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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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


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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WLOY Stage at Honfest 2014

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 by The Professor

WLOY Stage FeaturedSomething’s new this year at Honfest.  The east stage at the intersection of Chestnut St and 36th will become the WLOY STAGE!  Yes, that’s right, WLOY will be running the stage, showcasing 15 artists and bands, putting up a merchandise tent so you can get all kinds of cool stuff from those artists AND broadcasting the whole festival live for 2 days!  It’s going to be a fantastic couple of days and you need to come join us! Wonder who we’re bringing to the show?  Here it is, so mark your calendar now:

Saturday June 14, 2014
11:00am  Sahffi
12:00pm  Saleem & The Music Lovers
1:00pm  Maria Dontas
2:00pm  Mark Hopkins
3:00pm  Eliza Doering & The Penny Black
4:00pm  Television Hill
5:00pm  Mike McMonagle
6:00pm  N&S
7:00pm  Swampcandy

Sunday June 15, 2014
12:00pm  QueenEarth & Janice B
1:00pm  David Glaser
2:00pm  Matt Hutchison
3:00pm  Don Kim Trio
4:00pm  Claire Anthony
5:00pm  Caleb Stine


Oh, and as always IT’S FREE! We’ll have a whole lounge thing going on with tables and chairs so you can come chill out, have your food, and enjoy some great music all day long! Yeah, there’s other stuff to do at Honfest, but… do you really want to risk missing ANY these folks?

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 by Billy Dries

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This fierce, fabulous duo graced Loyola at WLOY’s Late Night on March 27th. They are simply amazing. They both play a multitude of instruments and sing like angels. Plus they’re twins and super adorable and fun to watch. Check out their full studio album, Lessons Learned, which features incredibly talented artists such as Leni Stern, Will Lee and Tom “Bones” Malone. Their music will make you tap you feet and feel good!

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Loyola alum, Maria Dontas, impresses with this original song. The lyrics are whimsical and incredibly relatable. Coupled with superb instrumentals, the song is an instant classic.



az_B3420_Bringing Down the Horse_The WallflowersKait Connaughton – The Wallflowers – “One Headlight” – 

This week, I’m throwing it back to a lovely little song I’ve been car jamming to since the ripe age of 4 years old. When did my fantastic taste in music begin? I’d like to believe it begin this nostalgia-packed 90s tune. Warms my heart with thoughts of old school nickelodeon, neon scrunchies, and the sweet sound of noise makers on the spokes of my bright pink bike through Flushing Meadows Park. Ah, the 90s.

Billy Dries – Mac DeMarco – Salad Days – 

So you’re just sittin’ there right? And boooooom queue up the DeMarco, man. VICEROYYYYYY, you know? Bow wow ow wow, I shred on my axe all the time, bro.



6bdc5341Kathleen McKeveny – Cloud Nothings- Here and Nowhere Else – 

Just in case you were under the impression, as I (regrettably) was , that you could outgrow punk, Dylan Baldi reminds us it is not that kind of thing. 32 minutes of forward-leaning punk, Here and Nowhere Else, is catchy even when Baldi screams things like, “I can feel your pain/ and I feel alright about it”.  This is the irresistably anthemic quality of Cloud Nothings. It’s just so good, I can’t help myself. So I won’t, errrrrrriiiigggghhhttt?

Bikini Bottom: Here and Nowhere Else is the resolution to a crisis I didn’t even know I had.

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Top 20 Tracks 3.30.14

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 by Billy Dries


Check out this week’s top 20! With a track from Mac DeMarco‘s new album, Salad Days, and a new single, “Sleep Sound”, by Jamie xx the top 5 is pretty stacked this week. Other songs to check out this week include “Water Fountain”, the new single from tUnE-yArDs, and “Words I Don’t Remember”, the fantastic first single from How To Dress Well‘s upcoming album. Check back every week for our updated top 20!



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Review: Wise Up:Thought (Remixes & Reworks)-Elvis Costello and The Roots

Monday, March 31st, 2014 by Margaret Jokoh

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Elvis Costello and The Roots

Grade: B+

This album, definitely takes you on a journey of musical exploration. The title track, “Cinco Minutos Con Von” is a fusion of Latin jazz and and rap. The journey continues into a 50s inspired ballad, represented in the song, “The Puppet has cut his strings.” This 7 song album, definitely is a great listen for those who are fans of Elvis and The Roots, but also for new fans of the music. Wise up: Thoughts, is a great diverge from the general pop music scene out there. For those looking for a refreshing, innovative music, definitely give this album a listen!

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