Best of the Birn

Exclusive live performances and interviews from emerging artists and music legends, and our Best of BIRN college radio playlist.

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Coming up on birn1 – Rhythms and Frequencies: CWP Student Concert Preview

On Tuesday, April 17 @ 1 pm tune into birn1 for a preview of the CWP Student Concert! The concert itself will be on Wednesday, April 18 @ 8 PM @ the BPC.
The Contemporary Writing and Production (CWP) Student Concert features some of the department’s best students and their dynamic songs and arrangements in an exciting mix of music.
During this preview, artists (Nono Chen, Pauly German, Carlos Saenz, and Alexis Leroy-Pleshoyano) will be talking about their goals, their writing process, and about the show.
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Best of the Birn

Exclusive live performances and interviews from emerging artists and music legends, and our Best of BIRN college radio playlist.

Listen here.

Dead Horses and Kate Rhudy Live From the Red Room

Tune in this Wednesday, April 11th @ 8 PM EST to birnCORE for a live broadcast from the The Red Room @ Cafe 939 featuring Dead Horses and Kate Rhudy.
 
“At fifteen, Dead Horses frontwoman Sarah Vos’ world turned upside down. Raised in a strict, fundamentalist home, Vos lost everything when she and her family were expelled from the rural Wisconsin church where her father had long served as pastor.” The Dead Horses’ new album titled My Mother the Moon is one that is “full of trauma and triumph, despair and hope, pain and resilience. Blending elements of traditional roots with modern indie folk, the songs are both familiar and unexpected, unflinchingly honest in their portrayal of modern American life, yet optimistic in their unshakable faith in brighter days to come.” Vos really puts all her heart and soul into the creation of these songs and their larger works after being through such hardship in her past.

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BerkleeNYC: A Student’s Perspective

Story by Darcy Davis

If you’re a student at Berklee, you’ve probably heard about the recent acquisition of Power Station studios, read the press release, watched the video and thought “this is awesome but what does this mean for us?” As an MP&E student, I wanted to know what sort of opportunities we would get to utilize the space in order to expand our careers in New York, and where other technology majors such as EPD and CWP would fit into the vision. So I caught up with Stephen Webber, executive director of BerkleeNYC, to talk more about the grand plan for the studio and why we should be excited. Continue reading “BerkleeNYC: A Student’s Perspective”

Album Review: Carissa Johnson – Talk Talk Talk

Boston DIY rocker Carissa Johnson is back with her third album Talk Talk Talk. The album is a tight 9 tracks running just under 30 minutes and is the definition of straight ahead punk rock, but with Johnson’s own twist. The album features her touring band, The Cure-Alls, who give her sound a driving, tight, groove; combine that with her catchy guitar riffs and crisp production and they have an infectious sound. Continue reading “Album Review: Carissa Johnson – Talk Talk Talk”

Caitlyn Smith and Andrea Davidson Live From the Red Room

Tune in Friday, April 6th @ 8 PM EST for a live broadcast from The Red Room @ Cafe 939 featuring Caitlyn Smith and Andrea Davidson.

In recent years Caitlyn Smith has become one of Nashville’s most celebrated songwriters, with her compositions recorded by artists such as James Bay, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, John Legend, and Meghan Trainor. Continue reading “Caitlyn Smith and Andrea Davidson Live From the Red Room”

The Weather Station and Sam Moss Live From the Red Room

Tune in to birnCORE Wednesday, April 4th @ 8 PM EST for a live broadcast from The Red Room @ Cafe 939 featuring The Weather Station and Sam Moss.

The Weather Station is the fourth and most forthright album by The Weather Station, the project of Toronto songwriter Tamara Lindeman. Lindeman wanted to make a rock and roll record, but have it sound how she wants it to sound. The result is a spirited, frequently topical tour de force that declares its understated feminist politics, and its ambitious new sonic directions, from its first moments. Continue reading “The Weather Station and Sam Moss Live From the Red Room”