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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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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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Theater Thursday: Santigold

Friday, April 29th, 2016 by Allison Langley

webuygold 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!



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2016 Baltimore President’s Cup

Thursday, April 14th, 2016 by Allison Langley

Screen Shot 2016-04-14 at 3.27.25 PM 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!



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Late Night: Angela Sheik

Monday, April 11th, 2016 by Allison Langley

angela 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!

Check out Angela Sheiks youtube here and website here!



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Underworld- Barbara Barbara , We face a shining future

Thursday, March 31st, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh

cover170x170-5Underworld-Barbara Barbara,We face a shining future

Released: March 18, 2016 

Rate: 6/10

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…)



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Pocket Candies Interview

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 by The Professor

Pocket Candies 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.

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