Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ryan's Smashing Life presents May 29th at Cafe 939

INCREDIBLE ENTERTAINMENT - On Friday, May 29th the RSL Music Blog takes over the Red Room at Cafe 939 at Berklee for the first of two magical nights. (Here's a link to the Saturday, May 30th lineup.)

A Ryan's Smashing Life live show delivers remarkable music talent, straight from our digital pages to the finest stages in New England. This tradition of music exploration continues on Friday, May 29th at the Cafe 939 with three outstanding acts that promise to thoroughly entertain, reigniting your passion for exciting new music!

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On the streets of Boston – in between classes at Berklee College of Music – Ryan Green found his calling with childhood friend Cameron Hood. While busking with their acoustic guitars, the two were snatched up by Clear Channel’s Tea Party Concerts booking agency. Since then, the two, under the name Ryanhood, have toured the country opening up for artists such as Jason Mraz, Lifehouse, Matt Nathanson, and the Plain White T’s.

One part comedic exchange and one part music ensemble, Ryanhood has built a reputation around the country as one of the most entertaining and engaging acoustic duos today. Their airtight vocal harmonies, along with Ryan’s rapidly precise guitar riffs and Cameron’s soulfully rich lead vocals, create the pleasantly distinguishable “Ryanhood” sound.

Ryanhood's upcoming album, The World Awaits, produced by Grammy winner Ross Hogarth (Melissa Etheridge, Ziggy Marley), features the same feel-good breakdowns and radio-ready hooks that fans have loved about Ryanhood for years.

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Vivian Darkbloom

One of the most wildly talented new bands we have stumbled on in recent years, Boston's Vivian Darkbloom have already achieved notoriety and accolades for their music. Led by singer Rob Morris whose tricked out guitar (an incredible customization involving a Wii remote) has helped gain the group attention - his band's music has been the subject of attention from,, and Find out what others already know, this is one of the hottest new sounds in the country!

"Vivian Darkbloom offers a subtly unique species of alternative rock, kitschy and catchy, but with staying power... Dark-tinged alternative with absorbing lyrics and simple, powerful guitar riffs" - CMJ

"Vivian Darkbloom is Boston's hot new band. They're young, creative, and really good" - Ryan's Smashing Life

Vivian Darkbloom
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Tom Thumb

Tom Thumb is the musical project of Boston's Andy Arch, who records the various instruments of deconstructed pop songs and scaffolded folk music. He has shared the stage with Jens Lekman, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Dr. Dog, and many more, and played around the country. Do not miss a single minute of Tom Thumb - one of the best live performers we have ever seen!

"Andy Arch puts the songs first and lets the strength of his performance and thoughtful production sensibilities carry the audience through a satisfying and meditative experience,"
-Andrew Sgro, Northeast Performer Magazine

"The music of Tom Thumb is a an absolute feather in Boston's cap. The Taxidermist gets 4 of 5 stars! It's a must have record for acoustic and folk lovers!"
-Ryan's Smashing Life named Tom Thumb's record one of just Twenty Albums You Need to Own in 2008

Tom Thumb
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RSL at Cafe 939 on Friday, May 29th
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This Event will Likely Sell Out.
All Ages - 8pm - Just $10

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