and reaching for a season in which she is her “best self.” Referring to the album’s title, she says, “I kind of created a character. She’s someone who has been entrusted with taking care of this estate, taking care of the land, and she’s not doing a very good job. The weeds are growing everywhere, and she’s not taking care of herself.” For Rose, the character of The Caretaker serves as a warning of who she could become if she’s not more vigilant, and the resulting album sees her grappling with her desire for independence and the knotty reality that we need each other. The Caretaker follows critically acclaimed album Lavender, named for the lavender that once grew in her grandmother’s garden. And on her most recent collection, Rose’s family history and intergenerational stories continue to seep their way into the songs. “There’s a family legacy of losing and seeking homes, a theme that has followed me,” she reflects, pointing to her mother’s journey as an Indian refugee from Uganda, and her grandmother’s displacement from Lahore after the partition of India. Rose herself was raised surrounded by the Berkshire mountains in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and today she finds inspiration in the shock of seasons of the Hudson Valley where she currently resides


Not On Sale
Mar
20 Sat
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Louden Swain (7PM Show)

Boston, MA
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $38.00
DAY OF: $40.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: March 20, 2021 12:00 AM to March 20, 2021 7:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: May 11, 2020 4:32 PM to March 19, 2021 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Over the course of two decades together, Los Angeles based indie rock band Louden Swain has released a series of impressively accomplished albums, toured successfully throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, and built a dedicated social media following-all without the support of a mainstream record label.



Taking their name from the plucky protagonist of the '80s film Vision Quest, singer Rob Benedict, bassist Mike Borja and drummer Stephen Norton launched the band in 1997, after meeting at a party in Los Angeles. Their early punk-inspired sound quickly expanded into a more adventurous and experimental sensibility, while maintaining the tuneful, emotionally open approach that first endeared the group to its fans on the early
releases 2001's Able-Legged Heroes, 2003's Overachiever, and 2006's Suit And Tie.



The addition of lead guitarist Billy Moran in 2006 allowed the band to finally realize the sonic vision that they'd been hearing in their heads.



Those epic visions and expanded horizons manifested themselves on the albums A Brand New Hurt (2009), Eskimo (2011), Sky Alive (2014), No Time Like The Present (2017), and their most recent release - an acoustic re-imagining of songs from their vast catalog - Splitting The Seams (2018). Along the way the band discovered a rabid fanbase propelled by fans of The CW's hit television show Supernatural which featured lead singer Rob Benedict in the role of Chuck The Prophet.



Splitting The Seams is a new chapter for Louden Swain, one that reconnects them with their past, while forging ahead into new territory as they continue to reach out to both old and new audiences on the road throughout 2019.


Mar
20 Sat
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Louden Swain (9PM Show)

Boston, MA
United States
Doors at 8:30 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $38.00
DAY OF: $40.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: March 20, 2021 12:00 AM to March 20, 2021 9:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: May 11, 2020 4:30 PM to March 19, 2021 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Over the course of two decades together, Los Angeles based indie rock band Louden Swain has released a series of impressively accomplished albums, toured successfully throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, and built a dedicated social media following-all without the support of a mainstream record label.



Taking their name from the plucky protagonist of the '80s film Vision Quest, singer Rob Benedict, bassist Mike Borja and drummer Stephen Norton launched the band in 1997, after meeting at a party in Los Angeles. Their early punk-inspired sound quickly expanded into a more adventurous and experimental sensibility, while maintaining the tuneful, emotionally open approach that first endeared the group to its fans on the early
releases 2001's Able-Legged Heroes, 2003's Overachiever, and 2006's Suit And Tie.



The addition of lead guitarist Billy Moran in 2006 allowed the band to finally realize the sonic vision that they'd been hearing in their heads.



Those epic visions and expanded horizons manifested themselves on the albums A Brand New Hurt (2009), Eskimo (2011), Sky Alive (2014), No Time Like The Present (2017), and their most recent release - an acoustic re-imagining of songs from their vast catalog - Splitting The Seams (2018). Along the way the band discovered a rabid fanbase propelled by fans of The CW's hit television show Supernatural which featured lead singer Rob Benedict in the role of Chuck The Prophet.



Splitting The Seams is a new chapter for Louden Swain, one that reconnects them with their past, while forging ahead into new territory as they continue to reach out to both old and new audiences on the road throughout 2019.


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.