Category Archives: Interviews

Video: Delta Spirit performs “California” live in-studio

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In-studio performance by Delta Spirit at WTMD 89.7FM.

Video: June Star performs “Waiting for the Man” live in-studio

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June Star covers Velvet Underground’s “Waiting for the Man” for WTMD’s Live Lunch on December 5, 2014.

Sunny Side Up: Charlie Mars

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Charlie Mars accentuates the first ‘A’ in WTMD’s format (adult, album alternative). His elegant acoustic grooves and the unapologetic romantic conquests fleshed out in his lyrics, create moments of mature nocturnal listening. The always charming & affable Mississippi native employed the same musicians as his previous two records for his latest release The Money and…

Sunny Side Up: Cowbell

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British guitar & drum duo Cowbell stirred up WTMD in 2014 with a rockin’, bluesy little number with slide guitar and crashing cymbals called “Talulah.” Despite the minimal instruments, Jack Sandham & Wednesday Lyle brought a full-bodied sound to the TMD studios for their fun Sunny Side Up session. They played tunes off their debut…

Sunny Side Up: Sallie Ford

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Sallie Ford ditched her surfy guitar-drvien rock with her all-male bandmates (The Sound Outside) for a girls-only punk group with a sonic sense of adventure. Ford’s debut album under just her name, Slap Back, features infectious percussion, spacey keyboards and a suffer-no-fools attitude. She stopped by the TMD studios with just her electric guitar and…

Sunny Side Up: Boy and Bear

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Australian indie-folk quintet Boy & Bear’s latest album Harlequin Dream sets wild scenes of escapism and surreal dreams. The tight production, memorable guitar riffs & frontman Dave Hosking’s distinctive voice bring this band into their own and shed any lazy Mumford & Sons comparisons. Listen to their fun Sunny Side Up session below.

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