Erin’s Prime Slices of the Week 02/5-02/11

Brazilian Girls – Let’s Make Love “Pirates” [Single] // alternative dance

Right from the start, “Pirates” slaps you in the face with heavy synths, and a bass line you won’t be able to get out of your head. This single just makes you want to move your shoulders and learn the lyrics. Sabina Sciubba’s percussive vocals bring you into her story, and when she switches into her higher register, you’re instantly hooked to their sound. Fun fact: none of the members are actually from Brazil!

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Interview: Erin Birgy of Mega Bog

Erin playing with Mega Bog at The Sinclair (Jan 24 2018)

I got a chance to sit down with Erin Birgy, the mastermind behind avant-garde pop band Mega Bog, before their show at the Sinclair with Destroyer. Here are some of her thoughts on music, Star Trek and pierogies:

Ruben: Is there a motif or concept that tends to drive your music?

Erin: Suffering (laughs). I think there’s a lot to be said. Actually one of my favorite writers passed away yesterday, Ursula Le Guin. In one of her books she talks about how the whole purpose of human, or what it is to be human, is to share and absorb other people’s suffering and make it less of a burden on one person. To like actually take that pain into yourself so you will feel bad but you will be helping somebody else feel less bad. I think that’s a lot of what it’s about and lot of where writing and songs come from. Continue reading “Interview: Erin Birgy of Mega Bog”

Erin’s Top Picks of the Week

Smokey Brights – Come To Terms EP [try 1, 3] // alt rock

Come To Terms is a fairly short album that has a super relaxed groove throughout. You can really feel the chemistry between lead singers, Ryan Devlin and Kim West. Together, they are able to create a tame, yet cool indie/alternative sound while alluding to the days of 70’s psychedelic rock. Continue reading “Erin’s Top Picks of the Week”

Interview: Pirate Doug of Pirate! Promotion and Marketing

By: Ruben Radlauer

Generally speaking, the name “Pirate!” brings to mind swashbuckling antiheroes of the seven seas. Those in the music marketing and college radio world, however, have a vastly different association—with an entity that might be partially responsible for bringing your favorite music into the public eye.

Pirate! Is a marketing company that has worked with both major and indie labels (Universal, Warner, Anti-, Kill Rock Stars, Epitaph, Rough Trade are just a few) to promote the work of artists ranging from Alkaline Trio to Tegan & Sara to Mavis Staples and everyone Continue reading “Interview: Pirate Doug of Pirate! Promotion and Marketing”

Live tonight on birnCORE: WOLF! Featuring Scott Metzger

Tune in to birnCORE tonight for a live broadcast from the Red Room @ Cafe 939 featuring Brooklyn, NY’s WOLF! Featuring Scott Metzger. WOLF! is a Brooklyn-based trio that seamlessly merges soul, blues, country, and rock to create a party where everyone is welcome. Continue reading “Live tonight on birnCORE: WOLF! Featuring Scott Metzger”

Kara DioGuardi Showcase: Wednesday, Dec 13 at 8:00pm on birnCORE

Tune in to BIRNCore birnCORE on Wednesday, 12/13 at 8PM EST as we present the Kara DioGuardi Showcase Live from Cafe 939. At this year’s performance, Delaney, Brian Walker, Amber Olivia, Corbo, Kaeli Earle, and Sissy will showcase music they have created with their teams. Continue reading “Kara DioGuardi Showcase: Wednesday, Dec 13 at 8:00pm on birnCORE”