New Releases 9.29.12

October 8th, 2012 by Billy Dries

This week we’ve got some great new music. The much anticipated sophomore album from Mumford and Sons is now in studio as well as the new Two Door Cinema Club and Freelance Whales. Other new releases include a brief sampler from Sub Pop Records and some great tunes off of the new Citizens! and Ex Norwegian albums. Check back next week for even more new releases!

Artist Album Recommended Tracks RIYL
1  Mumford and Sons  Babel 1,4,6  Banjo
2  Two Door Cinema Club  Beacon 2,5,8  Neon Indian, Dirty Projectors
3  Citizens! Here We Are 1,2,5  Miniature Tigers, Washed Out
4  Ex Norwegian  House Music 7,4,2  Best Coast, The Babies
5  Various Artists  Sub Pop Sampler  1,2,3,4  King Tuff, Total Control
6  Freelance Whales  Diluvia  3,7,5  Mumford and Sons, Modest Mouse


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Local Music Spotlight Show #11

October 6th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney

3pm every Saturday it’s Chris Sweeney and his Local Music Spotlight show. This week’s playlist:

Artist Song
1 Ed Schrader’s Music Beat Right
2 Dope Body Road Dog
3 Roomrunner No Wait
4 Double Dagger Imitation is the Most Boring Form of Flattery
5 Thank You Can’t/Can
6 Ponytail Music Tunes
7 Height With Friends Too Much Time
6 Dan Deacon True Thrush
9 Thank You Busy Bone
10 Wye Oak Dance My Pain Away [Rod Lee Cover]
11 Secret Mountains High Horse
12 Weekends People Vertigo

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Explore Baltimore: Hollins Harvest Fall Festival

October 5th, 2012 by Jordan Hernandez

Sunday, October 7 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Eastern side of Hollins Market, 
26 S. Arlington Avenue

The Hollins Roundhouse Neighborhood Association presents a celebration of the fall harvest, good food, good neighbors and healthy living in the historic Hollins Market neighborhood. Highlights include two puppet performances by the Black Cherry Puppet Theater as well as a puppet-making workshop; a circus performance by Charm City Movement Arts; a farmer’s market with a fresh food cook-off; an open-air Zumba lesson; free health testing, cookbooks, and information; arts & crafts; food vendors; beer & wine available at local restaurants.

For m
ore information, visit

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Sports Saturdays: Grants Available for Youth-Led Community Organizing Groups

October 4th, 2012 by Jordan Hernandez

Workshops Saturday, October 6 at 10:30 AM and Tuesday, October 9 at 5:30 PM
Youth As Resources, 2 E R
ead Street, 8th Floor

Youth (up to age 21) in Baltimore City and County who want to put their community building ideas into action are invited to apply for funding. Grants range from $500 to $3,500 and are available for community organizing programs that are created and carried out by young people. Applicants are required to attend one of the two workshops and must be represented by one or two youth and no more than one optional adult. The application deadline is on Friday, November 16 at 5:00 p.m. 

For more information, call 410-576-9551.

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Explore Baltimore: La Plaza Hispana

October 4th, 2012 by Jordan Hernandez

Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7 from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM  
Point, 500 S. Broadway 

Education Based Latino Outreach (EBLO) celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month at the Fells Point Fun Festival, offering continuous entertainment with live performances by professional dance troupes and bands. La Plaza Hispaña is a “real” Latin block party! 

For mo
re information, visit or call 410-563-3160.
Sowebo Landmark 5K

Sunday, October 7 at 9:00 AM (Registrati
on starts at 7:45 AM)
Mencken Hous
e 1524 Hollins Street
Step up and join us as we celebrate the 2nd Annual Sowebo Landmark 5k. Union Square Park will host a FREE community health fair including great music, delicious food, health & safety information, and health screenings. FREE fun for the whole family.

For mo
re information, visit

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What do you do in your WLOY t-shirt?

October 3rd, 2012 by Alex Fili

Working out, sleeping, chillin’, rockclimbing, eating contest…..


…and the list continues with all the activities done in a WLOY t-shirt. Send us a picture of you in your t-shirt or get caught by a staff member in your shirt to get featured on the website and our Facebook page. The first 10 students to enter a picture get one of the new WLOY t-shirts that are coming in and the rest get put in a raffle for other cool prizes (including more tshirts!).


Congratulations to Isabel Wang for winning one of our new t-shirts!


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Wacky Wednesday: Afternoon Tea with Paddington Bear

October 3rd, 2012 by Jordan Hernandez

Wednesday, October 10 at 4:00 PM
Southeast Anchor Li
brary, 3601 Eastern Avenue 

Kids can explore the story of Paddington Bear, from his beginnings in Peru to his subsequent travels around the world. Emphasis will be placed on his Hispanic heritage, in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. Sip tea and eat marmalade snacks while hearing about Paddington Bear’s travels. Fo
r more information, email
2012 Women’s Business Forum: “Rescuing Superwoman…Focusing on our Health and Lifestyle”

Thursday, October 11,
 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM 
Vollmer Center at Cylburn Arboretu
m, 4915 Greenspring Avenue
The event  is free and registration is required. RSVP your attendance before Friday, October 5th by calling the Mayor’s Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development at 410-396-3818.

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Wacky Wednesdays: 2012 Presidential Election Voter Forums

October 3rd, 2012 by Jordan Hernandez

Wednesday, October 10 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The League for People with Disabilities, 1111 E. 
Cold Spring Lane

Please join us for the 2012 Presidential Election Voter Forums sponsored by Maryland Disability Law Center. Come to a voter forum to register to vote; test the voting machines; find out what the Democratic and Republican campaigns says about important disability issues; show our voting strength; get informed, energized, and motivated to go to the polls! ASL interpreters will be provided by The Hearing and Speech Agency. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 410-727-6352, extension 2492

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Explore Baltimore: Rosemont PhotoVoice

October 2nd, 2012 by Jordan Hernandez

On display through Friday, October 5 
City Hall, 100 N
. Holliday Street

Photovoice is a research method that puts cameras in the hands of community members so that they may present their voice and lived experience through pictures. This photovoice project was completed to support efforts of community redevelopment and stabilization in the Greater Rosemont Community of west Baltimore currently underway by community members and advocates. 

For more in
formation, email or
10th Annual Fall Apple Festival

Friday, October 5 from 11:0
0 AM to 4:00 PM 
War Memorial Plaza, 100 N
. Holliday Street
The Women’s Civic League and the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks present this free event to celebrate fall. Come for food and craft vendors, entertainment and music, and a silent auction. 

For more information, call 410-396-7900.

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Tourism Tuesdays: League of Women Voters Forum on Ballot Issues

October 2nd, 2012 by Jordan Hernandez

Tuesday, October 9 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Morgan State University, Student Center, 170
0 East Cold Spring Lane

The League of Women Voters of Baltimore City is sponsoring a forum on two issues that will appear on the ballot in November, the Marriage Equality Act and the Maryland Dream Act. The forum is free and open to the public. Radio personality Marc Steiner will be moderating the forum.

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