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Friday, July 10, 2009

I'm Tired, Dirty and Need A Shower But...


Hey everyone part of the WTMD crew has traveled to beautiful Masontown, West Virginia for the Annual All Good Music and Arts Festival. The weekend promises sets from jam band favorites like Yonder Mountain String Band, Umphrey's McGee, STS9, Tea Leaf Green, Dark Star Orchestra, and Bob Weir & Ratdog.  

Last night we started off with a mix of great music from Keller Williams who played an amazing version of "Freaker by the Speaker" as well as covers of "Barracuda" and the King of Pop's "Rock With You". Later on around 3am Lotus took the stage for a set that kept the fans moving all the way to the break of dawn, literally. 

Today's bands have included one of my new favorites Hill Country Review, Jackie Greene, and New Orleans' own Galactic has just finished up as I type. We're still looking forward to Robert Randolph and the Family Band, who are headed our way to Baltimore very soon for Artscape, Les Claypool and moe.

But keep checking in because i'll be updating you on sets from Baltimore's own, Lake Trout and The Bridge as well as the other sights and sounds. And for all of the fans of "Stuck In The Jam with Bug" he's been getting some great exclusive backstage content like a live acoustic set from Keller Williams. 

Depeche Mode on World Cafe

Here is Johnny Cash UNCOVERING Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
Catch Depeche ModeJuly 28th @ Nissan Pavilion

Stream The New Wye Oak

CD is out July 21st and the CD Release party is on July 21st at the Ottobar

Stream the new CD HERE

Stream The New Dead Weather

Stream the new album from The Dead Weather featuring Jack White.
Make sure you check them Live at the 930 Club, July 13th and 14th.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Mix Tape Thursday, 7/9/09

WTMD listeners take over the airwaves with three-to-five song sets on Thursday.

7 a.m. Sarah Johnson

These are songs that I'd like to learn to play on the guitar. Listening to them has inspired me to take guitar lessons and I hope that one day I'll be able to play them all.

* "Long Ride Home," by Patty Griffin
* "Never Going Back Again," by Fleetwood Mac
* "Don't Think Twice It's Alright," by Bob Dylan

9 a.m. Tristan Horrom

These songs are from an indie-ish leaning mix I made a little while ago. I was looking for catchy songs that go well together; I believe transitions are very important for a good mix tape. I really enjoy this sequence of songs.

* "It's Only Divine Right," by New Pornographers
* "Steady As She Goes," by The Raconteurs
* "July, July!" by The Decemberists
* "I Turn My Camera On," by Spoon
* "Kissing the Lipless," by The Shins

11 a.m. Josh Fink

* "No Depression," by Uncle Tupelo
A great upbeat yet depressing song to start your day with!

* "California Stars," by Wilco
For a bit of dreamy wandering.

* "Touch Me I'm Going To Scream, Part 2," by My Morning Jacket
Puts some rhythmic sex into your brain.

* "The W.A.N.D.," by The Flaming Lips
Wayne Coyne rocks!

* "You and I," by Wilco (w/ Feist)
A pretty and mature look at a relationship that many can relate to.

1 p.m. Jeff Bucklew

All of these bands represent not only the "now" but also where popular music is, thankfully, going. While all of these bands, like their predecessors, borrow from the past, this wave of artists has, in my opinion, brought the freshest, newest sensibility to modern music since Nirvana.

They represent the next Golden Age of Music.

* "Halfway Home," by TV on the Radio
* "Weekend Wars," by MGMT
* "It Don't Move Me," by Peter, Bjorn & John
* "Dragon Queen," by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

5 p.m. Laura Abel

With all the buzz about new super-group The Dead Weather, I wanted to pay homage to Jack White. He is remarkably talented; both a creative genius, and a musical chameleon. As a tribute to White's quirky style, here is the Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and... Something Blue playlist.

* "Old Enough," by The Raconteurs
* "Hang You From the Heavens," by The Dead Weather
* "Seven Nation Army," by Nostalgia 77
* "Blue Orchid," by The White Stripes

7 p.m. Alex Horrom

It's hard to believe it's July already. Here's a mix of some fun songs for the middle of summer.

* "July, July!," by The Decemberists
* "Einstein on the Beach," by Counting Crows
* "Constructive Summer," by The Hold Steady
* "On the Radio," by Regina Spektor
* "Nikorette," by Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band

Relentlessly Amazing

Ben Harper has always been a favorite of mine since I saw him opening for the Dave Matthews Band in the summer of 2000. I'm always excited when I hear that he's putting out a new album and this year is no exception to that statement. When the full album with his new band Relentless 7, White Lies For Lies For Dark Times slid across my desk I was elated. On first listen I decided it would be a featured CD of the Week here at the station and with tracks like "Number With No Name", "Shimmer & Shine", and "Fly One Time" there was no way around it.

I stayed up late to see every performance by the group on the late-night TV circuit and even passed up Nine Inch Nails' performance at Bonnaroo to see R7's show at The Other Tent. All I can say is that it was one of the most powerful performances I got to see at the festival and I had chills for the entire set. They even tackled a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Good Times, Bad Times" which left my face thoroughly melted.

Needless to say the band's set at the All Good Music & Arts Festival this weekend in Masontown, West Virginia, is one I have been looking forward to for a while.