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Violent Femmes to play free show at WTMD studio

Image via the artist’s Facebook page.

UPDATE: The show has been cancelled.

Violent Femmes, the folk punk heroes behind such indie staples as “Blister in the Sun,” “American Music” and “Add it Up,” are playing a free show as part of WTMD’s Live Lunch series.

The group is squeezing in the free gig on July 31, in between shows in Washington D.C. and New York on a tour in support of “Hotel Last Resort,” the band’s 10th album. The record is due out tomorrow, and to the delight of hardcore fans, the website AllMusic.com said it “follows the formula the Violent Femmes have been perfecting since their inception, delivering an above average batch of their wiry, smart, and sometimes tortured songs.”

Beach House to serve as WTMD’s inaugural artist in residence

Photo by Shawn Brackbill.

Local dream-pop duo Beach House is the first artist in residence with Towson-based alternative music station WTMD, the station announced today.

So what does that mean exactly? It means vocalist/keyboardist Victoria Legrand and guitarist Alex Scally will offer a series of radio specials in the lead-up to the duo’s June 11 homecoming show at the Hippodrome Theatre.

Kids Rock: ‘Saturday Morning Tunes’ Comes to The Senator Theatre

Lard Dog & the Band of Shy. Image via WTMD.

On the first Saturday of December, WTMD’s popular “Saturday Morning Tunes” concert series moves to the historic Senator Theatre for a family-friendly, indoor music festival, presented by Live Baltimore.

First Thursdays to Return to Canton with Second Stage, Twice as Many Artists

An aerial look at a First Thursdays concert. Photo by Will Cocks, via WTMD.

First Thursdays are coming back to Canton Waterfront Park with an extra stage to feature even more artists.

Homebrewers to Face Off at ‘The Mighty Pint’ Competition in Towson

Promo for last year's competition, courtesy WTMD
Promo for last year’s competition, courtesy WTMD

Beer festivals are booming in the Baltimore area nowadays, with endless offerings and regular event featuring locally made craft brews. This weekend, Towson University radio station WTMD 89.7 is bringing back its own take on the local beer showcase with a competition for area homebrewers.

The BSO is Continuing its Series with Indie Bands


Baltimore Symphony November 20, 2008catch of the day fish (2)For the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, playing with indie bands is a way for an orchestra to reach a young, hip audience. For indie bands, playing with a famed symphony makes you sound both good and legitimizes your music. Given the win-win, it’s perhaps no surprise that WTMD’s Pulse series will be back for another season.

WTMD’s Rock and Roll Chili Bowl Has Global Cred

A past chili champ
A past chili champ

catch of the day fish (2)Combining a chili cookoff with some local music is usually enough to provide motivation to head to Towson on a Saturday. To provide a little extra get-up-and-go, WTMD is kicking it up with a little more.

WTMD’s Brews and Bands is Pouring on the Local Love



catch of the day fish (2)It’s time to get outside, and enjoy some local drink and music. Wedged between bluegrass-oriented fests at Red Shedman Farm and the Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival, WTMD has us covered this weekend.

Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner Kicks Off BWI Baggage Claim’s Winter Music Lineup


business-traveler-waits-luggagecatch of the day fish (2)Animal Collective provided the sounds of Baltimore-born bands through BWI on a busy travel day. In the coming weeks, a couple local musicians are taking the next step and playing the baggage claim.

Animal Collective’s Record Played for 24 Hours at BWI Before Anyone Noticed

Pleased with yourselves, Animal Collective?
Pleased with yourselves, Animal Collective?

Rock band Animal Collective’s move to debut a new album over BWI’s airport loudspeakers on one of the busiest travel days of the year seemed like a glorious accident when it was discovered by music writers. But like most good pranks, it involved months of sitting around and talking about it.