The Fenway – April Music Spotlight
From huge, loud touring acts to local acoustic songwriters, there’s something musical happening in The Fenway every day of the week. We’ll keep you up to date on the latest shows and events. Here are some highlights from this month’s schedule.
April 4—House of Blues
Straight No Chaser
Before the famous elderflower liqueur took the world by storm as a go-to drink mixer, St. Germain, the French electronic producer by the same name was already blending his own mix of deep house, blues, jazz and African music for the eclectic dance lover. It’s been years since his debut record and St. Germain is back on tour combining electronic loops with vocal samples to create cerebral beats and memorable dance tracks. With a new record and a spot on this year’s Coachella Festival, this intimate club show should not be missed.
April 5—House of Blues
Holy Holy plays David Bowie
Ashes to Ashes
Celebrating the legacy of the recently deceased David Bowie, Holy Holy is a group fronted by Bowie’s producer Tony Visconti and drummer Mick 'Woody' Woodmansey, the last surviving member of Bowie’s famous Ziggy Stardust lineup. Though the group was formed before Bowie’s death, the timing of this show makes the performance all the more profound. Pay tribute to one of rock music’s greatest with the people who knew him best.
April 9—House of Blues
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals
Until Proven Guilty
Whether it’s folk, soul, blues or reggae, Ben Harper plays it and plays it well. Feel good vibes from a slide guitar guru and 3-time Grammy Award Winner, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals make their way to the House of Blues for their first area show since Boston Calling.
April 14—Café 939
Time Away From the Arcade
Known for her work with Arcade Fire and the acclaimed contemporary instrumental ensemble Bell Orchestre, Sarah Neufeld is a Canadian violinist and composer based out of Montreal. Catch her on this rare tour as she bounces around the US in support of her beautiful second solo release, “The Ridge.”
April 22—Café 939
A Plucky Coming of Age Tale
A child prodigy of the mandolin, Sierra Hull signed to Rounder Records at the age of 13 and was the first bluegrass musician to receive a presidential scholarship to Berklee College of Music. Back with her first album in 5 years, Hull went into the studio with Bela Fleck to create “Weighted Mind” released earlier this year. Expect coming of age lyrics sung ethereally against her mastery of the mandolin.
April 22—House of Blues
Father John Misty
Gospel According to John
Known for his signature cynicism and sharp wit, Josh Tillman aka Father John Misty has the ability to bury humor and self-deprecation in a catchy, seemingly heartfelt tune. Perfectly perplexing, Misty’s “I Love You, Honeybear” landed up on just about everyone’s year-end Top 10 lists. Come see the intriguing troubadour up close and personal tonight at the House of Blues.
April 30—Café 939
Matthew Logan Vasquez
Best known as the passionate songwriter for the Delta Spirit, Matthew Vasquez always seems to be up to something. This time it’s an extremely intimate solo show to preview the release of his new solo record “Solicitor Returns.” Catching Vasquez in any setting is a chance to see one of America’s best songwriters of the past decade.