ATO recording artist and Berklee alumnus Nick Hakim is the featured artist at the spring 2019 edition of birnCORE Live, a live music series that presents some of the most creative, cutting edge performers working in the industry today. Prior shows have featured Taylor Mcferrin, Kaki King and Margaret Glaspy.
This semester’s birnCORE Live takes place on Friday, April 19 at the Red Room at Cafe 939. Hakim blends experimentation and psychedelia with classic soul, and his solo debut album, Green Twins, was praised by Pitchfork as “full of life and energy, often operating at a fever pitch.”
Hakim is joined by Rochester, New York’s Danielle Ponder, a vocalist and songwriter whose voice ranks with the best working in the industry today.
Student tickets are $15 to this must see show and you can get them here. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. EDT.
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Tune in to birnCORE on Saturday, September 8 at 8:00 p.m. EDT for a live broadcast from the Red Room at Cafe 939 featuring The Mattson 2 and Astronauts, etc..
The Mattson 2, a duo composed of identical twins, has reinterpreted John Coltrane’s classic album A Love Supreme into a 21st century context. Coltrane’s 1965 magnum opus is one of the most revered and influential recordings in the history of jazz, widely regarded as the iconic saxophonist’s masterpiece.
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by Allie Kersten
Sam Tsui brought the house down on Wednesday, June 6, at the Red Room at Cafe 939. His show in Boston was the second-to-last of his East Coast tour. It was obvious that his voice was tired and worn out, but he put his all into the show and it was unforgettable. His charisma and passion were not only showing from his performance, but his band’s as well.
Sam began sharing his love of music through YouTube from his dorm room in 2011. That love only grew, and people noticed. It didn’t take long for Sam to develop a loyal and loving fan base of viewers that supported him in all he did. While his show at Red Room was small and intimate, you could tell how devoted every audience member was to him and his goals.
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David Keenan is an Irish songwriter, “a young Artist who uses his lyrics to paint pictures with words on canvases of silence, curating a body of work which is steeped in the poetic tradition of old but delivered in such a way that is entirely his own”. He is currently on his USA East Coast Tour. His live shows have been described as visceral and spiritual. Keenan is an artist who advocates expression through all forms possible.
BIRN Alive is home to great live performances and insightful conversation. Tune in for this very special Wednesday night edition at 8PM EST. on June 13.
Listen to the live session and interview HERE
Vocalist, arranger and songwriter Regina Crisosto is a current Berklee student hailing from Chile. A mix of R&B, Latin, electronic, and jazz, her style is sophisticated and her use of electronic sounds creates a grooving soundscape. Singing mostly in Spanish, her melodies are unique and catchy and her voice is soothing and refined. Continue reading “Live performance by Regina Crisosto airs on BIRN Global this week through March 25”
Friday, March 16th @ 8 PM EST! Tune in to birnCORE for a live broadcast from The Red Room @ Cafe 939 featuring Ingrid Andress.
Ingrid Andress is a country singer-songwriter who splits time between Nashville and Los Angeles. She grew up on a wide range of music, captivated by vocalists from Whitney Houston to Sarah McLachlan and Robert Plant. But it was the country sensibilities of Joni Mitchell, Faith Hill, the Dixie Chicks, and even John Denver that stole her heart and fired her imagination. As a result, her country songs are unguarded and raw, focusing on her gutsy-but-vulnerable voice and the feelings pulled from her wanderer’s soul.
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