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.

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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

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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

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

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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.
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Album Review: Editors – Violence

Review by Justin Cameron

Working remotely with a producer whom they’ve never met led to Editors taking a new approach to their sound with Violence. They kept the same dark tone of their previous releases but added more pop elements to them: making some parts of the album brighter than once expected.

Their songs are grand and have huge climaxes, taking notes from acts including Coldplay and U2. They also keep an electro-rock feel and industrial elements reminiscent of Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails. Continue reading “Album Review: Editors – Violence”

Album Review: Preoccupations – New Material

Story by Justin Cameron

Post-punk rockers Preoccupations explore a new, darker, and deeper sound for New Material.

“My perfect goal for a record would be to have something that you know is rock music but you can’t tell what any of the instruments are,” explains Scott Munro. They’ve achieved just that in New Material. With it being difficult at times to differentiate between a guitar and synth, the album keeps the listener on their toes. Continue reading “Album Review: Preoccupations – New Material”

Berklee in the Round Live From The Red Room

Tune in on Tuesday, April 10th @ 7 PM EST to birnCORE for a live broadcast from The Red Room @ 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.

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Album Review: Nathaniel Rateliff – Tearing at the Seams

Story by Justin Cameron

We’re in the middle of a blues-rock revival from the 60’s. What was previously led by the likes of Gary Clark Jr. and Brittany Howard from Alabama Shakes, now has a new face in Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. Their self-titled debut broke them onto the scene in 2016 with the catchy, danceable hits “S.O.B” and “I Never Get Old;” Since then, they have been busy tearing up the scene with their following release (later that year) and a live album from Red Rocks with Preservation Hall Jazz Band in 2017. Continue reading “Album Review: Nathaniel Rateliff – Tearing at the Seams”