Category Archives: 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…

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…

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 undergarment that inspired his most notorious song. “I was like, ‘Hey, what’s that?,’” he said. “‘What is that — whatever you’re garnishing — that has me all starry-eyed?’” Loved by many, reviled…

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

7 Baltimore artists re-interpret Sisqo's "The Thong Song"

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 Horse Lords…

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

The Lone Bellow Live at WTMD on March 31, 2015. Photos courtesy of Jordan August.

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.

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 on the road opening for Sylvan Esso, testing eight of her new tracks in front of live audiences. When she gets back, Wasner plans to work…

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.

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.

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.

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.

Listen: Deaf Scene on Baltimore Hit Parade


Sam Sessa’s house band is Deaf Scene on this episode from the Baltimore Hit Parade Archives. Deaf Scene is an instrumental drum-bass-guitar trio experimental group from Baltimore.

Listen: Horse Lords on Baltimore Hit Parade


The instrumental quartet Horse Lords are one of the leaders in Baltimore’s experimental music scene. Check out the interview with Sam Sessa from the Baltimore Hit Parade Archives.

Listen: Lauren Ruth Ward on Baltimore Hit Parade


On this episode from the Baltimore Hit Parade Archives, Sam Sessa has the first radio interview from talented and promising singer and songwriter Lauren Ruth Ward.

Listen: Roomrunner on Baltimore Hit Parade


Sam Sessa talks with Roomrunner on this episode of Baltimore Hit Parade Archives. Roomrunner is  a loud and heavy band who is releasing their new EP ‘Separate’ that has melodic and thoughtful passages.

Letitia VanSant’s Record Release Party

Letitia Van Zant

Letitia VanSant visits ‘TMD to share her new album, Parts And Labor, play a new song called ‘Bootstraps,’ and to chat with morning show host Alex Cortright about her record release party at the Baltimore Creative Alliance on Friday, February 27, 2015.

Cris Jacobs and Kenny Liner on WTMD (for a very good cause!)

Cris Jacobs and Kenny Liner, known for their band The Bridge, join morning show host Alex Cortright for a cracklin’ Blind Faith cover and to speak about the Hopewell Cancer Support fundraiser on Saturday, February 28, 2015. The Bridge reunite for special performance at the benefit.