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Tune in to birnCORE this Friday, September 19th for a very special live broadcast from American cello rock band, Break of Reality!
Best-known for their killer rendition of the Game of Thrones theme, Break of Reality brings their unique cello-based “classical rock” to Berklee’s own Cafe 939!
The music starts at 8pm EST, only on birnCORE!

Tune in to birnCORE this Friday, September 19th for a very special live broadcast from American cello rock band, Break of Reality!

Best-known for their killer rendition of the Game of Thrones theme, Break of Reality brings their unique cello-based “classical rock” to Berklee’s own Cafe 939!

The music starts at 8pm EST, only on birnCORE!

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BITR, @ The Red Room, September 16th

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Tune in to birnCORE on Thursday, September 18th at 8pm EST for a can’t-miss live broadcast from singer/songwriter Brendan James!
Born and raised in Derry, New Hampshire, Brendan James spent his early music career playing at New York City open mics before being signed to Capitol Records in 2005. He left Capitol after the Capitol Records/Virgin Records merger in 2007, and self-produced and released an EP, The Ballroom Break-in. He signed to Decca Records in 2008, and has released two studio albums with the label. He has toured nationally, including runs with artists such as Jason Reeves, John Mayer, Tyrone Wells, Matt White, and Amber Rubarth. His latest album, Simplify, was crowd-funded through Kickstarter, and released in August of 2013. 
The music starts at 8pm EST on Thursday the 18th, only on birnCORE!

Tune in to birnCORE on Thursday, September 18th at 8pm EST for a can’t-miss live broadcast from singer/songwriter Brendan James!

Born and raised in Derry, New Hampshire, Brendan James spent his early music career playing at New York City open mics before being signed to Capitol Records in 2005. He left Capitol after the Capitol Records/Virgin Records merger in 2007, and self-produced and released an EP, The Ballroom Break-in. He signed to Decca Records in 2008, and has released two studio albums with the label. He has toured nationally, including runs with artists such as Jason Reeves, John Mayer, Tyrone Wells, Matt White, and Amber Rubarth. His latest album, Simplify, was crowd-funded through Kickstarter, and released in August of 2013. 

The music starts at 8pm EST on Thursday the 18th, only on birnCORE!

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Tonight on The Berklee Internet Radio Network: Berklee In The Round, Live from Cafe 939!
Tune in to birnCORE tonight at 8pm EST for a special live broadcast! BITR, short for Berklee In The Round, occurs on the second Tuesday of every month. Each month, a different faculty member selects four or five students and one special guest (a visiting artist, touring songwriter, or other performer), and hosts an in-the-round performance. The event, based on the in-the-round performances at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, seats songwriters in a circle where they take turns playing their songs. The audience is seated around the performers, lending a more intimate feel to the show.
The music starts at 8pm, only on birnCORE.

Tonight on The Berklee Internet Radio Network: Berklee In The Round, Live from Cafe 939!

Tune in to birnCORE tonight at 8pm EST for a special live broadcast! BITR, short for Berklee In The Round, occurs on the second Tuesday of every month. Each month, a different faculty member selects four or five students and one special guest (a visiting artist, touring songwriter, or other performer), and hosts an in-the-round performance. The event, based on the in-the-round performances at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, seats songwriters in a circle where they take turns playing their songs. The audience is seated around the performers, lending a more intimate feel to the show.

The music starts at 8pm, only on birnCORE.

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Tune in to BIRN1 on Monday, September 15th for a special edition of BIRN Alive! featuring self-professed “sundress rocker”, Sarah Blacker!
A local favorite and winner of ‘Female Performer of the Year’ at the 2013 New England Music Awards, Sarah Blacker is a prolific singer/songwriter hailing from the Boston area. Blacker has toured extensively with reggae-pop star Mishka, and has shared the stage with 10,000 Maniacs, Anais Mitchell, Sara Bareilles, Paula Cole, Carbon Leaf, and more! 
Don’t miss Sarah Blacker as she returns to The BIRN this week! The music starts at 8pm EST, only on The Berklee Internet Radio Network!

Tune in to BIRN1 on Monday, September 15th for a special edition of BIRN Alive! featuring self-professed “sundress rocker”, Sarah Blacker!

A local favorite and winner of ‘Female Performer of the Year’ at the 2013 New England Music Awards, Sarah Blacker is a prolific singer/songwriter hailing from the Boston area. Blacker has toured extensively with reggae-pop star Mishka, and has shared the stage with 10,000 Maniacs, Anais Mitchell, Sara Bareilles, Paula Cole, Carbon Leaf, and more! 

Don’t miss Sarah Blacker as she returns to The BIRN this week! The music starts at 8pm EST, only on The Berklee Internet Radio Network!

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Tune in live to BIRN1 this Saturday, September 13th at 4PM EST for the first BIRN Alive! of the fall semester! Toronto’s The Weather Station stops by the BIRN studios for an exclusive live session and interview. Canada’s Exclaim magazine called their last release “New folk of the highest order.” 
The show starts at 4PM EST, only on BIRN 1.

Tune in live to BIRN1 this Saturday, September 13th at 4PM EST for the first BIRN Alive! of the fall semester! 

Toronto’s The Weather Station stops by the BIRN studios for an exclusive live session and interview. Canada’s Exclaim magazine called their last release “New folk of the highest order.”

The show starts at 4PM EST, only on BIRN 1.

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Join us this Sunday, September 14th for a special edition of BIRN Alive! featuring interviews and live performances from singer/songwriters Emily Hackett and Sam Morrow!

The music starts at 2pm, only on The BIRN!

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EDIT: Unfortunately, due to technical issues, the BIRN will not be broadcasting this show live tonight. You can watch the show live at ConcertWindow.com, or wait for our broadcast of the show next week! Check back soon for more details.

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The BIRN is proud to present a special broadcast live from the Berklee Performance Center, featuring the Del McCoury Band and Catherine Russell!

Berklee College of Music’s 2014-15 Signature Series kicks off this Friday, September 12th with Inspired by Muddy and Monroe, with Grammy-winning bluegrass group the Del McCoury Band and acclaimed jazz and blues vocalist Catherine Russell. The unique performance features McCoury and Russell as well as students and faculty from the Berklee American Roots Music Program re-envisioning the music of Muddy Waters and Bill Monroe, two cultural icons who each helped create and define a blues-based genre: Chicago blues, in the case of Waters, and bluegrass, from Monroe. 

McCoury will be presented with a Berklee American Roots Master Award at the concert. Additional performers include Paul Rishell and Annie Raines, and the Wayfaring Strangers featuring Tracy Bonham, Margaret Glaspy, and Laura Orshaw. Matt Glaser, artistic director of the American Roots Music Program, and Rob Rose, vice president for special programs, are the show’s producers.

"The inspiration for this concert came form a wonderful book by Jim Rooney entitled ‘Bossman: Bill Monroe and Muddy Waters’", said Glaser. "We wanted to envision Monroe and Waters playing together in the same band, exploring and sharing each other’s repertoires: bluegrass musicians playing repertoire from the blues tradition, and blues musicians playing music from the bluegrass canon."

Join us tomorrow at 8pm EST for a live broadcast of this can’t-miss show, only on The Berklee Internet Radio Network.

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Tune in to birnCORE this Saturday the 13th at 8pm EST for another amazing live broadcast, featuring indie-folk act The Hunts!
Hailing from the southlands of Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, these seven brothers and sisters collaborate together using each other’s gifts of writing, composing, and musicianship to create compelling music.
The music starts at 8pm EST on birnCORE - Don’t miss it!

Tune in to birnCORE this Saturday the 13th at 8pm EST for another amazing live broadcast, featuring indie-folk act The Hunts!

Hailing from the southlands of Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, these seven brothers and sisters collaborate together using each other’s gifts of writing, composing, and musicianship to create compelling music.

The music starts at 8pm EST on birnCORE - Don’t miss it!

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VIDEO: GIZMO ft. Nick Hakim, “Lift Me Up”

Celebrate the end of the first week of the fall semester in style with another live broadcast on birnCORE, featuring the ultra-talented bassist GIZMO, with opener Alissia Benveniste.

Most musicians wait a lifetime to share stages with their musical heroes. But having performed with such esteemed artists as Meshell Ndegeocello, Talib Kweli, and Victor Wooten, it’s safe to say that 21-year-old bassist Kenneth “Gizmo” Rodgers has been living his dream for quite some time now. Raised in Philadelphia in a household brimming with the influences of his Puerto Rican and African-American heritage, Gizmo was introduced to the sounds of salsa and soul at an early age. With influences spanning the realms of jazz, funk, pop, rock, Latin, and hip-hop, Gizmo is a musical tour de force.

Be sure to tune in to birnCORE this Friday, September 12th, at 8pm EST!