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Author Archives: Erik

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

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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

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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….

A “Mountain” of Heavy Sound

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One of heavy metal’s little known pioneers, the Long Island hard rockers Mountain rose above many at rock’s biggest moment in the 60′s, Woodstock. But peers know what’s what and that’s why folks like Johnny Ramone to John Fruciante of the Chili Peppers sung Mountain’s praises over the years. If you ever play Guitar Hero…

Weekend on the Radio 07/03-07/06

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This fun-filled, First Thursday and Fourth of July Weekend (that’s a lot of ‘f’s!), parade your pet(s) and your similar self at AVAM, get funky Parliment-style with Baltimore’s Let the Monkey Go at Rams Head Live and take a gardening class at the beautiful Rawlings Conservatory. For more on these happy summer events, click here….

Sunny Side Up: Lucius

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Lucius brought one of the most fun and best-dressed sessions we’ve had on WTMD’s Sunny Side Up. The new-wave meets girl group alt pop band from Brooklyn features two female lead singers, Holly and Jess, who dress and sound alike. There’s uniformity in what the guys in the band wear too, but what’s not the…

Sunny Side Up: Twin Forks

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It’s kind of like starting over for Chris Carrabba. And that’s just the way the Dashboard Confessional frontman wants it! It’s very blue collar the way he’s going about fronting his new Americana harmonizing band, Twin Forks while the other is on extended hiatus. He’s reluctant to capitalize on the massive success of the open-hearted…

Sunny Side Up: Ozomatli

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Ozomatli, the Latin underground funk, hip-hop & world beat party instigators from Los Angeles, are back with a new album called “Place in the Sun.” They stopped by WTMD for Sunny Side Up session to talk about working with Dave Stewart of the Eurythymics, having a day named after them in their home city and…

Sunny Side Up: Del McCoury Band

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There’s nobody you’ll ever come across in music that’s as genuine of a gentleman as Del McCoury. AND he helped put Maryland on the festival map, by founding the annual Memorial Day camping extravaganza DelFest! The 75-year-old Pennsylvania native, who met up with the Godfather of Bluegrass Bill Monroe in our fair city, fondly recalls…