Friday, June 24th, 2016 by The Professor
When we got news of a massive fire at The Book Thing, we knew we had to act to help. This great institution has been getting free books into the hands of the community for more than a decade and has become a critical part of Baltimore. We were able to immediately give them $2,000 from our community fund to help out but it didn’t seem sufficient. Working with the folks at Peabody Heights Brewery, next door to The Book Thing, and the great people at Friends Records, we held a 2-stage fundraising event on May 28th with 19 artists performing throughout the day. Ticket sales, direct donations, donations from the food vendors and the brewery put us at a total of $8,004.00 raised by the event! We are incredibly lucky to be a part of a community that teams up to support itself and could never have done this without their help. Pictured above John Devecka (WLOY), Russell Wattenberg (The Book Thing), Dana Murphy (Friends Records) and Eddie O’Keefe (Peabody Heights Brewery) and absent but VERY responsible for this success is Jimmy MacMillan of Friends Records. A huge thank you to all the amazing bands that jumped on board immediately when asked: DJ Earl Crown, The Milestones, Stacked Like Pancakes, PLRLS, Greasy Hands, Saleem & The Music Lovers, Femi the Drifish & The Out of Water Experience, Wendel Patrick, Eze Jackson, The Boom Bap Society, The Diamond Sea, Brendan Sullivan, Soothsayer, Shinji, DJ Benny Stixx, Maxine, Raindeer, Goblin Mold and Sun Club. The food vendors: Shorty’s Bootleg BBQ, The Green Bowl and Farm to Charm. Donations of raffle items: Maryland Wineries Association, Cafe Hon, Burdock & Bramble, Peabody Heights Brewery, Steve Parke. Thank you ALL for this amazing event and result!
Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 by The Professor
It’s that time of year again folks! Honfest!! Where you can relive the ’50s kitsch you never got to experience, break out your best Bawlmerese, throw a dress on your favorite man, and generally revel in the weirdness and fun. WLOY is bringing you a great lineup at our stage located on 36th street at the Chestnut Street intersection (across from The Charmery). Come on down for some fantastic local bands and a few imports. This year we have a VERY limited edition shirt for the show – including a band list on the back – so you can take home copies of the bands music AND your own Honfest souvenir to wear proudly. Get one while we have them – only at the WLOY booth next to the stage.
Saturday June 11, 2016
11:00 – Canopy
12:00 – Janice B
1:00 – Angela Sheik
2:00 – Pressing Strings
3:00 – Saleem & The Music Lovers
5:00 – ellen cherry
6:00 – Nalani & Sarina
7:00 – Greasy Hands
Sunday June 12, 2016
12:00 – Mike McMonagle
1:00 – The Milestones
2:00 – Don Kim
3:00 – Skribe
4:00 – Jenny Besetzt
5:00 – Paradise Creek
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 by The Professor
Tune into WLOY Loyola Radio on Thursday June 2nd from 7-8pm, where Tara will be joined by The Great Heights Band! Formed in the spring of 2014, and signed to CI Records in the fall or that same year, TGHB has been in full swing since creation. Local to Baltimore, the band has played at legendary local spots like Charm City Art Space and Ottobar. Their debut full length album, “Songs in Eastern Standard Timing” was released in October 2015, and continues to receive rave reviews among listeners. SiEST is on sale on iTunes for 7.99 this week, and TGHB will be playing The Metro Gallery on Friday June 3rd, 2016 with local bands Parks Landing and Waverunner, and No Nets from Brooklyn, NY. Make sure to tune in for the live in studio interview with The Great Height Band!
Wednesday, 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!
Thursday, March 31st, 2016 by Allison Langley
Battle of the Bands at Relay For Life!!!
Two of Loyola’s favorite events are happening this weekend on Saturday from 3pm to 3am; Relay for Life and Battle of Bands!
Battle of the Bands will be on from 9-11pm, and as tradition the winner will be opening at Loyolapalooza! Come over to McGuire and cast your votes to help raise money for Relay for Life! Vote for Blest Jones, Day-Drinking with Grandpa, Breakforth, and Paradise Creek. Some awesome Loyola talent!
WLOY will be accepting $1 donations for song requests! So request a lot of songs! See you guys there!!
Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 by Allison Langley
Don’t forget about the WLOY Coffee House tomorrow (March 31) from 8 to 10 pm in the 3rd Floor Reading Room!
We are lucky enough to have Don Kim joining us for this Thursday Late Night! Check out their very cool cover and ultimate coffee house vibe of “The Girl” by City and Colour.
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 by Allison Langley
WLOY COFFEE HOUSE WITH DON KIM
Your favorite WLOY Coffee House is back after Easter Break! Sit down in the cozy 3rd Floor Reading Room from 8 to 10 pm on Thursday with FREE coffee and treats! Listen to the best upbeat coffee house tunes out there brought to you by Don Kim! Combining ukulele, drums, and guitar to bring you a perfect Thursday Night jam sesh!
Check out their website, but in the meantime take a listen to the chill vibes they give with their original song, “All I Can Do”
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 by Allison Langley
TOMORROW (March 17) the Green Myst Party will be on in McGuire at 8pm!
Free Blue Pit BBQ! Exclusive lounge tables! Two awesome DJs, DJ Paul Random (Universal Records, Bond Street Social, Barcocina, Spin Sessions Radio) and DJ Janko (Mad River, Mosaic, Echostage)! Green… Everywhere! This is going to be an awesome party that you will not want to miss out on!
Start getting in the Green Myst zone, if you haven’t already, by listening to DJ Janko and DJ Paul Random!
Make sure to wear green!!
Monday, March 14th, 2016 by Allison Langley
St. Patrick’s Day Green Myst party is this Thursday!
We will the amazing DJ Paul Random with us! Don’t forget about the Blue Pit FREE BBQ! Hope to see you in McGuire at 8pm with DJ Paul Random and DJ Janko (from Mad River!)
Check out DJ Paul Random if you haven’t heard him already!
Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 by Allison Langley
Do not forget to come by WLOY’s coffee house with Ruut tomorrow evening!
Tomorrow there will be free coffee (cafe and decafe of course) and treats while you listening to Ruut’s amazing vocals! Third Floor Reading Room at 8pm! See ya there!