Win Tickets to see “So, What Do You Want To Know?” An Evening Of Conversation With Nick Cave

The BIRN would like you to win tickets to So, What Do You Want To Know?” An Evening Of Conversation And Open Discussion With the legendary Nick Cave on Tuesday, May 1 at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre.

The show is inspired by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds’ 2017 world tour and Cave’s evolving releationship with his audiences. The shows became vast communal affairs and it is this relationship that Cave hopes to explore through this series of conversation events. The BIRN has three pairs of tickets to give away and the winners’ names will be given to Nick Cave, so get your questions ready! To enter, please email your name and contact phone information to by Sunday, April 29 at 11:59 p.m. The winners will be chosen at random. Good luck!

There are $20 student tickets by using the code: STUDENT.

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Win Tickets to see Lauren Ruth Ward Live @ the Red Room

Tune in to birnCORE this Thursday, April 26th @ 8 PM EST for a live broadcast from The Red Room @ Cafe 939 featuring Lauren Ruth Ward.

At 22 years old, Lauren Ruth Ward had a career in hairstyling that was going quite well. She was ambitious, successful, and doing work she loved, yet something was missing. In 2015 she decided to pack up and move to Los Angeles to start a career in music. After meeting Liv Slingerland, India Pasucci, and Eduardo Rivera, she was able to write and record her debut album, Well, Hell. The album features nine tracks, which Ward calls the band’s “four modes.”

Since releasing her debut, her music has spread like wildfire throughout LA. Her lyrics are secrets to strangers, writing about her life’s trajectory sharing both vulnerability and strength delivered with grit and vibrato. Her band re-creates 60’s rock and roll nuances, allowing Ward to release a powerhouse of raw, visceral emotion in their live show.

The Red Room and the BIRN would like you to meet one of the most exciting new artists in the LA scene! Win tickets to see Lauren Ruth Ward live at the Red Room on Thursday, April 26 at 8 pm.

There are 3 pairs of tickets available and you can win by emailing your name and contact phone number to One lucky winner will also receive a signed copy of her debut EP.

Winners will be chosen at random. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, 4/25 at 11:59PM.

Contest winners will be chosen at random. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, 4/25 at 11:59PM.

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Show Review: Dead Horses and Kate Rhudy at the Red Room 4/11

Review by Allie Kersten (Dead Horses) and Curtis Heimburger (Kate Rhudy)

On Thursday, April 12, the Dead Horses played their first ever show in Boston at the Red Room. They seemed to make the new environment intimate and familiar in no time by schmoozing with the audience as though they were long-time friends. This was the ninth show on their My Mother The Moon Album Release Tour.

Most of the songs that Dead Horses played Thursday night were from My Mother The Moon, including all-time favorites like “Turntables”, “American Poor”, and “My Many Days.” The group’s close bond is clearly portrayed in their playing and stage presence. Throughout the show, the exchanges of smiles and laughs are obvious as they play some of their own favorite tunes. It seems as though each of the members had their own special song in the set.

Every song had unique characteristics that you could pick out to match the persona of a band member (or multiple members). Sarah Vos (lead vocals/guitar) and Daniel Wolff (double bass/vocals) were joined by their outstanding tour members, Ryan Ogburn (mandolin/vocals) and Jamie Gallagher (drums). Ryan and Jamie seemed to be the perfect match for Dead Horses. Ryan switched between a couple different types of mandolins and an electric guitar, playing effortless and beautiful melodies on each. Jamie on the other hand, played his drum set as if it were a part of his soul. He used his whole body and every inch of his equipment to create all sorts of sounds throughout the show. Sometimes he would spin his symbols to support rippling feelings in the music, while other times he would use his hand to drum rather than sticks or brushes to express a soft timbre. Everyone in the group had their own unique personality with their instrument and the way that they played. It made the show that much more interesting to watch.

Opening up for the Dead Horses was North Carolina folk singer/songwriter, Kate Rhudy. Equipped with an acoustic guitar and a very large bottle of water she took to the stage. Kate is very soft spoken, but makes up for it with her witty sense of humor that shows up often in her songs including “I Don’t Like You or Your Band” and “Kissing My Friends.” Being a sucker for good lyrics I had my fingers crossed and sure enough, she delivered. Her songs were all very personal but very relatable: talking about past relationships, bad tours, and one lonely Independence Day. I found myself both trying to contain my laughter & my tears during her set and was extremely impressed that one person could move me like that. Behind every song she played there was a story and Kate is able to reel you into her world with ease.

All in all, both Dead Horses and Kate Rhudy wowed the crowd with their talent and friendly, warm, and comedic personalities. They complimented each other perfectly and created a cozy environment that everyone should experience. Dead Horses will be touring until July 22nd and Kate will be with them until May 2nd, so make sure to catch them if you can!

Check out Dead Horses’ most popular song, “Turntables” below.

Check out Kate Rhudy’s crowd favorite song from the show, “I Don’t Like You or Your Band.”



Shows of the Week 4/16: JD McPherson, Sure Sure, Beans on Toast, and more

JD McPherson plays the Sinclair Tuesday, April 17th

JD McPherson’s music brings back the vintage rock and roll sound from the 40’s and 50’s. He’s cowritten with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, featured members of Lucius on his new album, and worked with the Raconteurs guitarist, Jack Lawrence. JD McPherson is pure rock and roll. Tickets are available here. Check out his video for “Lucky Penny” below.

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Coming up on birn1 – Rhythms and Frequencies: CWP Student Concert Preview

On Tuesday, April 17 @ 1 pm tune into birn1 for a preview of the CWP Student Concert! The concert itself will be on Wednesday, April 18 @ 8 PM @ the BPC.
The Contemporary Writing and Production (CWP) Student Concert features some of the department’s best students and their dynamic songs and arrangements in an exciting mix of music.
During this preview, artists (Nono Chen, Pauly German, Carlos Saenz, and Alexis Leroy-Pleshoyano) will be talking about their goals, their writing process, and about the show.
Tune in here.

Shows of the Week 4/9: Nicolas Dupuis, U.S. Girls, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, and more

Nicolas Dupuis and Mosie play the Great Scott Tuesday, April 10th

Tonight, Tuesday, April 10th, former Gramatik keyboardist, Nicolas Dupuis is bringing his live electronic project, Anomalie to the Great Scott. He’s currently touring with a 4 piece live band that brings his jazztronica to life. Opening the show is the ever hip Mosie, whose sound is a crisp blend of hip-hop and 80’s disco creating a very unique and fresh sound. This show is SOLD OUT! Continue reading “Shows of the Week 4/9: Nicolas Dupuis, U.S. Girls, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, and more”

Dead Horses and Kate Rhudy Live From the Red Room

Tune in this Wednesday, April 11th @ 8 PM EST to birnCORE for a live broadcast from the The Red Room @ Cafe 939 featuring Dead Horses and Kate Rhudy.
“At fifteen, Dead Horses frontwoman Sarah Vos’ world turned upside down. Raised in a strict, fundamentalist home, Vos lost everything when she and her family were expelled from the rural Wisconsin church where her father had long served as pastor.” The Dead Horses’ new album titled My Mother the Moon is one that is “full of trauma and triumph, despair and hope, pain and resilience. Blending elements of traditional roots with modern indie folk, the songs are both familiar and unexpected, unflinchingly honest in their portrayal of modern American life, yet optimistic in their unshakable faith in brighter days to come.” Vos really puts all her heart and soul into the creation of these songs and their larger works after being through such hardship in her past.

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Berklee in the Round Live From The Red Room

Tune in on Tuesday, April 10th @ 7 PM EST to birnCORE for a live broadcast from The Red Room @ Cafe 939 of Berklee in the Round.

Berklee in the Round (BITR) occurs on the second Tuesday of every month. Each month, a faculty member selects four to five students and hosts a concert. He or she may also choose a special guest (such as a visiting artist or touring songwriter). Based on the in-the-round performances at the famous Bluebird Café in Nashville, Tennessee, songwriters sit in a circle, where they take turns playing to the audience seated around them, lending an intimate feel.

Tune in here to join the live broadcast

Caitlyn Smith and Andrea Davidson Live From the Red Room

Tune in Friday, April 6th @ 8 PM EST for a live broadcast from The Red Room @ Cafe 939 featuring Caitlyn Smith and Andrea Davidson.

In recent years Caitlyn Smith has become one of Nashville’s most celebrated songwriters, with her compositions recorded by artists such as James Bay, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, John Legend, and Meghan Trainor. Continue reading “Caitlyn Smith and Andrea Davidson Live From the Red Room”