WLOY’s 12 Days Of Christmas Music

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 by Erin McAvoy

It’s day six of WLOY’s 12 Days of Christmas Music and this one’s a double whammy!

Tara Howell, General Manager

“I have 2 because I can’t pick and I’m the worst. 

 My favorite traditional Christmas song is ‘Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24’ by Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

I don’t care what anyone says – this song goes HARD. I always just think of it as a kind-of metal Christmas song, which I love. 

 My other favorite is ‘Christmas Eve/Pierceton Queen’ by Chase Huglin.

This song is so cute, and my lil emo heart lives for it. It’s not a traditional Christmas pick, but I feel like it exemplifies the season perfectly in the sound of the song. I just remember listening to this a lot in my car when I was driving last winter.”

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WLOY’s 12 Days of Christmas Music

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 by Erin McAvoy

It’s day five of WLOY’s 12 Days of Christmas Music!  Today’s pick:

Lindsey Zapata, PR Assistant

“Mines ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’

It’s the happiest sad song of all the songs in the world, and it also makes for some great choreography

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WLOY’s 12 Days of Christmas Music

Monday, December 17th, 2018 by Erin McAvoy

Only eight days left till Christmas!  And only eight more chances to see our musical staff picks for the holidays!  Here we go with day four:

 Mackenzie Britt, Music Librarian

“My favorite Christmas song is ‘Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses’. It reminds me of my brother who knows a majority of the words.”

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WLOY’s 12 Days of Christmas Music

Sunday, December 16th, 2018 by Erin McAvoy

Here we go again with day three of WLOY’s 12 Days of Christmas Music!  Next up:

Sydney Marconi, Events Director

“This is so nerdy but my fav is ‘Christmas Canon by the Trans Siberian Orchestra’

As a kid I was obsessed and it was also the background instrumental that my mom walked down the aisle to at her wedding fun fact :)”

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WLOY’s 12 Days of Christmas Music

Saturday, December 15th, 2018 by Erin McAvoy

We’re back with day two of WLOY’s 12 Days of Christmas Music! Today’s staff pick:

Kelley Chan, Music Librarian

“Mine would have to be ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’.

Every year my family does a Christmas karaoke in front of our relatives and that’s 100% our personal crowd pleaser!”

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WLOY’s 12 Days of Christmas Music

Friday, December 14th, 2018 by Erin McAvoy

To kick things off, here is our staff pick for day one of WLOY’s 12 Days of Christmas Music!

Emma Hagelin, PR Assistant

“My favorite Christmas song is: ‘I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas’

It’s a bop and a half, and my dad’s favorite animals are hippos. Whenever the song comes on his face lights up.”

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WLOY’S 12 Days of Christmas Music

Monday, December 10th, 2018 by Erin McAvoy

Christmas is approaching people!  And all of us here at WLOY are getting in the spirit with our favorite holiday jams.  Just like Buddy the Elf said, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”  So to spread the cheer, we’d like to share with you each of our all-time favorites, one every day, for the last 12 days leading up to Christmas.  Now grab some hot chocolate, put on your fuzziest Christmas socks, and stay tuned for our holiday staff picks!  And join WLOY on Christmas Eve and Christmas day for some special holiday themed broadcasts!  You won’t want to miss this.

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Concert Review: Emarosa at Baltimore Soundstage

Sunday, December 9th, 2018 by Kaili McDonald

On Tuesday, November 27th 2018, five bands rolled up to the Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, MD to liven up a welcoming crowd. Arlington, the Faim, Devour the Day, Emarosa, and Hands Like Houses made for an interesting line-up for sure.

I’ve found that Soundstage always has amazing opening bands, and Arlington was no exception. In fact, I’m listening to them as I write. Anyways, the show started off with Arlington, a three-member band from southern California. The first thing that I noticed besides their incredibly full sound and high energy performance was that the lead singer, Tyler Benko, sounded like Alex Turner from the Artic Monkeys. Then I realized that this band had the sound that I wish the latest Artic Monkeys album had. Amazing. Arlington was definitely one of the best performances that I’d ever seen. They even played a cover of “Reptilia” by the Stokes, which the bassist Channing Peake took on the vocals. It was Peake’s birthday, and “Reptilia” is one of his favorite songs. I also have to give credit to drummer Grant Whitson. I honestly wish they could have played longer, as I would have loved to hear so much more! Arlington’s sound, stage presence, mastery of instruments, crowd reaction, and style were all around incredible, and I definitely recommend checking them out. (more…)

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Hymn For Her at Starbucks 12/6

Monday, December 3rd, 2018 by Lindsey Zapata

This your last chance to join WLOY for a Coffeehouse Performance, until next semester, and believe me this band may be last, but in no way are they the least. Hymn for Her describes themselves on their Facebook as, “punksy folksy airstreamy country bluesy grassy waynesy lucy take you on a hayride to hellsy,” which in regular English means that they are of fun with a twist of a psychedelic vibe. The duo has been touring all over the world, and we are lucky to have them come to visit at Starbucks this Thursday, December 6th, from 8-10pm. Remember these performances are FREE, which is unthinkable with this caliber of talent. Please come relax with some coffee from Starbucks (who always stays open later for our Thursday performances) and enjoy this music and grab a WLOY Van Cookie while they last.

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Out of Water eXperience–Thursday, Nov 29

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 by Lindsey Zapata

If you have not seen The Out of Water eXperience once save the date–Thursday, Nov 29th. Femi the Drifish along with the other musicians that make of The Out of Water eXperience will be taking on McGuire, and giving to Loyola a little something we have been missing all along. As a Rage Against the Machine and Kendrick Lamar hybrid, The Out of Water eXperience offers WLOY something a little than what we typically have on stage. One of my favorite aspects of this group is that they do not hold back with their music, playing more light-hearted tunes to making important statements about social justice. If you want to have a spunkier Thursday night, come to McGuire with some friends and come to listen to The Out of Water eXperience.

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