From 2005 to 2020, Baltimore’s music scene went from near obscurity to being named Best Music Scene in the nation by Rolling Stone magazine. But the breadth and depth of the scene has never before been documented in one place.
“Do Whatever You Want, All the Time,” is a new short documentary produced by WTMD which gathers the diverse strands of Baltimore’s music community and presents them with a fresh perspective.
No genre is off limits: the film highlights Baltimore Club music, Americana, hip-hop, dream pop, jazz, indie rock and more. We hear from Dapper Dan Midas, the city’s first openly gay rapper, pioneering experimental musician Dan Deacon, guitar prodigy Lindsey Jordan of Snail Mail, rapper Shordie Shordie, indie rockers Wye Oak and many others. Beach House, one of Baltimore’s most popular bands, give their first video appearance in more than five years in this film.
“Do Whatever You Want” also features rare live performance videos from Dan Deacon, Snail Mail, Wye Oak and others, as well as a soundtrack with music from more than a dozen Baltimore artists.
Coming in 2022!