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Mark Hopkins @ Coffeehouse 2/22

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 by The Professor

Mark Hopkins is a Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, and more… He’s joining us for another coffeehouse because we can’t get enough of his excellent pop and rock songwriting. Whether solo or fronting his full band, Mark can rock out with his thoughtful songs and a lot of soul. Check him out at the Maryland Music Awards. Mark has played coffeehouse before and even graced our stage at Honfest and we know how much fun he brings with every song. It’s time for you to find out too!

As always WLOY will also have free tickets to upcoming shows you can win from Baltimore Soundstage as a bonus just for hanging out with us.



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Joe Louis Walker Interview

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 by The Professor

Photo by Joe Del Tufo

Legendary blues musician Joe Louis Walker, a Blues Hall of Fame member with a shelf full of awards (and a 2017 Grammy nomination) took a few minutes to chat with the Professor in advance of his show in Baltimore. Joe is going to be in town Saturday the 24th at the Rosedale American Legion Hall at 8pm with Mikey Junior. He’s recorded with BB King, James Cotton, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Branford Marsalis and Ike Turner, and recently appeared with the Blues Brothers Band, on Walter Trout’s multi-guest album and a lot more. I don’t really know where to begin picking out highlights of his career!

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Swampcandy & Doc Pine – Late Night 2/15

Monday, February 12th, 2018 by The Professor

Join us this Thursday night for a bluesy, swampy, rocking night. The great and powerful Swampcandy are playing again for us featuring Ruben ripping up the National Steel and Joey’s flailing bass (and mane). With 4 albums released, they’ve got a deep catalog of excellent songs to draw on, from “Drink Whiskey With Me” to “Devil in the Suitcase”. You’ll be transported to a late night roadhouse deep in the backwoods. Check out their website and amazing videos.

As a bonus this week you get 2 bands for the FREE price of 1! Swampcandy is joined by Doc Pine and The Respect He Deserves. A project of James Von Lenz (you may have seen his other band Voodoo Pharmacology on campus in the fall) they’re going to run the gamut from original twangy tracks to Springsteen covers (State Trooper!) and more. See if you can spot Ahren Bucheister in yet another band (is that 13 now?!).

Don’t order yet, there’s more! We also have a sample of the great bread pudding (and caramel sauce) from Cafe Hon for the lucky ones while it lasts, and free tickets to shows at Baltimore Soundstage you can win!



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WLOY Sports Director at the Winter Olympics

Friday, February 9th, 2018 by The Professor

WLOY Sports Director Bobby Trosset ’17 is no stranger to the Olympics and big events. While still a student at Loyola, Bobby worked for the Today Show as a runner at the 2017 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. He followed that up by helping to arrange the Guinness World Record Crab Walk at Loyola as part of the Rokerthon 2017. As the Sports Director at WLOY, Bobby did play-by-play of The President’s Cup city-wide high school baseball games and broadcast from the radio booth at Camden Yards several times. Now, out in the “real world” we find ourselves answering the question “Where in the world is Bobby?” with “South Korea”! Working for NBC Sports Washington, Bobby is covering the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Today we’re honored to have him tell us more about it during the 4-5pm (EST) weekly Sports Talk show with Stefan and Austin. Bobby’s joining us at 6am his time having just finished the first day of the 2018 Winter Olympics. We’re excited to hear more about it and continue the WLOY tradition of Sports Directors doing big things! Tune in today to catch the interview live from Korea!



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Coffeehouse 2/8 Bell’s Roar & QueenEarth

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 by The Professor

WLOY & Spectrum present this weeks show featuring bell’s roar and Queen Earth. Join us Thursday night by Starbucks from 8-10pm for a great night of music!

Sean Desiree performs as “bell’s roar”: The name bell’s roar symbolizes the focus and attitude held in Sean Desiree’s solo project. It’s a reference to feminist writer bell hooks who speaks of intersectionality and solidarity in their work. Being a queer, gender nonconforming person of color Sean cannot isolate forms of oppression. The roar represents the fight to not be silent and to use their creative voice to stop ongoing domination.

Missy Smith aka “QueenEarth” is a Loyola (and WLOY) graduate who has been performing solo and with bands for years. QueenEarth is a singer/songwriter and creative professional. In addition to performing her music, she has combined her passions to create courses, programs, and events that encourage social justice and arts education. She finds the greatest joy when she can bring her experience together for education, music, and creativity.



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Open Mic Night Thursday 2/1

Saturday, January 27th, 2018 by The Professor

Join us this week for an Open Mic Night at the Coffeehouse. Bring your instruments, laptop, voice or even your knee-slapping spoon collection. We provide the space and the PA and you provide the entertainment!

All talents are welcome to give it a shot.

Really, bring it on. Amaze us. Show your friends it’s pure talent.



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I Never Knew Radio

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 by The Professor

Sundays 9:00-11:00am

Host: Junior

Explore the world of Reggae and Jamaican culture every week with Junior as he spins fantastic music, interviews important artists and reasons about modern life with a dash of history. Linton “Junior” Hinds ’06 brings you amazing interviews with Yellowman, Leroy Sibbles, Bitty McLean, Kabaka Pyramid and many more. Listen to his live acoustic recordings, interviews and enjoy something special. You’ll be saying “I never knew!” more than once every show.

Also check out his YouTube interview and culture series
Follow the show on Instagram “ineverknewtv”



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Special Jim Forrester Tribute show

Monday, January 22nd, 2018 by The Professor

“The Reverend” Jim Forrester (1974-2017) was an influential musician and piercing artist who had a positive impact on Baltimore’s rock scene for over 20 years. Sadly, Jim’s life was cut tragically short when he was murdered during an attempted robbery on the evening of December 18th, 2017, on Eastern Avenue.

The Rev played bass and contributed to the songwriting in a number of projects, including Sixty Watt Shaman, Angels of Meth, Foghound, and Serpents of Secrecy.  On Monday, January 15th, 2018, as a special epsiode of Studio Seizure, Loyola Radio broadcasted an hour-long tribute to Reverend Jim and his music.  The special was hosted by Earl Crown from Crucial Cuts, and featured guest Chuck Dukehart, a lifelong friend and bandmate of Forrester.

The Reverend Jim Forrester was known and beloved throughout the various subcultures within the Baltimore music scene as a genuinely positive force, a man of kindness and integrity. WLOY Loyola Radio would like to express our condolences to his family and friends, and to remember Jim’s life and accomplishments in this hour-long tribute.

Listen to a special Studio Seizure show tonight 7-8pm and look for it online here tomorrow.



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Late Night 1/25: Nalani & Sarina and The Wldlfe!

Saturday, January 20th, 2018 by The Professor

What a show this week! Not only the return of ever-popular Nalani & Sarina, but this time they’re bringing the full band! AND we’re bringing in serious up-and-coming-you’ll-be-bragging-you-saw-them-here-first talent from Indianapolis THE WLDLFE! Yep, either band could lay down a fantastic show for 2 hours but we know you need more stimulation so we’re putting 2 bands up in McGuire Hall just for you. And, as always, for FREE.

Loyola students already know Nalani & Sarina from their many performances as a duo on campus, but have never seen them here with the full band. Their new single “Young & Inexperienced” has been getting buzz in Billboard and even got them into the NY Post. These two audacious young artists, from west-central New Jersey, have developed a distinctive blend of traditionalist soul-rock and modern pop likely to keep their faces in the spotlight for years to come. Legendary music critic/Sirius radio host Dave Marsh called their EP, Scattered World, “some of the best music being made”, and fans, critics and taste-makers have echoed his praise.

The Wldlfe hail from Indianapolis and are about to drop their own new single (maybe you’ll here it in McGuire!) As an indie-alternative/pop band out of Indianapolis, IN they burst into the scene on March 3rd, 2016 when they released their debut EP entitled “NEW”. Since their debut, THE WLDLFE have released two EPs (NEW and I.L.Y) and one single (Text Me?). They have spent the last year performing across the United States and are currently home in Indiana working on their next project due out in April but they’re making a short run of shows including this one!



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Matt Hutchison Kicks off 2018 Coffeehouse 1/18

Thursday, January 11th, 2018 by The Professor

WLOY kicks off the 2018 Coffeehouse series with another local artist who’s played on the WLOY stage at Honfest, and toured the world with his band Fools & Horses. With Fools & Horses temporarily parted (see what we did there?) Matt has been releasing great solo work.

Matt sees himself as, “A modern-day gentleman cowboy, earnestly looking West out of his East-Coast bedroom window”. With 2 solo albums under his belt Matt has a ton of excellent pop songs (plus Fools & Horses hits) and more to make a great night of it. Make sure to ask him about buying his anniversary present at the Cracker Barrel. Check out his website!



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