RNR News and Notes Archives for 2019-10

Get Your Spook On With The RNR Currated Halloween Playlist


Look out Monster Mash and Thriller - we've curateaded a special Halloween playlist of music you'll actually like ;) 


RNR's Not Your Ordinary Halloween Playlist (play all)




RNR's Not Your Ordinary Halloween Playlist - individual tracks - 

Radiohead - 2 + 2 = 5 + A Wolf at the Door 



Beck - Satan Gave me a Taco




The Black Keys - Howlin' For You  




Beck - Scarecrow ( Extended Version )




The White Stripes - Little Ghost



Pavement - The Killing Moon




The Smiths - Cemetry Gates




Stars - I Died So I Could Haunt You - The Five Ghosts (HD)



TV On The Radio - Wolf Like Me 




The Dead Weather - The Difference Between Us and I'm Mad



The Flaming Lips-Halloween on the Barbadry Coast



The National - Anyone's Ghost





Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings




Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll 



Band of Horses - Is There a Ghost




Spoon - The Ghost of You Lingers




Lord Huron - The Yawning Grave




Arctic Monkeys - Perhaps Vampires Is A Bit Strong But....



Musicians on Musicians: Billie Joe Armstrong interviews Billie Eilish [WATCH]




Musicians on Musicians is an interesting new feature by Rolling Stone where two artists sit down and discuss discuss their very different experiences of fame and success

In this episode - pop punk icon and Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstong speaks with the 2019 breakout  electropop / mumble rap / pop star Billie Eilish (remember when someone mashed the two artists up ???) 





In the interview - both parties expressed their admiration for each other: 


Armstrong lets Eilish know how much he appreciates her music for being “earnest” and sounding like “freedom”.


“I know this sounds [weird], but I always gravitate toward music that sounds like freedom. And that’s what I get from your music. It’s like an earnest person that’s expressing themselves and incorporating new sounds. Some of it sounds like jazz to me, if that’s cool to say ... The lyrics are also just very real. That’s important when you’re surrounded by things that sound synthetic and not very real.”


While Eilish's admiration showed a bit of the generation gap - LOL 


EILISH I can’t believe I’m in the room with the guy who was my wallpaper.

ARMSTRONG I was your wallpaper?

EILISH Yeah, on the lock screen on my phone.

ARMSTRONG Oh, that wallpaper. Awesome!




Did Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley kidnap the Eastport Oyster Boys for tug of war vengeance?

Breaking news out of the 21403 - The Eastport Oyster Boys seem to have gone missing ahead of Saturday's 22nd Annual Slaughter Across the Water / Tug of War, pitting Eastport vs. Annapolis.


Could Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley be "in" on the caper?  This footage seems to he is :) 


MRE Traitors Beware! - Annapolis Fights Back



Find out Saturday at the crack of noon. City Dock (or Second Street if you are in the MRE). 


The "Slaughter Across the Water" raises funds for The Bernie House, Eastport Elementary, Annapolis Elementary, Civil Air Patrol, Seeds 4 Success, Severn River Association and the Eastport Volunteer Fire Company.


If you go


Saturday at City Dock, 1 Dock Street

Party starts at 11 a.m.; first tug at noon

Free, or $75 for VIP access



Saturday on Eastport’s 2nd Street

Tugger registration at 10:45 a.m.; first tug at noon


Hear Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunite to cover John Lennon's "Grow Old with Me"

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, have released a cover of one of the final songs written by their late Beatles band mate John Lennon - “Grow Old with Me”.


The song was written prior to Lennon's death in 1980 and released posthumously on 1984’s Milk and Honey.  


The idea for the cover was conceived in the 90s and the two have finally gotten around to releasing the song.  


Their version of “Grow Old With Me” (which you can hear below) features Ringo Starr on drums and vocals,  Paul McCartney on bass and backing vocals, and The Eagles’ Joe Walsh on guitar - and is one of the tracks on Starr’s new solo album, What’s My Name, out now


Starr explained the song’s sentimental meaning:


“I’m an emotional person. And I just loved this song. I sang it the best that I could. I do well up when I think of John this deeply. And I’ve done my best. We’ve done our best. The other good thing is that I really wanted Paul to play on it, and he said yes. Paul came over and he played bass and sings a little bit on this with me. So John’s on it in a way. I’m on it and Paul’s on it. It’s not a publicity stunt. This is just what I wanted. And the strings that Jack arranged for this track, if you really listen, they do one line from ‘Here Comes the Sun’. So in a way, it’s the four of us.”

Ringo Starr - Grow Old With Me (Lyric Video)



What’s My Name Tracklist

  1. Gotta Get Up To Get Down
  2. It’s Not Love That You Want
  3. Grow Old With Me
  4. Magic
  5. Money (That’s What I Want)
  6. Better Days
  7. Life Is Good
  8. Thank God For Music
  9. Send Love Spread Peace
  10. What’s My Name

Cage The Elephant Debuts Interactive Music Video for 'Social Cues' [WATCH]


Cage The Elephant have debuted an interactive music video for “Social Cues,” - the bands latest #1 song - making them the #1 alternative band of the 2010s. 


The video features the band performing at Adult Swim’s FishCenter Live in Atlanta, GA, and had additional direction from singer Matt Shultz.


The video for their latest single also provides the phone number 615-235-5440 and encourages fans to text the band directly, who will be responding to questions and elaborating on the themes of their album, Social Cues.  


Cage The Elephant - Social Cues (Official Video)



Check out Pictures from Cage The Elephant at Merriweather Post Pavilion HERE

Coldplay Release 2 Tracks - 'Orphans' & 'Arabesque' From Double LP 'Everyday Life'

Coldplay have revealed two tracks from the double album, Everyday Life, Orphans” and “Arabesque”  - which you can hear below ...


The full album will be released Nov. 22


The band has been teasing the album in newspaper ads (that confirmed the album will have 16 tracks  


Cryptic Posters 


and even on their social media ... 



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 Both tracks were produced by the Dream Team, with Stromae providing vocals and Femi Kuti and his band playing horns on “Arabesque.”


Worth noting that “Orphans” and “Arabesque” are also available as a standard black and limited edition gold 7″ vinyl via Jack White’s Third Man Records.


The band will also appear as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on November 2. 


Coldplay - Orphans (Official Lyric Video)


Coldplay - Arabesque (Official Lyric Video)




Watch The National's Dramatic Performance of 'Where Is Her Head' On Kimmel



The Jimmy Kimmel Show's annual east coast run is coming to the end - and has seen some epic performances by local artists - including Bruce Springsteen and David Byrne - but last night's performance by The National was quite compelling by The National standards. 




Despite the recent success of the often performed and only recently released Rylan. the band chose to perform the song "Where Is Her Head,” one of the songs from their 2019 album I Am Easy To Find



The band was joined by  three singers — Eve Owen, Mina Tindle, and This Is The Kit’s Kate Stables  — who all guest on the new album (Stables also toured with the band this past summer and her band opened for The National on their Grammy-winning 2017 LP, Sleep Well Beast tour).


Watch the performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music below.


The National - Where Is Her Head





Watch Beck's Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) Directed Video for 'Uneventful Days'

We now have more visual brilliance to go along with the three tracks we have heard from Hyperspace - Beck's 14th studio album due out November 22nd.  


For the album's second single, “Uneventful Days” , musician/director Dev Hynes of Blood Orange has provided the visualization. 


The video features Evan Rachel Wood, Tessa Thompson and Alia Shawkat and Beck fans with attention to detail will spot the principals’ wardrobe nods to classic entries in the Beck video canon.  The intro of the video has audio from the album's title track - Hyperlife.  


Beck - Uneventful Days




Need more Beck?  Check out our podcast with BECK here. 


Hear Mumford & Sons' new single 'Blind Leading The Blind'


Mumford and Sons teased some new music this week with some cryptic social media posts ... 




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And today - the band made the big reveal - releasing the track 'Blind Leading the Blind' - which you can hear below. 


According to the band - the song is one they’ve been “working on, re-shaping, re-writing and generally re-imagining over the last 18 months”. 


Lead singer Marcus Mumford adds -

 “’Blind Leading The Blind’ has been a song we’ve had up our sleeves for some time, which ended up being a catalytic song for much of our work on ‘Delta’, its themes and feelings, but that we never got round to finishing in time to put it on the original release”  

The band also says this isn't done ... they are planning to release further new music in spring 2020! 

Mumford & Sons - Blind Leading The Blind (Audio)


Watch David Byrne Perform 'One Fine Day' With Brooklyn Youth Chorus on 'Kimmel'


David Byrne has taken his amazing American Utopia show to Broadway and it just so happens that Jimmy Kimmel is also in New York this week filming his late night show ... so it started making sense that the two get together  ... and the results were magical 


Byrne was joined the Brooklyn Youth Chorus to perform “One Fine Day” - from the 2008 album - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today


Check out the performance below and if you missed Byrne's American Utopia concert - consider making the trek to NYC by January 19th to catch it on broadway! 


 David Byrne & The Brooklyn Youth Chorus - One Fine Day

Macaulay Culkin boasts some 'Good As Hell' dance moves on stage with Lizzo [WATCH]



Home Alone star and Pizza Underground front man Macaulay Culkin has been MIA as of late ... but made an appearance this week at a Lizzo show in LA at the Hollywood Palladium. 


Not only did he enjoy the amazing live show put on by 2019's biggest star - he joined her onstage for “Gigolo Game” - when Lizzo and her fellow performers trade off dance moves for the others to mimic (the two have been friends since 2014 when he appeared in the singer’s video for “Faded”) 


When it was Culkin’s turn to bust a move - he went with something between “the sprinkler” and “the shoot.”


Lizzo replied  “Make some noise for Macaulay Culkin everybody! Love you, baby” and gave him a hug before he left the stage 


Culkin posted the video on IG  - saying  “When @lizzobeeating asks you to do a silly dance… You get up there and do a silly dance.”




When @lizzobeeating asks you to do a silly dance... You get up there and do a silly dance.

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Help vote The Bird into the Mascot Hall of Fame


The Bird ... the Baltimore Orioles mascot we have come to know and love  ..let's face it - he has been more entertaining than the game on field for the past few seasons :/ 




Well - The Bird is up for a pretty prestigious honor this year - being inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame


He is one of 19 mascots up for consideration - and YOU can help him get inducted by voting HERE 


According to The Mascot Hall of Fame, The Bird is:


Loveable, furry, and funny, the Oriole Bird has been the official mascot of the Baltimore Orioles since 1979. Each year this busy bird entertains millions of baseball fans at Orioles home games at Camden Yards and at special appearance in the Baltimore area, as well as around the country and internationally.

  • Has appeared in the movie Head of State with Chris Rock
  • Has appeared in the Netflix show House of Cards
  • Celebrated his 40th birthday during the 2019 season
  • Has appeared at thousands of charity events and hospital visits

 You can vote once per day - so help spread the word about The Bird and vote HERE 

Oriole Bird Mascot Hall of Fame Video

Protesters calmed a scared Lebanese baby with an impromptu 'Baby Shark' performance


The scene in Lebanon has been tense the past few days - with intense protesting over a crumbling economy. But for a moment in time - things were calm - as a group of protesters took the time to calm a scared toddler down by breaking into song ... and their choice, Baby Shark of course.  


The boy's mother was driving with her 15 month old son in the passenger seat when her car was surrounded by  a group of protesters who began cheering loudly.  


She pleaded with them  'I have a baby, don't be too loud'  ... so instead of quieting down - they decided to make the boy a little more comfortable (can't really tell if it worked by the look on his face) by singing the international toddler anthem - Baby Shark! 





Shakira Covers Green Day's Basket Case - Billie Joe Armstrong approves [VIDEO]


Shakira, along with Jenny from the Block aka J-Lo aka Jennifer Lopez will be the featured entertainment for the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show .. and if you have watched the game before - you know surprise guests are quite common ... and Shakira recently posted a candid video of her rehersals ... where she is covering Green Day's 1994 classic “Basket Case” ... 


Could this be a clue that the Hips Don't Lie singer will be bringing Green Day out during her performance? Or just her being goofy in the studio ... time will tell! 


No matter the case - apparenly Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong approves - by reposting the video to his Instagram 





!! @shakira ????

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Disney Releases The 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Teaser - The Internet Goes Crazy With Theories


During last night's Monday Night Football game - Disney dropped the trailer for the “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” - the final installment of the “Skywalker saga” that started in 1977.  



Fans are going nuts over the 2 minute teaser - looking for any clues as to how Lucas Films will wrap up the story line ... 



  • Why is Rey cosplaying as Darth Maul?
  • Is that some sort of pre-battle meeting at the opening?
  • What's up with C-3PO's red eyes?
  • Are Rey and Kylo Fighting on the remains of one of the Death Stars?
  • Finn’s new haircut! 


We won't know the answers for a few weeks - the film isn't out until December 20th - but you can already buy tickets!! 


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | Final Trailer


Maggie Rogers calls out person who yelled 'take your top off' during concert

It used to be people would yell dumb things at concerts for a chuckle  -"play freebird" , "play one the drummer knows", etc  ...


But at Maggie Rogers recent Austin City Limits taping - some jacka$$ took things way too far. 



As is common for her set - she planned to end her set with an acoustic version of the song 'Alaska' ... prefacing it with a monologue that she has claimed is the 'most powerful part of her set'



But her words of “gratitude and growth and change” were interrupted by two jackholes, who thought it would be cool to shout “take your top off” followed by “you cute though.”


Maggie Rogers took to social media to address the situation, saying these men violated the “safe space” she creates in her concerts  ... followed by "There is no space for harassment or disrespect or degradation of any kind at my show"




Fans have taken to social media in force - showing support for the Easton, MD native:









Coldplay's Chris Martin joins Beck onstage for fun rendition of 'Loser' [VIDEO]

At last weekend's Hammer Museum’s annual ‘Gala in the Garden’ in LA - Beck was joined by a number of musicians as he performed the 1994 Mellow Gold hit Loser - including Coldplay's Chris Martin.  


The Hollywood Reporter's Chris Gardner was at the event and captured it on video ... In the clips - Martin remains seated on the stage, along with a group of musicians who play the sitar and the tabla - as Beck energetically sings his 1994 classic, encouraging the crowd of celebrities and notable guests to sing along. 











Release date set for 'The Beatles: The Singles Collection' - the highly collectible box set


Fab Four fans take note - the highly collectable limited edition boxed set The Beatles: The Singles Collection - has a release date - November 22. 


The set contains 23 of the Beatles’ biggest singles, “faithfully reproduced” in their original 7″ form - featuring artwork as they originally appeared in 23 different nations (see full list below)




The 46-song set spans from 1962’s “Love Me Do”/”P.S. I Love You” — presented here with its original U.S. sleeve — to 1970’s “Let It Be”/”You Know My Name (Look Up the Number).” 


The Beatles Anthology tracks “Free as a Bird”/”Real Love” also both exclusively make their 7″ debut in The Singles Collection.




The Beatles: The Singles Collection


1962 [sleeve art: U.S.]
A: Love Me Do
B: P. S. I Love You


1963 [sleeve art: Italy]
A: Please Please Me
B: Ask Me Why


1963 [sleeve art: Norway]
A: From Me To You
B: Thank You Girl


1963 [sleeve art: Greece]
A: She Loves You
B: I’ll Get You


1963 [sleeve art: Chile]
A: I Want To Hold Your Hand
B: This Boy


1964 [sleeve art: Austria]
A: Can’t Buy Me Love
B: You Can’t Do That


1964 [sleeve art: Holland]
A: A Hard Day’s Night
B: Things We Said Today


1964 [sleeve art: Sweden]
A: I Feel Fine
B: She’s A Woman


1965 [sleeve art: Spain]
A: Ticket To Ride
B: Yes It Is


1965 [sleeve art: Belgium]
A: Help!
B: I’m Down


1965 [double A-side / sleeve art: France]
A: We Can Work It Out
A: Day Tripper


1966 [sleeve art: Turkey]
A: Paperback Writer
B: Rain


1966 [double A-side / sleeve art: Argentina]
A: Eleanor Rigby
A: Yellow Submarine


1967 [double A-side / sleeve art: Australia]
A: Strawberry Fields Forever
A: Penny Lane


1967 [sleeve art: West Germany]
A: All You Need Is Love
B: Baby, You’re A Rich Man


1967 [sleeve art: Mexico]
A: Hello, Goodbye
B: I Am The Walrus


1968 [sleeve art: Japan]
A: Lady Madonna
B: The Inner Light


1968 [sleeve art: South Africa]
A: Hey Jude
B: Revolution


1969 [sleeve art: Denmark]
A: Get Back
B: Don’t Let Me Down


1969 [sleeve art: Portugal]
A: The Ballad Of John And Yoko
B: Old Brown Shoe


1969 [sleeve art: Israel]
A: Something
B: Come Together


1970 [sleeve art: UK]
A: Let It Be
B: You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)


1995 / 1996 [exclusive double A-side single / sleeve art: worldwide]
A: Free As A Bird [1995]
A: Real Love [1996]



Beck Shares New Song, 'Uneventful Days', Reveals 'Hyperspace' Release Date

Six months since offering up  ‘Saw Lightning’, the first taste of his new album, Hyperspace, and just a few weeks after wrapping up the epic Night Running Tour - Beck has unveiled the second track from the highly anticipated record, ‘Uneventful Days’


The song - has a much different sound than junkyard-blues hip-hop of Saw Lightning.  


Beck - Uneventful Days (Audio)




At a listening event last month, Beck described the new album as: 


“not really anything about outer space. It’s more of an interior space… The meditation of the record is finding peace in moment. I was thinking about music as a kind of escape… It sort of alters the room, alters a state of mind… every song does something different – it can be an escape from the moment.”

Hyperspace album cover 


Hyperspace tracklist 


‘Uneventful Days’
‘Saw Lightning’
‘Die Waiting’
‘See Through’
‘Dark Places’
‘Everlasting Nothing’


You can hear our Podcast with Beck below: 




'Mystify', the Michael Hutchence Documentary - Set For One-Night US Theater Showing

Many INXS fans have been patiently awaiting the release of Mystify - the film documenting the life of the late INXS frontman - Michael Hutchence.  


Mystify Michael Hutchence - Official Trailer


It's now been announced that the film will be playing in U.S. theatres for one night only, on January 7, 2020


The film was originally screened at the Tribeca Film Festival and received glowing reviews.  It tells the story of the Australian music icon and the events leading up to his 1997 death.  


It has been confirmed that the film will also air on  BBC, as confirmed by BBC Music’s head of commissioning Jan Young-Husband 



Weezer Sends Gold Record To Girl Who Inspired 'Africa' Cover

In 2017 - a Weezer fan named 'Mary' started a simple campaign - she wanted her favorite band to add a song to the repertoire of covers ... Africa by Toto. 




What started as a tweet turned into a movement  ... and after gaining popularity - the band obliged - and recorded a cover of the song ... made a video for it, with Weird Al Yankovic ... and the song went on to be the band's first number-one hit on Billboard 's Alternative Songs chart in 10 years, and their first entry on the Hot 100 in nine years, and the cover went on to sell 500,000 copies - making it a certified gold record by the RIAA.

Weezer - Africa (starring Weird Al Yankovic)




To thank Mary Weezer sent her a personalized gold record plaque — in the shape of Africa, of course 





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Did Bruce Springsteen Confirm an Upcoming Tour While Promoting Western Stars

recently release his first studio album in five years, Western Stars.  And Friday October 19 - the Western Stars documentary will be released in theaters - offering fans their only opportunity to see Springsteen perform all 13 songs on the album...or is it? 


A recent interview in London suggests otherwise ... 


Photo: Judy B/Frances Marketing


When asked what his future might hold, and specifically if he had any plans on touring, Springsteen replied: 


Yeah, yeah. I got to go back to the day job, you know, got to pay the bills, got to pay the bills 


Sounds like he plans on hitting the road to us ... Until we get some confirmed dates - you'll have to settle with watching him on the big screen


Bruce Springsteen's Western Stars (2019) - Movie Trailer


Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins new album coming next month, features Dave Grohl, Chrissie Hynde, and more

Taylor Hawkins is a busy guy these days.  In addition to recording a new Foo Fighters album - the drummer plans on releasing a solo album next month.  


Speaking of Foo Fighters - you can win a trip to see Spoon, Foo Fighters, and more in Vegas HERE




But back to Taylor -  Get the Money, due out November 8, via Shanabelle/RCA, boasts a pretty epic cast of guest contributors, including:  Dave Grohl and Pat Smear of Foo Fighters, Queen drummer Roger Taylor, guitarist Joe Walsh, Duff McKagan from Guns N’ Roses, Yes vocalist Jon Davison, The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde, Nancy Wilson of Heart, country singer LeAnn Rimes and even Jane’s Addiction frontman/Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell 


Hawkins produced the record himself and has released the first single, “Crossed the Line” - which features Dave Grohl: 



Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders - Crossed The Line (Audio)


Get the Money Artwork:




Get the Money Tracklist:
01. Crossed the Line (featuring Dave Grohl, Jon Davison)
02. Don’t Look At Me That Way (featuring Duff McKagan, Nancy Wilson)
03. You’re No Good at Life No More (featuring Dave Grohl)
04. I Really Blew It (featuring Dave Grohl, Perry Farrell)
05. Queen Of The Clowns (featuring Mark King)
06. Get the Money (featuring Joe Walsh, Chrissie Hynde, Duff McKagan)
07. C U in Hell (featuring LeAnn Rimes)
08. Middle Child (featuring Dave Grohl)
09. Kiss the Ring
10. Shapes Of Things (featuring Roger Taylor, Pat Smear)



The 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Are In ...

Weezer didn't make the cut - but The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its nominees for its 2020 class ... The 16 nominees are:


-Pat Benatar
-Dave Matthews Band
-Depeche Mode
-The Doobie Brothers
-Whitney Houston
-Judas Priest
-Nine Inch Nails
-The Notorious B.I.G.
-Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
-Todd Rundgren
-Thin Lizzy


The Rock Hall fan vote will begin on October 15 and last through January 10, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST (Vote by searching “Vote Rock Hall 2020” or any nominee name plus “vote” on Google to cast a vote or at vote at  The top five artists from the fan vote will make up the “fans’ ballot” and be counted among the other ballots from the Rock Hall voting committee.  




Pat Benatar

Dave Matthews Band


Depeche Mode

The Doobie Brothers

Whitney Houston

Judas Priest







Nine Inch Nails

The Notorious B.I.G.


Rufus featuring Chaka Khan

Todd Rundgren





Thin Lizzy

The Anthem Celebrated Their 2nd Anniversary with The Black Keys and Modest Mouse [pics/video]

Most 2 year old's birthday parties have a clown or a face painter ... Washington DC's The Anthem turned things up a notch - hosting the Let It Rock Tour with The Black Keys and Modest Mouse over for their second anniversary. 



See the Full Gallery HERE


Nashville by way of Brooklyn R&B Rocker Jessy Wilson - who's first studio album Phase was produced by The Black Keys' Patrick Carney opened the show.  


Next up was indie rock vets Modest Mouse who played a 12 song career spanning set including Dashboard, Lampshades on Fire, and Tiny Cities Made of Ashes.


Photo: Tedd Henn


See the Full Gallery HERE


But the 90 minute /  21 song set of rock The Black Keys brought to close the show was amazing.  


Photo: Tedd Henn


See the Full Gallery HERE


Along with a backing band (including Delicate Steve on guitar and brothers Zach & Andy Gabbard of Buffalo Killers) Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney brought the rock.  






Set List 


I Got Mine 

Eagle Birds 

Tell Me Lies 

Gold on The Ceiling 


Next Girl 

Fire Walk With Me 

Walk Across the Water 

Everlasting Light 

Howlin for You 

10am Automatic 

Your Touch 

Strange Times 

Tighten Up


Ten Cent Pistol 

Little Black Submarines 

Lonely Boy 





She's Gone 


New 4000-seat concert venue set to open in Baltimore's entertainment district

After announcing in 2016 that they planned to open a concert space in what has been dubbed ' Baltimore’s casino entertainment district' aka the gritty and dilapidated area between the Horseshoe Casino and M&T Bank Stadium - the casino owners have announced plans to break ground on The Paramount Baltimore. 


The new 4000 seat venue will be at 1300 Warner Street: 





Matt Herbert, Design Collective, the firm tasked with designing the building said:

“The goal of project is to create a sense of place, a unique place.  People will enjoy this place not just for the specific performance, ... they will be coming to a place to enjoy this district and what happens to be a fun show tonight.”

Also planned for the area are a Top Golf (a high end driving range), a new iteration of the famed Baltimore rock club Hammerjacks, and Checkerspot Brewing (which is already open) 

The cardigan Kurt Cobain wore at MTV's Unplugged could be yours ...

A cardigan sweater, that happens to be missing a button, has a few “burn holes” and slight discoloration on its two pockets. is going up for auction and is expected to sell for north of $200,000.  


Seems crazy - but that is becuase this is the cardigan that Kurt Cobain wore on November 18, 1993 - when Nirvana recorded their MTV Unplugged session 




The sweater is part of Julien’s Auctions Icons & Idols: Rock ‘n’ Roll auction, which takes place October 25-26


The auction contains over 700 historical artifacts and memorabilia owned and used by some of the world's most important and influential music artists  - including one of Kurt Cobain's custom Fender Mustang guitars, a motorcycle that belonged to Elvis Presley, and handwritten lyrics by Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Bruce Springsteen.  



But the sweater expects to draw the largest bids - which includes a signed letter from Cobain family friend Jackie Farry, who’d obtained the sweater.



Can't make it in person to the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City for the auction?  You can participate online at

The Top 103.1 songs from the '90s

On October 3, 1994 - we flipped the switch and 103.1 FM WRNR was born ... who knew that 25 years later  - we'd still be at it ...



So in honor of the decade our station was born - Stupid and Contagious host Phil has compiled a list of all the alternative rock songs to hit #1 in the 1990s ... in case you missed his marathon broadcast of the songs on air - here's the list: 





Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U (1990)


Midnight Oil – Blue Sky Mine (1990)




The Church – Metropolis (1990)


Depeche Mode – Enjoy the Silence (1990)




The Sundays – Here’s Where the Story Ends (1990)




World Party – Way Down Now (1990)



Concrete Blonde – Joey (1990)




Gene Loves Jezebel – Jealous (1990)



INXS – Suicide Blonde (1990)




The Replacements – Merry Go Round (1990)



Jane’s Addiction – Been Caught Stealing (1990)




Happy Mondays – Kinky Afro (1990)


Sting – All This Time (1991)


Jesus Jones – Right Here, Right Now (1991)




R.E.M. – Losing My Religion (1991)




Siouxsie and the Banshees – Kiss Them for Me (1991)




Big Audio Dynamite II – Rush (1991)



The Psychedelic Furs – Until She Comes (1991)


Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians – So You Think You’re in Love (1991)




Red Hot Chili Peppers – Give It Away (1991)




Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991)




U2 – One (1991)




The Sugarcubes – Hit (1992)




Cracker – Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now) (1992)




The Charlatans – Weirdo (1992)


XTC – The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead (1992)




The Cure – Friday I’m in Love (1992)




Faith No More – Midlife Crisis (1992)


Morrissey – Tomorrow (1992)



Suzanne Vega – Blood Makes Noise (1992)



R.E.M. – Drive (1992)




10,000 Maniacs – These Are Days (1992)




Soul Asylum – Somebody To Shove (1992)




Peter Gabriel – Steam (1992)


Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – Not Sleeping Around (1992)


Blind Melon – No Rain (1992)




Belly – Feed the Tree (1993)




Depeche Mode – I Feel You (1993)


New Order – Regret (1993)




Porno for Pyros – Pets (1993)




Red Hot Chili Peppers – Soul To Squeeze (1993)




The Lemonheads – Into Your Arms (1993)




Pearl Jam – Daughter (1993)




Gin Blossoms – Found Out About You (1993)




Nirvana – All Apologies (1993)




Crash Test Dummies – Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm (1993)




Beck – Loser (1994)




Tori Amos – God (1994)



Toad the Wet Sprocket – Fall Down (1994)



The Offspring – Come Out and Play (1994)



Counting Crows – Einstein on the Beach (For an Eggman) (1994)




R.E.M. – What’s the Frequency, Kenneth? (1994)




The Cranberries – Zombie (1994)




Nirvana – About a Girl (Live) (1994)




Green Day – When I Come Around (1994)




Live – Lightning Crashes (1994)




Bush – Comedown (1994)



Better Than Ezra – Good (1995)



U2 – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me (1995)




Alanis Morissette – You Oughta Know (1995)


Silverchair – Tomorrow (1995)


Goo Goo Dolls – Name (1995)


The Presidents of the United States of America – Lump (1995)




Red Hot Chili Peppers – My Friends (1995)


Oasis – Wonderwall (1995)




Dishwalla – Counting Blue Cars (1995)


Smashing Pumpkins – 1979 (1995)




311 – Down (1995)


The Cranberries – Salvation (1996)


Tracy Bonham – Mother Mother (1996)


Butthole Surfers – Pepper (1996)




Primitive Radio Gods – Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand (1996)




Pearl Jam – Who You Are (1996)



Eels – Novocaine for the Soul (1996)




Sublime – What I Got (1996)




Bush – Swallowed (1996)



Garbage - #1 Crush (1996)




The Wallflowers – One Headlight (1996)


U2 – Staring at the Sun (1997)


The Verve Pipe – The Freshmen (1997)


Third Eye Blind – Semi-Charmed Life (1997)




The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – The Impression That I Get (1997)




Sugar Ray – Fly (1997)


Smash Mouth – Walkin’ on the Sun (1997)


Chumbawamba – Tubthumping (1997)




Everclear – Everything to Everyone (1997)


Marcy Playground – Sex and Candy (1997)




Fastball – The Way (1998)


Semisonic – Closing Time (1998)




Goo Goo Dolls – Iris (1998)


Eve 6 – Inside Out (1998)


Barenaked Ladies – One Week (1998)




Hole – Celebrity Skin (1998)




Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away (1998)




Cake – Never There (1998)




Everlast – What It’s Like (1998)


Sugar Ray – Every Morning (1999)



Lit – My Own Worst Enemy (1999)




Red Hot Chili Peppers – Scar Tissue (1999)




Bush – The Chemicals Between Us (1999)



Foo Fighters – Learn To Fly (1999)




Blink-182 – All the Small Things (1999)




About Last Night: How Winning Tickets on WRNR Turned Into a Night of a Lifetime For One Fan



We give away tickets to a lot of concerts ... and we love hearing back from winners about how their 'experience' at the show was ... well - last night one of our winners had an EPIC night ... 


It started off simple enough -  Camille had won tickets to see The Head and  the Heart at The Anthem from WRNR ... but what she didn't know was that the night would turn into an epic experience. 


The night started with Camille and her boyfriend at The Anthem as planned - to see The Head and the Heart.  They had booked a hotel room in the area - so they didn't need to drive back to Baltimore after the show.  



If you have never seen The Head and the Heart live - you are missing out - as they put on an amazing live show


The Head and the Heart - Lost in My Mind






But here's where Camille's night took a wild turn ... apparently soccer legend and DC United star Wayne Rooney is a big fan of The Head and the Heart, and was at the show.  



The two hung out and after the show - Wayne invited Camille and her boyfriend to join him on a tour of The Anthem  ...  and after that - they all decided to get in a car and head across town to the 9:30 Club to catch Mt. Joy's late set  



I mean - why not ... Wayne Rooney's heading back to England in a few weeks ... and how often do you get to roll VIP with an international sports legend! 




Thanks for sharing your story with us Camille! Glad it worked out ... YOLO ... LOL ... 


Watch Vampire Weekend and Haim Perform This Life at Hollywood Bowl Show

Vampire Weekend played The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California last night (10/2) ... so being in LA - you know there were bound to be some celebs in attendance ... 


Word is that Jean-Ralphio Saperstein aka Ben Schwartz was in attendance - makes sense since he co starred in  Parks and Recreation with Rashida Jones - the mother of Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig's son 


But the band had an onstage surprise - bringing out all three members of Haim to sing on their hit - This Life  


Check it out below: 


This Life - Vampire Weekend w/ Haim @ Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA 10-2-19


Joseph Private Artist Showcase - Videos and Pictures

Sisters Natalie, Allison, and Meegan aka Joseph are back after a brief hiatus with an amazing new album, Good Luck, Kid.  And inbetween sold out concerts and appearances on CBS This Morning - they came through Annapolis for an amazing lunchtime performance showcasing the new album! 


Check out highlights, including Fighter, below: 


Joseph - Fighter (WRNR Private Artist Showcase)