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Exlpore Baltimore: R. House

Friday, March 17th, 2017 by Lauren Keyes

What: R. House

Where:  301 W 29th St. Baltimore, MD 21211

When: Monday- Sunday (See hours on website.)

Upon hearing the name, you may hear the catchy jingle, “Our house, in the middle of the street,” playing over and over in your head. Or maybe I’ve just seen Maxwell House coffee commercials too many times. Anyway, the house we’re talking about R. House! Located in Remington, R. House is an innovative and community-focused restaurant established by 10 chefs looking to open restaurants. With 10 different restaurants inside, you can get a food market feel, while sitting inside of a transformed and stylish old body shop. Whether you’re in the mood for Mexican food (We suggest the Chorizo,) or you want to fancy your palette with some Korean BBQ, you won’t have a hard time finding something to satisfy your cravings at R. House. A Cool, industrial-yet-homey atmosphere and a variety of food you can’t go wrong with, but what may be the most impressive part of R. House is its community-focused mission to “revive neighborhoods and inspire great ideas.” After a delicious bite at R. House, you’ll be singing to coffee commercial theme songs, but at least you’ll be doing it on a full stomach! Learn more about R. House’s awesome chefs and their inspiration here!



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Canopy Returns to Coffeehouse 3/16/17

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 by The Professor

This Thursday at the Starbucks area, check out the return of the etherial, amazing, unique awesomeness that is Canopy! Canopy is a Baltimore-based band comprised of Matt Muirhead and McKenzie Ditter. Matt Muirhead is a well-known Baltimore artist (and creator of the van t-shirt for WLOY!!). He creates both eclectic paintings and music, not to mention builds most of his own instruments. McKenzie Ditter is a photographer and illustrator with wonderful books and clothing creations. Muirhead and Ditter make quite the creative duo!

Canopy comes to stage prepared to improvise and create new music as they go along. They encourage the audience to experience their instruments and joing them on stage for musical adventures or chill and enjoy your coffee. Their music ranges from chill EDM fusion to tropical sounds. Hopefully Matt will even bring one of his amazing crankie projects. Give them a listen before the show and get hyped and come enjoy their wonderful show! As always it’s a FREE show, 8-10pm.



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Studio Seizure: Mongoloidian Glow

Monday, February 20th, 2017 by The Professor

This week we hand the studio over to the ladies of Mongoloidian Glow! Dark and industrial, passionate, sonic and raw, with a sense of playfulness, Baltimore-based, Mongoloidian Glow, known for their explosive live performances, is made up of two women-Annbidextrious, on bass/guitar and Katha (kay-tha) on drums, with both harmonizing on vocals. The sound created by these women is massive as if listening to a five-piece band. Listen in and see what sort of a playlist they’ve got for us. Early indications include polkas, The Smiths, Stone Roses and much more. Hosted this week by Earl Crown from WLOY’s Crucial Cuts.

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Studio Seizure: Stacked Like Pancakes

Monday, February 13th, 2017 by The Professor

Tonight 7-8pm, we hand the studio over to the funky madmen of Stacked Like Pancakes!  Fresh off their tour with Reel Big Fish and sporting all sorts of new stories, we’re going to let them spin their favorite tunes and dish on some good road stories.

They played our fundraiser for The Book Thing last year and blew us all away with their live energy! ”Reinvigorating the sounds of classic ska, Stacked Like Pancakes (SLP) piles on boisterous horns and punk rock attitude to create high energy music synthesizing the vibes of Reel Big Fish, twenty one pilots, Foo Fighters, Paramore, Cage the Elephant, and an untraceable amount of other artists and genres. Since 2007, SLP has shared the stage with national and international acts, toured on the Vans Warped Tour, headlined their own self-booked tours, released their latest crowd-funded 15-track monster-album THIS IS US in December 2015, and in 2016 went on the road with Reel Big Fish for a month-long nation-wide syrupy tour.

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Event Playlist: Pressing Strings (2/2/2017)

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 by Margaret Jokoh

Annapolis/Baltimore natives, Pressing Strings  will be playing today at 8pm right in front of Starbucks (find out more about the event here). Pressing strings is a folky rock/ roots rock type of band. Consisting of friends, Jordan Sokel (guitar/vocals), Nick Welker (bass) and Brandon Barlett (drums) have preformed all over Baltimore, the East Coast and has even played our stage at Honfest! In light of getting through hump day and pump you up for the event tonight, we at the music staff made a playlist to get you into Pressing Strings, full of folky rock and acoustic tunes that will make you love Pressing Strings as much as we do!

  1. Pressing StringsWake up song
  2. Gary Clark Jr.Church
  3. Chet FakerNo Diggity
  4.  Pressing StringsFold
  5. HozierBetter Love
  6. James BayHold back the river
  7. Pressing StringsOwe the source
  8. Vance JoyMess is mine
  9. Paolo NutiniBetter Man (I prefer the acoustic!)
  10. Pressing StringsAnswer for me

 



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Teju Cole Interview

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 by The Professor

photo credit: Teju Cole/Tim Knox

© Tim Knox / eyevine

Our beloved Queen Marge got a few minutes with Teju Cole when he was on campus to deliver the 2017 Martin Luther King Convocation. Teju Cole, an award-winning writer, art historian, and photographer who is currently the Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College and photography critic of the New York Times Magazine. As a public intellectual, Cole is well positioned to bring together campus conversations about urban engagement, civic engagement, global engagement, and racial justice.

Cole was born in the US in 1975 to Nigerian parents, raised in Nigeria, and currently lives in Brooklyn. He is the author of two books, a novella, Every Day is for the Thief, named a book of the year by the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, NPR, and the Telegraph, and shortlisted for the PEN/Open Book Award, and a novel, Open City, which also featured on numerous book of the year lists, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the New York City Book Award for Fiction, the Rosenthal Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and the Ondaatje Prize of the Royal Society of Literature. His first book of essays, Known and Strange Things, came out in August and features his influential essay, “The White Savior Industrial Complex” among a wide variety of other essays on politics, arts, culture, history, and contemporary global experience.

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Open Mic Night 1/19

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

Open Mic Night Logo New year, new you, right? Is your resolution to be more outgoing, try new activities or to show off your talents? Then come out the WLOY’s first Open Mic Night of the semester! This Thursday, the 19th, head on over to the Starbucks area between 8 and 10 to show off your singing, instrument skills, comedy, or spoken word to kick of the semester with a fun time. If you’re not interested in performing, then come on out to support your friends and hear their great music. Not to mention Starbuc’s will be staying open late, so you can enjoy the talent with a nice latte.



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Staff Picks: Jeremy’s Top 5 Albums of 2016

Friday, December 23rd, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh

Review by: Jeremy Stephenson’17

Disclaimer: These albums are albums listened to in 2016, these may not actually be albums released in 2016.

170x170bb-15. Led Zeppelin – IV (untitled) –  

This is by far my favorite Zeppelin album. Start to finish this album will take you to magical places far away. The bluesy folk rock feel will make you dance your face off but still keep your neck sore from all the head banging. Remember to soften it up with Going to California.


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Staff Picks: Will’s Top 5 Albums of 2016

Monday, December 19th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh

Review by: Will O’Connor’20

Disclaimer: These albums are albums listened to in 2016, these may not actually be albums released in 2016.

170x170bb-55. Young Chasers – Circa Waves – 

This is the new Brtish band’s first album and it’s great. This whole album just makes you think of happy times. The suns shining, you’re on vacation with no worries and you’ve got this album playing through your headphones. This is what I picture of what it feels to be stress free. “Get Away” and “T-Shirt Weather” are summer anthems that will make you listen to them endlessly on repeat. This album is very professional and has very catchy guitar riffs to go along with the catchy melodies.


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Staff Picks: Steve’s Top 5 Albums of 2016

Friday, December 16th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh

Review by: Stephen Vanyo’17

Disclaimer: These albums are albums listened to in 2016, these may not actually be albums released in 2016.

 * Disclaimer these rankings aren’t hard and true, please don’t get mad at me for not putting Beyonce on this, Beyonce has her time elsewhere *

170x170bb5. D.R.A.M – Big Baby DRAM – 

Fresh off the success of “Cha Cha”, D.R.A.M  dropped his soul influenced, positivity laced new LP “Big Baby D.R.A.M”. With features coming from everyone from Lil Yachty to Erykah Badu, D.R.A.M shook up the hip-hop world with his energetic style of hip-hop. Described by D.R.A.M himself as “trappy-go lucky music”, D.R.A.M clearly differentiated himself from his counterparts this year. “Broccoli” is a certified party anthem.


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