The Fenway – March 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.

March 5 — Berklee Performance Center
Vicente Amigo: Flamenco Festival 2016
The Timeless Sounds of Spain
Spanish-born, Flamenco guitarist and Grammy award-winner, Vicente Amigo comes to Boston with a legendary ensemble of musicians to celebrate the 15th year of the much-heralded “Flamenco Festival.”

March 6 — House of Blues
Southside of Heaven
Though Slayer lost guitarist Jeff Hanneman to liver failure in 2013, the band has continued down its path of controversial subject matter, heavy-handed metal and supersonic shredding.

March 11 — House of Blues
Beach House
Beachfront Property
Since the release of their eponymous release in 2006, Beach House have been heralded as the indie darlings of dream pop. Now with 6 records under their belts, their reverbed, ethereal instrumentation and laid back grooves have come to define their sound and continue to wow their audiences with the soothing sounds of a simpler time.

March 13 — Berklee Performance Center
Yamato: Drummers of Japan
The Sound of a Nation
A celebration and demonstration of Japanese percussion, the Yamato ensemble has performed over 2,500 shows in 51 countries since 1993. Bringing their concerts and workshops all over the world, the Yamato drummers present traditional compositions from the Japan’s most important and iconic instrument.

March 16-18 — House of Blues
Dropkick Murphys
Boston’s Premier St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
For years, the Dropkick Murphy’s multi-day St. Patrick’s Day celebration has come to define the Irish spirit in Boston. With 3 shows in 3 days, the band that brought “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” back to the forefront of ethnic pop punk, the Dropkicks set the mood for a holiday defined by Guinness, kilts and bagpipes. Expect all of the above all week long at the House of Blues.

March 25 — Berklee Performance Center
José González
The Soft-Spoken Man from Gothenburg
One of the quietest and most intimate performers out there, José González stops by the Berklee Performance Center to support “Vestiges & Claws,” his first album in 7 years. A self-proclaimed sound somewhere between Shuggie Otis and Simon and Garfunkel, the Swedish troubadour promises to keep his minimalist style while adding just a bit more guitar and distortion. Don’t miss this rare performance at the BPC and try to keep the chatter to a minimum—his every word is quiet and precious.

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