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#BerkleeCMJ: HRR Interview with Red Oblivion

Heavy Rotations Record rep and student Dan Sigman interviews Red Oblivion (HRR) in anticipation of their set at our Berklee CMJ Music Marathon Showcase.

Red Oblivion includes Berklee alumni Emma Torres (guitar), Zach Adams (lead vocals/bass), and Carson Groenewold (drums). The Boston-based band made a splash at Lollapalooza Chicago in 2012, and also performed at Lollapalooza Chile and Brazil this year. The group is a trio with backgrounds in classical, metal, pop, electronic, and world music. Red Oblivion recorded with producer Paul Kolderie (Radiohead, Portugal. The Man, Pixies) for HRR’s Dorm Sessions 8 CD.

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Berklee SXSW Day Party in Pictures

Staff blogger Magen Tracy, assistant director for online marketing and social media, blogs about Berklee’s 8th Annual SXSW Day Party in Austin, TX. Read more about student performances on the road at Berklee on Tour.

Presskit.to’s Ben Maitland-Lewis and Chloe Sunshine’s Kendall Egan.

Last Friday, March 15, Berklee hosted our eighth annual SXSW Day Party, and our first at an outdoor SXSW venue, Brush Square Park. It was a great day for the Berklee community, and for music in general, with student and alumni bands from all around the country, and 1,000 attendees including alumni, press, fans, and new faces. The party was the culmination of the efforts of Heavy Rotation Records (our student-run label), Berkleemusic (our online school), The Red Room at Cafe 939, and Berklee Alumni Affairs, and was broadcast live on TuneIn Radio by Presskit.to and Backbone Radio Networks to more than 6,500 listeners worldwide.

Below, check out some of the day’s highlights in pictures (see the full gallery here.) Photos by Treebeard Media and PrettyInstant.com.

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Canary’s Amy Mantis Talks About Her SXSW Experience

A quick introduction – my name is Amy Mantis and I play guitar in and write songs for Canary, a five-piece rock n roll band comprised entirely of Berklee students.  You can download our new EP (for free!) at www.canarytheband.com.

Last week, Canary had the chance of a lifetime – to play at South by Southwest (SXSW) through Heavy Rotation Records (HRR) at Berklee’s 7th Annual SXSW Party.

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My ears are still recovering…

Back from SXSW in Austin, where Berklee hosted three (!!) events this year. While I’m 90% recovered, my hearing may take longer to come back… I saw 40 bands in 4 days! including twelve alumni and student bands that played at Berklee’s parties, and two more – Pink Nasty and Royal Forest – who were among the dozens of alumni bands performing at shows and parties around austin last week. Continue reading

Heavy Rotation Records CD Release Show

The Heavy Rotation Records CD release show was probably the only one that wasn’t canceled in the city of Boston on February 10th.  With threats of “severe weather” and snow, there was a possibility that the show would have to be canceled.  Luckily, the show went on, and despite the warnings, there was an excellent turnout. Continue reading