Berklee to open all-ages concert venue

Good news for the under-21 crowd (or anyone tiring of the Middle East - if that's even possible). Before Lyons and co. open up Boston's House of Blues, Berklee's beating them to the punch with a shiny new all-ages "200-person capacity concert venue, featuring high-end PA and lighting systems, video and DVD capabilities" on Boylston Street. The cafe's actually been there since December, but the live music aspect will be a new addition. From the inbox:

"Berklee College of Music presents Cafe 939, a state-of-the-art, all-ages, student-run music venue and coffee house. Located at 939 Boylston Street, adjacent to the Cactus Club, Cafe 939 will showcase Berklee?s emerging student talent, local artists, as well as national acts seeking a more intimate, personal space in which to perform and connect with their fans. Cafe 939 is open to the general public and hopes to attract musicians and music fans from all walks of life. While most rooms in Boston have a specific musical niche, Cafe 939 will embrace nearly any style, from rock, jazz, folk, and world, to bluegrass, hip-hop, electronica, avant-garde, and beyond.

'We don't care if you play the saw, accordion, or electric sitar, as long as you're good, this could be the room for you,' says Jacqueline Indrisano, Cafe 939 event manager. 'We want this to be a place where all are welcome and anything can happen.'"

The Cafe's opening event will be a performance by Puerto Rican sax player Miguel Zenón, on April 2.

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