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Category Archives: Interviews

Inside ‘Everything On It,’ WTMD’s first installation art exhibit

"The Worm" by Andrew Liang is part of "Everything On It," WTMD's first installation art exhibit.

Listen: ‘Everything On It’ Power rangers, teenage mutant ninja turtles and other whimsical figures dance along a giant black swirl painted on the wall inside WTMD’s conference room. In the lobby, the windows are dotted with dozens of black vinyl cutouts in different shapes and sizes. It’s all part of “Everything On It,” an exhibit created…

Free reception for new art exhibit ‘Everything On It’ 7 p.m. Friday March 28

Vinyl cutouts from Zoe Friedman (left) and cartoon-style mural paintings by Andrew Liang (right) are part of "Everything On It," a new art exhibit at WTMD.

Two of Baltimore’s most exciting young artists have come together to transform the WTMD studios with an art exhibit designed just for this space. Andrew Liang and Zoe Friedman are re-imagining WTMD with vinyl cutouts, cartoon-style mural paintings, videos and more. WTMD is partnering with the award-winning online publication Bmoreart for the exhibit, titled “Everything…

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

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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.

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…

Soledad O’Brien Guest DJ and Interview

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Soledad Obrien’s series “Black in America” takes a hard look at race. Now Soledad is bringing it to you in person at the SECU Arena at Towson University tonight. The town hall style event is open to the public and tickets can be obtained here. Listen to the interview with Sam Gallant below and hear…

Baltimore Backtrack: Emerson’s Old Timey Custard-Suckin’ Band

The liner notes from Emerson's first and only album.

If you looked at a list of the names of all the Baltimore bands from the past 40 years, one in particular is impossible to ignore. Emerson’s Old Timey Custard-Suckin’ Band was not only one of the most offbeat, but also one of the longest Baltimore band names. They were an acoustic quartet — Neil…

‘Drunk History’ to film at Mothers Grille Thursday

Bob Odenkirk (left) as Nixon and Jack Black as Elvis in the first episode of "Drunk History." The Comedy Central show will film at Mothers Grille 8 p.m. Thursday.

“Drunk History,” the Comedy Central show created by Lutherville native Derek Waters, will film part of an episode for its second season at Mothers Federal Hill Grille (1113 S. Charles St.) starting at 8 p.m. Thursday, according to the bar’s Facebook page and the Maryland Historical Society. On the show, which was recently renewed for…

With ‘Worst Case Scenario,’ Single Carrot Theatre returns to sketch comedy

Mike Smith (left) and Jenna Rossman perform in Single Carrot Theatre's "Worst Case Scenario." Credit: Britt Olsen-Ecker Photography

‘Listen to Elliott Rauh and Jessica Garrett read a sketch about jogging from Worst Case Scenario’ “Worst Case Scenario” is the name of the new sketch comedy from Baltimore’s Single Carrot Theatre. It’s an original production featuring 15 miniature plays focusing on fear – what’s the worst thing that could happen in seemingly innocuous situations,…

Amos Lee Loves B’More

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Philly native Amos Lee dropped by the TMD performance studio as he got ready for his gig at the Modell Lyric last night. The singer-songwriter with the James Taylor-like warmth in his voice just put out, perhaps, his best album, Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers Are Song. It’s got plenty of atmospheric rock textures to compliment…

Sunny Side Up: John Murry

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Southern singer-songwriter John Murry writes love songs with deep scars. They painfully trace a battle to kick an opiate addiction and separating from his family. But peek into his new album The Graceless Age, and you’ll find little beams of light amid the pain and darkness. John Murry is a fascinating person to have a…

Baltimore Hit Parade playlist – Super City, Nov. 5

Super City was the house band on Baltimore Hit Parade.

Super City is a new Baltimore band which brings together a prog-rock flourishes with strong pop sensibilities. Greg Wellham and Dan Ryan, two friends who had known each other for years but never played in a band together, founded Super City on a series of interlocking guitar riffs. They recruited a few other like-minded musicians,…