Saturday, December 24, 2016


Join me tonight starting at 8pm with a two hour fill-in for The Show Show. Tracks from The Stone Roses, Satisfact, The KVB and more. Then stay tuned in until 11pm for Siouxsie, Jessica 93 and Frank (Just Frank).

Listen live or via the archives at 
88.1FM WMBR Cambridge

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Return of the Living Dead

Backpacks returns this week! Tune in for tracks from Severed Heads, Kiss the Anus of a Black Cat, APSE and more. I missed you, did you miss me?

Backpacks and Magazines airs live every Saturday night, 10-11pm on 88.1FM, WMBR Cambridge. Listen live or via the archives at

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Beep, Beep Richie.

Tune in tonight 10-11pm for a tolerable hour of music made just for you. Tracks from The Estranged, Human League, Moon Duo and more.

Listen live or via the archives at
88.1FM WMBR Cambridge

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Post-traumatic Thanksgiving Disorder

<3 We'll be sitting at the kid's table forever <3

Backpacks returns this week with more chorus-heavy guitars, synthesizers and bummer feelings. Time to party! Tune in for tracks from HTRK, Bethany Curve, Soft Kill, The Birthday Massacre and more. 10-11pm 88.1FM WMBR Cambridge

Listen live or via the archives at

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Wait, where did everybody go?

Fundraiser week is over and I'll admit I'm a little sad. We all had such a good time and I'm going to miss all the activity and DJs milling around the station at all hours of the night. Till next year! Thanks to everyone who pledged their support~

Tune in to Backpacks and Magazines tonight 10-11pm for tracks from Sally Dige, The Soft Moon, Wire Train and a ton more.
 Listen live or via the archives at

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Fundraiser Week~

It's fundraiser week at WMBR! Tune in tonight for tracks from Soft Kill, The Fixx, Clan of Xymox and much more while we beg for money to keep the station on the air. 100% volunteer run and completely free-form, WMBR relies on listener support from cool kids like you. Real radio is disappearing friends and we need it more than ever these days. xo

Backpacks and Magazines airs 10-11pm every Saturday night. All the way left of your dial 88.1FM WMBR Cambridge. Listen live or via the archives at

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Back to Business

Today I went to Urban Outfitters and it made me feel weird and old and very nostalgic. I definitely bought pants designed for the young artsy set and I saw many velvet chokers. No specials, no themes tonight, just a small collection of songs that have been running around my head lately. Tune in for picks from Jets to Brazil, Cursive, Mumrunner, Soviet Soviet and more. xo!

Listen live or via the archives at
88.1FM WMBR, Cambridge

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Cover Special

This week, Ian Poynter and I will be doing a special dedicated to our favorite cover songs. Tune in 10-11pm for an earful of familiar music with a twist!

88.1FM WMBR in Cambridge. Listen live or via the archives at

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Back to the Basement!

Is it Saturday again already? YES. I hope the best part of my week is a highlight of yours, as well. Join me tonight, 10-11pm on 88.1FM Listen live or via the archives <3

Featuring tracks from Flesh For Lulu, Bootblacks, White Cars, Tears for Fears and more. xo!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Bat Country

Tonight! First show of the new season and I'll be on for TWO  hours (11-midnight covering for Personal Collection). You give me two hours and things get weird. Featuring tracks from Covenant, Julian Cope, His Clancyness and a double dose of the latest new-but-old Dais release, Spahn Ranch.

See you tonight, 10-MIDNIGHT 88.1FM WMBR Cambridge
Listen live or via the archives at

Friday, October 7, 2016

Double Time!

Covering Personal Collection this week after Backpacks. I am hard at work putting together a double playlist this week. Things are getting weird, stay tuned!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Goodbye Summer Season

Last show of the summer season, but don't worry! Backpacks isn't going anywhere. I'll be with you 10-11pm every Saturday night though the Fall season, too. I'm excited for tonight's playlist! Join me for Thieves of Silence, Blouse, Zoo Zero, The Agnes Circle and more! Listen live or via the archives at

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Night Drive

That's right, I'm back in the basement tonight for another installment of Backpacks. Tune in to 88.1FM 10-11pm for tracks from Perturbator, Echo and the Bunnymen, Vaniish, Guerre Froide and more! Listen live or via the archives at

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Time is Ticking...

Finished this week's selections just under the wire. Now to just pull myself together and get out of here!

 Tune in for tracks from Kontravoid, Soft Kill, Cabaret Voltaire, Trisomie 21 and more. Listen live or via the archives at 88.1 FM WMBR in Cambridge

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Happy Friday!

Bonus round this week! Sort of... I will be filling in for Mully on Late Riser's Club on Friday, 10am - Noon

Tune in for some '77 punk classics, a little mod revival and even some early Bangles. This ain't no MANIC MONDAY, friends, it's FRIDAY!#@$U!! Listen live or via the archives at
88.1FM Cambridge

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Take Me To The Volcano

First week of the semester at MIT means that my job is crazy busy and by the weekend my brain has melted out of my ears. When, during your busiest moments, you find yourself fantasizing about "easier days" waiting on customers and slicing sandwich meats, then you know you have officially hit the wall and it's time for a break.

Yes, work has me feeling a little down this week but without it, I wouldn't get to be on the radio at WMBR. So for that, I'm eternally grateful because I love the hour I get to spend with you all every Saturday night. Enjoy tonight because it will be Monday soon enough...

Tune in for tracks from Doves, Beastmilk, The Cure, Zounds, Mortal Boy and more.
10-11pm 88.1FM Cambridge  Listen Live or via the archives at

Saturday, September 3, 2016

So Much More Room For Activities

Tonight I split The Show Show with resident WMBR DJ Keith Sawyer (88 Rewound and more). Keith is on at 8pm and I take over at 9pm.

Join us for 3+ hours the usual. My set will feature tracks from Butthole Surfers, Baltinore, Dorcel, Magazine, Youth Code and more.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Hoodies and Goodies

I was out in Allston last night and it was absolutely bonkers. Boston's Summer is officially over. Join me tonight for a candlelight vigil in honor of the season to come. Let's welcome Autumn home to us once again. <3

Tracks from Ariel Pink, a Str8line records set including Little Nemo and Ain Soph Aur, Death in Vegas, Heathered Pearls and more. 10-11pm on 88.1FM WMBR Cambridge

Listen live or via the archives at

Saturday, August 20, 2016

A Life By The Sea, Mr. Todd

Backpacks returns this week with another hour of music. It's Summer week here at WMBR and I already did my Dirty Surf Special back in June.

Anyways, I'm not even sure how to define this week's playlist. Tracks from David Bowie/NIN, Agent Side Grinder, S U R V I V E, Helium, Frank (Just Frank) and more.

Oh, and the song of the week? This absolute GEM from Thomas Dolby:

Tune in tonight 10-11pm at 88.1FM Cambridge. Listen live or via the archives at

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Double Trouble

Heather T. takes over the playlist and will guest host with me tonight on Backpacks! Expect Serge Gainsbourg, Satisfact, Miss Kitten, Jade TV and more. Tune in tonight 10-11pm to WMBR 88.1FM Cambridge <3

Listen Live or via the archives at 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Dumpster Pools, Moped Gangs and Pizza Trucks - Oh, you must be talking about Philadelphia!

I'm back from Philly which means Backpacks and Magazines will return to the airwaves tonight! This week's playlist features tracks from Forest Swords, Pesteg Dred, Wire, No Joy, The Spiritual Bat and more.

TONIGHT! 10-11pm on 88.1FM, Cambridge
Listen live or via the archives at

Saturday, July 23, 2016

It's A Heat Wave

I've been hiding inside all day making this sick playlist for tonight's Backpacks & Magazines. Tune in 10-11pm. Actually, tune in way before that because the whole WMBR Saturday line up is fantastic.
This week I'll be playing tracks from HTRK, The KVB, King Krule, Static Daydream and more.
Listen live or via the archives at

And if you're in the area, you can listen on your actual radio. Just tune it all the way left, 88.1FM Cambridge. 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Summer Vibes

It's high summer so I went with a playlist that makes me feel like putting on the shortest of denim cut-offs, grabbing some friends and hanging out in the backyard. Or sitting indoors and watching 80s comedies about summer camp.

Tune in tonight 10-11pm 88.1FM in Cambridge. Listen live or via the archives at

Friday, July 8, 2016

Extended Play

Like all good 80s movies, MaGoGo has trusted me with the keys to his house so the only appropriate thing to do is have a party, right?

This Saturday I will be filling in for The Show Show and the extended playlist is dedicated to the weekend, long may it live. Tune in 8-11pm for tracks from New Fast Automatic Daffodils, Leftfield, Underworld, Anoraak, College, The Charlatans, Stereo MC's, and more.  It will certainly not be boring, I just hope I can do The Show Show some justice.

Added bonus, I uncovered a long lost favorite from my high school days.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Technical Difficulties!!

Wow... technical difficulties. I had them tonight. Between my headphones not working, my background music up waaaay too loud, dead air, and that New Order record sounding like complete garbage... ugh  Anyways, apologies all around! Next week I'll bring my A game. And I better, too, since I'll be covering for the Show Show. Catch me next week 8-11pm, I promise not to broadcast such amateur radio.  >.< xo

Nobody has radio Walkmans anymore.

If you do have a radio walkman, I suggest taking a long stroll around the city, tonight around 10-11pm, while tuning in to Backpacks and Magazines, 88.1FM. Enjoy one of the last nights of dead quiet before people start piling in for the 4th of July fireworks and taking over all of your favorite spots. Porta-potties lining Memorial Drive... ugh.

Tune in this week for a dose of Ministry, The Foreign Resort, Mortal Boy, Lowlife and others.You won't be sorry! xo

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Now That We've Been Going Together A While...

I'm back for another date tonight. Pick you up at 10pm in my Porsche Majeure...
 You'll be home by 11pm, I promise. xo

Listen live or via the archives 88.1FM

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Dirty Surf Special!!

That's right, I did an all surf punk/60s nugget special tonight. Listen via the archives at
Atlantic Thrills, Dry Heeves, Oscar and the Majestics, Night Beats and even a mystery caller who requested Seven & Seven Is by LOVE. What was going on in the studio tonight? Just imagine it was like this:

Saturday, June 11, 2016

It Tastes Like Death But Looks Like Fun

I'm back up to my old, sad tricks. This week's show is totally worthy of the dark corner. Listen via the archives at

Next week I'll be bringing you my Dirty Surf Special in honor of summer time finally getting here and trying to find stylish black drapey clothes that don't smother you in the stupid heat. Grab a babe and your best cut offs for this one. Saturday July 18th 10-11pm on WMBR, Cambridge 88.1FM

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Mental Hopscotch

Have you ever come across an old favorite and have it stick in your mind all week? This week's playlist is full of those so get ready. Some of these picks are songs that I haven't thought of since they thrilled me the first time. You can count on The Von Bondies, The Faint, Magnetic Fields, The Rapture and more. See you tonight! 10-11pm WMBR, Cambridge. xoxo

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Saturday Night Jitters

Yes, I have them. So much.

Join me tonight for my first time ever on Saturday night AND my first time engineering my own show. Don't worry, Rick will be with me for support. I got that golden hour slot after The Show Show and right before Mellow Madness. The hour when you all will be at home teasing your hair and drinking Fernet and coffee shots in preparation for Heroes, or whatever else you kids get up to these days.

Highlights include Ex Models, The Fall, Circuit 7 and an old fave from Ministry!


Sunday, May 22, 2016

Backpacks is moving to SATURDAY NIGHT!

That's right! New season, new time. I'll be your co-pilot every Saturday night, 10-11pm, sandwiched in between The Show Show with MaGoGo and Mellow Madness, helping you get your Saturday night sorted.

88.1FM, WMBR Cambridge. Listen live or via the archives at

Saturday, April 30, 2016

What if you just didn't get out of bed and stayed under the covers listening to this sweet hour of music with me.

Mowed the lawn this weekend AND made a killer playlist for this week's show. We'll be traveling to Instanbul, France, Germany, DC, London and even Connecticut for the coldest doom and gloom you've ever heard. It's like when you wake up and your blanket shifted in the night, exposing your fragile feet to the chilly morning air. The only sweet relief is placing said icy cold toes on your warm lover. Or pet.

Monday, 5/2/16 - 7-8am
Listen live or via the archives at 88.1FM, Cambridge

Sunday, April 10, 2016

I finished my homework early.

I felt particularly inspired and got the playlist done a week ahead of time. This upcoming show will somehow take you from Dead Can Dance to UNKLE all the way into some 90s post-hardcore emo. It's Marathon Monday and I'm banking on two things:
  1. It's a holiday and you're all still in bed and asleep at 7am.
  2. Someone will forget to turn their alarm off the night before and will wake up to the song at my half-hour mark...        

Monday, April 4, 2016

Dear Crom,

This week I figured out how to play background music to cover up how nervous I am on mic. A+ Highlights from today's show include an epic intro from Conan the Destroyer, a song based on Stephen King's The Stand and a couple of Rick Picks that were quite excellent. Happy Mondays. Backpacks 4-4-16

See you next time! XO

Friday, March 18, 2016

The Dead Cold Heart of March

Forecast is calling for a winter storm just as it started to feel like spring. Boston, you are a cruel and wretched town. Let's hold hands and stare glumly out the window together this Monday, March 21st 7am-8am. 
WMBR 88.1FM Cambridge

 xo :(

Monday, March 7, 2016

Archives are up!

If you missed today's show because, you know, 7am... you can listen here! The archives appear to be working once again: backpacks and magazines 3-7-16. This week went well behind the scenes as I'm starting to get comfortable with the board. I'm noticing that you need to be an 8-armed monster to manage vinyl and it doesn't sound all that great over the air. Let me know if you disagree. I think that Chameleons "Script of the Bridge" has a major Velveteen Rabbit thing going on. There was even a sticker that said "GREAT ALBUM, NEVER PURGE" on it. I couldn't agree with you more, anonymous WMBR DJ from 1983.

Anyways, see you all again in two weeks - March 21st.   xo!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Safety Not Guaranteed!

The next installment of Backpacks happens Monday, March 7th from 7-8am! It's going to get a little moody tomorrow, so prepare yourselves. Listen for some Tracy and the Plastics (remember that show at Spontaneous Celebrations in 00' when the floor was going to cave in?), The Sound, some Fad Gadget for Sami and a mini Dais set of current faves.


Monday, February 22, 2016

I didn't die and nothing exploded.

A bit of a shaky start but I think it turned out all right. Here's to learning new things and sweating the small stuff. Listen here: Backpacks 2-22-16
See you again in 2 weeks, March 7th!


Saturday, February 20, 2016

Absolute Beginners

First show this Monday, 2/22!

Featuring a mod-revival set with Long Tall Shorty, the mumbly greatness of Mark E. Smith and The Fall, a couple of fuzzy bands that are new to me but probably not new for you and even a newish track from the Charlatans that actually sounds like an old favorite. Like I did a double-take on the release year. Really!  

Cross your fingers that I don't explode the studio or say any naughty words on the air.