It’s a week for deeper listeners, with albums from a number of newcomers or below-the-radar-regulars hitting shelves. We chose a few of the more notable records to spin though, and here’s what we thought.
So-called “conscious” hip-hop has fallen off in recent years, and that’s because it rapidly becomes a cliche. It’s basically the slam poetry of rap music – and that sort of relentless #staywoke reflection is easy to lampoon. This makes it difficult for new lyrical thinkers to break through, but on his new tape “How Gardens Grow,” Kentucky rapper Allen Poe proves that some are worth reading beyond the cover. More
Danish punk quartet Iceage returned to Boston on Thursday night for a chaotic show in support of their recently-released third LP “Plowing Into the Field of Love.” Dark ambient producer Helm, Brazil’s Rakta and experimental duo KTB supported.
This week, I continue our look at classic horror movies and some equally horrific musical pairings. This time around, let’s start with John Carpenter’s tense, wickedly grotesque “The Thing,” adapted from the sci-fi novella “Who Goes There?” by John W. Campbell, Jr. More
Here at RadioBDC, we pride ourselves on breaking new artists. Bastille, Lorde, and Tove Lo were all played here long before they reached a wider audience. Here’s the rub, though: when an artist is brand new and unexposed, it’s sometimes difficult to find information on said artist. Say, for instance, the proper pronunciation of their name. More
It’s been 14 years since one-hit wonder Afroman released “Because I Got High,” a catchy stoner anthem about the trials and tribulations of one man messing up his entire life by smoking up too much. This time around, though, instead of caring about nothing, Afroman cares about everything — especially the many benefits of marijuana legalization. More