Explore Baltimore: Beautiful

January 25th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Beautiful- The Carole King Musical

Where: The Hippodrome Theater, 12 N Eutaw St

When: January 24th-29th (Times)

Throughout the week, The Hippodrome will be putting on Beautiful, a musical that follows the life of Carole King and her rise to fame. Known to my generation as the voice of the Gilmore Girls theme and to past generations as the voice for their time, Carole King has left an ever lasting mark on our culture that this musical showcases. Beautiful tells the story of how Carole King fought her way into the record business at a young age, wrote songs with her friends/husband, and started her successful solo career. Along the plot of the story, this musical features many of King’s amazing hits like “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “You’ve Got a Friend”. With this inspiring story and great music, Beautiful will have you feeling the Earth move under your seat in the Hippodrome.



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Album Review: Buenos Diaz – Buenos Diaz

January 24th, 2017 by Margaret Jokoh

Review by: William O’Connor

Buenos Diaz– Buenos Diaz

Rate: 7.2/10

LIYL: Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, and Jack White

This is a band I’ve never heard before, and I was not only surprised but impressed. The first song, Hem Haw, is a short intro that opens up the album and shows off its instrumentals. After hearing this intro you can know what to expect for the rest of the album. Read the rest of this entry »



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Explore Baltimore: The Charmery

January 24th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Ice Cream for Breakfast

Where: The Charmery, 801 W 36th St

When: Saturday, February 4th 10am-1pm

Start your day off the right way with ice cream for breakfast! The Charmery will be be hosting this event Saturday, February 4th and fulfilling every child’s (and adult’s) dream. The Charmery will be offering up their great, breakfast-themed flavors like Cornflakes and Milk, Saturday Morning Cartoons, and Everything Bagel, so you can have you breakfast on a cone. On top of this awesome ice cream, they will also be making Belgian Liege Waffles and serving Buddy’s coffee/cold-brew milkshakes. So, put on your favorite pajama’s, grab the kids, and buy yourself an ice cream and waffle sandwich to get a flavorful morning boost!



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Late Night Concert: Teen Angst Pizza Party + Music 1/26/17

January 21st, 2017 by Cara Hullings

Help WLOY kick off our late night concert series this semester with Milton J and the Leftovers and Breakforth in McGuire Hall this Thursday from 8pm-10pm! This concert comes with a twist though! Make sure to represent your angsty teen days and wear some nice emo clothes, black eyeliner and those old converse. These two popular local bands are sure put on an angsty show to match the attire which you won’t want to miss out on.

Milton J and the Leftovers is a 5-piece alternative hip-hop band, reminiscent of Linkin Park, Incubus, with influences from various MCs like Slug. With this high energy, angsty music, Miltin J and the Leftovers will start the late night concert off on an awesome note. Check out some of their songs here. Breakforth is a 4-piece rock band with metal influences who combine music like Nirvana, Foo Fighters, and Pearl Jam to create the own unapologetic sound. They bring in some major teen angst with hard hitting vocals sang by Loyola’s own, Matt Weitzil. Check them out here and catch these two great bands plus your needed dose of angst this Thursday!.



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Explore Baltimore: Joe Benny’s Focacceria

January 20th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Joe Benny’s Focacceria

Where: 313 S High St

When: Hours

On a mission to bring a piece of Sicily back to Baltimore, Joseph Gardella created Joe Benny’s. A fresh take on the Italian food we all love, this charming restaurant is serving up some amazing focaccia paninis and a variety of Sicilian pizzas. The bread used for all the food at Joe Benny’s is a one of a kind goodness that will you you straight to Italy and have you craving more as soon as you’re done.

As if this authentic food wasn’t enough, the atmosphere of Joe Benny’s Focacceria is authentic as well. This small, cute area is a place “about having a great time and enjoy life one bite (and sip) at a time” as Gardella promotes. With such a personality, the restaurant reminds you of a place in Sicily where locals would go. Between the awesome Italian food and the well-captured Italian atmosphere Joe Benny’s is really the highlight of Little Italy.



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Explore Baltimore: The Senator

January 19th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Moonrise Kingdom

When: January 25th, 29th, 30th, and 31st

Where: The Senator Theatre, 5904 York Rd

As part of its Revival Series, The Senator will be showing Moonrise Kingdom at the assorted times found here. For $10 you can come see this 2012 Academy Award nominated movie directed by Wes Anderson. Set on the coast of New England in the 1960’s, Moonrise Kingdom tells the tale of an angsty teen romance through aesthetically pleasing cinematography. These two star crossed lovers run away together in an attempt to flee their lives and a search ensues around the town to find them. Between the aesthetic of this witty film and the aesthetic of  the old-timey Senator, seeing this movie will be a night full of fun, relaxation and nostalgia.



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Explore Baltimore: 2000’s Indie Dance Party

January 18th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Take Me Out! 2000’s Indie Dance Party

When: Saturday, January 28th, 9pm-2am

Where: The Ottobar, 2549 N Howard St

Come help The Ottobar celebrate their 10th anniversary on North Howard Street with a fun night of indie throwbacks! DJ’s Matt Walter and Craig Boarman will be making sure to spin the sweet indie hits from old favorites like Franz Ferdinand, The Strokes, and Pheonix. These awesome old hits not enough? The Ottobar will also play those who graced their stage and some great hits from artists like The Cure and Outkast. With songs from all these great 2000’s artists, this night isn’t just cool, it’s ice cold. So throw on some straight leg jeans and a pastel band tee, grab your ticket, dance, and try not to cry to that Death Cab for Cutie song.



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Open Mic Night 1/19

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

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

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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