Monday, November 14th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
Looking for a rockin’ Thursday night? Well look no further! PLRLS and The Stents are coming to McGuire Hall this Thursday, the 17th, from 8-10pm and are sure to put on a killer show. WLOY will also be giving away tickets to Balance and Composure and Mac Miller during the show, so make sure you come and swipe in, Loyola students. Stick around during the show to win since Balance and Composure tickets will be given away at 9 after The Stents, and Mac Miller tickets will be given away at 10 after PLRLS.
Described as new wave/post punk rock, PLRLS’s will have you up and dancing with their fast rhythm and 80’s vibes. This local band has been playing their “colorful and angular” music since 2011 all over Baltimore. Inspired by the retro, PLRLS music conveys that image, especially their music videos, found here. You can check out all their music here and catch them live at 9pm in McGuire.
The Stents, another amazing Baltimore gem will be opening this Thursday at 8pm. This nacho loving garage rock band will set you up for a fun night full of fun jams. Inspired by bands like The Who, The Cynics and The Kinks, The Stents employ fuzzy guitar, heavy beats, harmonies, and even some harmonicas to create great songs to rock out to anywhere and anytime. You can find their music here and learn it all in time for Thursday!
Friday, November 4th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
The twins are back! Since their last stop at Loyola, Nalani & Sarina have gotten even bigger and better. Their EP, called Scattered World, has been called “some of the best music being made in 2016” by Dave Marsh and “some funky, danceable tunes” by me. With praise from DJs all over the East Coast, WLOY in honored to have these two talented ladies back at Loyola.
Singing and writing together since they were kids, it’s no surprise the twins have developed their own, unique, harmonious sound. Nalani and Sarina blend together pop, soul, funk, and rock to create great songs that will have you singing and dancing along in no time. Check out their originals here, their covers here, and them in person this Thursday at 8pm-10pm by Starbucks.
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 by The Professor
In preparing for the madness that is 24 live hours in a row, DJ Steve Vanyo is taking his training very seriously. Join us in celebrating College Radio Day 2016 on Friday November 4th from Midnight to Midnight we go all live DJs. He’s been training all week and we’ve been documenting it with a new 30 second video every day:
Friday, October 28th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
WLOY is hosting a free late night concert this Thursday the 3rd in McGuire with Thin Lips and Pompeii Gaffiti. You can check Thin Lips out here and Pompeii Graffiti here. Both bands will have you jamming out to their indie rock beats.
Thin Lips, called “punk for your sensitive side” by SPIN Magazine blend indie-rock guitar with punk energy to create a unique sound perfect for some head nodding. The female-fronted, Philly native band has toured with some great bands, like Modern Baseball and Cayetana and are now stopping by McGuire.
Pompeii Graffiti, a local band from Annapolis offers up a more mellow sound for your Thursday. Formed during high school, this band has been playing together for years, developing into the artists they are today. Claiming they’re still the same dorky kids from when they started, this quintet blends indie rock with lo-fi. Come out to hear their cool originals, as well all the covers they love to play. Whether your taste is some hard riffs or some relaxing indie, between these two talented bands, there’s enough great tunes for everyone to enjoy!
Friday, October 21st, 2016 by Cara Hullings
Come kick start Hallo-weekend with WLOY on Thursday, October 27th at 8pm with an outdoor feature of Rocky Horror Picture Show. The show will be on the quad projected onto an inflatable screen. The legendary movie will be shown for free and all are welcome- rather, encouraged- to come enjoy it with us! Bring a blanket, a friend, and some snacks to gear up for this bizarre cult classic. Say goodbye to mid-terms and hello to Halloween in the most suiting way possible.
Monday, October 17th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
This Thursday and this Thursday only (for the semester) WLOY will be having an Open Mic Night! So come out this Thursday from 8-10pm and showcase your talents near Starbucks.
Whether you want to shred it on an instrument, sing your lungs out, read some deep poems, or tell a few jokes, all are welcome at Open Mic Night. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to show off in front of your fellow students! Or if you’re like me and don’t have any musical/artistic talent, then at least there’s Starbucks and cool people to support.
Bring your skills and bring your friends!
Friday, October 7th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
If you’re looking to dance like crazy, look no further! This Thursday by Starbucks from 8-10pm, local artist Mark Hopkins will be performing his funky beats. An alumni of Berklee College of Music, Hopkins knows a lot about music, including that it should always have you moving your feet. He is inspired by artists of all different genres, which lead to his Andy Grammar meets Dave Matthews Band sound. With his original music, a fusion of blues, funk, rock, and soul you will be moving more than just your feet. You can listen to his music (as well as some covers) here and here.
Starbucks will be staying open for the event, so come out grab your favorite drink and enjoy this amazing music. Oh, and Loyola students, don’t forget to swipe in for a chance to win concert tickets to the Soundstage!
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 by The Professor
It started with a tweet by Hannibal (@hannibalburess) asking if anyone in the Baltimore/DC area wanted to have him come on their show and rap. Challenge accepted, intrepid DJ Matt Weinberg ’17 chased the dream. A few hours later, arrangements were being made and the next morning we had Hannibal on the phone from DC. He didn’t rap, but he did talk about a lot of things – from kicking (or maybe not) Flavor Flav in the face to helping Matt and co-host Mike Dayao ’18 name their show. It’s now officially “The Garbage Can and The Man”, in case you’re wondering. Hannibal Buress will be in Baltimore for a show at the Meyerhoff tomorrow night, but for now, you can hear him here!
Monday, October 3rd, 2016 by The Professor
It’s taken several tries to catch the slippery Swamp Cabbage and get them in the studio. We’ve had them play a show in Florida, had Walter Parks stop by a couple of times solo, waved “Hi” to Jagoda on the LIE, but Jim just won’t leave the swamp. Finally, we did it. I’m still not quite sure what happened, or if we actually talked about music because we were laughing so much. One thing is sure, if they ever decide to put away the Greco-Roman wrestling costumes and dock the iron lung, Swamp Cabbage has a second career in comedy. Listen in as Walter Parks, Jagoda and the ever-elusive Jim DeVito talk Swamp Cabbage, the honor of playing Katz’s Deli and mis-translating Spanish.
Friday, September 30th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
They’re back and better than ever! Cecilia Grace, the sister duo, is coming back to Loyola for a Coffeehouse this Thursday, October 6th from 8-10pm. With their beautiful harmonies and amazing covers, this is a show you definitely don’t want to miss!
Cecilia Grace, composed of Cecilia and Tessa Sugarman, are influenced by a little bit of everything: church hymns, pop music, and oldies. They combine all these styles into their own unique voice, which you can hear in their album, ‘The Best Thing’. Although only two girls, Cecilia Grace fills up the room, turning our Starbucks area into a concert hall this week. Check out their weekly covers here and come check them out in person this Thursday!