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Radiohead to Contribute Coronavirus Quarantine Entertainment - Will Release Weekly Archival Streaming Series

Radiohead fans in quarantine - this one's for you ... the band is joining the likes of The National in releasing weekly archival concert footage


“Now that you have no choice whether or not you fancy a quiet night in, may we draw your attention to these entertainments?”

The content is coming from the extensive Radiohead Public Library - which the band launched earlier this year. 


Just how long will this go?  According to the band - 

“We will be releasing one a week until either the restrictions resulting from current situation are eased, or we run out of shows”

The first release - is Live From a Tent in Dublin - a show filmed in  Dublin, Ireland  on October 8th, 2000.  The 23 song show took place 6 days after KID A was released - and incudes “Motion Picture Soundtrack” and “Bullet Proof…I Wish I Was,”.  Check it out below ... keep scrolling for the setlist ... 


Radiohead - Live From A Tent In Dublin (October 2000)






In Memory of John Prine - Austin City Limits is Featuring the Folk Singers 2018 Concert In Their Streaming Archives

With the news this week that John Prine had passed due to complications caused by coronavirus - Austin City Limits  (whos has already released 3 seasons of content from their archive) is featuring the folk singer's 2018 concert: 


Savor an hour-long set with songwriting legend John Prine. The veteran musician performs songs from his critically acclaimed recent album The Tree of Forgiveness, as well as gems from his catalogue


Enjoy - 



Remembering John Prine and Bill Withers - Artists Pay Tribute to the Latest Losses of the Musical World

With two of music's heavy weights passing in one week - naturally the tributes have come pouring in. 


Soul legend Bill Withers passed on March 30, 2020 from heart complications at the age of 81.  


In a statement to the Associated Press his family said:


We are devastated by the loss of our beloved, devoted husband and father. A solitary man with a heart driven to connect to the world at large, with his poetry and music, he spoke honestly to people and connected them to each other. As private a life as he lived close to intimate family and friends, his music forever belongs to the world. In this difficult time, we pray his music offers comfort and entertainment as fans hold tight to loved ones.

Some of the tributes to Withers include:


Jim James of My Morning Jacket performing a resonating version of 'Lean on Me' on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (from home of course) 




Portugal. the Man revealed their cover of 'Lovely Day' along with this touching message:


We did a cover of “Lovely Day”, we know it pales in comparison to the original but there is something special that happens when you learn how to play your favorite songs. We grew up listening to AM radio in remote Alaska and Bill Withers was one of the mainstays on those long drives to the grocery store. Bill’s music is imprinted in our DNA. It touches everything we do and we love him for the gifts he gave us. Bill will be missed but his music will live on forever. 

Thank you Bill. We love you.



The second musician lost in the week was John Prince - the legendary singer songwriter who succumbed to coronavirus complications.  


The tributes are pouring in for John as well - 


Fellow folk icon Joan Baez shared a video of her at home playing Prine’s “Hello in There”



Local musician Tristan Gilbert posted his tribute - a cover of In Spite of Ourselves 



Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, along with his sons Spencer and Sammy, covered “Illegal Smile” during on of theirStuffinourhoue livestreams:



The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy posted a cover of  Prine during a livestream on Sunday, doing a rendition of “Angel from Montgomery.”





Dave Grohl takes to social media to share some of his true life stories to spread some cheer and pass the time


My Name is Dave.


Sometimes I play drums.


Sometimes I play guitar


Sometimes I tell stories. 


I'm currently looking for work, so I thought I'd pass the time by writing true short stories that will make people smile.  (I'm also a total f*cking spaz who can't sit around doing nothing) 


That's the opening line from @DavesTrueStories - an instagram page started by Dave Grohl.  


And if you know anything about Dave Grohl - you know he's a great story teller and with his illustious career- he's probably got a million of them ... 


Since the page has gone up - Dave has shared stories about everything from his mother to Ozzy Osborne ... check them out below - and be sure to give @DavesTrueStories a follow ... you never know - maybe Mr. Grohl will decide to perform live on there ;) 


Photo: Tedd Henn 


(Each story has multiple pages - tap the arrow on the right side for the story for the next page)


4th of July in Springfield featureing Dave's Mom :) 



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On playing Ozzfest



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Jamming with Prince









No Band? No Problem - Declan McKenna's Social Distancing Performance of 'Beautiful Faces' features Declan McKenna, Declan McKenna, Declan McKenna, and Declan McKenna

There's a line in the Declan McKenna song Beautiful Faces that goes:


"tonight I’m good staying inside but I’ll be dancing for sure"


We liked the song way before the whole #StayHome movement - but it hits a little closer to home these days ...


Anyways -it seems that Declan was itching to jam with this band this past weekend - but also wanted show he was practicing his best social distancing - he recruited some alternate musicians to accompany him - Declan McKenna, Declan McKenna, Declan McKenna, and Declan McKenna ... pretty clever! 


Declan McKenna - Beautiful Faces (Sunday Brunch) 





Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel & Stephen Colbert Will Co-Host a COVID-19 TV Event Special To Be Aired Around the World

The Covid 19 pandemic has seen some amazing acts of coming together around. the world - and now the big three of late night television - Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel & Stephen Colbert will come together to co host a special celebrating the efforts of community health workers and promoting the fight to end the COVID 19  global pandemic.  


What's even more impressive is lineup of celebrities Lady Gaga has curated to perform from home for One World: Together at Home.  


Scheduled to appear are: Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan, Stevie Wonder and friends of Sesame Street.


The special will air on April 18 from 8-10pm on ABC, NBC and CBS - as well as networks across the world.


The event is being coordinated by by social action platform Global Citizen and the World Health Organization - who has also been organizing individual "at home concerts" with artists like Jack Johnson, MIchael Franti, Coldplay and more 



Broadcast channels set to air the special include Bravo, E!, MSNBC, NBCSN, NBC News, NBC News on YouTube, Peacock, Syfy, USA, ABC News, ABC News Live, Freeform, Nat Geo, Channel 5 in the UK, Network Ten in Australia, and Telefe in Argentina, BET and MTV's 180 global affiliates, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land and VH1,  Bell Media (Canada), MultiChoice, and RTE (Ireland).


Online streaming services airing the special include Amazon Prime Video, Apple, Facebook, Hulu, Instagram, TIDAL, TuneIn, Twitch, Twitter, Yahoo and YouTube. 


The National Begin Sharing Classic Shows and Footage to Raise Money for Touring Crew

The National recently announced they plan to help support their touring crew "family" who is currently out of work because of the live show's the band has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic (they also have had to cancel their Homecoming festival).  


Last week, the band announced that they will be supporting their 12 member touring crew - by dotting all of the proceeds from their official online merch sales and new fanclub memberships to their 'family' who has been out of work due to the band having to cancel shows because of the Coronavirus 


They are taking things a little further now - with what they are calling “communal events” -  releasing content from “our vaults, classic live sets, or some unseen/rarely seen footage to pass the time at home” each Monday.   The releases will be accompanied by a fundraising effort found here.




“Our crew are the lifeblood of our touring operation and have become family through the many years we’ve worked together.  If you are enjoying these concerts and would like to continue to support, you can donate here,” 


The band's first release - a classic 57 minute set from the 2013 Hurricane Festival in Scheeßel Germany.  


The National - Live From Hurricane Festival (June 21, 2013)



The band reiterates the philanthropic mission behind the release - 


Please support our crew:




Our crew are the lifeblood of our touring operation and have become family through the many years we’ve worked together. As uncertainty looms over the state of the live concert industry, we will direct all profits from merch sales through our webstore, new Cherry Tree enrollments, and sales from the Cherry Tree members-only store to support our crew members throughout this crisis to the best of our ability.









The National Setlist Hurricane Festival 2013 2013, Trouble Will Find Me



Sheryl Crow & Citizen Cope release Cover of Bill Withers' 'Lonely Town, Lonely Street'

Last September - Sheryl Crow released what she claims to be her final album, Threads. It includes guest features from Bonnie Raitt, Chuck D, Eric Clapton, Sting, Kris Kristofferson, St. Vincent, James Taylor, Maren Morris, Gary Clark Jr., Brandi Carlile, Emmylou Harris, and Neil Young.


It appears that there was one more collaboration she had up her sleeve - a cover of Bill WIthers' “Lonely Town, Lonely Street” she recorded with Citizen Cope and she has released the song following the news of his death last week. 


Crow spoke about Withers: 


“I love Bill Withers. His passing last week was a heavy blow, on top of the challenges we’re all facing just trying to live day to day right now ... After making incredible, beautiful, funky records like ‘Ain’t No Sunshine,’ ‘Grandma’s Hands,’ ‘Use Me,’ and ‘Lean On Me,’ Bill got tired of the music business and stopped recording in 1985. When I was fortunate enough to meet him, I begged him to make music again and he replied, ‘I am a stonemason now and I am good at it!’ He told me he was happy and didn’t want to make music anymore.


Times like these remind us about what’s really important in life — love, family, living life in harmony with each other and our planet. Bill’s music was about that, and so much more.”





Revisiting Our 40 Favorite REM Songs on the 40th Anniversary of Their First Show Ever

40 years ago - on April 5, 1980 - a band with no name took the stage at the former St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Athens, Ga to play their first show ever at at a friend's birthday party.  Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Bill Berry and Mike Mills would later go on to play hundreds more shows under the name REM


Michael Stipe's thoughts on the show (that featured covers of the Sex Pistols' God Save the Queen, the Monkees' (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone and Jonathan Richman's Roadrunner) "It was really fun [but] I don't remember the last half of it." 


Bill Berry recalls being "scared sh*tless" 


Now - 40 years and 15 studio albums, four live albums, 14 compilation albums, one remix album, one soundtrack album, 12 video albums, seven extended plays, 63 singles, and 77 music videos later - we take a look at our 40 favorite REM songs.  


We tried to rank them. - but couldn't agree - so we broke them down into our top 10 and the other 30 ( in alphabetical order)


RNR's Top 10 REM Songs 

Fall on Me 


Everybody Hurts 




It’s The End Of The World As We Know It 


Don’t Go Back To Rockville 


Losing My Religion 


Man on the Moon 


Shiny Happy People 


E Bow the Letter




Our 30 other favorite REM Songs (in alphabetical order) 

All the Right Friends 

Bang and Blame 

At My Most Beautiful 

Bittersweet Me 

Carnival of Sorts 

Crush with Eyeliner



Driver 8

Finest Worksong 

Gardening At Night 

Half a World Away 

How The West Was Won and Where It Got Us 

King of the Road 

Orange Crush

Perfect Circle 

Pop Song 89 

Radio Free Europe 

Radio Song 

So. Central Rain 


Star 69

Strange Currencies 


Talk About the Passion

The Great Beyond 

The Lion Sleeps Tonight 

The One I Love 

The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight 

What’s The Frequency Kenneth




And if you made it this far - here's a REM's 1991 MTV Unplugged Session





Quarantine Kids Got Talent: Check out these kids showing off their skills while stuck at home

If there is any silver lining in the global COVID 19 pandemic - it is that it is happening at a time when we all have cameras in our pockets pretty much all the time and the ability to share our content with the world just by tapping the screen. 


While we've been enjoying all the living room concerts and ZOOM jam sessions - one thing we've really been digging is seeing how many freaking talented kids there are out there! 


Check out a few of our favorites ... and if you have one you want to share - send us some info at wrnrpromo@gmail.com ... or tag us (@103wrnr) on your social media :) 


We have to start with the OG of badass kids - 9 year old Nandi Bushell ... she's been our idol for a while - but challenging Travis Barker to a drum battle - that's next level! 


Travis Barker - Nandi Bushell - Drum Battle



Next we head to Italy - where this talented pair of 12 year old twins posted an inspiring violin rendition of Viva la Vida by Coldplay ... of the performance, they said:



“We thought we’d spend a bit of time with you all, from north to south. For us, music is a source of relief, and we hope you guys can use it too.  ‘Viva la Vida’ by Coldplay seemed like the perfect song for this Sunday, full of sunshine and hope.”


Mirko e Valerio, Violinisti Little Band covers "VIVA LA VIDA" (Coldplay) during quarantine in Italy



Next we have drummer from right here in Maryland (you can tell by his drum kit) .. 9 year old Rollins has posted a few videos of his guitar and drum skills - but this Nirvana jam is our favorite! 


In Bloom (Nirvana) - Drum Cover - 9 Year Old Rollins



Another local talent we found came to us in the mail .... seems that Nick saw our post about the CAAMP coloring book and took some time to complete the pages and send them to us ... Thanks Nick! 








Stayin Inside - Your Quarantined Weekend

WIth much of the country under stay at home orders to help stop the spread of COVID-19 - musicians have been going a little stir crazy ... many have done living room concerts (see some of our favorites here) ... but the social distancing required just means that the concerts are solo sets.  


But one group of musicians got a little creative - and used everyone's favorite new web conferencing software - ZOOM - to have a jam session .. and the output was somewhwre between a cornavirus anthem / PSA / parody song ... they reworked the classic BeeGees song  Stayin Alive and told a story of what we should all be doing this weekend - Stayin Inside. Bravo guys! 




In case you want to know where we'll be this weekend - its right here, listening to the best of the RNR-Chives 






John Krasinski's Some Good News Network is What We All Need Right Now


Why is it that the news only seems to report on the negative narratives?  That's a question we all seem to be asking - especially now.  The positive, feel good stories are always buried in the second or third segment of the broadcast ... 


Well, John Krasinski - aka Jim from The Office - has started his own news network - SGN (Some Good News network) 


He started the project with a tweet - asking people to send him some inspirational stories that are making them feel better these days 




And the response was unbelievable .. who knew - people want to hear positive news :) 

He got over 1,000 retweets and 20,000 likes ... so he decided to start his own network - via YouTube.  So far - as of March 31- he's only had one broadcast - but it covers a lot of positive stories, features some special guests, and even hints at a reunion of The Office! 


Check out SGN Season One Episode One : 






Dolly Parton Will Now Read Us Bedtime Stories Online ... and It's Just What We Need


It's quite understandable that some of us are experiencing some anxiety that could even be giving you trouble falling asleep these days ... 


Well, maybe this can help ease your mind at night ... Dolly Parton - the woman who "Will Always Love You" has announced a live bedtime story series ... cause you know - anyone can do a living room concert ;) 




The 9-5 star will kick off "Goodnight with Dolly"  Thursday (April, 2, 2020) at 7pm reading  "The Little Engine That Could".  The video series will continue each Thursday for 10 weeks with Dolly reading select titles from her Imagination Library collection of books.  Each book will be carefully chosen for their appropriate content at this moment in time.


So get all your chores done, brush your teeth, and put your jammies on and tune in to Goodnight with Dolly on YouTubeFacebookTwitter and Instagram


Dolly's Message about the service: 


“I hope this gift will further inspire a love of books and shared story time during this important time. … From everyone on our team, thank you so much for inspiring a love of reading in your family.  As I always say — We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails — and we’re going to do just that, together.”



The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, no matter their family’s income.  To date - they have sent 99 million free books to children throughout 4 countries.


Together at Home - Global Citizen launches a virtual no-contact concert series featuring The Lumineers, Jack Johnson, Michael Franti and more

With the Coronavirus essentially putting the entertainment world on pause - many musicians have been streaming live performances from their self quarantine locations.


Many artists, including Jack Johnson, Michael Franti, John Legend, Chris Martin, The Lumineers,  Hozier, and more have joined Global Citizen's “Together At Home” campaign - lending their performances to the campaign's mission of engaging and mobilizing "people to take urgent action in support of the global effort to tackle COVID-19." 


As the world unites in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the “Together At Home” campaign and virtual concert series works to engage and mobilize people to take urgent action in support of the World Health Organization (WHO), and help protect the world’s most vulnerable people from the effects of the pandemic. Join the campaign by taking meaningful action against COVID-19 here.


There are a bunch of concerts that have been uploaded to the web (here) for your viewing pleasure (but be sure to take part in the Together at Home Movement) 


Below are a few of our favorite sets :




The Lumineers


Chris Martin


Jack Johnson


Michael Franti


Noah Cyrus


caamp, the band from Ohio - making beautiful noise and fun coloring books

Good Morning Quarantine Caampers ... for today's arts and crafts activity- may we suggest that you head over to the CAAMP website and download the amazing coloring book the Ohio band CAAMP has put together for us.  


We thought it would be a nice activity to ease minds young and old while we’re all cooped up. It’s chock-full of poster art dating back to the earliest Caamp days


Aian - the coloring book is available at caamptheband.com/home .. get to coloring and let us see some of your art! We'd love to post it on our walls 







The National share 2010 'High Violet' concert video, announce fundraiser for out of work crew members

The National have announce they will commemorate the 10th anniversary of their 5th studio album, High Violet, with a special first-ever vinyl pressing of ‘High Violet Expanded Edition’.  The record, available June 19 (pre order here) features the original 10 original tracks as well as additional tracks “Wake Up Your Saints,” an alternate version of “Terrible Love,” and “Walk Off.”



The band paired the announcement with the release of “The National - ‘High Violet’ Live From Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)” capturing the National’s May 2010 performance of High Violet at Brooklyn Academy of Music.  You can stream the footage below. 


Last week, the band announced that they will be supporting their 12 member touring crew - by dotting all of the proceeds from their official online merch sales and new fanclub memberships to their 'family' who has been out of work due to the band having to cancel shows because of the Coronavirus 


“Our crew are the lifeblood of our touring operation and have become family through the many years we’ve worked together.  As uncertainty looms over the state of the live concert industry, we will direct all profits from merch sales through our webstore, new Cherry Tree fan club enrollments, and sales from the Cherry Tree members-only store to support our crew members throughout this crisis to the best of our ability.”



The National - ‘High Violet’ Live From Brooklyn Academy of Music




Michael Stipe Shares New Song 'No Time for Love Like Now' - Collaboration with Aaron Dessner of The National

Former REM frontman Michael Stipe has taken to the internet during his self isolation to share a new song he has been working on.  The (in the works) song titled “No Time for Love Like Now” is a collaboration with Aaron Dessner of the National. 


Stipe posted a video of him providing vocals along with the music being played from a laptop.  


This is the third solo track Stipe has released in the recent months, following “Your Capricious Soul” and “Drive to the Ocean" - which you can keep scrolling to hear 

No Time for Love Like Now



Drive to the Ocean [OFFICIAL]

Your Capricious Soul (Official Video)



Stipe also updated the lyrics to R.E.M.’s 1987 hit “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” after it reentered the singles charts during the COVID-19 pandemic 




Watch Elvis Costello's 'Live From Isolation' Living Rooms Show for Artists4NHS

Elvis Costello is the latest artist to get in on the virtual 'living room concerts' during the coronavirus pandemic.  


Costello posted a pre-recorded that encouraged charitable giving to the National Health Service, Britain’s publicly funded healthcare system.


In the video - Costello answers some fan questions - including his opinion of Linda Ronstadt’s covers of his songs, including “Alison.”


His answer - 

“I have to be honest, when I heard her version, I thought she sang it well, but I really hated the arrangement”  but goes on to say “I was a little bit too full of myself, to say the least”

Apparenly no one told Elvis to film with his phone horizontal ... but whatever :P

Elvis Costello - from isolation - Artists4NHS (March 2020)




Bob Dylan Does A Quarantine Clean Out - Decides To Release First New Song in 8 Years

It appears Bob Dylan had some Quarantine Cleaning Up to do  ... and in the process found a song he never released ... and has decided now was as good of a time as any to release it




Bob Dylan. Murder Most Foul. Link in Bio.

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The song - his first new track in eight years - was released on Friday (3/27), and is a 17-minute-long ballad “Murder Most Foul”  The song centers around November 22, 1963 -  the “dark day in Dallas” when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  The song also references Woodstock, Patsy Cline and The Beatles. 


So clear your schedule for the next 17 minutes and take a listen 






Clyde's Restaurant Group launches the Food it Forward program to provide food to vulnerable populations  while supporting the restaurant industry

Clyde’s Restaurant Group, that runs the live music venues The Soundry and The Hamilton - as well as dozens of other restaurants in the Baltimore and DC area - has partnered with KNEAD Hospitality + Design has announced the launching of Food it Forward - an initiative that will support the hard-hit restaurant industry and provide quality food to vulnerable populations in the greater DMV.   





The program works like this - you can visit https://fooditforwarddc.com - and purchase meals that will be packaged by a participating restaurants that will then be distributed to those who need it most in the DC area by Martha’s Table.  Therefore - a meal purchased  not only supports local restaurants but also provides healthy food to our local community members affected by the COVID-19 Crisis. 




Martha's Table is an institution with 40 years of experience supporting strong children, strong families, and strong communities.


John McDonnell, Chief Operating Officer of Clyde’s Restaurant Group said - 

“We truly feel blessed by making what we feel is a profound connection. There are people who want to help. There are people who are desperate for food. There are people who can make this food and need work. Food It Forward is the solution.”




Missed Dave Matthews' LiveStream Living Room Show? You Can Rewatch It Here

Earlier this week, Verizon announced  Pay It Forward Live, a weekly streaming entertianment series that will raise money to support small businesses affected by COVID-19.  


The series will stream live every Tuesday/Thursday at 8 p.m. ET cia Verizon's twitter (@Verizon) and on Yahoo Entertainment.  Verizon brought out a heavy hitter for their premiere episode - with Dave Matthews playing a solo set from his living room.  Dave was supposed to play for 30 min ... but ended up going for close to an hour.   You can check out the set and individual highlights (for the next week) below.  


The goal of Pay It Forward Live is to raise money for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, who in turn will “use the funds to provide grants of up to $10,000 to businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of COVID-19..."


Verizon has pledged a $2.5 million donation and will add another $2.5 million as Pay It Forward viewers call out support for their favorite local businesses as they watch :) 


Now on to Dave: 


Full set: 



Grey Steet:



Virginia In The Rain:



So Damn Lucky:




Want to help?  You can click below to support small businesses:

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Join Chris Hemsworth is offering free virtual workouts ... and we can't look away

So your gym is closed due to the Coronavirus shutdown?  No worries - Chris Hemsworth is here to keep your work out motivation going.  




That's right - the Avengers star is offering 6 weeks of free virtual workout via his app - Centr.  



Hi there all, during this period of self isolation and uncertainty, I am offering six weeks of my health and fitness program @Centrfit for FREE! Go to centr.com and sign-up. Centr was founded to make health and happiness accessible to all, and I hope that this will make that access even easier during the current global health crisis. I think now more than ever is when we need to focus on what I believe to be the 3 key pillars to living healthier and happier- movement, nutrition, and mental fitness. In recent weeks Centr has seen a groundswell of support from our customers and communities, with thousands of members around the world coming together and sharing how the program has brought them positivity and support during these difficult times. Available at centr.com only, for new users only.

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In addition to the workouts, the app also offers advice, recipes, and sleep meditations.




Centr was founded to make health and happiness accessible to all, and I hope that this will make that access even easier during the current global health crisis.



You can sign up and join in the work outs (or just watch) HERE 


Austin City Limits releases three season's worth of video archives for free streaming during COVID-19 pandemic

WIth the live music scene on pause, many people are going through a little concert withdrawl ... and the creators of Austin City Limits - the longest-running music TV series wants "the power of music to sustain us during this trying time."


They have graciousuly openned up their digital vaults and have posted  fan-favorite episodes from the recently broadcast Season 45 and the entire serious of perormances from  the previous two seasons - that's over 35 shows from the Austin City Limits Stage be available to stream free online at https://www.pbs.org/show/austin-city-limits/


We hand picked a few of our favorites ... but feel free to binge them all .. just stay inside - and practice social distanceing - no mosthing ;) 


The Raconteurs / Black Pumas


Maggie Rogers 


The Head and the Heart / Benjamin Booker


Vampire Weekend 


Billie Eilish


Father John Misty / The Black Angels


Brandi Carlile 



Maryland makers lend their skills to help produce equipment for medical workers during coronavirus pandemic


People are coming together and stepping up to help in some truly amazing ways to help out during the COVID-19 pandemic.  From purchasing food from a closed restaurant to feed a family in need to distillers replacing liquor production with hand sanitizer production to  simply staying inside - it is amazing to see people working together to help the world through this crisis. 


Some Maryland Makers are also pitching in - by making surgical masks and face shields for health care workers.  


When Baltimore Center Stage had to close its doors to audiences - their production staff, led by Costume Director David Burdick, decided to use their down productively by creating cloth hospital masks for their neighbor - Mercy Hospital Center.





The staff consulted with Mercy Hospital and CDC guidelines and began delivering the masks this week.


David told Fox 45 News - 

"This is a great thing that we have this focus and this is a thing we can focus on right now and hope to help people out"




Another group pitching in is Baltimore's Open Works - who is taking part in the  Makers Unite! - with their Face Shield Project




Through this project Open Works has started a volunteer based collaborative project to create  face shields medical workers are in dire need of using 3D printers.  These shields, which are being made using a design developed by Prusa Labs in the Czech Republic, when used with lower-grade surgical masks (like the ones mentioned above) can provide the CDC-recommended level of protection for health care workers and first responders on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.  



This project is truly a local collaboration- with anyone able to sign up to help (as long as they meet the criteria) 




The group We The Builders is organizing the printing of the parts needed while Open Works is collecting parts, sanitizing, assembling, and packaging them.  The group Innovation Works is dealing with taking orders from  health care providers and making sure the orders are fulfilled.  




For those who don't have a printer and want to help - financial donations are being accepted HERE



Someone Simulated the Camden Yards Condiment Race Since Opening Day Was Postponed

Today, March 26, was supposed to be Opening Day for the Baltimore Orioles ... a sacred day for most Baltimoreons ...  but since the O's aren't taking on the Yankees at Oriole Park - we're missing things like the Crab Shuffle, Clancy, World Famous Hot Dog Man, singing Thank God I'm a Country Boy ... and most importantly - the condiment races ! 


Well, Jonathan Monroe is today's hero - posting a simulated / homemade version of the race .  Well played Jonathan ... well played! 





Instead of being at Pickles or Sliders .. we're at home, under self Corn Teen