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Underworld- Barbara Barbara , We face a shining future

Thursday, March 31st, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh

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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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Fire in Elysium Interview

Monday, March 28th, 2016 by The Professor

Fire In Elysium Resident Metal Head, Matt Weitzel, was fortunate enough to get a two for one deal at the last stop on the first leg of I The Breather’s farewell tour, and got to chat with another hometown hero, Baltimore based Metal powerhouse, Fire In Elysium, as they were one of the opening acts for the night. Matt got the chance to discuss FIE’s upcoming album, the state of the Baltimore Music Scene, and the prospect of opening up for another Maryland Metal band, I The Breather, who have been able to live their dream for one of their last shows as a band, and what that means to them.

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Ruut Gets Ready to Tell “UnTold Stories”

Monday, March 7th, 2016 by Kathryn O'Brien

Local Baltimore artist, Ruut, has awed the world with her raw storytelling through music. Ruut’s voice is baroque, rife with emotion and honesty. Her original work is deeply human combining transcendent vocals with truthful narratives. Her phenomenal style and emotional intelligence transforms well known songs. Ruut has covered many songs from across all genres, from Taylor Swift’s Style to Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun. Ruut’s cover of Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” interprets this incredibly profound song and captures its devastating subject matter with poignancy and delicacy.

Her music has been influenced by her numerous travels from her native Finland, to Budapest, Nashville, NY, LA and now Baltimore, each new location informing her overall sound. Her cover of Sia’s Chandeliers pust her native tongue on display. Ruut translated Chandeliers into Finnish and performed her own arrangement of Sia’s iconic ballad.

Ruut will be performing here at Loyola on March. 10th. The following day, on March. 11th, Ruut will release her new album, Untold Stories. Untold Stories is currently available for pre-order on her website.

http://www.ruutmusic.com/untoldstories.html



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Mark Hopkins is Back with “Ball & Chain” and “The Man You Could’ve Loved”

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 by Allison Langley

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Mark Hopkins is Back with “Ball & Chain” and “The Man You Could’ve Loved”

Local singer songwriter, Mark Hopkins, has wowed us with previous albums like Room Service and Evidence. His unique style is old school fun and will always put you in a good mood, which is why the release of his two new singles, “Ball & Chain” and “The Man You Could’ve Loved” is such fantastic news!

“Ball & Chain” is classic Mark Hopkins. It’s old time blues feel combined with humorous lyrics about the pleasures of domesticity make this single a must listen. “The Man You Could’ve Loved” is a bit of a departure from Mark Hopkins’ signature style. This single is classic Americana with a tune perfect for lounging around a bonfire. The release of these two different singles demonstrates Mark Hopkins’ refreshing and startling ability to adapt to different music genres. He excels at blending various aspects of American culture into a sound that is uniquely Mark Hopkins.

Check out all his new singles here! 



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Stereo Reform-The future started yesterday

Thursday, February 25th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh

cover170x170Stereo Reform- The future started yesterday

Released: May 13, 2013

Rate: 10/10

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…)



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Why Bosley Is Winning the Music Video Scene in Baltimore

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 by Allison Langley

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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.



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Caleb Stine and the Brakemen: Time I Let It Go

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 by Allison Langley

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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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Rivalry Renewed

Friday, February 19th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports SaturdayThere 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…)



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Wacky Wednesday: Paintball

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 by Allison Langley

Paintball What: Paintballing!

Where: Route 40 Paintball Park

When: hours

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!



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