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Author Archives: Erik

Weekend on the Radio 08/28 to 08/31

State Fair

It’s a weekend of festivals and fairs, as the unofficial end of summer begins in Timonium at the Maryland State Fair, and at the Hersheypark Blowout, you can see Trombone Shorty, Jimmy Buffett and many more. In Hampden, play an ironic and hip version of bingo at The Golden West Cafe, and see your thespian…

Weekend on the Radio 08/21 to 08/24

Leon Russel

This weekend, head to Calvert County to see Leon Russell, Irma Thomas and more at the Southern Maryland Blues Festival, see one of rock’s greatest scribes Jackson Browne live and up close at The Hippodrome, caw or sing “Hail to…” at M&T as the Ravens and Redskins give us a preseason Battle of the Beltways…

Weekend on the Radio 08/14-08/17

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This weekend, carpool cooly to Cockeysville for a Hot August that you won’t soon forget (Nickel Creek, Old Crow, Dr. Dog, Bosley) take a macabre, latern-lit tour of the USS Constellation and let your freak flag fly at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not for a side-show, Shindig preview For more on these events, listen below….

Beatles Giveth & Taketh Away

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A gift from John Lennon to Del Shannon proved to be good transatlantic strategy for the Fab Four, but not so much for the recipient. On this week’s Total Recall, Bob the Paper Guy explores how the “Runaway” singer became a sort-of pathfinder for the mop-topped lads, as he first got the Beatles onto American…

Weekend on the Radio 0807 to 0810

Moon Taxi

This week, enjoy perfect weather and free music at the Canton Waterfront Park with Moon Taxi, The Whigs, JD McPherson & WTMD, watch Warren Haynes channel Jerry Garcia with the BSO at Pier Six, gawk at yet another eye-popping convention as Otakon gets animated at the Convention Center, and catch the TMD volunteer who helps…

Warren Haynes Plays Dead w. BSO

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This Friday at Pier Six Pavilion, Warren Haynes joins the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for a Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration. The Gov’t Mule frontman and Allman Brothers guitarist channels Jerry by plugging in his 70′s era guitar The Wolf & using a choice pedal and nailing the tone and wah-wah sound of those riffs and solos….

Weekend on the Radio 07/31 to 08/03

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This week, gawk at the overgrown dudes & others who love My Little Pony at Bronycon, see cello legend Yo Yo Ma at Wolf Trap, catch a full week of improv comedy shows and learn to become a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants comic at the Theater Project downtown, watch 80′s Cold War caper War Games on AVAM’s wall…

Ice Cream Truck Saves Music Fest

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On today’s Total Recall, Bob the Paper Guy tells the tale of an ill-fated rock festival that treated fans to the sounds of silence. That is until one of Woodstock’s notable performer’s stepped up and used an unlikely power source to somewhat save the day. Hear the cool story below. €¿G Tweet

Sunny Side Up: Margaret Valentine

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Upstate New York country crossover singer/songwriter Margaret Valentine possesses an ache in her voice that recalls Rosanne Cash. Add string arrangements to her honest songs, and you’ll notice a kind-of mournful quality to her music. But there’s plenty of light too, and she lets it shine during her Sunny Side Up session. Oh, and she’s…

Weekend on the Radio 07/24 to 07/27

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This weekend, pay music forward by enjoying the 1st annual Believe in Music Festival @Oregon Ridge & see Jimmy Cliff, Thievery Corporation and Rodrigo Y Gabriella up close, check out the patriotic synchronized swimmers at Druid Hill Park (but bring a towel) and see how Sean Lennon is a combination of chip off the old…

Sunny Side Up: Vance Joy

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Australian uke man Vance Joy stopped by WTMD just before he won the coveted Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal at the APRA Awards Down Under. And not long after that, Atlantic Records announced the name of the former Australian Rules footballer’s debut album. Dream Your Life Away comes out in early September….

Weekend on the Radio 07/17-07/20

Ben Fodls

This weekend, the f-bomb-dropping, alt-piano renaissance man Ben Folds dons his tux & tales at the Meyerhoff for a set of his songs with the BSO, get super-funky with King Buzzo at The Ottobar and put on some comfy shoes for a good walking tour of the Walters. And, oh yeah, there’s that little thing…

Weekend on the Radio: 07/10-07/13

Rodney

This weekend, baby get your geek on at the Big Gen Gamer Fest at Rams Head Live, get your Irish eyes-a-smilin’ in Annapolis at the Irish Festival, watch the two Coreys and Keifer Sutherland on the big screen at Union Craft brewing and see Mr. Food Network star and longtime Baltimore dessert-making punk rocker Rodney…

Coldplay, Cat Power & Zach

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“Wish I Was Here” is the title to Zach Braff’s new movie, and his favorite song on the soundtrack that already includes Braff stalwarts The Shins as well as Bon Iver. It was originally to assigned to Coldplay, but when Chris Martin wrote the lyrics and thought of the strong woman played by Kate Hudson,…

Sunny Side Up: Asgeir

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Icelandic singer Asgeir has sold more copies of his debut record in his native country than first efforts by more famous fellow countrymen & women. And despite that just everybody is fluent in English, he kept it real & rooted by singing in Icelandic and to the words of his poet/father. An English translation of…

New Pink Floyd?

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Yes, it’s true! This fall, David Gilmore and Nick Mason (and no, not Roger Waters) will be releasing an album called The Endless River. It’s a single LP coinciding with the re-lease and 20th anniversary of their last record, The Division Bell and based on leftover sessions from 1994 with Floyd’s late keyboardist Richard Wright….