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J Pope and the HearNow at McGuire 2/14

Monday, February 11th, 2019 by Erin McAvoy

This Thursday, WLOY will be hosting a Valentine’s Day themed concert at Mcguire Hall featuring artists J Pope and the HearNow. J Pope and the Hearnow is another Baltimore-based favorite of ours with a hip hop funk fusion sound. J Pope, the frontwoman of the group, uses clever and sophisticated lyrics to wow audiences and bring something different to the hip hop scene. Some have even referred to them as “one of Baltimore’s best kept musical secrets”. So come out this Thursday, Valentines Day, from 9-11pm in McGuire to discover the “secret” that is J Pope and the HearNow and to have yourself a great time with your friends or valentines!

Check them out here:
https://jpopeandthehearnow.bandcamp.com/releases



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ATW – Alternative Baseball – Interview

Friday, February 8th, 2019 by The Professor

Check out WLOY After the Whistle host Austin Medina as he sat down with Taylor Duncan, founder and CEO of the Alternative Baseball Organization. Alternative Baseball is a league dedicated to teens and adults with Autism and special needs. Taylor called into WLOY Radio to speak on behalf of his organization, which started in the Spring of 2016. The organization gives a platform to those who are diagnosed with Autism or special needs who want to enjoy and learn America’s pastime, free of judgment. Alternative Baseball has gained traction and is now expanding all across the country, including the Baltimore area. They are looking for coaches and players! For more news or donations, be sure to visit www.alternativebaseball.org

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Lavender & The Holy Circle at Blackbox 2/7

Monday, February 4th, 2019 by Erin McAvoy

We are so very excited to announce our very first Thursday night concert at the Blackbox Theater this Thursday featuring the bands Lavender and The Holy Circle! Lavender is a Washington D.C. based indie pop band who’s style can be compared to popular bands like The 1975 and Two Door Cinema Club.  The band consists of members Emily Carlson (vocals), Alli Vega (guitar), Trent Burns (also guitar), and Matt Wright (drums). They have an unforgettable and irresistible sound you are sure to not only feel familiar with but also love. The Holy Circle is a Baltimore based band consisting of members Erica Burgner-Hannum (vocals), Terence Hannum (synths) and Nathan Jurgenson (drums). Their sound is described as a “dreamy, haunting synthpop”, with elements of R&B and shoegaze. It’s definitely going to be something totally new to most of you, so this would be a great chance to come expand your musical horizons! We hope to see you there, this Thursday from 8-10pm, for our first (free) concert at the Blackbox Theater!

Check out Lavender and The Holy Circle here:
https://lavenderdc.bandcamp.com
https://theholycircle.bandcamp.com



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Red Sammy Live at Coffeehouse 1/31

Monday, January 28th, 2019 by Erin McAvoy

Red Sammy is a “lyric-driven Americana folk rock n’ roll” band with an added country/blues aesthetic.  The band consists of writer/singer/songwriter Adam Trice as well as an ensemble of accompanying musicians.  Trice comes from right here, Baltimore, Maryland, and has gone on in his career to join both regional and national artists on the stage.  He’s performed in festivals in such cities as Baltimore, Denver, Toronto, Buffalo, and many more.  Red Sammy will be playing here at Loyola on Thursday, January 31st at our free coffeehouse at Starbucks from 8-10pm, so be sure to come by and not miss out!

Check out Red Sammy here:
http://www.redsammy.com/jukebox/



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Stacked Like Pancakes Concert 1/24 McGuire Hall

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 by Erin McAvoy

Stacked Like Pancakes is definitely a WLOY favorite.  A Baltimore-based brass rock band, Stacked Like Pancakes features a trumpet and two trombonists that steal the show.  The band has gone on in their career to play in the Vans Warped Tour for several years and has performed alongside artists/groups like Bless the Fall, Memphis May Fire, Jule Vera, and Microwave.  This concert will without a doubt be a unique experience, with the promise of both “spontaneity and precision”, and it is guaranteed that if you attend, you will experience an exhilarating, exciting, and unforgettable show.  Come out to McGuire this Thursday, January 24th from 8-10pm to see Stacked Like Pancakes rock the stage.  You won’t be disappointed.



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Bitty McLean Interview

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 by The Professor

Linton “Junior” Hinds ’06, our alumnus host of the amazing I Never Knew radio show, caught up with the talented and very busy Bitty McLean for an exclusive hour of reasoning. The British/Jamaican singer, songwriter, producer and engineer speaks about the influence of his fathers record collection, sound system culture in London, being a engineer for UB40, and transitioning in to a reggae artist. Bitty also explains the creation of his classic album ‘On Bond Street’, and the artistic relationship with reggae legends Sly and Robbie. Pieces of the interview have aired on the weekly I Never Knew show (Sundays 9-11am) but here is the complete exclusive interview.  We have many more INK interviews to add so keep watching this space!

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Maria Dontas Live at Coffeehouse 1/17

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 by Erin McAvoy

Maria Dontas is a Loyola University Maryland alum and has been following her passion for singing ever since!  She placed top five in a national CosmoGirl Magazine contest, sang the Greek National Anthem at the 2008 Clergy/Laity Congress in Washington, D.C., opened for Jack’s Mannequin here at Loyola, and won the Essex Singer-Songwriter Competition in 2012.  Maria will be performing live this Thursday, January 17th at Starbucks from 8-10pm.  Her country sound and high-energy vibes will certainly get you moving and your blood pumping on a cold night.  It’s the first event of the semester, and its free, so be sure to come check it out!



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Christmas Special Show Schedule!

Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 by Tara Howell

A WLOY Christmas ornament made out of a CD with the WLOY 'support local music logo'.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! To help you celebrate, our amazing DJs and staff have put together incredible Christmas show specials – including Nick Centanni’s annual Moldie Oldie Christmas Eve and Christmas Day specials! Christmas music and special shows start at 4 pm on Christmas Eve, just in time to start your festivities and while you do your last minute wrapping, and will play all through Christmas Day, to be the soundtrack for all of the day’s get-togethers and celebrations. 

 

Christmas Eve 

Moldie Oldies Ultimate Christmas Eve Special – 6-9pm

Retro Rockin’ Road Show Christmas Special with Retro Eddie – 9-10 pm

Diva’s Hour Christmas Special with DJ Cool Coll – 10-11 pm

Christmas Day

Tara’s Very Punk Christmas – midnight – 1 am

Christmas Morning Blues – 8 – 9 am

Moldie Oldies Ultimate Christmas Day Special – 9 am-noon

Radio Rock On Tour Christmas Special – noon – 2 pm

Retro Rockin’ Road Show Christmas Special with Retro Eddie – 2-3 pm

Crucial Cuts Christmas – 4 – 6 pm

Tara’s Very Punk Christmas – 8 – 9 pm

Merry Christmas from everyone at WLOY! 



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Concert Review: Emarosa at Baltimore Soundstage

Sunday, December 9th, 2018 by Kaili McDonald

On Tuesday, November 27th 2018, five bands rolled up to the Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, MD to liven up a welcoming crowd. Arlington, the Faim, Devour the Day, Emarosa, and Hands Like Houses made for an interesting line-up for sure.

I’ve found that Soundstage always has amazing opening bands, and Arlington was no exception. In fact, I’m listening to them as I write. Anyways, the show started off with Arlington, a three-member band from southern California. The first thing that I noticed besides their incredibly full sound and high energy performance was that the lead singer, Tyler Benko, sounded like Alex Turner from the Artic Monkeys. Then I realized that this band had the sound that I wish the latest Artic Monkeys album had. Amazing. Arlington was definitely one of the best performances that I’d ever seen. They even played a cover of “Reptilia” by the Stokes, which the bassist Channing Peake took on the vocals. It was Peake’s birthday, and “Reptilia” is one of his favorite songs. I also have to give credit to drummer Grant Whitson. I honestly wish they could have played longer, as I would have loved to hear so much more! Arlington’s sound, stage presence, mastery of instruments, crowd reaction, and style were all around incredible, and I definitely recommend checking them out. (more…)



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Hymn For Her at Starbucks 12/6

Monday, December 3rd, 2018 by Lindsey Zapata

This your last chance to join WLOY for a Coffeehouse Performance, until next semester, and believe me this band may be last, but in no way are they the least. Hymn for Her describes themselves on their Facebook as, “punksy folksy airstreamy country bluesy grassy waynesy lucy take you on a hayride to hellsy,” which in regular English means that they are of fun with a twist of a psychedelic vibe. The duo has been touring all over the world, and we are lucky to have them come to visit at Starbucks this Thursday, December 6th, from 8-10pm. Remember these performances are FREE, which is unthinkable with this caliber of talent. Please come relax with some coffee from Starbucks (who always stays open later for our Thursday performances) and enjoy this music and grab a WLOY Van Cookie while they last.



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