October 12th, 2015 by The Professor
It’s been an insane last week here at WLOY! We’ve had Dead Flowers, Red Sammy and Jake Star all in the studio for interviews and even some music. We chatted by phone with The Sheepdogs, and (of all people) Herb Alpert! It might take us a moment to get the perfect versions of those up here, but stay tuned, we have more coming! In addition we’ve been working with local 8th graders to create and record their own radio plays! Plus, of course, tons of great music and our live shows with Canopy & Swampcandy. We’re crazy busy but don’t forget to check in and see what’s next – tickets, shows and more! Did we mention we’re going to be hosting an Open Mic Night 10/22 and showing the amazing Rocky Horror Picture Show on the quad 10/29?
October 11th, 2015 by The Professor
Kat & Rae (of the infamous Kat & Rae Midday show) had a nice phone chat with Allen Stone about his upcoming show (11/11 make a wish!) at Baltimore Soundstage a few days ago. Allen survived their lightning round of questions and shared the experience of being an on-demand Uber driver, among the tasty tidbits. Is it the hats, or the hair that intrigues them more? You’ll have to listen in to find out. And ignore the digital whoops and bloops that our phone system made… sorry.
Check out the full interview:
October 10th, 2015 by Brendan Pierce
The college basketball season is right around the corner and if there is going to be a year in which Loyola basketball wins the Patriot League, the 2015-16 season is definitely that year. This team has a perfect mixture of veteran leadership and young talent.
The Greyhounds have four seniors on the team and they are all expected to play pivotal roles this year. Loyola gets big man Jarred Jones back after playing in only two games last year due to injury. The men in green also return Franz Rassman who started every game last season, Eric Laster who was the team MVP last year, and Tyler Hubbard who is the only member of the team who was on the 2012 team that won the MAAC championship.
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October 9th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Baltimore Oyster Festival
Where: West Shore Park- Inner Harbor
When: Saturday, October 24 1pm-5pm
Baltimore is no stranger to seafood! There is another seafood festival coming to Baltimore October 24 from 1pm to 5pm and it is all about oysters’… nom nom. In addition to eating a healthy amount of grilled oysters there will be plenty of other activities to indulge in. The Oyster Festival will have live music, featuring the Eastport Oyster Boys and The High & Wides. There will be oyster boat tours and many vendors!
This is a FREE festival! Food tickets cost five for $20 and individually $5. Come sip on some fine wine and dive into raw and grilled oysters!
October 8th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Book of Mormon
Where: Hippodrome Theatre
When: November 3-15
Starting November 3rd the musical The Book Of Mormon is coming to the Hippodrome Theatre! This most certainly is a-can’t-miss show! It has the reputation of one of the funniest musicals out there and has already won 9 Tony Awards—you will not be disappointed.
It is co-directed by Trey Parker, co-written by Matt Stone and Robert Lopez. Trey Parker and Matt Stone are the creators of the popular and funny, South Park television series along with several other comedies. Trey Parker says it was to be, “happy and optimistic” musical, in the least cheesy way.
The Book of Mormon is a satirical musical based on… you guessed it… the Book of Mormon. It is about a young man Elder Cummingham learning how to preach the Book of Mormon. Along with its wittiness it boasts some wonderful show tunes that you’ll be compelled to sing all evening.
October 7th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Bennet’s Curse Haunted Maze
Where: 791 West Ostend Street, Baltimore, MD
When: Sept 25- Nov 7 ; 7-10pm Sunday and Thursday, 7-11pm Friday and Saturday
It is October, Spooktober, Halloween month… whatever you want to call, it is officially time for pumpkins, pumpkin spiced things, and haunted houses…. Spoooooky. So come to Bennet’s Curse, muscle up all your courage and see some monsters and creepy stuff. There are four haunted houses for you to seek out on a scary night. The Medieval Underworld is the most authentic one, guaranteed to test your fear! They make it their goal to keep up with the newest and most frightening props and techniques in the haunted house biz. Bennet’s Curse has been featured on the Travel Channels Halloween special and has been ranked “one of America’s Best Haunts”.
General Admission is $35, includes entrance to all four houses. Speed Pass is $45 if you want to tear through that line quickly. VIP Admissoins is $60.
Click here to check out their website for details about all of the haunted houses and more!
October 5th, 2015 by Allison Langley
Support local music this Thursday with WLOY in the third floor reading room at 8pm! Canopy is a Baltimore-based band comprised of Matt Muirhead and McKenzie Ditter. They are a relatively new band but excellent performers. Matt Muirhead is a well-known Baltimore artist (currently making a t-shirt for WLOY!!). He creates both eclectic paintings and music. Muirhead also constructs very eccentric instruments that they use to contribute their unique sound. McKenzie Ditter is a photographer and illustrator. Muirhead and Ditter make quite the creative duo!
Canopy comes to stage prepared to improvise and create new music as they go along. Get up on stage with then to join in on their musical adventures or sit and watch the show while sipping some coffee. Their music ranges from EDM fusion to tropical sounds. Give them a listen before the show and get hyped and come enjoy their wonderful show! As always it’s a FREE show presented by WLOY & Student Activities.
Listen here to shweet Canopy songs!
October 5th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: The Big Hope Show
Where: American Visionary Art Museum
When: October 3 2015 – September 4 2016
It is time to stop by the American Visionary Art Museum to see the exhibition of The Big Hope Show. Featuring 25+ artists who have been through traumatic life situations. It is an exhibition of hope, shown through the artists life. There is an eclectic variety of art displayed throughout the exhibition. Artists such as Bobby Adams and Wayne Coyne are show cased in this wonderful exhibit. There is some heartfelt work displayed, like, Chris Roberts-Antieau’s work revolving around beating cancer.
The American Visionary Art Museum was founded in 1995, relatively new, they have hosted a wide variety of shows. They typically host more modern shows. Come check it out!
Click here for more info!
October 1st, 2015 by Allison Langley
Wait for it!
This Friday, October 2nd is College Radio Day! Safe to say this is WLOY’s favorite and most coveted holiday. We are all celebrating the 5th year of College Radio Day.
We take this day to recognize the importance of college radio and the positive effect it has had on students throughout the years. It is a day to encourage us to change that dial to a college radio station (WLOY of course) and support them all around the country. College radio maintains and fosters so much creativity, as we don’t have the commercial binds the most popular stations have. We have the ability to be more free and more open to new music and new talent. Not only helping students to achieve but also musicians as well.
As with most of our favorite holidays we typically receive a gift, so in honor of this WLOY will be raffling off a turn-table with a couple choice records to help kick start your collection. Come to our Coffeehouse this Thursday, October 1st, (with Swampcandy) to get a jumpstart and purchase your raffle tickets. Or, stop by the WLOY table at Live @ Boulder on Friday and purchase tickets there!
Yay for College Radio Day!
October 1st, 2015 by Allison Langley
It’s the 1st WLOY late night event of October! We have the amazing Swampcandy playing our WLOY coffeehouse series this Thursday. Not only is it FREE but also we’ll be providing delicious snacks AND coffee.
Swamp candy is Ruben Dobbs on guitar and Joey Mitchell on the bass. They are described as a bluesy duo. Ruben Dobb’s, a Maryland farm boy, is Swampcandy’s lead vocalist and guitarist. He has more talent in his fingers alone than I could I possibly imagine. His voice is raw, a little rough, deep, and very real. Dobbs sings his bluesy lyrics with conviction and passion. Joey Mitchell is quite the instrumental talent, maneuvering through all genres and filling the gaps of this two-person band on bass. These two are able to create music that sounds like a fully fitted band is playing along side them.
Do not miss out on this opportunity to see this dope band perform! Check out some videos and their website to get acquainted with them if you’re not already huge fans! Swampcandy
Also, at the show we will be selling raffle tickets for WLOY’s, College Radio Day give away — a turntable with 8 records (including 3 from local label Friends Records) and a $30 gift certificate to Sound Garden in Fells Point – a pretty sweet prize, if we do say so ourselves! Hope to see you there this Thursday October 2nd, buying raffle tickets, sipping on coffee and enjoying the sweet, sweet Swampcandy Tunes.