We made Top 25 for MTVU Woodie Awards!!!

February 8th, 2011 by Tim Teeling

Thanks to your help, we have advanced from the Top 50 to the Top 25 for the MTVU College Radio Woodie Awards! We still need your help! The next cut is next week on February 15th where the Top 10 stations with the most votes will move on to the finals.

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Alumni Spotlight: Jeff Malone

February 8th, 2011 by Amanda Nolan

Last week I was able to get in touch with another one of WLOY’s most recent alum, Jeff Malone, class of 2010. Once both a DJ and a staff member in the station, Jeff is now out in the “real world,” dealing with some of the post-graduate elements. One of the ways in which Jeff occupies his time was with the creation of his very own blog, which features reviews on SNL episodes, the best of 2010 and more! Find out more about Jeff and his blog after the jump!
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Tourism Tuesday: Green Mount Cemetery

February 8th, 2011 by WLOY Staff

Full of famed figures and elegant architecture, Green Mount Cemetery provides a chance to see final resting places of the John’s Hopkins and honest Abe’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth. Praised for notable architecture, the cemetery holds a gothic revival style chapel, stunning entrance way and neoclassical mausoleum.

An interesting and alternative tourist destination in Baltimore, Green Mount Cemetery attracts historians and bird watchers alike for tours of the intriguing grounds. Read the rest of this entry »

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WIN Plain White T’s Tickets!

February 7th, 2011 by Alex Fili

This Thursday February 10th WLOY will be hosting a movie night in the Reading Room from 9-11pm.  We will be playing the film Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist in order to get in the spirit for the upcoming holiday – Valentine’s Day.  At the event we will also be giving away a pair of tickets to see the Plain White T’s w/ MIGGS and Parachute performing at RAMS HEAD LIVE! on Friday, February 18th, doors opening at 7pm.  However, you MUST be present at the movie to win. Bring a loved one and have a chance to win free tickets! What better way to spend the Valentine’s Week?!

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Bright Eyes – The People’s Key

February 7th, 2011 by Eric Loose

This could very well be Bright Eyes’ swan song. Hinting at the dying days of his Bright Eyes project last year in Rolling Stone, indie darling Conor Oberst sounded like he was ready to say goodbye to the band that garnered him fame as the poster-boy for skinny, bedroom-dwelling high school males everywhere, the 00’s answer to 80’s punk and 90’s emo. The kid is talented too, no denying that. Besides eliciting comparisons to the oh-so-comparable likes of Dylan, Oberst could weave his own warbly lines of genius. Whether they be drug-infused, lovelorn, or downright depressed, Bright Eyes’ lyrics tore at heartstrings with ease. Arriving at his most recent effort with the band’s impending mortality in question, we’re left with one, main query: should this be the finish line for Bright Eyes, is this how we want it all to end? Read the rest of this entry »

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Top 40 2.4.11

February 7th, 2011 by Ryan Nisley

The Cold War Kids hold on to their number 1 spot on our Top 40, but Bright Eyes’ The People’s Key takes the number 2 spot from the Decemberists. Although not officially released until Febuary 15, WLOY has The People’s Key for your listening pleasure. Iron and Wine, Cage the Elephant hold firm within the top ten as well. Kings of Leon’s mediocre album remains in the top ten, but don’t expect it to stay there for long. Indie favorites like Smith Westerns and Tennis are on the outside looking in, but that’ll change soon.

What to expect in the coming weeks: Mogwai’s new album, conveniently titled, “Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will.” Oh, how existential of them.
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Museum Monday: Baltimore Street Car Museum

February 7th, 2011 by WLOY Staff

How often does one hear about the heydays of streetcars in Baltimore, or better yet ride around in them? Since the jazzy flapper filled times of the roaring 1920s, Baltimore’s streetcar use declined and spiraled into eventual non-existence. But there is one place these beautiful street machines live on!

The Baltimore Street Car Museum displays multiple streetcars ranging in size and antiquity. Admission, $7 for adults, includes unlimited rides on authentic Baltimore streetcars and an all around enjoyable chance to learn some stellar streetcar history. Located only a short jaunt from Loyola on Falls Road, the Baltimore Streetcar Museum will drive you wild. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mogwai – Hardcore WIll Never Die, But You Will

February 3rd, 2011 by Eric Loose

Grandfathers of post-rock, Mogwai, have had a tumultuous career of highs and lows. Pattern is, Mogwai will either floor on first listen (Young Team, Happy Songs For Happy People) or alternatively leave much to be desired (Zidane, The Hawk Is Howling). The pioneers’ most recent work displays Mogwai both drenched and layers and effects while dabbling in more minimalist pieces also, as Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will spans an impressive array of emotions aesthetics. This sensation is compounded when compared to the tepidness of their recent output. Mogwai’s ferocity on Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will is evident at once, and the album lives up to its intriguing name. Immersive and intense, Mogwai’s seventh LP sets the bar high in early 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

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Singer/Songwriter Coffeehouse Features Ellen Cherry

February 2nd, 2011 by Amanda Nolan

This Thursday February 3 WLOY is hosting a Singer/Songwriter Coffeehouse from 9PM – 11PM in the Reading Room. This week we’re featuring the Emmy nominated singer/songwriter Ellen Cherry. A Baltimore native, Ellen Cherry has been writing and performing songs for various TV campaigns on FOX and was publicly recognized for her song “We Are Baltimore.” She has just recently released a full-length follow-up to her EP Years, aptly titled (New) Years. You can check out Ellen Cherry via her website or at the Coffeehouse on Thursday night!

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New Releases 2.1.11

February 2nd, 2011 by Amanda Nolan

This week brings a some seasoned acts as well as some new bands. The new Bright Eyes album that everyone’s been waiting for, titled The People’s Key, has arrived. Additionally, indie band Tennis released their debut, Cape Dory (left). This band has a very Vampire Weekend vibe, and it will be interesting to see where these artists go. Check out more new releases after the jump!
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