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Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Nighthawks Take Over the Roadhouse

This week John Mathews opens the TMD Roadhouse from 7 to 10 p.m. for a special edition featuring a live performance and interview with the legendary blues and roots rock band The Nighthawks.

The Washington, D.C.-based group embodies the smoky blues, deep-fried rock and 2 x 4 twang that you've come to expect from the Roadhouse. The Nighthawks have been a staple of the area music scene since 1972, 
performing--and sharing the stage--with almost every major blues musician of the modern age. 

John welcomes The Nighthawks for an 
extended during the 8 o'clock hour. Their new album Last Train to Bluesville features blues standards, and the band is planning to record a new batch of originals in the near future.

The Nighthawks play the Labor Day Dance Party at the Creative Alliance at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 4th.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs Countdown

For more than four decades, The Beatles' songbook has influenced popular culture, inspiring generations, enduring transitions from LP to CD to mp3, and sparking countless debates among fans.

Last week
Rolling Stone magazine published their take on the 100 Greatest Songs by The Beatles. The list has generated some controversy, including their #1 choice. One way to decide if the list is on target is to hear it in its entirety. 

Tune in all day Friday, September 3rd, as we count down the 
100 Greatest Beatles Songs, as selected by Rolling Stone. And join the conversation about The Beatles countdown on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Please Note:
Due to FCC regulations, we will not be able to stream this special programming online. From 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, our web stream will feature HD-2: The Baltimore Channel.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Mike McFadden Goes It Alone on Baltimore Unsigned

When Mike McFadden returned to the studio after a three-year hiatus, he had a ton of new songs and a DIY work ethic. 

"I didn't have the time or resources to gather a bunch of people, so I took it upon myself," he says. "I played banjo, bass, guitar, and sang. Paul Rubio played drums, and we cranked out 15 songs. If this EP does well, I can come back in six months and put out more."

Tune in to Baltimore Unsigned at 8 p.m. Tuesday as Mike previews songs from his self-titled album during a special show recorded at the Bunker Recording Studio.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

CD of the Week: Feed My Soul

During the past three decades, The Holmes Brothers have developed a distinctive sound that incorporates uplifting three-part harmonies with elements of funk, blues, gospel, rock and roll, and country. 

Longtime friend and collaborator Joan Osborne, produced the band's tenth studio album, Feed My Soul (Alligator Records). It showcases a rejuvenated group performing in the wake of guitarist Wendell Holmes'  successful battle with bladder cancer and making some of the best music of the band's storied career. 
Highlights include a joyful take on The Beatles' "I'll Be Back" and "Dark Cloud."

The Holmes Brothers perform at WTMD's First Thursday Concert at 5:30 p.m. September 2nd in West Mount Vernon Park.