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Friday, January 8, 2010

Mark The King's 75th in DC

We can only imagine what The King would look like, would sound like if he were alive today on this, his 75th birthday.

Would he play the Super Bowl halftime show in February? Would he and Paul McCartney do a Face 2 Face tour of their own (with guitars instead of pianos)?

One thing that IS possible, though, is to head down to the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery from now through August and catch, “One Life: Echoes of Elvis."

The one-room exhibit (chich opens today) is devoted to the evolution and influence of Presley’s image after his death and features portraits, images from Graceland and tons of Elvis memorabilia.

Long live The King!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

From Americana to Electronica: Lissie

Lissie Maurus hails from Rock Island, Illinois and makes rustic, yet soulful Americana music on her debut cd, Why You Runnin, which was produced by Band of Horses bass player Bill Reynolds.

She plays the 930 Club tonight (1/7/10) with City and Colour.

But, her first taste of noteriety came from her guest vocals and video appearance on "Why You Runnin' " by electro-house DJ, Morgan Page.

Check it.

Dave Matthews Band's Joy

...of making music is gloriously shared in this video for You & Me with some friends.

I also think Leroi's spirit is summoned and that, maybe, just maybe, the lyrics are imagined from his point of view, singing to a loved one.

One of Dave Matthews Band most moving tracks. Just enjoy!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

WTMD's Senator Theatre Proposal Video

Here is the video we played at the public meeting at the Senator Theatre. It details the history of this beloved landmark, reactions from residents, listeners and business people to our proposal, and what you might hear on the WTMD airwaves to tell folks about whats happening at the Senator. 

We welcome your comments and questions and hope to see you .....At the Senator.

Rock on, baby.

At WTMD, we really enjoy music. Babies are cool, too. When the two come together, as they did for our TMD 5,000 Fund Drive with our youngest member Chloe, we tend to giggle around the office and click Replay numerous times.

Here, this youngster takes a break from nap time for some fist-pumping, head-bashing, rocking-out. Enjoy.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Baltimore Unsigned's Top 30 of 2009

Once again, Baltimore musicians had a great year of releases. With a handful of bands getting signed to major labels this year, including Beach House, Double Dagger and most recently, J. Roddy Walston & the Business, Charm City is further establishing itself as the next big scene in the country for music.

1. Vandaveer – “Divide & Conquer”
2. Tommy Tucker – “Keep Good Time”
3. Wye Oak “Dance My Pain Away”
4. Beach House – “Norway”
5. The Oranges Band – “Ottobar After Hours”
6. Middle Distance Runner – “The Unbeliever”
7. Double Dagger – “No Allies”
8. The Everlove – “You’re the Sun”
9. Title Tracks – “Every Little Bit Hurts”
10. Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddies – “Church on Saturday Night”
11. Justin Jones And The Driving Rain – “California”
12. Sticky Mulligan – “Recipe”
13. Nelly’s Echo – “Young Man”
14. Young Sir Jim – “Stick Shift”
15. Laura Brino – “The Biggest Meteor I've Ever Seen”
16. ellen cherry – “1864: A Civil War Bride”
17. Caleb Stine – “Comes From the West”
18. Ms. Sara and the Help – “Try”
19. Jason Dove – “Big Red Truck”
20. Dan Deacon – “Get Older”
21. Jagged Hearts – “Merlequin”
22. The Seldon Plan – “Lost and Found and Lost”
23. Paul Masson “My Girl Baltimore”
24. Can’t Hang – “Strangers at Your Funeral”
25. DNA – “Take Your Time”
26. Jah Works – “Twisted”
27. Shook – “Feel Alright”
28. Earthtone – “Old Manhattan”
29. John Mancini Band – “Don’t Go Easy”
30. SoulStice --- “Bird’s Eye View”