WTMD presents An Evening With Lower Dens April 2

Lower Dens will perform an intimate seated live broadcast at WTMD on April 2. Poster by Alex Fine Illustration.

WTMD is excited to welcome Lower Dens, one of Baltimore’s most enigmatic bands, for a live broadcast with a seated studio audience on Thursday April 2. Lower Dens is adored by critics but still a well-kept secret among indie music fans. However, that may change in the coming weeks. Both of their new singles, “To…

1st Annual Brews & Bands Fest – Saturday, April 18th

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WTMD and Wells Discount Liquors present the 1st annual Brews & Bands. Tickets at Missiontix.com.

Rock Out – Help Out: 2015 Concert for the Chesapeake Bay

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MPT and WTMD present the 2015 Concert for the Chesapeake Bay featuring Among Wolves and Ursula Ricks Project. Come hear great local music and help raise awareness and activism for our state’s most treasured natural resource. Sunday, March 29, 2015 Arrive by 5:30 Show 6-7pm This is a live studio taping that will air on…

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Weekend on the Radio March 26th -29th

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It’s time to make plans for the weekend with WTMD’s Weekend on the Radio, made possible by Live Baltimore. There is so much to do, see, and hear this weekend, including the Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair at the BMA. June Star is at the airport and Bill Cosby is at the Lyric. There are more…

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…

Weekend on the Radio March 20-22nd

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It’s time to plan the weekend with WTMD and Weekend on the Radio, made possible by Live Baltimore. Legos are all the rage for the young and young at heart at Port Discovery. Super City is headlining at the Side Bar, there a couple of punk rockumentaries screening at 2640 and The Metro Gallery. Mammojam…

Downtown Upload: Tony Foreman’s Baltimore Story

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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: The Downtown Upload Previous episodes here.

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.    

Listen: Adam Lempel on Baltimore Hit Parade

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Sam Sessa’s guest is Adam Lempel on this episode from the Batlimore Hit Parade Archives. Adam is a musician and composer who performs with the bands Adam Lempel and the Heartbeats as well as Weekends and Winks.

Listen: Black Lung on Baltimore Hit Parade

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Black Lung has the goal to be the loudest band in town, their new record is very heavy. See what Sam Sessa has to say about them on this episode from the Baltimore Hit Parade Archives.

The Shadow- March 26th

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The original artist is good for what ails you. This song comes from their 1985 album, The Head on the Door, and is perfect for this warm evening in Baltimore. The guitarist of the Shadow band, James Iha, turns 47 today. He sings this B-Side rarity and plays the guitar. Play along with The Shadow…

The Shadow- March 25th

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The original artist was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight- 68 years ago today. This one is from one of his best known albums, when he left Oz. The album is nearly 42 years old now, and this tune is my favorite track from it, a song about a fake band and the music industry. They reissued…