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Brazilian Girls Show Review – 5/7

On Sunday night at the Brighton Music Hall, the Brazilian Girls performed in promotion of their latest album, “Lets Make Love”. As a fairly diverse group currently based out of New York, the Brazilian Girls bring in influences from all over the world and are known for their eclectic alternative, electronic sound. Anticipation crowded the room, especially knowing that the band has not put out an album since 2009 when their album, “New York City”,  was nominated for a Grammy Award.

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Liza Anne Interview – 5/4

Liza Anne is one of the most genuine artists I have had the pleasure to listen to in a while. She is currently on tour to promote her latest album “Fine, But Dying”; an intensely emotional outpouring of Liza’s internal struggles that will make you want to dance and bawl your eyes out all at once. Liza is so completely down to earth and inviting, as are her lyrics and storytelling.
Although I realized that i would not be able to attend the concert upon my arrival to the Great Scott on Friday night (curse not being 21+!), I was lucky to be able to sit down with Liza for a short interview before she was set to perform. I picked her brain about the creation of her latest album, her life as a young artist, and her battle with her panic disorder over the past couple of years.

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Now Playing: Nativa @ BIRN Global

 

Channeling her ancestors from the marvelous landscapes of Medellín, Colombia, Nativa brings you music to feed your soul. A singer-songwriter, guitarist and bassist, her sound pulls from Latin American folkloric music with a pop sensibility.

She has released her first single: “Nativa (feat. Agney Mulay)” along with a cinematic music video to accompany it. Travel to distant lands with Nativa by listening to her interview and live performance at the BIRN Global station.

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Playing May 14th – June 3rd

Showtimes:

Sun

16:00-18:00

Mon 20:00-22:00 Tue 20:00-22:00 Wed 18:00-20:00 Thu 14:00-16:00 Fri 22:00-24:00 Sat 12:00-14:00

 

Show Review: Loma & Jess Williamson @ Great Scott

Sunday night shows are an unpredictable beast, but far away from their homes in Texas, Loma and Jess Williamson brought their joyous best, and the crowd reciprocated.  A two band bill of wildly different but similarly tempered groups was the perfect way to close out the weekend.

Jess Williamson has been primarily known for her work in the Country-Americana-Rock-Singer-Songwriter vein, but she showed her ability to reach beyond that realm Sunday night, playing exclusively material off her upcoming record, Cosmic Wink. Though the country flair was still present, the music incorporated synths and dance grooves that brought it into its own space. Jess was a captivating voice and presence to front the band, and her songs were full of life and character.

Jess Williamson

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Curtis’ Prime Slices Of The Week (5/1-5/7): Middle Kids, Lucy Dacus

  Middle Kids – Lost Friends – (Pop Rock)

I decided to listen to this album for the sole fact that I thought the album cover was cool, and thank god I did. This trio has a sound like a tidal wave that hits you at the chorus every time. Filled with reverb and a wall of instruments, this LP feels incredibly big. The bands personal lives come out a lot throughout, whether it’s upbeat or slow. They talk about old friends and experiences they had in they’re youth with a theme that says they have unfinished business. The songs are catchy and full of interesting riffs and melodies. A great summer album no less.

Favorite tracks: Mistake, Bought It, Edge of Town, On My Knees

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Ruby’s Prime Slices of the Week (4/29-5/6): Amber Mark, La Luz

Amber Mark– Conexão (R&B)

Conexão does what an EP is supposed to do. It hooked me right from the start, delivered four excellently catchy and groovy tracks, and left me wanting more. The production is simple and sparse, letting Amber Mark’s catchy and powerful vocals shine and highlighting the ingenious songwriting. This EP is about to introduce Amber Mark to the spotlight.

Favorite Tracks: Love Me Right, All The Work

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Show Review: Rise Music Series featuring Gretchen Parlato and Mirella Costa

On Thursday, April 26, Gretchen Parlato and Mirella Costa performed at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Calderwood Hall as part of the monthly Rise Music Series. Costa, a current Berklee College Of Music student, opened the show. It was clear that she brought a good amount of support from the college due to the enthusiastic audience response when she was introduced. With her robust and warm voice echoing up to the top of the balconies of the venue, she effortlessly sang Brazilian jazz tunes with her impeccable band. She moved around the center of the floor as though it was her hundredth time singing in that space. Mirella was the perfect opener since her warm personality perfectly complimented the serenity of Gretchen’s. Continue reading “Show Review: Rise Music Series featuring Gretchen Parlato and Mirella Costa”

OHMME and Miette Hope Live From the Red Room

Tune in Monday, May 7th @ 8 PM EST for a live broadcast from The Red Room @ Cafe 939 featuring OHMME and Miette Hope.
 
OHMME is an experiment in voice and sound by Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart. Inspired by the free improvisational music scene in Chicago and influenced by avant-garde rock their music draws comparisons to PJ Harvey, Nirvana, and Kate Bush.
Miette Hope is a singer-songwriter and independent artist attending Berklee College of Music on the first ever Vans Off The Wall Scholarship. Her style features emotional, honest lyrics over spatially rhythmic grooves. Hope plays with a five-piece band.
 
Tune in to birnCORE here.