Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 by Rachel
Kat and I had the absolute pleasure of seeing not only Allen Stone, but also the very talented Bernhoft on November 11th at the Baltimore Soundstage. It is definitely in my Top 3 concerts of all time. Their energy filled the entire room from top to bottom, no corner was left untouched by Allen’s good vibes. The two were a perfect pairing and complimented each other so well.
In addition to getting to see these two, we were also graced with the presence of Allen’s amazing band! They brought the party with them, and spread it out to the crowd! The extremely packed Soundstage was vibin’ and groovin’ in harmony to both Bernhoft and Allen Stone. It was one of those rare, magical concert experiences where everything is just as it should be. I will never forget the way this concert made me feel. There is nothing better than feeling the bass in your chest, standing in the middle of a crowd of fellow fans, all singing along together. It reminds you you are alive and that it’s amazing to be alive.
If you haven’t seen Allen Stone and/or Bernhoft perform, they both deserve to be on your “Must-See” list. If you can catch them together on this tour, or the next one (because insider’s note: they’re best friends now), definitely do it! If only to see Bernhoft come out during Allen’s song “Million” and steal the mic and join in with the band! Actually, scratch that, if only to see Allen’s horns players shaking their hips like they’ve never lied a day in their life, in perfect synchronization. It’s truly a sight to behold.
Anyway you slice it, this concert was a religious experience that took me to a place of peace and happiness I haven’t been to in a while.
Friday, November 6th, 2015 by Allison Langley
WLOY + Caribbean Students Union = Jah Works
WLOY and the Caribbean Students Union (CSU) will be joining forces to bring you an awesome late night event from 7pm to 10pm on November 12th in McGuire Hall. CSU will be starting things off with a cultural event including delicious food, such as fried plantains and jerk chicken. There will be poets, music, dancers and both fun and knowledgeable activities. From 9pm to 10pm Jah Works, a great Baltimore-based reggae band, will be performing a great show for everyone! Jah Works has traveled the world performing for more than 20 years and 9 albums. We’re excited that some of the band members are alumni of Loyola who met during study abroad in the 90s! They write and perform original reggae music! Jah Works are a high energy band that appeals to music listeners of all genres! Come out on Thursday to hear a great show and enjoy a great cultural event!
Check out a live performance from Jah Works!
Free to come and watch, $7 for endless treats!
Monday, November 2nd, 2015 by The Professor
Calling one and all! WLOY is hosting another awesome open mic night! Bring any talent you have! Try out some slam-poetry, entertain us with knock-knock joke, and belt your absolutely favorite tune! WLOY will be there to support you and to encourage you to share!
Sooth your vocal chords with some FREE coffee (decaf and caf of course) and FREE delicious and delectable snacks. Don’t forget to check out our awesome merchandise! Take home a big WLOY mug to sip your favorite fall drinks in! Grab a glow-in-the-dark tshirt too!
Bring your friends; bring your family; bring your tap dancing dog and jam out this Thursday with WLOY! We would love to hear and see you there!
Friday, October 23rd, 2015 by Rachel
Whitesnake’s new album The Purple Album, released earlier in 2015, shows that after a 35+ year career, they still have relevance today, and are still very talented. This album shows the band’s musical flexibility, with styles ranging from metal, to soft rock, to their more familiar classic rock feel. It should be said that I am only really familiar with their more commercially successful songs, specifically Still of the Night and Here I Go Again, so I am not aware of the band’s evolution in style over the years. However, this does give me a clear perspective on their skill and the quality of the music on this new album. (more…)
Monday, October 12th, 2015 by The Professor
It’s been an insane last week here at WLOY! We’ve had Dead Flowers, Red Sammy and Jake Star all in the studio for interviews and even some music. We chatted by phone with The Sheepdogs, and (of all people) Herb Alpert! It might take us a moment to get the perfect versions of those up here, but stay tuned, we have more coming! In addition we’ve been working with local 8th graders to create and record their own radio plays! Plus, of course, tons of great music and our live shows with Canopy & Swampcandy. We’re crazy busy but don’t forget to check in and see what’s next – tickets, shows and more! Did we mention we’re going to be hosting an Open Mic Night 10/22 and showing the amazing Rocky Horror Picture Show on the quad 10/29?
Sunday, October 11th, 2015 by The Professor
Kat & Rae (of the infamous Kat & Rae Midday show) had a nice phone chat with Allen Stone about his upcoming show (11/11 make a wish!) at Baltimore Soundstage a few days ago. Allen survived their lightning round of questions and shared the experience of being an on-demand Uber driver, among the tasty tidbits. Is it the hats, or the hair that intrigues them more? You’ll have to listen in to find out. And ignore the digital whoops and bloops that our phone system made… sorry.
Check out the full interview:
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.
Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by The Professor
Words & Photos by Katie Kazmierski ’18
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…)
Monday, September 14th, 2015 by The Professor
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
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…)