House of Waters Live from The Red Room

Tune in to birnCORE on Wednesday, August 1 at 8:00 p.m. EDT for a live broadcast from the Red Room at Cafe 939 featuring House of Waters.

House of Waters is a three-piece band based in Brooklyn. With Max ZT on hammered dulcimer, Moto Fukushima on six-string bass, and Berklee grad Ignacio Rivas Bixio on percussion, they combine influences from all over the world to make beautiful, complex, and genuine compositions. House of Waters has been described as “a rare and beautiful gem,” while their performances are said to be “a sight to behold.” Their most recent record, House of Waters, is on Snarky Puppy’s label GroundUp Music and rose to #2 on the iTunes World Music Charts.

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Mint Green to appear on BIRN Alive

Tune in to BIRN1 on Saturday, July 28, at 4:00 p.m. EDT for a live performance of Mint Green.

Upcoming pop-punk band Mint Green is composed of singer and guitarist Ronnica, bassist Brandon Geeslin, drummer Daniel Huang, and guitarist Frank Price. Originally formed in the fall by Ronnica, the band has played multiple shows since then composed of originals and cover. With influences such as Paramore and Tigers Jaw to American Football and Best Coast, Mint Green hopes to inspire other pop-punk artists from the newest generation.

BIRN Alive is home to great live performances and insightful conversation every Saturday at 4:00 p.m. EDT.

Listen to the live session and interview HERE.

Ava Anderson to Appear on BIRN Alive

Tune in to BIRN1 Friday, July 27 at 8:00 p.m. EDT for the BIRN Employee Night featuring  Ava Anderson.

Ava Anderson is a New York and Boston based singer-songwriter in the rock genre while touching in blues and country every so often. Before becoming a student at Berklee, she performed all over New York City in small venues like The Bitter End, The Studio at Webster Hall, The Bowery Electric, and Paddy Reilly’s Irish bar. Ava has released multiple EPs and singles, some with her fellow Boston artists. She graduated Berklee with a dual-major degree of Songwriting and Music Production & Engineering.

Listen to the live session and interview HERE.

NINA, LYM, and Garrison Evans Live from The Red Room

Tune in on Thursday, July 19 at 8:00 p.m. EDT to birnCORE for a live broadcast from the Red Room featuring NINA, LYM, and Garrison Evans.

Boston-based singer-songwriter NINA is an r&b/soul artist originally from Chicago and raised in Australia. She is influenced by Aretha Franklin, Beyonce, Joss Stone, and other artists similar to them. Nina has built herself quite a reputation in Australia after having many huge performance opportunities: Australia’s “School Spectacular,” The Voice – Australia, and the Netball World Cup Opening Ceremony. While she’s been in Boston she’s performed at popular venues like The Middle East, The Zuzu, and Club Bohemia. Her passion for music and her love for her audience are clearly expressive in her quirky performances and her honest, strong, and moving lyrics.

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This week on BIRN Alive Miss Cactus & the Desert

Tune in to BIRN1 on Saturday, July 21st, at 4:00 p.m. EDT for a live performance of Miss Cactus & the Desert.

Miss Cactus & the Desert is composed of six members including lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Alondra, who had performed widely as a soloist in the east Coast. With a coastal summer rock feel, Miss Cactus is composed of a groovin’ rhythm section, some flavorful horn players, angelic back up vocalists, and some other psychedelia inducing feature; While still being heavily influenced by danceable reggae, infused with etherial vocal melodies. Having their debut performance as a feature for The Duck Village Stage Sessions they concluded to an upcoming tour in the northeast- dates to be released soon. The band has released one single, “Laugh at the confusion” and plans to release their first EP in May.

BIRN Alive is home to great live performances and insightful conversation every Saturday at 4:00 p.m. EDT.

Listen to the live session and interview HERE.

Mo Lowda & The Humble and Kirby Sybert Live from The Red Room

Tune in on Friday, July 20 at 8:00 p.m. EDT to birnCORE for a live broadcast from the Red Room featuring Mo Lowda & Friends and Kirby Sybert.

The alternative-rock band, Mo Lowda & Friends are known for their unique, progressive songwriting styles and their unique performances. They began their career in Philadelphia basements like many artists and bands trying to make it in the industry. They found a strong fan base in Temple University’s house party and campus bar scene. In the Fall of 2013, they released their debut album Curse The Weather. Not long after the release, Mo Lowda & Friends found themselves performing at more prominent venues in Philadelphia and gaining popularity outside of just Temple University’s community. They recently released their second album, Creatures, in March. They are on their summer tour, going all over the US and will be performing most of the songs on their new record.

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The Dales Live from The Red Room

Tune in on Saturday, July 21 at 8:00 p.m. EDT to birnCORE for a live broadcast from the Red Room featuring The Dales.

The Dales is a five-piece American roots-rock band based in LA. In August of 2017 They released their debut album Marie, named after and inspired by the bass’ loss of his girlfriend to cancer. “The echoes of that tragedy ring through Marie and resonate in the bittersweet sentiment and alluring melodies that provide its wistful embrace.” It is very clear that the band is influenced by early country music and the classic songwriting style. The Dales have traveled and performed with other artists and bands such as White Buffalo and Cris Jacobs. They have been featured on a couple of NPR’s music specials as well as in interviews on NBC and ABC.

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Sydney Matlock, Brianna Nelson, and Chavis Chance Live from The Red Room

Tune in on this Friday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m. EDT to birnCORE for a live broadcast from the Red Room featuring Sydney Matlock, Brianna Nelson, and Chavis Chance.

Sydney Matlock is a folk singer-songwriter from Windsor, Ontario, now based in Boston at Berklee College of Music. She recently released her single “Follow You” and her debut EP Lucky Girl. She has either won or been a finalist in multiple competitions in Canada such as “Canada’s Next Rising Star” and “The South Canada Songwriting Competition.” Sydney captures her audience with “her bubbly personality and dimpled smile.” Continue reading “Sydney Matlock, Brianna Nelson, and Chavis Chance Live from The Red Room”

Lorren Chiodo to Appear on BIRN Alive

Tune in to BIRN1 this Saturday, July 14 at 4:00 p.m. EDT for a live performance and interview with Lorren Chiodo.

Lorren is a current Berklee saxophonist, vocalist, and composer from Melbourne, Australia. She “presents contemporary R&B/soul compositions fused with electronic elements and FX pedals, equally dominated by both lead saxophone and vocal performance.”

BIRN Alive is home to great live performances and insightful conversation every Saturday at4:00 p.m. EDT.

Listen to the live session and interview HERE

Special on BIRN Alive: Jas Kayser & Chums

Tune in to BIRN1 on Sunday, July 15 at 8:00 p.m. EDT for a live performance and interview with Jas Kayser & Chums.

Jas & Chums came onto BIRN Alive on Sunday night, July 1. We loved their performance and invited them back to do an ‘Encore Performance.’  In case you missed the last BIRN Alive show with them, Jas is a soon-to-be Berklee alumn who is active in Boston, New York, and London. She has played with a variety of musicians, from Jacques Schwartz-Bart to Donald Harrison, at venues such as Rockwood Music Hall and Scullers Jazz Club. Jas performed at the 2018 Panama Jazz Festival with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute sextet and at the 2018 Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival with the Ethan Santos Quintet. She is currently preparing to perform and teach at the Newport Jazz Festival Summer Camp.

This summer, Jas & Chums will release the single “Stupid on the Beat” feat. Niu Raza. The project, called “Jafro Beat,” explores the common ground between progressive jazz and soulful, Afro-beat led rhythms.

Listen to the live session and interview HERE.