The Flaming Lips and Neon Indian – The Flaming Lips and Neon Indian

March 28th, 2011 by Eric Loose

Everything is in its right place, perfectly as you would expect a Flaming Lips and Neon Indian collaboration to play out. With little fanfare, Wayne Coyne personally hand-delivers the EP to record stores in his local Oklahoma City area (only two stores are reported to be carrying the EP at this point), the artwork is indistinct, and a main facet of the all-vinyl release is that not two single vinyls are adorned with the same color or pattern– unique, and exactly what we could expect from such a work. The collaboration makes perfect sense, after all. Read the rest of this entry »



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Reproducing 1967: Robyn Hitchcock at The Birchmere

March 28th, 2011 by Alex Fili

 

Robyn Hitchcock sings the songs of Joe Boyd

Direct From 1967 weaves the talents of Producer Joe Boyd with guitarist Robyn Hitchcock in the performance of musical selections produced by Boyd during his prolific career. This daring duo showcased choice compositions at the Birchmere Music Hall in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday, March 9, 2011.
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Battle of the Bands this Thursday!

March 28th, 2011 by Amanda Nolan


This Thursday March 31 WLOY is hosting the annual Battle of the Bands in McGuire Hall from 9PM until 11:30 PM. Four bands, The Palace At 4 A.M., The Dialogue, Stone Cold Star Fox, and Nightsbridge, rose above the rest. Watch as these Loyola-affiliated bands contend for the chance to open for Matt & Kim and Steel Train at this year’s Loyolapalooza. We will also have tickets YOU can win to see bands at Rams Head Live!



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Sports Saturday: Orioles’ Home Opener

March 26th, 2011 by Alex Fili

The weather is getting nicer, and we all know what that means, it’s time for America’s favorite past-time. The Home Opener of the Orioles’ 2011 season will be on April 4th, down at Camden Yards. The O’s will be taking on the Detroit Tigers, and they need all the support they can get. The Orioles are definitely looking to rebound from a very disappointing season in 2010, but things are looking up. New to the team are Short Stop Cesar Izturis, Pitcher Kevin Gregg, and the power hitting 1st Baseman Derek Lee. With its new line-up, the team is hoping to take on its main rivals, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. Read the rest of this entry »



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Song Dedications at Relay!

March 25th, 2011 by The Professor

Attending Relay? Like the music WLOY is playing? We’ve got a special deal that lets YOU pick the music too! WLOY will have a table set up alongside the track and you can make song dedications all night long for only $2 a song! Help us raise a little more money for Relay and use this as a fun way to keep your friends awake, or laughing, or to refresh a great memory.

Just need to hear something special, or want to pump up the crowd? Song requests are only $1. We’ll have tons of songs with us, so don’t worry about picking something we don’t have. Bring your song dedications and tickets to our table throughout Relay! If you can’t think of anything, just dedicate Ke$ha songs to our Music Director Eric all night long. Honest, he’ll be thrilled.



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Food Friday: “Spoil Your Palate”

March 25th, 2011 by Alex Fili

On April 2nd the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum is the place to be, as it will be hosting Santé, the premier food pairing event. This year’s theme is simple, “Spoil Your Palate,” however; the preparation for the event has been anything but simple. Organized to benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, Santé brings together Baltimore’s finest chefs, food, wines, locally-brewed beers, and all sorts of spirits under one roof. In addition to wonderful food and exciting drinks, there will also be live music and a silent auction at the event. With tons of great items to bid on, proceeds from the auction will go directly to the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, a nonprofit, voluntary health organization dedicated to treating those affected by kidney diseases. Read the rest of this entry »



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Live at Boulder Top 20: 3/25/11

March 25th, 2011 by Taylor DeBoer

In case you missed Tim and Amanda outside of Boulder on Friday from 11-1, here’s the list of songs they played. The Strokes’ “Under Cover of Darkness” remains number 1 for three weeks in a row. Their fourth studio album, Angles, was released March 22nd. Look out for DOM’s “Hunny” to sneakily steal the Number 2 spot from Smith Westerns next week.
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Flip Flop Fridays

March 24th, 2011 by The Professor

Help the Knights of Columbus and WLOY support Catherine Savell’s work in Haiti! Spring is here and you know you need a good set of flip flops to properly enjoy it. For the next few Friday’s you can come to the WLOY live broadcast in front of Boulder between 11am and 1pm and score a new set of Loyola flip flops for only $10! All the money raised will go to help build schools and programs in Haiti, in support of Catherine Savell, of Loyola’s Modern Languages Department, who has taken a leave of absence this semester to stay in Haiti and help with their rebuilding. How often can you get flip flops and support a good cause? Quantities are VERY limited so get yours ASAP!!



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TOP 40: 3/25

March 24th, 2011 by Taylor DeBoer

Bright Eyes’ The People’s Key remains at the top of our list, but we do have some newcomers in the psych folk Timbre Timbre, the surfy Hunx and his Punx, and the dreamy Joan as Police Woman. The top 5 remains stagnant, with the unmovable Cold War Kids, Decemberists, and company bolstering Oberst’s top spot; but keep an eye out for DOM, who may be moving into our top 5 very soon!
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Pogo Interview 3.3.11

March 24th, 2011 by Tim Teeling

Just before spring break I sat down for a chat with Nick Bertke, better known as Pogo. Pogo has become a Youtube phenomenon with his remixes of Disney/Pixar movies. What makes this music so unique is that Nick takes fragments of music and dialogue from such films as Toy Story and Alice In Wonderland and assembles them into an entirely new song. He edits the videos and music himself, creating a spin on iconic Disney tunes. of his videos have been viewed over a million times on Youtube, yet many people are still unfamiliar with his music. The interview produced some very interesting conversation about his music, including updates on current and future projects.

Pogo’s live show at Bourbon Street was a dazzling spectacle of lights and videos that proved perfect conditions for dancing. His videos played on two TV screens and one giant projection screen on the adjacent wall simultaneously. He efficiently blended his music videos together into a seamless journey from The Little Mermaid (my favorite) to Pirates of the Caribbean (coming soon!) and even Star Wars! I think Pogo is on his way to even greater things. He’s definitely worth a listen!

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