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 of 5 up-and-coming Baltimore musicians, presented by Sam Sessa, WTMD’s Baltimore music coordinator. Listen to the full segment here — and download all five songs for free.
Here is the list, in no particular order:
You hear so much about Baltimore’s experimental music scene, but this city also has a vibrant Americana scene. The Herd of Main Street, led by the husband-and-wife duo of Peter and Gena McKibben, is one of the standouts.
A band of mostly music majors, Super City adds gorgeous, intricate instrumental passages onto already solid songwriting.
As you might guess from listening to this song, Sun Club is a really fun band to see live. They’re big and loud, with gang vocals — and did we mention loud? Enjoy.
Originally written as a gift for drummer David Bergander’s son Asa, “Tomorrow’s Here Today” kicked around for several years before Celebration decided to record and release it on their new album, “Albumin.”