Honfest Spotlight: Nalani and Sarina

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 by Rachel

By: Kat O’Brien

Nalani and Sarina Bolton are a singer-songwriter duo from Delaware. They are immensely talented and combine fantastic vocals with thoughtful lyrics. Their guitar, piano and tambourine skills bring it home to create a truly harmonious tone. Loyola was lucky enough to be graced with their presence this year. Baltimore is going to be lucky enough to welcome Nalani and Sarina again this summer at Honfest. The two will be performing at WLOY’s stage on June 14th. Listen to their music on Spotify  and learn more about them on their website:

Check out the full lineup and schedule for the 2014 WLOY Stage at Honfest HERE.

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Star Search 2014!

Monday, April 28th, 2014 by Joe Lomuti

This year at WLOY, we have started a new tradition with our Star Search Talent Show! 12 Loyola talents took to the stage this past Thursday, April 24th and fought their hearts out for a 6-foot-tall Star Search Trophy! After the night, judges from WLOY and Greycom Studios named Mathew Dumbar the victor, followed by runner-up Brandon Newby & Brenden Clark, and second runner-up Amanda Fleck. Also, our special guest, Disable Time put on a face melting performance. Check out the photos!

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WLOY Star Search!

Monday, April 14th, 2014 by Joe Lomuti

article-2218955-158AC532000005DC-75_634x467WLOY 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:




Grant Kahl
Branna Maher & Diego Galindo
Cecilia & Tessa Sugarman
Symone Harris
Ryan Glass
Sam Chemali
Matthew Dunbar
Kevin Tenorio & Ren Macalalag
Megan Ferguson
Chris Furino & Patricia Bryan
Dionysian Jelly
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!

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WLOY Coffee House Presents: Juice Bruns & Lilrickcism

Monday, April 7th, 2014 by Joe Lomuti

JuiceHere 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!

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WLOY Stage at Honfest 2014

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 by The Professor

WLOY Stage FeaturedSomething’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
11:00am  Sahffi
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
6:00pm  N&S
7:00pm  Swampcandy

Sunday June 15, 2014
12:00pm  QueenEarth & Janice B
1:00pm  David Glaser
2:00pm  Matt Hutchison
3:00pm  Don Kim Trio
4:00pm  Claire Anthony
5:00pm  Caleb Stine


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?

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WLOY Coffee House Presents: Maria Dontas

Friday, March 28th, 2014 by Joe Lomuti

a0441971405_2No 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.

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WLOY Coffee House Presents: Nalani & Sarina

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 by Joe Lomuti

avatars-000048830366-w4bqd1-cropThis 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.

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Sevyn Streeter Interview

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.

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Ghost: The Musical – Win Tickets!!

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 by The Professor

Ghost-The-MusicalDirect 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…

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WLOY Coffee House: Travis McKeveny

Monday, March 10th, 2014 by Joe Lomuti

b9358bdace3be408337edea80ae8e57a.pngWelcome 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!

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