Monday, April 14th, 2014 by Joe Lomuti
WLOY has searched Loyola high–low, under–over, in–around, and have found them! The talents for this year’s WLOY Star Search competition have been chosen! There will be dance. There will be song. And there will be drama. Check out the list of acts below:
Branna Maher & Diego Galindo
Cecilia & Tessa Sugarman
Kevin Tenorio & Ren Macalalag
Chris Furino & Patricia Bryan
Amanda Fleck & Xavier Taylor
From this list WLOY will nominate the “Brightest Star” of the search– the most worthy star who will take home awesome prizes and merch! And if you are not a competitor you can still be named the “Victor of Chance”, as we will be raffling gift cards to local Baltimore eateries including: Evergreen Cafe, Cafe Hon, Charmery Ice Cream, and Roland Park Bagels. Also, WLOY will be showcasing a new performer, CT band Disable Time. Check them out on youtube!
All these festivities will commence April 24th, in McGuire Hall @ 8:30pm. Come by, support your friends, and win some prizes!
Monday, April 7th, 2014 by Joe Lomuti
Here at WLOY, we like to consider ourselves well-rounded music enthusiasts–aficionados of all assortments of ear candy regardless of their box wrappings and even those coconut flavored. This week we are switchin’ it up from our usual, and hittin’ you with some fresh MCs to awaken your palate. This Thursday, April 10th Juice Bruns & Lilrickcism will be lightin’ up the 3rd floor reading room with their rhymes and rhythm. These Maryland natives are well experienced local performers who know how to impress an audience! Never heard of them? Check out Juice’s and Lilrickcism’s youtube pages! And when your left craving more, meet us on Thursday @ 9pm!
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 by The Professor
Something’s new this year at Honfest. The east stage at the intersection of Chestnut St and 36th will become the WLOY STAGE! Yes, that’s right, WLOY will be running the stage, showcasing 15 artists and bands, putting up a merchandise tent so you can get all kinds of cool stuff from those artists AND broadcasting the whole festival live for 2 days! It’s going to be a fantastic couple of days and you need to come join us! Wonder who we’re bringing to the show? Here it is, so mark your calendar now:
Saturday June 14, 2014
12:00pm Saleem & The Music Lovers
1:00pm Maria Dontas
2:00pm Mark Hopkins
3:00pm Eliza Doering & The Penny Black
4:00pm Television Hill
5:00pm Mike McMonagle
Oh, and as always IT’S FREE! We’ll have a whole lounge thing going on with tables and chairs so you can come chill out, have your food, and enjoy some great music all day long! Yeah, there’s other stuff to do at Honfest, but… do you really want to risk missing ANY these folks?
Friday, March 28th, 2014 by Joe Lomuti
No earthly or supernatural force will keep us away from Maria Dontas–not an earthquake, not a martian invasion, and definitely not a Valentines Day snowmageddon. Although the mischievous ice gave a valiant attempt, it merely postponed this angel’s visitation. This Thursday, April 3rd singer-songwriter Maria Dontas will be assisting our transition into the soothing sounds of springtime. Never heard her? Follow this link to feast your ears. Until then, mark it on your calendar, April 3rd in the 3rd floor reading room, 9PM.
Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 by Joe Lomuti
This week at WLOY we’re bringing you a fresh new artist to feed your eye and ear holes. Or rather, I should say “artists” to more appropriately describe sister duo Nalani & Sarina. Heading straight down the Garden State Turnpike, Nalani & Sarina will be traveling here to our humble stage to grace us with some of their melodic creations. This past January Nalani & Sarina released their first full-length album “Lessons Learned,” which features fourteen original songs written and performed by these multi-intramentalist talents. Also, the group has quite the experience performing at a wide array of college campuses as well as notable music festivals around the northeast. Nalani & Sarina will be whipin’ out their sound cannons starting 9pm sharp, in the 3rd floor reading room! Meet them first on their Youtube page or website.
Monday, March 24th, 2014 by The Professor
Jordan & Joelle Hernandez sat down with Sevyn Streeter after her performance at Baltimore Soundstage to talk about her life, touring, Beyonce (it is Jordan and Joelle after all) and more.
Thursday, March 13th, 2014 by The Professor
Direct from the West End, the smash-hit musical GHOST is coming to the Hippodrome April 8-13th! Based on the phenomenal Oscar-winning movie that captured the hearts and imaginations of a generation back in the 90s, GHOST is a timeless fantasy about the power of love. Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next trying to communicate with girlfriend Molly through a phoney psychic in the hope of saving her from his murderer. GHOST is a rollercoaster ride of romance and comedy with dazzling state-of-the-art staging – it’s “JAW-DROPPINGLY AMAZING” Manchester Evening News.
WLOY has tickets for you to win, or you can just be safe and buy a few of your own here. Listen in, follow us on Twitter and Facebook to find out when the next pair could be YOURS!
Meanwhile, about that pot you promised to make me…
Monday, March 10th, 2014 by Joe Lomuti
Welcome back all! WLOY hopes this wonderful holiday past has treated you with the upmost dignity and decently, returning you satisfied and invigorated. But, for those who have encountered the contrary, and traveled to more questionable destinations (cough, cough . . . Cancun, Mexico) we hope to sooth your recovery with a tranquil acoustic sesh this Thursday. Joining the WLOY Coffee House is no other than singer-songwriter Travis McKeveny! Heading straight down from strong island, Travis is anything but a brute, as brings with him beautiful guitar arrangements coupled with hearty words. Just a reminder: WLOY is always stocked with great merch, including our new WLOY stickers! Come check it all out Thursday, March 13, 3rd Floor Reading Rm 9pm!
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…)