Late Night Concert: Thin Lips and Pompeii Graffiti 11/3/16

October 28th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

a0065309974_16WLOY is hosting a free late night concert this Thursday the 3rd in McGuire with Thin Lips and Pompeii Gaffiti. You can check Thin Lips out here and Pompeii Graffiti here. Both bands will have you jamming out to their indie rock beats.

Thin Lips, called “punk for your sensitive side” by SPIN Magazine blend indie-rock guitar with punk energy to create a unique sound perfect for some head nodding. The female-fronted, Philly native band has toured with some great bands, like Modern Baseball and Cayetana and are now stopping by McGuire.

Pompeii Graffiti, a local band from Annapolis offers up a more mellow sound for your Thursday. Formed during high school, this band has been playing together for years, developing into the artists they are today. Claiming they’re still the same dorky kids from when they started, this quintet blends indie rock with lo-fi. Come out to hear their cool originals, as well all the covers they love to play. Whether your taste is some hard riffs or some relaxing indie, between these two talented bands, there’s enough great tunes for everyone to enjoy!

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Explore Baltimore: B. Doughnut

October 28th, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman

fullsizerenderWhat: B. Doughnut’s first anniversary party!

When: Saturday, October 29th

Where: 3528 Chester Ave., Baltimore

Any day is the perfect day to get a hand-crafted artisan filled doughnut from B. Doughnut, but this upcoming saturday is an extra special day. Celebrate B. Doughnut’s one year anniversary anytime from 8-1pm, the first 25 people in line will even receive a free doughnut. The flavors available change daily, and sell out quickly. This saturday the featured flavors will be: vanilla bean creme, chocolate creme, berry jam, lemon curd, pumpkin pie, and birthday cake. Be sure to get there early before your favorite doughnuts sell out.

If hand-made doughnuts aren’t enough for you, B. Doughnut offers other breakfast favorites with doughnut-y spins. Enjoy a doughssant or try something a little different with an everything bagel doughnut. Find something new to help you get your day off to the perfect start this saturday. Happy one year anniversary, B. Doughnut!

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Explore Baltimore: 90s Halloween Bash

October 27th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

the-bayside-tigers_03-31-16_19_56fd44dcdd8d5What: 90s Halloween Bash

Where: Rams Head Live!

When: Saturday, October 29th Doors at 7pm

Sick of the music of 2016? Need to be transported back to the good old days of the 90s? Well, Halloween is the perfect time for just that! Dress up in your 90s gear and come out to Rams Head Live for its 90s Halloween Bash. Sponsored by Saved by the 90s, which hosts 90s events throughout the country, this party is definitely going to be rad. With everything from Spice Girls to The Beastie Boys and performances from The Bayside Tigers, the jams are stellar, and you’ll be totally buggin’ while you remember every lyric.

Get your tickets for the show here and go out to buy yourself a new scrunchy. Whether you’re there for the live songs or to get jiggy with the DJ’s spins, this event will have you saying “Booyah” since it’s such a score.

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Music Video Debut: Jeleel Yussuf

October 26th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

WLOY is excited to be hosting the exclusive premiere of Jeleel Yussuf’s new music video for “What You Did To Me”off his new All Season EP. Be sure to purchase the All Season EP here.


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Explore Baltimore: Hampden HalloweenFest

October 26th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

12194967_630510083719095_8419003993171311994_oWhat: Halloween festival

Where: 36th Street

When: Monday, October 31st 5-8pm

Put on your best DIY costume and head over to The Avenue of Hampden for their annual Hampden HalloweenFest! With an emphasis on creativity and ingenuity, even if your costume isn’t crazy, seeing all the other crazy, funny, scary costumes is a sight to come out for.

Everyone is encouraged to come out between 5-6pm to trick-or-treat along all of the shops from 36th Street to part of Falls Road to part of Chestnut Avenue. After your pillowcases are stuffed with some treats, join in on the Costume Contest from 6:30-8pm in front of Ma Petite Shoe for not only the scariest costume, but also the prettiest and most creative ones. So to sum it up, free candy, a chance for a costume prize AND cool DIY costumes everywhere; that sounds like toe perfect Halloween to me!

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Explore Baltimore: Baltimore Basilica

October 25th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

grandreopeningWhat: Basilica of the National Shrine of  the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Where: 409 Cathedral Street

When: Hours

As one of Baltimore’s most historic and beautiful building, the Basilica of the National Shrine of  the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a must-see while in Baltimore. This Basilica was built in 1821 and renovated in 2006, creating the amazing neoclassical architecture that stands there today. Although the architecture of the building is a sight to see, there are so many other cultural attractions to Baltimore’s Basilica. They have educational guided tours, which feature the upper levels of the church, a museum full of the history of the Basilica, and a prayer garden. All these destinations within the Basilica match the beauty of the building itself. So request your tour here and enjoy the aesthetic and cultural beauty of the Basilica of the National Shrine of  the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary!

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Explore Baltimore: The Walters Art Museum

October 24th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

cl4393What: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe: An Exhibit

Where: The Walters Art Museum (600 N Charles St.)

When: Exhibit: Now-January 8th, Special Event: Thursday November 3rd, 5-9pm

Get transported back to a time full of bird songs, fiddles, and fancy dresses with the new exhibit currently on loan to The Walters Art Museum. With over 100 pieces of art form European Medieval Times, this exhibit is called “A feast for the senses”. All of these amazing pieces represent life in the 13th century and show how art can trigger all the senses in one diverse collection.

As if this historically beautiful exhibit wasn’t enough for you to come out, then Game Night at the Walters sure will be! Featuring some great board games from all time periods influenced by Medieval Times, you’ll have fun and learn all about the history. Play some Medieval games surrounded by Medieval art, or just come out to lean all about the time period. Get your free tickets for this event here and be sure to check out the exhibit!

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Explore Baltimore: The Arthouse

October 21st, 2016 by Cara Hullings

nr8cssbm-jpg-largeWhat: Pizza and art

Where: The Arthouse (1115 W. 36th Street)

When: Monday-Thursday, 4-10pm Friday-Saturday, 12pm-12am Sunday, 12pm-10pm

Hidden within all of Hampden’s great food options is The Arthouse, a cute little pizzeria with an artisan twist. This restaurant offers various brick oven pizzas from the classic Margherita to the interesting blueberry and brie. Known for their perfect crust, The Arthouse has mastered the brick oven pizza, which is being raved about all over Baltimore. With some amazing artisan pizzas (and some other foods if you don’t like pizza but who doesn’t like pizza) as well as amazing staff members this place will have you coming back for more.

If the great food wasn’t enough to keep you coming back, then the vibe sure will. With the perfect lighting and furniture to make you feel cool and comfortable, you’re dining experience is about more than just the food. The Arthouse also showcases local artwork up for sale, making it dinner with a view. At The Arthouse, it’s all about the artisan helping the artist, but with some great food too!

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WLOY Presents: Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 21st, 2016 by Cara Hullings

unknown-5Come kick start Hallo-weekend with WLOY on Thursday, October 27th at 8pm with an outdoor feature of Rocky Horror Picture Show. The show will be on the quad projected onto an inflatable screen. The legendary movie will be shown for free and all are welcome- rather, encouraged- to come enjoy it with us! Bring a blanket, a friend, and some snacks to gear up for this bizarre cult classic. Say goodbye to mid-terms and hello to Halloween in the most suiting way possible.

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Explore Baltimore: Anime Night at The Charles Theatre

October 20th, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman

the-charles-theatre-best-of-baltimore-e1476842182497What: Movie night!

When: Wednesdays at 9pm, Fridays at 10pm, & Saturdays at 11am

Where: Charles Theatre (1711 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md 21210)

Looking for something to do this weekend? Tired of watching Netflix in your dorm room? Every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday The Charles Theatre will be showing a variety of anime movies- so stop in and check one out! Even if anime isn’t usually your first choice feature, showings at the Charles are a perfect chance to try something a little different. Features include films from studio Ghibli as well as many other various titles. The Anime night schedule is available here and features the dates and films playing up until December 31st. So check out the website, pick the flick that best suits you, and enjoy a fun night out at this historic Baltimorean venue.


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