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RadioBDC exclusive: Royal Teeth post-show interview (VIDEO)

Posted by Chris Rattey September 28, 2012 09:43 AM

In RadioBDC fashion, we caught up with Royal Teeth immediately following their performance at T.T. the Bear's Place on Thursday, Sept. 26. The New Orleans-based five-piece were in town to perform at the RadioBDC Live Series sponsored by Infinity. Check out who was there in this photo gallery. But before you go ... watch the video.
















'Bagel Head' Saline Forehead Injections: Japan's Hot New Beauty Trend?

Posted by Julie Kramer September 27, 2012 10:23 AM

I wanted to Hurl while watching this video, I have a week stomach. Do you?

CLICK HERE to read and a bagel head in the making

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Interpol frontman Paul Banks 'Live in the Lab' on Monday, Oct. 1, 3 p.m.

Posted by Chris Rattey September 27, 2012 10:03 AM

Paul Banks, lead singer of the New York City indie rock staple Interpol, will showcase his solo talents Live in the Lab on Monday at 2 p.m. sharp. Banks's solo effort, aptly named "Banks", is set to be released on October 23. Be sure to check out his goods on Monday at our Live in the Lab page. Bookmark that page for future use, please, as all our Live in the Lab performances will take place there (boston.com/liveinthelab).

This is Banks's second solo effort, but first under his actual name. In 2009, he released an album under the moniker Julian Plenti titled "Julian Plenti is ... Skyscraper". Interpol was originally formed in 1997, and first performed at Luna Lounge along with other notable bands such as The Strokes.

Check out a behind-the-scenes look at Banks preparing for his first shows promoting the new solo effort, produced by Noisey.

Get Ready To Flick Your Bic

Posted by Julie Kramer September 26, 2012 01:13 PM

Did you catch Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto' Tour at the TD Garden? No matter. Their 'Live 2012' Concert Film is due on November the 20th. It'll be a combo film and album...just in time for the Holidays!

Click Here To Read More

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Afghan Whigs in Boston

Posted by Adam 12 September 26, 2012 11:28 AM

Adam 12 & Paul Driscoll are going to spend Wednesday night pretending it's 1994 all over again. Greg Dulli & The Afghan Whigs are back in Boston; it's been too, too long. Keep an eye out for Driscoll & 12 at the House of Blues, and check out this killer performance of their latest, a cover of Frank Ocean's "Lovecrimes," which you've no doubt heard on RadioBDC.

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Eating Dynamite: Breaking the fast, breaking the fast - Apple & Walnut Salad w/Smoked Trout

Posted by Henry Santoro September 26, 2012 09:42 AM

Apple & Walnut Salad w/Smoked Trout


Breaking the fast after Yom Kippur should be easy (as the fast itself should be, as the rabbis put it). The food you prepare ought to come together quickly and burst with flavor. And since I don’t eat a lot of bagels or bread anymore, I try to steer away from the high-carbohydrate items. This salad has autumn -- and break fast -- written all over it. The touch of honey and maple syrup in the dressing (a mere hint of those carbs) adds just the right sweetness to the apples for a sweet New Year.


 3 ounces baby arugula
 3 ounces mixed salad greens
 2 unpeeled apples of your choice, cored and sliced ¼” thick
 1/3 cup shelled and toasted walnuts
 4 ounces of fresh goat cheese
 2-3 fillets of smoked trout, broken into 1-2 inch pieces
 Apple Cider Vinaigrette (recipe below)

In a large bowl, mix the baby arugula, salad greens, sliced apples, and walnuts. Add just enough of the vinaigrette to coat the greens and other ingredients. Mix well and dump onto a large platter. Crumble the goat cheese and sprinkle it evenly on top of the greens. Top it all off with the trout. Serve at room temperature.

Apple Cider Vinaigrette:

 ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
 1 teaspoon whole-grain Dijon mustard
 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
 1 tablespoon honey
 Salt and pepper to taste
 5 tablespoons olive oil


Mix together everything except the olive oil (I like to use a wide-mouth mason or canning jar for maximum mixing of ingredients). Then, slowly add the olive oil while blending the mixture with a small whisk or stick blender. Taste for seasoning, and adjust if necessary.
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NEW Mumford & Sons

Posted by Adam 12 September 25, 2012 09:21 AM

In May of 2010, a few of us here at RadioBDC were lucky enough to see Mumford & Sons perform an acoustic set in front of about 60 people at the Ames Hotel in Boston. This summer, Paul Driscoll saw the band play to thousands on a hillside in Portland, Maine. Clearly, this is a band poised for big things.

But you don't know how big.

I caught their set at the Providence Performing Arts Center and I can say without hesitation that Mumford & Sons are, quite simply, the greatest band around right now. Their talent and heart are unparalleled. Coldplay, who were in Boston last week and are regarded by many as the "world's biggest band," paled in comparison.

Crazy talk, right? You'll see. Mark my words: Mumford & Sons will sell out the Garden someday soon. In the meantime, watch "I Will Wait," the clip from the first single from 'Babel,' out today. And peep some pics from their show in Providence. And be sure to listen to RadioBDC to hear more tracks from 'Babel.'

Setting the stage at the Providence Performing Arts Center
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Mumford & Sons open their set with "Lover's Eyes."
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Marcus rips into "Little Lion Man."
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Light show!
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Highlight of the night: "Timshel" performed truly acoustically. No mics. Moved to tears.
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Tuning up before the encore.
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PODCAST: The Last Dive Bar in Downtown Boston

Posted by Adam 12 September 24, 2012 03:47 PM

After 42 years at 1 Haviland St. in the Back Bay, T.C.'s Lounge is closing for good. Billy Baker has a great piece on T.C.'s, it's place in Boston bar lore, and what this means for those of us who imbibe in the city in 2012.

Click here to hear Adam 12 & Billy reminisce about T.C.'s, then listen as they dig a bit deeper into the importance of places like T.C.'s to the soul of the city of Boston.

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(photo courtesy Dina Rudik, Boston Globe)

PODCAST: Metric 09.21.12

Posted by Adam 12 September 24, 2012 03:31 PM

Adam 12 chatted with 2/4 of Metric--Joshua and Joules--when the band was in town on Thursday.

Click here to hear the interview, then check out the eerie video for "Youth Without Youth."

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PODCAST: Chris Gasper on Pats/Ravens 09.24.12

Posted by Adam 12 September 24, 2012 03:14 PM

Don't blame the replacement refs for Sunday night's loss in Baltimore, says Boston Globe sports columnist Chris Gasper.

Click here to hear Chris talk with Adam 12 about the Patriots' defensive woes and the impact of fill-in officials.

And don't forget, Chris hosts Boston Sports Live every Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday on Boston.com

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(photo courtesy of Jim Davis, Boston Globe)

PODCAST: Health with Henry 09.24.12

Posted by Adam 12 September 24, 2012 02:21 PM

Turns out Elizabeth Comeau of Boston.com's Get Moving Blog is a HUGE fan of California Wives. She caught their Live in the Lab performance last Friday, and has some words to share about sleep, too.

Click here to hear Henry's chat with Elizabeth.

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One Direction accused of ripping off The Clash on new single

Posted by Julie Kramer September 24, 2012 10:35 AM

Clash fans are in an uproar saying the boyband's new single 'Live While We're Young' copies punk classic 'Should I Stay Or Should I Go'

Here is the Clash

Here is One Direction

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What do you think?

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong enters rehab

Posted by Julie Kramer September 24, 2012 10:17 AM

The singer has checked himself into a clinic for substance abuse treatment two days after embarking on an expletive-laden onstage meltdown during the band's performance. Here, take a look:

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The Lemonheads' first three 'punk' albums to be reissued

Posted by Julie Kramer September 21, 2012 11:09 AM

The punk-leaning 'Hate Your Friends' (1987), 'Creator' (1988) and 'Lick' (1989), will be put out by Fire Records, but an official release date is yet to be announced.
Click Here to read more
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Minus The Bear Play Live in the Lab

Posted by Adam 12 September 20, 2012 11:35 AM

Adam 12 is full of glee. One of his favorite bands, Minus The Bear, is set to perform Live in the Lab on Thursday, September 27th, at 1:30 p.m. sharp. As always, stay tuned to RadioBDC and we'll give you plenty of opportunities to see this exclusive live performance.

Now, a bit of background. Formed in Seattle in 2001, Minus The Bear mixes catchy, punchy guitar riffs with electronic hooks and layers them over sometimes-jagged meters, crafting songs that sound somewhat familiar, but have unique personalities of their own.

Click here to explore their latest album 'Infinity Overhead,' and be sure to watch the unsettling video for "Steel And Blood," which you've no doubt heard on RadioBDC.

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RSVP for Royal Teeth at T.T. the Bear's on Sept. 27 ... now!

Posted by Chris Rattey September 20, 2012 10:08 AM

Come party with RadioBDC, Royal Teeth and Xfinity at T.T. the Bear's Place on September 27th for a special free performance that promises to be nothing but good times. All you need to do is clear your calendar for next Thursday evening, and put your name on our guest list.

In case you missed our last free event, check out some photos from Oberhofer's performance at Brighton Music Hall.

And in the meantime, enjoy this tune from Royal Teeth, and we hope to see you next Thursday.

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Eating Dynamite – Real Italian-style Pesto

Posted by Henry Santoro September 19, 2012 10:35 AM


Chances are you or someone you know is growing basil. There’s still plenty around, so go pick your own or steal some, and join me to make some real Italian-style pesto. Here’s what you’ll need:

- 2 cups firmly packed fresh basil leaves
- ¼ cup pine nuts
- 2 cloves garlic
- A little more than ½ cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (Romano is good, too)
- Fresh cracked black pepper
- Kosher (or sea) salt


In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, add the basil, pine nuts, and garlic and mix until it’s coarse-ground. Add the olive oil and pulse until it’s nicely mixed in. Dump the basil mixture into a good-size bowl and use a spatula to mix in the cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Try not to eat it by the spoonful.

You can use the pesto on pasta (hot or cold), fill hollowed-out cherry tomatoes with it, or do what I do - smear it on freshly grilled fish.

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Fifty Shades Of Actors

Posted by Julie Kramer September 19, 2012 09:55 AM

The author of 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' has seven actors in mind for movie. E.L. James has a shortlist of three actors and four actresses, but refuses to reveal names
Click Here for the story

Here is my list:
Christian Grey-my choices 1st to 3rd
1.Channing Tatum
2.Jake Abel
3.Alex Pettyfer

Anastacia Steele--my choices 1st to 3rd
1.Dakota Fanning
2.Eva Green
3.Anne Hathaway

What do you think? Click below to let us know.

Click here for Meredith Goldstein's picks.

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California Wives AND Stars Live in the Lab

Posted by Adam 12 September 18, 2012 12:02 PM

OK, we'll admit it. We kinda have a crush on California Wives, the fresh, young four-piece from Chi-town. We like 'em so much, in fact, that we're bringing them to the Globe Lab.

Oh, and click here to stream their new album 'Art History,' which leads off with the fantastic track "Blood Red Youth," as heard on RadioBDC.

RadioBDC is also offering up a free download of the band's song 'Blood Red Youth' right on our homepage. So visit, listen, and download. It's that simple.

Keep listening to win your way into their Live in the Lab performance, which be followed by a set from Canadian indie rockers Stars. That's right: two sets from two great bands, back to back. And you get to see 'em both.

Here's "Backlines" from Stars, as heard on RadioBDC.

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Bon Iver's Justin Vernon asks fans to design his new tattoo

Posted by Julie Kramer September 18, 2012 10:21 AM

Justin wants to be inked with images from his favorite TV show, 'Northern Exposure.' Seriously.

There is a cash prize for the winner.

Read more by clicking here

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Arctic Monkeys plan fifth album recording sessions

Posted by Julie Kramer September 18, 2012 10:05 AM

Online speculation hints that the band will be heading to Joshua Tree for the follow-up to 'Suck It And See.'

Click here to read more about the Arctic Monkeys.

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Benjamin Francis Leftwich Covers...

Posted by Adam 12 September 17, 2012 11:50 AM

Paul Driscoll turned us all on to Mr. Leftwich last year, and we can't get enough. We've been playing tracks from his album 'Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm;' now we see he has a set of covers for you...for FREE!

M83's "Midnight City" & "Never Tear Us Apart" by INXS are two of the songs. Get 'em:









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Silversun Pickups Live ep

Posted by Adam 12 September 17, 2012 11:13 AM

Silversun Pickups play the Orpheum with Cloud Nothings and Atlas Genius on October 17th. Click here for info on the show; click below for FREE live tracks from the bands.

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The Wombats Want to Play Your Living Room

Posted by Julie Kramer September 14, 2012 11:49 AM

Click here to get details on the Wombats playing live for you...IN YOUR HOUSE.

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PODCAST: Cheating Death on 9/11

Posted by Adam 12 September 11, 2012 01:01 PM

Julie Kramer's friend Gerry Moylan was booked on American Airlines flight 11 on September 11, 2001. Through a series of simple circumstances, he changed his ticket the day before, on 9/10, but was at Logan airport on the morning of 9/11.

Click here to see a scan of Gerry's original ticket.

Click here for Part 1 of Henry & Julie's chat with Gerry.

Click here for Part 2.

Click here for Part 3.

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VIDEO: Adam 12's First Pitch at Fenway

Posted by Adam 12 September 10, 2012 11:13 AM

So it finally happened. Adam 12 threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park for the Red Sox game on Friday, September 7th. 12's catcher, Jackie, said he threw a strike. 12 thinks Jackie has a very generous strike zone.

Here, have a look for yourself. (Footage courtesy of Random Employee Mark Lewis.)

Some stills, too. A wave from the mound. The crowd went wild. WILD.
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And the pitch...
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(photo courtesy of Amanda Menditto)

Mandatory Morrissey Presents...Morrissey!

Posted by Adam 12 September 10, 2012 11:06 AM

Paul Driscoll is full of glee: all this week at 7p, his Mandatory Morrissey is brought to you by...wait for it...MORRISSEY! Click here for details on the Moz gig at Citi Performing Arts Center in October, and don't forget to tune in weeknights at 7 for your fix of Stephen Patrick Morrissey.

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Bloc Party to play "Live in the Lab" on Sept. 14

Posted by Adam 12 September 10, 2012 10:58 AM

blocparty.jpgOn Friday Sept. 14 at 1 p.m., Bloc Party becomes the next act to perform live at the Globe Lab. The British indie rock band recently released it's fourth studio album, aptly named "Four", which debuted at No. 2 on the UK album chart in mid-August. The band was on a three-year hiatus, and eliminated talks of a possible break-up with another critically acclaimed studio effort.

The band has a worldwide following, and it's proven on the social networks with more than 17 million views on You Tube, one million Likes on Facebook and 90,000 followers on Twitter.

Bloc Party will be the third act to perform "Live in the Lab," joining the likes of Animal Kingdom and The Lumineers.

Keep listening to RadioBDC to win your way in to this exclusive performance. If you don't make it in, of course you'll be able view the live stream on Boston.com. It will be just like you're here!

Check out the video for Bloc Party's latest, "Octopus." (Disclaimer: This video features footage of ribbon dancing. You have been warned.)

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RadioBDC exclusive: Frank Turner interview (VIDEO)

Posted by Chris Rattey September 7, 2012 04:22 PM

Frank Turner calls himself a skinny half-arsed English country singer, but others might refer to him as a high-energy folk-punk-rock artist that leaves every part of him on the stage. In between a pair of Boston shows at Royale, Turner played a private acoustic set of five songs to an intimate crowd at T.T. the Bear's in Cambridge. RadioBDC caught up with him briefly immediately following the performance and asked a few questions.













Podcast: Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone in studio

Posted by Chris Rattey September 6, 2012 03:55 PM

mayor150.jpgJoseph A. Curtatone, currently serving his fifth term as Mayor of Somerville, swung by the RadioBDC studios for a tour and interview with Henry Santoro and Julie Kramer. Here is the two-part audio interview.

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Mayor Joseph A. Curtone, Part II

Stream The xx 'Coexist'

Posted by Adam 12 September 5, 2012 03:29 PM

So this is cool: The xx release their sophomore album 'Coexist' on September 11th. You can stream the album early, and--get this--track who's shared the album with who & where.

Click here to stream, see the wicked cool map, and share it with your friends! Oh, and thanks to our friend Janette, who first shared it with us!

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Adam 12, preparing for Fenway Park, finds his 'Lot of Dreams'

Posted by Chris Rattey September 4, 2012 10:03 AM

It's been a busy couple of weeks for Adam 12 as he prepares to throw out the first pitch at Fenway Park on September 7 prior to the Red Sox - Blue Jays game. And also nerve racking.

Adam 12 had little concern about the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, until a run-in with a random employee and a shaky practice session with Johnny L. With only a few days left before taking the hill at the hallowed ball yard, Adam 12 was looking for a miracle. From the shadows of The Boston Globe trucks off Morrissey Boulevard, an answer emerged.

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