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August 30, 2010

Sound Opinions features Baltimore bands, some dude named Sam Sessa

j. roddy walston and the  businessHave you ever listened to Sound Opinions? It's a colorful, informative radio show done by music critics Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis.

On the latest edition of Sound Opinions, Greg and Jim took a virtual tour through the music scenes of Baltimore, Memphis and Portland.

In the Baltimore segment, they speak to some schmuck named Sam Sessa, who writes about music for some rag or another. I think he might work at a radio station too ...

While Sam sounds nervous, the music featured on the segment is a sampling of Baltimore standouts, from Beach House and Dan Deacon to Wye Oak, Darkroom Productions and J. Roddy Walston and the Business.

You can download or stream this episode of Sound Opinions here. The Baltimore segment starts at 8:45 and ends around 18:30. That's almost 10 minutes devoted to Baltimore. Nice!

If you want to catch Sound Opinions, WTMD airs it Sundays at 10 p.m.

(Baltimore Sun photo by Algerina Perna)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 12:01 PM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Local music


No schmuck !! Thanks Sam, as always. FYI, i usually do catch your Tues. night and Sunday night segments on WTMD.

Thanks for coming on! We're excited to be on in Baltimore now.

Did you request to have your segment end with Talking Heads? Nice call, Sam.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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