Thursday, July 16th, 2015 by The Professor
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…)
Monday, July 13th, 2015 by The Professor
So to start off, I have been to more than a few concerts in more than a few places. I’ve been to several venues in Manhattan(NY), Montclair(NJ), Baltimore(MD), Homdel(NJ) and many other places. Most concerts run pretty similarly. A couple of small name bands open up for usually one or two headliners. More often than not, the smaller bands just happen to have less experience on stage, less variety and this leads to a bad opening set.
When I saw Say Anything, Modern Baseball, Cymbals Eat Guitars and Hardgirls at the Baltimore Soundstage this was not the case. I showed up at doors time, which is normally about an hour before the first band plays. I was passionately looking forward to screaming my head off for Modern Baseball and I did not get a chance to look at the opening bands. People filed in and got some drinks and bought some merch and then the opening band started playing. (more…)
Sunday, July 12th, 2015 by The Professor
Radio RockonTour host Timothy Tilghman caught up with Florence LaRue, lead singer for the 5th Dimension shortly before their appearance at the Maryland Live Casino (5/28/15). Miss LaRue is the only remaining original member of the band, which brought home 14 Gold and 6 Platinum records along with 6 Grammy awards. She talked with Tim about her early days, touring the world, and the rise of her classic Soul/R&B band. Although she continues to tour with the band, she has many side projects and charity work that keep her busy as well.
Friday, July 10th, 2015 by The Professor
Little Feat guitarist and vocalist Paul Barrere sat down with Radio RockonTour host Timothy Tilghman to talk about his career with Feat, side projects and the current acoustic duo touring he’s doing with fellow Little Feat member Fred Tackett. Barrere joined Little Feat in 1972, beginning his recording with the classic Dixie Chicken LP and has been with them ever since. Taking over vocal duty with the passing of Feat founder Lowell George, he has been a core part of the bands sound and it’s revival in the late 1980s with Let it Roll. Recorded 5/16/15 at Rams Head On Stage
Thursday, July 9th, 2015 by The ProfessorRising Blues musician Jarekus Singleton chatted with The Professor, host of the Monday Morning Blues, about his upcoming tour, first Alligator records release Refuse to Lose, and the musical pathway from his grandfather’s church band to national attention. Jarekus also discussed his planned NBA career, and it’s derailment by injury, sorting things out and getting back on the road to success. Jarekus gathered 3 nominations at the 2015 Blues Foundation awards, not a bad showing for his first release!
Monday, June 15th, 2015 by The Professor
Vaden Todd Lewis of the Toadies took some time to chat with Brandon Newby ’15 and Tara Howell ’18 about their extensive career, life and the upcoming show June 18, 2015 at Soundstage in Baltimore
Thursday, June 4th, 2015 by The Professor
Intrepid WLOY staffers Brandon Newby ’15 and Phil Dayao ’16 tracked down Lightshow while covering the weekend long Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion May 30/31st. While they were unable to work the audio recorder correctly (head shakes…) they DID get the whole thing on video so there ya go.
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 by The Professor
The 2015 Sweetlife Festival May 30/31, 2015 at Merriweather Post Pavilion was 2 days of fantastic music, eclectic foods, and a wonderful atmosphere. We hurled staffers Phil Dayao ’16 and Brandon Newby ’15 into the pit to see what happened. Armed with cameras, recorders and excitement, they hit the show… Brandon’s Day 1 report is below:
After dealing with some parking issues and retrieving our press passes, Phil and I headed to the Treehouse Stage to catch the first act of the day. Unfortunately, through all of this, we were only able to catch the very end of Lightshow’s set. What we were able to see surprised me though. After rounding the corner, I was surprised to hear a live band! More surprised due to the fact that being an up-and-coming hip-hop artist, it’s hard to form a band and have them play your music the way you want it; that usually comes after some time. With this live band and Lightshow’s natural charisma, he put on a great show. He commanded the stage and made everyone present acknowledge him and his set of skills that are sure to take him a long way. Check out our interview with Lightshow too!
Monday, June 1st, 2015 by The Professor
Tim Tilghman, host of WLOY’s Radio RockonTour show got a chance to sit down with Rick Derringer for a lengthy interview following Rick’s show in Annapolis on May 22, 2015. They ran the whole course of Rick’s career from a #1 hit as a 17 year old (“Hang On Sloopy” in 1965) to his current touring and all the interesting steps along that pathway. Rick’s guitar has been on many hits and through many bands including The McCoys, Edgar Winter’s White Trash, The Edgar Winter Group, Johnny Winter, Todd Rundgren, Alice Cooper and Steely Dan. Enjoy!
Saturday, May 9th, 2015 by Rachel
During Loyolapalooza, Kat and I had the opportunity to sit down with Will, the leader singer from Parachute, who headlined our end of year festival this semester. He was the nicest guy and was super stoked to be playing a local show, as the band in from Charlottesville, Virginia. Will gave us a short and sweet interview telling you the things you want to know, from what it’s like to playing festival style shows to how he takes is coffee. Give it a listen and enjoy!