Music


Review: Let’s Be Still – Head and the Heart

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 by Billy Dries

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Let’s Be Still

Letter Grade: B+

 

Reviewed By: Margaret Jokoh

October 15, 2013, The Head and The Heart released their sophomore album, Let’s Be Still. The album is comforting and soothing with the influence of meaningful lyrics. For those who are new listeners to the band, it has a mix of folk, indie and country, reminiscent of Mumford and Sons and Passenger. You can tell that every song is carefully thought out; though many songs are very simple, when it boils down to it, this is what makes the band truly genius. They show you that a band does not need the complexities of instruments and voices to not only make a great song, but a great album. (more…)



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WLOY Will Rock You!

Monday, October 14th, 2013 by The Professor

We had 4 pairs of tickets to Opening Night of the US premiere of WE WILL ROCK YOU at the Hippodrome. We gave you 3 weeks to enter the raffle, and then we picked the winners. Here they are, look upon them with much jealousy 🙂

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You can still buy tickets to the show, if you hurry! It’s a short run and going to sell out! It’s going to be an incredible show – members of our staff saw it in London and loved it! Besides, it’s all Queen songs so it has to be good.



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Review: Days Are Gone – Haim

Monday, October 14th, 2013 by Billy Dries

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Days Are Gone

Letter Grade:

(There are no A+’s at Loyola)

 

Reviewed By: Margaret Jokoh

On September 27, 2013, sisters Danielle, Este and Alana of Haim released their debut album, Days are Gone. The album has a very elective sound, with it ranging from classic hip hop beats to funky guitar riffs. This is represented in songs like, “My Song 5” and “Running If you call my name.” Without fail, the sisters continue to portray their classic sound with synthesizers, dope drum beats and their hypnotizing melodic voices. (more…)



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Mobtown Moon Review & Interview

Monday, October 7th, 2013 by Rachel

ellen, Sandy, Kat & Rae good sizedThe lovely and ever talented Sandy Asirvatham and ellen cherry, producers of the Pink Floyd tribute album Mobtown Moon, were celebrated for their triumph on Saturday, September 28th. Mobtown Moon received a standing ovation in their premiere performance of the Pink Floyd tribute, and it was well deserved.  The night began with individual performances from artists who contributed to the album. We were graced with the musical interludes of June Star, The 5th L, and Naked Blue. In the second act, the musicians performed Dark Side of the Moon in it’s entirety. Featuring over 50 artists in the live show, including a full chorus, strings, brass, and spoken word artists, the live performance brought the house down at Goucher’s Kraushaar Auditorium. (more…)



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New York: A Love Story

Friday, September 27th, 2013 by Joe Lomuti

Written By: Jordan Hernandez
Mack-Wilds-New-York-A-Love-StoryYoung, sexy, talented, and smooth are all words that can be used to describe new musical artist Mack Wilds. With an album set to hit stores on Monday, September 30, Mack Wilds is ready to wow fans for the first time as a rapper/ singer. Does the last name Wilds ring a bell? Mack, whose real first name is Tristian, started his career off as an actor. Working on top shows like the CWs 90210 and HBOs The Wire, Tristian showed his great range of acting ability and gathered a large fan base. Now, he is showcasing his tough rap flow along side his buttery smooth vocals on his first album New York: A Love Story.
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Baltimore Pays Tribute to Pink Floyd: Mobtown Moon

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 by Kathryn O'Brien

a1918502961_10It’s a classic. It’s been admired and covered by musicians all over the planet. It’s Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and now it’s Baltimore’s turn to re-imagine this legendary, 1973 album. With over forty musicians participating, each bringing with them their own musical genre, this album is sure to be an eclectic, musical experience. Collaborators and co-creators Sandy Asirvatham and ellen cherry have been at the center of this album since its inception.For over four years, these two talented musicians/composers have achieved the tremendous feat of combining musicians and genres from all walks of life to complete one epic album. Together, they have formed an album that features jazz, bluegrass, hip hop, classical and rock music. (more…)



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The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 by Joelle Hernandez

Justin-Timberlake-The-20_20-Experience-2-of-2-2013-1200x1200 It seems like 2013 has been the year of Justin Timberlake. With The 20/20 Experience hitting the top of every music chart ever created, The Legends of Summer Tour with Jay-Z selling out arenas across the country, and let’s not forget that killer VMA performance,

 

JT is unstoppable. But, just when you thought that was enough, he has released the highly anticipated 20/20 Experience 2 of 2. This album is very reminiscent of his NSYNC days. His “pop” foundation shines through in every song; including the slower ones like Amnesia. The heavy background vocals also contributes to the boy-band sound on this album. In true JT fashion, the album has only 11 tracks with only one song less than four minutes long. The last track “Not a Bad Thing” is 11 minutes and 28 seconds long. Justin Timberlake’s voice is just as smooth and incredible on this album as on any other album he has created in the past. The newlywed seems to still be using his marriage to actress Jessica Biel as inspiration with the love songs on this album. JT is, however, getting in touch with his inner bad boy with the language on this album. There are more expletives on this album than fans are used to hearing from America’s Prince of Pop. After listening to this album, there is no doubt that JT is hotter than ever! Tune in to A Double Dose of Entertainment on Fridays from 7-9pm to hear tracks from this album!



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We Will Rock You! Opening Night Tickets!

Monday, September 23rd, 2013 by The Professor

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We Will Rock You is coming to the US and making it’s debut in Baltimore! The ‘rock theatrical’, built around 24 of Queen’s biggest hits, will launch its national tour in Baltimore, MD, at the Hippodrome Theatre, October 15-20, 2013. Tickets are on sale now and are available at the Hippodrome Theatre Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 410-547-SEAT or 800- 551-SEAT, and online at Broadwayacrossamerica.com/Baltimore. For groups of 10 or more, please contact 410-703-2401.

This hilarious, multi-award-winning and record-breaking phenomenon is created by celebrated British comedian and writer Ben Elton (TV’s “Mr. Bean” and “The Young Ones”), and boasts a fantastic score of Queen’s biggest songs including “Another One Bites The Dust”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “We Are The Champions”, “Bohemian Rhapsody” and, of course, “We Will Rock You.”

Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor are musical supervisors to the show, taking an active role in casting the singer/actors and musicians for every production worldwide.

Did we forget to mention WLOY HAS TICKETS FOR YOU TO WIN? Yes we do! Come to our events Thursday October 3rd and 10th or visit our table in front of Boulder every Friday 12-2pm through October 11th to get in the running for your pair to OPENING NIGHT.   You’re too late to win free tickets but hurry and you might still get tickets during the VERY limited run at the Hippodrome!



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Scapescape 2013 (8/29-9/1)

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 by The Professor

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The Citizens of Baltimore City present Scapescape 2013, a four-day event sampling the best of Baltimore arts & culture. Better than one hundred of Baltimore’s most fantastic acts will perform on seven stages with local artwork on sale in seven different galleries. This is always an awesome set of shows in great, intimate local venues. More show times and locations are being added so follow the link to get the latest. Check the list carefully, shows start as late as 2am!

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Brothers Bring Back the Beat

Friday, August 16th, 2013 by The Professor

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The Jacksons reunite to reignite their catalogue across the global stage

by Radio RockonTour host Timothy Tilghman

The Jacksons brought their 13-month long Unity Tour to an end in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, July 27, 2013. With only four dates scheduled in North America for this year, the Jackson brothers appeared at the intimate Borgata Music Box thrilling an appreciative audience to both their popular catalogue and a handful of chart toppers from their deceased brother Michael.

The Jacksons: Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon Jackson, reunited to tour together after a 28 year hiatus from the stage. The Jacksons long overdue world tour is as much a reunion as it is a tribute to their fallen brother and a nostalgic romp to recapture their former glory and treat their loyal fans to one night of turning the clock back in time. Brother Michael Jackson had passed at the age of 50 in June 2009.

Briskly, The Jacksons tromped out on stage and froze in their tracks to heighten the excitement as the house was already up on their feet in anticipation. The brothers were all sharply dressed in black faux military style suits emulating the stage fashion of their missing brother. Launching into their opening song “Can You Feel It”, each brother took a turn at vocals and then refroze standing still on stage to resounding applause.

Characteristically, the crowd was a bit older and a bit grayer, but this only enhanced the fervor of those in the venue to enjoy a musical platter of golden oldies served piping hot. Marlon, Jackie, and Jermaine Jackson all shared vocals on “Rock With You” bolstered by a strong groove that kept the exhilaration level at a highpoint. Jermaine sang a heartfelt tribute to Michael covering his brother’s 1991 ballad version of “Gone Too Soon”.

The Jacksons delivered a jam-packed medley of their biggest hits as the Jackson Five stitched together as an audible suite of familiar tunes engaging the audience to cheer in unison. Ecstatic fans were partying together to non-stop power grooves as the final four numbers featured the cool vocal vibes of Jermaine on “This Place Hotel”, “Starting Something”, “Don’t Stop” and “Shake Your Body”. The Jacksons charged across the stage creating a frenzy that climaxed in a crescendo of echoing applause after thanking the fans for their loyal support and attendance.

Formerly The Jackson Five, the original band was Jackie Jackson on vocals, Tito Jackson on guitar, Jermaine Jackson on vocals, Marlon Jackson on vocals, and Michael Jackson as lead vocalist. Bassist Randy Jackson did not join the group until 1975 and was a member until the band folded in 1989. The bothers began as an amateur sibling ensemble in 1964. They were discovered and signed to Motown records in 1969.

The Jackson Five would go onto score multiple hit singes on the American Top 40 charts. All six Jackson brothers participated in a reunion concert held in New York City at Madison Square Garden in September 2001. Michael Jackson was poised to reboot his own comeback to the stage in London with a series of sold out concerts in 2009. Once again, the Jackson Brothers are sharing their musical gift on their own terms.

Atlantic City setlist: Can You Feel It * Blame It On The Boogie * I Wanna Be Where You Are * Rock With You * Let Me Show You The Way To Go * Lovely One * We’re Here To Entertain You (video) * Good Times * Looking Through The Windows * Time Waits For No One * Heaven Knows I Love You Girl * Push Me Away * Man Of War * Gone Too Soon * I Want You Back > ABC > The Love You Save > Never Can Say Goodbye (medley) * Al I Do Is Think Of You * I’ll Be There * Can’t Let Her Get Away * This Place Hotel * Wanna Be Starting Something * Don’t Stop `Til You Get Enough * Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)



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