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Lightshow Interview

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 by The Professor

Intrepid WLOY staffers Brandon Newby ’15 and Phil Dayao ’16 tracked down Lightshow while covering the weekend long Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion May 30/31st. While they were unable to work the audio recorder correctly (head shakes…) they DID get the whole thing on video so there ya go.



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President’s Cup 2015 All Star Game

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 by The Professor

The President’s Cup 2015 All Star Game took place April 18th inside Oriole Park at Camden Yards. WLOY’s live play by play team of Justin Thomas ’15, Bobby Trosset ’16 and Brendan Peirce ’17 called the game and even had a sit down chat with Baltimore City Council President Jack Young in between the 3rd and 4th innings. We had a problem with our recording at the startup so you’ll be joining the game already in progress for the second inning. The complete audio is below, enjoy!

The President’s Cup aims to unite Baltimore’s youth by using baseball to bring together groups of high school students from different backgrounds that normally would not compete with one another. Practice began Saturday, April 4 the newly renovated Johns Hopkins baseball field with 25 players on each team composed of both public and private schools. The President’s Cup also represents everything Council President’s ongoing P.L.A.Y. (Productive Lives, Active Youth) campaign stands for. P.L.A.Y. provides Baltimore’s youth with a wide range of opportunities to strengthen their self-confidence, develop leadership skills, learn from positive role models, and be rewarded athletically for their academic achievements. P.L.A.Y. encourages them to thrive academically, socially and emotionally.
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Honfest 2015 – WLOY Stage Lineup

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 by The Professor

We are pleased to announce the lineup for the WLOY Stage at Honfest 2015! Some great local bands and a couple coming from afar to entertain you, and all the craziness that is Honfest. We will also have great concert ticket giveaways and other stuff going on all weekend, so make sure you come down to Chestnut & 36th to check out the stage and all the great music!

Saturday June 13, 2015
11:00-11:50am – Canopy
12:00-12:50pm – Janice B
1:00-1:50pm – Pressing Strings
2:00-2:50pm – Mark Hopkins
3:00-3:50pm – Don Kim
4:00-4:50pm – Maria Dontas
5:00-5:50pm – Sweet Leda
6:00-6:50pm – Angela Sheik
7:00-7:50pm – Saving Apollo

Sunday June 14, 2015
12:00-12:50pm – Red Sammy
1:00-1:50pm – Matt Hutchison
2:00-2:50pm – Greasy Hands
3:00-3:50pm – Caleb Stine & The Brakemen
4:00-4:50pm – Saleem & The Music Lovers
5:00-5:50pm – Hymn For Her

Check out video from the WLOY Stage at Honfest 2014 on YouTube

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WLOY Coffeehouse presents: Swampcandy

Monday, April 20th, 2015 by Rachel

swampcandyTHIS THURSDAY is our LAST event of the 2014-2015 academic year and we are going out with a BANG! In the Reading Room from 8-10pm on April 23rd, Swampcandy will be joining us to jam out into the end of the school year! Their kick drum, upright bass and killer vocals never disappoint us, not to mention their hair game is so strong. Check out their gritty, earthy style here.  We will see YOU on Thursday, ready to jam and enjoy yourselves! This is one of your last chances to catch Swampcandy live before they head out on their UK tour. And you’ll be able to see the new WLOY cigar box guitar custom made for us by CrocBite Guitars in Frederick. Ruben is ready to rip it up.



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WLOY Coffeehouse presents: Open Mic Night

Monday, April 13th, 2015 by Rachel

WLOYeventsDo YOU have a talent you want to share with Loyola? Then come out to our Open Mic Night THIS THURDAY, April 16th in the Reading Room from 8-10PM. Share your talent with your peers, or just come and support your peers while drinking coffee and enjoying a laid back Thursday evening. We only have TWO events left this semester, I know, it’s NUTS! But they’re gonna be good ones, so you don’t wanna miss out. We will see YOU on Thursday at Open Mic Night.



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WLOY Battle of the Bands!

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 by Rachel

TONIGHT. McGuire Hall. 8-10PM. It’s an event you DON’T want to miss.

Student bands Breakforth, GWB.com, Starfight and John Vincent (feat. Grace Charlton) will be performing for you vote, along with the votes of 5 renowned judges from the Baltimore area, do decide who will open for Loyolapalooza 2015! The bands are killer this year and the competition is fierce. In addition to all the amazing live music, WLOY will be giving away mercy, having trivia between bands and running a hashtag compeition with concert tickets being the grans prize! But… you gotta BE THERE to win! So we will see you, TONIGHT, in McGuire Hall at 8PM to watch these four incredible bands duke it out for the position of top dog and the first slot on the Loyolapalooza bill!



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WLOY Coffeehouse: Tiny Rhymes and Marian Mclaughlin

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 by Rachel

Tiny RhymesWhen: Thursday, March 26th, 8-10PM

Where: 3rd Floor Reading Room

Who: You and all your friends

What: A great, relaxing way to spend a Thursday night, bring your homework and a mug for some coffee if you’re into good music

Tiny Rhymes is a band based in Buffalo, NY and they play stringed instruments that speak to your heart. Their soft, indie folk tunes create magic and their talent is superior to others you’ve heard before. Marian is a Baltimorean who is a singer/songwriter with an affinity for folk. She creates songs with intricate guitar work and focuses on the details. Marian is working on her second album, Spirit House, and hopefully we will get a taste of what’s to come this Thursday!

 



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WLOY Late Night Presents: Thrushes + Nalani & Sarina

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 by Rachel

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THIS THURSDAY, from 8-10PM in McGuire Hall, Thurshes and Nalani & Sarina will be joining us for another FREE concert in our Late Night Series! Nalani & Sarina are the most muscially talented twins this side of the Mississippi. The dynamic duo hails from the great state of New Jersey and Thurshes reigns in Baltimore and they’re BOTH coming to Loyola to share their music with us! This event is bound to be amazing, I mean, any group who flawlessly covers “I Wanna Be Sedated” has to be worth a listen… And who doesn’t love supporting Local Baltimore Music? Be sure to stop by, take a listen and enjoy your Thursday evening in the best way imaginable.



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Call for Bands – Enter the Battle of the Bands

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 by The Professor

Battle of the Bands 2015 Does your band have what it takes to open for a national headliner? Do you perform original material? Sign up here for Battle of the Bands! The Battle takes place April 9 and the winner opens for Loyolapalooza! We are only taking 4 bands to the stage, so make sure you send us your best stuff for consideration. Bands must have at least one active member connected to Loyola University Maryland. They can be employees, current students or alumni. Please make sure you include links to your music and clearly indicate the connection to Loyola. Entries close Saturday 3/21 at midnight. Decisions will be announced Monday 3/23. Your band must be available to perform a 15-20 minute set of original songs at the battle on April 9 from 8-10pm. You must also be able to perform at Loyolapalooza on Sunday April 19th. The headlining act for Loyolapalooza will be announced at Relay for Life 3/28.

Sign up here



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WLOY Late Night Presents: Disney Movie Night

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 by Rachel

Relay in ReitzWhen: Thursday, March 12th, 8-10PM

Where: 3rd Floor Reading Room

Who: You and all your friends who never stop singing along to Disney soundtracks

What: A fundraiser for Relay where we will be requesting a $2 donation at the door to help benefit Relay for Life!

THIS Thursday, we will be co-hosting our Coffeehouse event with Relay for Life in support of finishing the fight against cancer. For the low price of a $2 donation, you can watch one of your all time favorite movies in the history of film with your closest friends and you can sing as loud as you want to every song. We will be watching Finding Nemo! 

We will see you there!



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