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Humming House Review

Monday, October 28th, 2013 by Kathryn O'Brien

HH-Cover-3000x3000-300x300It’s rare nowadays to hear a folk band that sounds truly authentic and not just like a Mumford and Sons rip-off band. Humming House sticks out among these other folk bands as a rarity. They are talented, entertaining, melodic and above all, authentic. Humming House is a Nashville-based, string quintet consisting of the upright bass, guitar, banjo, ukelele and various other instruments. Perhaps the reason why they sound so authentic is that their sound is a unique blend of American and Irish folk, bluegrass and even soul. Their debut album is a raucous good time that will transport you to a dance hall somewhere deep in the boondocks. For example, it is virtually impossible to listen to their song “Gypsy Django” and not want to clap, dance and sing along. Conversely, “When the Dawn Becomes the Day” is a soft, mellow song that is perfect for laying back, relaxing and enjoying the sheer musical and lyrical talent of Humming House. This quintet is sure to entertain and is a gem in the folk music scene. They are currently on tour so be sure to go on their website to see if they are coming to a city near you.



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WLOY Staff Picks 10.20.13

Thursday, October 24th, 2013 by Billy Dries

Nick_Drake_Pink_MoonKathleen McKeveny– “Pink Moon”- Nick Drake – 

Because he made the whole sullen singer songwriter/turtle neck wearing/ sexy lanky guy thing work the first time around. Those songs are just the best of their kind, no matter how many wannabe Nick Drakes there are out there, he’s still nuuuuumero uno :0

 
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Top 20 Tracks 10.20.13

Thursday, October 24th, 2013 by Billy Dries

photo_arcade_fireThis week’s Top 20 is stacked with amazing artists, some have been there for weeks now like Washed Out, but others are new additions this week. In high anticipation of her debut album, Sky Ferreira’s hit “Everything is Embarrassing”  has surged into the top half of the chart, just three spots away from song collaborator Dev Hynes, AKA Blood Orange, also charting highly in anticipation of his new album “Cupid Deluxe” due out in November. Repeat offenders in our Top 5 this week include “Reflektor” and “Don’t Save Me”, but hey maybe next week they’ll get dethroned, only time will tell.
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Review: Innocents – Moby

Thursday, October 24th, 2013 by Margaret Jokoh

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 Moby

Grade: D

Released on October 1, 2013, Innocents, by Moby was released. The album consisting of  12 tracks album is the 11th studio album to be released by Moby. Innocents does have a very eclectic sound due to the many featured artists. But, that does not do much for the album as a whole. (more…)



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Review: On Being – Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seeker

Thursday, October 24th, 2013 by Margaret Jokoh

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Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers

Grade: B

The On Being  album released by, Joe Hertler & the rainbow seekers immediately starts off strong with the title track, “Ego Loss on Grand River Avenue”. The album is very indie, upbeat and all around fun. For those who are to Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, they are a great mix between Mumford and Sons and The Lumineers. (more…)



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Jersey Boys: Opening Night Tickets!

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 by The Professor

JERSEY BOYS

WLOY, your ticket machine, has another amazing offer for you! Opening night at the Hippodrome for the return of JERSEY BOYS!  We will have 4 pairs of seats to this show on opening night Tuesday November 12th.  This limited engagement runs through November 24, so if you don’t win, it’s ok, you can still get your tickets by clicking on the image.

More than 62,000 theatergoers cheered when JERSEY BOYS made its sell-out premiere at the Hippodrome Theatre in 2011. Worldwide, more than 14 million people have seen JERSEY BOYS. And now, the show about Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons that makes critics and audiences cheer is “Working Its Way Back” to Baltimore! (more…)



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Review: This is… – Icona Pop

Saturday, October 19th, 2013 by Margaret Jokoh

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This is…

Icona Pop

Grade: B-

Swedish duo, Icona Pop released their second studio album, This is…, September 24, 2013. Known for their hit, “I love it” the album is young, fresh and fun. It’s a fast car, top down, party album. (more…)



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Review: Sistrionix – Deap Vally

Friday, October 18th, 2013 by Margaret Jokoh

 

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Sistrionix

Grade: C+

 

Who would’ve thought the rock duo, Deap Vally would meet each other in a crochet class in California! Lindsey Troy on guitar and vocals, and Julie Edwards on drums and vocals released their debut album, Sistrionix, early this year. With comparisons to the White Stripes, Joan Jett and Janis Joplin, the two has taken the music world by storm. (more…)



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Review: Melophobia – Cage the Elephant

Thursday, October 17th, 2013 by Billy Dries

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Melophobia

Letter Grade: B

 

Melding together the upbeat songwriting that made their first two albums so successful, with a distinctly more lo-fi sound, the third release from Bowling Green Alt-rockers, Cage the Elephant, continues to drive more traditional Rock N Roll into the mainstream.  Melophobia, the follow up to 2011’s wildly successful Thank You, Happy Birthday, starts off with two fast paced jams before slowing down in the third track, Telescope, a slow moving, somewhat sad, surf guitar fueled little ditty that is stuck somewhere in between The Beach Boys and Mac Demarco. (more…)



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Review: Glow and Behold – Yuck

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 by Billy Dries

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Glow and Behold

Letter Grade: C+

 

Reviewed By: Margaret Jokoh

On September 30, 2013, Yuck released their album, “Glow and Behold.” Contrary to their name, Yuck, is a band who makes great music. The indie sound is brighten up with the influence of trumpets and the use of distortion pedals. “Glow and Behold” is smooth and very clean all the way through. Songs like, “Lose my Breath” definitely “glow” more brightly on the album than some of the other songs on the album. (more…)



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