WLOY Coffeehouse 10/8/15: Canopy

Monday, October 5th, 2015 by Allison Langley

CanopySupport local music this Thursday with WLOY in the third floor reading room at 8pm! Canopy is a Baltimore-based band comprised of Matt Muirhead and McKenzie Ditter. They are a relatively new band but excellent performers. Matt Muirhead is a well-known Baltimore artist (currently making a t-shirt for WLOY!!). He creates both eclectic paintings and music. Muirhead also constructs very eccentric instruments that they use to contribute their unique sound. McKenzie Ditter is a photographer and illustrator. Muirhead and Ditter make quite the creative duo!

Canopy comes to stage prepared to improvise and create new music as they go along. Get up  on stage with then to join in on their musical adventures or sit and watch the show while sipping some coffee. Their music ranges from EDM fusion to tropical sounds. Give them a listen before the show and get hyped and come enjoy their wonderful show! As always it’s a FREE show presented by WLOY & Student Activities.

Listen here to shweet Canopy songs!

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College Radio Day!

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 by Allison Langley

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This Friday, October 2nd is College Radio Day! Safe to say this is WLOY’s favorite and most coveted holiday. We are all celebrating the 5th year of College Radio Day.

We take this day to recognize the importance of college radio and the positive effect it has had on students throughout the years. It is a day to encourage us to change that dial to a college radio station (WLOY of course) and support them all around the country. College radio maintains and fosters so much creativity, as we don’t have the commercial binds the most popular stations have. We have the ability to be more free and more open to new music and new talent. Not only helping students to achieve but also musicians as well.

As with most of our favorite holidays we typically receive a gift, so in honor of this WLOY will be raffling off a turn-table with a couple choice records to help kick start your collection. Come to our Coffeehouse this Thursday, October 1st, (with Swampcandy) to get a jumpstart and purchase your raffle tickets. Or, stop by the WLOY table at Live @ Boulder on Friday and purchase tickets there!

Yay for College Radio Day!

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WLOY Coffeehouse 10/1/15: Swampcandy

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 by Allison Langley

SwampCandy It’s the 1st WLOY late night event of October! We have the amazing Swampcandy playing our WLOY coffeehouse series this Thursday. Not only is it FREE but also we’ll be providing delicious snacks AND coffee.

Swamp candy is Ruben Dobbs on guitar and Joey Mitchell on the bass. They are described as a bluesy duo. Ruben Dobb’s, a Maryland farm boy, is Swampcandy’s lead vocalist and guitarist. He has more talent in his fingers alone than I could I possibly imagine. His voice is raw, a little rough, deep, and very real. Dobbs sings his bluesy lyrics with conviction and passion. Joey Mitchell is quite the instrumental talent, maneuvering through all genres and filling the gaps of this two-person band on bass. These two are able to create music that sounds like a fully fitted band is playing along side them.

Do not miss out on this opportunity to see this dope band perform! Check out some videos and their website to get acquainted with them if you’re not already huge fans! Swampcandy

Also, at the show we will be selling raffle tickets for WLOY’s, College Radio Day give away — a turntable with 8 records (including 3 from local label Friends Records) and a $30 gift certificate to Sound Garden in Fells Point – a pretty sweet prize, if we do say so ourselves! Hope to see you there this Thursday October 2nd, buying raffle tickets, sipping on coffee and enjoying the sweet, sweet Swampcandy Tunes.

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WLOY Coffeehouse 9/24/15: Travis McKeveny

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 by Allison Langley


Come to the 3rd floor reading room for WLOY’s free Coffeehouse Series this Thursday the 24th. Travis McKeveny will be performing FREE concert in this intimate setting.

Travis McKeveny is from Blue Point, Long Island. McKeveny grew up in a musical family, and was heavily influenced by artists such as Jackson Browne and Van Morrison. You can here Browne’s and Morrison’s folky and acoustic-driven sound through McKeveny’s music. His lyrics flow in perfect harmony with his guitar; they are well thought and suit his deep and classic folk voice perfectly. Luckily for us he is releasing his 2nd full length album.

Come listen to Travis McKeveny while sipping FREE delicious cups of Joe, and perfect coffee house snacks! We are looking forward to seeing you!!

Click here to listen to Travis McKeveny’s brilliant songs and watch some videos.

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FREE Loyola Shuttles to Hampdenfest!

Friday, September 18th, 2015 by Allison Langley

2015HFposter1 This Saturday, September 19, Loyola is offering free shuttles to Hampdenfest. The big yellow magic school bus will start picking up outside Boulder at 11am and be on a continuous loop until the last pick up on W 36th Street at 7pm. Come visit the WLOY crew, support local businesses and have fun!

Hampdenfest is held in Hampden (Baltimore), MD, along W 36th Street.  There will be an exceptional concert line up to check out, visit the stage to see, School Of Rock, Tomason, Blackwolf Beach, Ginger Blossoms, Raindeer, Hampden Idol and the special guest, Bosley! In total there will be three stages that will host 22 bands offering a wealth of variety to listen to. Offer some of your own talent and register for the Hampden Idol! You could be the next star! Fortunately for the pie lovers in Baltimore, there is a Dangerously Delicious Pie Eating Contest, delish. Test your pie eating talents and get dangerously full, maybe you’ll be winner of free sweet pies for a year. If you’re into contests that are out of the ordinary, make your own toilet-ride/bike and race in the Toilet Race.  There will be plenty of live music, great food vendors, awesome stores to check out and other fun events!

For a local event sponsored by the local business’s this is a cant-miss-event!

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St Paul & The Broken Bones Live 9/12/15

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by The Professor

Words & Photos by Katie Kazmierski ’18

saintpaul_rhl6 Paul Janeway of Saint Paul and the Broken Bones sauntered on stage in box-toed shoes almost more sparkly than the Rams Head lights. As he opened with the first song I knew that he wasn’t going to put on any ordinary old show, what with his incredible voice and an extremely talented band that compliments it.

Closing my eyes, I felt like I was transported back in time to the 60s when soul music was revolutionary. But instead of Otis Redding, opening my eyes I found Paul Janeway, who looks like just a normal guy—not someone you’d expect to have the extraordinarily powerful voice he does. Turns out he was once just that: a normal guy who worked as an Alabama bank teller. Lucky for us, he met current bassist Jesse Phillips (who Rachel interviews here!) in 2012 and together they embarked on a musical journey with the goal of making music that worked with Janeway’s smooth, soulful voice. (more…)

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St. Paul & The Broken Bones Interview

Monday, September 14th, 2015 by The Professor

saintpaul_ramsheadlive Jesse, the bassist for St. Paul & The Broken Bones took some time between shows to chat with Rachel ’16, from the “Kat & Rae In The Middle of the Day” Show.  Although she started off by confusing herself with her co-host Rae had a great time with Jesse and even put him through her infamous lightning round.  St. Paul & The Broken Bones, with opening act Alanna Royale, followed up the interview with a great show at Rams Head Live.  Check out the show review by Katie, posted elsewhere on the WLOY page :)

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Free Late Night Concert: Wing Dam and Vundabar

Monday, September 14th, 2015 by Allison Langley

Join us in McGuire Hall, THIS Thursday from 8-10pm for a killer FREE show!  Wing Dam, hailing from Baltimore, and Vundabar, coming all the way from Boston, are perform for free in McGuire Hall on September 17! Both bands possess a beachy, fuzzy, electronic rock sound that is enticing and addicting.

Wing Dam is Sara Autrey, Austin Tally and Abram Sanders, a coed group, possessing a punk 90’s vibe. Check out my personal favorite “House Boat”— this song shifts from beachy to rock throughout—listen before the show!

Vundabar, created by two cool guys, Branden Hagen and Drew McDonald have the classic fuzziness coming through their guitar in songs like “Gawk”. Both of these bands have excellent stage presence, stop by McGuire and enjoy an amazing FREE show with Wing Dam and Vundabar! (more…)

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WLOY Open Mic Night

Thursday, September 10th, 2015 by Allison Langley

Open Mic Night Logo On a rainy day such as this all you want to do is sit down with your hands wrapped around a hot WLOY mug and listen to some tunes. Fortunately, I know the perfect place for you to do this: the 3rd Floor Reading Room in the student center. Come by for WLOY’s, Open Mic Night, the first WLOY event of the school year. Bring your guitars, banjos, or mandolins to perform a cozy set or rock on. Voices are also much appreciated and encouraged; recite your favorite slam poetry or an original song. I am sure there will be some awesome talent coming out of the wood works tonight. If you prefer to rest your vocal chords, well that is just fine too; enjoy sit down in a coffee house setting with a warm beverage. But, don’t be shy! We would love to hear what you have to share with the friends in the Loyola community!

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Sweetlife Festival Day 2

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 by The Professor

Sweetlife 2015 sign We sent Phil and Brandon to Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion to shoot some photos and check out some bands. It’s fair to say they enjoyed the shows, meeting and interviewing some great acts and enjoying a very cool festival. From a wide variety of food vendors to green power companies, the whole vibe was green, friendly and fun. Brandon covered Day 1, so Phil does Day 2: (more…)

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