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!
Friday, September 23rd, 2016 by Cara Hullings
Join us in McGuire, this Thursday, September 29th from 8-10pm for a funky time! Of Tomorrow, a D.C. native band will be playing their funk rock songs that will have you dancing in no time. This band, although self-proclaimed funk rock takes inspirations from all music roots, giving their sound something for everyone.
Geoff Browning, Jonathan Modell, and Nicholas Söderström are the main faces behind the jazzy trio, but they love to collaborate with various artists, explaining why they have such a cool, versatile sound. In fact, Of Tomorrow even collaborated with Blues Traveller on stage! You can check them out and download their music for free here. So swing through, dance to those funky beats and enjoy Of Tomorrow!
Monday, September 19th, 2016 by The Professor
How do you explain the brilliant madness that is Metalachi? And, more to the point, who in their right mind would give them control of a radio station?! We did. For 90 minutes the station was seized by a mad mix of heavy metal, mariachi music and George Michael… Yes, seriously. The band stopped by on the second night of their East Coast tour to hang out with our GM Tara and give her a dose of their show. Not only did they select all the music for the show, they even allowed us to play the advance version of their cover of Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades” which will be appearing on their upcoming second album, shockingly titled “Dos”. We will have some video and more photos to follow, but for now, we’re just busy trying to find the N’Sync bobble heads.
Baby Got Back- Sir Mix Lot
She Blinded me with Science – Thomas “I live in Baltimore now” Dolby
Careless Whisper – George Michael
Ember City- Mastadon
Remember the Time- Michael Jackson
Have You Ever Loved a Woman- Bryan Adams
Tits- John Paragon (actually we couldn’t play this one for obvious reasons, but they wanted to)
Final Countdown- Europe
Holy Diver- Dio
Friday, September 16th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
Saturday’s may be for the boys, but Thursdays are for the ladies! Lose the men for the night and come hang out at the FAC with all your female friends. The FAC is having its first ever Ladies’ Night this Thursday, September 22rd from 9-11pm. So grab a couple gals, come work out without all those annoying body-building boys and learn some new skills. There will be self defense classes and wellness demos taught by women for women.
If working out isn’t really your cup of tea, then don’t be discouraged; Ladies’ Night is a night for ALL the girls. Come relax and get a message (shout out to the Women’s Center) or play some cool games for prizes. And the best part? WLOY will be providing music for the event AND giving away free stuff. What’s better than hanging out with the girls and listening to some great female artists? Not much, beside maybe the cool water bottle you’ll get for coming out.
Thursday, September 15th, 2016 by Rebecca Petitti
Looking for something fun to do this Saturday? Join us at Hampdenfest, Saturday September 17th from 11am-7pm. Hampdenfest is held in Hampden (Baltimore), MD, along W 36th Street. Don’t have a ride? No problem! We will provide shuttles throughout the day. There will be one Woodlawn bus that will run throughout the day leaving Newman Towers on the hour, every hour, Boulder at 15 minutes past the hour, and at 37th and Chesnut 30 minutes past the hour. The last bus will leave Hampden at 8pm to return to campus. At Hampden fest, you will find vendors, live music, and plenty of food and drink to enjoy. If you aren’t persuaded already, there’s even a pie eating contest!! Listen to some live music, buy some cute accessories, and eat some delicious food! What’s not to be excited about!? But wait, there’s more! For all the competitive people out there who may not be into getting pie all over their face, there is a toilet race! Teams could consist of up to 4 drivers and as many as 6 pushers. Registration begins at 10am until late noon, and the race begins at 3pm. What’s not great about strolling through the block on a toilet?
Don’t forget to stop by the WLOY booth at 36th & Roland Ave. for raffles and some free give aways! Tickets to Soundstage and much more! Come join us in the craziness and don’t miss out on the fun!
Thursday, September 15th, 2016 by Rebecca Petitti
It’s already mid-September! Feeling like you need a little relaxation in your busy schedules? WLOY is continuing the weekly coffeehouse experience with the one and only Caleb Stine! This Thursday, September 15th, Caleb will be performing in our new location, Starbucks, right here on campus from 9-11pm. Starbucks will remain open for Stine’s performance, so it’s a great way to relax, drink some coffee, and enjoy some great music! Caleb Stine has released over 10 albums, has spent some time acting off-Broadway, and has traveled all over the country sharing his talent. We have been lucky enough to host him here on our stage in the past, and even luckier to have been able to invite him back for another round! We certainly hope to see you there!
Feel free to check out more of Stine’s work on his website