Dutch ReBelle has established herself as one of Boston's strongest lyricists with a unique rhyming style to go with it. Respected across the board by rappers both locally and beyond, ReBelle's waves have recently grown bigger and reached further audiences than ever before, with an appearance at SXSW, an increased exposure on outlets as big as MTV, and continuos collaborations with other likeminded artists. More
Boston's music community has seen music man Ryan Lee Crosby take many roles around town over the years, first as the frontman for local punk trio Cancer to the Stars, but more recently as a noise maker (and noise recorder) at The Soul Shop in Medford and as an accomplished ramblin' solo artist. His latest work, "Institution Blues," was about as bare bones as Crosby has ever performed, displaying veteran fingerpicking, howling blues verses, and a modern aesthetic to vintage folk and soul forms. More
Joe Sabia spent the past year and a half of his life watching “The Office.” Late last month, the Boston College alum debuted the fruits of his labor, The Office Time Machine. The website features supercut videos that include every cultural reference ever made on show—more than 1,300 in total—and organizes them by year. While “Office” fans may rejoice at the opportunity to revisit their favorite TV show, Sabia wants his project to do more than celebrate the best of Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute. He wants to raise awareness about fair use and the need for copyright reform. More
Last night, Nirvana was honored and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the week after the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's passing. Fans had been speculating for weeks as to who might be the one filling Cobain's role as lead singer, until we found that the vocals would be handled at the ceremony by the likes of Joan Jett, Lorde, St. Vincent, and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth. Those performances went off without a hitch, and the ceremony even included an extra-heavy moment as Courtney Love embraced Dave Grohl during the acceptance speech (there were some mixed reactions to it). More
After Detroit's own, Danny Brown, came out with his hard-hitting and equally clever 2010 album, "The Hybrid", it seemed like artists were lining up to collaborate with the pedigreed street-rapper. From Freddie Gibbs to A$AP Rocky to Charli XCX, Brown's 2013 album, "Old," bolstered a bunch of improbable collaborations that showed just how emphatic Brown is about pushing the limits of the hip-hop genre. More
Dave Koz is the Ned Stark of smooth jazz saxophonists: he's skilled, respected, and cool as ice. Unlike Ned, however, Dave still has his head. Which made it possible for him to lay down a "smooth" version of the Game of Thrones theme. Dig it. More
I'm sure by now you all know that today marks the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's fateful death. While his music and lyrical prowess continue to pervade and influence music to this day, Nirvana's songs also stand as some of the most frequently covered tunes around. From the Godmother of punk and all that is cool, Patti Smith, to the laughable Muppets gang, artists of all genres have tried to recreate the multi-platinum grunge kings' unmatchable sound, some to absolutely no avail. As you pay tribute to the man whose personal anguish and songwriting helped transform '90s music, here's a short list of the good, the bad, and the worst (yes Miley, we're talking about you) Nirvana covers this side of the Internet.
Since last year's tragedies during the Boston Marathon, the spirited people of Boston have displayed an unparalleled and reinvigorated sense of solidarity and passion that now runs rampant through this iconic city. With the 118th marathon quickly approaching, local photographer and director, JJ Miller co-wrote and directed a short commercial dedicated to the great city of Boston and the unwavering people that inhabit it. More
Last night, Samuel L. Jackson showed off his slam poetry prowess with a ditty about the hit TGIF show "Boy Meets World" on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon." Of course, he totally killed it, which is appropriate, given that it is National Poetry Month. But Sam, you're not the only one who knows how to dig deep on the theme of '90s TV shows. As a matter of fact, here are some haikus to show just how passionate BDCwire is about classic television.
The four dudes that make up the local garage-rock outfit CreaturoS are no strangers to the Boston music circuit, having all played in a number of bands before joining forces for this one. Spawned out of the demise of the more psych-heavy band, Doomstar!, and a few other local acts, CreaturoS is an amalgamation of reverb-drenched riffs and heavy-hitting psychedelic explorations. They play fast. They play loud. And their tracks find strength in the jam-centric prowess of all (now four) guys playing together in the Boston music scene for quite some time now. More