Ava Anderson to Appear on BIRN Alive

Tune in to BIRN1 Friday, July 27 at 8:00 p.m. EDT for the BIRN Employee Night featuring  Ava Anderson.

Ava Anderson is a New York and Boston based singer-songwriter in the rock genre while touching in blues and country every so often. Before becoming a student at Berklee, she performed all over New York City in small venues like The Bitter End, The Studio at Webster Hall, The Bowery Electric, and Paddy Reilly’s Irish bar. Ava has released multiple EPs and singles, some with her fellow Boston artists. She graduated Berklee with a dual-major degree of Songwriting and Music Production & Engineering.

Listen to the live session and interview HERE

NINA, LYM, and Garrison Evans Live from The Red Room

Tune in tomorrow, Thursday, July 19 at 8:00 p.m. EDT to birnCORE for a live broadcast from the Red Room featuring NINA, LYM, and Garrison Evans.

Boston-based singer-songwriter NINA is an r&b/soul artist originally from Chicago and raised in Australia. She is influenced by Aretha Franklin, Beyonce, Joss Stone, and other artists similar to them. Nina has built herself quite a reputation in Australia after having many huge performance opportunities: Australia’s “School Spectacular,” “The Voice” – Australia, and the Netball World Cup Opening Ceremony. While she’s been in Boston she’s been able to perform at popular venues like The Middle East, The Zuzu, and Club Bohemia. Her passion for music and her love for her audience are clearly expressive in her quirky performances and her honest, strong, and moving lyrics.

Jimmy Lim, aka LYM, is a Berklee student singer-songwriter based in Boston. Somber and peculiar, his voice and music capture a particular feeling that takes listeners to a different place. He fuses electric jazz and alternative music, giving his music a unique sound. Lim recently released his EP Hue right after that of his single “Wrong.”

Garrison Evans is a singer-songwriter who uses music as an outlet for his inner troubles and struggles. He particularly focuses on his depression, social anxiety, and sexuality, using his music as a support system. Garrison’s goal is to make sure that his listeners “know that they’re not alone in their experiences” so that they can “analyze the world around them and eventually find solace and catharsis.” Garrison is a left-of-center artist, combining all sorts of genres to create his own unique sound: indie-pop, ambient electronica, and alternative r&b. “He tells stories of emotional turmoil with his signature ambient production, gut-wrenching voice, and introspective sound.” His upcoming EP Innocence and Regrets will perfectly display his message and artist definition.

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This week on BIRN Alive Miss Cactus & the Desert

Tune in to BIRN1 on Saturday, July 21st, at 4:00 p.m. EDT for a live performance of Miss Cactus & the Desert.

Miss Cactus & the Desert is composed of six members including lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Alondra, who had performed widely as a soloist in the east Coast. With a coastal summer rock feel, Miss Cactus is composed of a groovin’ rhythm section, some flavorful horn players, angelic back up vocalists, and some other psychedelia inducing feature; While still being heavily influenced by danceable reggae, infused with etherial vocal melodies. Having their debut performance as a feature for The Duck Village Stage Sessions they concluded to an upcoming tour in the northeast- dates to be released soon. The band has released one single, “Laugh at the confusion” and plans to release their first EP in May.

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

Listen to the live session and interview HERE

Mo Lowda & The Humble and Kirby Sybert Live from The Red Room

Tune in on Friday, July 2o at 8:00 p.m. EDT to birnCORE for a live broadcast from the Red Room featuring Mo Lowda & Friends and Kirby Sybert.

The alternative-rock band, Mo Lowda & Friends are known for their unique, progressive songwriting styles and their unique performances. They began their career in Philadelphia basements like many artists and bands trying to make it in the industry. They found a strong fan base in Temple University’s house party and campus bar scene. In the Fall of 2013, they released their debut album Curse The Weather. Not long after the release, Mo Lowda & Friends found themselves performing at more prominent venues in Philadelphia and gaining popularity outside of just Temple University’s community. They recently released their second album, Creatures, in March. They are on their summer tour, going all over the US and will be performing most of the songs on their new record.

Kirby Sybert is a director and musician, and singer-songwriter. He leads the band Kirby & The VibeTribe, producing “soulful sounds from another dimension.” With Kirby on guitar and vocals, Keaton Thandi on drums, Noah Skaroff on bass, John Hildenbrand on keys, and Becca Brunskill on vocals and jazz flute, the five-piece band that started as a casual jam-session creates a wall of sound from all sorts of musical influences. The band released their debut EP Feel The Vibe in 2017 and is now working on a full-length follow-up, an acoustic EP, a live album, a narrative film, mixed-media performances with other Philadelphia artists, and an instrumental orchestral album. Even with all of this in their future, they are still performing and wowing audiences with their flair for creativity and massive energy.

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The Dales Live from The Red Room

Tune in on Saturday, July 21 at 8:00 p.m. EDT to birnCORE for a live broadcast from the Red Room featuring The Dales.

The Dales is a five-piece American roots-rock band based in LA. In August of 2017 They released their debut album Marie, named after and inspired by the bass’ loss of his girlfriend to cancer. “The echoes of that tragedy ring through Marie and resonate in the bittersweet sentiment and alluring melodies that provide its wistful embrace.” It is very clear that the band is influenced by early country music and the classic songwriting style. The Dales have traveled and performed with other artists and bands such as White Buffalo and Cris Jacobs. They have been featured on a couple of NPR’s music specials as well as in interviews on NBC and ABC.

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Sydney Matlock, Brianna Nelson, and Chavis Chance Live from The Red Room

Tune in on this Friday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m. EDT to birnCORE for a live broadcast from the Red Room featuring Sydney Matlock, Brianna Nelson, and Chavis Chance.

Sydney Matlock is a folk singer-songwriter from Windsor, Ontario, now based in Boston at Berklee College of Music. She recently released her single “Follow You” and her debut EP Lucky Girl. She has either won or been a finalist in multiple competitions in Canada such as “Canada’s Next Rising Star” and “The South Canada Songwriting Competition.” Sydney captures her audience with “her bubbly personality and dimpled smile.” Continue reading “Sydney Matlock, Brianna Nelson, and Chavis Chance Live from The Red Room”

Lorren Chiodo to Appear on BIRN Alive

Tune in to BIRN1 this Saturday, July 14 at 4:00 p.m. EDT for a live performance and interview with Lorren Chiodo.

Lorren is a current Berklee saxophonist, vocalist, and composer from Melbourne, Australia. She “presents contemporary R&B/soul compositions fused with electronic elements and FX pedals, equally dominated by both lead saxophone and vocal performance.”

BIRN Alive is home to great live performances and insightful conversation every Saturday at4:00 p.m. EDT.

Listen to the live session and interview HERE

Special on BIRN Alive: Jas Kayser & Chums

Tune in to BIRN1 on Sunday, July 15 at 8:00 p.m. EDT for a live performance and interview with Jas Kayser & Chums.

Jas & Chums came onto BIRN Alive on Sunday night, July 1. We loved their performance and invited them back to do an ‘Encore Performance.’  In case you missed the last BIRN Alive show with them, Jas is a soon-to-be Berklee alumn who is active in Boston, New York, and London. She has played with a variety of musicians, from Jacques Schwartz-Bart to Donald Harrison, at venues such as Rockwood Music Hall and Scullers Jazz Club. Jas performed at the 2018 Panama Jazz Festival with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute sextet and at the 2018 Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival with the Ethan Santos Quintet. She is currently preparing to perform and teach at the Newport Jazz Festival Summer Camp.

This summer, Jas & Chums will release the single “Stupid on the Beat” feat. Niu Raza. The project, called “Jafro Beat,” explores the common ground between progressive jazz and soulful, Afro-beat led rhythms.

Listen to the live session and interview HERE.

Strangers by Accident to Appear on BIRN Alive

Tune in to BIRN1 on Wednesday, July 18 at 8:00 p.m. EDT for a live performance and interview with Strangers by Accident.

Formed in Boston, Strangers by Accident are “an authentic, energetic indie-folk act with an old-school respect for their songwriting.” The group was started in 2015 by singer-songwriters Brian Sousa and Amy Wynne, who met by chance and began playing as an acoustic duo at open mics around Boston. Strangers by Accident are now a four-piece band that features three-to-four-part harmonies that have the ability “to cast a spell over the room,” and powerful, lyrically driven songs. Their style veers from suitcase-stomping acoustic to snare-pounding electric, and yet they are still able to stay true to their original roots. They released their second EP, Reckless, in December.

Listen to the live session and interview HERE.

Aisha Burns to Appear on BIRN Alive

Tune in to BIRN1 Saturday, August 4, at 4:00 p.m. EDT for a live performance and interview with Aisha Burns.

Aisha is a folk-rock violinist, vocalist, and songwriter raised in Texas and now in Massachusettes. She began her journey in the folk-rock world in 2005 and was touring and recording by 2006. Aisha released Life in the Midwater, her debut album, in 2013, and this May released “Argonauta.” NPR points out the “delicate intimacy” of her music while Dazed Magazine describes the works in Life in the Midwater as “twisting, ethereal, and arresting.”

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

Listen to the live session and interview HERE