Pantha Du Prince and The Bell Laboratory – Elements of Light

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 by Eric Loose

The release is a collaboration between producer Hendrik Weber (a.k.a. Pantha Du Prince) and various percussionists, including a member of Jaga Jazzist, based out of Oslo, but its cohesive nature leads me to imagine while listening that it’s a product of a single band that’s known each other for decades. Weber’s technique was (more…)

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Fractal Cat & Brooks Long

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 by The Professor

On Thursday January 31, 2013 WLOY presented two great local acts – Brooks Long and the Mad Dog No Good, and Fractal Cat

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Top 40 for 1.31.13

Thursday, January 31st, 2013 by Eric Loose

It’s a new week here at WLOY and we have a ton of additions to our Top 40. Look to Mother Mother or The Bronx for some refreshing rock music, or Unknown Mortal Orchestra which marries soul with psychedelica. A few of our mainstays are still near the top, but look out for new additions next week from the likes of Shugo Tokumaru, Frightened Rabbit, and Low, to name a few! Pictured to the left is the mastermind behind Panthu du Prince, one of our newcomers Hendrik Weber.  (more…)

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An Evening with Tegan & Sara

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 by Christa Constantine

50ffdc63f1c3c.preview-300A flat tire, three broken brake lines, and four hours of traffic – the Universe really didn’t want me, an avid Tegan & Sara fan, to attend their concert in Richmond this weekend. Somehow, I made it to the National at seven ‘o’ clock on the nose – right when the doors opened – in time to purchase a t-shirt, order a gin and tonic, and sit up in the seats with all of the other L.o.T.’s – Lesbians Over Twenty-One.

It was my second time seeing the band live in concert, and the audience demographic hasn’t changed much: lesbians with half-shaved heads, lesbians with labret piercings, a random dad and his ten-year-old son, lesbians wearing visors, and hipsters in plaid. I’m all-too-aware that, after only 122 words, the word “lesbian” appears five times. It’s true, the twins have a reputation for attracting a certain crowd, but it only serves to create an incredibly tight-knit community of mutual worshippers and makes the shows all the more enjoyable.


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Top 40 for 1.18.13

Thursday, January 17th, 2013 by Eric Loose

PeterPeterHere at WLOY we hope everyone had the best of winter breaks. With that said, we welcome you back, with some new music to boot. One of the most prominent additions to the Top 40 comes from Peter Peter, an artist from Quebec whose second album, Une Version Amelioree… lands in our top 10. Also be sure to check out A$AP Rocky’s latest, which joins our top contenders as well. (more…)

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Christmas Overload!

Thursday, December 20th, 2012 by The Professor

We held back as long as we could, but it’s time.  Starting today at 2 with Kat & Rae’s Christmas Show you’ll be hearing more and more Christmas music.   Tune in for the annual Moldie Oldies Christmas Eve Show noon – 3 on Christmas Eve.  On Christmas Day, we’ll go all Christmas all day, featuring the Moldie Oldies Christmas Day special noon – 3.  Yep 24 straight hours of Christmas music.  This is, of course, all assuming the Mayan’s simply ran out of space on their calendar.

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Top 40 for 12.1.12

Friday, December 7th, 2012 by Eric Loose

WLOY wishes everyone at Loyola well on their finals, and hopes that during their studying they might happen to listen to some of these records. Below are the Top 40, compiled by our station’s Music Directors, for your listening enjoyment! Take note of newcomer to the list Mogwai, who is also pictured to the left. (more…)

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Night Visions: Imagine Dragons’ Big Debut

Friday, December 7th, 2012 by Kathleen McKeveny

These Las Vegas rockers’ debut is high energy, with each track both as unique and catchy as the next. Its clean production and innovative percussion provide for an extraordinary desire to sing-a-long with these upbeat tracks. Each song has multiple explosive moments, which speaks to the recent shift towards dance-influenced music. But all the while, Imagine Dragons maintains their rocker image without getting lost in the allure of over-production or synthesizing. (more…)

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Top 40 for 11.25.12

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 by Eric Loose

There’s a few new, exciting additions to our Top 40 Albums this week! The Deftones’ Koi No Yokan has been making an impression on many listeners, and Mogwai’s album A Wrenched Virile Lore (put together by all-around music genius Tim Hecker) makes its debut in our top 10. Perhaps no jump is as significant as Andy Stott though, whose Luxury Problems earns a second spot place on the list this week. (more…)

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The Who Are Better You Bet!

Thursday, November 15th, 2012 by The Professor

Daltrey’s vision of a modern-media Quadrophenia is a surreal sensation on stage

-by Radio RockonTour host Timothy Tilghman

Just where have these two guys been hiding? Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are touring behind a fourth generation staging of Quadrophenia and the Whuo Duo have never sounded better! Their Tuesday night performance in Washington, D.C., rivaled the magnificence of their singular May 2004 date in NYC. Cancel all the catty criticism about The Who. This revised touring version of the British legend’s 1973 Opus is really the real deal.

Maybe fan anticipation in the aftermath of their last outing in the USA from the 2006/2007 Endless Wire Tour kept expectations artificially low. The Who’s November 13, 2012 appearance was an incendiary affair with the team of musicians firing on all musical cylinders. Celebratory praise does not efficiently describe the intense level of satisfaction the unit generated in concert.

Townshend’s first major musical piece was the Rock Opera Tommy, released in 1969. His next group proposal was the aborted Lifehouse project in 1971, which eventually morphed into the generic Who’s Next album. Townshend’s preoccupation with the quintessentially British battle between the Mods and the Rockers during the early 1960s provided him with a musical vision as the basis for his 1973 theme-album Quadrophenia.

The tale of a Brighton teen torn by four personalities was actually a composite reflection of the four musicians that once constituted the original members of The High Numbers. Townshend’s fictional anti-hero turns 40 next year. Quadrophenia was eventually made into a 1979 cinematic presentation staring Police bassist Sting as Ace Face.

Early Who singles were styled as recordings for the popular Mod market genre. Competing contenders as British Mod outfits were both The Kinks and The Small Faces. Ringo Starr may have delivered the best line in 1964 about the Mod lifestyle confrontations in the film A Hard Day’s Night when asked by a female reporter if he was a Mod or a Rocker. Starr replied, “I’m a Mocker”.

Both Roger Daltrey’s vocals and Pete Townshend’s vocals were exceedingly stronger than during the course of the last Who tour. Plus, Townshend’s forceful guitar assault eclipsed his playing style from the Endless Wire shows. The core band consists of Zachary Starkey on drums, Simon Townshend on guitar, and Pino Palladino on bass. The touring ensemble includes John Corey and Loren Gold on keyboards, Reggie Grisham and J. Greg Miller as the Brass Section, and Frank Simes on guitar.

As a value-added bonus, The Who continued the concert without hesitation by segueing directly into five major Who classics sure to make the most loyal Who fan salivate for more musical treasures. Two incredible highlights were the inclusion of John Entwistle’s bombastic Bass solo during “5:15”, and Keith Moon’s humorous vocals spliced into “Bell Boy”. Daltrey labored to interject these live archived sequences into the Quadrophenia + More Tour production, and Townshend personally recognized Roger for his efforts to create both poignant segments before their lone encore together.

The Who, Verizon Center, Washington, DC, November 13, 2012 setlist: I Am The Sea * The Real Me * Quadrophenia * Cut My Hair * The Punk Meets The Godfather * I’m One (At least) (Pete Townshend vocal) * The Dirty Jobs (Simon Tonwshend vocal) * Helpless Dancer (Roger’s Theme) * Is It In My Head * I’ve Had Enough * 5:15 (Entwistle bass solo) * Sea And Sand * Drowned (Pete Townshend vocal) * Bell Boy (Keith’s Theme – Moon’s vocals) * Dr. Jimmy (John’s Theme) * The Rock * Love, Reign O’er Me (Pete’s Theme) * Who Are You * Behind Blue Eyes * Pinball Wizard * Baba O’Riley * Won’t Get Fooled Again * Encore: Tea And Theater

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