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The Saturday Alternative: 10-03-15

Dig into this week’s Saturday Alternative playlist! Our Fitting Room album was V, the new album from Nathan Williams and Wavves. It’s out now on Ghost Ramp/Warner Bros..


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Weekend on the Radio: October 1st – 4th


It’s a busy weekend in Baltimore, but there is an impending storm coming to town, so be sure to check with the venue for updated information regarding potential cancellations or postponements. If the weather holds, check out the Transmodern Festival, or the Columbia Festival for the arts. There’s also lots of great music options, including…

WTMD Homebrew Competition Saturday, November 7


WTMD, Nepenthe Homebrew, and Bond Distributing Company present the WTMD Homebrew Competition Saturday, November 7th. Tickets at

WTMD’s Soul Brunch with Gospel Machine, Sunday October 18th

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Join us for a soul shaking WTMD fundraiser with the Minneapolis based Gospel Machine. It’s our first ever Soul Brunch featuring a full Southern inspired brunch menu and the garage-soul of Gospel Machine featuring the stunning vocals of Jayanthi Kyle. If you are a fan of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings or Fitz &…

Weekend on the Radio: Sept. 24th – 27th


This weekend is packed. We can only touch upon just some of the things happening this weekend. Check it out below, and find out more info here. Submit your events here. And visit our sponsor, Live Baltimore, HERE!

The Saturday Alternative: 09-19-15

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We kicked things off this week with a killer new song from Earl Burrows, the project of Mark Watrous, who is a former touring member of The Shins and The Raconteurs. We heard some dreamy new music from CHROMATICS, Emilie & Ogden, and Baltimore’s own Thrushes. We rocked out with brand new tracks from The…

Weekend on the Radio: Sept. 17th – 20th

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The time of year is right for all kinds of fun weekend events. This weekend we have Hampden Fest, and the Baker Awards party at the BMA. Live musically speaking, Letitia VanSant is playing her last show with the Bonafides at Baldwins Station, John Ginty and Cris Jacobs are all over the place this weekend,…

In The Mix: Fast Romantics


        Toronto-based band Fast Romantics have a bona fide hit on their hands with “Julia.” This song draws you in from the very first notes, a high-energy dose of well-polished power pop that might have you thinking Nick Lowe circa 1979.  For the music video, they edited themselves into some footage from…

The Saturday Alternative: 09-12-15


This week on The Saturday Alternative, we started things off by getting grungy with Greys, a post-punk band out of Toronto. We heard new music from Bassh, a new band made up of members of Matrimony and Band of Horses. Their sound is a nice blend of soaring synth-pop and sprawling americana. We did a…

Weekend on the Radio: Sept. 10th – 13th

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It’s a funny and poetic weekend in Baltimore. Share your life at Gallery 788 with Mortified Baltimore, get artsy at Towson University, and take in some comedy at the Torrent Night Club. There’s also live music at WTMD with Saun & Starr, Natural Velvet is at The Crown, Lydia Loveless and friends are at the…

In The Mix: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats


  If you were watching the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon back in early August, you might have caught Nathaniel Rateliff and his band The Night Sweats making their television debut and pouring it all out on stage during a performance of a song called “S.O.B.” That performance got a lot of people talking (including…

Weekend on the Radio: Sept. 3rd – 7th

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It’s a long Labor Day weekend. Make your plans with Sam and Don and Weekend on the Radio, made possible by Live Baltimore. There’s the final First Thursday, there’s also a birthday party for Baltimore Clayworks Friday night. Lots of music too, including Bosley at the Ottobar, Rodrigo y Gabriella at Wolf Trap, and Billy…

In The Mix: Pure Bathing Culture


  Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman have been making music together for several years. They played with Andy Cabic in the band Vetiver for a while where they began to connect musically before going on to play shows as Pure Bathing Culture. They got a lot of attention back in 2013 with the release of…

The Saturday Alternative: 08-29-15


This week on The Saturday Alternative, we rocked out with brand new music from The Dead Weather, The Fratellis and Australian punk rockers Royal Headache. We heard a catchy new single from Emily Haines and Metric, and had some fun with with the energetic Baltimore band, Sun Club. They just signed to ATO Records and…

Weekend on the Radio Aug. 27th – 30th


Time to make your plans with Sam and Don. It’s Weekend on the Radio, made possible by Live Baltimore. There’s the Charm City Mods vs. Rockers event. There’s also a wizard at AVAM, Silversun Pickups and oysters in Fells. Plus the All Mighty Senators are at BWI, The Fleshtones are at the Patterson, and the…

In The Mix: Gospel Machine


  Minneapolis quintet Gospel Machine describe themselves as a “garage gospel” band. Their music brings to mind some of the greats, like Otis Redding and Sharon Jones, and it’s that garage-grit and attitude, along with frontwoman Jayanthi Kyle’s stunning vocals, that make their sound so authentic. We’ve taken notice here at WTMD, and we think…