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.
Monday, September 19th, 2016 by The Professor
How do you explain the brilliant madness that is Metalachi? And, more to the point, who in their right mind would give them control of a radio station?! We did. For 90 minutes the station was seized by a mad mix of heavy metal, mariachi music and George Michael… Yes, seriously. The band stopped by on the second night of their East Coast tour to hang out with our GM Tara and give her a dose of their show. Not only did they select all the music for the show, they even allowed us to play the advance version of their cover of Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades” which will be appearing on their upcoming second album, shockingly titled “Dos”. We will have some video and more photos to follow, but for now, we’re just busy trying to find the N’Sync bobble heads.
Baby Got Back- Sir Mix Lot
She Blinded me with Science – Thomas “I live in Baltimore now” Dolby
Careless Whisper – George Michael
Ember City- Mastadon
Remember the Time- Michael Jackson
Have You Ever Loved a Woman- Bryan Adams
Tits- John Paragon (actually we couldn’t play this one for obvious reasons, but they wanted to)
Final Countdown- Europe
Holy Diver- Dio
Thursday, September 15th, 2016 by Rebecca Petitti
It’s already mid-September! Feeling like you need a little relaxation in your busy schedules? WLOY is continuing the weekly coffeehouse experience with the one and only Caleb Stine! This Thursday, September 15th, Caleb will be performing in our new location, Starbucks, right here on campus from 9-11pm. Starbucks will remain open for Stine’s performance, so it’s a great way to relax, drink some coffee, and enjoy some great music! Caleb Stine has released over 10 albums, has spent some time acting off-Broadway, and has traveled all over the country sharing his talent. We have been lucky enough to host him here on our stage in the past, and even luckier to have been able to invite him back for another round! We certainly hope to see you there!
Feel free to check out more of Stine’s work on his website
Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 by The Professor
Welcome back (or just Welcome for you First Year folks)! WLOY is kicking off the 2016 Coffeehouse series with a new location and a new artist to the series. Annapolis-based Skribe will be performing at our NEW LOCATION adjacent to the Starbucks on campus this Thursday 8-10pm. Starbucks will stay open with extended hours to support the Coffeehouse shows all year, so you can still enjoy a Pumpkin Spice Latte and a cake pop while you enjoy the sweet sounds of Skribe. We loved the show Skribe put on for us over the summer at our Honfest stage and so we invited him back, along with Gingerwolf, to perform for our kick off Coffeehouse event. Check out more Skribe tunes on their website, including free downloads.
Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 by The Professor
Concert Review: Modern Baseball @ Baltimore Soundstage (Baltimore, MD) & The Fillmore (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Monday, July 4th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh
Review by: Tara Howell
Right after MoBo surprise released The Perfect Cast EP, I had the chance to see them for the first time at my favorite Baltimore venue, Ottobar, in the fall of 2015. More than any other concert I’ve been to, it felt like a group therapy session. In a room full of strangers, I’ve never felt more connected. It was at this concert that I really, really realized not only how powerful music is, but how special this band really is. (more…)
Friday, June 24th, 2016 by The Professor
When we got news of a massive fire at The Book Thing, we knew we had to act to help. This great institution has been getting free books into the hands of the community for more than a decade and has become a critical part of Baltimore. We were able to immediately give them $2,000 from our community fund to help out but it didn’t seem sufficient. Working with the folks at Peabody Heights Brewery, next door to The Book Thing, and the great people at Friends Records, we held a 2-stage fundraising event on May 28th with 19 artists performing throughout the day. Ticket sales, direct donations, donations from the food vendors and the brewery put us at a total of $8,004.00 raised by the event! We are incredibly lucky to be a part of a community that teams up to support itself and could never have done this without their help. Pictured above John Devecka (WLOY), Russell Wattenberg (The Book Thing), Dana Murphy (Friends Records) and Eddie O’Keefe (Peabody Heights Brewery) and absent but VERY responsible for this success is Jimmy MacMillan of Friends Records. A huge thank you to all the amazing bands that jumped on board immediately when asked: DJ Earl Crown, The Milestones, Stacked Like Pancakes, PLRLS, Greasy Hands, Saleem & The Music Lovers, Femi the Drifish & The Out of Water Experience, Wendel Patrick, Eze Jackson, The Boom Bap Society, The Diamond Sea, Brendan Sullivan, Soothsayer, Shinji, DJ Benny Stixx, Maxine, Raindeer, Goblin Mold and Sun Club. The food vendors: Shorty’s Bootleg BBQ, The Green Bowl and Farm to Charm. Donations of raffle items: Maryland Wineries Association, Cafe Hon, Burdock & Bramble, Peabody Heights Brewery, Steve Parke. Thank you ALL for this amazing event and result!
Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 by The Professor
It’s that time of year again folks! Honfest!! Where you can relive the ’50s kitsch you never got to experience, break out your best Bawlmerese, throw a dress on your favorite man, and generally revel in the weirdness and fun. WLOY is bringing you a great lineup at our stage located on 36th street at the Chestnut Street intersection (across from The Charmery). Come on down for some fantastic local bands and a few imports. This year we have a VERY limited edition shirt for the show – including a band list on the back – so you can take home copies of the bands music AND your own Honfest souvenir to wear proudly. Get one while we have them – only at the WLOY booth next to the stage.
Saturday June 11, 2016
11:00 – Canopy
12:00 – Janice B
1:00 – Angela Sheik
2:00 – Pressing Strings
3:00 – Saleem & The Music Lovers
5:00 – ellen cherry
6:00 – Nalani & Sarina
7:00 – Greasy Hands
Sunday June 12, 2016
12:00 – Mike McMonagle
1:00 – The Milestones
2:00 – Don Kim
3:00 – Skribe
4:00 – Jenny Besetzt
5:00 – Paradise Creek
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 by The Professor
Tune into WLOY Loyola Radio on Thursday June 2nd from 7-8pm, where Tara will be joined by The Great Heights Band! Formed in the spring of 2014, and signed to CI Records in the fall or that same year, TGHB has been in full swing since creation. Local to Baltimore, the band has played at legendary local spots like Charm City Art Space and Ottobar. Their debut full length album, “Songs in Eastern Standard Timing” was released in October 2015, and continues to receive rave reviews among listeners. SiEST is on sale on iTunes for 7.99 this week, and TGHB will be playing The Metro Gallery on Friday June 3rd, 2016 with local bands Parks Landing and Waverunner, and No Nets from Brooklyn, NY. Make sure to tune in for the live in studio interview with The Great Height Band!