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Caribou – Our Love Review

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 by Courtney Kozieja

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Dan Snaith operates in subtleties. And he does it better than everyone else.

Arriving on the electronic scene in the late 90s, the Canadian-born composer turned the so-called IDM (intelligent dance music) movement on its head. This is his game—take what exists, tear it up, make it better. Snaith is permanently evolving and reinventing himself. While guised under the various stage names of Manitoba, Daphni and Caribou he has done everything from shoegaze to krautrock and back again. No matter the name, the project is the always the same for Snaith: to produce fully developed, deconstructed soundscapes to dance to.

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Dope New MF Doom & Bishop Nehru Collab. Album

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 by Jeremy Stephenson

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Release Date: 10/7/14

Rating: 8/10

 

Buckle up! MF DOOM is back, accompanied by his new prodigy the 18-year old New York native, Bishop Nehru! So, sit back ladies and gents’ and enjoy the raw lyricism of the young rapper Bishop Nehru alongside the musical and lyrical genius of MF Doom. That being said do not expect the album to be chock full of Doom verses, however the few songs, which he is on, are more than fire, and Bishop Nehru is growing into a prospective great with his performance.

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Peter Whitaker and the Open Mic Night

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 by Courtney Kozieja

Holy talent, Batman! Loyola is crawling with some great musical talent, including Peter Whitaker! Peter is a Senior at Loyola and was nice enough to bless us with his talents along with other students at last Thursday’s Open Mic Night. If you missed the fun, don’t worry we have a video for your viewing pleasure! Enjoy and make sure you come out to our event!



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alt-J: Musicians or Storytellers?

Friday, October 10th, 2014 by Lauren Puleo

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Release Date: 9/22/14
Rating: 9/10

alt-J’s second studio album is more than just a collection of songs. It is a holistic work of art, which has lately become something of a rarity in popular music. This album not only succeeds musically, but also as a piece of poetry, and a true example of innovation in today’s music scene.
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Shindig Fest 2014

Friday, October 10th, 2014 by Lauren Puleo

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Shindig Fest was, well, quite the shindig. Seriously, I’m talking circle pits and bass so loud it could knock over a toddler. Hosted in Carroll Park, Baltimore, this music festival drew out thousands of hard rock fans to see a solid line-up, including Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, and Gogol Bordello.
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Happy College Radio Day 2014!

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 by The Professor

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It’s the day that we all celebrate college radio (even more than usual) with special shows, memories from alumni, shoutouts and more. Tune in all day for special shows, ticket giveaways and much more! Win a pair of tickets to I Love Lucy at the Hippodrome by listening in today!

Let us know what you think about college radio with the #CollegeRadioDay tag on Instagram and Twitter.



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Blind Man Leading – Coffeehouse 10/2/14

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 by The Professor

Blind Man Leading (with Rae & Kat) hanging at WLOY

Blind Man Leading (with Rae & Kat)

The boys are back in town. By boys we mean Baltimore’s very own Blind Man Leading. Vocals/Guitarist Dave Wentz, Bass player Tyler Wheeler, and Drummer Paul Mercer will be coming this Thursday, October 2nd for the free WLOY Coffeehouse Series. Don’t know what to expect? BML creates melodic, expressive songs that feature bright chords and upbeat, jazz-influenced rhythms. Last year they made an unforgettable Coffeehouse performance performing songs from their newly released EP Swords. Stop by, 9-11pm at the 3rd Floor Reading Room in the student College Center. (more…)



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Top 30 – September 2014

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 by Lauren Puleo

Top 30 for September, 2014

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We have some solid albums in this month’s Top 30 from artists such as Graveyard Club, Alt-J, Banks, and many more! Whether you’re into indie alternative rock, synth pop, or hip-hop, there’s something here for you.

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Chet Faker – A Golden Show

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 by Leandra Caprini-Rosica

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Show Date: 9/10/14

Rating: 9/10

“You gotta know, I’m feeling love…” the repeated lyrics from Chet Fakers single, ‘Gold’, accurately describe how I feel about the Melbourne, Australia native and his self-produced music making it onto the charts. The relaxed twenty-three year old, Nicholas James Murphy, goes by the stage name of Chet Faker. As there is already an Australian musician by the name of Nick Murphy, he created this stage name in an ode to inspiring jazz musician Chet Baker. Faker took on the name when he uploaded his first cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” in 2011.
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New Trap Album from Trap God Jeezy, Seen It All

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 by Jeremy Stephenson

Jeezy: Seen It All: The Autobiography

Release Date: 09/02/14

Rating: 6/10

 

Bundle up trap fans here comes the Snowman aka. Young Jeezy with his fifth studio album Seen It All: The Autobiography. Now at the age of 36, many agree that it was finally the right decision to drop the Young and just be labeled Jeezy. However Jeezy is still the same old Jeezy with tracks such as, Me Ok, ¼ Block, and How I Did It.
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