Brayla plays BIRN Alive!

Brayla and band give a soulful R&B, and latin jazz inspired serenade exclusively here at the BIRN Alive studios!

 

Brayla – Voice

Alec Winter- Keyboard

Fernando Felo Lopez- Percussion

Songs featured in this video: – Alright – 10 seconds

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@brays.anatomy

@alecwint

@fendotimba

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

Danielle Ponder plays BIRN Alive!

Danielle Ponder, a vocalist and songwriter whose voice ranks with the best working in the industry today, preformed April 20 for BIRN Alive

Soulful power house, Danielle Ponder preformed live on BIRN Alive April, 20 2019. In 2016 the singer released her debut EP Blow Out The Sun and has preformed around the world. This sensational singer lists powerful influences such as like Nina Simone, Big Mama Thornton, Shirley Chilsolm, Cornel West and Lauryn Hill. Ponder opens her mouth to sing or speak and it’s readily apparent; there’s another name that belongs in that pantheon as well.

for more information on Danielle Ponder:

Website: www.danielleponder.com

Twitter:  @daniellepondermusic

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

 

Video: Anna Clendening plays BIRN Alive!

Watch America’s Got Talent contestant and internet star Anna Clendening perform a acoustic version of “Bend & Break” on BIRN Alive!

Clendening first came to the public’s attention as a Vine star and later as a contestant on season 9 of America’s Got Talent. She has amassed over 89 million views on her YouTube channel and over 50 million streams on Spotify as of March 2019.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annaclendening/

Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/annaclendening08

Twitter:  @annclendening

Her official site is here.

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

 

Kelsey’s Prime Slices of the Week (6/17-6/21): Aron Blom, Esther Rose

Aron Blom “King Kong” [single] – indie pop

Aron Blom is an artist with a distinct and beautiful voice that you’ll want to sit and listen to all day long. His new single “King Kong” shows off his smooth voice, as well as some great production. The song takes listeners on a musical journey as multiple layers come together seamlessly to give them exactly what they want, without being predictable. It starts with simple instrumentation that focuses on a guitar line and Blom’s voice, and quickly grows into a musical masterpiece that’ll make you want to dance. It even has a brass-y surprise for you at the end! I cannot recommend this single enough – check it out below!

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Kelsey’s Prime Slices of the Week (6/10-6/14): Boy & Bear, Hatchie

Boy & Bear – “Hold Your Nerve” [single] – indie folk rock

Boy & Bear was a new find for me this week, and I am so happy to have found them! Their single “Hold Your Nerve” creates a wonderfully refreshing and lovable sound within the indie folk genre. From clean guitar lines and relatable lyrics to a catchy chorus, you’ll play their new single on repeat. Boy & Bear is easy listening for whatever mood you’re in – check out “Hold Your Nerve” below!

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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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Curtis’ Prime Slices Of The Week (5/4-5/10): A. Swayze & the Ghosts, Mavis Staples

A. Swayze & The Ghosts – “Reciprocation” [single] – (indie punk rock)

I actually heard this song a few weeks ago but didn’t fall in love with it until now. This song plays for a whopping ten minutes but in no way does it feel like it. Even though the song is fairly simple in structure, it really feels necessary that it goes on as long as it does. The vocals and words over the beginning feel so perfect and natural that I’m begging to know where this band has been before now. Over the span of the song the singer starts out as calm and seems to be driven further and further into insanity by a dead relationship. The recording is very raw and it more sounds like they’re playing a show than anything. The ending really gets me with the repetition of “Why am I Waiting for you?” and I think it sums up the song perfectly. Please check this band out.

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