Video: Payton Gin on BIRN Alive

Payton Gin, an alternative rock band based in Boston, performed on BIRN Alive December 1. This video highlights two songs from their six-song set: “He Saw Me Go Insane” and “Rendezvous.”

The first song talks about a trip Liv took to New York with her partner at the time, and the experiences that came with it. The second song is a story about a man who falls for a girl who is very much out of his league.

Payton Gin is composed of the different sounds of  Mylan Vogels on lead guitar, Huxley Kuhlmann on keys, Cole Hancock on drums, Kaleb Harrison on bass, and Liv on vocals and rhythm guitar.

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

Video: Oriana Setz on BIRN Alive

Oriana Setz is a Boston-based singer-songwriter from Ecuador, blending her South American roots with indie pop and rock. The poetry in her music is greatly inspired by self-empowerment, social activism, and personal reflections. Check out the video below for her big band yet intimate performance on BIRN Alive!

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

Video: Havins on BIRN Alive

Havins, a Boston-based Americana band helmed by singer-songwriter and frontman Dillon Havins, appeared on BIRN Alive on October 18 for a live performance. If you missed the broadcast, check out the video below for a few of the originals they shared with us!

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

Show Review: Terri Lyne Carrington with Jas & Chums

By Liv Field

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum plays host to a live monthly music series called RISE. The series, curated by Shea Rose and Simone Scazzocchio, brings pop, rock, and hip-hop artists into Calderwood Hall, a space that is usually reserved for classical music. This series is a whole new way for audiences and musicians to connect in a hall described as the Gardner’s “sonic cube.” Holding a capacity of 300 people, this space creates a unique design, allowing for an intimate connection between the performer and audience while also providing top notch acoustics and aesthetics.

This RISE showcase was headlined by Grammy Award-winning drummer, producer, and educator, Terri Lyne Carrington. Carrington is celebrating 40 years in music. She played her first show at ten years old and was considered a “kid wonder” in publications such as People, Ebony, and Modern Drummer. She has worked with several luminary artists including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, Esperanza Spalding and many more. She attended Berklee on a full scholarship, then ventured to New York City and LA where she was a drummer for late-night TV on the Arsenio Hall Show and Quincy Jones’s VIBE TV. Continue reading “Show Review: Terri Lyne Carrington with Jas & Chums”

Celebrate College Radio Day with The BIRN

Stop by 7 Haviland on Friday, October 5 between noon and 3:00 p.m. to celebrate college radio day with the BIRN! We will be holding a raffle with prizes including: T-shirts, free tickets to the Red Room show on October 20, and a chance to win the grand prize of a live session at the BIRN!

We will have a table set up in front of 7 Haviland with pizza for anyone interested in learning more about The BIRN. You can’t miss out on these awesome prizes!

Tribute to Sal Cuevas Live from the Red Room

Tune in to birnCORE on Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. as Berklee faculty and students pay tribute to legendary Puerto Rican bass innovator Sal Cuevas at the Red Room at Cafe 939. They will perform music from Ray Barretto’s album Rican/Struction (on which Cuevas appeared) with special guest Rubén Rodríguez.

Rodríguez was born in New York City and grew up in East Harlem and Puerto Rico. He has been recognized as one of the best and hardest-working Latin music bass players in the United States. Rodríguez, whose father played classical guitar, taught himself the bass in junior high, then spent some time under the tutelage of esteemed bassist Victor Venegas. Continue reading “Tribute to Sal Cuevas Live from the Red Room”

Oriana Setz to Appear on BIRN Alive

Tune in to BIRN1 on Saturday, October 27 at 4:00 p.m. for a live performance by Ecuadorian singer-songwriter Oriana Setz.

Oriana is a Boston based singer-songwriter hailing from Ecuador. She is finishing her studies here at Berklee College of Music as a Professional Music major. Setz blends her South American roots with Indie Pop and Rock citing influences that include Michael Jackson, Florence + the Machine, and Natalia Lafourcade. The poetry in her music is greatly inspired by self-empowerment, social activism, and personal reflection.

Listen to the live session and interview HERE.

Your Smith and The Blue Live from the Red Room

Tune into birnCORE on Sunday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m. for performances by Your Smith and The Blue live from the Red Room at Cafe 939.

Your Smith, formerly known as Caroline Smith, relocated from her native Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Los Angeles, California, after signing with Pulse Recording. Inspired by the history of Laurel Canyon and moving through a city that’s been immortalized in music throughout the ages, Smith concocted her own sound, bringing together the funk/R&B “Minneapolis sound” of her roots and the classic songwriting of her L.A. folk heroes.

Your Smith’s debut EP, Bad Habit, was produced by Tommy English (BØRNS), Stint (Gallant, AlunaGeorge, and NAO), and Nicky Davey (Internet and Syd tha Kid), and released on Neon Gold Records in August. She also recently appeared as a featured artist on alternative rapper Rejjie Snow’s debut. Continue reading “Your Smith and The Blue Live from the Red Room”