Events


Max Bent Beatbox Workshop 9/21

Monday, September 18th, 2017 by The Professor


The great beatboxer Max Bent will be joining us for a workshop and performance event on Thursday 9/21 8-10pm in the Coffeehouse. Come on out with your poems, raps and steps and mix it up with Max. Want to learn to beatbox, or challenge him to a duel? Step right up and show us what you’ve got. Max will be performing as well as offering to pair with audience members or provide skills training. All while you chill with your coffee.



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Nalani & Sarina Return to Coffeehouse

Monday, September 11th, 2017 by The Professor

The dynamic duo, the wonder twins, we don’t know which one is the evil one, but we’re happy they’re coming back! Nalani & Sarina are returning to the WLOY Coffeehouse Thursday September 14 from 8-10pm. Enjoy their great R&B influenced acoustic and electric pop sounds, from the keyboard to the ukulele duel, and grab a discounted Starbucks coffee during the show! They’ve got a new album coming out soon so expect some new songs for this show!

Check out their video for “Get Away” from the last EP!

Bonus uke cover of Guns N’ Roses??

Want to learn more about the great Nalani & Sarina? Check out their website, and be warned, their sound is addicting!



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Join WLOY in Feeding the Homeless

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 by The Professor

It’s that time of year again! Our annual BBQ for the homeless and needy in Baltimore is coming up August 5th. In past years we have fed more than 1,000 people at the BBQ and this year it’s looking just as big. Join us and more than 30 partner organizations as we grill and serve, distribute clothing and toiletries and entertain our great guests. St. Vincent de Paul church has once again donated their lovely park space for this year and we’ve got Shorty (Shorty’s Bootleg BBQ) bringing his big tow grill to add to the cooking power. You can donate in advance, or show up on Saturday to drop off items. We’ll be there setting up at 9am and food service starts at 11. We usually run until 3-4pm or we run out of thousands of hamburgers and hot dogs. It’s a great cause and it will change your life to see the true need in Baltimore. Join WLOY alumni and current staff for a fun day of service! More info is available on the Facebook Event page.



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Studio Seizure with Rodney Anonymous!

Monday, June 26th, 2017 by The Professor

Tonight! Rodney Anonymous from the Dead Milkmen, Caustic, Velvet Acid Christ and Burn Witch Burn (the band from which he fired his wife) joins us to recount the tales of touring, Philly history, stage pranks, and more while running down a playlist full of great bands. Can you imagine Rodney performing with Lenny Kaye? Did you know where he got the idea for Bitchin Camaro? So much will be revealed on the next episode of Soap. Oh, sorry, I mean Studio Seizure! Tonight 7-9pm EST only on WLOY! Missed it? Don’t worry it’s archived for you here with other Studio Seizure episodes.



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Karoondinha (Now Deep Roots) Giveaway!

Monday, June 19th, 2017 by The Professor

As many of you have heard the Karoondinha Music and Arts Festival has been cancelled. We are sorry for any of you who were disappointed by this news, and we would never want to let down our listeners. Lucky for us, the Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival has been generous enough to give us two three-day passes, and camping to one lucky WLOY listener–as well as, honoring those who already purchased passes to Karoondinha with passes to their festival.

The festival will be July 20th to the 22nd (conveniently the same as Karoondinha), and is located at Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, West Virginia. Deep Roots Mountain Revival will have an Americana, Bluegrass, Rock and Jam feel to it– featuring bands such as Dr. Dog, Brandi Carlile, Lettuce, JJ Grey & Mofro, Moon Taxi, and many more. Like Karoondinha, Deep Roots wants to encourage festival-goers to relax and connect not only to the music, but nature and themselves. They will be offering activities such as meditation, yoga, sound-healing, and more. Enter with the link below for a chance to win.

Fill out my online form.
Online contact and registration forms from Wufoo.

* Standard WLOY contest rules apply. Entry closes at 11:59pm Eastern Time, July 7th, 2017. One entry per email address. Duplicate entries will be discarded. Drawing will be done and the winner contacted on July 8, 2017. Watch for a video of the drawing to be posted.



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Honfest 2017 Lineup

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 by The Professor

More details to follow, but here is the lineup for the WLOY Stage at Honfest
(We are at 36th & Chestnut Streets in Hampden):

Saturday June 10
11:00 – 12:00pm Little Lungs
12:00 – 01:00pm Caleb Stine
01:00 – 02:00pm Saleem & The Music Lovers
02:00 – 03:00pm Angela Sheik
03:00 – 04:00pm Paradise Creek
04:00 – 05:00pm Pompeii Graffiti
05:00 – 06:00pm Of Tomorrow
06:00 – 07:00pm Raindeer
07:00 – 08:00pm Stacked Like Pancakes

Sunday June 11
12:00 – 01:00pm Canopy
01:00 – 02:00pm Walter Parks
02:00 – 03:00pm The Out of Water eXperience
03:00 – 04:00pm Fractal Cat
04:00 – 05:00pm Greasy Hands
05:00 – 06:00pm Nalani & Sarina

Lots of new faces this year and a wide selection of styles to keep you interested! Grab a table and hang out all day long with WLOY!



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WLOY Coffeehouse: Black Rhinoceros

Monday, April 24th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

WLOY’s last event of the semester is here and we’re not sure how we feel about it. Of course we saved the best for last, but saying goodbye all our Thursday night fun is tragic. No matter how you’re feeling about the end of the semester though, Black Rhinoceros and openers, Divided Heaven are sure pick you up. Black Rhinocerous, an acoustic pop duo will be playing their relaxing, chill tunes on guitar and cello, which is the perfect music to cram to finals to. As self-proclaimed nerd rock, Black Rhinoceros will be sure to appreciate you studying to their music.

By combining Erin’s cello and vocal skills with Ahren’s guitar and vocal, Black Rhinoceros create complex melodies, harmonies and chord progressions in order to make some beautiful songs that you’ll want to listen to forever. Check out what is mean with their song, Gaius, which you can listen to here. Don’t miss it live though! This Thursday. Outside Starbucks. 8-10pm.



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WLOY Open Mic Night 4/20

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

Don’t miss your last chance to show you skills off to Loyola! This Thursday WLOY will be having our last open mic night of the semester outside Starbucks from 8-10pm. Bring your instrument and your friends to perform your favorite songs, or maybe even your own music. Not musically inclined? Don’t fear! You can still come support your fellow Loyola musicians, perform some stand up for comic relief, or read some poetry to mellow out the mood. So pick your poison, no matter what talent it is, but don’t miss the last open mic night because that’s one poison you won’t back from!



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Sweet Leda Studio Seizure 4/17/17

Monday, April 17th, 2017 by The Professor

This week as a special Easter treat, we get not one, but TWO hours of chatting and spinning time with Jaime and Julie from Sweet Leda. The Professor chatted with the pair (bass & vocals) about what’s in the water in Pasadena, who they love, and just what kind of horror film they scored. They brought some of their (and our) favorite local albums, and talked about the process of recording their own latest piece of vinyl Let It In.

Studio Seizures run every Monday 7-8pm, except this week it’s 7-9pm with 2 special hours of Sweet Leda!
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WLOY Coffeehouse: Angela Sheik 4/6/17

Friday, March 31st, 2017 by Cara Hullings

We are getting experimental this Thursday with Angela Sheik! Angela will be playing her unique electronic music outside of Starbucks between 8-10pm. Her great songs are a mix of a little but of everything including electronic music, indie, folk, pop, and instrumental. But, by far Angela’s favorite music style is looped songs, which she has a major talent for. Watching this looping mastermind play in person is an experience you won’t wan tot miss! You can check out her trippy music here and make sure to witness the genius live on Thursday!



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