BWI and WTMD Partner to bring Washington and Baltimore Bands to the Airport!


WTMD has partnered with BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to bring Baltimore and DC artists even more exposure to people from around the country and around the world. Each Friday you can see a band from the Baltimore-Washington region play live in the airport by baggage belt number five from 7 to 10 pm! The Herd…

Get Ready for Music Madness 2015!

Music Madness Graphic with dates and pledge info

Music Madness is back! Get your court side seat and be ready to hear all the action as your favorite musical giants go head to head March 5th through the 13th. Who will come out on top this year? It’s anyone’s game. How do you play?  Download the bracket and fill out your best guesses. …

Live Lunch with The Sharp Things, Friday February 6th

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Live Lunch returns this Friday, Feb 6th as we welcome the New York City based musical collective, The Sharp Things. Join us for an hour of infectious Indie chamber pop with The Sharp Things this Friday on Live Lunch right here in the WTMD performance studion. We are located at 1 Olympic place, right off…

News & Culture

Downtown Upload: New Restaurants

Downtown Upload

The Downtown Upload Weekly Podcast, with Megan Isennock from the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore featuring information and interviews on the people and places that make life Good for Downtown. Good for Baltimore. Listen below: Downtown Upload Previous episodes here.

Sunny Side Up: Charlie Mars


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


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…

WTMD to debut new Panda Bear track as part of worldwide live radio broadcast

WTMD will debut a song from the new Panda Bear album on Tuesday Jan. 6. (Press photo by Fernanda Pereira)

WTMD is thrilled to announce the radio premiere of “Acid Wash,” a new track from the forthcoming Panda Bear album “Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper,” at 2 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 6, as part of a global radio broadcast coordinated by Domino Records. Instead of debuting the album on a blog stream, Domino asked 14…

Sunny Side Up: Sallie Ford


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

JW Xmas

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

Sylvan Esso

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…

The Shadow- Jan 28st


The original artist took a leap of faith. This super group put out one album in 1969 and this is obviously on it. A perfect song for the afternoon commute, but I don’t want you to get lost, so listen to the directions. The song has been Shadowed dozens of times by the likes of…

The Shadow- Jan. 27nd


The original artist is a band out of Toronto that has made a splash in the music world with their self-titled debut release. The only issue I take with them is that they misspell their name “conzztantly”. This song is going to be very familiar to you if you’ve been listening lately, and it’s about…