At airports, baggage claim is often a mindless waiting game. Baltimore musicians will change that soon.
A partnership between Towson University radio station WTMD and the Baltimore-Washington International Airport will bring musicians Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak, Flock of Dimes), Dave Heumann (Arbouretum) and Super City to baggage claim for free live music this year, the station and airport announced in a news release. This is the second series of its kind produced by WTMD and BWI Airport.
Wasner, one half of Wye Oak and the force behind Flock of Dimes, will perform Feb. 12. Heumann, who fronts the quartet Arbouretum and recently released his first solo album (“Here in the Deep”), will perform March 25. Super City, the quintet behind last year’s “Again Weekend” album, will perform April 29. All concerts will take place near baggage belt 5 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The performances are the latest connection between BWI and the Baltimore music scene. In November, the experimental act Animal Collective unexpectedly premiered its album “Painting With”* over BWI’s speakers as part of the partnership between WTMD and the airport.
*Correction: Animal Collective premiered its album "Painting With" at BWI Airport, not just the album's first single, "FloriDada." It is also not a "new series" but rather the second installment. The Sun regrets the errors.