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Friday, January 16, 2009

Pittsburgh: Meet Tracy Turnblad!

They'll meet her and many other Baltimore characters Monday at 1pm, as I broacast on WYEP, an excellent public radio music station in Pittsburgh following the Ravens victory over The Steelers.

If this proves to be more than wishful thinking, I'll spin their audience a little taste of Baltimore!

Like, perhaps, this (I think Tracy is wearing purple)

Alright, per the friendly station to station wager, IF, somehow Ray Lewis, Joe Flacco, LeRon McLain et. al, get lost on the way to Heinz Field and we have to forfiet the game, Mike Sauter, WYEP's midday host, will be on WTMD's air to rub it in Monday at 1pm.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

June Star performs "Slightly Damaged" Live at the 8 x 10

Alt-country band June Star performs "Slightly Damage" during a recent Baltimore Unsigned live taping at the 8 x 10 for WTMD (http://www.wtmd.org). The song is featured on the band's 2009 release "Honor, Love, and Negotiate."

June Star perform "Highway" Live at the 8 x 10

Alt-country band June Star performed "Highway" during a recent Baltimore Unsigned live taping at the 8 x 10 for WTMD (http://www.wtmd.org). The song is featured on the band's 2009 release "Honor, Love, Negotiate."

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Stars Bar-Rock DC

If you want to find out where you can hang out with Jessica Alba and Citizen Cope or Sting and Denzel Washington this weekend and early next week, just click on this highlighted link.

The forecast calls for painfully cold weather down at the National Mall on Sunday (at around 2pm), when Bruce Springsteen, U2, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Wonder and more take the stage in front of the Lincoln Memorial for a 90 minute concert. It's free and open to the public.

Word is, each artist will perform a song each, but keep an eye out for some collaborations.

If you miss that, you can still catch Elvis Costello and Michael Franti (which is cool, because, much to his regret, he was in Canada and NOT Chicago the night Obama was elected- his plane did make a stop in Chi-Town), and more around town, during a star-studded week of history!

Hopefully, Sunday at The Mall will look something like this:

Monday, January 12, 2009

Jenny Lindfors: Shamrock Sublime

While we're on the subject of our new CD of the Week from the Guggenheim Grotto, I wanted to share more of that gorgeous female voice that comes in three quarters of the way through "Fee Da Da Dee."

Her name is Jenny Lindfors, and like Mick and Kevin, she comes from the talented ranks of folk-oriented musicians out of Dublin, who often-times perform in front of each other at clubs like the one in the video.

So, if you think Glen and Marketa, Damien and Lisa, heck even Rodrigo and Gabriella, make Dublin a romantic corner of the world when it comes to beautiful harmonies, instrumental prowess and heartfelt songs, add Jenny's 70's Southern California vibe to the list.


Check out this live version "Timewarp," which appears on Jenny Lindfors recent album, When the Night Time Comes.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Guggenehim Grotto: Melodic Haunting

The duo from the same Dublin scene that spawned Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan return with their second record, and WTMD's new CD of the Week, Happy the Man.

It's melancholy and relationship wit dressed up in a sunny, New Romantic keyboard bounce- not the kind of concoction you'd expect.

Mick Lynch and Kevin May first got my attention around three years ago with the song "Told You So."

Take a look at The Guggenheim Grotto's imaginative animated video for "Her Beautiful Ideas." How long do you think it took to make it?