Monday, March 5 at 8:00 PM, Live! From The Red Room @ Cafe 939: Roots Roadshow.
The Roots Roadshow series, presented by the Berklee College of Music’s American Roots Music Program, is a showcase that explores and celebrates America’s rich musical heritage. Each month, a variety show of student bands and ensembles perform styles including country, blues, old-time, bluegrass, new acoustic, Celtic, classic country, Western swing, and more. Continue reading “Upcoming On birnCORE: Roots Roadshow”
Charlotte Day Wilson – Stone Woman (R&B)
Stone Woman is a stellar R&B EP full of rich warm production and a strong vocal lead. Charlotte Day Wilson delivers the intimacy of a lo-fi release with the clarity of a Billboard top 40 artist. Stone Woman is at times textural and ethereal and at other times sensual and direct.
Favorite Tracks: All of them… there’s only 6.
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Next Friday, March 10th, Jonathan Wilson will be playing at the Sinclair with Laraaji. Wilson’s newest album, “Rare Birds” will be dropping the Friday before, on March 2nd, and I recommend giving it a listen when it does. Featuring artists, like Father John Misty, Lana Del Rey, Lucius, Laraaji, and more, “Rare Birds” really showcases all of the connections Wilson has been busy making over the last few years, producing albums such as Father John Misty’s Grammy nominated “Pure Comedy,” as well as Karen Elson’s “Double Roses.” Continue reading “Jonathan Wilson “Rare Birds” Review”
Jonathan Wilson – Rare Birds // ambient rock
While Wilson has such a clear and intense technical ability, I think the real core of his talent lies in his ability to transfer such soul into his projects. “Rare Birds” has all the emotion and power of Rock n’ Roll with a swirl of ambience in the mix – creating a sound that is both reminiscent and impossible to compare. Its classic rock from an alternate universe with drum machines and synthscapes that take you down roads you didn’t know existed. The goal of “Rare Birds” seems to be the overall impact of the sound and all of the moving parts within each track – give it a listen to experience it yourself.
Favorite Tracks: Over the Midnight, Miriam Montague Loving You, Living With Myself
Listen Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBKnvy8cr80
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Tune in to birnCORE on Friday, March 2 for a live broadcast from the Red Room @ Cafe 939 featuring Robert Ellis and Courtney Harman and Brian Dunne.
Robert Ellis and Courtney Harman perform an evening of duets written by John Hartford. Continue reading “Upcoming on birnCORE: Dear John: Robert Ellis and Courtney Hartman Perform the Songs of John Hartford with Brian Dunne”
Tune in to birnCORE on Friday, February 23 for a live broadcast from two New York based acts as Forq and Sirintip perform live from the Red Room @ Cafe 939.
Forq is an instrumental quartet with an aggressive sound and a penchant for sonic exploration. Continue reading “Live this Friday on birnCORE: Forq and Sirintip from The Red Room @ Cafe 939”
Ought – Room Inside The World (post punk, art rock)
Ought’s latest album manages to be thrilling and repetitious at the same time. Room Inside The World incorporates more synths than Ought’s previous work without taking focus away from the unique guitar lines and idiosyncratic vocals.
Favorite Tracks: Disgraced In America, Take Everything, These 3 Things
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Ezra Furman – Transangelic Exodus // psychedelic rock, musical novel
This album is really intense and wonderfully unique conceptually. The entire thing tells a story in which Ezra is “in love with an angel, and a government is after [them], and [they] have to leave home because angels are illegal, as is harboring angels”. The angels are “Transangelic” because “they have an operation, and they’re transformed [into angels]… and it causes panic”. Pretty intense stuff. The music really reflects the urgency of this story with its mixture of strings, synths, and distorted guitars. Ezra’s voice is haunting and seeping with emotion and just perfect for the role. You’ll be on the edge of your seat with every track.
Tune in to birnCORE on Saturday, February 24 for an amazing live broadcast from the Red Room @ Cafe 939 featuring Robert Stevenson of A Silent Film and I Am Strikes .
For 12 years, Robert Stevenson was the front man, producer, and primary songwriter of British rock band A Silent Film. Stevenson will play the band’s hits and other fan favorites in stripped-down, acoustic arrangements. Continue reading “Upcoming on birnCORE: Robert Stevenson of A Silent Film and I Am Strikes”