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Concert Review: The World is a Beautiful Place @ The Metro Gallery

Thursday, March 16th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

On January 29th I got to see The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, along with the local openers Us &Us Only and Purrer. Although The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die wasn’t the reason I wanted to go to the show, the whole concert was an all-around great experience. (more…)



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Canopy Returns to Coffeehouse 3/16/17

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 by The Professor

This Thursday at the Starbucks area, check out the return of the etherial, amazing, unique awesomeness that is Canopy! Canopy is a Baltimore-based band comprised of Matt Muirhead and McKenzie Ditter. Matt Muirhead is a well-known Baltimore artist (and creator of the van t-shirt for WLOY!!). He creates both eclectic paintings and music, not to mention builds most of his own instruments. McKenzie Ditter is a photographer and illustrator with wonderful books and clothing creations. Muirhead and Ditter make quite the creative duo!

Canopy comes to stage prepared to improvise and create new music as they go along. They encourage the audience to experience their instruments and joing them on stage for musical adventures or chill and enjoy your coffee. Their music ranges from chill EDM fusion to tropical sounds. Hopefully Matt will even bring one of his amazing crankie projects. Give them a listen before the show and get hyped and come enjoy their wonderful show! As always it’s a FREE show, 8-10pm.



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Purrer Interview

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 by The Professor

WLOY Local Music Director Stephen Vanyo ’17 catches up with Amanda Glasser of Baltimore’s Purrer at the Metro Gallery for their show with Us and Us Only and The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die… Listen up and maybe you will know why they’re genre’d as sparkle sludge, or maybe not? Recorded 1/29/17.

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Us and Us Only Interview

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 by The Professor

WLOY PR Director Cara Hullings ’19 catches up with Baltimore’s Us and Us Only at the Metro Gallery for their show with Purrer and The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die… Us and Us Only recently signed to Topshelf Records, and are ready to break out. Recorded 1/29/17.

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Rain The Shining Interview

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 by The Professor

Baltimore music collective Rain The Shining (at the time represented by Ryan Smith ’02) sat down with Brendan to chat and play a few songs. This is a recently unearthed lost interview from 2005!…

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Studio Seizure: Mongoloidian Glow

Monday, February 20th, 2017 by The Professor

This week we hand the studio over to the ladies of Mongoloidian Glow! Dark and industrial, passionate, sonic and raw, with a sense of playfulness, Baltimore-based, Mongoloidian Glow, known for their explosive live performances, is made up of two women-Annbidextrious, on bass/guitar and Katha (kay-tha) on drums, with both harmonizing on vocals. The sound created by these women is massive as if listening to a five-piece band. Listen in and see what sort of a playlist they’ve got for us. Early indications include polkas, The Smiths, Stone Roses and much more. Hosted this week by Earl Crown from WLOY’s Crucial Cuts.

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Album Review: Elton John – Tumbleweed Connection

Friday, February 17th, 2017 by Margaret Jokoh

Review by: Claire Riley’20

Elton John – Tumbleweed Connection

Released: October 30, 1970

Rate: 10/10

LIYL: Billy Joel, Chicago, Paul McCartney, James Taylor

First and foremost, I would like to give credit to Billy McLaughlin (Class of 2020) for recommending this masterpiece of an album. In “Tumbleweed Connection,” Elton John incorporates a unique twist on his classic and iconic style that has made an indelible mark on music history. He takes his audience to the cowboy era of the Midwest in each ballad with his mesmerizing and soulful piano-playing and distinct vocals accompanied by the harmonica, drums, guitar, and harmonies that are sure to stick in your head and draw you right back in when the album concludes. Some of my personal favorites include “Ballad of a Well-Known Gun,” “Country Comfort,” and “Where To Now Saint Peter?” (more…)



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Playlist of the Week: Workout Playlist

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 by Margaret Jokoh

Playlist by: Stephen Vanyo’17

Around this time of year, people start to slack off on their New Year’s Resolution and start watching Netflix instead of going to the gym. So I made up the ultimate workout playlist to get you pumped and ready to go get those #gainz.

1.Wicked-Future

Metro Boomin wants some more. More reps. More #gainz

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Studio Seizure: Stacked Like Pancakes

Monday, February 13th, 2017 by The Professor

Tonight 7-8pm, we hand the studio over to the funky madmen of Stacked Like Pancakes!  Fresh off their tour with Reel Big Fish and sporting all sorts of new stories, we’re going to let them spin their favorite tunes and dish on some good road stories.

They played our fundraiser for The Book Thing last year and blew us all away with their live energy! ”Reinvigorating the sounds of classic ska, Stacked Like Pancakes (SLP) piles on boisterous horns and punk rock attitude to create high energy music synthesizing the vibes of Reel Big Fish, twenty one pilots, Foo Fighters, Paramore, Cage the Elephant, and an untraceable amount of other artists and genres. Since 2007, SLP has shared the stage with national and international acts, toured on the Vans Warped Tour, headlined their own self-booked tours, released their latest crowd-funded 15-track monster-album THIS IS US in December 2015, and in 2016 went on the road with Reel Big Fish for a month-long nation-wide syrupy tour.

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Album Review (New Release): John Mayer – The Search for Everything – Wave One

Friday, February 10th, 2017 by Margaret Jokoh

Review by: William O’Connor ’20

John Mayer – The Search for Everything – Wave One

Released: January 20th, 2017

Rate: 8.5/10

LIYL: Train, Ed Sheeran, and the John Mayer Trio

This first “wave” had a lot of hype leading up to its release and it’s finally here. This is his first release since Paradise Valley and Born and Raised,  those two albums being very different compared to what he has put out in the past. They were definitely not his best, and in anticipation of this new release we were all hoping for a huge improvement, something different from the singer-songwriter. For one thing, his trio band members who have made some of John Mayer’s best music with him, Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino, are backing in the drums and bass. They played songs with him such as “Gravity”, “Who Did You Think I Was”, “Daughters”, and “Try”. (more…)



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