Mar 24, 2011

New Media Two: Day One Recap

We arrived at the hotel in Boston, and dropped off our bags to go explore Cambridge. We found an ally way with graffiti covering the wall (even some from Banksy), some unique local coffee shops, and spotted some interesting people. After wandering around for a while, we went over to the MIT student center to eat. We next went back to the hotel to get ready for our 1band 1brand meeting in the hotel’s conference center. The meeting was with our group leader’s (Tyler York) brother, Kyle York, who is a driving force behind the newly created 1band 1brand. 1band 1 brand is a website promoting upcoming independent artists and clothing brands. They send out weekly updates completely free to subscribers, through email and newsletters. Kyle York spoke to us a lot about new and interesting ways to market products, and how we can get involved with the business side of the arts.

After the meeting we proceeded to Quincy Market to get something for dinner. There were a large variety of great tasting foods to choose from. After eating the group walked around and checked out the little shops that were in the market area. After leaving Quincy Market, we headed to the T station so we could catch a ride into the campus of Berklee, which is a world-renowned music school. At Berklee we watched a concert in the Red Room at the 939 café. There were three bands playing at the show, and all of which were upcoming underground artists. The café was mostly filled with Berkelee locals, and showed us more of the independent music scene. Some of us left after the second band, and the rest headed back during the third act to get in bed before lights out at 11.

To check out any of the bands we saw at café 939, you can go to their websites listed below:

Tiff Jimber

The Winter Sounds

Allison Weiss

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