May 7th, 2010 by Eric Loose
Contrast and contradiction plague Wildlife, in a good way. Recorded in their home, located in Champaign, Illinois, the angst and confusion shows through on their latest record. Created in a short period of time and marked by band break-ups during the process, Wildlife combines beautiful, lush indie-pop with a welcome sense of variety that is so often lacking in similar sounding music. Indie-pop often falls victim to monotony and ﬂatness, but Headlights keep things fresh. Read the rest of this entry »
May 5th, 2010 by The Professor
OK Go continues to fight the power! For Sunday’s show at Ramshead Live you can buy your tickets with NO FEES which saves something like $4.2 million at Ticketmaster alone. Just show your college ID and you won’t pay the fees. Brought to you by the same band that told its label EMI to pound sand when they wouldn’t let them embed videos. EMI was stupid so OK Go started their own label. You can support that kind of independent mania on Sunday w. special guests Earl Greyhound, Robert Francis (doors open 7pm) for $20.
May 5th, 2010 by The Professor
The guys from Nightsbridge (including WLOY Alumni David “Mr. Fabulous” Gregory ’06) swung by WLOY for a sit-down with Eric Sappington before their triumphant stomping of the stage at The Recher. Their premiere show there crushed the other bands on the bill. Some simply hung their heads in shame in the crowd, while others quietly drifted off to new jobs selling funnel cakes at traveling fairs, anything to avoid playing music again.
May 5th, 2010 by Eric Loose
Joel Plaskett, at 33.3 years old, entitled 3 songs on his new release with 3 repeating words, “Rolling, Rolling, Rolling,” “Rewind, Rewind, Rewind,” and “Gone, Gone, Gone.” At this point, he couldn’t stop the trend. He decided to record a triple CD release, entitled Three, with 9 songs apiece, all with their own independent styles and concepts. He may have gone a bit too far, far, far, as the last mentioned song suggests, but it’s an interesting concept, at least, even if it is borderline gimmicky. Relaxing folk ballads blended with some soft rock are at the crux of Three, but ultimately it’s Plaskett’s ability to hide “3′s” all over this record that overshadow the actual music. Read the rest of this entry »
May 4th, 2010 by The Professor
Join Nick Centanni for the final high octane broadcast of The Moldy Oldie Show from WLOY studios on Wednesday May 5th, 2010. In the second hour, Nick will take a special look back at this year’s “greatest callers.”
Will the general manager’s general manager be stopping by for a visit? Or how about the campus socialite and her sidekick? Who knows, the little girl with the big voice may even drop by with other members of campus royalty.
Nick will be up to his usual tricks, unscripted and unrehearsed as usual, so make it a date and don’t be late! This Wednesday from 2 to 5PM, all on WLOY 1620, channel 50 on campus or click http://wloy.org/listen/ to listen live on your computer.
As always 410-617-5346 is your pathway to make a request and achieve radio immortality!
May 3rd, 2010 by Rich Rodrigues
Not a whole lot of changes here folks. MGMT remains at #1. Some debuts by Manchester Orchestra, Taylor Locke, and Kate Nash. The top 15 remain pretty much unchanged. This week’s chart is inspired by Conan O’Brien and his beard. Because without his beard…Conan would probably not be doing what he is doing right now…kickin butt on tour, new TV show in November, and telling NBC what the deal is!!!!! Yeeehaw!!! (why did i just do that) Read the rest of this entry »
May 3rd, 2010 by Rich Rodrigues
This week…..we get new music from Keane, Deftones, and reunited (and it feels so good) punk rockers…the Get Up Kids. And without further a due..your moment of musical sensation. Read the rest of this entry »
May 3rd, 2010 by Eric Loose
Trip-hop pioneers Massive Attack are back with a not so massive attack, a 4 song EP titled Splitting the Atom. Short and pithy, Splitting the Atom is a nice snack, just enough to remind the music community that Massive Attack are still in the kitchen and brewing something, delicious or possibly disastrous. It’s deﬁnitely not a full meal, but Splitting the Atom will have trip-hop fans and non-fans alike tongues dripping with anticipation due to the illustrious line-up of Martina Topley-Bird, Guy Garvey (Elbow), and Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio). Unfortunately, Splitting the Atom doesn’t turn out to be nearly as appetizing as it appears. Read the rest of this entry »
May 1st, 2010 by Eric Loose
You haven’t heard this before. You may have heard sprawling soundscapes carefully executed. You may have even had the pleasure of hearing a wave, no, a tsunami of furious guitar envelope songs until all that’s left is furious riffs of gargantuan noise. Calculated and technical screamo has been done before. Maths isn’t the ﬁrst band to provide listeners with caustic riffs and shrill screams that will make your hair stand on end until the next breath of fresh air, in relaxing instrumental form, grants you relaxation. Nor is this probably the ﬁrst time you’ve heard hardcore that you ﬁnd yourself hopelessly lost in, with enough dips and dives to leave you disoriented and dizzy. But let’s get one thing straight here: none of those other bands were Maths. Following a split with fellow English screamo outﬁt, Throats, Maths gathered enough praise to garner a “who’s who” of bands on the rise by a feature in NME. The natural stage of progression would be for Maths to start touring more regularly, reap more publicity, and basically move up in the business, right? Wrong. Maths drop their label in favor of honing their sound and recording a DIY record it themselves. The result is an enticing, and quite stunning output, Descent. Read the rest of this entry »
April 29th, 2010 by Eric Loose
Savor it. Soak it in, because like the crisp, golden rays of sun on a harsh wintry day, this is golden and warming. Seasons In Verse is a splendid mixture- one part emotional vocals, one part post-hardcore instrumentation. Sound interesting? Well, add that to the fact that Seasons In Verse was La Dispute’s (Michigan post-hardcore extraordinaires) favorite releases of the year. Unencumbered by long-running anthems and instead concentrating on a more reﬁned and niche-focused grand design, My Heart To Joy’s full-length debut is a successful and uplifting testament to the up-and-coming band from Connecticut. And for what it lacks for in variation and originality it certainly makes up for with more aesthetic qualities like beauty and cohesiveness. Read the rest of this entry »