Travis McKeveny

April 7th, 2014 by Rachel

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WLOY Coffee House Presents: Juice Bruns & Lilrickcism

April 7th, 2014 by Joe Lomuti

JuiceHere at WLOY, we like to consider ourselves well-rounded music enthusiasts–aficionados of all assortments of ear candy regardless of their box wrappings and even those coconut flavored. This week we are switchin’ it up from our usual, and hittin’ you with some fresh MCs to awaken your palate. This Thursday, April 10th Juice Bruns & Lilrickcism will be lightin’ up the 3rd floor reading room with their rhymes and rhythm. These Maryland natives are well experienced local performers who know how to impress an audience! Never heard of them? Check out Juice’s and Lilrickcism’s youtube pages! And when your left craving more, meet us on Thursday @ 9pm!



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Review: Young & Sick-Young & Sick

April 7th, 2014 by Margaret Jokoh

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Grade: B+

Los Angelos based, Capitol Records recording artist, Young & Sick came out with their self-titled album, Young & Sick and it is definitely a pleasure to listen to the plethora of genres provided by this album. This album is a mixture of 80s pop, rock , jazz and smooth R&B. Read the rest of this entry »



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Museum Mondays: National Museum of Dentistry

April 7th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

NationalDentistryMuseumWhat: Dentistry Museum

Where: Baltimore

Any future dentists out there? Stop by this museum to learn all about what it takes to have healthy teeth! The museum’s extensive 40,000 object collection of dental instruments, furniture and artwork is one of the most important and oldest in the world. Including George Washington’s ivory denture, Queen Victoria’s personal dental instruments and an extraordinary collection of toothbrushes ranging from the 1800s to the present, there is so much history to see.

For more information visit their website here!



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Food Fridays: Holy Frijoles!

April 4th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

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Where: Hampden

Love Mexican food? Stop by Holy Frijoles in Hampden, Baltimore! Great prices and great food, what more could one as for? This small restaurant has a specials everyday of the week so be sure to check out their Facebook page for updates.

Check out their menu here!

 



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WLOY Stage at Honfest 2014

April 3rd, 2014 by The Professor

WLOY Stage FeaturedSomething’s new this year at Honfest.  The east stage at the intersection of Chestnut St and 36th will become the WLOY STAGE!  Yes, that’s right, WLOY will be running the stage, showcasing 15 artists and bands, putting up a merchandise tent so you can get all kinds of cool stuff from those artists AND broadcasting the whole festival live for 2 days!  It’s going to be a fantastic couple of days and you need to come join us! Wonder who we’re bringing to the show?  Here it is, so mark your calendar now:

Saturday June 14, 2014
11:00am  Sahffi
12:00pm  Saleem & The Music Lovers
1:00pm  Maria Dontas
2:00pm  Mark Hopkins
3:00pm  Eliza Doering & The Penny Black
4:00pm  Television Hill
5:00pm  Mike McMonagle
6:00pm  N&S
7:00pm  Swampcandy

Sunday June 15, 2014
12:00pm  QueenEarth & Janice B
1:00pm  David Glaser
2:00pm  Matt Hutchison
3:00pm  Don Kim Trio
4:00pm  Claire Anthony
5:00pm  Caleb Stine

 

Oh, and as always IT’S FREE! We’ll have a whole lounge thing going on with tables and chairs so you can come chill out, have your food, and enjoy some great music all day long! Yeah, there’s other stuff to do at Honfest, but… do you really want to risk missing ANY these folks?



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April 3rd, 2014 by Billy Dries

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This fierce, fabulous duo graced Loyola at WLOY’s Late Night on March 27th. They are simply amazing. They both play a multitude of instruments and sing like angels. Plus they’re twins and super adorable and fun to watch. Check out their full studio album, Lessons Learned, which features incredibly talented artists such as Leni Stern, Will Lee and Tom “Bones” Malone. Their music will make you tap you feet and feel good!


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Loyola alum, Maria Dontas, impresses with this original song. The lyrics are whimsical and incredibly relatable. Coupled with superb instrumentals, the song is an instant classic.

 

 


az_B3420_Bringing Down the Horse_The WallflowersKait Connaughton – The Wallflowers – “One Headlight” - 

This week, I’m throwing it back to a lovely little song I’ve been car jamming to since the ripe age of 4 years old. When did my fantastic taste in music begin? I’d like to believe it begin this nostalgia-packed 90s tune. Warms my heart with thoughts of old school nickelodeon, neon scrunchies, and the sweet sound of noise makers on the spokes of my bright pink bike through Flushing Meadows Park. Ah, the 90s.


Billy Dries – Mac DeMarco – Salad Days - 

So you’re just sittin’ there right? And boooooom queue up the DeMarco, man. VICEROYYYYYY, you know? Bow wow ow wow, I shred on my axe all the time, bro.

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6bdc5341Kathleen McKeveny – Cloud Nothings- Here and Nowhere Else - 

Just in case you were under the impression, as I (regrettably) was , that you could outgrow punk, Dylan Baldi reminds us it is not that kind of thing. 32 minutes of forward-leaning punk, Here and Nowhere Else, is catchy even when Baldi screams things like, “I can feel your pain/ and I feel alright about it”.  This is the irresistably anthemic quality of Cloud Nothings. It’s just so good, I can’t help myself. So I won’t, errrrrrriiiigggghhhttt?

Bikini Bottom: Here and Nowhere Else is the resolution to a crisis I didn’t even know I had.



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Theater Thursdays: West Side Story

April 3rd, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

03054_show_portrait_largeWhat: West Side Story

Where: The Hippodrome

When: April 26th-27th 2014

More than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it’s back, and mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, West Side Story soars as the greatest love story of all time. Directed by David Saint, using Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents’ Broadway direction, West Side Story remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The new Broadway cast album of West Side Story recently won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere.”

Visit the website for ticketing information!



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Top 20 Tracks 3.30.14

April 2nd, 2014 by Billy Dries

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Check out this week’s top 20! With a track from Mac DeMarco‘s new album, Salad Days, and a new single, “Sleep Sound”, by Jamie xx the top 5 is pretty stacked this week. Other songs to check out this week include “Water Fountain”, the new single from tUnE-yArDs, and “Words I Don’t Remember”, the fantastic first single from How To Dress Well‘s upcoming album. Check back every week for our updated top 20!

 

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Wacky Wednesdays: Baltimore Water Taxi’s

April 2nd, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

logoWhat: Water Taxi

Where: Inner Harbor

With the arrival of spring the Baltimore Water Taxi is the perfect way to get out and enjoy the weather! Baltimore is steeped in a proud and rich nautical tradition. The Water Taxi is more than a jaunt across the harbor; it’s a Baltimore institution and a way of life. Everyday, thousands of residents and visitors not only rely on us to take them safely to their destinations, they appreciate our knowledge of the area and our courteous service. And everyday, hundreds of local businesses rely on us to deliver customers to their locations.They offer the most unique way to see Baltimore and provide an unforgettable experience.

For more information on this unforgettable experience visit the website!



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