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First Coffeehouse of the year: SKRIBE

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 by The Professor

SkribeWelcome 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.



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Jackyl Interview

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 by The Professor

Jackyl ROWYCO Cover It’s a Hard Rock Life host Matt Weitzel caught up with Jackyl frontman Jesse James Dupree to talk about the heavy touring life, a new album ROWYCO and playing the chainsaw.

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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…)



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WLOY Book Thing Donation Tops $10,000!

Friday, June 24th, 2016 by The Professor

Book Thing check handover 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!



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Honfest 2016 – WLOY Stage

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 by The Professor

Honfest 2016 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

4:00 – Femi theDrifish & The Out of Water eXperience

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



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The Great Heights Band In Studio 6/2 7-8pm

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 by The Professor

The Great Heights Band 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!



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The Book Thing Thing Fundraising Concert

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 by The Professor

The Book Thing Thing On March 2nd, 2016 a Baltimore institution burned. The Book Thing, a free book store serving the city for more than 15 years, suffered a massive fire that destroyed more than 200,000 books and the roof of the building. Russell has started to rebuild and WLOY is going to help. After our initial donation of $2,000, we let him know we wanted to do more. Working with the great people at Friends Records and Peabody Heights Brewing Company, we have put together an amazing festival to raise more money! An incredible collection of local bands large and small have jumped in to help, food vendors signed on, and we are ready to blow everyone away! Join us Saturday May 28 from noon-8pm while we fill 2 stages with bands, and you with food and beverage, all to help The Book Thing!

Buy Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door

ALL AGES SHOW!

Sun Club, Goblin Mold, Stacked Like Pancakes, Eze Jackson, the Baltimore Boom Bap Society, PLRLS, Shinji, Maxine, Raindeer, DJ Earl Crown, the Milestones, Greasy Hands, Saleem & the Music Lovers, Femi the Drifish & the Out of Water eXperience, Wendel Patrick, the Diamond Sea, Brendan Sullivan, Soothsayer, and DJ Benny Stixx – It’s going to be amazing!

Food from Shorty’s Bootleg BBQ, Green Bowl Food Truck, Raffles, and more!



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Big Wild Interview

Saturday, May 7th, 2016 by The Professor

Big Wild sat down with Chandler Waldis ’17 from All Good Radio and chatted about his sold out show (and tour) and upcoming new releases while showing Chandler the green room. Big Wild is an electronic DJ, producer, composer, and engineer formerly known as Jackson Stell 🙂 Recorded 4/30/16 at U Street Music Hall in Washington DC.

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All-American Rejects Interview (2016)

Saturday, April 30th, 2016 by The Professor

AAR at loyolapalooza All-American Rejects returned to headline Loyolapalooza 10 years after their first appearance on the campus. WLOY’s Matt Weitzel joined Lauren (GreyCom) and Georgia (Greyhound) for a chat with the band in the most echoey room they could possibly find. Enjoy!

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Album Review: Bear Hands-You’ll pay for this

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh

2016_0210_9662_3611Bear Hands– You’ll pay for this

Released: April 15, 2016

Rate: 7/10

Originally from Brooklyn, NY Bear Hands releases their new album , You’ll pay for this earlier this month. The band comprised of, Dylan Rau, Ted Feldman, Val Loper, TJ Orscher characterizes themselves as being Alternaitive/Indie rock, as ambiguous as the sounds, so is the music on the album. It definitely genre bends, though at the core of the music, it is very much Bear Hands’ sound. (more…)



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