• Gear Up: Om/One Levitating Speaker

    Name: Om/One Levitating Speaker
    What Does It Do: A Bluetooth connected conversation piece – that gives great sound!
    How Much: $180
    Fun Fact: This totally looks like something out of “Star Wars,” right? Read More
  • Stuff You Should Know - 8/29/14

    President Clinton comes to New Haven next week, plus we say goodbye to 860 area codes, ZZ Top, Bruce Springsteen, Weezer, Jack “The Snake” Roberts, and filming for “Star Wars Episode VII” is back on! All that and more in today’s Stuff You Should Know! Read More
  • This Day in Music History: August 29th

    2006: Sam Moore (formerly of soul icons Sam & Dave) releases the album Overnight Sensational, with guest appearances by Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Steve Winwood, Mariah Carey, Vince Gill, Jon Bon Jovi, Paul Rodgers (from Free and Bad Company), Billy Preston and others.

     

    1990: Elton John checks into a rehab center in Chicago for bulimia, drinking and drug abuse.

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  • Beer Mug: Pilsner Urquell

    Name: Pilsner Urquell
    Brewery: Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s. Czech Republic
    Location: Czech Republic
    Taste: While most lagers give away most of their taste profile in the front of the mouth, Pilsner Urquell only hints at its flavour there. Instead, it develops you in the middle, followed by a refreshing, clean finish and balanced aftertaste, practically inviting you to have another.
    What makes it special? Tastes great in a can too! Most beer plebeians don't realize that Pilsner Urquell is a completely different beer in the can than it is in the glass. It's actually quite good in the can and tastes just like a real pils should.  Read More
  • Gear Up: Spray Paint Dry Erase Marker

    Name: Spray Paint Dry Erase Marker
    What Does It Do: No longer are we limited to just markers!
    How Much: $10
    Fun Fact: I really just want to spray this on office walls to freak people out! Read More
  • Stuff You Should Know - 8/28/14

    The first gubernatorial debate, the NHL expansion won’t include Hartford, Labor Day gas prices, the Martin Scorsese Ramones movie, Tony Soprano, and an infamous athlete is joining “Survivor” – all that and more in today’s Stuff You Should Know! Read More
  • This Day in Music History: August 28th

    2006: Bruce Springsteen posts a note on his website refuting rumors that he and his wife, Patti Scialfa, have split up. Springsteen writes, "Patti and I have been together for 18 years -- the best 18 years of my life. We have built a beautiful family we love and want to protect and our commitment to one another remains as strong as the day we were married."

     

    2005: The 2005 MTV Video Music Awards take place in Miami despite the threat of Hurricane Katrina. Lead nominees Green Day take home the night's most Moonmen, winning seven overall -- "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" takes six, including Video of the Year, Best Group Video and Best Rock Video. "American Idiot" wins Viewer's Choice. The Killers grab the Best New Artist Award, and Gorillaz win two.

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  • Beer Mug: Ten Fidy

    Name: Ten Fidy
    Brewery: Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
    Location: Lyons, Colorado
    Taste: This titanic, immensely viscous stout is loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee and hides a hefty 98 IBUs underneath the smooth blanket of malt. Ten FIDY (10.5% ABV) is made with enormous amounts of two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops.
    What make it special? Ten FIDY is the ultimate celebration of dark malts and boundary-stretching beer.  Read More
  • Gear Up: Aquarium Night Stand Table

    Name: Aquarium Night Stand Table
    What Does It Do: Show off your water-bound friends in a new way!
    How Much: $599.95
    Fun Fact: This is cool…but you can’t see it if you’re lying in bed though, right? Read More
  • Pet Pals: Cora

    Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers and Canine Company

    Name: Cora
    Breed: English bulldog mix
    Age: 8 year old spayed female
    Bio: I would love to live with kids of any age. I can live in any size home, apartments will be considered. I have not had a great deal of experience with other pets but am willing to consider sharing my home with others who like older dogs. I will need a brush up on my housetraining manners which I’m sure will go beautifully once I settle into a routine. I’m a great dog with tons of potential. You won’t be disappointed if you take me home. Read More
  • Stuff You Should Know - 8/27/14

    The store in New London that had melting merchandise, a return of both “Vacation” and “Full House,” Neil Young, plus a retiring soccer star will have his final game Hartford – all that and much more in today’s Stuff You Should Know! Read More
  • This Day in Music History: August 27th

    2006: The Black Crowes announce that keyboardist Ed Harsch has left the band.

     

    1996: Pearl Jam release their fourth album, No Code.

     

    1995: Neil Young headlines England's Reading Festival with Pearl Jam as his backing band.

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  • Today's Classic: Steve Miller Band "Rock'n Me"

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    "Rock'n Me" was Steve Miller Band's second #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after it's release off the 1976 Fly Like an Eagle album.  Read More
  • Gear Up: Battery Powered Lawn Mower

    Name: Battery Powered Lawn Mower
    What Does It Do: Runs up to 70 minutes on a full charge
    How Much: $369.99
    Fun Fact: Now you can mow at 6am without bothering your neighbors! Read More
  • Pet Pals: Lucy

    Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers and Canine Company

    Name: Lucy
    Breed: Domestic Short Hair Cat
    Age: 2 year old altered male
    Bio: Hi! My name is Sparrow and I can't wait to meet you! I promise you that I am a bundle of fun and I am guaranteed to make you smile with my playfulness! I really enjoy when I get to run around with my friends, play fetch, and chew on my toys! I can never get enough toys! Then, when I get tired I love to lay down and splash around in the kiddie pool. Read More
  • Stuff You Should Know - 8/26/14

    A New Haven landmark is no more, Emmy recaps, pumpkin beverages are back today, and everyone panic because someone saw a great white in Massachusetts! All that and more in today’s Stuff You Should Know! Read More
  • This Day in Music History: August 26th

    2008: Pink Floyd receive the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm, Sweden. Singer-bassist Roger Waters and drummer Nick Mason are on hand to accept the honor.

     

    2007: The Rolling Stones wrap up their two-year Bigger Bang tour in London.

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  • Today's Classic: Heart "Magic Man"

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    Heart's single "Magic Man" was released off their 1976 album Dreamboat Annie. The song was written by Ann and Nancy Wilson about a young girl seduced by an older man. Ann Wilson revealed the "Magic Man" was her then boyfriend, band manager Michael Fisher, and part of the song was an autobiographical tale of the beginnings of their relationship. Read More
  • Watch the 102.9 DRC Wedding with Kevin & Ana

    Kevin and Ana, winners of the 102.9 DRC Wedding, were married August 15th at The Bond Ballroom. The lucky couple won an all-inclusive wedding with engagement and wedding rings provided by Anderson Jewelers, flowers from Kim’s Flower Shop, dancing lessons from Fred Astaire Dance Studio, tuxedos from J.T. Ghamo, custom wedding cake from Kim’s Cottage Confections, make-up services from Academy Di Capelli, hair services from Contours Spa and Wellness and bridesmaids dresses provided by Mariella Creations of Rocky Hill. Entertainment by Shaded Soul. Read More
  • Gear Up: Hanx Writer

    Name: Hanx Writer
    What Does It Do: Created by Tom Hanks (seriously), it simulates a typewriter on your iPad
    How Much: $FREE
    Fun Fact: So we went from typewriters to desktops to laptops to tablets…all to go back to typewriters again Read More
  • Ticket Time: Tickets to Kevin James

    Listen all this week for Ticket Time at 10:45a, 2:45p and 5:45p for your shot at tickets to Kevin James at Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday, September 13th at 8p. Read More
  • Dancing with Our Heroes Fundraiser Gala

    Saturday, September 13th at Connecticut Convention Center

    Join the 102.9 DRC New Balance Pavement Patrol at the Dancing with Our Heroes 2014 Fundraiser Gala Saturday, September 13th at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.  Read More
  • Pet Pals: Sparrow

    Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers

    Name: Sparrow
    Breed: Pitbull Mix
    Age: 2 year old altered male
    Bio: Hi! My name is Sparrow and I can't wait to meet you! I promise you that I am a bundle of fun and I am guaranteed to make you smile with my playfulness! I really enjoy when I get to run around with my friends, play fetch, and chew on my toys! I can never get enough toys! Then, when I get tired I love to lay down and splash around in the kiddie pool. Read More
  • Stuff You Should Know - 8/25/14

    A surprise Saturday night in Hartford at the Oddball Comedy Fest, the Emmys are tonight, the perfect “Simpsons” ending, no one went to “Sin City,” Superman, “Schoolhouse Rock,” plus it’s back to school! All that and much, much more in today’s Stuff You Should Know! Read More
  • 102.9 DRC Hartford 150

    Driven by Gallagher Buick GMC

    Listen starting Friday at noon, and all Labor Day Weekend, as we countdown the 150 best songs of all time. All your favorite gems all weekend long. The perfect soundtrack to your BBQs, your parties and final weekend of summer. Read More
  • Today's Classic: AC/DC "You Shook Me All Night Long"

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    "You Shook Me All Night Long" is one of AC/DC's signature songs from their most successful album, Back in Black. It's also the first single to feature Brian Johnson as the band's lead singer. The song became one of the band's Top 40 singles in the US, reaching #35 on the Hot 100 pop singles chart in 1980. Read More
  • Beer Mug: Rampage

    Name: Rampage
    Brewery: Black Diamond Brewing Co.
    Location: Concord, California
    Taste: We didn’t want this to be Jagged Edge on steroids. Thus rather than using the same hop combination, we chose more fruit forward hops to balance out the alcohol in the beer. The medium crystal malt adds a very subtle color and sweetness.  Nugget and Millenium hops are used to bitter. Citra is a new variety to the market that has some similar properties to Simcoe but a more pleasant fruitiness; pineapple/mango aromas mixed in with pine and cat's pee. Centennial brings candied orange and Amarillo adds big grapefruit.  The liquid in the fermenter is dry-hopped three times- each dry hop equal in weight to the dry hop of Jagged Edge. This multi-stage dry hopping is meant to layer the different hop aromas.
    What makes it special?  The beer is fermented cool to suppress fusel alcohol development, and dextrose is added to allow it to attenuate out highly, leaving very little residual sugar. The idea was to avoid that syrupy "gumsmacker" effect that’s sometimes found in Imperial IPAs. Other than barrel aged beers, this is by far our most labor intensive and expensive beer to make. Rampage fans are legion and we believe they deserve nothing less than the very best we can give them. Read More
  • Gear Up: Polaroid Cube

    Name: Polaroid Cube
    What Does It Do: HD, waterproof, shockproof, mountable – and about a quarter the size of GoPro
    How Much: $TBD
    Fun Fact: Who knew Polaroid was still around? Read More
  • Pet Pals: Simon

    Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers

    Name: Simon
    Breed: Domestic Short Hair Cat
    Age: 2 year old altered male
    BioSimon is the type of cat that prefers older kids in the home. While he is a very people oriented cat, he does not have the patience for young children and toddlers. He is very social with other cats and would be delighted to share with another feline. He would prefer a dog free home as he’s not a fan of canine antics. If you’re looking for a handsome, quiet cat then Simon is the one for you. Read More
  • This Day in Music History: August 22nd

    1992: One day shy of a year after its release, Pearl Jam's Ten peaks at number-two in Billboard.

     

    1987: Bruce Springsteen hops onstage at a Levon Helm show at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey. They do The Band's "Up on Cripple Creek" and Little Richard's "Lucille."

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