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.
Yesterday afternoon the US were eliminated from the World Cup following a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Belgium. Despite the upset, fans are still praising goalkeeper (and new national hero) Tim Howard's record-setting performance. Howard's public praise is well deserved as he set a new World Cup record by making 16 saves in one match, the most since 1966. Below is a video of all of Howard's 16 saves against Belgium. More
Last week 'Saturday Night Live''s Vanessa Bayer brought her witty insults and judgmental attitude to Governor's Ball as part of her new web series "Sound Advice". This week the youtube media life coach lends her bad advice to Tegan & Sara, who seem less than amused as Bayer throws around insults towards their recent Oreo and Lego Movie songs. Throughout the episode the duo surprisingly keep it together, while they exchange awkward, annoyed glances as Bayer grills them on lyrics and self-esteem issues. This episode features a bonus appearance by fun.'s Jack Antonoff who acts as the comedienne's disheartened intern. More
SNL's Vanessa Bayer has recently launched a new web series where she acts as a media coach who gives horrible and judgmental advice to different bands and artists. Watch 'Sound Advice: Gov Ball Part I and II' as the clueless coach throws around witty insults and unsolicited career advice to bands and festivalgoers at Governors Ball Music Festival in NYC. Featured artists of this two part series include RadioBDC favorites Frank Turner, Bleachers, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Interpol. More
Being a superfan takes an extreme level of commitment. Not only must you know every single obscure song and fact about your idol, but you must also dedicate an insane amount of time and effort proclaiming and documenting your obsession. At least that is what Guided By Voices' #1 fanboy seems to have done. More
Those who have been hiding under rock may not yet have heard of 'Orange Is the New Black''s much anticipated return. Social media has been buzzing as fans binge-watch the Netflix original series that follows Piper Chapman as she serves a 15 month sentence in a federal prison after being charged with drug trafficking. The show is truly addicting as it brilliantly tackles a a broad range of issues including racism, sexism, gender and mental illness. But this show also deserves major props for it's wide-ranging soundtrack selections. More
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