The Saturday Alternative: 10-03-15

Dig into this week’s Saturday Alternative playlist! Our Fitting Room album was V, the new album from Nathan Williams and Wavves. It’s out now on Ghost Ramp/Warner Bros..


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Home To It – Tedo Stone – Marshes 

New Hobbies – Fort Lean – Quiet Day

Crash – Great American Canyon Band – Crash EP

Look Up – Mas Ysa – Seraph

Invisible Ways – Tanlines – Highlights

Record High Record Low- Givers

Shoot The Moon – The Noise Figures – Aphelion 

Moaning Lisa Smile – Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool 

Powder – StarBenders

Cop and Go – The Dead Weather – Dodge & Burn 

Norwegian Black Metal – Superhumanoids – Do You Feel OK? 

Disappointing – John Grant


Birch Tree – Foals – What Went Down 

Back Pocket – Vulfpeck – Thrill of the Arts 

California Paranoia (feat. Angel Olsen) – Lawrence Rothman

Forever For Sure – Laura & Greg – Forever For Sure 

Everytime Boots – Julia Holter –  Have You In My Wilderness 


I’m an Outlaw – Kurt Vile – B’lieve I’m Goin Down

Headbanging in the Mirror – Ducktails – St. Catherine

Don’t Live Up – Born Ruffians – RUFF

Too Much Is Not Enough – Graveyard – Innocence & Decadence 

Ill – Aaron Taos –

Everyday – Diane Coffee – Everybody’s a Good Dog 

Summer Feet – Sun Club – The Dongo Durango 

Talk – Bob Moses – Days Gone By

 Automatic – ZHU & AlunaGeorge


Maximize Results – Gardens & Villa – Music For Dogs 

Ghoroobaa Ghashangan – SEXWITH – SEXWITCH

How To Waste A Moment – James Vincent McMorrow

Soak – GEMS – Kill the One You Love 


 Heavy Metal Detox – Wavves – 

Way Too Much – Wavves – V

Pony – Wavves – 

West Virginia – The Front Bottoms – Back On Top 

Marks to Prove It – The Maccabees – Marks to Prove it 


Jockey Full Of Bourbon – Octaves


Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips installing art at AVAM


                The American Visionary Art Museum is opening their new year-long exhibit this weekend. The Big Hope Show opens to the public Saturday and the party is Friday night. Sam Gallant had a chance to talk with one of the artists in the show, Wayne Coyne of The…

The Shadow- Oct. 2nd


The original artist was an Australian rock band that had a hit with this song from their “kicking” 1987 release. The song is about desiring you this evening. Or about being lonely, not thinking at all, and living life. The Shadow artist is a group of artists that came together for Mr. Hansen’s record club….

Downtown Upload: Will Glass of City Dining Cards

Downtown Upload

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: Downtown Upload Previous episodes here. Tweet

Weekend on the Radio: October 1st – 4th


It’s a busy weekend in Baltimore, but there is an impending storm coming to town, so be sure to check with the venue for updated information regarding potential cancellations or postponements. If the weather holds, check out the Transmodern Festival, or the Columbia Festival for the arts. There’s also lots of great music options, including…

The Shadow- Oct. 1st


Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie did this song originally, inspired after the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. The original that we will hear today was done in 1971 on this English rock bands IVth album. It’s a song that is feeling appropriate today with all this rain, and all of the impending rain. Chicago…

WTMD Homebrew Competition Saturday, November 7


WTMD, Nepenthe Homebrew, and Bond Distributing Company present the WTMD Homebrew Competition Saturday, November 7th. Tickets at Tweet

The Shadow – Sept. 30th


The original artists of today’s Shadow is a band made up of Canadian and American musicians.  They took their name from a streetroller and the song was sung not by the writer because the band’s management thought his voice was “too weird”.  Nowadays, we know he can sing! The cover artists come from Houston, and…

The Shadow- September 29th


The original artist was a combative rock-n-roll band calling from London. This song is one of their best known, and the back-up vocals are sung in Spanish. It’s a tune about making tough decisions and it asks a hard question about Mick’s location. So it seems only fitting that this rock band from Mali Shadow…

WTMD’s Soul Brunch with Gospel Machine, Sunday October 18th

soul brunch

Join us for a soul shaking WTMD fundraiser with the Minneapolis based Gospel Machine. It’s our first ever Soul Brunch featuring a full Southern inspired brunch menu and the garage-soul of Gospel Machine featuring the stunning vocals of Jayanthi Kyle. If you are a fan of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings or Fitz &…

The Shadow- Sept. 29th


The original artist came up with this song from one of their kid Julian’s drawing of a classmate. She was the inspiration for the song, not LSD, as the legend goes. She passed away on this day in 2009 from complications from Lupus. Elton John does a great version, so does the Flaming Lips with…

Announcing WTMD’s 70th birthday tribute to Divine!

WTMD's birthday tribute to Divine is Friday Oct. 16. Tickets: Poster by Alex Fine

On Friday, Oct. 16, WTMD is paying tribute to the actor, musician — and true Baltimore character — Divine, a few days before what would have been his 70th birthday. >>Tickets are available here<< Bobby E Lee & the Sympathizers, Pure Junk, Sweepstakes, Cowabunga Pizza Time and Ellen Degenerate will perform Divine’s songs. Single Carrot…

Weekend on the Radio: Sept. 24th – 27th


This weekend is packed. We can only touch upon just some of the things happening this weekend. Check it out below, and find out more info here. Submit your events here. And visit our sponsor, Live Baltimore, HERE! Tweet

The Shadow- Sept. 25th


I like dancing on the weekends. So let’s do this. The original artist is a group of Canadian males that would not wear protection or coverings on their heads. This is their only lasting hit, a 1983 song about being free to express yourself with movement to music. The song has been satirized as “The…

The Shadow- Sept. 24th


The original artist was a prolific reggae recording artist often referred to as “The Cool Ruler”. He passed away in October of 2010 at the age of 59, but his music lives on. This song is much like a lot of his music, a love song, but it’s getting a late notice. The Shadow artist…

The Shadow – Sept. 23rd


Today’s shadow is a narrative of generational poverty, despair and violence written by Mac Davis and made famous by an iconic singer who had a massive come back hit with it in 1969. The cover artist is a successful singer-songwriter/musician/activist who began recording with a few thousand maniacs in 1981 and co-headlined the 2nd Lilith…