Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 by The Professor
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!
Friday, April 29th, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: Santigold We Buy Gold Tour
Where: Baltimore Sound Stage
When: May 4
Time for Santigold a the Baltimore Soundstage! Head downtown May 4 for an incredible show!
Santigold has recently released a new album, 99¢, with three amazing new singles. Sure to be performing these, so you are not going to want miss this excellent concert. No way you won’t be boppin up and down to “Can’t Get Enough of Myself” all night long… Too catchy… Love it!
So swing and sway on down to see Santigold give a dope performance this May 4th! Go here for concert info! Also check them out below!
Thursday, April 14th, 2016 by Allison Langley
The 2016 Baltimore President’s Cup is here!
This Saturday, April 16th, it’s the battle of East and West Baltimore set in the beautiful ball park we all love and know, Camden Yards.
Join City Council President Bernard Young to watch the best student athletes in Baltimore compete for the beloved President’s Cup Trophy! This is a FREE afternoon to support our Charm City athletes!
Annnnnd WLOY will be airing this event live, so make sure to tune into WLOY this Saturday to get all the updates on the President’s Cup!
Monday, April 11th, 2016 by Allison Langley
WLOY Late Night with Angela Sheik!
Everyone needs to stop in the 3rd Floor Reading Room on April 14th (Thursday) for some FREE coffee and FREE music! Yes! We have Angela Sheik coming to Loyola for a FREE, amazing concert!
This Delaware native’s rhythmic vibes will have you swaying! Sheik has the amazing ability to turn anything into a instrument, along with her incredible singing, everyone is in for a great evening. She has toured both the United States and Europe, and opening for bands such as The Neon Trees! (You may have heard of them)
Give Angela Sheik a listen before WLOY’s Late Night this Thursday at 8pm in the Third Floor Reading Room!
Thursday, March 31st, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh
Underworld-Barbara Barbara,We face a shining future
Released: March 18, 2016
With a vibe similar to “Talking Heads”, Underworld releases the album, Barbara Barbara, We face a shining future after a six year hiatus. The album is a testament to their electronic nature. The British band, consisting of Karl Hyde and Rick Smith, combine electronic music with deep bass lines, rhythmic percussion and pretty average vocals. (more…)
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 by The Professor
While they were in town for a show at The Raven’s Tavern, WLOY’s Margaret Jokoh ’17, one half of The Bae Hive, sat down in the studio with Sam and Summer from Ann Arbor’s Pocket Candies for a chat and some spins.
Monday, March 28th, 2016 by The Professor
Resident Metal Head, Matt Weitzel, was fortunate enough to get a two for one deal at the last stop on the first leg of I The Breather’s farewell tour, and got to chat with another hometown hero, Baltimore based Metal powerhouse, Fire In Elysium, as they were one of the opening acts for the night. Matt got the chance to discuss FIE’s upcoming album, the state of the Baltimore Music Scene, and the prospect of opening up for another Maryland Metal band, I The Breather, who have been able to live their dream for one of their last shows as a band, and what that means to them.
Monday, March 7th, 2016 by Kathryn O'Brien
Local Baltimore artist, Ruut, has awed the world with her raw storytelling through music. Ruut’s voice is baroque, rife with emotion and honesty. Her original work is deeply human combining transcendent vocals with truthful narratives. Her phenomenal style and emotional intelligence transforms well known songs. Ruut has covered many songs from across all genres, from Taylor Swift’s Style to Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun. Ruut’s cover of Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” interprets this incredibly profound song and captures its devastating subject matter with poignancy and delicacy.
Her music has been influenced by her numerous travels from her native Finland, to Budapest, Nashville, NY, LA and now Baltimore, each new location informing her overall sound. Her cover of Sia’s Chandeliers pust her native tongue on display. Ruut translated Chandeliers into Finnish and performed her own arrangement of Sia’s iconic ballad.
Ruut will be performing here at Loyola on March. 10th. The following day, on March. 11th, Ruut will release her new album, Untold Stories. Untold Stories is currently available for pre-order on her website.
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 by Allison Langley
Mark Hopkins is Back with “Ball & Chain” and “The Man You Could’ve Loved”
Local singer songwriter, Mark Hopkins, has wowed us with previous albums like Room Service and Evidence. His unique style is old school fun and will always put you in a good mood, which is why the release of his two new singles, “Ball & Chain” and “The Man You Could’ve Loved” is such fantastic news!
“Ball & Chain” is classic Mark Hopkins. It’s old time blues feel combined with humorous lyrics about the pleasures of domesticity make this single a must listen. “The Man You Could’ve Loved” is a bit of a departure from Mark Hopkins’ signature style. This single is classic Americana with a tune perfect for lounging around a bonfire. The release of these two different singles demonstrates Mark Hopkins’ refreshing and startling ability to adapt to different music genres. He excels at blending various aspects of American culture into a sound that is uniquely Mark Hopkins.
Check out all his new singles here!
Thursday, February 25th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh
Stereo Reform- The future started yesterday
Released: May 13, 2013
Stereo Reform is just bound to blow up. With its sound being similar to Capital Cities, Walk the Moon and Fickle Friends, and vocals that are strikingly similar to Nicholas Petricca of Walk the moon, Stereo Reform is the “Next Big Thing”. (more…)