Monday, November 14th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
Looking for a rockin’ Thursday night? Well look no further! PLRLS and The Stents are coming to McGuire Hall this Thursday, the 17th, from 8-10pm and are sure to put on a killer show. WLOY will also be giving away tickets to Balance and Composure and Mac Miller during the show, so make sure you come and swipe in, Loyola students. Stick around during the show to win since Balance and Composure tickets will be given away at 9 after The Stents, and Mac Miller tickets will be given away at 10 after PLRLS.
Described as new wave/post punk rock, PLRLS’s will have you up and dancing with their fast rhythm and 80’s vibes. This local band has been playing their “colorful and angular” music since 2011 all over Baltimore. Inspired by the retro, PLRLS music conveys that image, especially their music videos, found here. You can check out all their music here and catch them live at 9pm in McGuire.
The Stents, another amazing Baltimore gem will be opening this Thursday at 8pm. This nacho loving garage rock band will set you up for a fun night full of fun jams. Inspired by bands like The Who, The Cynics and The Kinks, The Stents employ fuzzy guitar, heavy beats, harmonies, and even some harmonicas to create great songs to rock out to anywhere and anytime. You can find their music here and learn it all in time for Thursday!
Friday, November 4th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
The twins are back! Since their last stop at Loyola, Nalani & Sarina have gotten even bigger and better. Their EP, called Scattered World, has been called “some of the best music being made in 2016” by Dave Marsh and “some funky, danceable tunes” by me. With praise from DJs all over the East Coast, WLOY in honored to have these two talented ladies back at Loyola.
Singing and writing together since they were kids, it’s no surprise the twins have developed their own, unique, harmonious sound. Nalani and Sarina blend together pop, soul, funk, and rock to create great songs that will have you singing and dancing along in no time. Check out their originals here, their covers here, and them in person this Thursday at 8pm-10pm by Starbucks.
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 by The Professor
In preparing for the madness that is 24 live hours in a row, DJ Steve Vanyo is taking his training very seriously. Join us in celebrating College Radio Day 2016 on Friday November 4th from Midnight to Midnight we go all live DJs. He’s been training all week and we’ve been documenting it with a new 30 second video every day:
Friday, October 28th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
WLOY is hosting a free late night concert this Thursday the 3rd in McGuire with Thin Lips and Pompeii Gaffiti. You can check Thin Lips out here and Pompeii Graffiti here. Both bands will have you jamming out to their indie rock beats.
Thin Lips, called “punk for your sensitive side” by SPIN Magazine blend indie-rock guitar with punk energy to create a unique sound perfect for some head nodding. The female-fronted, Philly native band has toured with some great bands, like Modern Baseball and Cayetana and are now stopping by McGuire.
Pompeii Graffiti, a local band from Annapolis offers up a more mellow sound for your Thursday. Formed during high school, this band has been playing together for years, developing into the artists they are today. Claiming they’re still the same dorky kids from when they started, this quintet blends indie rock with lo-fi. Come out to hear their cool originals, as well all the covers they love to play. Whether your taste is some hard riffs or some relaxing indie, between these two talented bands, there’s enough great tunes for everyone to enjoy!
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
WLOY is excited to be hosting the exclusive premiere of Jeleel Yussuf’s new music video for “What You Did To Me”off his new All Season EP. Be sure to purchase the All Season EP here.
Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 by The Professor
Words & Photos by Jeremy Stephenson
Hailing from the land down under, Jakübi is a five-piece band that is something entirely different from what you have been listening to. Comprised of five great guys who were all best of friends, actually family, before making music. There are the two brothers, Jerome (vocals and talkbox) and Jacob (bass and moog), the cousins, Adam (or Addzy, guitar) and Jesse (drums) and last but not least the mutual friend of everyone, Rob (guitar). Coming from relatively new beginnings, Jakübi released their first recorded song, “Can’t Afford it All” in 2013 and second, “Holiday” within three weeks of each other gaining more than a 100,000 listens on SoundCloud. Ever since those days of jamming for hours in their studio in Melbourne, Jakübi has been gaining a formidable following in both America and Australia. Recently signing to Epic Records in 2015, Jakübi released their first EP, 61 Barkley (the address of where they recorded their first songs) headlined by their single “Nobody Better”. (more…)
Thursday, October 13th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
Review by Stephen Vanyo
Slaughter Beach, Dog– Welcome
Released: September 30th 2016
Slaughter Beach, Dog has just come out with their debut full length “Welcome” which you can purchase now from Lame-O Records. Slaughter Beach, Dog is the side project of Modern Baseball’s Jake Ewald. Previous efforts from Ewald under this moniker include a demo EP called Dawg which he released through his own label Family Dinner. Ewald has always embodied his music with a “Do it Yourself” attitude and this record is no different. Mainly self recorded between tours, this record features a bare-bones production style which allows the warmth of the instruments to permeate throughout the speakers. The album’s thematic content raises concerns of post-grad uncertainty on “Jobs”, to the pains of self-sabotage on “Monsters”. The style of this record is varied as well ranging from post-punk to elements of alt-country.
Ewald revisits several of his past works from the Dawg EP by including “Toronto Mug”, “Mallrat Semi Annual” and “Bed Fest”, all cuts originally from his debut demo. While many of the changes from the past effort to this are sonically more improved, Ewald has added little auxiliary parts to create a more whole effort. The most noticeable difference however is how much more confident in his performance with these songs and it shows. With this new full length, Ewald is ready to step out from his Modern Baseball notoriety and go for it on his own terms. I for one, welcome his arrival.
Purchase “Welcome” digitally here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/welcome/id1144207219
Friday, October 7th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
If you’re looking to dance like crazy, look no further! This Thursday by Starbucks from 8-10pm, local artist Mark Hopkins will be performing his funky beats. An alumni of Berklee College of Music, Hopkins knows a lot about music, including that it should always have you moving your feet. He is inspired by artists of all different genres, which lead to his Andy Grammar meets Dave Matthews Band sound. With his original music, a fusion of blues, funk, rock, and soul you will be moving more than just your feet. You can listen to his music (as well as some covers) here and here.
Starbucks will be staying open for the event, so come out grab your favorite drink and enjoy this amazing music. Oh, and Loyola students, don’t forget to swipe in for a chance to win concert tickets to the Soundstage!
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 by The Professor
It started with a tweet by Hannibal (@hannibalburess) asking if anyone in the Baltimore/DC area wanted to have him come on their show and rap. Challenge accepted, intrepid DJ Matt Weinberg ’17 chased the dream. A few hours later, arrangements were being made and the next morning we had Hannibal on the phone from DC. He didn’t rap, but he did talk about a lot of things – from kicking (or maybe not) Flavor Flav in the face to helping Matt and co-host Mike Dayao ’18 name their show. It’s now officially “The Garbage Can and The Man”, in case you’re wondering. Hannibal Buress will be in Baltimore for a show at the Meyerhoff tomorrow night, but for now, you can hear him here!
Monday, October 3rd, 2016 by The Professor
It’s taken several tries to catch the slippery Swamp Cabbage and get them in the studio. We’ve had them play a show in Florida, had Walter Parks stop by a couple of times solo, waved “Hi” to Jagoda on the LIE, but Jim just won’t leave the swamp. Finally, we did it. I’m still not quite sure what happened, or if we actually talked about music because we were laughing so much. One thing is sure, if they ever decide to put away the Greco-Roman wrestling costumes and dock the iron lung, Swamp Cabbage has a second career in comedy. Listen in as Walter Parks, Jagoda and the ever-elusive Jim DeVito talk Swamp Cabbage, the honor of playing Katz’s Deli and mis-translating Spanish.