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Honfest 2014: Mark Hopkins

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 by Rachel

By: Kat O’Brien

Unknown Every year, Baltimoreans turn out to celebrate their “Baltimore-ness” in Hampden with food, toilet bowl races and, of course music. This year, WLOY has it’s own stage where local artists will be playing ALL day! It is sure to be a fantastic time. One such talented local artist is Mark Hopkins. A self described “small-town funky white kid”, Mark Hopkins plays soulfully and dulectly. He has released several albums in the past and has recently come out with a new single titled “Miss Coincidence”. If you know what’s good for you, check out his website! It’s sure to please! Be sure to come out June 14th. Check out the full lineup and schedule for the 2014 WLOY Stage at Honfest HERE.



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Review: Thus Owls – Turning Rocks

Monday, April 14th, 2014 by Margaret Jokoh

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Turning Rocks 

Grade: A-

The husband and wife duo, “Thus Owls” recently released their album Turning Rocks. Though Thus Owls consist of other people in the band, it is mostly centered around Erika and Simon Angell. Turning Rocks relies on heavy drum beats, synths and distortion in an effort to make you feel like you are traveling to another world. (more…)



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Review: Matt Koelsch & The Allies- Epic Summer

Saturday, April 12th, 2014 by Margaret Jokoh

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Epic Summer

Grade: B+

Matt Koelsch & The Allies’s sophomore album Epic Summer is just delightful. Each song on the album has an attitude of its own, clearly portraying the amazing writing skills of Matt Koelsch. For those who have never heard their music, it’s a mix of blues, folk, rock and country which is represented in this album. (more…)



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Review: Deleted Scenes – Lithium Burn

Friday, April 11th, 2014 by Margaret Jokoh

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Lithium Burn 

Grade: A

Deleted Scene’s new album, set to release April 15 definitely captures the essence of their music-art rock. Melodic rhythms, infused with some math rock, helps set this band apart from others. This album definitely demonstrates are much this band has grown, how mature they are and how knowledge/talented they are on their instruments. Lithium Burn also gives you a very pop sound, heard on the title track ” Haircuts/Uniforms.” (more…)



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Review: Night Riots- Young Love

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 by Margaret Jokoh

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Young Lore

Grade: A

California rocker, Night Riots self-funded this amazing EP. Young Lore is just 6 songs of absolute fun-it combines, harmonic vocals, solid drumming and simple yet amazing guitar riffs. The saying, “simple is better” really defines these indie rocker, though each song is clearly thought out, none of the songs are over produced instrumental wise. (more…)



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What Is The WLOY Staff Listening To? 4.6.14

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 by Billy Dries

Miri_Ben-Ari_with_Violin_47b_Jordan Hernandez – Miri Ben-Ari - Hip Hop Medley

This past weekend I had the chance to see the legendary hip hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari. Words cannot describe the talent this girl has and how she has changed the face of music. You’ve probably heard her in the background of your favorite hip hop beats and don’t even know it. Check her out and prepare for your mind to be blown!

 
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Top 20 Tracks 4.6.14

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 by Billy Dries

Screen-Shot-2014-03-18-at-11-25-18-AM-600x400This weeks Top 20 is not too different from last week, but there’s some great new music from Cloud Nothings on all of our charts this week. Plus we still can’t stop dancing tUnE-yArDs single “Water Fountain”. Check back every week for all of our updated charts.

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Review: Jimi Goodwin-Odludek

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 by Margaret Jokoh

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Odludek

Grade: C+

Originally apart of the English rock band, “Doves” Jimi Goodwin’s solo album Odludek falls very short. Odludek is unable to seamlessly blend it’s many different sounds together, with one song being very rock, another being very folk-almost sounding like english rock counterparts, “Mumford & Sons.” This album also, seems to be lacking in quality musically-the vocals lack emotion, while musically everything seems to be all over the place sometimes leaving listeners wondering where one song ends and the next begins. The al (more…)



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Review: Panama-Always EP

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 by Margaret Jokoh

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Always EP

Grade: A

Sydney band, Panama came out with it’s sophomore EP, “Always.” This electronically driven album definitely gives of a very house with some hints of dubstep all wrapped into one 7 song album. Always is definitely an album you pop into your car and drive down a long road on any day, as portrayed in it’s album cover. (more…)



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Review: Young & Sick-Young & Sick

Monday, April 7th, 2014 by Margaret Jokoh

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 Young & Sick

Grade: B+

Los Angelos based, Capitol Records recording artist, Young & Sick came out with their self-titled album, Young & Sick and it is definitely a pleasure to listen to the plethora of genres provided by this album. This album is a mixture of 80s pop, rock , jazz and smooth R&B. (more…)



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