Interviews


All-American Rejects Interview (2016)

Saturday, April 30th, 2016 by The Professor

AAR at loyolapalooza All-American Rejects returned to headline Loyolapalooza 10 years after their first appearance on the campus. WLOY’s Matt Weitzel joined Lauren (GreyCom) and Georgia (Greyhound) for a chat with the band in the most echoey room they could possibly find. Enjoy!

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Pocket Candies Interview

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 by The Professor

Pocket Candies While they were in town for a show at The Raven’s Tavern, WLOY’s Margaret Jokoh ’17, one half of The Bae Hive, sat down in the studio with Sam and Summer from Ann Arbor’s Pocket Candies for a chat and some spins.

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Fire in Elysium Interview

Monday, March 28th, 2016 by The Professor

Fire In Elysium Resident Metal Head, Matt Weitzel, was fortunate enough to get a two for one deal at the last stop on the first leg of I The Breather’s farewell tour, and got to chat with another hometown hero, Baltimore based Metal powerhouse, Fire In Elysium, as they were one of the opening acts for the night. Matt got the chance to discuss FIE’s upcoming album, the state of the Baltimore Music Scene, and the prospect of opening up for another Maryland Metal band, I The Breather, who have been able to live their dream for one of their last shows as a band, and what that means to them.

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Ruut Interview

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 by The Professor

Ruut Untold Stories Cover Kat and Rae of “Kat & Rae in the Midday” had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with local artist, Ruut, prior to her fantastic performance here at Loyola. They got to learn about how she first she began to write music, where her career has taken her and how her experiences have shaped her music. Kat and Rae also got some cool behind the scenes stories about her awesome videos for her cover of Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” and her original song,” Easy Road”, off her new album, Untold Stories. Click below to listen in.

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Psycho Killers Interview

Monday, January 4th, 2016 by The Professor

Psycho Killers logo Ryan Porter, the bassist from Psycho Killers (a Baltimore Talking Heads cover band), took some time with Kat and Rae to talk about their founding, upcoming Black Friday show and just how exactly they ended up with Thomas Dolby (yes, the “She Blinded Me With Science” guy) asking to join them on stage for a show. The band performed it’s second annual fundraising event at Baltimore Soundstage to gather donations for Toys For Tots the day after Thanksgiving. This year there was the bonus of Thomas Dolby sitting in!

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Allen Stone Interview

Sunday, October 11th, 2015 by The Professor

2015.04.18: Allen Stone @ The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA Kat & Rae (of the infamous Kat & Rae Midday show) had a nice phone chat with Allen Stone about his upcoming show (11/11 make a wish!) at Baltimore Soundstage a few days ago. Allen survived their lightning round of questions and shared the experience of being an on-demand Uber driver, among the tasty tidbits. Is it the hats, or the hair that intrigues them more? You’ll have to listen in to find out. And ignore the digital whoops and bloops that our phone system made… sorry.

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St. Paul & The Broken Bones Interview

Monday, September 14th, 2015 by The Professor

saintpaul_ramsheadlive Jesse, the bassist for St. Paul & The Broken Bones took some time between shows to chat with Rachel ’16, from the “Kat & Rae In The Middle of the Day” Show.  Although she started off by confusing herself with her co-host Rae had a great time with Jesse and even put him through her infamous lightning round.  St. Paul & The Broken Bones, with opening act Alanna Royale, followed up the interview with a great show at Rams Head Live.  Check out the show review by Katie, posted elsewhere on the WLOY page 🙂

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Florence LaRue (5th Dimension) Interview

Sunday, July 12th, 2015 by The Professor

Florence LaRue Radio RockonTour host Timothy Tilghman caught up with Florence LaRue, lead singer for the 5th Dimension shortly before their appearance at the Maryland Live Casino (5/28/15). Miss LaRue is the only remaining original member of the band, which brought home 14 Gold and 6 Platinum records along with 6 Grammy awards. She talked with Tim about her early days, touring the world, and the rise of her classic Soul/R&B band. Although she continues to tour with the band, she has many side projects and charity work that keep her busy as well.

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Paul Barrere (Little Feat) Interview

Friday, July 10th, 2015 by The Professor

P&F b&w Little Feat guitarist and vocalist Paul Barrere sat down with Radio RockonTour host Timothy Tilghman to talk about his career with Feat, side projects and the current acoustic duo touring he’s doing with fellow Little Feat member Fred Tackett. Barrere joined Little Feat in 1972, beginning his recording with the classic Dixie Chicken LP and has been with them ever since. Taking over vocal duty with the passing of Feat founder Lowell George, he has been a core part of the bands sound and it’s revival in the late 1980s with Let it Roll. Recorded 5/16/15 at Rams Head On Stage

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Jarekus Singleton Interview

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 by The Professor

Photo Marilyn Stringer

Photo Marilyn Stringer

Rising Blues musician Jarekus Singleton chatted with The Professor, host of the Monday Morning Blues, about his upcoming tour, first Alligator records release Refuse to Lose, and the musical pathway from his grandfather’s church band to national attention. Jarekus also discussed his planned NBA career, and it’s derailment by injury, sorting things out and getting back on the road to success. Jarekus gathered 3 nominations at the 2015 Blues Foundation awards, not a bad showing for his first release!

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