Upcoming on birnCORE: Bob Lanzetti and Dynamo 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”

Ruby’s Prime Slices of the Week (2/25-3/4)

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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Upcoming On birnCORE: Roots Roadshow

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”

Ruby’s Prime Slices of the Week (2/18-2/25)

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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Erin’s Prime Slices of the Week (2/18-2/25)

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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Live this Friday on birnCORE: Forq and Sirintip from The Red Room @ Cafe 939

Tune in to birnCORE on Friday, February 23 for a live broadcast from two New York based acts as Forq and Sirintip perform live from the Red Room @ Cafe 939.

Forq is an instrumental quartet with an aggressive sound and a penchant for sonic exploration. Continue reading “Live this Friday on birnCORE: Forq and Sirintip from The Red Room @ Cafe 939”

Ruby’s Prime Slices of the Week (2/11-2/17)

OughtRoom Inside The World (post punk, art rock)

Ought’s latest album manages to be thrilling and repetitious at the same time. Room Inside The World incorporates more synths than Ought’s previous work without taking focus away from the unique guitar lines and idiosyncratic vocals.

Favorite Tracks: Disgraced In America, Take Everything, These 3 Things

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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”