May 18th, 2016 by The Professor
On March 2nd, 2016 a Baltimore institution burned. The Book Thing, a free book store serving the city for more than 15 years, suffered a massive fire that destroyed more than 200,000 books and the roof of the building. Russell has started to rebuild and WLOY is going to help. After our initial donation of $2,000, we let him know we wanted to do more. Working with the great people at Friends Records and Peabody Heights Brewing Company, we have put together an amazing festival to raise more money! An incredible collection of local bands large and small have jumped in to help, food vendors signed on, and we are ready to blow everyone away! Join us Saturday May 28 from noon-8pm while we fill 2 stages with bands, and you with food and beverage, all to help The Book Thing!
Buy Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door
ALL AGES SHOW!
Sun Club, Goblin Mold, Stacked Like Pancakes, Eze Jackson, the Baltimore Boom Bap Society, PLRLS, Shinji, Maxine, Raindeer, DJ Earl Crown, the Milestones, Greasy Hands, Saleem & the Music Lovers, Femi the Drifish & the Out of Water eXperience, Wendel Patrick, the Diamond Sea, Brendan Sullivan, Soothsayer, and DJ Benny Stixx – It’s going to be amazing!
Food from Shorty’s Bootleg BBQ, Green Bowl Food Truck, Raffles, and more!
May 2nd, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: Kinetics Dance Company
Where: Baltimore Museum of Art
When: May 14 8-930pm
The Kinetics Dance Company will be presenting GLASS at the Baltimore Museum of Art on May 14. “Artistic Director Lauren Snyder presents a new work exploring themes of depth, submersion, and reflection, with the goal of creating a layered viewing experience wherein hidden movement surfaces into sight” (artbma.org) This is going to be an eclectic and moving performance you will want to see. Kinetics Dance Company has been around for 31 years and presents refreshing contemporary dance throughout many communities.
General Admission Adv. is $15 and $18 at the door. Click here for more information regarding the event!
April 29th, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: 60 cent Cannoli
Where: Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop
When: May 12 9am to 10pm
I don’t think this Food Friday needs too much advertising, if “60 cent Cannoli’s” doesn’t grab you then I don’t know what will. I can’t help you. No one can help you.
These amazing, fabulous, decadent, carefully made cannoli’s are now going to be available every 2nd Thursday for the rest of the year! Buttt you can’t go into this lovely pastry shop and clean them out! Only two per person, which I think is very fair, I would be fine with half a cannoli for 60 cents, plus… incase you didn’t know… these bad boys are large.
So head on down! Get yo cannoli’s!!!
April 29th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce
Baltimore gets a lot of hype for developing some of the best lacrosse talent in the nation, but what is underappreciated is the amount of talent that Baltimore has generated on the hardwood. From NBA scoring champion, to FIBA World Champion, to NCAA Champion, Baltimore has produced a number of guys who have gone on to have success at the next level around the world.
Carmelo Anthony: Arguably the most famous athlete from Baltimore is New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony. Anthony is a 9 time all-star, 2 time Olympic Gold Medal winner, and he led the NBA in scoring in 2013. Anthony started his career at Towson Catholic High School before transferring to Oak Hill Academy. Anthony went on to attend Syracuse University in 2003 where he led his team to an NCAA championship in his only year at the school. Anthony was selected No. 3 overall in the 2003 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets. Anthony spent the first 8 years of his career in Denver before getting traded to the Knicks in 2011. Anthony has done a terrific job giving back to the Baltimore community as well. He hosts an annual 3-on-3 tournament called “Melo’s H.O.O.D.” (Holding Our Own Destiny). The purpose of this event is to help fund the revitalization of the local community center for the youth. He also founded “The Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center”, which he donated $1.5 million to the Living Classrooms Foundation. Read the rest of this entry »
April 29th, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: Santigold We Buy Gold Tour
Where: Baltimore Sound Stage
When: May 4
Time for Santigold a the Baltimore Soundstage! Head downtown May 4 for an incredible show!
Santigold has recently released a new album, 99¢, with three amazing new singles. Sure to be performing these, so you are not going to want miss this excellent concert. No way you won’t be boppin up and down to “Can’t Get Enough of Myself” all night long… Too catchy… Love it!
So swing and sway on down to see Santigold give a dope performance this May 4th! Go here for concert info! Also check them out below!
April 28th, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
Where: Maryland State Fair Grounds
When: April 29
Get a little crazy with crafts this weekend and stop on by the Maryland State Fair Ground and get crafty. There will be a variety of cool things to look at it and buy! Anythings from leather, to paintings to jewelry to photography. Perhaps some fine woodworking…. who knows you’ll have to go to find out! This festival will be covering all of the bases!
Head to the site because tickets are $8 online and $10 at the door, you’re gonna want that $2 to get some cool things. But children 12 and under are Free!
April 28th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh
Bear Hands– You’ll pay for this
Released: April 15, 2016
Originally from Brooklyn, NY Bear Hands releases their new album , You’ll pay for this earlier this month. The band comprised of, Dylan Rau, Ted Feldman, Val Loper, TJ Orscher characterizes themselves as being Alternaitive/Indie rock, as ambiguous as the sounds, so is the music on the album. It definitely genre bends, though at the core of the music, it is very much Bear Hands’ sound. Read the rest of this entry »
April 26th, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: Penguin Coast
Where: Maryland Zoo
I am very excited to tell you about Penguin Coast at the Maryland Zoo and I think I might procrastinate on everything and go visit penguins. They are cute, they are friendly, and they look funny when they walk. I love them.
So waddle on down to the Maryland Zoo to see your favorite lil’ guys in the new exhibit. Penguin Coast features African penguins, this habitat is designed to replicate an African penguin’s environment on the South African Coast. Luckily for us humans, we will be able to get closer than ever and truly observe penguins with the new design. This is a great addition for both the penguins and their fans!
Go here to find out all the info about our lil’ penguins!
April 26th, 2016 by Allison Langley
Congratulations to Mark Weinberg for winning April’s DJ of the Month!
April 22nd, 2016 by Allison Langley
Where: 1622 Eastern Ave
When: mon thru saturday
I think everyone needs to stop on by Ekiben in Fells Point soon, and I mean yesterday… It is great. From taking Fells by food truck Ekiben, an “asian comfort food” (baltimoresun.com) destination, has moved up the ranks to an old fashioned store front! And we could not be more excited! As a smaller restaurant this could possibly be your new go to places in Fells Point for take-out. Go for The Original or the Neighborhood Bird with side of Tempura Broccoli to split with your friends you will not be disappointed!