Win a Pair of VIP Passes to June’s First Thursdays Concert

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Here’s your chance to rock WTMD’s First Thursdays Concert from the VIP section! Become a sustaining monthly member by May 25th and you’ll be automatically entered to win TWO VIP PASSES for our June First Thursdays Concert in Canton Waterfront Park featuring The Districts, Rubblebucket and The Lone Bellow! Your TWO VIP PASSES will entitle…

WTMD’s 4th Annual Baltimore Band Block Party – Saturday, May 30th

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WTMD is all about supporting Baltimore bands and you can too while supporting your favorite station. It’s our 4th Annual Baltimore Band Block Party! Ten bands are playing and competing for multiple prize packages including a coveted spot at one of our First Thursday concerts this summer! These Baltimore bands and musicians are also raising…

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Weekend on the Radio- May 21st – 25th

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It’s Memorial Day Weekend! If you’re heading out of town, sweet, have fun. But if you’re staying in town, Don and Sam have some ideas of what to do. There’ Death Fest downtown all weekend. There’s also a Live Lunch at WTMD with Kaleo, a Parliament spun off funk band at the Ottobar, and World…

Downtown Upload: Sascha Wolhandler of Sascha’s 527 Cafe and Catering

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The Downtown Upload Weekly Podcast, with Megan Isennock from the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore featuring information and interviews on the people and places that make life Good for Downtown. Good for Baltimore. Listen below: Downtown Upload Previous episodes here.

Meet Janet Jeffers, the photographer behind “Thaw” at WTMD

Laundry dries out in Cuba in this photo by Janet Jeffers.

After spending years working in radio and as a graphic designer, Janet Jeffers recently became a full time photographer. Janet works out of a studio in the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, and her work has been featured on book and magazine covers, in film and video and in permanent installations for the University of Maryland…

Weekend on the Radio May 14th – 17th

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It’s Preakness Weekend in Baltimore, but there is more going on than a horse race. WTMD is hosting an incredible art installation by Janet Jeffers, called “Thaw” on Friday night. There’s the Future Is Here Festival in DC, and some Dirty Dancing at the Hippodrome. Plus cultural festivals of Greece, Fairies, and abandoned buildings. There’s…

Photos: WTMD’s May 2015 First Thursday Concert

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Photos: The Lone Bellow Live In-Studio March 31, 2015

The Lone Bellow Live at WTMD on March 31, 2015. Photos courtesy of Jordan August.

WTMD welcomed The Lone Bellow for an intimate members-only show and broadcast on March 31. They blew away the sold out crowd with their gorgeous harmonies and personable stories. Photos courtesy of Jordan August.

Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner opens up about her songwriting process for new solo album

Baltimore singer and songwriter Jenn Wasner is working on a new full-length solo album under the name Flock of Dimes. (Photo by Mickey Freeland)

With Wye Oak on hiatus from touring, Jenn Wasner has been working on songs for her first full-length album for her solo project, Flock of Dimes. This month she’s on the road opening for Sylvan Esso, testing eight of her new tracks in front of live audiences. When she gets back, Wasner plans to work…

Video: Jamestown Revival Live In-Studio

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Jamestown Revival performs their song “California” (Cast Iron Soul) live at WTMD’s Live Lunch on March 4, 2015.    

The Shadow- May 26th

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Today’s shadow demonstrates that a great song can work in vastly different arrangements. It was first released as a single the month after the songwriter committed suicide at age 23 on the eve of his band’s first U.S. tour. The lyrics reflect the songwriter’s marriage problems. Rolling Stone magazine placed the song at number 179…

The Shadow- May 25th, Memorial Day

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The Memorial Day Shadow: The original artist celebrated his 74th birthday yesterday. He is still touring and releasing new recordings a long way from Duluth, MN. When the cover artist first got the attention of rock critics he was hailed as the second coming of today’s orginal artist. Since then he’s proved that he’s an…