It's that time of year again, ski and snowboard season! The RadioBDC Drafters want to get you out and about and hitting the slopes! Prepare yourselves for a blizzardly season of music, games, Apres Ski Parties, your chance to win lift off tickets and tons of amazing ski gear!
Check our RadioBDC Drafters page and upcoming events listings to see where we are in Boston giving away ski passes!
With the year coming to a close on Monday, I have finalized the list of my favorite albums of 2012. It has been a year of excellent releases and these are the albums that stood out the most to me.
1. The XX//Coexist
2. Now, Now//Threads
4. Japandroids//Celebration Rock
5. Everyone, Everywhere//Everyone, Everywhere
6. Alt J//An Awesome Wave
7. Savages//I am Here EP
8. Abadabad//The Wild EP
10. Fat Creeps//Fat Creeps EP
We LOVED when Dropkick Murphys performed a very special ‘Live in the Lab’ at The Boston Globe in early December. The Media Lab was transformed into a Christmas setting complete with milk and cookies while the band serenaded Boston with their holiday song “The Season’s Upon Us”.
Over the weekend I caught them on TV not once but TWICE, honestly I can’t get enough of this cheerful tune. The band performed on VH1 Big Morning Buzz Friday evening, and then the music video was featured on E! News on Saturday night.
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from RadioBDC!
Well...maybe not but we are still partying like it's the end of the world! Hope you all can make it out tonight to Game On! It's a gloomy, dark and stormy day but it's the perfect atmosphere for Dooms Day!
Check back here to see live coverage of our Shock Top End of the World Party all night!
If you're with us please remember to Instagram and tweet using hash tag #RadioBDCEOWP
Boston comedian Steve Halligan dropped by to talk about Comics For Recovery at the Beantown Comedy Vault on Thursday, December 27th. He also had quite a few entertaining & moving stories to share about his own road to recovery. Listen:
On last night's Grrl Power, Steph Mangan compiled her list of the top Grrl Power songs of 2012.
Full playlist below:
- Savages//Flying to Berlin
- Beast Make Bomb//Dream Boat
- Bent Shapes//Boys to Men
- Cat Power//Ruin
- Field Mouse//Glass
- Gossip//Love in a Foreign Place
- Fat Creeps//Cherry
- Wye Oak//Spiral
- Now Now//Wolf
- Haim//Don't Save Me
- Lemuria//Varoom Allure
- Tegan and Sara//I'm Not Your Hero
Adele's 'Someone Like You' most sung karaoke song of 2012 .
Karaoke website Lucky Voice has released the 10 most popular songs on their website.
Next time you go up to sing consider these tunes:
1. 'Someone Like You' - Adele (7.4 per cent)
2. 'Call Me Maybe' - Carly Rae Jepsen (5.4 per cent)
3. 'What Makes You Beautiful' - One Direction (4.2 per cent)
4. 'Rolling In The Deep' - Adele (4.1 per cent)
5. 'Bohemian Rhapsody' - Queen (3.7 per cent)
6. 'Make You Feel My Love' - Adele (3.6 per cent)
7. 'Livin' On A Prayer' - Bon Jovi (2.7 per cent)
8. 'Sexy And I Know It' - LMFAO (2.4 per cent)
9. 'Don't Stop Believin'' - Journey (1.7 per cent)
10. 'Somebody That I Used To Know' - Gotye feat Kimbra (1.6 per cent)
Homme's says the songs Grohl recorded "sound like running in a dream".
Also on the upcoming Queen's disc is Trent Reznor and Nick Oliveri.
Alabama Shakes front woman robbed,The incident took place in Nashville after Brittany Howard played a show with Thunderbitch.
Larry & the gang from The Publick House stopped by to share some holiday cheer...and beer...and THREE types of mac & cheese. So, SO good. Listen to Julie Kramer, Henry Santoro, & Adam 12 sampling their wares & talking food & beer pairings:
This bit didn't make it to the air, but is worth sharing: Larry & Jamie as Bing & Bowie, singing "Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy." Listen:
Make sure to visit The Publick House, 1648 Beacon St. in Brookline. Follow them on Twitter for menu updates & more. And mac & cheese.
Oedipus, legendary Boston radio programmer & DJ, dropped in on Adam 12 to announce he'll be bringing his annual Christmas Eve broadcast to RadioBDC. Tune in on 12/24 from 6 'til midnight to hear Oedipus play his unique blend of Christmas music, spanning genres and setting the mood perfectly for your Christmas Eve traditions.
Oedipus on Christmas Eve is a Boston tradition. Give a listen to Oedipus and Adam 12 below to learn the history. We hope you'll listen.
Tegan and Sara are on tour with the Killers & rolled into Boston on the 17th. They dropped in on Adam 12 in the RadioBDC studios to chat about music, hockey, baseball, mullets, Fat Mike, & more. Listen to the podcast, and don't forget to watch their incredibly entertaining video for "Closer," which we've posted below.
Chris Gasper breaks down what could be argued as the most exciting game of the season so far: the Pats/49ers heart-breaker in Foxboro.
Henry Santoro talks with Elizabeth Comeau of Be Well Boston about healthy holiday gift ideas & the not-so-healthy McRib.
A busy Friday for Henry & Julie! Our pal Peter Rinnig from QRST's talks about his 'Live at the Rat' project.
Then, some sweet tarts from the Slutcracker stopped by to spread holiday cheer. Don't miss their production at the Somerville Theatre thru New Year's Eve!
Finally, everybody's favorite Mayor (of Somerville, hahaha) payed a visit.
Opinions all over the map here at RadioBDC on the performers & performances from the big Sandy benefit show at Madison Square Garden. The biggest buzz, of course, is surrounding 'Sirvana'--Paul McCartney & the surviving members of Nirvana tearing through a new, original tune called "Cut Me Some Slack." Watch:
Roger Waters & Eddie Vedder teamed up, too. Here's "Comfortably Numb:"
Want to hear Henry, Julie, & Sarah Rodman's take on the show? Podcast below.
Originally aired on 12/12/12, Adam 12 spotlights 12 songs that helped shape his musical identity. Listen:
Here's the playlist:
The Beatles "Blackbird"
The Ventures "Walk, Don't Run"
The Ramones "California Sun"
Cheap Trick "She's Tight"
De La Soul "Me, Myself and I"
Public Enemy "Fight The Power"
Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Guided By Voices "Motor Away"
DJ Shadow "Building Steam With a Grain of Salt"
Wheat "Don't I Hold You"
Elbow "One Day Like This"
Local Natives "Airplanes"
Samuel Jackson was in studio with Henry & Julie. No, not *THAT* Samuel Jackson. The Samuel Jackson who is responsible for the deliciousness that is...KO PIES!
Will the world end on 12/21/12?! It's been buzzed about for years, who knows what will happen? We want to celebrate that we are all still here or at least go out with a bang!
Join RadioBDC & Shock Top for The End of the World Party in the basement of Game On. We are transforming the place into the ultimate Dooms Day bunker. Grab your friends and get in on the endless Shock Top, music by Mmmmaven, and have the time of your life!
"Great!" you say. "But what if I want MORE than the last 10 songs!?!?"
Get them here: http://twitter.com/RadioBDCMusic
That's right. It's a Twitter feed that tweets out the artist & title of each song we play as it airs. Comes in handy if you miss a song & need to go back find what you heard. So be sure to follow our playlist on Twitter!
Betcha didn't even know there WAS a Music Museum of New England! Harry Sandler, the Director, Co-Founder, & neighbor of Henry Santoro, wises you up!
Fun fact: Harry Sandler played drums for the '60's Boston band Orpheus. Remember this one?
Santa makes his way around the Globe with his little helper, Adam 12
Dan Auerbach has said that his band's 2011 album, 'El Camino', isn't his favourite record by the duo.
The singer and guitarist says that he prefers his and drummer Patrick Carney's 2010 album, 'Brothers'.
Black Keys are nominated for five Grammy Awards. The band are on the shortlist for Best Album for their 'El Camino' LP and Record Of The Year for 'Lonely Boy', while Dan Auerbach is also nominated for Producer Of The Year for his work on the band's own record as well as releases by Dr. John and Hacienda.
2013 The Black Keys go back into the studio to record another masterpeice, but will it be Dan's favorite?
OK, Ian Camfield doesn't REALLY hate the UK. He's just a bit sore that America was the first country to "get" Led Zeppelin. Listen to his rap on the subject; he gets a bit salty at the end. And make sure you listen to Ian & London Calling, Friday at 6p & Monday at 9p on RadioBDC.
After stealing Santa right out from under the noses of The Boston Globe security force and following an all-out ABP for Santa in the building, Adam 12 has respectfully decided to return Santa to his rightful place in the Boston Globe lobby. To see part 1 of Adam 12 stealing Santa click here.
Chet Harding from the Improv Asylum in Boston chats with Julie & Henry about their annual 24-hour marathon fundraiser for Globe Santa.
The Santa Speedo Run is not just one Saturday in December for Matt Napoli and Steve Roge. It's a 365-day-a-year commitment ... a mission ... simply a way of life. RadioBDC was able to catch up with the pair during a pre-race training at Boston Common earlier this week. Not only do get up close and personal with a duo that is partaking in their 13th Santa Speedo Run, we learn about numb legs, pulled hammies and being comfortable in one's ... uh ... own skin. And tiny bathing suits.
Join RadioBDC on the starting line this Saturday, December 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the 13th annual Santa Speedo Run at Lir & Whiskeys (903 Boylston St.) for pre and post-race activities. Good times will be had by all. Now ... on to some Speedo training. (And special thanks to Matt and Steve for being great sports ... and for matching trunkware). For more information and ways to donate, visit the Santa Speedo Run web site.
Dropkick Murphys said they wanted a "festive" feel for their Live in the Lab session tomorrow (Thursday) at 12:30, which you can watch live here on Boston.com. We were a little light on holiday decorations, so Adam 12 & Julie Kramer stole Santa. Watch.
Yes, we're smack-dab in the middle of the holiday season, and the Holiday Pops is in full-swing. Adam 12 is hoping to bring his young'uns to Symphony Hall for the first time.
And he's DEFINITELY bringing the kids this spring. The BSO just announced the 2013 Spring Pops: Lights, Camera, Action! It's all about the screen next season, with programs like Disney's Fantasia: Live in Concert, Music of the Mad Men Era, Pixar in Concert--with music & film clips--and more.
You can even submit your favorite movie themes: POPSMOVIEMUSIC@BSO.ORG.
Support the arts in Boston this spring! And enjoy a Shawn Thornton narrating ''Twas The Night Before Christmas' with the Pops right here. Happy Holidays!
We are so excited we can't even contain ourselves!
It's less than 24 hours until the Dropkick Murphys are Live in the Lab at RadioBDC!
There's such a buzz going around the office and we want to capture all the special, behind the scenes sneak peeks of the Dropkicks from beginning to end. Make sure you check back here to watch the RadioBDC team set the scene, sprinkle in some holiday cheer and prepare the building for the DROPKICK MURPHYS!!!!!
If your touting with us or instagramming hash tag- #dkmholiday and it'll blend together with ours on Boston.com
And idea whose time has come: Dropkick Murphys record a Christmas song. "The Season's Upon Us" will be featured on their forthcoming 'Signed & Sealed In Blood,' out January 8th. Watch the festive video right here.
Meredith dishes on the latest edition of 'Love Letters' and the TV Pilot that filmed at the Boston Globe over the weekend that's kinda-sorta based on her!
Chris Gasper outlines the AFC Champion Pats' road to the Superbowl, as well as the importance of new Red Sox 1B/C Mike Napoli.
December has hit, the first snowfall has frosted the ground (although currently it feels like spring), so what better way to get in the holiday spirit, then to strip down, smack on a Santa Speedo, or bright red bikini and run through Boston!
RadioBDC is very excited to be part of one of the most talked about, fun, unique and hilarious events in the city- The 12th Annual Santa Speedo Run brought to you by Play Ball!
This Saturday, December 8th from 10am-2pm we will be set up at Lir & Whiskey's. Make sure to stop by for a Facebook-sharing-worthy photo, and Ted from the bear movie will be roaming around acting like his crazy self!
Show us your RadioBDC App and you'll get a gift card for a tasty app from one of the bars. You'll also want to make sure to grab a RadioBDC Santa Speedo Run Hat & ear buds!
It's going to be a fun crazy day and we can't wait! See you all there!
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Not only is Adam 12 Boston.com Radio's Production Director, he also hosts afternoons. 12 is a longtime fixture on the Boston scene, and when he's not out and about in the city, he's trekking around New England with his kids.
Julie enters the building every day with a big smile and trough of freshly brewed coffee. Shes Boston.com Radios Music Director and mid-day hostess, and will deliver Lunch At Your Desk every day from noon to 1 PM.
Henrys always on the lookout for news. Hes Boston.com Radios News Director and Morning Presenter. Hes also a music and art collector, and is a world-class cook with over 5,000 cookbooks in his library.
Paul Driscoll is Boston.com Radios Program Director who has the best ears in the business. Paul gets dozens of phone calls and visits a day, from bands and record labels looking to get their music played. Some even leave an apple on is desk.
Steph Mangan hosts Grrl Power and LocalBDC. When she's not at the studio, she is constantly on the look out for up-and-coming local bands and attending shows at Boston's many venues. She is an avid enthusiast of burritos and denim jackets.