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The Band Camino, The Wldlfe and Morningbird: Live from the Red Room @ Cafe 939, Saturday, Nov 18 at 8:00 pm on birnCORE

The Band Camino is an alternative/indie band with a loyal following in its hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. Their online listener base has expanded into cities including New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.  “The Black and White” reached no. 36 on the Spotify US Viral 50, and some of the group’s other songs have been featured on Spotify’s Indie Pop and Feel Good Indie Rock playlists. The Band Camino delivers a captivating live show, which has Continue reading “The Band Camino, The Wldlfe and Morningbird: Live from the Red Room @ Cafe 939, Saturday, Nov 18 at 8:00 pm on birnCORE”

Eddie Berman and Brian Larney: Live from the Red Room @ Cafe 939 Friday, Nov 17 at 8:00 pm on birnCORE

Eddie Berman has been writing songs since he was a California teenager. His bedroom demos have earned substantial play on vanguard public radio station KCRW 89.9 FM, he’s recorded and played throughout North America and Europe, and he performed for several thousand people over dozens of sold out London residency shows in partnership with British singer Laura Marling. In fact, while recording a live EP with Marling in 2013, he realized Continue reading “Eddie Berman and Brian Larney: Live from the Red Room @ Cafe 939 Friday, Nov 17 at 8:00 pm on birnCORE”

Harry Jay Smith & the Bling and Claudia B. Swope: Live from the Red Room @ Cafe 939, Wednesday, Nov 15 at 8:00pm on birnCORE

Harry Jay & The Bling are an R&B/funk group from D.C., now located in Boston, MA. The Group attend Berklee College of Music, and have been known to give high-energy live performances. They have played all over the Boston and D.C. areas, and have been featured on WEMF radio, in Boston, as well as the Berklee Internet Radio Network, and several other radio stations up and down the East Coast. Continue reading “Harry Jay Smith & the Bling and Claudia B. Swope: Live from the Red Room @ Cafe 939, Wednesday, Nov 15 at 8:00pm on birnCORE”

Less Talk More Action

By: Pooja Aggarwal, Co-Station Manager & Communications 

Stay the course. The voice of our protest organizer, Michela McDonagh, rang in our heads on Monday, November 13th, as hundreds of us silently marched down Boylston Street. The protest was organized in response to a recently published Boston Globe article, which discussed incidents of sexual misconduct, by professors, at Berklee. While all of the aforementioned professors were fired, it was the “hush-hush” way in which Berklee Continue reading “Less Talk More Action”

This Week on BIRN Alive: Baerd, Saturday, Nov 11 at 4:00pm on birn1

BAERD is a progressive folk band from Boston, MA. Founded at Berklee College of Music, the group traces together influences from Jazz, Americana, Classical, R&B, and World Music. BAERD’s lyricism and instrumental precision is inspired by the likes of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, The Punch Brothers, and Radiohead. Continue reading “This Week on BIRN Alive: Baerd, Saturday, Nov 11 at 4:00pm on birn1”

Lydia Loveless and Brian Dunne: Live from the Red Room @ Cafe 939, Thursday, Nov 9 at 8:00 pm on birnCORE

Singer-songwriter Lydia Lovelesss’ highly anticipated new album, Real, was released on August 19th, via Bloodshot Records. This record follows the release of Somewhere Else, which Rolling Stone praised as “…an aching,  lusty set of twang and sneer wrapped in electric guitar swagger,” while Pitchfork furthered “Somewhere Else [is] both a bracing and a deeply harrowing listen.” “Longer,” the first track to be revealed off of the record, premiered via Stereogum. Of the song, Stereogum says “It’s like the Replacements soundtracking the sad aftermath of Big Star’s ‘Thirteen’—which is to say, it’s awesome.” Continue reading “Lydia Loveless and Brian Dunne: Live from the Red Room @ Cafe 939, Thursday, Nov 9 at 8:00 pm on birnCORE”

Show Review: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

by Ruben Radlauer

Following a stint of performance and production workshops for the EPD department, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith took to the Red Room to play a set of beauty and chaos to a room packed with Berklee and non-Berklee people alike.

Both as a technical feat and an artistic expression, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s set was awe inspiring. It was a perfect marriage of experimental pop, ambient music and chaotic noise music, and on top of that most of it was Continue reading “Show Review: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith”

Show Review: Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile

Live at the Orpheum Theatre, Boston
by Erin Ober

I love being one of the firsts at a concert. Anticipation builds as each person files in; as each additional seat fills up. On Saturday night, the 4th of November, I waited patiently in my seat, eavesdropping on conversations about the sold-out show. Old school jukebox tunes floated softly in the air, as the murmuring few turned into a bustling crowd, before my eyes. On stage, every instrument was covered except for two acoustic guitars placed in the middle. Eventually, the lights cut out, and Jen Cloher stepped out on stage, opening the show. Continue reading “Show Review: Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile”

Electronic Music Night: Live from the Red Room @ Cafe 939 Tuesday, Nov 7, at 7:00 pm on birnCORE

Berklee’s Songwriting Department presents its second Electronic Music Night, highlighting electronic student singer-songwriters.

The evening, hosted by assistant professor Erin Barra-Jean, reflects the department’s efforts to provide a dynamic technology curriculum, which supports its students as writers, producers, and performers.

This Week on BIRN Alive: Eva & The Oak Saturday, Nov 4 at 4:00 pm on birn1

Based out of Boston, with humble beginnings in Raleigh, NC, Eva & The Oak unites their folky roots with indie/alternative influences. Dark and dreamy, they spark a reminiscent calm within the listener powered by ethereal vocals, haunting guitar progressions, layers of rhythm, and blankets of texture. Natural, branching, beautiful, and grounded, Eva & the Oak tells a tale fit for its name sake.