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.
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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”
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 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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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”
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”