Every Tuesday around 4, Perry Eaton from BDCwire joins me for a chat revolving around the week’s new releases. Today we shouted “LOS CAMPESINOS!” from the rooftops, then previewed new music from a pair of beloved New England acts.
Here’s a little behind-the-scenes music industry process: When a band puts out a new album, the record company works with a publicist to draft a press release which will accompany review copies sent out to all critics. This press release, while purporting to be an innocuous, plain statement of the facts, is actually a carefully crafted document embedded with subtle talking points that the record company hopes will influence each and every statement made about the band and their new album by members of the press. More
As I said to Kevin Paul Dupont: if the Bruins could play two-thirds of their games the way they played against the San Jose Sharks last night, I’d be a happy hockey fan. The Bruins shined in last night’s Garden game for sure–with LW Milan Lucic shining the brightest. But there’s also something missing. Kevin and I discuss. More
Award-winning Harvest pasty chef Brian Mercury stopped by this week’s edition of Henry in the Grub to talk about Overkill 2014. It’s 12 chefs, 12 courses, 3 bartenders and 1 cause: Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, which focuses on ending childhood hunger by connecting kids to the healthy food they need, every day. More
Perhaps because she’s promoting her new album “Nostalgia,” or perhaps because she’s almost 60 and says whatever she damn well pleases, Scottish singer Annie Lennox went in on Queen Bey’s feminist credentials in two separate interviews in the last month. In the first, with PrideSource, she called Beyonce “feminst lite,” and in an interview yesterday with NPR, she clarified that “twerking is not feminism.” More
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.
Everybody’s talking about the new season of Top Chef, which, as you’ve probably heard, is set in New England. We had Chef Chef Dante de Magistris of Dante in studio this morning to talk Top Chef and food and to eat pumpkin ravioli. Well, he made the pumpkin ravioli. We ate it. And it was delicious. More