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Jonathan Wilson “Rare Birds” Review - Next Friday, March 10th, Jonathan Wilson will be playing at the Sinclair with Laraaji. Wilson’s newest album, “Rare Birds” will be dropping the Friday before, on March 2nd, and I recommend giving it a listen when it does. Featuring artists, like Father John Misty, Lana Del Rey, Lucius, Laraaji, and more, “Rare Birds” really showcases all … Continue reading "Jonathan Wilson “Rare Birds” Review"
Erin’s Prime Slices of the Week - 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 … Continue reading "Erin’s Prime Slices of the Week"
Upcoming on birnCORE: Dear John: Robert Ellis and Courtney Hartman Perform the Songs of John Hartford with Brian Dunne - Tune in to birnCORE on Friday, March 2 for a live broadcast from the Red Room @ Cafe 939 featuring Robert Ellis and Courtney Harman and Brian Dunne. Robert Ellis and Courtney Harman perform an evening of duets written by John Hartford. Ellis, a Texas-based singer-songwriter, and Hartman, a Colorado native living in New York City, are … Continue reading "Upcoming on birnCORE: Dear John: Robert Ellis and Courtney Hartman Perform the Songs of John Hartford with Brian Dunne"
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. This all-star band based in New York released its third album, … Continue reading "Live this Friday on birnCORE: Forq and Sirintip from The Red Room @ Cafe 939"
Coming up on BIRN Alive: Jade Collective - Tune in to BIRN1 on Saturday, February 24, for a live performance and interview with the Boston based Jazz outfit Jade Collective. BIRN Alive is home to great live performances and insightful conversation every Saturday at 4:00 PM EST.
Ruben’s Prime Slices of the Week (2/11-2/17) - Ought – Room 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
Erin’s Prime Slices of the Week - Ezra Furman – Transangelic Exodus // psychedelic rock, musical novel This album is really intense and wonderfully unique conceptually. The entire thing tells a story in which Ezra is “in love with an angel, and a government is after [them], and [they] have to leave home because angels are illegal, as is harboring angels”. The angels … Continue reading "Erin’s Prime Slices of the Week"