OHMME and Miette Hope Live From the Red Room

Tune in Monday, May 7th @ 8 PM EST for a live broadcast from The Red Room @ Cafe 939 featuring OHMME and Miette Hope.
 
OHMME is an experiment in voice and sound by Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart. Inspired by the free improvisational music scene in Chicago and influenced by avant-garde rock their music draws comparisons to PJ Harvey, Nirvana, and Kate Bush.
Miette Hope is a singer-songwriter and independent artist attending Berklee College of Music on the first ever Vans Off The Wall Scholarship. Her style features emotional, honest lyrics over spatially rhythmic grooves. Hope plays with a five-piece band.
 
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Berklee In The Round, Live from The Red Room

Tune in on Tuesday, May 8 at 7:00 PM EST to birnCORE for a live broadcast from The Red Room at 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.

This month the performers will be Hera Lynn, Weiwen Seah, William Ospina, Chavis Chance, and Anastasia Charakidou.

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Show Review: Preoccupations at Brighton Music Hall 4/25

Review by Justin Cameron

Preoccupations came out to an excited crowd at Brighton Music Hall last Wednesday night with album opener, “Espionage.” From there, they ripped through a 13-song set containing a nice balance of new and old songs. Their lights remained dark throughout the set forcing the audiences’ attention on their sound rather than over the top visuals.

Their set was loud, —full of thundering drums and booming bass—but it was balanced. No one instrument overpowered another as Matt Flegel’s voice could clearly be heard. Continue reading “Show Review: Preoccupations at Brighton Music Hall 4/25”

Upcoming: Manu Delago at The Red Room

Tune in to birnCORE this Thursday, May 3rd at 8 PM EST for a live broadcast from The Red Room @ Cafe 939 featuring Manu Delago.
 
When Delago first discovered the Hang, an enchanting musical instrument manufactured by PANArt in Switzerland he discovered a passion for writing music.
 
His Hang solo piece “Mono Desire” has become the most popular Hang video on the internet and was featured in the top 30 music videos on YouTube. His music is incredibly unique, atmospheric, and beautiful.
 
He has released several albums with his band, and has collaborated with artists such as Björk, Anoushka Shankar, Joss Stone, Andreya Triana, and Bugge Wesseltoft.
 
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Clay Cook, Live From the Red Room

Tune in on Saturday, April 28 at 8:00 PM EST for a live broadcast from The Red Room at Cafe 939 featuring Clay Cook of Zac Brown Band.
 
Clay Cook, a Berklee alumnus, has made a living in many ways in the music industry. As an accomplished songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, he has recorded and toured with John Mayer, Sugarland, the Marshall Tucker Band, and Shawn Mullins.

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John Craigie, Live From the Red Room

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”

Cabaret Presents: One-Person Show, Live from the Red Room

Tune into birnCORE for a live broadcast of Cabaret Presents: One-Person Show, from The Red Room at Cafe 939, on Wednesday, May 2 at 7:00 PM.

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.

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This Week on Birn Alive: Red Elk

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”

Show Preview – Gretchen Parlato and Mirella Costa play the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s RISE Music Series

Story by Allie Kersten

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”