Album Review: ZHU’s RHINGO’S DESERT PT. 1

Review by Justin Cameron

ZHU’s career has always been mysterious. He never offers fans a look into his personal life, and instead, gives them exceptional music for the past four years. He’s carved out his niche in the electronic music scene, creating music from an artistic point of view rather than of a musical one. ZHU’s songs all have dark undertones complimented by screaming guitar and sax solos as well as sparse, spacey vocals. Continue reading “Album Review: ZHU’s RHINGO’S DESERT PT. 1”

Berklee In The Round, Live from The Red Room

Tune in on Tuesday, May 8 at 7:00 PM EST to birnCORE for a live broadcast from The Red Room at Cafe 939 of Berklee in the Round.

Berklee in the Round (BITR) occurs on the second Tuesday of every month. Each month, a faculty member selects four to five students and hosts a concert. He or she may also choose a special guest (such as a visiting artist or touring songwriter). Based on the in-the-round performances at the famous Bluebird Café in Nashville, Tennessee, songwriters sit in a circle, where they take turns playing to the audience seated around them, lending an intimate feel.

This month the performers will be Hera Lynn, Weiwen Seah, William Ospina, Chavis Chance, and Anastasia Charakidou.

Tune in here to join the live broadcast

Show Review: Preoccupations at Brighton Music Hall 4/25

Review by Justin Cameron

Preoccupations came out to an excited crowd at Brighton Music Hall last Wednesday night with album opener, “Espionage.” From there, they ripped through a 13-song set containing a nice balance of new and old songs. Their lights remained dark throughout the set forcing the audiences’ attention on their sound rather than over the top visuals.

Their set was loud, —full of thundering drums and booming bass—but it was balanced. No one instrument overpowered another as Matt Flegel’s voice could clearly be heard. Continue reading “Show Review: Preoccupations at Brighton Music Hall 4/25”

Upcoming: Manu Delago at The Red Room

Tune in to birnCORE this Thursday, May 3rd at 8 PM EST for a live broadcast from The Red Room @ Cafe 939 featuring Manu Delago.
 
When Delago first discovered the Hang, an enchanting musical instrument manufactured by PANArt in Switzerland he discovered a passion for writing music.
 
His Hang solo piece “Mono Desire” has become the most popular Hang video on the internet and was featured in the top 30 music videos on YouTube. His music is incredibly unique, atmospheric, and beautiful.
 
He has released several albums with his band, and has collaborated with artists such as Björk, Anoushka Shankar, Joss Stone, Andreya Triana, and Bugge Wesseltoft.
 
Tune in on birnCORE.

Cabaret Presents: One-Person Show, Live from the Red Room

Tune into birnCORE for a live broadcast of Cabaret Presents: One-Person Show, from The Red Room at Cafe 939, on Wednesday, May 2 at 7:00 PM.

From comedians to actors, all solo performers are storytellers. One-Person Show is a series of solo performances directed by Ana Guigui. The show will feature extraordinary life stories from seven performers in an intimate and personal setting.

Tune in here to join the live broadcast.

Cabaret, Live from the Red Room May 1

Cabaret is an intimate, live showcase of Broadway favorites and musical theater–inspired originals. Begun in 2012, Cabaret is a student initiative to give musical theater enthusiasts at Berklee the chance to perform in a professional setting beyond the main stage musical season.

The show will be in The Red Room at Cafe 939 on Tuesday, May 1 at 8:00 PM.

Tune in here to join the live birnCORE broadcast!

Berklee Original Open Mic, Live from the Red Room

The Songwriting Department, in conjunction with the Red Room at Cafe 939, is proud to present its open mic event for Berklee songwriters on Monday, April 30 at 7:00 PM.

All current Berklee students are welcome to play one original song of fewer than five minutes. If you are interested, please arrive at Cafe 939 after 6:00 p.m. for sign-ups. Twenty-five writers and as many as 10 alternates (who will play if others do not show up) will be selected. Performers may play one song each—no covers or drum kits, please. If fewer than 25 people sign up, there will be opportunities to perform a second song.

For more information, email songwriting@berklee.edu.

Click here to listen to the show live on birnCORE.

The Berklee A&R Group Spring Showcase Live from the Red Room

The BIRN is proud to present the Berklee A&R Group’s Spring Showcase live on birnCORE on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

This showcase will feature an incredible lineup of some of the college’s best original acts.

Performers were chosen based on their variation of genre, performance skills, and content quality. This semester’s showcase features Mosie, Jackson Lundy, Alx, Malaya, Emilia Ali, and Brandon Harris. If you have questions about this event or would like to be considered for next year’s show, email us at artistdevelopment@berklee.edu.

The show starts at 7PM EDT at The Red Room @ Cafe 939.

Tune in here to join the live broadcast.

Electronic Performance Night Live from the Red Room

Tune in to birnCORE tonight for a full night of electronic music presented by the Berklee Songwriting department.

The Songwriting Department has expanded its efforts to provide a dynamic technology curriculum that supports its students as writers, producers, and performers. Join the department for its second electronic singer-songwriter showcase, hosted by faculty member Erin Barra-Jean.

The show starts at 7PM EDT at The Red Room @ Cafe 939.

Tune in here to join the live broadcast.

Coming up on birn1 – Rhythms and Frequencies: CWP Student Concert Preview

On Tuesday, April 17 @ 1 pm tune into birn1 for a preview of the CWP Student Concert! The concert itself will be on Wednesday, April 18 @ 8 PM @ the BPC.
The Contemporary Writing and Production (CWP) Student Concert features some of the department’s best students and their dynamic songs and arrangements in an exciting mix of music.
During this preview, artists (Nono Chen, Pauly German, Carlos Saenz, and Alexis Leroy-Pleshoyano) will be talking about their goals, their writing process, and about the show.
Tune in here.