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Author Archives: Erik

Weekend on the Radio 04/10-04/12


This weekend, hear some sweet, haunting Appalachian music by Anna & Elizabeth (pictured) and view scrolling panoramas at the Crankie Fest at the Creative Alliance, experience what being in a rock and roll band for kids is like, as singer/songwriter Wesley Stace (formerly John Wesley Harding, pictured) talks to Erik Deatherage about his new book…

Weekend on the Radio 04/04-04-07


This weekend, spring is in full bloom at the Walters, where you can check out Art Blooms, a collection of floral arrangements by over 30 regional garden clubs- take a date!! Also, root for the hometown artists, as Baltimore takes on The Big Apple at the BMORE Art Show @ Gallery788 in Hampden, gorge on…

Weekend on the Radio 03/27-03/30


This weekend, laugh yourself silly with one of New York’s top comics Modi at the JCC Gordon Center in Owings Mills, watch the clowns get abused at The Arena, find a good book at the Smith College Book Sale at Timonium Fairgrounds, and get ready for spring, officially, as the Birds open the season on…

Weekend on the Radio 03/20-03/23

God Particle

This weekend, get a little closer the “God Particle” at the Charles, view the Cosmos at the Maryland Science Center, learn how to serenade women in the Philippines, see one half of Ween at the Ottobar and catch poets who know it at the Love Out Loud Poetry Festival at Roland Park Country School. For…

Sunny Side Up: Courtney Barnett

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“Avant Gardner” by Courtney Barnett, the angst-ridden, stand-up worthy recounting of an allergic reaction has quickly connected with WTMD listeners. But aside from her wit and conversational observations, this Aussie artist impresses with her surfy electric slide guitar-playing and a deadpan voice. Check out her excellent Sunny Side Up session below and get into the…

Sunny Side Up: Robert Ellis

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The twang of Texas-native Robert Ellis draws you into his songs. It’s warm and intensely expressive, like Jason Isbell’s or Jesse Malin’s. His second album on New West Records The Lights From The Chemical Plant features characters walking a fine line, and sophisticated pop-crafting in the vein of one of his heroes, Paul Simon, whom…

Sunny Side Up: Lake Street Dive


A viral video and an a star-studded concert provided the spark for Lake Street Dive to become one of the hottest bands in the country right now. The Brill-Building, jazz-inflected pop harmonies will get your attention right away. And so will the bluesy belts of Rachael Price, a singular force-of-vocal nature. But this band who…

Sunny Side Up: Amos Lee

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Amos Lee’s warm, soulful voice has been a staple of WTMD almost as long as we’ve been on the air. So it’s always welcome when the Philly-native and former teacher puts out a new record. Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song features up-tempo numbers and some guest turns by Alison Krauss, Patty Griffin and Jerry…

Sunny Side Up: Butch Walker

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Butch Walker spent the 90′s fronting Georgia rockers The Marvelous 3 and quite a lot of time after that crafting hits for the like of Pink and Katy Perry. But when the in-demand songwriter and producer is doing his own thing, radio play and record sales is the farthest thing from his mind and that’s…

Sunny Side Up: The Devil Makes Three

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The energetic, gospel-infused punk-Americana of The Devil Makes Three made for a fun, toe-tapping recent session on Sunny Side Up. The latest by the veteran Vermont band is I’m a Stranger Here, which Nashville heavyweight Buddy Miller produced. Check out their session below. Tweet

You’ve Heard Nicky Hopkins….


While the name might not be instantly recognizable, the sounds that came out of the fingers of Nicky Hopkins are some of the most familiar in rock & roll (piano licks in “Revolution” by the Beatles and the Stones “Sympathy For the Devil”, just to name a couple). On today’s Total Recall, Bob the Paper…

Weekend on the Radio 02/27-03/02


This weekend, learn about the Book of Mormon and laugh (really, it’s ok) at the Hippodrome, catch a couple of hot shows at Rams Head Live and the Lyric, respectively, with ZZ Ward and The Chieftains, learn all you need to know about rabbits through artwork at Golden West, and take the Popsicle Plunge into…

The Bridge Rock the Hope

Hopewell Concert For Hope

The Hopewell Cancer Support’s 8th annual Concert For Hope takes place Saturday (2/22) at Baltimore Soundstage and starring The Bridge. There will also be a live auction, a VIP reception with Smooth Kentucky (feat. Cris Jacobs) and a set from The Hippy Sheiks. Hopewell Cancer Support off Falls Road in Lutherville, provides emotional and mind/body…

Weekend on the Radio 02/13-02/16


On this snowy edition of WOTR, listen to the Vagina Monologues for a good cause at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, take in a thought-provoking dance revolution of a different kind with The Theater Project and VT Dance’s “Occupy”, catch funny woman Cecily Strong at Stevenson University and run in your undies, in DC…

Weekend on the Radio 02/06-02/09


This weekend, watch the train wreck, I mean the Sochi Winter Olympics in a different way at The Crown, check out comedy without a net with the Baltimore Imrov Group at the Meadow Mill Theater, dance yourself silly in your sexiest threads with Bosley at The Patterson, mingle if you’re single at Langerman’s for Baltimore’s…

The Huntington’s & Their Heroes


It might be a massive understatement to say The Ramones heavily influenced Baltimore 90′s punk rockers, The Huntingtons. From the family-style name of the band, to the names of its members, The Hungtingtons paid tribute to their heroes by their mere existence. On this week’s Total Recall, Bob the Paper Guy takes a look back…