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Berklee Greenway Sessions continue with a performance by rock and electronic hip-hop fusion band Bear Language on August 24 at 6:00 p.m. on Milk Street at Atlantic Avenue. Berklee Greenway Sessions artists join local food trucks like Grilled Cheese Nation and Beantown Franks ā€˜nā€™ Spuds for free entertainment every Friday evening through August 24. Berklee Greenway Sessions is a part of Berklee Summer in the City presented by Natixis Global Asset Management. For more information on Berklee concerts in neighborhoods all over Boston this summer, visit berklee.edu/events/summer.
If Radiohead and the Red Hot Chili Peppers were to have a child and name J Dilla the godfather, the resulting offspring would be Bear Language. Heavy riffs meet esoteric musical landscapes under delicate but gritty vocals. Born in early 2011 at Berklee, the band is a fusion of musical styles and influences ranging from the Mars Volta to Lettuce.
Originally from New York, guitarist and singer Luca Buccellati is an accomplished songwriter. While his songwriting with Bear Language draws heavily from Radiohead, Buccellati is equally at home in the pop idiom, a side that manifests itself through catchy hooks and edgily accessible riffs.
Bassist Archi Denis was born in Paris but grew up mostly in Asia. Growing up emulating Flea and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Denis proves that bass isn't just a background instrument. A true performer, he's known for his onstage antics without ever losing sight of the groove.
Drummer and St. Louis native Ian Barnett rounds out the trio. Also a producer following in the footsteps of J Dilla, he brings a love for all things off-kilter. On stage and in the studio he's always pushing the envelope and defying the traditional box in which a drummer operates, but always to the service of the music.
Together the three are captivating and fresh. In September of 2011 Bear Language released its self-titled debut EP, the first step in what will be a long journey. The group's second release, The Ventriloquist, is due out in 2012 with a full length to follow.

Added by Berklee MR on July 3, 2012

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