BDCwire writer Kevin Slane is a traveling man. He recently rode the MBTA for 10 hours in an effort to get as much out of Free T Day as humanly possible. He also put together this fantastic Boston People profile on skateboarder and artist Dillon Buss. And he talked to me about both projects. More
Last week, Perry Eaton of BDCwire asked me to contribute to this piece on post-9/11 rock music. Today, we continued the conversation, widening the scope to that period in rock that followed the alternative boom of the early-to-mid 90s and preceded the indie rock bloom of the early-to-mid 00s. Then we tied it all in to the present-day, and the recent announcement of the Jay Z-backed streaming music service Tidal. More
On Monday, we started with thirty-two bands. Thirty have left the dance; two remain. It’s time to vote for a champion and get a shot at winning some Boston Calling tickets. More
Well, that didn’t take long.
Less than 24 hours after his two Grammy wins for “I,” the lead single from his as-yet-untitled sophomore album, Compton-born rapper Kendrick Lamar is back on the scene––and back in his wheelhouse––with a new single, “The Blacker The Berry.” More
Wednesday morning at 8, BDCwire will publish the official lineup of the May 2015 edition of Boston Calling. This afternoon, I had Perry Eaton in studio and Hilary Hughes on the phone and we tossed around names of a few artists we think will make the cut. Click through to listen. More
By now, you’ve likely seen the tweets from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh:
— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) December 13, 2014
Ryan Walsh‘s Some Alternatives: Brands, Bands, Sell-Outs and Meltdowns is quite a thought-provoking piece. You can read Part I here and Part II here. He joined me and Perry Eaton of BDCwire earlier to talk about what it means to “sell out” today and how it’s becoming more and more difficult for musicians to make a living off of their music. Listen to the podcast; it was a great discussion. More
Gentlemen Hall are back for their second engagement at The Boston Calling Festival. RadioBDC chats with the guys live from the grounds.