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 songwriting@berklee.edu.

Click here to listen to the show live on birnCORE.

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 artistdevelopment@berklee.edu.

The show starts at 7PM EDT at The Red Room @ Cafe 939.

Tune in here to join the live broadcast.

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 AskNickCave@thebirn.com 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 LaurenRuthWardLive@thebirn.com. 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.

Recent Articles about Lauren Ruth Ward:

Noisey.Vice.com

Out.com

Listen to the show on birnCORE.

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. Continue reading “Show Review: Dead Horses and Kate Rhudy at the Red Room 4/11”

Shows of the Week 4/16: JD McPherson, Sure Sure, Beans on Toast, and more

JD McPherson plays the Sinclair Tuesday, April 17th

JD McPherson’s music brings back the vintage rock and roll sound from the 40’s and 50’s. He’s cowritten with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, featured members of Lucius on his new album, and worked with the Raconteurs guitarist, Jack Lawrence. JD McPherson is pure rock and roll. Tickets are available here. Check out his video for “Lucky Penny” below.

Continue reading “Shows of the Week 4/16: JD McPherson, Sure Sure, Beans on Toast, and more”

Coming up on birn1 – Rhythms and Frequencies: CWP Student Concert Preview

On Tuesday, April 17 @ 1 pm tune into birn1 for a preview of the CWP Student Concert! The concert itself will be on Wednesday, April 18 @ 8 PM @ the BPC.
The Contemporary Writing and Production (CWP) Student Concert features some of the department’s best students and their dynamic songs and arrangements in an exciting mix of music.
During this preview, artists (Nono Chen, Pauly German, Carlos Saenz, and Alexis Leroy-Pleshoyano) will be talking about their goals, their writing process, and about the show.
Tune in here.

Shows of the Week 4/9: Nicolas Dupuis, U.S. Girls, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, and more

Nicolas Dupuis and Mosie play the Great Scott Tuesday, April 10th

Tonight, Tuesday, April 10th, former Gramatik keyboardist, Nicolas Dupuis is bringing his live electronic project, Anomalie to the Great Scott. He’s currently touring with a 4 piece live band that brings his jazztronica to life. Opening the show is the ever hip Mosie, whose sound is a crisp blend of hip-hop and 80’s disco creating a very unique and fresh sound. This show is SOLD OUT! Continue reading “Shows of the Week 4/9: Nicolas Dupuis, U.S. Girls, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, and more”