Friday, June 24th, 2016 by The Professor
When we got news of a massive fire at The Book Thing, we knew we had to act to help. This great institution has been getting free books into the hands of the community for more than a decade and has become a critical part of Baltimore. We were able to immediately give them $2,000 from our community fund to help out but it didn’t seem sufficient. Working with the folks at Peabody Heights Brewery, next door to The Book Thing, and the great people at Friends Records, we held a 2-stage fundraising event on May 28th with 19 artists performing throughout the day. Ticket sales, direct donations, donations from the food vendors and the brewery put us at a total of $8,004.00 raised by the event! We are incredibly lucky to be a part of a community that teams up to support itself and could never have done this without their help. Pictured above John Devecka (WLOY), Russell Wattenberg (The Book Thing), Dana Murphy (Friends Records) and Eddie O’Keefe (Peabody Heights Brewery) and absent but VERY responsible for this success is Jimmy MacMillan of Friends Records. A huge thank you to all the amazing bands that jumped on board immediately when asked: DJ Earl Crown, The Milestones, Stacked Like Pancakes, PLRLS, Greasy Hands, Saleem & The Music Lovers, Femi the Drifish & The Out of Water Experience, Wendel Patrick, Eze Jackson, The Boom Bap Society, The Diamond Sea, Brendan Sullivan, Soothsayer, Shinji, DJ Benny Stixx, Maxine, Raindeer, Goblin Mold and Sun Club. The food vendors: Shorty’s Bootleg BBQ, The Green Bowl and Farm to Charm. Donations of raffle items: Maryland Wineries Association, Cafe Hon, Burdock & Bramble, Peabody Heights Brewery, Steve Parke. Thank you ALL for this amazing event and result!
Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 by The Professor
It’s that time of year again folks! Honfest!! Where you can relive the ’50s kitsch you never got to experience, break out your best Bawlmerese, throw a dress on your favorite man, and generally revel in the weirdness and fun. WLOY is bringing you a great lineup at our stage located on 36th street at the Chestnut Street intersection (across from The Charmery). Come on down for some fantastic local bands and a few imports. This year we have a VERY limited edition shirt for the show – including a band list on the back – so you can take home copies of the bands music AND your own Honfest souvenir to wear proudly. Get one while we have them – only at the WLOY booth next to the stage.
Saturday June 11, 2016
11:00 – Canopy
12:00 – Janice B
1:00 – Angela Sheik
2:00 – Pressing Strings
3:00 – Saleem & The Music Lovers
5:00 – ellen cherry
6:00 – Nalani & Sarina
7:00 – Greasy Hands
Sunday June 12, 2016
12:00 – Mike McMonagle
1:00 – The Milestones
2:00 – Don Kim
3:00 – Skribe
4:00 – Jenny Besetzt
5:00 – Paradise Creek
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 by The Professor
Tune into WLOY Loyola Radio on Thursday June 2nd from 7-8pm, where Tara will be joined by The Great Heights Band! Formed in the spring of 2014, and signed to CI Records in the fall or that same year, TGHB has been in full swing since creation. Local to Baltimore, the band has played at legendary local spots like Charm City Art Space and Ottobar. Their debut full length album, “Songs in Eastern Standard Timing” was released in October 2015, and continues to receive rave reviews among listeners. SiEST is on sale on iTunes for 7.99 this week, and TGHB will be playing The Metro Gallery on Friday June 3rd, 2016 with local bands Parks Landing and Waverunner, and No Nets from Brooklyn, NY. Make sure to tune in for the live in studio interview with The Great Height Band!
Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 by The Professor
On March 2nd, 2016 a Baltimore institution burned. The Book Thing, a free book store serving the city for more than 15 years, suffered a massive fire that destroyed more than 200,000 books and the roof of the building. Russell has started to rebuild and WLOY is going to help. After our initial donation of $2,000, we let him know we wanted to do more. Working with the great people at Friends Records and Peabody Heights Brewing Company, we have put together an amazing festival to raise more money! An incredible collection of local bands large and small have jumped in to help, food vendors signed on, and we are ready to blow everyone away! Join us Saturday May 28 from noon-8pm while we fill 2 stages with bands, and you with food and beverage, all to help The Book Thing!
Buy Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door
ALL AGES SHOW!
Sun Club, Goblin Mold, Stacked Like Pancakes, Eze Jackson, the Baltimore Boom Bap Society, PLRLS, Shinji, Maxine, Raindeer, DJ Earl Crown, the Milestones, Greasy Hands, Saleem & the Music Lovers, Femi the Drifish & the Out of Water eXperience, Wendel Patrick, the Diamond Sea, Brendan Sullivan, Soothsayer, and DJ Benny Stixx – It’s going to be amazing!
Food from Shorty’s Bootleg BBQ, Green Bowl Food Truck, Raffles, and more!
Saturday, April 30th, 2016 by The Professor
All-American Rejects returned to headline Loyolapalooza 10 years after their first appearance on the campus. WLOY’s Matt Weitzel joined Lauren (GreyCom) and Georgia (Greyhound) for a chat with the band in the most echoey room they could possibly find. Enjoy!
Thursday, April 28th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh
Bear Hands– You’ll pay for this
Released: April 15, 2016
Originally from Brooklyn, NY Bear Hands releases their new album , You’ll pay for this earlier this month. The band comprised of, Dylan Rau, Ted Feldman, Val Loper, TJ Orscher characterizes themselves as being Alternaitive/Indie rock, as ambiguous as the sounds, so is the music on the album. It definitely genre bends, though at the core of the music, it is very much Bear Hands’ sound. (more…)
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh
Sabrina Starke-Sabrina Starke
Released: September 9, 2015
Born in Paramaribo, Suriname and raised in the Netherlands, Jazz, R&B, soul, folk fusion artist, Sabrina Starke released her self- titled album Sabrina Starke. If you like Nina Simone, Tracy Chapman or Billie Holliday, you will enjoy Starke and her album. (more…)
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh
Miss Massive Snowflake – The Final Photograph
Released: April 7, 2016
North Pole Record’s artist, “Miss Massive Snowflake”, released the album The Final Photograph not too long ago. The band, a trio, comprised of: Shane de Leon, Jeanne Kennedy Crosby and Andy Brown brings a mixture of psychedelic rock, some pop and jazz to make up the album. (more…)
Friday, April 8th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh
Daniel Champagne-The Heartland Hurricanes (a live studio recording)
Released: March 4, 2016
Daniel Champagne, an accomplished singer, songwriter and guitarist, released his sixth album The Heartland Hurricanes and it is absolutely amazing. Originally from Australia, Champagne is a master of the acoustic guitar. Giving off vibes of a young John Mayer, old Mumford and Sons and especially, Australian mate, “John Butler”. (more…)
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh
Released: April 01, 2016
Lukas Graham, originally from Christiania an artistic community in the middle of Copenhagen, released his second studio album, Blue through Warner Bros. Records. Originally garnering American buzz and success from his song, “7 years”, the album is a kind of a disappointment. Blue, is pretty stagnant and does not drift far, melodically from 7 years. Graham however, does try to explore other genres of music: some R&B, some funk, etc. but it ends up making the album come off sloppy and disjointed. (more…)