Events


Voodoo Pharmacology Coffeehouse 11/2

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 by Lindsey Zapata

Voodoo Pharmacology will be performing at our Coffeehouse this Thursday from 8-10pm! As the weather gets colder, the tunes just keep on getting cooler. Stop on by and sip a coffee from Starbucks, while you listen to a free performance from this amazing band. Their music gives off a combination of rock, psychedelic, and americana creating this completely unique sound. They have a lot to say, and don’t hold back from some atypical subject matter, but their theatrical live performance will blow you away. They performed at Artscape and were able to enrapture the audience there, so there is no doubt they’ll move you too! Come by this Thursday from 8-10pm to see what the hype surrounding Voodoo Pharmacology is all about!
Check out their Bandcamp page here.



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DEAD AIR – Special Halloween Show

Monday, October 30th, 2017 by The Professor

Celebrate Halloween with WLOY and Terence Hannum host of DEAD AIR a special horror movie soundtrack show running multiple times on Halloween. To get you into the spirit of things (yep) we kick of Halloween at midnight with the first running of the 2 hour special. Play the 7-9pm episode while you’re passing out candy to helpless vict… ummm… kids in costumes. And close out your Halloween night with a finale from 10-Midnight. This 2 hour special is created once a year by local Baltimore artist and musician Terence Hannum and features amazing atmospheres from classic movies and a lot of surprises. This year includes a celebration of Toby Hooper and a surprise soundtrack unavailable anywhere else. For a full listing of the soundtracks, check out this post.
Stay tuned, and HAPPY HALLOWEEN from WLOY.



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Rocky Horror Picture Show On The Quad! 10/26 8pm

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 by Lindsey Zapata

WLOY will be presenting Rocky Horror Picture Show once again! Come to the Quad (or McGuire Hall if the weather is bad) and be transported into this strange, but energizing movie. The movie is so crazy that imdb.com could not provide more of an summary than “a couple has a breakdown in an isolated area.” And if you ever been alone with someone for an extended amount of time, you know exactly how wild things can get. The production is meant to be a satire on both science fiction and horror movies, which yields an unexplainable combination as gender play and madness take their toll. There are no words that can do this production justice and for that reason I suggest you come check it out for yourself. We’ll be giving the event the WLOY touch and be offering giveaways to the best costumes! So stop by the Quad on Thursday from 8-10pm.  If you know the movie, or want to pretend you did all along, feel free to come in costume and act along, or read up on the audience responses. Participation is highly encouraged!



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Red Sammy Coffeehouse 10/19

Monday, October 16th, 2017 by The Professor

Red Sammy returns to Coffeehouse this week. Before you head out for Fall Break, check out Adam Trice and Red Sammy performing for free outside Starbucks. Blues, roots, country, folk, and rock n’ roll blended together to make a unique deeply lyrical sound. Red Sammy has shared the stage with national and regional artists including: Mike Watt and the Missingmen, Deer Tick, Mark Kozelek of Red House Painters, Phosphorescent, Dirty River Boys, Reckless Kelly, Fly Golden Eagle. And, of course, they’ve been on the WLOY stage at Honfest so you know they’re good. Check out their website for more music and videos. See you Thursday 8-10pm!



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Skribe Returns to Coffeehouse 10/12

Friday, October 6th, 2017 by The Professor

The amazing multi-instrumental Skribe returns to the Coffeehouse Thursday October 12 from 8-10pm. Whether he’s playing a perfectly normal guitar or his homemade gas can turned “canjo zookie”, Aaron will make you stop in your tracks and listen. Check out some of their tunes and videos here.

They’ve been to Coffeehouse in the past and every time it’s fun to watch passerby freeze up and listen. They’re that kind of good. Come on down, grab a coffee and chill with Skribe on Thursday. Maybe you’ll get lucky and snag one of their rare green vinyl pressings and find out why so many area bands love his songwriting.



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Little Lungs & Lavender – McGuire Hall 10/5

Monday, October 2nd, 2017 by The Professor

Thursday night in McGuire Hall, WLOY presents another great Late Night show for FREE! This week featuring local up and coming band Little Lungs, and DC-based Lavender.

For those that caught their set on the WLOY stage this summer at Honfest, you already know you want to see Little Lungs. You can check out their new single, most recent EP, and previous releases on Bandcamp if you don’t know enough yet!

Lavender is a new dream pop, shoegaze style band with an amazing first single and new tracks being mixed now. Check out FADE and plan on showing up Thursday to hear all their new music.

We are very excited to bring you two new rising bands from the area for free. Come by and check them out 8-9pm Little Lungs and 9-10pm Lavender. We know you’ll love it. While you’re there you can grab band merch, a new WLOY sticker, and our full schedule for the rest of the semesters great free live concerts.



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Open Mic Night @ Starbucks 9/28

Monday, September 25th, 2017 by The Professor

It’s your star time! Bring out your best, stop being shy, stun your roommates who had no idea you sang opera, dance the two-step or croon your best Sinatra because it’s Open Mic Night time!

WLOY presents Open Mic Night at Coffeehouse. We’ll provide the gear and 3 mics so you can bring your barbershop trio and shock everyone with your rendition of “Melancholy Baby”. Come on out, bring your friends and have some fun. 8-10pm outside the Starbucks (which will stay open late and has special deals).

We will also have some cool giveaway CDs, concert tickets and more!



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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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