This week on Birn Alive: Birdgangs, Saturday, March 10 at 4:00 pm.
Birdgangs are a Boston based rock band, taking influence from bands like the Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes and Real Estate. They bring a rare mix of passionate artistry, honest lyricism, and explosive stage presence to every show that raises audiences to their feet through pulse-pounding melodies, and fierce, unrelenting rhythms. Their debut EP, Maximum Suction, is out March 23, and they’ll be playing a release show at O’Brien’s Pub.
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Tune in to birnCORE on Friday, March 9 at 8:00 pm for a live broadcast from The Red Room @ Cafe 939 featuring Morningbird and The House On Cliff.
Morningbird is a five-piece alternative rock band hailing from various parts of the world that came together in Boston. John Cattini and Max Challis formally founded Morningbird in the summer of 2014 with a couple of bedroom recording sessions that became their debut self-titled EP. In 2016 John and Max recruited their long time friends Isak Kotecki, Connor Frawley, and Ian Ho to form a five piece band. Continue reading “Upcoming Broadcast on birnCORE: Morningbird and The House On Cliff Live From the Red Room”
Tune in on Thursday, March 8 at 8:00 PM EST for a live broadcast from The Red Room @ Cafe 939 featuring Bob Lanzetti and Dynamo.
Bob Lanzetti is a Brooklyn, New York–based professional guitarist, composer, producer, and educator. He has performed and recorded with many artists throughout the New York City area and has played in more than 40 countries with the three-time Grammy Award–winning jazz/funk collective Snarky Puppy. Continue reading “Upcoming on birnCORE: Bob Lanzetti and Dynamo Live From the Red Room”
Joan As Police Woman – Damned Devotion (R&B, Singer Songwriter)
Lou Reed and Elton John collaborator, Joan Wasser, returns with her Joan As Police Woman project to deliver an excellent album that sounds both current and referential. Damned Devotion feels as though it has always existed. Wasser’s songwriting and arrangements are front and center and accented by the warm and clear production.
Favorite Songs: Wonderful, Warning Bell, The Silence
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Superorganism – Superorganism // experimental electro
Superorganism’s self titled album is a wild ride from start to finish, filled with all of the strange little moments that make the band unlike other electronic artist. Their music is a living thing that breathes and changes with every sample and synth dip. Lead singer, Orono Noguchi, presents such lazy, carefree vocals that juxtapose perfectly with the intricate and surprising arrangements and production. Check out the video below to see a really cool live performance of “Something For Your Mind,” an earlier single, and “Nobody Cares.”
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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