Win tickets to see Xavier Rudd, Guerilla Toss and Banners on the BIRN!

Start the fall 2019 semester off the right way by winning tickets to see one of three amazing shows. The BIRN has a pair of tickets for you to see Banners at Brighton Music Hall on September 18, Guerilla Toss at Brighton Music Hall on September 20 or Xavier Rudd at the Paradise Rock Club on September 24. Send an email to tickets@thebirn.com and let us know which show you would like to attend by putting the name the band or artist in the subject line. Also include your contact phone information so we can let you know that you won! There is 1 pair of tickets to win for each show and winners will be chosen at random. Good luck!!

This week on the BIRN!!

If you missed our first meeting of the semester this past Monday, you still have time to join the BIRN this semester. Join us at 6:30 p.m. in room 112 of the 22 Fenway building on Monday, September 16 to find out everything you need to know about how to join. Membership is open to all Berklee and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students.

The Berklee Internet Radio Network is home to up to 5 amazing live performances every week from some of the best venues in Boston. Local heroes, Club d’Elf return to Cafe 939 for a show on Thursday, September 12 at 8:00 p.m. The band is a fusion of avant garde jazz, jam band, afro pop and dub and features a revolving cast of some of Boston’s premiere musicians. For this show, bassist/composer Mike Rivard and drummer Dean Johnston are joined by special guests David Tronzo, Alain Mallet, and Phil Grenadier—all Berklee faculty—along with DJ Mister Rourke. Stream the entire show here on birnCORE. Buy tickets to see the show here.

London, UK’s Matthew and the Atlas bring their alternative folk sounds to the Red Room on Thursday, September 13. They released their lastest album, Morning Dancer in May of this year. The band has over 800,000 monthly listeners on Spotify alone. Boy Bjorn is the new solo project from Brian Holl, formerly of the duo, Foreign Fields. If you are interested in moody, atmospheric pop music, this may be the band for you. Listen to the entire show beginning at 8:00 p.m. here on birnCORE.

BIRN Alive returns on Saturday, September 14 featuring Provo, Utah based folk pop band, The National Parks. Listen to the exclusive live set and interview with the band at 4:00 p.m. EDT on BIRN 1.

If you would like to be considered for a live set on BIRN Alive, please send your band/artist links to birnalive@thebirn.com.

Join The BIRN This Semester!!

Are you interested in becoming a BIRN DJ?

BIRN membership is open to all current students of Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee at the beginning of each semester. Representatives of student clubs and organizations are welcome to join to promote their club’s mission and activities. You can also take the 1 credit MTEC-200 course, Berklee Internet Radio Network Workshop.

To join, or to get more information, please come to our first meeting of the semester on Monday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. in room 112 of the 22 Fenway building.

Hope to see you there!!

Audio and Video: Kate Schutt plays BIRN Alive

Kate Schutt is a New York City-based singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer. Schutt received education in Harvard’s English department, where she studied the influence of jazz on modern poetry, and at Berklee College of Music, where she studied jazz guitar. Growing up, her biggest influence was the electrifying music of Tina Turner, which inspired her to learn to play the guitar, bass, and drums, and also how to arrange music, produce records, and write film and theater scores.

Kate stopped by the BIRN studios to play a live set on June 22, 2019. Listen to the entire set here:

Watch Kate play “Fight the Good Fight” and “Nothing I Won’t Bear” here:

Join the BIRN! Come to our first meeting of the semester on June 3rd!

All Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students are invited to join the Berklee Internet Radio Network team this summer. Come to our first meeting of the semester on Monday, June 3 at 6:00 p.m. in room 112 of the 22 Fenway building. You can also earn 1 credit towards your degree by taking the MTEC 200 course. For more information about the course, click here. We are looking forward to meeting you. It should be a great semester.

Liv’s Prime Slices of the Week (5/4-5/10): The Psychotic Monks, Nots

The Psychotic Monks – Private Meaning First – post-punk

Starting my prime slices with one of my all-time favorite bands: The Psychotic Monks. A French post-punk noise band with aspects of ambiance and ethereal moods, quartet Psychotic Monks have released their record Private Meaning First. The record that cradles you with hypnotic rhythms and sounds from an ethereal place. Private Meaning First, their second record, following Silence Slowly And Madly Shines, takes you through a journey that rattles you in your seat, with high quality guitar tones and production. It’s very hard to stray away from this band once you experience their art; it grabs you by the neck and pulls you in.

What I love most about this band is that they have mastered the art of “taming the chaos.” With sounds that are only created with psychotic minds, this group of four has mixed the perfect amount of structure with madness to pull even the average Joe into their cryptic sound. I hope to see them live in the future, but for now they are only playing shows in their homeland, France.

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Video: The Accidentals Play BIRN Alive

The Accidentals, a female–fronted, multi-instrumentalist power trio composed of Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause, kicked off 2018 with the release of their album Odyssey, on Sony Masterworks. They followed the release with two hundred days of touring nationally, seventeen festival appearances, placements with Turner Classic Movies and FOX sports, and a RAM Trucks BANDvan #tourtough commercial.

BIRN Alive is home to great live performances and insightful conversation every Saturday at 4:00 p.m. EST on BIRN1.