Monday, May 10, 2010

Two former WZBC DJs and Program Directors from the 80's will be spinning at River Gods this Saturday, May 15th.  The featured DJs will be Peter Connolly and Andrew Herman.  Many other WZBC DJs from the 80's and early 90's will also be in attendance.  Peter and Andrew DO NOT plan to play oldies sets featuring nothing but ZBC hits from the 80's - they plan to play music that they like including some old music and some new music.  (But we might spin some 80's ZBC hits between their sets since both of them want to spend more time with old friends than up in the booth.)

The night is open to the public like any other night at River Gods.  No cover.  DJs start at 9.  Kitchen closes at 10.  Bar closes at 1.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Total Fail, Julian: Post by Sam!

Julian and I shot this film, albeit the not so outstanding audio, on a decently cold evening in March. Mobley, hailing all the way from Austin, Texas, were awesome enough to give ZBC an entire evening of their time so we could film them in their natural environment!

Check out Mobley at and make sure you get to see them live next time they are in the area... sources say maybe in the fall. And just so you know what you're getting into- these guys are packin' their live set complete with multiple tvs ON stage, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful LED lights and more that is all synced to their performance. 

Bottom line: you can dance your heart out when you aren't mesmerized by what their doing on stage!
We're giving their creativity an A+

If you like it, let us know- there ARE more videos to come!


DJs Julian and Sam

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Review: Greg Hawkes @ The Magic Room Gallery

Progressive psychedelic and experimental aren’t words usually associated with ukulele songs, but Greg Hawkes’ gig at the Magic Room Gallery on Saturday night was exactly that. Hawkes was greeted by an enthusiastic crowd who lapped up the eclectic set that included renditions of songs by The Cars, mesmerizing synthpop numbers and tunes from his latest CD ‘The Beatles Uke.’ Hawkes also performed some experimental poetry with opening act Casey Desmond, to the crowd’s delight, before being joined on stage by two fellow ukulele players and launching into covers of his favorite Beatles classics. Ever the professional, Greg gave a spirited performance that was sure to please all in attendance.

Stay tuned for more WZBC sponsored gigs!

-- Alice

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Interview With Greg Hawkes

WZBC's very own Gavin Frome of Mass Ave and Beyond (WZBC Fridays from 5-7PM) had the pleasure of interviewing Greg Hawkes of the Cars. Check out the interview by clicking here and scrolling down to Mass Ave and Beyond under "Friday April 2nd 2010." The interview starts at 3:55.

Friday, April 2, 2010

WZBC Sponsors GREG HAWKES Tomorrow Night April 3rd @ The Magic Room Gallery

Greg Hawkes will be performing with Casey Desmond at The Magic Room Gallery TOMORROW NIGHT!

Greg Hawkes, the famed keyboardist and co-founder of the Cars, is a large part of the Boston "experimental music" scene... specifically, the "experimental ukulele" scene. After collaborating with longtime friend Perry Geyer, Hawkes put out an album of 15 Beatles songs covered on... you guessed it... the ukulele. His album, "The Beatles Uke" was released on Solid Air Records in 2008. For more information about Hawkes' work and recordings, click here.

Check out his timeless cover of Eleanor Rigby and COME SEE HIM LIVE TOMORROW NIGHT!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Announcing: WZBC Spring Show 2010


Maps & Atlases
Drink Up Buttercup
Magic Man

April 14th at Great Scott
Tickets: $10
7PM Door


Check out these cool videos of Maps & Atlases and Drink Up Buttercup:

Maps & Atlases - Ted Zancha (Live @ AEMMP Records Industry Night 2009) from The Belmont Sessions on Vimeo.

Drink Up Buttercup // Seasickness Pills from Drink Up Buttercup on Vimeo.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Flyweight - 2009 Retrospective

This Thursday (New Years Eve) Flyweight reviews all of this year's releases. Based on an intricate playlist algorithm, we have scientifically selected the 25 most played new artists of 2009. This wont be a top-to-bottom countdown- we dont believe in hierarchy. We just want to celebrate the amazing music released this past year.

2009 featured artists from Boston, Scotland, LA, Australia, SF, Sweden, Brooklyn, Peru, Philadelphia, Atlanta, London, Minneapolis, Singapore, and Denmark.

Tune in this Thursday, 12/31/2009 from 5:00-7:00 PM on WZBC 90.3 FM in Boston or online at