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Berklee Bands at CMJ–Add Yours! #berkleecmj

Post by Magen Tracy, A.D. for Online Marketing and Social Media, on her way to #berkleecmj for her 4th year (and Berklee’s 7th).
Berklee students and alumni are taking NYC by storm this week for the annual CMJ Music Marathon, a week-long festival that spans the entire city. In addition to our official Berklee CMJ Showcase on Thursday, October 17 at Sullivan Hall, catch these student and alumni performances all week long. Playing a set at CMJ? Add your details in the comments, or tweet/post with #berkleecmj and we’ll include it here!
  • Haerts (featuring Berklee CMJ Showcase and Heavy Rotation Records alumni Nini and Ben): Thursday , October 17, 11:00 p.m. at Santos Party House, Friday; October 18, 10:00 a.m. at Judson Memorial Church; Saturday, October 19, 11:00 p.m. at Bowery Ballroom
  • Lucius (Berklee CMJ Showcase and Heavy Rotation Records alumni): Tuesday, October 15 , 5:00 p.m. at Rockwood Music Hall
  • Betty Who: Wednesday, October 16, 10:15 p.m. at Pianos; Friday, October 18, 11:00 p.m. at Westway
  • Evolfo Doofeht (HRR) : 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at The Bowery Electric
  • Mals Totem: Tuesday, October 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Ella Lounge


Berklee Alumni Take CMJ By Storm

The CMJ Music Marathon Festival took New York City by storm from October 18th thru the 22nd. Live music, industry panels and parties were the norm during this week of music in New York City.

On Friday, October 21, Berklee held it’s 5th annual CMJ showcase at Bowery Poetry Club. The lineup consisted of Berklee alumni bands, Heavy Rotation student bands and bands. The Berklee showcase wasn’t the only place at CMJ where Berklee alumni bands were performing. Numerous bands played showcases all over the city.

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Berklee Alums Rock CMJ

Once upon a time Berklee was a jazz school. And while jazz is still alive and well in our community, we’ve come a long way since, and these days our alumni are doing amazing things in R&B, hip-hop, electronic, indie-rock–you name it! Our 5th annual CMJ Music Marathon Showcase was a great example of this, pulling in alumni acts from Boston and beyond. Check out videos below of Endangered Speeches, Sarah RabDAU & Self-Employed Assassins, and Bleu and see more of all our showcase acts on our YouTube Channel.

Endangered Speeches, a 13-member hip-hop/reggae ensemble, fronted by Greek MC, singer, and Berklee alumna Mariletta Konstantara, and featuring other alumni members from around the globe:

Sarah RabDAU & Self-Employed Assassins, transcendent piano-based indie-rock from Boston, MA, featuring Berklee alums Matt Graber on drums and Peter Moore on keys and vocals:

Bleu, pop artist, professional songwriter, and producer, who’s been hugely involved with the school since he left, giving clinics and concerts for students on campus:

Stay tuned for more videos of our student acts and other performers!

CMJ Showcase: Sex!

Heavy Rotation Records band Sex! closed our 3rd annual CMJ Showcase with a killer set at the Bowery Poetry Club.  The band features alumni Kyle VandeKerkhoff (guitar), Andrew Burri (vocals), John Adams (drums), and Skye Handler (guitar), and student Josh Hari (bass):

After the show, frontman Andrew Burri ’09 shared his thoughts on the event:

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CMJ Showcase: Zigmat

Zigmat, a Brooklyn-based band fronted by Berklee alumna vocalist Monica Rodriguez and bassist Stephen Yonkin, wows the crowd at the Bowery Poetry Club with their unique blend of world, punk, trip-hop, and rock:

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