WLOY Coffeehouse 9/24/15: Travis McKeveny

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.

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St Paul & The Broken Bones Live 9/12/15

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by The Professor

Words & Photos by Katie Kazmierski ’18

saintpaul_rhl6 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…)

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St. Paul & The Broken Bones Interview

Monday, September 14th, 2015 by The Professor

saintpaul_ramsheadlive 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 :)

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Free Late Night Concert: Wing Dam and Vundabar

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…)

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WLOY Open Mic Night

Thursday, September 10th, 2015 by Allison Langley

Open Mic Night Logo On a rainy day such as this all you want to do is sit down with your hands wrapped around a hot WLOY mug and listen to some tunes. Fortunately, I know the perfect place for you to do this: the 3rd Floor Reading Room in the student center. Come by for WLOY’s, Open Mic Night, the first WLOY event of the school year. Bring your guitars, banjos, or mandolins to perform a cozy set or rock on. Voices are also much appreciated and encouraged; recite your favorite slam poetry or an original song. I am sure there will be some awesome talent coming out of the wood works tonight. If you prefer to rest your vocal chords, well that is just fine too; enjoy sit down in a coffee house setting with a warm beverage. But, don’t be shy! We would love to hear what you have to share with the friends in the Loyola community!

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Sweetlife Festival Day 2

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 by The Professor

Sweetlife 2015 sign 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…)

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Say Anything / Modern Baseball Show Review

Monday, July 13th, 2015 by The Professor

by Gordo

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…)

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Florence LaRue (5th Dimension) Interview

Sunday, July 12th, 2015 by The Professor

Florence LaRue 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.

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Paul Barrere (Little Feat) Interview

Friday, July 10th, 2015 by The Professor

P&F b&w 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

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Jarekus Singleton Interview

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 by The Professor

Photo Marilyn Stringer

Photo Marilyn Stringer

Rising 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!

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