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Live in the Lab: Gold Fields and Sue Costello CANCELLED

Posted by Adam 12 January 31, 2013 01:35 PM

We had a bevy of bands perform for you in the Globe Media Lab last month. Click here for performances from Kingsley Flood, San Cisco, Churchill, and The Joy Formidable. Hell, we even had best-selling author Brad Meltzer in for a Q&A. And it was tremendous.

And we were all set to bring you some funny from Sue Costello...

...and a live set from Gold Fields...

...but then the damn storm came along. So we had to cancel the whole damn thing.

Don't worry, though. We'll have plenty more Live in the Lab goodies for you real soon. Just stay tuned.


Grrl Power Playlist - 01/30/13

Posted by Steph Mangan January 31, 2013 01:10 PM
With the Coachella line-up being announced this past week, last night’s Grrl Power featured the grrls of Coachella 2013. The entire line-up is pretty impressive but these are some of the bands that I am MOST excited see when I make the journey out to Indio in April. You can see the full line-up below this week's playlist.
Only 70 days until Coachella officially kicks off!

  • Savages//Husbands
  • Bat For Lashes//Daniel
  • La Roux//Quicksand
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs//Down Boy
  • The XX//Fiction
  • Poliça//I See My Mother
  • Metric//Monster Hospital
  • Janelle Monáe//Cold War
  • Purity Ring//Fineshrine
  • Little Green Cars//The John Wayne
  • The Lumineers//Charlie Boy
  • Tegan and Sara//I Bet It Stung
  • Shovels and Rope//Cavalier
  • Thee Oh Sees//Flood’s New Light
  • Guards//Silver Lining
You can catch this week's Grrl Power again on Sunday at 9pm
Click here to see last week's playlist


Adam 12 can't stand the Super Bowl; will be live-blogging the Super Bowl

Posted by Adam 12 January 31, 2013 11:19 AM

Hey, it's Adam 12. Allow me to don my Andy Rooney pants for a moment here and admit to something:

I can't stand the Super Bowl.

First of all, I'm not a football fan. Not that it matters, because the Super Bowl isn't about football. The Super Bowl is about the spectacle surrounding the championship football game at the center of it all.

And what does that spectacle consist of? Well, for starters, a Halftime Show that's been hit-or-miss since U2 performed over a decade ago. Of course, we're looking to fix that this year.

And let's not forget the commercials, aka the REAL reason most folks watch the Super Bowl. It's 2013, people. We have technology that makes it possible to never, ever watch commercials. Yet we're volunteering to do just that.

Look, I get it. Super Bowl spots can achieve a level of high art. And their entertainment value sometimes eclipses what's happening on the field. And I understand completely that, as a 15-year broadcasting vet and COMMERCIAL Production Director who basically makes his living off of advertising dollars, I am an ENORMOUS hypocrite. But I just can't shake the feeling that the spectacle of the Super Bowl has grown too grotesque proportions.

So, naturally, when's Chris Rattey asked me to take part in this Sunday's Brand Bowl and live-blog my thoughts, I jumped at the chance (read: I was dragged kicking and screaming into the fold).

I'll be on my best behavior on Sunday night, I promise (promises were meant to be broken, as the saying goes). Follow my live-blog here, and make sure you follow RadioBDC on Twitter, too. And GO PATRIOTS! Oh, wait. That's right, they lost to the Ravens. And haven't won a Super Bowl in almost a decade, despite getting there twice. But hey, "In Bill We Trust," right?


Breaking news update: Police arrest two individuals for arson

Posted by Alex Pearlman January 31, 2013 11:05 AM

A blaze broke out in West Bridgewater at around 9:30 last night on South Main St., in a commercial building that was under construction. Police have arrested two individuals, a man and a woman, and have charged them with setting fire to a building.

Boston Globe deputy city editor Mike Bello stopped in to update listeners on the situation, and that clip can be heard below.

Bello said that according to investigators, the individuals are only being charged in connection to last night's West Bridgewater fire, although they are under investigation for a spate of arson attacks over the past three months, including one that was set at the Raynham dog track in December.

Police note that the suspects allegedly follow a pattern that includes setting fires at night in abandoned or under-construction buildings.

The couple was arraigned in Brockton District Court this morning, and are believed to be from Middleborough. No one has been injured in the fires.

Henry in the Grub: Salsa's Mexican Restaurant

Posted by Adam 12 January 30, 2013 02:42 PM

Most folks know Dave Littlefield as The Sausage Guy, but today Dave stopped by with his other "hat" on & treated us to some delicious salsas from Salsa's Mexican Restaurant!


Kevin Paul Dupont on "Doug" Hamilton

Posted by Adam 12 January 30, 2013 01:49 PM

Last week he was "Dougie." In this week's column, Kevin Paul Dupont refers to the young Bruins star as "Doug." He also continues to break down this young season, the early fan response, and his distaste for the shootout.


Kingsley Flood is Live in the Lab tonight

Posted by Alex Pearlman January 30, 2013 10:59 AM

battles_albumcover.jpegTheir sophomore album "Battles" comes out Feb. 5, but Kingsley Flood are keeping themselves busy until then, hitting up venues up and down the East coast this month, from New Hampshire to Washington, DC. The Boston-based band is back home tonight and will be stopping by to play an acoustic set with RadioBDC.

Coming off a win at the 2012 Boston Music Awards where they were named Americana Act of the Year, Kingsley Flood has been pulling in listeners all over. The six-piece band is a little bit punk, a tinge folksy, and slightly somber at times, but the sound, which's Joel Brown called "not-especially-categorizable," is serious rock, no matter how you spin it.

The band has been featured on MTV's Buzzworthy blog and in American Songwriter magazine in just the past week, and we're all dying to hear more tracks off the new album.

For now, make due with the ones linked below, and make sure to come out to tonight to see these rockers jam out in the Lab.

RadioBDC Live & Local Show Picks

Posted by Alex Pearlman January 29, 2013 04:36 PM

We're committed to knowing about all the best music in Boston. These are some of our favorite acts this week.

Tonight, Jan. 29:
The Vaccines with San Cisco at Paradise Rock Club ($17 / 18+ show / Doors at 7 p.m.)

Wednesday, Jan. 30:
Purity Ring with Young Magic at House of Blues (All ages / Doors at 7 p.m.

The All-Girl Everything Tour featuring Nina Sky, Nina Sky, Roxy Cottontail, Dutch Rebelle, Lisa Bello, DJ LeahV at the Middle East Upstairs. ($12 / 18+ show / 8 p.m.)

Friday, Feb. 1:
Fun. with Andrew McMahon at the Orpheum Theatre (All ages / Doors at 7:00 p.m.)

RIBS at Great Scott ($5 / 21+ / Doors at 10 p.m.)

Three Day Threshold with Abbie Barrett & The Last Date, Blackbutton, and Airport at TT The Bears ($10 / 18+ / Doors at 8:30 p.m.)

Saturday, Feb. 2:
Album release! Christian McNeill & Sea Monsters with Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents and Tim Gearan at Brighton Music Hall (18+ / Doors at 8 p.m.)

The 360's, Cradle To The Grave, The Black Cheers and Mark Lind at The Middle East Upstairs ($10 / 18+ / Doors at 8 p.m.)

The Zambonis at The Middle East Downstairs (18+ / $16)

Monday, Feb. 4:
The Lumineers at the House Of Blues (Win tickets! / Doors at 7 p.m.)

Check back every Tuesday for our line-up of the best live shows in the city.

Two-fer Tuesday?

Posted by Adam 12 January 29, 2013 03:58 PM

Henry Santoro and Julie Kramer were shuckin' and jivin' this Tuesday morning, with a parade of guests passing through the RadioBDC studio. We're shining the spotlight on two guests right here, the first of which is the Boston Globe's own Geoff Edgers, who has a new show on the Travel Channel called "Edge of America."

We always love when our good friend Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone stops by for a visit, and he did this morning, with Dave Jick of Dave's Fresh Pasta in tow. Nothing wrong with a fresh antipasto on a late Tuesday morning.

Oh, and a big thanks to Joe Andruzzi for coming in, too! I guess that makes it a Three-fer, huh?


Who should play what for the RadioBDC halftime show?

Posted by Chris Rattey January 29, 2013 09:56 AM

nipplegate__1359406302_4416.jpegThere's nothing worse than a lame Super Bowl halftime show. And let's face it, there have been plenty through the years. And we are on the cusp of sheer disaster with a Destiny's Child reunion already riddled with lip-syncing drama and Twitter rumors that the reconciliation is not true. Let's be frank ... yawn.

But what if you could plan the halftime show, exactly the way you wanted it to be, without the divas and the wardrobe malfunctions? We're giving you a shot to save the day.

Head to our submission form and let us know who you'd pick to play the Super Bowl.

Coachella 2013

Posted by Adam 12 January 25, 2013 03:52 PM

Here's the lineup.


Mean Creek plays our +1 Series at the Black Rose

Posted by Chris Rattey January 25, 2013 02:19 PM

Boston locals Mean Creek joined opener Glenn Yoder & The Western States at the Black Rose last night for a free installment of the RadioBDC +1 Series, playing for a packed house of those brave enough to venture out in frigid weather.

The indie rock quartet blasted the club with songs off their latest album, Youth Companion, which dropped in October, and had over 200 people dancing along to their folk-tinged rock.

RadioBDC hosted the event, with beer provided by our sponsor, Sapporo, and a good time was had by all.

Here are some pictures from the event, and there are more on our Facebook page.


(Left to right) Kate Hutchinson of Warner Bros. hung out with RadioBDC DJs Paul Driscoll and Jason Layne.


Mean Creek playing the Black Rose.

Dan Egan

Posted by Adam 12 January 25, 2013 01:44 PM

The extreme sports legend stopped by to chat X Games with Adam 12. Listen:

Don't forget to check out Dan's new Edging the Xtreme blog!


Sapporo Presents the RadioBDC +1 Series with Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Posted by Adam 12 January 24, 2013 05:14 PM

If you recall, we were expecting Mr. Leftwich to grace us with his presence last fall. Sadly, a family emergency delayed his hopping-across-the-pond. But he's state-side this February, and we're pleased as punch to welcome him to headline our next RadioBDC +1 Series, Friday February 22nd at Naga in Cambridge.

The talented young songwriter released his first ep at the tender age of 21, and his first full-length album--'Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm'--a year later. You've heard us play "Atlas Hands:'

He's a whiz with the covers, too. Download his latest ep for takes on M83's "Midnight City" & more. And be sure to click here to RSVP for his RadioBDC +1 Series show on 2/22, presented by Sapporo.


Grrl Power Playlist - 01/23/13

Posted by Steph Mangan January 24, 2013 02:10 PM

The full playlist from last night's show. You can catch this week's Grrl Power again on Sunday at 9pm.

  • North Highlands//Steady Steady
  • The XX//Sunset
  • Bleached//Next Stop
  • Yo La Tengo//Cornelia and Jane
  • Secret Lover//What Nature Gave
  • The Skins//Summertime
  • Paramore//Now
  • Titanic Sinclair//Limousine Machine (Feat. Mars Argo)
  • Hole//Jennifer's Body
  • You Say Party//Friend
  • FOE//Jailhouse
  • Tegan & Sara//Drove Me Wild
  • Dum Dum Girls//Everybody's Out
  • La Sera//Break My Heart
  • Thee Oh Sees//Flood's New Light
  • Sky Larkin//Still Windmills

Click Here for last week's Grrl Power playlist


Chat with Avery Bradley of the Boston Celtics!

Posted by Adam 12 January 24, 2013 06:55 AM

Our friends from Dunkin' Donuts are hosting a Facebook chat with Avery Bradley with the Boston Celtics on Monday, January 28th at 6:30p. Click this link to get involved!


King of the Wing at Game On!

Posted by Alaina Riccardi January 23, 2013 05:03 PM

Game On! is hosting the third annual King of the Wing competition on Friday, January 25! This not-to-be-missed event for chicken wing aficionados will feature popular Boston-area restaurants and chefs who will compete against each other for the title of King of the Wing!

The celebrity judges are Henry Santoro, along with Dave Andelman of Phantom Gourmet and Joe Andruzzi former New England Patriot and President of the Joe Andruzzi Foundation.

This fun event starts at 6pm, tickets are available HERE, benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester.

Kyle Hall Star of VH1's 'Making Mr. Right' Joins Henry & Julie

Posted by Alaina Riccardi January 23, 2013 04:51 PM

Boston local Kyle Hall stopped by the RadioBDC Studios early this week to chat about the reality show he stars in. Kyle Hall is on the brand new VH1 reality show " Making Mr. Right"
VH1 defines the show as "The series allows women the opportunity to get inside a man's mind and see what he is willing to do to make a relationship work. It empowers women and men alike, to grow as a person and as a partner. Making Mr. Right explores the exciting journey to find a soul mate with a unique entertaining twist that builds to the finale when the women reveal their true selves and hope their love is requited."


Live in the Lab: San Cisco

Posted by Adam 12 January 23, 2013 04:07 PM

They're young. And talented. And all four cute as a button. They're San Cisco from "down undah," and they're the next to play live in the Globe Media Lab.

Jordi, Josh, Nick, & Scarlett are high school chums from Fremantle in Western Australia. They've been making music together for a few years now, and are out on the road with The Vaccines, touring America & chuckling warmly at every Outback Steakhouse they pass.

You've heard "Awkward" on RadioBDC... see the band perform Live in the Lab on Tuesday, January 29th. Click here to grab your seat for the set.


Kevin Paul Dupont on Dougie Hamilton

Posted by Adam 12 January 23, 2013 03:11 PM

Adam 12 tries (and fails miserably) to get Kevin on board with his nickname for the Bruins' rookie defenseman: "Dougie Fresh." Granted, Dougie Hamilton wasn't even close to born when Doug E. Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew dropped "The Show," but still...

The two also talked about Z's take on Dougie, the chemistry of this Bruins team, and judging these teams and their chances on a measly two games. Listen:

And let's throw this in here for good measure, whaddaya say?

Doug E. Fresh, hip-hop legend.

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Dougie Hamilton, future Bruins legend?



Posted by Adam 12 January 23, 2013 02:35 PM

Henry Santoro & Julie Kramer recently had an art-inspired morning on RadioBDC. First to stop by was artist & author B.A. Shapiro, whose book 'The Art Forger' is inspired by Boston's beloved Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum & the heist that made it world-famous.

Then, our new friend Linda Apple from the Museum of Fine Arts stopped by for a chat.

Be sure to pay the MFA a visit this winter!


Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters see it in IMAX before it hits theaters!

Posted by Alaina Riccardi January 23, 2013 11:42 AM


The new Hansel & Gretel is not the sweet Hansel & Gretel you might remember from your childhood!

This action thriller is one you can't miss! Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters hits theaters Friday, January 25 in 3D, 2D & IMAX.

RadioBDC has your chance to catch an exclusive showing before it's in theaters. Click HERE for your chance to get a special pass!

Live in the Lab with Brad Meltzer

Posted by Chris Rattey January 22, 2013 02:35 PM

meltzer.jpegBest-selling author Brad Meltzer was Live in the Lab this afternoon, talking about research for his newest book, “The Fifth Assassin,” the second in his Inner Circle series, which follows hero Beecher White as he tracks down the truth about the men who assassinate presidents.

Meltzer touched on some of the most interesting (and a little creepy) sides of his research for the new book, including a run-in with the skeleton of our 20th president, James Garfield, and the brain of the man who assassinated him, Charles Guiteau, at the National Museum of Health and Medicine.

As a comic book writer, Meltzer has written issues of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as the Justice League and DC comics’ Green Arrow, all of which he writes wearing his “underwear on the outside,” or so he told us.

For more anecdotes on Meltzer’s new book and to hear his Q and A with the audience, check out the video and the audio.

Grrl Power Playlist - 01/16/13

Posted by Steph Mangan January 17, 2013 05:14 PM
The full playlist from last night's show. You can catch this week's Grrl Power again on Sunday at 9pm.
  • Ra Ra Riot//Binary Mind
  • The Naked & Famous//Eyes
  • Hospitality//Monkey
  • Bleached//Next Step
  • Dragonette//Fixin to Thrill
  • Phantogram//Bloody Palms
  • Tegan and Sara//I Was a Fool
  • Ugly Purple Sweater//I Will Not Regret
  • The Gossip//No, No, No
  • Now, Now//The Pull
  • Widowspeak//The Dark Age
  • Sleater-Kinney//Rollercoaster
  • The Joy Formidable//This Ladder is Ours (Live in the lab)
  • Shout Out Louds//Blue Ice
  • You Say Party//Friends

Below is the full playlist from last weeks Grrl Power (01/09/13)
  • The Joy Formidable//Cholla
  • The Vandelles//NYKids
  • Freezepop//Imaginary Friends
  • Low//Just Make It Stop
  • TacocaT//Spring Break Up
  • Potty Mouth//Kids
  • Seapony//Prove to Me
  • Warpaint//Undertow
  • Yuck//Operation
  • Stars//Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It
  • Portland//You Don't Know Me
  • Eternal Summers//Wonder
  • Boy Racer//Vinegar Evenings
  • Tuff Sunshine//Let em in
  • Bleeding Rainbow//Pink Ruff
  • Shop Assistants//I Don't Want to Be Friends With You

Ray Bourque

Posted by Adam 12 January 17, 2013 03:10 PM

The Hockey Hall-of-Famer and Boston Bruins legend talks to Adam 12 about the lockout-shortened season, his son Chris making the squad, and what he'll be doing for the first Bruins game of the season at the Garden.


Read His Lips: Tom Brady Found Fido

Posted by Adam 12 January 16, 2013 02:15 PM

It's been making the rounds on your Facebook, no doubt: the latest "Bad Lip Reading" video. It's making sport of the NFL, and it's downright hilarious. Take a look:

Adam 12 & Chris Gasper shared a laugh about it, and then Chris broke down the upcoming Pats/Ravens AFC Championship game. Have a listen:


Kevin Paul Dupont on the Black & Gold scrimmage

Posted by Adam 12 January 16, 2013 01:42 PM

Boston Globe NHL specialist Kevin Paul Dupont talked with Adam 12 about last night's "sold-out" Black & Gold scrimmage at the Garden and what the Bruins need to do moving forward to recapture Boston's hockey heart, including how Claude Julien might handle rookie Dougie Hamilton. Listen:


Henry in the Grub: Yoki Restaurant

Posted by Adam 12 January 16, 2013 01:35 PM

It was Sushi & Sapporo for Henry in the Grub, as he & Julie were treated to a spread from Yoki Restaurant in Medford & Cambridge.

Props to Harry Nguyen & the Yoki crew for making the trek in the snow, and of course to our friends from Sapporo. Domo arigato!



Dave Grohl collaborates with Slipknot's Corey Taylor

Posted by Julie Kramer January 16, 2013 11:41 AM

Do you think Dave puts on a mask or Corey takes his off?

The new track 'From Can To Can't' will be featured on Grohl's forthcoming Sound City documentary soundtrack. 'Sound City - Real to Reel', the soundtrack to Grohl's upcoming documentary on the legendary Sound City studios in California where classic albums such as Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' and Nirvana's 'Nevermind' were recorded. It will be shown at Sundance Film Festival to kick off events Grohl has put a star studded band together that will be preforming at Sundance. The band includes Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks, Creedence Clearwater Revival's John Fogerty, Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel and Chris Shiflett, Alain Johannes, Chris Goss, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk and more.
The band will perform at the film's premiere at Sundance Film Festival on January 18.

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Brad Meltzer, Star of "Decoded" & Author Extraordinaire

Posted by Alaina Riccardi January 16, 2013 11:05 AM


Henry Santoro came in and said "Hey I have Brad Meltzer coming in to do a Live in the Lab" and it made everyone at RadioBDC's day! The political thriller and non fiction writer has spun out book after book after book. Aside from writing, he is the host of History Channel's "Decoded", a mystery investigation series focusing on a team of investigators that try to figure out the story behind secret codes and conspiracies that are in our every day lives!

If you want to see Brad Meltzer live at RadioBDC RSVP here

Frank Turner announces 'Tape Deck Heart', out in April

Posted by Julie Kramer January 16, 2013 10:42 AM

Turner's fifth studio effort as a solo artist, will be released on April 22. Turner was quoted as saying "I'm an enormous Weezer fan. There's a fair amount of Weezer influence on this record."
Tape Heart , Turner says is a "break-up" record,was produced by Rich Costey who has also worked with Weezer.
Tape Deck Heart'.will be available in two versions– the normal record, and then a special edition with special packaging and an extra six songs.


What's your stance on Lance?

Posted by Adam 12 January 15, 2013 02:18 PM

It's all over the news and everyone's Facebook feed: Lance Armstrong has finally owned up to using PED's. In related news, Henry Santoro also has something to admit to.

On a more serious note, Sports Editor Matt Pepin joined Henry and Julie to talk about Lance Armstrong's doping admission, the effect it will have on his legacy, and even on his future. Listen:

Now it's time for you to sound off: what's your stance on Lance? Have you thrown away your "Livestrong" bracelet? Will you watch his interview with Oprah? Or do you share the same opinion as Adam 12 on the whole issue?


Live in the Lab: Churchill

Posted by Adam 12 January 14, 2013 02:18 PM

The Joy Formidable, our first Live in the Lab performer of 2013, were absolutely amazing. And charming. And funny. And fun. Click here to see their set.

Hot on their heels comes Churchill, up-and-comers from Denver, CO. (You might remember last summer, when we had another up-and-coming act from Colorado called The Lumineers Live in the Lab.) See Churchill Live in the Lab on MLK Day: Monday, January 21st. Click here for a shot at a seat, then click below to see "Change," as heard on RadioBDC.


Sapporo Presents: RadioBDC +1 Series Featuring Mean Creek

Posted by Alaina Riccardi January 10, 2013 10:49 AM

The Boston based band describes themselves as “four best friends playing music.” The band consists of vocalists Chris Keene and Aurore Ounjian, Mike Holland on drums, and Erik Wormwood as the bassist. See them Thursday, January 24 at The Black Rose as Sapporo Presents: RadioBDC +1 Series Featuring Mean Creek! RSVP here.

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Their song "It's Good to Be Back Again" was just featured on MTV's hit show Catfish

Check out their song "Young & Wild" off their new album "Youth Companion"

Live in the Lab: The Joy Formidable

Posted by Adam 12 January 10, 2013 10:31 AM

The Welsh band, formed in 2007, released their debut album just about two years ago. And they haven't looked back since. A headlining tour of the U.S., a rafter-rattling appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman (see below), opening slots for the likes of Foofighters and Muse...clearly, The Joy Formidable are a band on the rise.

Maybe you've heard their latest single "The Ladder Is Ours" on the 'Jambox' TV commercial? (We hope you've heard it on RadioBDC!) Why not see them play it Live in the Lab? Visit our get stuff page for a shot at tickets. And bookmark this link to stream the performance on Monday, January 14th at 12:30p.


It is time to save the planet

Posted by Julie Kramer January 10, 2013 10:07 AM

The year 2012 was the hottest year on record
Record heat waves in Australia with temps at 122 degrees F
The Mississippi shrinking
Polar Ice caps melting
The heartland experiencing horrific drought
What Can You Do?

1. Conserve Water: here are a few tips to save water:

When washing dishes by hand, don't let the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water.

Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.

Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Compost vegetable food waste instead and save gallons every time.

If your shower fills a one-gallon bucket in less than 20 seconds, replace the showerhead with a water-efficient model.And Take a 5 minute shower not 20 minutes.

Collect the water you use for rinsing fruits and vegetables, then reuse it to water houseplants.
Click Here for more ideas on conserving water

More ideas on saving Earth
Plant a tree

Reuse and Recycle-Buy recycled products

Install compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) when your older incandescent bulbs burn out.

Unplug appliances when you're not using them.

Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible. 85 percent of the energy used to machine-wash clothes goes to heating the water.

Use a drying rack or clothesline to save the energy otherwise used during machine drying.

Click here for more ideas to save mother nature


Henry in the Grub: Cakes by Erin

Posted by Adam 12 January 9, 2013 03:15 PM

Henry in the Grub welcomed one of our all-time favorite guests for this week's segment...Cakes by Erin, coming soon to at TV near you! Listen to find out where!


Kevin Paul Dupont on the NHL Lockout

Posted by Adam 12 January 9, 2013 03:03 PM

Boston Globe hockey guru Kevin Paul Dupont joined Adam 12 and Paul Driscoll to talk about the end of the lockout, the NHL moving forward, and even a bit about the Baseball Hall of Fame goose egg.

We're happy to announce that Mr. Dupont, a 2002 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, will join Adam 12 & Paul Driscoll each Wednesday at 2p to talk hockey. And who knows? If he's REALLY good, we might just have to give him his own show!


RadioBDC Coors Light Drafters Lift Ticket Blowout!

Posted by Alaina Riccardi January 9, 2013 12:59 PM

Last weekend kicked off the official start to the RadioBDC Coors Light Drafters. After doing a giant lift ticket blow out, we headed up to Attitash Mountain and threw an Apres Ski Party giving away snowboards, skis and gear.

This weekend we will do the same at Wildcat Mountain. There's two ways you can snag a pair of tickets. Thursday, January 10 join Julie Kramer at The Tin Whistle in Salem, Ma from 8P-10P, or join Henry Santoro at Clery's in Boston from 6p-8p! They will be giving a way a TON of lift tickets to the mountain!

Also, enter for your chance at winning lift tickets on our 'Get Stuff' page. Super easy, just click the link!


Will 2013 be as funny as 2012 was?

Posted by Adam 12 January 8, 2013 02:51 PM

According to Adam 12--our own "Mr.-Sunny-Side-of-Life"--2012 was a pretty funny year, despite the horrific acts of mass violence and an election season that painted our country as overwhelmingly divided and negative. Why focus on the bad stuff, though, when there was so much knee-slapping goodness?

Remember "Lettermon," the late-nite host re-imagined as a blunt-toking, head-bobbing rastafarian? Click that link & get irie!


M83's "Midnight City" was omnipresent in 2012. And this fake clip of Bill Clinton ripping the sax solo on the Arsenio Hall Show still gives 12 the giggles.

Oh, and Paul Driscoll was eaten by a dinosaur last year. How is that not funny?


2012 also brought us 'The Eric Andre Show.' Not familiar? It's a bizarre talk show with public-access production quality that opens each episode with the host trashing his set.

Oh, and most of his guests are fake.

See? 2012 had some chuckles. 2013 had better start bringing the funny. Maybe that old lady can find another classic piece of artwork to "restore?"


New Dropkick Murphys

Posted by Adam 12 January 8, 2013 10:39 AM

...and all the punks rejoiced! Today, our old pals the Dropkick Murphy's release their 8th album, 'Signed and Sealed in Blood.' You can read the review from the Boston Globe here, and you can download the album through iTunes here.

We were lucky enough to hear the band debut songs from the new album when they played Live in the Lab last month. Click here for the full performance! Watch the first video from the album, for the song "Rose Tattoo:"


David Bowie is back!

Posted by Julie Kramer January 8, 2013 10:05 AM

Today David Bowie turns 66 years old, and on this glorious day he announces his first album in 10 years, called 'The Next Day.'

Produced by Tony Visconti--Bowie's longtime collaborator--it will be released on March 12. The album will have 14 tracks and a deluxe edition is available. You can click here to pre-order on iTunes. The first single is titled "Where Are They Now" and is available for download. Here's the video:


Meredith Goldstein's Love Letters: Too Young?

Posted by Adam 12 January 7, 2013 01:59 PM

Meredith stopped by for her first visit of the new year to ask Henry & Julie if a 23-year age gap is too wide to bridge. Here's the discussion:

As is the custom, Julie paired the letter with a song. She chose O Positive's "Talk About Love."


Suede release new song 'Barriers' as free download

Posted by Julie Kramer January 7, 2013 01:17 PM

Suede's new song "Barriers" is a free download today (Jan 7). The track is the first to be heard from the band's brand new studio album, which will be titled 'Bloodsports'.

'Bloodsports' will be Suede's sixth studio album and their first since 2002. "Barriers" is due out in March, and is available from their official website now. An official single, titled "It Starts and Ends With You," is due for release in February. The ten song album took over a year to make and is about love, lust and the chase, according to the band.

Click here to download.


Get Moving Blogiversary!

Posted by Adam 12 January 7, 2013 11:03 AM

Elizabeth Comeau joined Henry Santoro this morning to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Get Moving blog. Dr. Sherry Pagoto stopped by as well. There might have been a discussion about planking. Listen:

Happy blogiversary, Elizabeth! Long may you run...


Read Their Lips: One Direction Make No Sense

Posted by Adam 12 January 4, 2013 03:37 PM

When he's not hosting BDC Remixed, our own Paul Armstrong is scouring the net for nuggets of mirth & merriment. Or something.

He brings you this: a 'Bad Lip Reading' of teen sensation One Direction's new blockbuster...'SHADOW PICO!'



Glen Johnson on Barney Frank

Posted by Adam 12 January 4, 2013 03:28 PM Politics Editor Glen Johnson broke the story on Barney Frank asking Gov. Deval Patrick to appoint him to the interim Senate seat that might be vacated by John Kerry. He discusses that and more with Henry & Julie.

Barney Frank, always pimpin'...word up.


Almost Time To Break Out the Flannel?

Posted by Julie Kramer January 4, 2013 09:50 AM

Eddie Vedder says Pearl Jam is about half way done with the new album. Taking their sweet time, Eddie tells fans to just...chill out. And take a deeeeep breath.

The follow-up to 2009's Backspacer, the latest effort does not have an album title and the band has not revealed any song titles or a release date.

Pearl Jam did release their annual Christmas fan club single for the Ten Club members.

So when do you wash up the old 90's flannel? Maybe in a month or two?


Grrl Power Playlist - 01/02/13

Posted by Steph Mangan January 3, 2013 03:33 PM

The full playlist from last night's show.
You can catch this week's Grrl Power again on Sunday at 9pm.

  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs//Y Control
  • The Novel Ideas//Saint Marie
  • Pretty Girls Make Graves//Sad Girls Por Vida
  • I Blame Coco//The Constant
  • The Organ//Memorize The City
  • The Julie Ruin//Girls Like Us
  • Grimes//Oblivion
  • Ava Luna//Wrenning Day
  • Hospitality//Liberal Arts
  • Lady Lamb the Beekeeper//Rooftops
  • Crystal Castles//Vanished
  • BOYTOY//Shark In The Sun
  • Skipping Girl Vinegar//You Can
  • Swearin'//Kenosha
  • Land of Talk//Hamburg, Noon
  • Laura Veirs//Phantom Mountain


Paul Driscoll's Music Recap & Forecast

Posted by Alaina Riccardi January 2, 2013 12:02 PM

Whether your looking for fresh music for the new year or the best music of 2012, Paul Driscoll is your man. He's got a sixth sense for music that is simply unexplainable.

Last week he compiled a list of the top 100 songs of 2012, and then made an appearance on Fox25 News with Sorboni Banerjee, giving us an idea of what to expect in the music scene in 2013.

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Click here to watch the full video of Paul Driscoll on Fox25 News with Sorboni Banerjee.

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The Top 100 of 2012

Posted by Adam 12 January 2, 2013 12:00 PM

We counted 'em down on New Year's Eve and again on New Year's Day. Now here they are, for your review. We're quite pleased with the results, we must say.

1 The Lumineers - Ho Hey

2 Of Monsters And Men - Little Talks

3 Grouplove - Tongue Tied

4 Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait

5 Alabama Shakes - Hold On

6 Muse - Madness

7 Walk The Moon - Anna Sun

8 Tegan & Sara - Closer

9 The Black Keys - Gold On The Ceiling

10 Passion Pit - Take A Walk

11 Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know
12 Two Door Cinema Club - Sleep Alone
13 Of Monsters And Men - Mountain Sound
14 Imagine Dragons - It's Time
15 Black Light Dinner Party - Gold Chain
16 Adele - Skyfall
17 The Killers - Runaways
18 The Lumineers - Stubborn Love
19 Bloc Party - Octopus
20 Alex Clare - Too Close

21 Grouplove - Itchin' On A Photograph
22 Bombay Bicycle Club - Shuffle
23 Jack White - Sixteen Saltines
24 The Gaslight Anthem - 45
25 The Vaccines - Teenage Icon
26 Fun - We Are Young
27 Walk The Moon - Tightrope
28 The Wombats - Jump Into The Fog
29 Youngblood Hawke - We Come Running
30 Silversun Pickups - Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)
31 M83 - Reunion

32 Matt & Kim - Let's Go
33 The Joy Formidable - The Ladder Is Ours
34 Wolf Gang - The King And All Of His Men
35 Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built
36 The Black Keys - Dead And Gone
37 The XX - Angels
38 Metric - Youth Without Youth
39 Jake Bugg - Two Fingers
40 Silversun Pickups - The Pit
41 Alt-J - Fitzpleasure

42 Florence + The Machine - No Light, No Light
43 Passion Pit - I'll Be Alright
44 Morning Parade - Headlights
45 Arctic Monkeys - R U Mine?
46 San Cisco - Awkward
47 Benjamin Gibbard - Teardrop Windows
48 Two Door Cinema Club - Sun
49 The Black Keys - Little Black Submarines
50 Royal Teeth - Wild

51 Jack White - Freedom At 21
52 M83 - Steve McQueen
53 Alabama Shakes - Hang Loose
54 Willy Moon - Yeah Yeah
55 Wolf Gang - Lions In Cages
56 Fun - Some Nights
57 The Temper Trap - Trembling Hands
58 Miles Kane - First Of My Kind
59 Atlas Genius - Trojans
60 Jake Bugg - Lightning Bolt

61 Metric - Breathing Underwater
62 Bombay Bicycle Club - Lights Out, Words Gone
63 The Killers - Miss Atomic Bomb
64 Ash - Arcadia
65 Electric Guest - This Head I Hold
66 The Vaccines - I Always Knew
67 The Gaslight Anthem - Here Comes My Man
68 Churchill - Change
69 Benjamin Francis Leftwich - Atlas Hands

70 The Hives - Go Right Ahead
71 Alabama Shakes - I Found You
72 California Wives - Blood Red Youth
73 The Avett Brothers - Live And Die
74 Bloc Party - Kettling
75 Alt-J - Breezeblocks
76 Frank Turner - I Am Disappeared
77 Alberta Cross - Money For The Weekend
78 Jack White - I'm Shakin'
79 Gary Clark Jr. - Ain't No Messin' Round
80 Gold Fields - Dark Again (Lights Out)
81 Best Coast - The Only Place

82 Blondfire - Where The Kids Are
83 Kodaline - All I Want Is You
84 Passion Pit - Constant Conversations
85 Tame Impala - Feel Like We Only Go Backwards
86 Florence + The Machine - Spectrum
87 Local Natives - Breakers
88 Family Of The Year - Hero
89 The Enemy - Saturday

90 Cat Power - Cherokee
91 Dinosaur Jr. - Watch The Corners
92 Muse - Follow Me
93 Animal Kingdom - Strange Attractor
94 The Vaccines - No Hope
95 Now, Now - Thread
96 Ladyhawke - Black, White And Blue
97 Oberhofer - Away FRM U
98 Crystal Fighters - At Home
99 Christian McNeill - Zero
100 Robert DeLong - Global Concepts


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Adam 12
Not only is Adam 12 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.
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Julie enters the building every day with a big smile and trough of freshly brewed coffee. She’s Radio’s Music Director and mid-day hostess, and will deliver Lunch At Your Desk every day from noon to 1 PM.
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Henry‘s always on the lookout for news. He’s Radio’s News Director and Morning Presenter. He’s also a music and art collector, and is a world-class cook with over 5,000 cookbooks in his library.
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Paul Driscoll is Radio’s 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.
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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.
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