It's not easy being new mayor Brandon Scott. And it's certainly no picnic for the thousands of businesses impacted by his decision to shut down the city of Baltimore for many. Bill Cole and Nestor try to sort through the madness of what a pandemic does to a community.
Sam Sessa of WTMD joins Nestor to discuss the old memories of live concerts, Baltimore Sun review privileges and the possibilities of outdoor live music this spring and summer all over the region. Oh, and does "indie" get a bad rap? Hmm...
Let Nestor and the Weis guys from all of the local stores on the east side tell you about the re-emergence of the Dundalk Heritage Fair after the pandemic shut down a local American institution on the 4th of July. Bands. Beer. Families. Fun. And the tradition of ribbing the Patapsco folks for old Owls is all back!
If you don't know the story of Krish Vignarajah, you should. Let her tell you how her family fleeing a civil war in Sri Lanka and her roots in Woodlawn and her run at the State House led her to the Inner Harbor as head of Lutheran Immigration Refugee Services.
When the Frank Zappa Experience came to the Modell, it gave Nestor a chance to ask Ahmet Zappa everything he always wanted to know about the bust at the Highlandtown Library. Plus, what's a hologram concert?
Back in 2007, Nestor Aparicio did the 48-hour "Where to Go in Buffalo" video prior to a horrible Ravens loss to the Bills in Orchard Park. At least's Nestor's in North Tonowanda served a legit hot dog. Oh, and the wings were solid as well...
When the legendary Baltimore Orioles outfielder died in 2019, it was hard to find this clip but it made us smile when we did. And this 1992 picture is only one he could find from when the Hall of Famer umpired the "Broadcast vs. Print Media Baseball Game" at Camden Yards.
This picture was taken in 1989 backstage at Hammerjacks. Locally born and bred drummer Steve Gorman (on right in Orioles orinthologically correct hat) will take over the story from there in the aftermath of his best-selling book on the history of the notoriously infamous Black Crowes and life with The Brothers Robinson.