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…)
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 by Allison Langley
As we all know, Baltimore is a city filled with great music. Baltimore is known for its diversity of music genres from our strong punk scene to our excellent and renowned hip hop world. One Baltimore soul artist, Bosley, is slaying the music video scene with innovative and fun videos.
You can find all of Bosley’s music videos on his website, http://www.bosleymusic.net/media-adversary/. Each of Bosley’s music videos is a like a small film onto itself. Each have their own aesthetic and style yet all are captivating and wildly fun. The video for his song, Jungles, is 100% animated and black and white. The video is all a chase scene. The aesthetic of the video can best be described as Looney Tunes meets Hitchcock.
Drastically different, but equally as fun, is the music video for Temptation.The aesthetic is a sort of “funk noir” combining the style of 1920’s films with ’60s soul, a blend of styles and decades that I never knew I craved until I saw it and now I can’t get enough.
Bosley is just as fun to watch live as on video. The nine piece band that is Bosley are all wildly talented, each bringing something unique to the table. The “Boslettes” aka the lovely singers that accompany Bosley have choreographed dance moves for each song and are known for their fabulous outfits. Of course, the man himself, Bosley, is a visual feast, reveling in outfits that would make the greats like Chuck Berry and James Brown proud.
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 by Allison Langley
Caleb Stine and the Brakemen, Time I Let It Go
A fundamental constituent of the Baltimore folk scene, Caleb Stine is the everyman’s shaman. Sharp-jawed and six-foot-something, topped by a trucker hat and a voice akin to James Taylor, Stine’s spiritual cowboy is lonely, but decidedly hopeful. His lyrical cadence is effortless and his delivery sincere. Time I Let It Go is hardly a departure from this signature style and message. It’s his most well developed record to date.
Stand out track, Edge of the Riverside, laments only momentarily: “I’ve got a little time ‘til I fly away, I gotta choose the words that I wanna say.” This is the movement of the songs on this album – from disillusionment to determination. When Stine delivers “When your entire comes down to chance you don’t have the right to run” it’s received as an emphatic mystic revelation through the sitar drone.
The Brakemen bring harmony and companionship– singing backup on songs like title track Time I Let It Go. The album is thoroughly collaborative- there is even a documentary to prove it. Sorrowfully, Stine moans ”Broken glass all over the seat, cut on my hand, wrapped in a sheet” – he’s hurting but not bleeding out. It’s under control…sort of. Far from the brooding type – “Butter in my belly is the butter I like most” –Stine runs the gamut from the Beyond to biscuits on this album. It’s a playful and unpretentious project, full of life and well-constructed tunes.
Time I Let It Go is a gainful venture into the hearts of everyday people – after all, Stine is one of us. Take a listen at one of his live local shows, or on his website, calebstine.com.
Recommended tracks: Spirit, Edge of Riverside, Time I Let It Go
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Friday, February 19th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce
There will be another chapter added to one of the best rivalries in college lacrosse this Saturday as the Battle for North Charles is renewed. #6 Johns Hopkins will take on #8 Loyola University Maryland at 1 pm at Ridley Athletic Complex.
This is the 53rd meeting between two of the best programs in college lacrosse. This rivalry is typically an annual meeting however, the two teams did not square off last year due to scheduling conflicts and conference changes. (more…)
Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 by Allison Langley
Where: Route 40 Paintball Park
This weekend I think you should de-stress from your day job by going paintballing! Take a random and wacky break from your daily activities. Go for getting plastered by paint instead of filing those papers. Route 40 Paintball Park is the perfect place to go for this! Route 40 was created a professional paintball player, Tommy Maliszweski, so you know that it is a legit paintball tournament setup. They are adding new air ball fields, and for your wacky wednesdays during the summer, route 40 will be lighting up the fields at night!
Stop by Route 40 for an awesome time with friends and family! Enjoy this challenging and fun game!
Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 by Allison Langley
TOMORROW NIGHT Cecilia Grace will be in the 3rd Floor Reading
Room from 8pm-10pm for a FREE concert! Winners of the 2014 Battle of the Bands, and openers for Loyolapalooza ’14, Cecilia Grace have a new EP “The Best Thing” out and will have it available at the show.
Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh
Release: May 19, 2015
Megan Wilde’s debut is with her EP, Wildfire. There are a range of influences with instances of classic rock, funk, blues and jazz. Just like her music, Megan has a funky/groovy voice with great range. She reminds me of a mix of the late, Amy Winehouse, Aretha franklin, again with a bluesy rock edge of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals musically/instrumentally with some Janis Joplin vibes thrown in there. (more…)
Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh
Rabbit Wilde-The Heartland
Release: February 19, 2016
Rabbit Wilde formerly known as Wild Rabbit is a multi-instrument playing quarter from Bellingham, WA. The band consists of brothers: Zach and Nathan Hamer, Miranda Zickler and Jillian Walker; the band is set to release their LP The Heartland, February 19 and it is to be a follow up from their EP Southern Hands released the Fall of 2015. Rabbit Wilde has a sound similar to The Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men, and The Civil Wars. (more…)
Monday, February 8th, 2016 by Allison Langley
Cecilia Grace this Thursday in the 3rd Floor Reading Room at 8pm! You won’t want to miss the FREE concert!
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 by Allison Langley
Remember to stop by McGuire Hall at 8pm tomorrow, February 4th, to see Nalani & Sarina give an amazing show! Check out some of their music before if the show if you are not already a big fan! Here is their “Get Away” music video!