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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Weekend on the Radio Recap: Yellow Brick Road Edition

This week, the Senator isn't in Kansas anymore, The spirit of Zelda Fitzgerald dances through Hopkins, and a member of Fishbone celebrates their illustrious history (don't tell Michelle Bachmann).





All Weekend Long:









Thursday 12/15:







Friday, 12/16:







  • Oy Vey in a Manger, Creative Alliance, 7:30 and 10 p.m.



  • Everyday Sunshine: A Film About Fishbone hosted by Angelo Moore, The Charles, midnight



Saturday, 12/17:



  • Body Politik, H&H Building, 8 p.m.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Weekend on the Radio Recap: Gravy Fries Edition

This week, Santa takes a trolley, some sugar plumb faries dance, and a beloved film celebrates it's 30th anniversary. Just remember ladies, keep the rock n' roll in with the rock n' roll, and the R&B in with the R&B.

All Weekend Long:





Thursday, 12/8:





Friday, 12/9:





  • Charles Street Friday Market, Lanvale Street, 3 to 8 p.m.


  • Victoria Vox and ellen cherry, Creative Alliance, 8 p.m.


  • Holiday Hop for the Animals, Ottobar, 8 p.m.


Saturday, 12/10:





Sunday, 12/11:





Thursday, December 1, 2011

Weekend on the Radio Recap:Bird in the Studio Edition

This week, we recover from our Thanksgiving food coma with a bunch of Elvis impersonators, and four young Elvises who never discovered downers. Also, Santa takes pictures with pets! Cute, right?

All Weekend Long:



Thursday, 12/1:



Friday, 12/2:



  • J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Ottobar, 8 p.m.

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Sunday 12/4:


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Weekend on the Radio Recap: Food Coma Edition

This week, Bob Seger practices his Night Moves, people run for a good cause, and accept the beginning of the Christmas Season by buying a tree.




All Weekend Long:

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Saturday, 11/26

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Weekend on the Radio Recap: Christmas Time is Here?

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on on the Weekend on the Radio. This week, The British invade Germano's Trattoria, our own Sam Gallant noshes on an obscene amount of pancakes and it's already looking a lot like Christmas.

ALL WEEKEND LONG:


Thursday, 11/17:



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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Weekend on the Radio Recap: Bio-Dome Edition

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on on the Weekend on the Radio. This week, Caleb Stien takes you Round the Mountain, Baltimore celebrates the luck of the Irish, and Pauly Shore hangs out in Timonium....buudddddy.

All Weekend Long:






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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Weekend on the Radio Recap

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on on the Weekend on the Radio. After a hectic Halloween weekend, Charm City calms down a bit, but we've found some events that are sure to soothe your Halloween Hangover.


All Weekend Long:



  • 40th Annual Greek Food Festival, Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, check website for details

  • Baltimore Afrobeat Society presents the music of Fela Kuti, H&H Building, Friday and Saturday, 10 p.m.

  • La Cage Aux Follies, Hippodrome, check website for details

Thursday, 11/3:



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Sunday, 11/6:



  • Roots Cafe presents: Arty Hill with Paul Margolis & John Shock, An Die Musik, 5 p.m.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Weekend On The Radio Recap (Super Spooktacular Edition)

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on on the Weekend on the Radio. Halloween falls on a Monday this year, but that hasn't stopped us from exploring our macabre side. Just don't TP the trees around the station, it's really hard to clean up.

HOUSES ON HAUNTED HILL:


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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Weekend on the Radio is Back From the Dead

Like the mighty phoenix rising from the ashes, Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance has returned after a lengthy hiatus to tell the citizens of Charm City about all the cool happenings around town. This weekend, Hedwig and Dr. Frank do the Time Warp, Double Dagger's swan song comes to the Ottbar, and GWAR covers you in bodily fluids (actually, just corn syrup).

All Weekend Long:

MARYLAND'S FINEST CORN MAZES:





Thursday, 10/20:



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Saturday, 10/22:



Sunday, 10/23:


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Hey, Everyone! It's Baltimore Beer Week!

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on on the Weekend on the Radio. This week, Weekend on the Radio is on hiatus, so we have decided to break with tradition and focus on one one specific event. It's October, so put on your best pair of leiderhosen and check out Baltimore Beer Fest. Just remember to drink responsibly.













Thursday, September 29, 2011

Weekend on the Radio Recap

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on on the Weekend on the Radio. This week, Weekend on the Radio returns from it's hiatus with crafts, dream-inspired burlesque and Bobcat Golthwait.

All Weekend Long:


Thursday, 9/29:



Friday, 9/30:


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Weekend on The Radio, 9/20

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on on the Weekend on the Radio. This week, Weekend on the Radio continues it's on-air haitus, but we've continued to scour the interwebs to bring you all the cool happenings around Charm City.

All Weekend Long:


Thursday, 9/22:



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Sunday, 9/24:


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Weekend on the Radio Recap

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on on the Weekend on the Radio. This week, Maryland celebrates it's most treasured export, a Metallica tribute band will stubbornly remain true to it's metal ethos, and The Ravens will play a quiet game of backgammon with The Pittsburgh Steelers.


All Weekend Long:



Thursday, 9/8:


Friday, 9/9:


  • Misstallica, Sonar, 8 p.m.

Sunday, 9/11:


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Weekend on the Radio Recap

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on on the Weekend on the Radio. This week, Baltimore shuts down the Inner Harbor for the hugely anticipated Baltimore Grand Prix. It'll be like that movie, Grand Prix, but without the ridiculously long overture.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Weekend on The Radio Recap

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on on the Weekend on the Radio. This week, the Maryland State Fair bombards you with a metric ton of fried food and rickety rides. Also, Xanadu!

All Weekend Long:




Thursday, 8/24:





Saturday, 8/26:




Thursday, August 18, 2011

Weekend on the Radio recap

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on on the Weekend on the Radio. This week, Oregon Ridge comes down with a case of The Hot August Blues, Batman and Superman protect the Baltimore Convention Center from The Riddler and Braniac, and Bill Cosby eating the pudding.

All Weekend Long:

Baltimore Fashion Week, various places around town, check website for details

Baltimore Food Co-op Grand Opening, Baltimore Food Co-Op, check website for details

Charles Revival Series: E.T. and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Charles Theatre, check website for showtimes

Friday, 8/19:

Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey, Creative Alliance, 8 p.m.

Saturday, 8/20:

Rockburn Open Car Show, Rockburn Branch Park, all day

Charm City Roller Girls, DuBurns Arena, 8 p.m.

LAZER ROCK SHOW, Maryland Science Center, check website for details

Bill Cosby, Pier 6, 6:30 p.m.

Hot August Blues, Oregon Ridge Park, 11 a.m.

Sunday, 8/21:

Martin Lawrence, 1st Mariner Arena, 7 p.m.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Weekend on the Radio Recap

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on on the Weekend on the Radio. Sam is feeling a bit under the weather this week, but have no fear, we've scoured the Information Superhighway to make your weekend memorable.

All Weekend Long



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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Weekend on the Radio Recap

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on on the Weekend on the Radio. This week, WTMD hosts one of The Bridge's final public performances, The Ravens crush some tackling dummies and a beloved institution turns 30. In case you missed a detail about a specific event, here's the list for this week.



All Weekend Long:


The National Aquarium 30th Anniversary Festival, National Aquarium, check website for details



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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Weekend on the Radio Recap

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on on the Weekend on the Radio. This week, Otakon covers Charm City in a haze of flashing patterns and schoolgirl costumes. In case you missed a detail about a specific event, here's the list for this week.

All Weekend Long:

  • Otakon, Baltimore Convention Center, check website for details
  • Ocean City Greek Festival, Robert E. Powell Convention Center, check website for details
  • Tinkertoy Exhibit, Port Discovery, check website for details
  • Outlaw Jam 2: featuring Motley Crue, Poison, KIX and Brian Setzer, Frederick Fairgrounds, check website for details
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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Weekend on The Radio Recap

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on on the Weekend on the Radio. This week, Baltimore nurses it's Artscape hangover with BMX biking, synchronized swimming and Ted Nugent's subtle double entendres In case you missed a detail about a specific event, here's the list for this week.

All Weekend Long:



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Saturday, 7/23:



Sunday, 7/24:



  • Live belly dancing and all you can eat Turkish tapas, Cazbar, 6 p.m.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Weekend on the Radio Recap

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on on the Weekend on the Radio. This week, Baltimore braces itself for the organized chaos of Artscape. In case you missed a detail about a specific event, here's the list for this week.

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Weekend on the Radio

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on on the Weekend on the Radio. This week, WTMD takes over Mount Vernon with Sarah Lee and Johnny, Baltimore's food trucks rev up in Litte Italy, and Grave Digger creates havoc in the harbor. In case you missed a detail about a specific event, here's the list for this week.

All Weekend Long

Dalai Lama Peace Festival, Verizon Center, check website for details

Thursday, 7/7



Friday, 7/8




Saturday, 7/9



Sunday, 7/10


Thursday, June 30, 2011

Weekend On the Radio

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on Weekend on the Radio. It's the Fourth of July, so celebrate the birth of our nation by blowing up a small part of it, with fireworks that is. In case you missed a detail about a specific event, here's the list for this week.

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!


ALL WEEKEND LONG:



Thursday, 6/30:



Friday, 7/1:


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Weekend On The Radio, 6/23

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on Weekend on the Radio. Sam was unable to record a spot this week, but we still scoured the Information Superhighway to bring you all the weekend hangouts, happenings and hootenannies around Charm City


All Weekend Long:


Thursday, 6/23



Friday, 6/24



Saturday, 6/25



Sunday, 6/26:










  • Roots

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Weekend on the Radio

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on Weekend on the Radio. It's Pride Week here in Baltimore, so let your rainbow flag fly! case you missed a detail about a specific event, here's the list for this week.

PRIDE WEEK 2011:




All Weekend Long:



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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Weekend on the Radio Recap

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on Weekend on the Radio. This week Jason holds the Hunt Valley Marriott hostage, a guy named Shakespeare writes a play about two crazy kids in love, and Rihanna gets loud. In case you missed a detail about a specific event, here's the list for this week.

All Weekend Long:



Thursday, 5/2:



Friday, 5/3:



Saturday, 5/4:



Sunday, 5/5:


Sowebo Festival Poster Auction, University of Maryland Bio Park Auction, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

First Thursday Info

Jason Spooner and Old Man Brown play tomorrow at 5:30!  Info and Details Here!

WTMD's "Hit It And Quit It" Fund Drive

Our Summer Fund Drive starts this Thursday and it's our biggest countdown yet.  While we normally countdown songs or albums, this time we're counting down dollars.  WTMD needs to raise $134,000 dollars before the end of the month.  It's a might big gap between here and meeting our fundraising goal for the year, but we know you value WTMD in your life and we hope you'll translate that value into a membership contribution.

The Fund Drive Stops When We Reach The Goal!
That's right..we'll keep the phones open only as long as we need to--We'll stop interrupting the music and return to regular programming as soon as we raise the $134,000 we need to keep the station running through the summer.  You're gift right now will start the countdown and end the fund drive sooner!  Click Here to Make Your Gift Today!

You can choose our new Zeke's Coffee Mug with at $75 or more contribution!

WTMD's New Web Site

We're beta testing a new web site for WTMD.  Want to Check It Out?

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Between the Grooves: Walk the Moon's Dance Happy Sounds

From the city that gave us the Isley Brothers, the Afghan Whigs and a wacky, fictional radio station comes the energetic sounds of Walk the Moon.

A love of Talking Heads and The Killers gave rise to the Cincinnati quartets' rhythmic blend of 80's-flavored keyborads and poppy guitars.

Walk the Moon's new album I Want! I Want! has enough allure in the lyrics to make it more than a dance album, though not that there would be anything wrong with that!

On this week's Between the Grooves, Thursday at 2pm, Walk the Moon plug in for a full set of happy, non-sedintary music. Oh yeah, the band also likes to face paint their fans onstage. Feel the love this Thursday!

WTMD's EEO report for 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Become A WTMD Volunteer for our Summer Fund Drive

WTMD’s Summer Fund Drive is right around the corner and we are looking for fun, music loving-volunteers to answer phones and take pledges. Volunteering at WTMD is a great way to meet fellow listeners and your favorite djs, all while supporting the station you love.
Plus, meals and refreshments are provided by some of Baltimore’s best restaurants. Just fill out this form and we'll contact you about being a WTMD Volunteer!

WTMD wants to send you to Bonnaroo!


It's the biggest, and some say the best, of all the summer music festivals. Maybe it's the Woodstock like vibe, maybe it's where music history happens--but everyone should go to Bonnaroo at least once. Here's how you can enter to win this incredible trip. Just take a look at the lineup!

Just make a contribution by 11:59 pm May 29, 2011 and you're automatically entered. Of course, no donation is necessary to enter, just fill out the form as indicated. Your support is important to keeping WTMD powered up all summer long. We'll draw the winner and contact them shortly after the drawing closes. Please remember, only on-line contributions and entries are eligible--if you made a recent contribution by mail, please use the form to enter. Transportation to Manchester, TN is not included.

Winner will receive 1 pair of Guest Passes to all four days of the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, TN June 9th through 12th Including:

•4 nights of prime camping accommodations

•Access to premium seating and viewing areas at each stage

•Access to the backstage Guest Lounge and Restaurant

This ticket package includes access unavailable to the general public!

*No pledge necessary to win. Simply choose "Enter Me In The Drawing Only"

Weekend on the Radio Recap

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on Weekend on the Radio. This week a Baltimore band that's been tearing it up around the country comes home to roost,  metalheads rejoice and knock back a pint with the animals! In case you missed a detail about a specific event, here's the list for this week. 

Weekend on The Radio Recap

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on Weekend on the Radio. This week a Baltimore band that's been tearing it up around the country comes home to roost,  metalheads rejoice and knock back a pint with the animals! In case you missed a detail about a specific event, here's the list for this week. 


Thursday, 5/26


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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

First Thursdays Announcement

We'll be announcing the next First Thursday line up in just a couple of days.  Keep listening and checking back.

Between the Grooves: Katie Costello's Infectious Charm

If Katie Costello's cute, retro look doesn't captivate you right away, the quirky melodies from her new album Lamplight surely will.

The line "I wish there was a social excuse to make you a cassette tape" from the already irresistible piano bounce on the single "Cassette Tape"adds an extra smile.

Catch Katie Costello on the next Between the Grooves Thursday at 2pm.

Dylan Knocking on the Door

Can you believe the voice of not just a generation, but EVERY generation turns 70 today? We're celebrating by playing plenty of songs from the maestro himself plus some choice covers.

I stumbled across this one this morning from Baltimore's very own uke strumming mouth trumpeter, Victoria Vox.

CD of the Week: The Strokes Back On Top

The Strokes new file swapping approach to recording may be miles away from the live, Manhattan garage punk sensibilities of Is This It, but the signature bouncy beat and resigned swagger return nearly ten years later on WTMD's new CD of the Week Angles, albeit with some electronic and new wave flourishes.

Perhaps solo efforts stoked some competitive fires (for the first time, the rest of the band gets co-writing credit with Julian Cassablancas, who recently derided the band's new found democracy) or maybe it was the sheer time it took to make the new record that created the well-documented tensions within the band, and thank goodness!

The wailing, double guitar attack and jagged percussion on "Under Cover of Darkness" sounds melodic and incendiary and make all the false starts worth it.

Friday, May 20, 2011

What Will You Win in the WTMD Spring Online Auction?

The WTMD Spring Online Auction offers you a unique opportunity to support WTMD while receiving some of the most amazing thank you gifts we could gather up.  Hundreds of artists have come through the studios and many of them have left special gifts that you can display on your office wall (great for bragging to clients!) or have as keepsake in your home.

We've also created some experiences--since music is the original interactive activity--like sharing some time with a WTMD DJ while they prepare and host their show.  Or go record shopping with Weasel! Now what an amazing that experience will be and the opening bid is just $50.

Click Here and get started!

Weekend on the Radio Recap

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on Weekend on the Radio. In case you missed a detail about a specific event, here's the list for this week. This week, Megan Hamilton takes over the reins for Sam.

HEY EVERYBODY, IT'S PREAKNESS WEEKEND!

Weekend on The Radio Recap

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on Weekend on the Radio. In case you missed a detail about a specific event, here's the list for this week. This week, Megan Hamilton takes over the reins for Sam.

HEY EVERYBODY, IT'S PREAKNESS WEEKEND!



Thursday, 5/19



Saturday, 5/21:



Sunday: 5/22:



  • Maryland Animal Shelter Benefit, 8x10, 2 p.m.

  • Sugarland, Merriweather Post Pavillion, 6:30 p.m.

  • Annapolis FreshFarm Market, Donner Parking Lot

  • Baltimore Farmers Market, Under the I-83 Bridge



Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Between the Grooves: JJ Grey's Swampy Soul Solo

You just won't hear a groovier summertime tune than "The Sweetest Thing" by JJ Grey and Mofro. Toots Hibbert's soulful grunts and a laid back kick drum make the track from the Jacksonville, Florida band's latest, Georgia Warhorse something to savor on a hot day with a cool sunset.

Hear Grey's potent blend of funk, rock, gospel, Southern rock and homespun lyrics stripped down to its acoustic basics Thursday at 2pm on this week's Between the Grooves.

Monday, May 16, 2011

CD of the Week: Raphael's Rockin' Retro Rolls Into Future

You could forgive Raphael Saadiq for feeling giddy. The Tony! Toni! Tone! frontman, producer (Joss Stone, D'Angelo) and multi-instrumentalist started out the year playing guitar alongside Mick Jagger at the Grammy's during a rollicking Solomon Burke tribute.

So why not aim high on his new record? Right out of the gate, on "Heart Attack" from WTMD's new CD of the Week Stone Rollin',
Saadiq ambitiously channels the Jackson's "Shake Your Body Down (to the Ground)" with a dirty guitar riff that boogies with the best of them.

And whether it's Motown he's channeling or early rock and roll,  Saadiq brings so much zeal and love to his influences that the music sounds as contemporary, cool and snazzy as the suits and sweaters he favors.


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Weekend on the Radio Recap

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on Weekend on the Radio. In case you missed a detail about a specific event, here's the list for this week. This week, Megan Hamilton takes over the reins for Sam.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Weekend on the Radio Recap

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on Weekend on the Radio. In case you missed a detail about a specific event, here's the list for this week. This week, Megan Hamilton takes over the reins for Sam.

Thursday, 5/12:



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Sunday, 5/15:



  • Sunday Funday, Pier 6, 12:30 p.m.

  • Reverend Horton Heat, Ram's Head Live, 7 p.m.

  • Baltimore Farmer's Market, Under I-83

WTMD's Spring On Line Auction--Bid for the Music!

The auction is now open and there are dozens of experiences, memorabilia, and other great gifts for you to bid on!   Click Here and get started!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Register for the Auction Now

You'll need to register for this year's auction to be able to bid.  Get an early start by signing up now.

WTMD's Auction for Music Lovers Coming Soon!

In just a few days WTMD's Auction for Music Lovers will open!  We'll be featuring dozens of signed music and Baltimore memorabilia.  Stay tuned for more details and here are just two of the items up for bid!
From Robert McClintock-a Framed William Donald Schaefer print!


Autographed drum head from My Morning Jacket.


Between the Grooves: Justin Jones Hits a Nerve

When DC music scene veteran Justin Jones first realized he could be a serious songwriter, it was at a townie bar on the Outer Banks that he performed a song that had one patron in tears.

And the empathetic way he sings the lyric, "I could use another friend, I could use another brand new start" from the title track to his new EP The Little Fox, could make one mist up the glasses.

From a guy whose survived some of the darker byproducts of being a musician, there's a real truth and honesty that draws you into his music.

Hear this talent shine on some brand new songs on this week's Between the Grooves, Thursday at 2pm on WTMD.

Al Stewart's Guitarist Dave Nachmanoff Live on WTMD

I'm a huge Al Stewart fan, so I can't wait for tomorrow's (Wednesday)TMD Morning Show when his amazing guitarist Dave Nachmanoff joins me at 820am.

He's in town to play the Public Justice Center's Celebrate Justice concert Wed night (5/11) at Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium along with Gaye Adegbalola (from Saffire: the Uppity Blues Women), Lea Gilmore, Walt Michael , and more.

Dave not only serves as Stewart's collaborator onstage, but produced his latest live album Uncorked. He's also a talented, literate songwriter in his own right.

But, it's his speed, melodic prowess and versatility on acoustic guitar (he replicated Rick Wakeman's piano solo on Al's "News From Spain") that leave dropped jaws in his wake wherever he plays live.

Monday, May 9, 2011

CD of the Week: Smithereens Blast to the Past

If my high school class decides to hold its 25 year reunion this summer, I'll have to tell my classmates of the time in 1986 when I bussed the table of The Smithereens while working at a Columbia-area hotel restaurant.  Pat DiNizio and the boys were playing Merriweather in support of their debut album Especially for You and couldn't have been nicer (good tippers!). Being the professional busser that I was, I kept the proper distance and tried not to gush about my favorite song at the time, "Behind the Wall of Sleep."

A quarter century later Don Dixon is back in the producer's chair as he was for the first one.  The Smithereens 2011 is our CD of the Week.  Beatles/Byrds-inspired melodies drive the songs while power-chords provide the fuel. DiNizio's voice aches with the kind of romantic longing you'd find in old movies, though sometimes a little growling defiance comes through, as on the TMD favorite "Sorry."

Though they've dabbled plenty in nostalgia (a remake of The Who's Tommy and a Beatles' covers record) over the ensuing years, the new music from these Jersey boys feels relevant and time-tested.

Enjoy all the tracks from The Smithereens 2011 this week on WTMD. And compare 2011 to 1986 Smithereens (w. the alluring Suzanne Vega). What a blast!




Thursday, May 5, 2011

See you in the Park

First Thursdays in the Park Tonight!
Damnwells
April Smith and the Great Picture Show
Harper Blynn
Details



Sonar Baltimore closes the doors, Some Shows move to Bourbon Street

Yesterday Sonar Baltimore announced that due to issues beyond their control they would be shutting down the club, effective immeadiatly. Last night's show with Talib Kweli and Saleem and The Musiclovers was moved to Bourbon Street. As of right now The New Deal will also be moved to Bourbon Street. The New Deal scheduled for a stop as Sonar tomorrow May 6th, will now be performing at Bourbon Street. There are a bunch of shows that were scheduled at Sonar that now stand on uncertain ground, including this Saturday's show with Jukebox The Ghost. We are not sure what the fate of some of these upcoming shows scheduled for Sonar will be but we will do our best to keep updates as shows try to find new venues.

The New Deal is on their farewell tour, and have announced that they will be finished at the conclusion of 2011. Here is a video to get you pumped for tomorrows show at Bourbon Street!!

Weekend on the Radio Recap

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on Weekend on the Radio. In case you missed a detail about a specific event, here's the list for this week.

Weekend on The Radio Recap

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on Weekend on the Radio. In case you missed a detail about a specific event, here's the list for this week.

All Weekend Long:



Thursday, 5/5:



Cinco de Mayo Venues:





  • ABBA: The Concert, Pier 6, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 7



Sunday, May 8: Mother's Day Events


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

WTMD now on Android


Get the WTMD streaming app..now available for Android owners.

Click here to download.

First Thursdays Starts this Week

May 5th W. Mt. Vernon Park
The Damnwells
April Smith and the Great Picture Show
Harper Bylnn


Click Here for more Details!


There is still time
to get all the perks!

Between the Grooves: Consume Iron and Wine

Tune in Thursday at 2pm for a mini orchestra session with Iron and Wine. You'll hear a clarinet, bass harmonica, mandolin, the blended voices Rosie Thomas AND Oscar-winner Marketa Irglova of the Swell Season and the movie Once, and of course, the whispered, yet increasingly commanding vocals of mastermind Sam Beam.

The sonic panoramas on Kiss Each Other Clean, colored by jazz, 70's rock and other unorthodox styles, enliven the mystery of Beam's scripture shorthand. Repeated listens reveal the rewards. 

And what a treat it will be to hear these lushly layered new songs come alive in a new setting.  Iron and Wine on Between the Grooves Thursday at 2pm on WTMD. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

DOUBLE YOUR EP GIFT



From 3-7 pm Resurrection Ale is doubling all Executive Producer gifts in support of Live From WTMD Volume 4.  That's right! You can help us make this compilation of incredible Baltimore music stronger by making your $100 gift now.  

You'll Get All The Perks like having your name printed in the liner notes and WTMD can help spread the word about even more Baltimore bands.  Become an EP at 410 704 8970 or here on line.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Help Name Live From WTMD Volume 4!

Can't Hang playing at WTMD's Birthday Party
We're is getting ready to produce Live from WTMD Volume 4!  But this time there's a twist.  It's an all Baltimore Band CD!  Sam, Scott and Bug are scouring the hundreds of live performances from the Baltimore Unsigned archives to find the very best tracks for the CD.  The CD will be released this Summer.

We need your help in two ways.  First, help us name the CD.  Suggest a name by clicking here or posting it on our Facebook wall. Second, become an Executive Producer of Live 4.  By making a $100 gift in support of this first-ever CD, you'll have a vote in deciding the final name of the CD, the artwork and a bunch of other perks including your name in the liner notes thanking you for your investment in Baltimore Music.  See all the perks.