Music


Skribe at Coffeehouse 9/12

Monday, September 9th, 2019 by The Professor

SKRIBE returns to the stage at WLOY’s weekly coffeehouse this week. A great songwriter and performer, Skribe brings along some special treats for every show. Not content to play the guitar or the drums or the banjo, or anything so common, he makes his own instruments. Check out the bass drum suitcase, the gas can turned guitar or banjo, or a “canjo-zookie” as the case may be… and many more surprises. He’s also a fantastic visual artist so take a look at the stickers, t-shirts and other things he’ll have to share. For more about Skribe, check out his website and make sure you swing by Starbucks this Thursday from 8-10pm to check him out live! And yes, there will be kazoos.



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Open Mic Night – 9/5

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 by The Professor

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is OMN090519-e1567717565145.pngWelcome Back!! And welcome for the first time all the new first year students! It’s time to start meeting each other while showing off your many talents.

Open Mic Night at Starbucks is this Thursday 9/5 from 8-10pm. Everyone is welcome and we encourage all talents whether comedic, poetic, musical or just odd.

Come on out and bring your friends, or cheer on your friends or, even better, make NEW friends! See you Thursday!



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Hampdenfest 2019

Friday, August 23rd, 2019 by The Professor

Another Year, Another Awesome Poster! School is starting, leaves are turning, we all flash back to our younger days in fond memories… ok, not that, but it IS time for the annual HAMPDENFEST party to take over the Hampden neighborhood just down the road from WLOY and the suddenly very full Loyola campus.

Check out the fantastic musical lineups on each stage, marvel at the cast iron stomachs in the various eating contests and DO NOT MISS the Toilet Races! Yes, really.

FREE Shuttles will run all day from Loyola to Hampden so you can go, wander around, stuff your face, laugh at the maniacal beauty of rolling toilets and jump around to a ton of great music. Best of all, you can do all that without a taxi, Uber, or Lyft and save that cash for the food and stuff!

3 stages of music all day, with a fantastic lineup on every one, make this a must attend event before you throw in all the other fun stuff. Check out great bands we’ve had on campus: Raindeer, PLRLS and (THIS WEEK!) F City among others. See you there 🙂



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Concert Review: Thunderpussy at Metro Gallery

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 by Tara Howell

A live concert photo of Whitney and Molly from Thunderpussy. Whitney leans on Molly and plays guitar and Molly sings into a vintage looking mic.

Whitney and Molly
of Thunderpussy

If there was just one word that I had to choose to describe Thunderpussy, it would be captivating.

I had the chance to see Thunderpussy on Sunday, August 11th, at Metro Gallery here in good ole’ Baltimore. It was the Seattle based band’s first show in Baltimore. The show was opened by Baltimore’s own, Thunder Club. Thunder Club was very quick to acknowledge that there was no relation between them and Thunderpussy, but instead, was just a happy accident. Thunder Club opened the show with an incredible set of indie rock that was energetic, fun and incredibly good. I’m a little ashamed to admit that I hadn’t heard of Thunder Club before that since they are from the area, but will be sure to listen to now. Isn’t that what live music is for?! Their new EP, Summer Vice, is the perfect album for summer days, and I’m sure will stay in my rotation for a while. 

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The Holy Circle Seize The Studio

Monday, July 29th, 2019 by The Professor

This weeks guest on Studio Seizure was The Holy Circle. We had all three members in plus a couple of tiny roadies who helped keep things moving along. With a playlist from Kate Bush to Cherubs, there’s a bit of everything included. The new album Sick With Love just dropped as well and you can catch them Sunday at The Metro Gallery for their album release show. Welcome Terence, Erica and Rob (plus Rob’s spawn) to the studio and definitely check out their fantastic new album! Whether you call it “goth mom rock” or some other odd thing, it’s a great listen with a fantastic blending of ethereal, noise, pop, shoegaze and more. Just trust us and give it a listen!

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Chant Down Baltimore 2019

Saturday, June 15th, 2019 by The Professor

WLOY, I Never Knew Radio, Friends of Carroll Park and more present a day of amazing FREE Reggae music on Saturday June 22, from 1-7pm. Opening the festivities will be local greats Soul Cannon.

With backing from The Statement Band featuring Derrick Barnett and Andy Bassford, the stage will be packed with talent all day. Joining us from New York is rising star Autarchii, and flying in from Jamaica we present Iba Mahr, Imeru Tafari, Chevaughn and Ryan Bailey.

The show is FREE but we ask that you bring a donation of canned goods or clothing to support Paul’s Place an amazing charity operation in the community.

Bring a picnic lunch and hang out all day. As a bonus the Mount Clare Museum House will be open for FREE tours in support of the festival – it’s normally $5/person so definitely take advantage of a family tour!



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Honfest 2019

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 by Tara Howell

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Loyola has finished the semester, the weather is getting warmer , and you know what that means – Honfest is coming! Grab your hairspray, throw on your feather boa, and practice your best Bawlmerese accent to get ready. Honfest 2019 will take place Saturday June 8th, and Sunday June 9th, 2019.

WLOY Loyola Radio is excited to be hosting the WLOY Loyola Radio Stage again this year, and will be there all weekend! We are proud to host the stage and are bringing a great lineup stacked full of local and some of the station’s favorite artists and bands. The WLOY stage will be located on 36th street at the Chestnut street intersection (right across from The Charmery).

This is quite possibly our most diverse lineup yet, so there is something for everyone. We are so excited for this year’s line up, and we hope you are too! See you there!

WLOY Stage 2019 Lineup

Saturday June 8th

11:00 – 12:00pm Janice B

12:00 – 01:00pm Modern Nomad

01:00 – 02:00pm Quinton Randall

02:00 – 03:00pm Matt Hutchison

03:00 – 04:00pm The Great Heights Band

04:00 – 05:00pm The Holy Circle

05:00 – 06:00pm Eze Jackson

06:00 – 07:00pm DJ Paul Random

07:00 – 08:00pm Funsho

Sunday June 9th

12:00 – 01:00pm BATMAN

01:00 – 02:00pm Red Sammy

02:00 – 03:00pm Little Lungs

03:00 – 04:00pm Old Eastern

04:00 – 05:00pm Pocket Bells

05:00 – 06:00pm Nalani & Sarina



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DJ Spin-Off 4/25

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 by The Professor

DJ Spin-Off April 25 – Black Box Theater
A brand new event for 2019, the DJ Spin-off is a chance for DJs, remixers and producers to show off their set-making talents and originality. In the Black Box Theater you will perform a 10-15 minute mix of fun, high energy music, including as much original music, remix or mashup material as you can create to wow the judges. Judges will include 2 industry professionals (possibly some surprises) and a representative from WLOY and SGA. The audience will decide any tie voting so make sure to bring your friends! The winning act will perform at the new Loyolapalooza Pep Rally to be held on the quad Friday April 26th.

Ready to compete? ENTER HERE and include as much of the information as possible. Selected entries will be notified by April 23rd.



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Passion Pit Interview

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 by The Professor

Passion Pit is celebrating 10 years since the release of their album, “Manners”. Michael Angelakos, lead singer and mastermind of Passion Pit talked to WLOY’s Mackenzie Britt ’21 about the upcoming anniversary tour and what he’s looking forward to, as well as looking back on where the band came from. He talked about the journey to get here, the challenges of live music with a synth sound, and what the band does differently. Passion Pit will be in Washington D.C. on May 25th at the Anthem.



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Gooch Palms Interview

Saturday, April 6th, 2019 by The Professor

Leroy, one half of the magical Australian madness that is The Gooch Palms stopped by the station today to chat with the Professor about their upcoming show at The Crown here in Baltimore. As long as he was here we wandered off on topics from touring the US as a couple in an RV, their new album, signing to a major label (and yet being able to keep their indie label brand), aliens in Texas, moving back to Australia, why they haven’t been in the station since 2016, and Kat’s amazing new addition to her touring kit. Check it out and make sure to catch them at The Crown, or when they come back in the fall in support of the new third album, which may or may not be called THREE… and drops May 10th.



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