The BIRN couldn’t be more pumped to welcome local post-rock act I/O to our live music Saturday flagship show, BIRNAlive with DJ Taylor. Reminiscent of bands like Explosions in the Sky and Sigur Rós, this guitar-driven quintet always leaves their audience wanting more with their ethereal sounds and epic crescendos leading to moments of pure ecstasy. The action’s all going down tomorrow at 4 PM on BIRN1, so be sure to tune in and feel the BIRN!
This Friday the BIRN will be broadcasting the Fresh Prospects showcase live from the Red Room at Café 939 at 8:00 PM on our BIRNCore channel. Headlining the performance is Swiss singer-songwriter Max Harvey along with indie opener Bonfire Blue.
Max Harvey is a self-taught guitarist who hails from Lausanne, Switzerland. After graduating from Berklee, he began gigging in Europe and the United States. His songs are filled with melodies akin to John Mayer and grooves like those of Jamiroquai. In September of 2012, Max recorded his debut “Continentality EP” at Eight Ashbury Studio in Geneva, Switzerland.
This is all going down this Friday, so be sure not to miss a single note by tuning into the BIRN.
This Thursday at 7:30, Berklee College of Music has the privilege of hosting living legend Harry Belafonte at the BPC. In addition to receiving an honorary degree from the college, he will be performing his biggest hits along with an epic backing band comprised of the best student and faculty musicians Berklee has to offer. We are going to be broadcasting this incredible event on our BIRNLearn channel tomorrow night so you don’t have to miss out on any of the action.
The BIRN has had the tremendous privilege of live broadcasting the shows that happen almost every night from Café 939 for years now, but this Friday we get to share with all of the internet radio users out there one of the most unique musical acts we’ve even seen come through the venue. This Friday we will be streaming a performance by newcomers to the scene Public Service Broadcast.
Public Service Broadcasting is a London-based duo consisting of J. Willgoose, Esq. on guitar, banjo, other stringed instruments, sampling, and electronic instruments; and his cohort Wrigglesworth on drums, piano, and electronic instruments. By taking samples from old public information films, archive footage, and propaganda material, the band attempts to teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future.
This is all happening tomorrow night on our BIRNCore channel at 8:00 PM.
At most other academic institutions, the president of the college is a figurehead people only see at freshman orientation and graduation. Other than the occasional email with a photocopied signature at the bottom, the president is hardly involved in any student’s day-to-day life. It goes without saying, however, that Berklee is not like most other academic institutions. Because of this, our president is trading in his work desk for a drum kit this Thursday night as he sits in with the Americana act The Blood Mountain Brothers. This epic event is going to be broadcast live on our BIRNCore channel at 8 PM tomorrow so be sure to tune in and listen to the president of the greatest music school in the world groove with the best of them.
Let’s admit that part of the reason why we look forward to the Grammy Awards is not only for the amazing performances but also for admiring the music industry’s most stunning artists strutting their way down the red carpet in outfits we can only dream of owning. Let’s get started shall we?
Beyonce a.k.a Queen B worked the Michael Costello white lace dress like no other. Let’s be honest, Beyonce can work a trash bag like no one’s business if she wanted to but this dress fit her figure to perfection. Her hair and makeup wasn’t over the top and those red lips complimented her look for the night!
Ciara wore a shimmering gold Emilio Pucci gown that showed off her 7 month baby bump on the red carpet and let me just say she was glowing! Her hair was in a loose up-do and her makeup was just the right amount of shadow. I love seeing celebrities without pounds of makeup on their face and Ciara did it just right at the 2014 Grammy Awards in LA.
The ladies on the red carpet with their extravagant gowns are always looking on point but lets move onto the dashing men of Grammy night.
If anyone can rock a pair of extra shiny patent leather pants with matching leather boots from Saint Laurent, ladies and gentlemen, that would be Miguel. His all black outfit for the Grammys was exactly my type of award show style, you can’t go wrong wearing all black! Entirely loved this look on the artist.
Last but not least, one of my favorite dapper men of the night was the clean cut John Legend. He was owning a Gucci navy one button shawl lapel Marseille tuxedo with an all white evening shirt. The navy silk bow-tie caught my attention right away because anyone can rock a slim tie but John Legend wore his bow like a real gentleman. To finish the look he wore black patent leather loafers, white gold diamond button cufflinks, and white gold/white diamond button shirt studs to add the perfect amount of shine.
Who did you think wore it best?
Tonight we are bringing you another one-of-a-kind live performance straight from the Red Room at Café 939. Gracing the stage this evening is singer-songwriter Andrew Ripp. Opening up the show is Judah & The Lion.
Hailing from the Chicago suburb of Palatine, Andrew Ripp made his start in the industry writing songs for other artists until he decided to release his debut album Fifty Miles to Chicago in 2008. Since then he’s been bringing his sound to the masses, releasing two more albums including his most recent effort, 2013’s Won’t Let Go produced by Charlie Peacock.
The show starts tonight at 8:00 on our BIRNCore channel, so be sure to tune in for another great live performance brought to you by the BIRN.
Earlier this month the BIRN had the privilege of promoting the station at the annual Berklee High School Jazz Festival. When the students had time between their performances and attending a free clinic by Grammy-winning jazz group Snarky Puppy, they stopped by our table, learned about our plans of world domination, and most importantly got free BIRN swag. We’re thrilled to have been a part of such a great event, and we can’t wait to do it again next year.
When the weather in Boston is as bad as it’s been this week, it makes us at the BIRN wonder why anyone even bothers going outside anymore. Just in case you’re a music lover who doesn’t mind going out in the frozen tundra we call our city, let us extinguish your adventurous spirit by bringing the music to your place. This Friday we have the privilege of broadcasting the live performance of local Boston group Tales of Olde as they take the stage at Café 939. Leo Leo and Diane Jean will be opening the show.
Tales of Olde’s musical philosophy is that our shared stories are what bind us to each other and to the world around us, and this is exactly what they portray in their music. Their impressive songwriting, soaring harmonies, and raw emotion have led to comparisons to Andrew Bird, Of Monsters and Men, and Kings of Leon.
This is all happening this Friday on our BIRNCore channel at 8:00 PM, so be sure to stay in, tune in, and keep warm!