Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 by Rachel
You may be asking yourself, who is The 5th L? Well, they are a popular, local group that performs spoken word. Your next question might be, what is spoken word? Kat and I will leave that one to the experts. The 5th L came into the station a few weeks ago and gave us the full experience of what it means to be spoken word artists, how art and creativity can help kids growing up in the inner city, and even a performance. The group is comprised of the ever talented David “Native Son” Ross and Femi “The DriFish” Lawal (Pictured above, along with their children, Kat and Rae). The two hilarious and inspiring artists took us into their world and gave us a tour of their lifestyle, writing process and inspirations. Take a listen to the whole interview and get inside the heads of two insane, powerful artists, as well as enjoying an exclusive performance.
Here is the full interview from Kat and Rae’s time with the dynamic duo!
Monday, October 7th, 2013 by Rachel
The lovely and ever talented Sandy Asirvatham and ellen cherry, producers of the Pink Floyd tribute album Mobtown Moon, were celebrated for their triumph on Saturday, September 28th. Mobtown Moon received a standing ovation in their premiere performance of the Pink Floyd tribute, and it was well deserved. The night began with individual performances from artists who contributed to the album. We were graced with the musical interludes of June Star, The 5th L, and Naked Blue. In the second act, the musicians performed Dark Side of the Moon in it’s entirety. Featuring over 50 artists in the live show, including a full chorus, strings, brass, and spoken word artists, the live performance brought the house down at Goucher’s Kraushaar Auditorium. (more…)
Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 by Kathryn O'Brien
It’s a classic. It’s been admired and covered by musicians all over the planet. It’s Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and now it’s Baltimore’s turn to re-imagine this legendary, 1973 album. With over forty musicians participating, each bringing with them their own musical genre, this album is sure to be an eclectic, musical experience. Collaborators and co-creators Sandy Asirvatham and ellen cherry have been at the center of this album since its inception.For over four years, these two talented musicians/composers have achieved the tremendous feat of combining musicians and genres from all walks of life to complete one epic album. Together, they have formed an album that features jazz, bluegrass, hip hop, classical and rock music. (more…)
Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 by Courtney Kozieja
Hampdenfest is filled with fun, food, music, and toilet bowl races. Yes, I said toilet bowl races. People race their toilets to victory… it’s a must see! WLOY raffled off tickets for shows and entertained Hampdenfest goers with our awesome music. If you missed it, don’t worry, we documented the fun for you.
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 by The Professor
Guitarist Ryan Mendez interviewed by Hillary Bowman ’14 – with our apologies for the bad phone connection…
Thursday, June 13th, 2013 by The Professor
On June 10, 2013, Ryan Nisley sat down with Foals drummer Jack Bevin at Rams Head Live for a quick chat about their album, tour and life.
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 by The Professor
WLOY had the honor of welcoming a delegation of community radio broadcasters from Bangladesh yesterday. Radio Jhenuk, Radio Padma, and Radio Mahananda operators along with a Senior Assistant Secretary from the Ministry of Information spent 2 hours in the station talking about community radio projects created by WLOY and the Baltimore Community Radio Coalition. We discussed the evolution of our Both Feet In radio program and the creation of the Word on the Street newspaper resulting from it. (more…)
Monday, June 10th, 2013 by Nicki Doster
WLOY had a wonderful time supporting all our local “Hons” at our favorite Bawlmer event, Honfest! It was a spectacular 2 day event located on The Avenue right up the road in Hampden. Honfest goers loved our Loyola Listener cards and picked up a few free CDs we were giving out and signed up for our raffle for free tickets at Rams Head Live for shows like Foals, Say Anything, and Hit the Led Out. It was an overall great experience. Check out our photos below!
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 by The Professor
What if you recorded an album, and then never released it? What if 30 years later, someone handed you the master tapes and said, “this is good, you should do something with it.”? Well, Climbadonkey went from on the rise, to broken up back in the 1970s in Baltimore, leaving behind a full album recording that was never released. The guys in the band went on to form a lot of other good bands including the Ravyns and Crack the Sky, to name a few. Now, here they are, with a finished album from the good old days and a plan to reunite and tour behind it. (more…)
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 by The Professor
Tim Tilghman, host of WLOY’s Radio RockonTour (Tuesdays noon-2pm), met up with Denny Laine (bassist for The Moody Blues, Wings, Ginger Baker’s Air Force and more) at his concert with The Cryers in Harrisburg, PA on Saturday May 18, 2013. Denny sang the Moody Blues first big hit “Go Now”, not a bad career opening act!