Monday, February 24th, 2014 by Joe Lomuti
Who’s that guy at the WLOY open mic nights? You know, the dude who always comes singin’ songs about Greek mythology and absolutely kills it. Well, that’s our friend Dave, and this Thursday at WLOY’s Coffee House he will be accompanied by his posse of sound sculptors. Indigenous to our very own Baltimore, Blind Man Leading brings you a bodacious blend of rock-pop placed within the subtleties of jazz rhythm. If you’ve never heard of Blind Man Leading, relinquish your deafness and check out their newly released EP “SWORDS” or a some of their live performances. After you’re awed (which you most definitely will be) come by the 3rd Floor Reading Room, this Thursday night, 9pm.
Friday, February 21st, 2014 by Kathleen McKeveny
Written by: Jeremy Stephenson
With his first solo tour in five years, you know Mr. West rolled his sleeves up to make his Baltimore fans remember why he is the icon he is today. First of all, this concert and tour is nothing like any other rap tour or any tour for that matter to date. A tremendous 35 song set list including tracks from his latest, and sixth album, Yeezus, and even his inaugural decade old album, The College Dropout definitely had any Ye fan walking away with a nice “did I just see that!?” grin after the show.
The show kicked off with the unveiling of a massive mountain in the back of the stage, which followed with Kanye’s twelve dancers who were dressed in fully nude pantyhose, and were incorporated throughout the show’s entirety. Kanye then dramatically weaved his way through his girls and started with the first song off his Yeezus album, “On Sight.” (more…)
Friday, February 21st, 2014 by Joe Lomuti
Within all great scholars, like the true face beneath the guise, lie humble heroes awaiting a moment to proclaim their latent identity. Well, now is your moment my friend–WLOY is your stage! It is time to unveil yourself to a world which longs to uncover the savants among us! Do you have a special talent? From song and dance to puppeteering, we’re takin’ anyone who can wow our socks off. If you’ve got what it takes, WLOY is currently open to your submission. Please contact Leslie Weis at email@example.com. Your submission should include the following information:
(Number of people if group talent)
***Candidates must be available for an audition on March 24th and for the talent show on April 24th***
Need some ideas? Check out the hidden talents of a few of WLOYs very own staff!
Monday, February 17th, 2014 by Joe Lomuti
I believe it is safe to say Wendel Patrick is a man of science. Now, this does not imply his musicianship is anything less than artful, or the music less soulful, or the sound at all mechanical. Rather, it is that Wendel’s moment of catharsis lives within an arrangement of mathematical precision. Like a mad-scientist in his laboratory, he is an alchemist of sound, meticulously blending consonance and dissonance as if they were volatile fluids finding solace in embrace. This Thursday night Wendel Patrick will be headlining WLOYs Late Night Concert Event, rockin’ the house with tracks from his recent four album release. If you hadn’t yet put the clues together, Wendel Patrick is Loyola own former professor of music, Kevin Gift! Haven’t heard any of his music? Well, get experienced. Show starts 9pm, be sure to bring your hazmat suit.
Friday, February 7th, 2014 by Joe Lomuti
THATS RIGHT! SHE’S BACK!! This coming Thursday, Feb. 13th, the lovely Maria Dontas will be enchanting the 3rd Floor Reading room for a special singer-songwriter event. Maria is a brilliant musician and lyricist, with a set of pipes that will could quite possibly blow your tympanic membranes, yes . . . both of them, at the same time. It is no coincidence that this heart-melter will be leading WLOY’s Valentines Day spectacular. On such an occasion, we will be going beyond our standard ticket raffle, rather hooking you up a lifetimes supply of sweet hearts!!!! Hooray!
But no, as much as you might crave sweetened chalk, WLOY will be raffling our Valentines Day bundle which includes $25 dinner coupon for Ryan’s Daughter at Belvedere Square, two free movie tickets at the Senator Theater, and free transportation by Uber taxi service. An amazing performance and potentially free dinner date for two? You would be a silly goose not to come. Show starts 9PM sharp!
Never had an angelic experience? Check Maria out here
Monday, January 27th, 2014 by Margaret Jokoh
Come hangout and watch 4 piece Pop-Folk-Rock-Blues band, Eliza Doering and The Penny Black, from the Boston and Baltimore area. Come and enjoy good music and snacks this Thursday night! Check them out here.
When: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014
Where: Reading Room
Thursday, January 16th, 2014 by The Professor
Here we go again! WLOY is bringing you more shows to enjoy for free. Win tickets by listening to the station, friending and following us on social media and coming to our events (Thursday night 9-11 free concerts, Live at Boulder Fridays 12-2).
Rams Head Live shows:
01.18 Saved by the 90s – A Party w. The Bayside Tigers
01.24 Skies in Chaos w. Yesterdays War, Down To Everything, Wrecking Crew, Dad Shoes
01.31 Eoto w. Emalkay, ELM
02.12 JJ Grey & Mofro w. Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers
02.25 Young The Giant w. Cayucas
02.27 Animals As Leaders w. After The Burial, Navene K, Chon
03.01 Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers**
03.01 ZZ Ward
03.13 Uncle Kracker**
03.20 Mindless Self Indulgence
03.22 The Legwarmers
04.21 Alterbridge w. Monster Truck
04.26 Ani Difranco
**Baltimore Soundstage shows:
Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 by The Professor
Are you ready? Think you’re band has what it takes to open for a national act at Loyolapalooza 2014? Sign up now! Send us you ORIGINAL material and contact details. 5 bands will be selected to compete on March 20, 2014 for the 1 spot opening Loyolapalooza April 27, 2014. To be considered you must have at least one active band member who is a Loyola student, alumni, staff or faculty. Send your information and links via the form linked below. We are looking for bands that play original material, not covers. For your set at the Battle you will be required to play original material. Judges will include local musicians and booking agents, so prepare yourselves!
Fill out the form to be considered!
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 by The Professor
Once again, WLOY wants to send you to opening night at the Hippodrome! This time to see the remarkable theatrical version of War Horse on February 4th. Win tickets at our Thursday Coffeehouse events and during our Friday Live at Boulder shows.
A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship. England, 1914.
As World War One begins, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness that is currently playing to packed houses in London and New York. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, that bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride.
The performances are daily from 2/4-2/9, with 8:00pm shows during the week and 2 shows on Saturday (2 & 8pm) and Sunday (1:00 & 6:30pm). More details and tickets can be found here.
Monday, January 13th, 2014 by Joe Lomuti
Howdy to all those coffee house ramblers and acoustic enthusiasts. This Thursday we commence the WLOY Coffee House late night series with a open mic opportunity. If your talent thrives on a stage, we welcome you. Musicians bring your instruments, poets your words, and contortionists your arms and legs. And even if you aren’t intending on performing, just come to see the talent the Loyola community has been harboring. Performers arrive by 9pm, in the 3rd floor reading room.