Our birnCORE has a full week packed with amazing live music broadcasts. The week starts off with the upbeat, smart alterna-pop sounds of Okey Dokey. The Nashville based band, led by visual artist Aaron Martin and The Weeks’ guitarist Johny Fisher, released every track on their latest full-length release, Tell All Your Friend as a single beginning in late 2017 before the full album was release this past July. Multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter, Claire Gohst leads her indie rock project, Paper Citizen in for the opening set. The music starts at 8:00 p.m. live from the Red Room @ Cafe 939 on Monday, October 14. Listen to the entire show here.
Salt Late City’s Cinders blends acoustic pop with punk vitality and Sterling, VA’s Sub Radio has an arena sized pop-rock sound. Those two bands are sure to get the crowd going during their live performance on Tuesday, October 15 at Cafe 939. Stream the show from wherever you are here at 8:00 p.m.
Indie folk Singer/songwriter Tom Speight has channeled personal hardships into a stunning collection of songs on his debut full length release Collide. Speight stops in to Boston in the midst of a 13 city world tour. Opening the show is Boston based singer and songwriter, Cheekie, a.k.a. Tyler Maez and Scotland’s Tommy Ashby. Tune in on Thursday, October 17 at 8:00 p.m. for a full night of great songs and performances here. The BIRN would like to give you a pair of tickets to see this show live at Cafe 939! To enter to win the tickets, email email@example.com with Tom Speight in the subject line and be sure to include a contact phone number where we can reach you. The winner will get two tickets to the show! Good luck.
Tune in to birnCORE on Friday, October 18 for a full night of inspired live music featuring Stratford, Ontario’s Cat Clyde and LA’s Jamie Drake. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. For more information and to listen to the entire show, click here.
BIRN Alive continues this week with Indonesian born pop and soul singer/songwriter, Jessica Nathania. The show airs live on Saturday, October 19 at 4:00 p.m. on BIRN1. Nathania is currently finishing up her debut album and plans to release it before the end of the year. She has an incredibly rich vocal presensce that is not to be missed. Tune in here to listen to the live set and interview.
Check out Tom Speight‘s music Video for Hearshaker:
Saturday night was one for the books at Boston University’s Agganis Arena. In a crowded and vibrant space that is often used for hockey games, the Washington-born band The Head and the Heart did something incredible – they made a room built for thousands of people feel like home.
From the moment The Head and the Heart greeted the audience, the 6-piece Americana band had everyone’s attention. The band’s unique energy was clear from the moment they walked on stage and began their set with crowd favorites like “Missed Connection”. In each song, lead singers Jonathon Russell and Charity Rose Thielen did an incredible job of welcoming the audience into the band’s world through their high-energy performances.
The Snuts – “Maybe California” [single] – indie rock
Brought to you by the band who has been producing indie anthems for the last four years, The Snuts new single “Maybe California” Is a fun catchy new tune to ring in Fall 2019. The retro arrangement and upfront vocals make this tune an easy listen, and it’s sure to get stuck in your head for the rest of the day! The chugging baseline and melodic background vocals give this song a fun bouncy vibe and yet emotional enough where you can decipher the meaning of the lyrics. This song is highly recommended, but check it out and see for yourself!
LOVING – “VISIONS” -[single] -indie rock
Theres a new player in the lofi indie scene, and no one does it better than LOVING. “Visions” is a track that is greatly needed for this fall. Being the sonic equivalent to a roaring fireplace in a snow storm, this tune feels loose and free but obviously carefully crafted making the atmosphere presented, that much more immersible. Anyone who loves the warmth of wobbly tape will just have a blast with this tune. Check out “Visions” Below!
Although it was their first time in Bean town, the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets couldn’t have looked more at home. With a sold out show at the Great Scott under their belt and some new fans no doubt, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them come back in a years time.
Mayer Hawthorne – “The Great Divide” [single] – indie pop
Mayer Hawthorne’s single “The Great Divide” is the catchy and retro track that the world needs right now. With a relaxed beat and 80’s-style synths, “The Great Divide” is an easy listen that’s easy to love. Hawthorne’s vocals are timeless and smooth, and they’ll easily pull you into the world of the song. The track features wandering melodies, catchy bass lines, and a guitar solo that perfectly fits Hawthorne’s style. Also, as an added bonus, “The Great Divide” has a fun video! Be sure to check out both the video and “The Great Divide” below!
It’s a Friday night at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club. The lights go down, the band walks out, and the crowd’s excitement is almost tangible. As the musicians ofJoseph come to the front of the stage, however, it is clear that this concert is going to be something special.
Unlike many other groups, Joseph has three lead singers – sisters Natalie Closer Schepman, Allison Closner, and Meegan Closner. They all shared the spotlight Friday night in a spectacular folk-y show. Each sister took her turn being the lead singer and then stepped back to give another sister the spotlight. It was nothing short of amazing to hear each of the sisters’ powerhouse vocals and perfect harmonies. Natalie, Allison, and Meegan all have similar voices, yet at the same time they are so all different, as they each use their voices differently to tell their story as songwriters and artists.
Jordan Beckett of Bootstraps has such a wonderful voice that is unlike any other, and his latest single “Evergreen” showcases it perfectly. Beckett’s voice is the perfect blend of raw emotion and rasp, and it will draw you into the world of “Evergreen”. Combining traditional singer-songwriter techniques with modern production, his latest single is magnificent and creative. Bootstraps definitely has something special in “Evergreen”, and it’s a great listen for fans of any genre. Check it out below!
Actress, singer and songwriter Lola Kirke (Gone Girl, Gemini, Mozart In the Jungle) stops by the BIRN studios for a special mid-week edition of BIRN Alive. Kirke is touring in support of her band new EP, Friends and Foes and Friends Again which was just released on September 13. The show kicks off at 4:00 p.m. this Wednesday, September 25 and you can listen in here.
LIVE from A306 features live weekly performances along with what DJ Dexter Xyal calls, the “greatest music ever to come out of your speakers.” Tune in every Friday night at 8:00 p.m. to listen and send your artist links here if you would like to perform live on the show.
Win tickets to see Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Mohammed‘s The Midnight Hour live at Scullers this Friday, September 27. Send your contest entry to firstname.lastname@example.org with Midnight Hour in the subject line for your chance to win a pair of tickets to see the show. The winner will be chosen at random. Check out the exclusive BIRN interview with the band later this week on thebirn.com.
Arsun’s new single “Dead Sixty-Six” is wonderfully reminiscent of the early days of rock. Clean guitars and a simple drum beat come together perfectly to create a 1960’s-style track, while Arsun’s modern vocals are showcased over the instruments. Set at a medium tempo and featuring such relaxing and familiar tones, “Dead Sixty-Six” is easy listening that anyone can enjoy. The single is not without surprises, though! “Dead Sixty-Six” treats listeners to a harmonica solo in an exciting twist. Don’t miss out on Arsun’s artistry – give “Dead Sixty-Six” a listen!