Unknown Mortal Orchestra play the Royale Monday, April 30th
Fresh off their newest release, Sex & Food, psych rockers Unknown Mortal Orchestra bring their trippy live show to the Royale. Their music is perfect for fans of Tame Imapala and with a critically acclaimed live set this show is a definite not miss.
Soccer Mommy plays the Great Scott Tuesday, May 1st
After blowing up SXSW Soccer Mommy brings their sought after live show to the Great Scott this week. Continue reading “Shows of the Week 4/30: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Soccer Mommy, Dr. Dog, and more”
Tune in on Friday, April 27, at 8:00 PM EST for a live broadcast from The Red Room at Cafe 939 featuring John Craigie.
John Craigie is a singer-songwriter based out of Portland, Oregon. He’s renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows, and off-the-cuff clever observations. He takes influence from classic songwriters of the past and adds his own touch. Continue reading “John Craigie, Live From the Red Room”
Tune in to Birn Alive on Saturday, April 28 at 4:00 PM for a performance by Red Elk.
Red Elk is a unique blend of funk, soul, folk and rock, with elements of indigenous music, such as Pow Wow rhythms/chants, as well as Native flutes and percussion. The result of this is what Josiah Contreras (lead vocals, bass) calls “Native Soul.” Continue reading “This Week on Birn Alive: Red Elk”
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On Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 PM, Gretchen Parlato and Mirella Costa will become the latest of a long list of stellar artists to perform at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s RISE series. Curated by Shea Rose and Simone Scazzocchio, the RISE music series creates “a whole new way for audiences and musicians to connect…”
Gretchen Parlato has built herself quite the reputation and career as an incredibly successful jazz vocalist. She has won countless awards and acknowledgements for all of her album releases: Gretchen Parlato, In A Dream (#1 Vocal Jazz album of 2009 along with similar others), The Lost and Found (multiple top album acknowledgements), and Live in NYC received the 57th Grammy awards nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Continue reading “Show Preview – Gretchen Parlato and Mirella Costa play the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s RISE Music Series”
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Nick Cave has had a career more versatile than most. He’s more than a triple threat as a singer-songwriter, author, composer, screenwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and even an actor. He’s led the bands The Birthday Party (formerly The Boys Next Door), Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, and Grinderman, as well as his own solo career. Cave is most known for his contributions to the post-punk, gothic rock, alternative rock, experimental rock, and garage rock genres. His sound is exposed, of course, in his personal music that he has released with his multiple groups, but his trace can be found in the soundtracks of films such as Dogs in Space, The Soul of A Man, Batman Forever, The X-Files, Shrek 2, and Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – Part 1. Cave has built quite the reputation in the entertainment world since he began his music career. Continue reading “Win Tickets to “So, What Do You Want To Know?” Conversations With Nick Cave, May 1”
From comedians to actors, all solo performers are storytellers. One-Person Show is a series of solo performances directed by Ana Guigui. The show will feature extraordinary life stories from seven performers in an intimate and personal setting.
The show will be in The Red Room at Cafe 939 on Wednesday, May 2 at 8:00 PM.
Tune in here to join the live birnCORE broadcast!
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 LaurenRuthWardLive@thebirn.com. 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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Listen to the show on birnCORE.