M. Ward on The TMD Morning Show

You may know M. Ward from one of his many musical endeavors. He's made a name for himself as a great singer and songwriter on his own, and as part of She & Him with Zooey Deschanel. He also made up one fourth of the great folk-rock supergroup Monsters of Folk alongside Conor Oberst, Mike [...]

By | May 11th, 2016|Categories: Culture and Arts, Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |

Alex Cortright speaks with Lesley Malin about the new production of Macbeth

“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.” WTMD morning man Alex Cortright discusses Shakespeare’s infamous “Scottish play” with CSC’s managing director (and Lady Macbeth herself), Lesley Malin.  Learn more and get your tickets at: […]

By | April 19th, 2016|Categories: Interviews|Tags: |

25th Annual Spoutwood Farm May Day Fairie Festival

The May Day Fairie Festival on Spoutwood Farm, just outside of Glen Rock PA, is one of the oldest and largest Fairie Festivals in the world. Celebrating and reconnecting with nature and the lore of fairies, sprites, pixies, and other woodland creatures for 25 years. Local Green Man and founder of the festival, Rob Wood, [...]

By | April 15th, 2016|Categories: Interviews|

“A Christmas Carol” at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Charles Dickens' heart-warming holiday story of redemption comes to life with a unique Baltimore twist. Here WTMD morning host Alex Cortright chats with the real life father-son duo, Patrick and Hal Kilpatrick, who play Bob Cratchit and his son, Tiny Tim.

By | December 8th, 2015|Categories: Interviews|

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 [...]

By | October 2nd, 2015|Categories: Culture and Arts, Interviews|

Alex chats with Chesapeake Shakespeare’s Ian Gallanar

Quick – everyone hide! Titus Andronicus is coming… This is Shakespeare’s bloodiest play and a brand new production is coming to the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s gorgeous new home in downtown Baltimore on October 23, just in time for Halloween. Here WTMD morning show host Alex Cortright speaks with CSC’s founding artistic director Ian Gallanar about [...]

By | September 23rd, 2015|Categories: Culture and Arts, Interviews|

Sisqo and the making of ‘The Thong Song,’ 15 years later

15 years after "The Thong Song" peaked on the Billboard charts, R&B singer Sisqo shares the stories behind his most notorious single (Handout image, graphic by Jason George) A devilish grin flashes across the face of R&B singer Sisqo when he thinks about the first time he laid eyes on the [...]

By | June 16th, 2015|Categories: Baltimore Hit Parade, Culture and Arts, Interviews|

Sisqo’s ‘The Thong Song’ re-imagined by Horse Lords, TT the Artist, Wing Dam and more

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the summer of "The Thong Song," we asked 7 Baltimore musicians to re-imagine Sisqo's ode to the skimpiest of underwear. We couldn't be more excited with the results. TT the Artist teamed up with producer Schwarz for the banger "2 Much Junk In My Trunk." Experimental groups [...]

By | June 16th, 2015|Categories: Baltimore Hit Parade, Culture and Arts, Interviews|Tags: , , |

Photos: WTMD Brews and Bands – April 18, 2015

WTMD's 1st Annual Brews and Bands

By | April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Interviews, Music News, Photo Galleries, WTMD Live|

1st Annual Brews & Bands Fest – Saturday, April 18th

WTMD and Wells Discount Liquors present the 1st annual Brews & Bands. Tickets at and at the door.

By | April 10th, 2015|Categories: Interviews, WTMD Live|

Photos: The Lone Bellow Live In-Studio March 31, 2015

WTMD welcomed The Lone Bellow for an intimate members-only show and broadcast on March 31. They blew away the sold out crowd with their gorgeous harmonies and personable stories. Photos courtesy of Jordan August.

By | April 1st, 2015|Categories: Interviews, Photo Galleries|

Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner opens up about her songwriting process for new solo album

Baltimore singer and songwriter Jenn Wasner is working on a new full-length solo album under the name Flock of Dimes. (Photo by Mickey Freeland) With Wye Oak on hiatus from touring, Jenn Wasner has been working on songs for her first full-length album for her solo project, Flock of Dimes. This month she's [...]

By | March 24th, 2015|Categories: Baltimore Hit Parade, Culture and Arts, Interviews|

Listen: Adam Lempel on Baltimore Hit Parade

Sam Sessa's guest is Adam Lempel on this episode from the Batlimore Hit Parade Archives. Adam is a musician and composer who performs with the bands Adam Lempel and the Heartbeats as well as Weekends and Winks.

By | March 5th, 2015|Categories: Baltimore Hit Parade, Interviews|

Listen: Black Lung on Baltimore Hit Parade

Black Lung has the goal to be the loudest band in town, their new record is very heavy. See what Sam Sessa has to say about them on this episode from the Baltimore Hit Parade Archives.

By | March 4th, 2015|Categories: Baltimore Hit Parade, Interviews|

Listen: Celebration on Baltimore Hit Parade

Sam Sessa hosts living legends on this episode from the Baltimore Hit Parade Archives. Check out the thriving music scene, plus Celebration performs live in our studio.

By | March 4th, 2015|Categories: Baltimore Hit Parade, Interviews|

Listen: Ceramic Tones on Baltimore Hit Parade

David Neil Adams is the man behind Ceramic Tones, who makes music by beating his knuckles on ceramic plates and does spoken word as well. Check out this interesting interview, hosted by Sam Sessa, from the Baltimore Hit Parade Archives.

By | March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Baltimore Hit Parade, Interviews|