Author Archives: Erik

Sunny Side Up: Sylvan Esso

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PASTE Magazine just named “Hey Mami” as their song of the year. And Sylvan Esso’s other single “Coffee” may well top the listener generated countdown of WTMD’s Top 89 Songs of 2014. The odd, yet seductive rhythms from producer Nick Sandborn, the cooing vocals of Amelia Meath and a summoning of a Tommy James and…

Sunny Side Up: Bahamas

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Bahamas is Afie, the latest album from Canadian virtuoso guitarist and witty, yet laid-back singer/songwriter Afie Jurvanen, features on the cover, a wedding ring the word, “Afie” inscribed. And the record seemingly serves as a loving affirmation of marriage, but also an exploration of past loves and mistakes. It’s a brilliant document, each song with…

Sunny Side Up: Delta Spirit

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Claustrophobia and Super Storm Sandy presented a writing and recording challenge for Matt Vasquez and his mates in Delta Spirit. Their rat-infested, basement rehearsal room in Brooklyn flooded, damaging equipment and creating a gloom the sunny San Diego natives were eager to escape. That is need to bust out of Brooklyn can be heard on…

Weekend on the Radio 12/04 to 12/07

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This weekend, light up a Baltimore holiday tradition at our old stomping grounds in Mt Vernon and watch Chef Brian Voltaggio flip the big switch, put on your blue suede shoes for a Night of a Hundred Elvis’s in Hunt Valley, catch a Dead tribute in Fed Hill that includes Cris Jacobs and Friday check…

Unappreciated Canadian’s Blue Rodeo

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For decades, Blue Rodeo has carved out their place in Canadian musical history. The Americana-rock band is legendary up there, and no wonder with the sincere and literate songs by its co-frontmen Greg Keelor and Jim Cuddy always hitting just the right note. And while critical acclaim has come their way, name recognition in the…

Full Dan Auerbach Interview

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The Black Keys play the Royal Farms Arena tonight, December 4th,  along with St. Vincent I Had the chance to talk to guitarist/singer and self-described studio nerd Dan Auerbach about the new, groove-laiden album Turn Blue and it’s unusual song sequencing. We also discussed his friendship with Dangermouse, the band’s no-frills live shows and blue…

Erik Deatherage’s Top 10 of 2014

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These were songs that had something clever to say (“Avant Gardner”), synthesized several disparate genres into something, dare I say, original (Barr Brothers) pounded over-the-top harmonies into our subconscious (“Brill Bruisers”) and proved that Dad-looking dudes could bust some meme-worthy moves (Future Islands). I’d say 2014 was one of the strongest years for individuality in…

Weekend on the Radio 11/13 to 11/16

Ghost Bros

This weekend, catch some cool live music, including TMD favorites Jukebox the Ghost at the Ottobar, smart Twin Cities’ rappers Atmosphere at Rams Head Live, and a Guinness-soaked good time with The Sham Rogues at James Joyce Irish Pub at Harbor East. And see the John Mellencamp-scored play The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County at…

Weekend on the Radio 10/30 to 11/02

Halloween 2014

This weekend, watch the freaks come out at night at the Maryland Science Center for the annual Halloween craft beer and costume ball benefiting Believe in Music, tap into Baltimore’s musical past at a mammoth Baltimore music showcase at the Timmonium Fairgrounds, enjoy one of the greatest banjo players around, Tony Trischka, in Carroll County…

Weekend on the Radio 1023 to 1026

Lantern Parade

This weekend, catch the pre-Halloween magic that is the Great Halloween Lantern Parade in Patterson Park, pig out at the Bacon Wars at Mothers in Federal Hill, catch Brat Pack cabaret singer Molly Ringwald at the Gordon Center and strip your rainbow-colored scarves at the Dr. Who Burlesque Show at the State Theater in Virginia….

Relive World Cafe’s Sense of Place Baltimore

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Tell your friends! Tune in Saturday at 10am for a special encore of The World Cafe’s Sense of Place Baltimore! You’ll hear a live session from Future Islands, while WTMD’s Sam Sessa share 5 rising Baltimore talents and Morning Show host Erik Deatherage digs deep into Baltimore’s musical past for some true treasures. Learn about…

Weekend on the Radio 10/09-10/12

Super City

This weekend, head to wild and wonderful West Virginia for some camping and Americana music at the Sleepy Creek Acoustic HarFest, check out some fine art at Towson University, get hippy with it at the Hula Hoop Fest, and fresh off their World Cafe debut, check out Super City at The Ottobar. For more on…

Weekend on the Radio 10/02 to 10/05

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This week, check out eureka moments from scientists, rock stars, founding fathers, saint, dreamers and inventors at AVAM’s 20th exhibit: the Visionary Experience: St. Francis to Finster, say “aw SHUCKS” at the National Aquarium’s oyster recovery part, rock out to old Pennsylvania folklore at the Metro Gallery with Marah (featuring 11-year-old fiddle protege, Gus), and…

Weekend on the Radio 09/11 to 09/14

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This weekend, catch tall ships, Melissa Etheridge, John Lithgow, the Vice Prez & Pres at the 200th Star Spangled Celebration at Fort McHenry and all over the Inner Harbor, if you’re not stuck in traffic. If you’re one of the lucky ones with tickets, get ready to move your feet Saturday night to the now-sold-out…

Albert Brown: Man on Fire

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On this morning’s Total Recall, Bob the Paper Guy takes a look at a theatrical performer some might call a one-hit-wonder, but isn’t: Arthur Brown. Ask any flamboyant, made-up mega musician (Kiss, Peter Gabriel) and they’ll tell you that the British rocker and leader of the Crazy World of Arthur Brown had a profound influence…

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…

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