Music


Open Mic Night Thursday 2/1

Saturday, January 27th, 2018 by The Professor

Join us this week for an Open Mic Night at the Coffeehouse. Bring your instruments, laptop, voice or even your knee-slapping spoon collection. We provide the space and the PA and you provide the entertainment!

All talents are welcome to give it a shot.

Really, bring it on. Amaze us. Show your friends it’s pure talent.



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Review: Anderson East – Encore

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 by Kaili McDonald

Artist: Anderson East 

Album: Encore 

Released: 01/12/2018 

RIYL: James Morrison, Passenger, John Mayer, Ray LaMontagne 

Rate: 10/10 

As the boyfriend of one of my favorite country artists, Miranda Lambert, Anderson East is a person of my special interest. There’s something about this soulful singer’s voice that makes it clear why Lambert swoons over him—it’s downright gorgeous with just a touch of a rocker’s raspy-ness. From the beginning, Encore has a funkier and more upbeat and in-your-face sound than East’s previous album, Delilah. Still, Encore is not without a few of Anderson East’s signature style consisting of slower love songs. A lot of different (and great) components of the album remind me of the 60s and 70s funk-rock and The Temptations. With co-writers such as pop artist Ed Sheeran, country artist Chris Stapleton, and Nashville songwriter Aaron Raitiere, this album is pure beauty. In this way, Anderson East takes southern soul and twists it making his music accessible to listeners of many different genres.   (more…)



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Late Night 1/25: Nalani & Sarina and The Wldlfe!

Saturday, January 20th, 2018 by The Professor

What a show this week! Not only the return of ever-popular Nalani & Sarina, but this time they’re bringing the full band! AND we’re bringing in serious up-and-coming-you’ll-be-bragging-you-saw-them-here-first talent from Indianapolis THE WLDLFE! Yep, either band could lay down a fantastic show for 2 hours but we know you need more stimulation so we’re putting 2 bands up in McGuire Hall just for you. And, as always, for FREE.

Loyola students already know Nalani & Sarina from their many performances as a duo on campus, but have never seen them here with the full band. Their new single “Young & Inexperienced” has been getting buzz in Billboard and even got them into the NY Post. These two audacious young artists, from west-central New Jersey, have developed a distinctive blend of traditionalist soul-rock and modern pop likely to keep their faces in the spotlight for years to come. Legendary music critic/Sirius radio host Dave Marsh called their EP, Scattered World, “some of the best music being made”, and fans, critics and taste-makers have echoed his praise.

The Wldlfe hail from Indianapolis and are about to drop their own new single (maybe you’ll here it in McGuire!) As an indie-alternative/pop band out of Indianapolis, IN they burst into the scene on March 3rd, 2016 when they released their debut EP entitled “NEW”. Since their debut, THE WLDLFE have released two EPs (NEW and I.L.Y) and one single (Text Me?). They have spent the last year performing across the United States and are currently home in Indiana working on their next project due out in April but they’re making a short run of shows including this one!



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Review: Spice Boys – Glade

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 by Kaili McDonald

Artist: Spice Boys 

Album: Glade 

Label: Punk Slime Recordings 

Released: 01/12/2018 

RIYL: FIDLAR, WAVVES, Together PANGEA 

Rate: 9/10 

When I first heard of the band Spice Boys, I was immediately intrigued and “Wannabe” by Spice Girls starting playing in my head. To my surprise, the Spice Boys are nothing like their flavorful, female, predecessors. Spice Boys released their first EP in 2016. After signing to Punk Slime Recordings shortly after this, Spice Boys have blessed us with their newest album, Glade. The whole album is full of distortion of all aspects of the songs—the vocals, the guitar, even the drums sound more static-y than normal. This Swedish garage rock band’s sound makes me think of kicking up some trouble with my friends on the beach in the summer. The use of echoes and wa-wa-like effects in all of the tracks just gives the album a really fun-inspiring. The fast-paced and upbeat songs make you want to dance like a fool. (more…)



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Matt Hutchison Kicks off 2018 Coffeehouse 1/18

Thursday, January 11th, 2018 by The Professor

WLOY kicks off the 2018 Coffeehouse series with another local artist who’s played on the WLOY stage at Honfest, and toured the world with his band Fools & Horses. With Fools & Horses temporarily parted (see what we did there?) Matt has been releasing great solo work.

Matt sees himself as, “A modern-day gentleman cowboy, earnestly looking West out of his East-Coast bedroom window”. With 2 solo albums under his belt Matt has a ton of excellent pop songs (plus Fools & Horses hits) and more to make a great night of it. Make sure to ask him about buying his anniversary present at the Cracker Barrel. Check out his website!



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Review: Shooter Jennings and Jason Boland – Baltimore Soundstage

Sunday, December 10th, 2017 by Kaili McDonald

On December 6, 2017, Shooter Jennings and Jason Boland rocked the Soundstage on the very first night of their joint tour. The opener was Sean K. Preston (not Britney Spears’ son as he mentioned) and he was equally as amazing. With a sound somewhere between Johnny Cash and Elvis, songs of divorce and snakeskin boots, and incredible vibrato, Preston set the stage perfectly for Shooter and Boland. Preston’s classic country sound complimented the mellowness of the genuinely heartfelt performance that ensued.  (more…)



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PLRLS & The Hall Monitors 11/9 McGuire Hall

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 by The Professor

This Thursday night marks the return of the amazing PLRLS to McGuire Hall. With a blend of punk, new wave, and a bit of sass, they’ll keep you jumping all show. From “Rose Garden” to “Look at the Nerds” there’s a bit of Talking Heads, a bit of Devo, a dash of Joe Jackson and some pop punk thrown in. As a bonus we’ll also have the great classic garage rock sounds of The Hall Monitors to keep you moving for another hour! The Hall Monitors bring us straight up fuzzed out classic 60s garage rock sounds. Everything they play should be on a slightly scratchy 45rpm 7″ record in every jukebox. Check out “She’s My Methodone” on their Bandcamp page for a sample of their style.

Check out the newest album from PLRLS on their website, or the single “Oh What a World” (aka “Worldstar”) below. And don’t forget to join us in McGuire Hall from 8-10pm on Thursday November 9th!



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Ladies Night at the FAC – Live Music!

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 by The Professor

JaniceB

WLOY, The FAC and The Women’s Center present Ladies Night at the FAC. Among the many amazing things will be 2 great performances by JaniceB and Gina DeLuca. JaniceB was excellent last year and Gina is a great addition to this year’s lineup. Games, prizes, classes and more will be available from 9:30 – 11:00pm in the FAC for female students. Come on down and have some fun, get in a quick workout and enjoy some great free live music!

JaniceB’s music is her own style which she calls “Eclectic Soul”. Whether it’s R & B, jazz, blues, rock, country, or house music it is soulful. Last year’s performance at Ladies Night was a hit, so here she is again! Check out more on her website.

Gina DeLuca

Gina DeLuca is currently performing over 600 songs from her ever-expanding list, variety is inevitable and encouraged. While the majority of her songs are covers, Gina brings a warmth and soulfulness to each song that makes them, in some ways, her very own. More info on her website!



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Voodoo Pharmacology Coffeehouse 11/2

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 by Lindsey Zapata

Voodoo Pharmacology will be performing at our Coffeehouse this Thursday from 8-10pm! As the weather gets colder, the tunes just keep on getting cooler. Stop on by and sip a coffee from Starbucks, while you listen to a free performance from this amazing band. Their music gives off a combination of rock, psychedelic, and americana creating this completely unique sound. They have a lot to say, and don’t hold back from some atypical subject matter, but their theatrical live performance will blow you away. They performed at Artscape and were able to enrapture the audience there, so there is no doubt they’ll move you too! Come by this Thursday from 8-10pm to see what the hype surrounding Voodoo Pharmacology is all about!
Check out their Bandcamp page here.



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DEAD AIR – Special Halloween Show

Monday, October 30th, 2017 by The Professor

Celebrate Halloween with WLOY and Terence Hannum host of DEAD AIR a special horror movie soundtrack show running multiple times on Halloween. To get you into the spirit of things (yep) we kick of Halloween at midnight with the first running of the 2 hour special. Play the 7-9pm episode while you’re passing out candy to helpless vict… ummm… kids in costumes. And close out your Halloween night with a finale from 10-Midnight. This 2 hour special is created once a year by local Baltimore artist and musician Terence Hannum and features amazing atmospheres from classic movies and a lot of surprises. This year includes a celebration of Toby Hooper and a surprise soundtrack unavailable anywhere else. For a full listing of the soundtracks, check out this post.
Stay tuned, and HAPPY HALLOWEEN from WLOY.



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