March 7th, 2017 by The Professor
WLOY PR Director Cara Hullings ’19 catches up with Baltimore’s Us and Us Only at the Metro Gallery for their show with Purrer and The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die… Us and Us Only recently signed to Topshelf Records, and are ready to break out. Recorded 1/29/17.
March 7th, 2017 by The Professor
Baltimore music collective Rain The Shining (at the time represented by Ryan Smith ’02) sat down with Brendan to chat and play a few songs. This is a recently unearthed lost interview from 2005!…
February 28th, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Rent: the Musical
Where: The Hippodrome Theater, 12 N Eutaw St
When: March 31st-April 2nd (Times)
In honor of its 20th anniversary, the beautiful musical Rent is touring and taking a weekend stop at the Hippodrome. This rock musical was revolutionary for its time and is keeping its mark in society with its timeless songs like Seasons of Love and La Vie Boheme. Focusing on seven artists living in New York City, Rent shows the everyday struggles they face, as well as the deeper struggles, like HIV/AIDS. With a touching story, this musical will make you laugh, cry, and think. So don’t miss Rent (even though the characters are missing theirs) because you don’t want to miss a great performance about life and the love in it.
February 24th, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Maryland Zoo
Where: 1 Safari Place
When: Friday-Monday, 10am-4pm
Take advantage of this amazing Spring weather in February with a trip to the Maryland Zoo! The prices at the zoo dropped, just like the temperature should have, but lucky for us, that means low prices and high temperatures. From now until the end of February, the Maryland Zoo will only be charging $10 for admission. Go check out the animals to remind you of winter like the Arctic Fox or the penguins, which you can see up close and personal with Penguin Encounters Tour. Is your mind set on summer? Then go see some warm weather animals like the Cheetah, African Bullfrog, or Reticulated Giraffe. But, for just $10, you can see any of these animals and many more, so hurry over before this deal ends!
February 24th, 2017 by Cara Hullings
Loyola alumnus and singer songwriter Peter Royall is back to perform outside Starbucks this Thursday from 8-10pm! Getting his start as Peter Whitaker at WLOY open mic nights, Peter has been growing his song collection and musical talents since graduating in 2015 and we are proud to have him back. So come chill out to his acoustic songs like ‘Jealous Wind,’ or sing along to his pop covers like “This Town“. These tunes will be great to study to or to listen to while you grab a coffee with your friends, so make sure you don’t miss it!
February 22nd, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Rock ‘N’ Flow Yoga
Where: Rams Head Live, 20 Market Pl
When: Saturday March 4th, 6:30pm-9pm
There are two types of people: those that clear their head with music and those who clear there head through meditation. Rams Head Live says why not both!? The second ever Rock ‘N’ Flow Yoga offers a mix of power yoga and a musical experience for an experience like no other concert venue has ever created. Enjoy a full on concert experience complete with great songs and cool lights while exercising your body and your mind. Music will be played by Mickey Coviello & The Herd Brothers while the yoga is led by M. Power Studio instructors, Dani Yarusso and Meaghan McDermott. Rock ‘N’ Flow will include challenging yoga exercises focused on breath work and meditation, which when combined with the awesome music while have you destressed and relaxed in no time. Get your tickets in advanced here and make sure to wear your favorite concert tee to this unique workout.
February 21st, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Five and Dime Ale House
Where: 901 W 36th St
When: Mon.-Thurs. 11am-12am, Friday-Sunday 11am-2am
With modern twist to the old diner and tavern lifestyle, Five and Dime Ale House is a great place to grab an amazing dinner with friends. Their menu features a little bit of everything, including tacos, fish and chips, mussels, or burgers so everyone will be able to get what they’re in the mood for. My personal favorite is the fig and prosciutto sandwich which has the tastiest balsamic vinegar I have ever had and is loaded with tons of prosciutto. But even if you don’t try this favorite, one of their many other delicious dishes is guaranteed to exceed your expectation. The great food isn’t the only draw to this restaurant though. Five and Dime also has a nice atmosphere for catching a game and a meal after work. With it’s warm lighting and rustic-chic styling, you will be instantly relaxed when you walk into Five and Dime, and that relaxation will only continue as you enjoy your food and watch a sport of choice on one of their TVs. So, whether you go for the tastes, the variety, the atmosphere, or just because I said to, Five and Dime will make every penny worth it.
February 20th, 2017 by Cara Hullings
WLOY is keeping the lineup stacked this Thursday with the local band Stacked Like Pancakes! The band is bringing breakfast to McGuire from 8-10pm where their bassist will be making pancakes on stage. This energetic local band has toured with Reel Big Fish and flipped their pancakes off stage all over America. Now they’re bringing their upbeat ska music (which you can find here) to Loyola for a Late Night PJ Party. Come out in your PJs to hear Stacked Like Pancakes live, enjoy some breakfast food (pancakes and other classics), and enter into our PJ contest. Although everyone will be a winner Thursday night when hearing this great band, one person will win tickets to the Baltimore Soundstage for wearing the best PJ outfit. So break out that onesie and make sure not to miss this fun concert!
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.
February 17th, 2017 by Margaret Jokoh
Review by: Claire Riley’20
Elton John – Tumbleweed Connection
Released: October 30, 1970
LIYL: Billy Joel, Chicago, Paul McCartney, James Taylor
First and foremost, I would like to give credit to Billy McLaughlin (Class of 2020) for recommending this masterpiece of an album. In “Tumbleweed Connection,” Elton John incorporates a unique twist on his classic and iconic style that has made an indelible mark on music history. He takes his audience to the cowboy era of the Midwest in each ballad with his mesmerizing and soulful piano-playing and distinct vocals accompanied by the harmonica, drums, guitar, and harmonies that are sure to stick in your head and draw you right back in when the album concludes. Some of my personal favorites include “Ballad of a Well-Known Gun,” “Country Comfort,” and “Where To Now Saint Peter?” Read the rest of this entry »