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Grrl Power Playlist - 03/27/13

Posted by Steph Mangan March 29, 2013 02:03 PM
I started off this week's Grrl Power with the newest track from Savages. I also included new music from Bleached, Rilo Kiley, and The Box Tiger. Check below to see the full playlist.

You can listen to Grrl Power every Wednesday and Sunday night at 9pm.

  • Savages// She Will
  • Ugly Purple Sweater// I Will Not Regret
  • TEEN// Carolina
  • Deep Sea Diver// Keep It Moving
  • Seapony// Prove to Me
  • Rilo Kiley// Emotional
  • Colleen Green// Taxi Driver
  • The Box Tiger// Knives
  • Kitten// Cut it Out
  • Bleached// Dead in Your Head
  • Mika Miko// I Got A Lot (New New New)
  • Shy Hunters// Time Bomb
  • Cut Ribbons// Walking on Wires
  • Tiger Trap// My Broken Heart
  • Family Of The Year// In the End

To see last week's playlist, click here.


Marc Maron

Posted by Adam 12 March 29, 2013 10:26 AM

Marc Maron, comedian and host of the widely-respected and listened-to WTF Podcast, joined Henry Santoro in studio this morning to talk about his Boston roots, his radio past, and getting stiffed this year for Passover seder.

Click here for tickets to see Marc Maron at the Wilbur Theatre this Saturday night. The early show is stand-up, the late show is a live-taping of his WTF Podcast.


Mike Bello on Mayor Menino not seeking re-election

Posted by Alex Pearlman March 28, 2013 11:07 AM

The news broke yesterday via Twitter and Facebook that Mayor Thomas Menino will not be seeking re-election after 20 years in office.

Boston Globe deputy metro editor Mike Bello spoke with Henry Santoro and Julie Kramer this morning about Menino's career and possible candidates who could be interested in filling the city's top political post.

The 71-year-old has a 72 percent approval rating, according to Bello, but a recent Boston Globe poll found that Boston residents were split about whether they thought Menino should seek another term.

Listen to Bello's assessment of the situation, and what could be next for the city of Boston.

The Irish...and How They Got That Way

Posted by Adam 12 March 28, 2013 10:36 AM

Sounds like a good name for a book, right? Well, it is. Frank McCourt wrote it, and the musical based on McCort's story is now playing at the Davis Square Theatre in Somerville.

Greg, Martin, Janice, and Irene from the cast stopped by this morning. Here's their interview with Henry and Julie:

Click here for tickets to the show, which plays through the end of April.


Heineken Presents the RadioBDC +1 Series with Black Light Dinner party

Posted by Adam 12 March 27, 2013 02:59 PM

Last fall, the formed-in-Boston-but-now-based-in-NY Black Light Dinner Party packed the Middle East Upstairs for a RadioBDC +1 Series. Click here for pics from the show.


We had such a great time, we've decided to do it again: Black Light Dinner Party, for free, at Brighton Music Hall on Thursday, May 2nd.

Do not miss this show. Click here to put yourself on the guest list, and we'll see you on May 2nd!


BDC Sports: Bruins trade talk and Habs preview

Posted by Adam 12 March 27, 2013 02:49 PM

Wednesdays at 2, Adam 12 is joined by Kevin Paul Dupont of The Boston Globe. The two talk all things Bruins hockey, and there was plenty to talk about this week.

The pair started with the news of the recent acquisition of Kaspars Daugavins on waivers from the Ottawa Senators, then moved on to the plausibility of moving Malcolm Subban, acquiring more talent, and finally a preview of Bruins/Habs, or "ABC's 'Splash' comes to TD Garden!"

Tune in next Wednesday at 2 to hear A12 and KPD talk more puck. No diving, or we'll send the Little Ball o' Hate after you.


Henry in the Grub: Patrón

Posted by Adam 12 March 27, 2013 02:39 PM

From time to time, our Henry in the Grub segment steps out of the kitchen and up to the bar. This morning was one of those times, as Henry Santoro welcomed John McDonnell from Patrón Spirits. Have a listen to their "spirited" chat:

Be sure to tune in on Wednesday, April 3rd as Henry in the Grub welcomes El Pelón Taquería to the RadioBDC Studios!


RadioBDC's Live & Local Show Picks

Posted by Alex Pearlman March 27, 2013 01:53 PM

RadioBDC is serious about our commitment to great music, so every week we scour the Boston music scene to pick out the best of the best.

Here are this week's picks:

Wednesday, March 27

They played a Live in the Lab set today, but tonight, Royal Teeth hits the Brighton Music Hall with The Rocket Summer, Joe Brooks, and Tidewater. ($15 / All ages / Doors at 6 p.m.)

Thursday, March 28

My personal favorites, Bad Religion, will play with Against Me! at House of Blues. ($27.50 / All ages / Doors at 7 p.m.)

Dubliners Squarehead are in town with New Englanders Cuffs and Krill at T.T. the Bear's Place. ($9 / 18+ / Doors at 8:30 p.m.)

There's the Slowdim debut record release party with with Night Fruit and Fedavees at Great Scott in Allston. ($8 / 18 + / Doors at 9 p.m.)

Friday, March 29

Guillermo Sexo is also hosting a release party this week, for their new EP, Bring Down Your Arms. They're with Young Adults, Bent Shapes and Creaturos at T.T. the Bear's Place. ($9 / 18+ / Doors at 8:30 p.m.)

Stay tuned for the release of their next album next month, but until then, see The Deer Hunter and Naive Thieves at the Sinclair. ($16 / All ages / Doors at 7 p.m.)

Saturday, March 30

Indie rock Angelinos Local Natives are at the House of Blues with Superhumanoids. ($22+ / All ages / Doors at 6 p.m.)

A reborn version of the local 1980s band Adventure Set, and Workforce, are at the Middle East Upstairs. ($10 / 18+ / Doors at 8 p.m.)

Matthew Healy from The 1975 performs "Sex"

Posted by Adam 12 March 26, 2013 04:22 PM

Says Adam 12: "I can't remember meeting an artist as insightful, wise, and genuine as Matthew." Listen as the two talk about the origins of The 1975, what the band likes to keep to themselves, and "gig immunity."

Oh, and Matthew performs a raw, stripped version of "Sex."



All access Coachella 2013: Massive RadioBDC house party and you're invited

Posted by Paul Driscoll March 26, 2013 02:30 PM

The Coachella Music and Arts festival: What can no longer be contained to a three-day festival has become a two-week spectacular uniting music fans from across the globe in the California desert.

My first trip to Indio was in 2004 when I watched Radiohead and The Pixies play amazing back-to-back sets from Coachella's Main Stage. I saw The Strokes perform their unforgettable comeback set in 2011. And this year, one of my all-time favorite bands will perform – perhaps the most influential band in my life – The Stone Roses.

On April 10, the RadioBDC team and I will pack up our gear and trek 2,914 miles across the country to turn a quiet vacation home into our broadcast hub: the RadioBDC/Sapporo Headquarters.

Can you just imagine this pool surrounded by beer and rock stars?

Watch as we bring Live in the Lab to the West Coast and stream live interviews and performances by your favorite BDC bands/artists right here on Listen as we ask the bands your questions from Facebook and Twitter. And stay connected, as we cover this year's festival like never before, getting you as close as possible to being there with us, without having to bring your own tent.

Join RadioBDC at the Sapporo House by checking in at

Listen live and listen often – you never know who may just drop in.

{{Drops the mic and cracks open a Sapporo.}}

To win tickets to Coachella and passes to hang with us at the house, enter on the Get Stuff page.

RadioBDC Coors Light Drafters close out the season at Wildcat

Posted by Alex Pearlman March 25, 2013 04:40 PM

It's been a rough winter here in New England, but lots of snow means lots of skiing! The RadioBDC Coors Light Drafters toured the region this season, hosting apres ski parties at the likes of Attitash, Bretton Woods, Waterville Valley, Black Mountain and Wildcat, among others.

We hosted our last party of the year at the Wildcat Pub in Gorham, New Hampshire last Saturday.

Stay tuned for locations for next year's Drafters parties!

BDC Sports: Opening Day lineup

Posted by Adam 12 March 25, 2013 03:43 PM

Another Monday, another visit from Chad Finn and Steve Silva. And with a week to go until the Red Sox open their 2013 season in Yankee Stadium, Adam 12 invited the two to offer up their Opening Day lineups. Of course, this led to yet another discussion about Jackie Bradley Jr. Here, have a listen:

Once the dust settled, Finn, Silva and 12 settled on this:

1) CF Ellsbury
2) RF Victorino
3) 2B Pedroia
4) 1B Napoli
5) 3B Middlebrooks
6) DH Gomes
7) C Salty
8) LF Bradley Jr.
9) SS Iglesias

We'll check back in with the trio next Monday at 2 to find out if John Farrell is reading this.


PAX East 2013

Posted by Adam 12 March 25, 2013 01:37 PM

This morning, Dan Kline joined Henry Santoro and Julie Kramer to recap PAX East, the annual "nerd hobby" (their words, not ours) convention that brought gamers, sci-fi fans, and costumed enthusiasts of every brand of tech, geek, and beyond to Boston.

Click here for Dan's piece from the Boston Globe.


Win Tickets to RadioBDC's Coachella Adventure

Posted by Alex Pearlman March 22, 2013 10:28 AM

RadioBDC and Sapporo are teaming up to bring you the best in new music across the city in preparation for our epic California adventure to Coachella in April.

Enter to win on our Get Stuff page for a chance to win two General Admission tickets to Coachella (they're sold out!) and access to the RadioBDC/Sapporo Coachella Headquarters, where you can hang with all the best acts in Indio this year.

Or, come find us out and about in Boston for Sip n' Spin events, where we'll also be giving away tickets and other RadioBDC swag.

Tonight, join us at Boston Liquors in Allston from 6 to 8 p.m., where RadioBDC's Henry Santoro will be spinning your favorite songs.

Then, on Friday, March 29, head to Blanchard's from 7 to 9 p.m. to hang with Julie Kramer and throw your name in for another chance to win.

Stay tuned for more events and chances to win Coachella passes!


Grrl Power Playlist - 03/20/13

Posted by Steph Mangan March 21, 2013 05:22 PM
I started off last night's Grrl Power with the new single from Savages. I also played two new songs from Rilo Kiley's new compilation album RKives. The full playlist from last night is below.

Listen to Grrl Power every Wednesday and Sunday night at 9pm

  • Savages// She Will
  • Boy + Kite// Fall
  • MSMR// Fantasy

  • Rilo Kiley// I Remember You
  • Swearin'// Kenosha
  • Lady Lamb the Beekeeper// Bird Balloons
  • Colleen Green// Taxi Driver

  • Chairlift// Met Before
  • Chloe Sunshine// Love, Love, Love
  • Tegan and Sara// Shock To Your System
  • Rilo Kiley// Emotional
  • Haim// Falling
  • The Joy Formidable// Little Blimp

  • Waxahatchee// Lips and Limbs
  • Land of Talk// Goaltime Exposure

To see last week's playlist, click here.


Munch Madness!

Posted by Adam 12 March 21, 2013 03:32 PM

Before we dive into the tastiest bracket of them all, we'll nosh on a bit of news from's Dan Kline, who joined Henry and Julie this morning to talk about using your smartphone to buy your double-grande-half-caf-mochaccino-latte and ex-Pat Drew Bledsoe's Mass wine law crusade:

And now, the moment we've all been waiting for...THE RETURN OF MUNCH MADNESS! Your favorite Boston-area eats, in brackets. Glenn Yoder stopped by to break it all down.

Click here to fill out your bracket and follow the action!


RadioBDC's Live & Local Show Picks

Posted by Alex Pearlman March 20, 2013 11:43 AM

RadioBDC is serious about our commitment to great music, so every week we scour the Boston music scene to pick out the best of the best.

Here are this week's picks.

Wednesday, March 20

The New Lights, Sand Reckoner and Reigning Sound, the upbeat garage-punk project of Greg Cartwright (formerly of Oblivians), are at T.T. the Bear's Place. ($12 / 18+ / Doors at 8:30 p.m.)

Thursday, March 21

Australian teens San Cisco, who you've seen Live in the Lab and heard on RadioBDC, will be at Great Scott in Allston with Chaos Chaos (formerly Smoosh) and Steph Barrak. ($14 / 18+ / Doors at 9 p.m.)

The Middle East Upstairs will see Parlour Bells, hopefully playing songs from their 2012 album Thank God for the Night. Also playing are The Susan Constant, The Deep North, and The Arcane Comedy. ($10 / 18+ / Doors at 8 p.m.)

Friday, March 22

Allston DIY staples and basement favorites Pile and Fat History Month are at the Middle East Upstairs with Kal Marks and Big Mess. ($9 / 18+ / Doors at 8 p.m.)

Meanwhile, lady electropoppers The Floating Heads are headlining the Pill dance party at Great Scott for the release of their new EP, Aquamarine. ($10 / 21+ / Doors at 10 p.m.)

Saturday, March 23

Dublin folk rockers Little Green Cars and Boston locals Mean Creek are at The Sinclair in Cambridge. ($12 / 18+ / Doors at 8 p.m.)

Sunday, March 24

Brighton Music Hall plays host to model/actress/singer/songwriter Sky Ferreira and How to Dress Well, with High Heights. ($13 / 18+ / Doors at 8 p.m.)

Classics of the alt-rock genre, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds released a new album, Push the Sky Away, last month. It's a little on the moody side, and hopefully the group will also bring the energy from previous albums to their show at the Orpheum. ($38+ / 18+ / Doors at 8 p.m.)

Henry and Julie and Mike and Daniel

Posted by Adam 12 March 20, 2013 11:04 AM

Yesterday, The Hive buzzed over to Fenway Park for "Product Pitch: From home plate to a home run." Today, Mike Morisy recapped the event with Henry and Julie.

Henry and Julie also welcomed actor Daniel Beaty, who was in town to talk about his one-man show 'Emergency.'

Click here for tickets and information on 'Emergency' at ArtsEmerson!


Mike Bello on the Gardner heist and Clark Rockefeller

Posted by Alex Pearlman March 20, 2013 09:46 AM

Since the FBI launched a publicity campaign Monday to find the stolen Gardner art, tips have been flowing in about the paintings' whereabouts, said Mike Bello on RadioBDC this morning.

Bello joined Henry Santoro and Julie Kramer in the studio today to explain that while the FBI now knows who took the paintings, one of the biggest art heists in US history, they still don't know where the paintings are.

The stolen art includes works by Vermeer and Rembrant, and it was a tip from a citizen in 2010 that jumpstarted the case again, which hadn't seen much movement since the 1990s. The focus of the investigation is on a mobster, Robert Gentile, with ties to Boston and Philadelphia, and finding the art.

Bello reported that first and foremost, the FBI wants the art back.


Meanwhile, the man once known as "Clark Rockefeller," (real name Christian Gerhartsreiter) is on trial in Los Angeles. A former neighbor testified yesterday that in 1985 he had seen Gerhartsreiter digging in his yard at the time he allegedly murdered, dismembered and buried Jonathan Sohus.

His trial continues today.

Listen to the whole interview here, and be sure to keep an eye on the Boston Globe's investigation of the Gardner theft.

New Street Dogs

Posted by Adam 12 March 18, 2013 05:23 PM

A few weeks back, Mike McColgan of Boston punk band Street Dogs reached out to Adam 12. Mike told Adam he had some new songs to share and that he'd like to share them on RadioBDC. Adam, of course, was more than happy to oblige.

Listen to their chat below, then sample the new song "Crooked Drunken Sons."

Click here to pre-order the Crooked Drunken Sons ep.


BDC Sports: firming up the Red Sox roster

Posted by Adam 12 March 18, 2013 12:56 PM

Stephen Drew's concussion has opened the door for Jose Iglesias to start the season at SS. David Ortiz, now likely to start the season on the DL, leaves a hole at DH that could shuffle things in such a way that young upstart Jackie Bradley Jr. could get a spot on the 25-man roster.

Chad Finn, Steve Silva, and Adam 12 had plenty to talk about this week. Here, have a listen:

We'll talk Sox again next Monday. By then, Steve's #PlayJBJ hashtag should be trending both locally and nationally.


Love Letters and Feral Pigs

Posted by Adam 12 March 18, 2013 12:36 PM

Henry Santoro and Julie Kramer hit the ground running this Monday morning with a trio of in-studio guests. First, it was Henry's weekly visit with Elizabeth Comeau of's Get Moving blog. Elizabeth is training for her first triathlon...and already running into problems.

Next, Dan Kline popped in with a recap of last week's Samsung Galaxy 4 launch and a story about feral pigs? Yes, feral pigs.

Finally, the lovely Meredith Goldstein came by to chat about the most recent installment of Love Letters.

As always, Julie found a song that fit Meredith's letter.

Tune in tomorrow as Henry Santoro attempts to wrangle a feral pig live on-air.


Storify: RadioBDC's St. Patrick's Day Irish Bash

Posted by Alex Pearlman March 17, 2013 01:38 PM

We're out and about in town today, with multiple stops and some truly great bands, to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in real Boston style.

Sarah Rodman on Snooki's breast milk and the season finale of Girls

Posted by Alex Pearlman March 15, 2013 11:10 AM

Boston Globe music and culture critic Sarah Rodman came by the RadioBDC studio this morning, and spoke with Julie Kramer and Henry Santoro about some shocking news: Lena Dunham will be in Playboy!

Don't worry, she's just the interview. America has seen enough of Dunham's naked body, says Julie, who can't wait for Sunday's episode of "Girls," the second season finale.

Rodman also gave her thoughts on Wicked Single, another new Boston-based reality show, why Celine Dion songs are bad choices for American Idol contestants, and whether doing shots of baby Lorenzo's breast milk will harm the men of "Snooki & JWoww."

Listen to the whole interview here.

PICTURES: Henry Santoro runs on Dunkin'

Posted by Alex Pearlman March 15, 2013 10:42 AM

As he came into the RadioBDC studio this morning, Henry thought it was going to be just another Friday morning.

But little did he know, as he made his morning cup of tea, that waiting for him and his growling tummy was a glorious box of a dozen Irish Creme-filled Dunkin' Donuts.

You can guess what happened next.

Luckily, Henry documented his morning donut gorging on Facebook. We've republished the timeline here.


"Look at what was waiting for me at RadioBDC this morning. They're filled with Irish Cream!"


"Uh-oh. I was only going to have one. Really."


"They're mocking me!"


"Six in an hour-and-a-half - that's not too bad right? I'M RUNNING ON DUNKIN'!!!!!!"


"I've padlocked the door to the studio. Nobody in and nobody out. Including these four. Gettin' full."


"Ten down, two to go, one of the best Friday's ever. Can I do it? Anyone got a napkin?"


"I DID IT!!!! They were sooooooo good. I'm just gonna lie down over here...."


Grrl Power Playlist - 03/13/13

Posted by Steph Mangan March 14, 2013 01:52 PM
Last night's Grrl Power started off with a brand new track from In The Valley Below, as well as new music from Waxahatchee and Colleen Green. The full playlist is below.
You can listen to Grrl Power every Wednesday and Sunday nights at 9pm, only on RadioBDC

  • In The Valley Below// Last Soul
  • Bleached// Next Stop
  • Thee Oh Sees// Toe Cutter, Thumb Buster
  • Boy + Kite// Fall
  • Colleen Green// Time in the World
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs// Sacrilege
  • That Dog// Annie
  • Waxahatchee// Lips and Limbs
  • Color Channel// Snaggletooth
  • Sparrow and the Workshop// Shock, Shock
  • Widowspeak// Devil Knows
  • Gianna Lauren// Trouble
  • Web of Sunsets// Fool's Melodies
  • Sky Larkin// Still Windmills

It seems that I dropped the ball and forgot to post last week's playlist. However, they do say 'Better late than never'. The following is the full playlist from last week's show.
  • Thee Oh Sees// Toe Cutter, Thumb Buster
  • Velah// Black Olympia
  • Waxahatchee// Swan Dive
  • Heart// Even It Up
  • Hospitality// Argonauts
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs// Sacrilege
  • Haim// Falling
  • Lykke Li// I Follow Rivers
  • Savages// Flying to Berlin
  • Waxahatchee// Peace and Quiet
  • The Tuts// Tut Tut Tut
  • My Bloody Valentine// If I Am
  • Lemuria// Varoom Allure
  • Field Mouse// Everyone But You
  • Royal Family// Summer Plug



Posted by Adam 12 March 14, 2013 11:54 AM Business Producer Dan Kline joined Henry Santoro this morning with fantastic news for fans of golden cake and creamy filling: Hostess is getting a second lease on life, which means Twinkies will live on.

Continuing the business of food, Dan also talked about Dunkin's new "Egg White Delight." And don't miss the live blog of today's Samsung Galaxy launch event!



BDC Sports: shootout wins and late losses

Posted by Adam 12 March 13, 2013 01:55 PM

Turns out Kevin Paul Dupont can still hold his own when it comes to talking Sox. He and Adam 12 warmed up with a little small ball, then dug into the last two Bruins contests, focusing on goaltending...or lack thereof.

KPD will be back in two weeks to pepper Adam 12 with more trick shots on RadioBDC.


Henry in the Grub: Privateer Rum and Lincoln Tavern

Posted by Adam 12 March 13, 2013 01:30 PM

OK, let's all say it together on 3. 1...2...3...


And on this week's Henry in the Grub, we were treated to cocktails courtesy of Privateer Rum. Based in Ipswich, MA, Privateer are proving that excellent rum doesn't just come from the Caribbean, it comes from right here on Cape Ann.

Looking to order a Privateer cocktail or pick up a bottle to mix your own? Click here.


Next, Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant in South Boston stopped by with some of their specialties in anticipation of the 11th annual Taste of South Boston.

Henry Santoro, the self-proclaimed "wing-man" couldn't stop talking about (or eating) the Lincoln wings.


More Henry in the Grub next Wednesday!


Ruth Ozeki

Posted by Adam 12 March 13, 2013 01:12 PM

You've heard the term "Star of Stage, Screen, and Television," right? Well, Ruth Ozeki has her own unique spin on that. Ruth is an author, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest. Quite a lot of talent. I guess you can say she can bring you closer to enlightenment using words, pictures, or spirit!

This morning, she put on her "author" hat on and talked to Henry Santoro and Julie Kramer about her latest novel, 'A Tale for the Time Being.'

Follow Ruth on Twitter and keep listening to RadioBDC for tips on what you should be reading.


RadioBDC's Live & Local Show Picks

Posted by Alex Pearlman March 12, 2013 04:14 PM

RadioBDC is serious about our commitment to great music, so every Tuesday we scour the Boston music scene to pick out the best of the best.

Here are this week's picks.

Tuesday, March 12

Tame Impala's psychedelic sounds will be at House of Blues with The Growl. ($20 / all ages / Doors at 7 p.m.)

Trailblazers of alt rock Fishbone are at The Sinclair with The Nephrok! Allstars and Brunt of It. ($16 / 18+ / Doors at 8 p.m.)

The fabulous Kate Nash is with Supercute! at The Paradise Rock Club. The show was moved over from Brighton Music Hall, due to overwhelming demand. ($24 / all ages / Doors at 7 p.m.)

Wednesday, March 13

Rockplast, a glam/punk/new wave/synth pop dance party (formerly of O'Brien's Pub), comes to T.T. the Bear's. DJ Rory Stark is joined by Mei Ohara and Wave///length. ($7 / 18+ / Doors at 8 p.m.)

Folksy indie rockers take the stage at the Middle East Upstairs. Chill out with Holly McGarry, Grey Season, The Sun and the Moon, and Licious. Cross your fingers for a rendition of "I'm Only Sleeping" from Berklee duo The Sun and the Moon. ($9 / 18+ / Doors at 8 p.m.)

Thursday, March 14

Jukebox The Ghost and Matt Pond PA at Brighton Music Hall. ($17 / all ages / Doors at 6 p.m.)

Friday, March 15

Jet Black Sunrise hosts a CD release party at the Middle East Downstairs, with Nikolas Metaxas, Jeff Beam (of Milkman's Union), The New Complainers, and The Flo ($12 / 18+ / Doors at 7:30 p.m.)

Dropkick Murphys kick off their Boston weekend at the TD Garden. ($50+ / all ages / Doors at 7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, March 16

Dropkick Murphys make their way to the Brighton Music Hall, but wristbands are only being sold in two places (North Star Bar and McGreevys Bar). They'll be playing the 1999 album “The Gang’s All Here” in its entirety — for the first time ever — according to their website. This is not to be missed. ($25 per wristband, cash only / 18+ / Doors at 7 p.m.)

STRFKR plays The Paradise with Blackbird Blackbird, but be careful - it's sold out and we heard the Stubhub prices are crazy. Still, this band is worth it if not just for the name. ($20+ / 18+ / Doors at 8 p.m.)

Sunday, March 17

Dropkick Murphys will play their traditional St. Patty's show at House of Blues. Let the green beer flow! (Prices vary / all ages / Doors at 6 p.m.)

RadioBDC Business

Posted by Adam 12 March 12, 2013 01:26 PM

Henry Santoro and Julie Kramer were business-minded this morning. As it was a Tuesday, they welcomed Eileen Keiley from's Global Business Hub for her weekly update. Business Producer Dan Kline also stopped by, with updates on Mayor Bloomberg's NYC "not-so-fast" soda ban and Ben & Jerry's giving some critics a "golden ticket" of sorts.

Finally, Woody Giessmann was on. If you're a Boston native and the 80's were your hey-day, you probably saw Woody behind the kit for The Del Fuegos. These days, Woody is heading up Right Turn, "A Creative Place for Recovery." Based in Arlington, Right Turn offers innovative outpatient treatment and supportive housing for addiction.

So "Don't Run Wild," just keep listening to RadioBDC for local business news and updates.


BDC Sports: with Papi down, who steps up?

Posted by Adam 12 March 11, 2013 03:35 PM

Mondays at 2, Adam 12 is joined by Chad Finn and Steve Silva. The three talk all things Sox, and there was plenty to talk about this week, what with this morning's news that David Ortiz is expected to miss opening day with inflammation in both heels. Take that, add a bit of Steve's boy Jackie Bradley Jr., Chad's boy Manny Ramirez, and some bullpen chatter, and you have yourself quite the Red Sox chat. Listen:

We're back at it next Monday at 2. Adam 12 hopes to have his Manny Ramirez EDA Rhinos jersey in the mail by then.


Adam 12 dances for charity

Posted by Adam 12 March 11, 2013 12:38 PM

The much-anticipated "Dancing with the Celebrities," an annual charity event benefiting Autism Housing Pathways, took place this past Saturday night. Autism Housing Pathways (AHP) was created to provide information, support and resources for families who seek to create secure, supported housing for their adult children with disabilities. A worthy and important cause, to be sure.

I do what I can to advocate for autism awareness, so I was more than happy to get involved with this event, even if it meant putting on my dancing shoes--something I'm not very comfortable with. At all. Luck for me, I was paired up with the talented and patient Jillian Smith of A Waltz To Remember. We were given the task of learning the cha-cha. Jillian drew from her experience as a member of the MIT Ballroom Dance team and, with help from her partner Rob Lakow, put together a routine to M.C. Hammer's "U Can't Touch This." And did I get into character by donning a pair of Hammer pants? You betcha believe it.

You can watch the video of our routine below. BUT BEFORE YOU DO, a request. I went WAY out of my comfort zone doing this. So if you'd be so kind as to go out of your way and make a small donation to Autism Housing Pathways as a way of saying "thanks for the entertainment, M.C. Hammer12," I'd greatly appreciate that. And so would the folks at AHP.

Oh, and as a side note, the judges gave Jillian and me the 'Most Creative' award for our routine!


Mike Bello on Plum Island homes and the papal conclave

Posted by Alex Pearlman March 11, 2013 12:33 PM

Boston Globe deputy metro editor Mike Bello stopped by the RadioBDC studios to chat about the news of the day, including a meeting in Plum Island this morning regarding homes damaged by high tides and this year's series of intense storms.

According to Bello, who spoke to Henry Santoro and Julie Kramer on air, the sand has been eroded from the beach over the past decade due to rising sea levels, and the situation has become "treacherous," as close to 30 homes are in danger of collapse. Today's meeting is, in part, a way for residents and officials to decide what to do next to either save the houses or tear them down. Two houses were demolished this weekend, reported

The papal conclave convenes tomorrow when 115 Cardinals from around the world huddle in seclusion to decide on who will be the next pope.

Chatter about Boston's own Cardinal Sean O'Malley taking the job has jumped the Atlantic, reported Bello, who noted that the Italian press likes him as much as Bostonians do.

"By all accounts, people in [the Boston Archdiocese] love him and they would hate to lose him," said Bello.

Listen to his full report here.

Adam 12's 5K playlist

Posted by Adam 12 March 11, 2013 11:56 AM

So, did any of you venture out this past Saturday morning? Gorgeous early-spring day, plenty of sun, slight breeze. Unless you were in Salisbury. It was windy. And that "slight breeze" felt like a fresh gale. Add to that the fact that high tide pretty much coincided with the start of the Smuttynose Palooza 5K, and you had some wet and cold conditions to deal with.

But that didn't stop me, Adam Salsman, and Elizabeth Comeau--the #ProjectAdam crew--from having a helluva time and putting up some impressive times! You can read all about it right here on the Get Moving blog, then scroll down to listen to the songs that kept me motivated to finish my very first 5K in 27:55.


Any good run should start here. Mine certainly did.

Kept the energy up with some indie rock. Something newer...

...then something older.

I need punk to keep me up, so next it was a pair from The Shods: "Lucky" and this:

Queens Of The Stone Age have been getting the job done lately, too. So I threw in a trio of their tunes: "Sick, Sick, Sick," "3's and 7's," and, of course, "Little Sister." That's the one that kicked me into gear. I kept pace w/the beat and never looked back.

"Echoes" from Klaxons was playing when I crossed the finish line, but it never finished. I did. Big thanks to Elizabeth and Adam for getting me involved and keeping me motivated. I will run again. And post another kick-ass playlist when I do.

Battle Road Brewing Company

Posted by Adam 12 March 11, 2013 11:18 AM

Last month, Henry Santoro was working at the Boston Globe Travel Show. And by "working at the Boston Globe Travel Show" we mean "hanging around the beer garden." Anyway, Henry was introduced to Battle Road Brewing Company's 1775 Tavern Ale and he fell in love instantly.

This morning, Scott Houghton from Battle Road stopped by with some samples and stories.

Click here to pay a visit to Battle Broad Brewing Company!


Here comes the Revolution!

Posted by Adam 12 March 11, 2013 11:08 AM

The New England Revolution got their 2013 season underway with a 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire on Saturday night. Adam 12 chatted with Revs coach Jay Heaps last Friday to preview the season and talk about the home opener on Saturday, March 23rd versus Sporting KC.

Be there on 3/23! Click here for tickets and GO REVS!


Mike Bello with snow storm updates

Posted by Alex Pearlman March 8, 2013 12:14 PM

While the snow piles up outside, Henry Santoro and Julie Kramer are in the RadioBDC studio, and Boston Globe deputy metro editor Mike Bello stopped in to give listeners an update on what the weather looks like for the rest of the day.

Forecasters are now saying that although the snow was expected to taper off by early afternoon, this may no longer be the case. Some areas of Massachusetts, including Boston, can be on the lookout for up to over 12 inches of fresh snow today. Bello reports that Central Mass. could see as much as two feet.

Flooding is a concern for the coasts, after a home on Plum Island was toppled by the storm. There has also been flooding in Scituate, Marshfield, and Plymouth, and road closures have been reported in Lynn and Winthrop. There are voluntary evacuations underway in Scituate as well, said Bello.

For more information, listen to the entire segment here.

Heineken Presents the RadioBDC +1 Series with The 1975

Posted by Adam 12 March 7, 2013 02:18 PM


It's happening at Brighton Music Hall on Tuesday, March 26th.

Now, get your mind out of the gutter, because we're not talking about that. We're talking about the infectious song we've been spinning by Manchester, England's The 1975. They'll be playing "Sex" and more at the BMH for our next RadioBDC +1 series, presented by Heineken.

And to keep things interesting, we've also added an opening act: Boston indie-popper Lindsey Starr

The show is free. All you need to do is click here and RSVP.


Kodaline and Kramer

Posted by Adam 12 March 7, 2013 01:37 PM

We've waited what feels like forever for Kodaline to come to Boston...and now they're finally here! Their FREE show, part of the RadioBDC +1 Series with Heineken, is TONIGHT at Church in Boston. You can still RSVP here, and you can check out Julie Kramer's interview with the Dublin quartet below.

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Author Ruta Sepetys on RadioBDC

Posted by Alex Pearlman March 7, 2013 11:09 AM

rutasepety.JPGBest-selling author Ruta Sepetys stopped into the RadioBDC studios this morning to chat with Henry Santoro and Julie Kramer about her life and her book, "Between Shades of Grey," which was released in 2011.

Sepetys talked about how she became an author (with a detour managing a rock band), hanging out with mobsters, and the importance of strong characters as mentors for young women.

Listen to the whole interview here.

BDC Sports: The B's need D

Posted by Adam 12 March 6, 2013 01:49 PM

After Sunday's home loss to Montreal and last night's overtime loss in Washington, one thing is clear: the Bruins need to beef up on defense. Kevin Paul Dupont and Adam 12 talked about just that.

Catch KPD with A12 every Wednesday at 2. And try to stay out of the box.


Henry in the Grub: Taberna de Haro...y Horwitz

Posted by Adam 12 March 6, 2013 01:32 PM

Wednesday is food day, and this week Henry Santoro and Julie Kramer welcomed Deborah Hansen to Henry in the Grub. Deborah is the chef-owner of Taberna de Haro on Beacon Street in Brookline, and she came prepared with tasty Spanish tapas. Take a listen and a look.



Luckily, there were a few leftovers for when Stuart Horwitz stopped by to talk about his book 'Blueprint Your Bestseller.' Hear his chat with Henry and Julie here.


BDC Sports: did the Sox make the right offseason moves?

Posted by Adam 12 March 4, 2013 03:31 PM

In a Nick Cafardo-created alternate reality, the Sox signed Josh Hamilton. And Adam LaRoche. And kept Cody Ross. Bizarro world!


Adam 12 was joined by Chad Finn and Steve Silva to talk about Cafardo's piece, Steve's Top 5 "new guys," Papi, Napoli, and the (not-so) curious case of Carl Crawford. Listen:

Ardal O'Hanlon talks whiskey and the Irish with Henry and Julie

Posted by Alex Pearlman March 4, 2013 11:23 AM

Tullamore Dew[3].jpgIrish comedian Ardal O'Hanlon was in the studio this morning with Henry Santoro and Julie Kramer, and he brought the RadioBDC team a little gift: some bottles of Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey!

O'Hanlon will be at the Paradise Rock Club tonight as part of his American tour, and he expects to touch on the state of Irish Americans, "fairly racist" attitudes against cattle and students, and taking bets on who will next lead the Catholic Church.

The star of Ireland's "Father Ted" sitcom talked about his comedy routine and kicking off St. Patrick's month in Boston.

Listen to the whole interview here.

St. Patrick's Day with RadioBDC

Posted by Adam 12 March 4, 2013 11:00 AM

So it's our first St. Paddy's Day here at, and we feel the need to...prove our worth. I mean, it's St. Pat's in BOSTON! Serious business. So to celebrate, we're throwing not one but TWO parties.

The RadioBDC Irish Breakfast

Rise and shine and join us at The Black Rose in Boston early St. Paddy's Day morning. Doors at 8 a.m., the first Guinness pour of the day, and a set from Boston's own Gentlemen Hall. It's powered by Dunkin' Donuts (because you'll need it to help you get going that early) and presented by Guinness.

The RadioBDC Irish Bash

OK, so you got up early, hit the Black Rose, took a power nap, and took in the Southie parade. Now what? Now you join us at Hurricane O'Reilly's in Boston for an ice-cold Killian's and a performance by Christian McNeill & Sea Monsters. This one's powered by Dunkin' Donuts (to keep you running) and presented by Killian's Red--brewed for friends since 1864--and Killian's Stout--seriously dark, seriously drinkable.

Oh, and don't forget to click here and put yourself on the list for this one.

See you on St. Patrick's Day!


Adam 12 says: "It's Hammer Time!"

Posted by Adam 12 March 4, 2013 10:57 AM

If you've been following #ProjectAdam, you probably know that Adam 12 has been dancing up a storm as part of his training regiment for the Smuttynose 5K in March. But what you might not know is that Adam 12 is dancing with a purpose.

Adam 12 has teamed up with the lovely Jillian Smith of A Waltz to Remember as one of five pairs who'll take part in "Dancing with the Celebrities" at the St. Mary's Church Parish Hall in Winchester this Saturday, March 9th. They'll look to wow the judges with their cha-cha routine, set to the song posted below.

"Dancing with the Celebrities" is a benefit for Autism Housing Pathways, an organization that helps Massachusetts families create self-directed housing for their adult children with autism. Buy your tickets here. It's for a good cause, and you'll get to see Adam 12 dressed up like MC Hammer.

Oh, and something cool you can do to support: click here to "buy votes" for Adam and Jillian. They're a dollar a piece and you can buy as many as you'd like!


RadioBDC exclusive: Benjamin Francis Leftwich performs "1904"

Posted by Chris Rattey March 1, 2013 03:23 PM

Thumbnail image for bfl_blog.jpgPrior to a recent RadioBDC Plus+1 series show, UK singer/songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich performed exclusively for the street team before the show.

Grrl Power Playlist- 02/28/13

Posted by Steph Mangan March 1, 2013 10:58 AM
This week's Grrl Power featured new music from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Waxahatchee, The Tuts and Low.

You can catch Grrl Power every Wednesday and Sunday nights at 9pm.
To see last week's playlist, click here

  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Sacrilege
  • Purity Ring- Grammy
  • Parks- Modern Fiction
  • Colleen Green- Time In The World
  • Waxahatchee- Coast to Coast
  • Guards- Ready To Go
  • Marina And The Diamonds- I Am Not A Robot
  • MSMR- Fantasy
  • Aye Nako- The Rind
  • Lindsey Starr- Cannon
  • The Tuts- Tut Tut Tut
  • Shop Assistants- I Don't Want to Be Friends With You
  • Letters to Cleo- Fast Way
  • Low- So Blue
  • Gossip- Get A Job


WhistlePig Rye

Posted by Adam 12 March 1, 2013 10:18 AM

Take a moment and think of bread. Wheat, corn, rye. All different in taste, texture, and color. And you'd have to admit that, of those three, rye bread would be the strongest and most nuanced, from a flavor perspective.

The same can be said of drinking rye. Or, drinking WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey, specifically. Daniel Khan, the Steward of the Brand for New England, joined Henry Santoro and Julie Kramer to discuss the intricacies of rye...and to mix a few cocktails.

Henry's favorite! Julie's favorite now, too!


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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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