Interviews


Staycation Compilation Interview

Friday, February 18th, 2022 by The Professor

(By Ben Ostrowski ’24)

On February 5th, I had the opportunity to interview James Richard Lane, creator of the Staycation Compilation. The Staycation Compilation is a music series that showcases a variety in sound while giving back to a greater cause, with the proceeds benefiting the Baltimore International Academy. The collection includes some great local artists who have also played live shows for WLOY (PLRLS, F City, Little Lungs…) and some newcomers bound for great things. It was a fantastic experience getting to hear James’ story working with musicians in the Baltimore area and beyond. (more…)



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Berry the Band Interview

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 by Ronnie Gruseck

Music Director, Anna Markulis ’23, gets to know Berry! The band comprised of guitarist/vocalist Joey Lemon, drummer Paul Goodenough, and bass player Shane Bordeau has been together for nearly 20 years now, and we cover how they came to be and their journey all over the country.

Instagram: @BerrytheBand
Facebook: /BerrytheBand
Bandcamp: BerrytheBand
YouTube: BerrytheBand
Website: berrytheband.com



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Acid Dad Interview

Friday, November 5th, 2021 by Ronnie Gruseck

Trevor from psychedelic garage rock band Acid Dad and our Music Director, Anna Markulis ’23, chat about tour life, fun facts, and touch on Acid Dad’s long-awaited album Take It From The Dead. Acid Dad is currently on their US tour.

Record label: Greenway Records

Youtube: Acid Dad

Instagram: @AcidDad666

Twitter: @AcidDad666

Facebook: Acid Dad

Soundcloud: Acid Dad (NYC)

Spotify: Acid Dad



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Skribe Interview

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 by Ronnie Gruseck

Check out our latest interview with local multi-instrumentalist Skribe now! Aly Martinez, our Music Director, conducted the insightful interview. She notes:

“I had the pleasure of interviewing Skribe! We had a great conversation about music and overall life. He told me about the fun things about being a musician and making music with uncommon instruments! We also talked about how the pandemic has affected life and music. He even gave us some insight on his new song that is being released very soon! Check it out!”

Instagram: @Skribemusic
Facebook: /garagefolks
Bandcamp: skribe
YouTube: Skribestudios
Spotify: Skribe
Website: skribestudios.com

Video for the new track “Wide Awake” mentioned in Interview



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Madeline Rosene Interview

Thursday, February 4th, 2021 by Ronnie Gruseck

WLOY is so excited to release our newest interview with Madeline Rosene, a creative and singer! Hang out with our music director, Aly Martinez, and Madeline Rosene, who lays out all that she experienced throughout her songwriting journey as a singer (and as a stylist!) Listen in to Madeline’s tips, inspiration, and methods that have led her to the creation of her newest, thought-provoking album “Raised on Porn,” which tackles many important topics that push listeners to go beyond the surface-level.

WLOY Zoom interview with Madeline Rosene

And don’t forget to connect with Madeline on all social media platforms below:

Instagram:@madelinerosene
Twitter:@Madeline_Rosene
YouTube: Madeline Rosene
Spotify:Madeline Rosene
Website: madelinerosene.com



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Kyle McNeill Interview

Friday, January 8th, 2021 by The Professor

Los Angeles-based artist Kyle McNeill hung out with Music Director Aly Martinez to chat about his latest album “New Prescription” via Zoom. It was a fun interview with the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with the bonus that for no apparent reason he brought along some chickens. WLOY brings you the best of barnyards… 🙂 Check it out!

WLOY Zoom interview with Kyle McNeill

Instagram: @kylemcneill_music
Facebook: /kylemcneillmusic
YouTube: Kyle McNeill Music
Spotify: Kyle McNeill



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Jonas Carping Interview

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 by The Professor

By: Aly Martinez, Music Director
I had the pleasure of interviewing Jonas Carping, a folk (or Americana or ?) artist from Sweden about his new album “Strangers.” In the interview we really went in depth on inspiration and the process of making music. Jonas gave great insight on the importance of being true to the music and having everything be as real and raw as possible. We also discussed the importance of family and friends and the way they have shaped his career and music. We also talked about how he has been doing with the pandemic and how that has affected his life and career. Overall we had a very interesting conversation about music and the inspiration behind his work.



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Old Eastern Interview

Thursday, September 24th, 2020 by The Professor

Old Eastern WLOY Interview 480p Nick Volk of Old Eastern is part of the madness that created the 2020 Charm City Sampler “Tour” event running all over the Baltimore area on Saturday September 26th. He sat down, along with Terry and Brendan, to chat about the event, the sampler and life during quarantine. We learned that Brendan may need a pedal intervention.



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Bootleggers and Baptists Interview

Thursday, September 24th, 2020 by The Professor

Bootleggers and Baptists WLOY Interview 480p. The Professor grabbed a couple of the guys from Bootleggers and Baptists for a Zoom chat about the 2020Charm City Sampler releases by Tony Corelli of Deep End Studio and how they ended up a part of the madness. Kyle and Terry sat down on the orange couch and explained the origin of the name, their great rock sound, dealing with the pandemic and their upcoming live show as part of the Sampler release concert on September 26th. You might recognize Terry from his other interview as part of Old Eastern. Yet another example of how Baltimore bands are all one crazy family.



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Brothers Clair Interview

Thursday, September 24th, 2020 by The Professor

Brothers Clair WLOY Interview 480p Half of Brothers Clair, Chris and Taylor (not brothers, and not named Clair) sat down with the Professor to chat about their name, origin, indie folk sound and their part in the 2020 Charm City Sampler releases by Tony Corelli of Deep End Studio in Middle River.. Via Zoom we heard about their changes and how the current lineup is making fantastic music as well as playing live in support of the Sampler release on September 26th. Find them on Facebook or Spotify to check out their sound.



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