Category Archives: Interviews

A John Waters Christmas

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John Waters is many things; director, writer, comedian- and he is synonymous with Christmas in Baltimore. He is putting on his annual show tonight at the Baltimore Soundstage. WTMD’s Sam Gallant spoke with John Waters about Christmas, music, Hanukkah, hitch-hiking, and more. Happy Holidays!

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…

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…

Video: Letitia Van Sant Live In-Studio

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Letitia Van Sant performs her song “When I Was Your Age” for WTMD’s Live Lunch on October 31, 2014.

Meet ‘Test Patterns’ artists Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn

Artists Jessie Unterhalter (left) and Katey Truhn typically work on outdoor installations, but they're going indoors for "Test Patterns" at WTMD.

At 7 p.m. Friday, WTMD hosts the opening reception to “Test Patterns,” a new installation by artists Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn featuring videos by Robby Rackleff. (The exhibit is a partnership with BmoreArt, curated by Alex Ebstein.) Unterhalter and Truhn studied together at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and became artistic partners in…

Grounded at Everyman Theatre

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Everyman Theater has a new play on stage through November 16th. Grounded, is written by George Brant, directed by Derek Goldman and stars Megan Anderson. Everyman founder Vinnie Lancisi stopped by WTMD and talked with Sam Gallant.

Video: St. Paul & The Broken Bones Live In-Studio

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St. Paul & The Broken Bones perform “Call Me” for 89.7 WTMD’s Live Lunch on Thursday, October 16th, 2014.

Video: Ruut Live In-Studio

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Ruut performs “Canyon” for 89.7 WTMD’s Live Lunch on Friday, October 10th, 2014

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…

Video: Jukebox The Ghost Live In-Studio

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Jukebox The Ghost performs “Empire” for 89.7 WTMD’s Live Lunch on Friday, August 22nd, 2014.

Video: Carl Filipiak and the Jimi Jazz Band Live In-Studio

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Carl Filipiak and the Jimi Jazz Band perform “Wakan Tanka” for 89.7 WTMD’s Live Lunch on August 8, 2014.

WTMD’s 5 emerging stars of Baltimore’s music scene, as heard on The World Cafe

Baltimore experimental rockers Celebration are one of the city's rising stars.

Yesterday, NPR’s the World Cafe spotlighted Baltimore’s music and culture as part of the show’s “Sense of Place Series.” Host David Dye had a session with breakout stars Future Islands, and led a tour through Baltimore music past and present — with some help from the WTMD staff. One of Dye’s segments was a list…

Video: Max Frost Live In-Studio

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Max Frost performing “White Lies” live on WTMD 89.7

Video: Rubblebucket Live In-Studio

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Rubblebucket performs for WTMD’s Live Lunch!

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