Win Tickets to “So, What Do You Want To Know?” Conversations With Nick Cave, May 1

Story by Allie Kersten

Nick Cave has had a career more versatile than most. He’s more than a triple threat as a singer-songwriter, author, composer, screenwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and even an actor. He’s led the bands The Birthday Party (formerly The Boys Next Door), Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, and Grinderman, as well as his own solo career. Cave is most known for his contributions to the post-punk, gothic rock, alternative rock, experimental rock, and garage rock genres. His sound is exposed, of course, in his personal music that he has released with his multiple groups, but his trace can be found in the soundtracks of films such as Dogs in Space, The Soul of A Man, Batman Forever, The X-Files, Shrek 2, and Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – Part 1. Cave has built quite the reputation in the entertainment world since he began his music career. Continue reading “Win Tickets to “So, What Do You Want To Know?” Conversations With Nick Cave, May 1”

Cabaret Presents: One-Person Show, Live from the Red Room

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.

The show will be in The Red Room at Cafe 939 on Wednesday, May 2 at 8:00 PM.

Tune in here to join the live birnCORE broadcast!


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.

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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.

Win Tickets to see “So, What Do You Want To Know?” An Evening Of Conversation With Nick Cave

The BIRN would like you to win tickets to So, What Do You Want To Know?” An Evening Of Conversation And Open Discussion With the legendary Nick Cave on Tuesday, May 1 at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre.

The show is inspired by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds’ 2017 world tour and Cave’s evolving releationship with his audiences. The shows became vast communal affairs and it is this relationship that Cave hopes to explore through this series of conversation events. The BIRN has three pairs of tickets to give away and the winners’ names will be given to Nick Cave, so get your questions ready! To enter, please email your name and contact phone information to by Sunday, April 29 at 11:59 p.m. The winners will be chosen at random. Good luck!

There are $20 student tickets by using the code: STUDENT.

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Win Tickets to see Lauren Ruth Ward Live @ the Red Room

Tune in to birnCORE this Thursday, April 26th @ 8 PM EST for a live broadcast from The Red Room @ Cafe 939 featuring Lauren Ruth Ward.

At 22 years old, Lauren Ruth Ward had a career in hairstyling that was going quite well. She was ambitious, successful, and doing work she loved, yet something was missing. In 2015 she decided to pack up and move to Los Angeles to start a career in music. After meeting Liv Slingerland, India Pasucci, and Eduardo Rivera, she was able to write and record her debut album, Well, Hell. The album features nine tracks, which Ward calls the band’s “four modes.”

Since releasing her debut, her music has spread like wildfire throughout LA. Her lyrics are secrets to strangers, writing about her life’s trajectory sharing both vulnerability and strength delivered with grit and vibrato. Her band re-creates 60’s rock and roll nuances, allowing Ward to release a powerhouse of raw, visceral emotion in their live show.

The Red Room and the BIRN would like you to meet one of the most exciting new artists in the LA scene! Win tickets to see Lauren Ruth Ward live at the Red Room on Thursday, April 26 at 8 pm.

There are 3 pairs of tickets available and you can win by emailing your name and contact phone number to One lucky winner will also receive a signed copy of her debut EP.

Winners will be chosen at random. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, 4/25 at 11:59PM.

Contest winners will be chosen at random. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, 4/25 at 11:59PM.

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Show Review: Dead Horses and Kate Rhudy at the Red Room 4/11

Review by Allie Kersten (Dead Horses) and Curtis Heimburger (Kate Rhudy)

On Thursday, April 12, the Dead Horses played their first ever show in Boston at the Red Room. They seemed to make the new environment intimate and familiar in no time by schmoozing with the audience as though they were long-time friends. This was the ninth show on their My Mother The Moon Album Release Tour.

Most of the songs that Dead Horses played Thursday night were from My Mother The Moon, including all-time favorites like “Turntables”, “American Poor”, and “My Many Days.” The group’s close bond is clearly portrayed in their playing and stage presence. Throughout the show, the exchanges of smiles and laughs are obvious as they play some of their own favorite tunes. It seems as though each of the members had their own special song in the set.

Every song had unique characteristics that you could pick out to match the persona of a band member (or multiple members). Sarah Vos (lead vocals/guitar) and Daniel Wolff (double bass/vocals) were joined by their outstanding tour members, Ryan Ogburn (mandolin/vocals) and Jamie Gallagher (drums). Ryan and Jamie seemed to be the perfect match for Dead Horses. Ryan switched between a couple different types of mandolins and an electric guitar, playing effortless and beautiful melodies on each. Jamie on the other hand, played his drum set as if it were a part of his soul. He used his whole body and every inch of his equipment to create all sorts of sounds throughout the show. Sometimes he would spin his symbols to support rippling feelings in the music, while other times he would use his hand to drum rather than sticks or brushes to express a soft timbre. Everyone in the group had their own unique personality with their instrument and the way that they played. It made the show that much more interesting to watch.

Opening up for the Dead Horses was North Carolina folk singer/songwriter, Kate Rhudy. Equipped with an acoustic guitar and a very large bottle of water she took to the stage. Kate is very soft spoken, but makes up for it with her witty sense of humor that shows up often in her songs including “I Don’t Like You or Your Band” and “Kissing My Friends.” Being a sucker for good lyrics I had my fingers crossed and sure enough, she delivered. Her songs were all very personal but very relatable: talking about past relationships, bad tours, and one lonely Independence Day. I found myself both trying to contain my laughter & my tears during her set and was extremely impressed that one person could move me like that. Behind every song she played there was a story and Kate is able to reel you into her world with ease.

All in all, both Dead Horses and Kate Rhudy wowed the crowd with their talent and friendly, warm, and comedic personalities. They complimented each other perfectly and created a cozy environment that everyone should experience. Dead Horses will be touring until July 22nd and Kate will be with them until May 2nd, so make sure to catch them if you can!

Check out Dead Horses’ most popular song, “Turntables” below.

Check out Kate Rhudy’s crowd favorite song from the show, “I Don’t Like You or Your Band.”