Local Music Spotlight Show #10

August 31st, 2012 by Chris Sweeney

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

Artist Song
1 Flock of Dimes Curtain
2 Other Colors Better Than Old
3 White Life Time is Wasting
4 Lands & Peoples Memo
5 The Violet Hour Palindromes
6 The Woolly Moon The San Bruno Mt. Blues
7 Microkingdom Peppermint Crab
6 Celebration Ancient Animals
9 Santa Dads Open Portals
10 Arbouretum Don’t Let it Show
11 Holy Ghost Party Toys
12 Jacober Steps

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2012 National Student Production Awards

August 28th, 2012 by The Professor

Well, it’s that time of year again… They are starting to announce the Finalists for the National Student Production Awards. In each category the judges select up to 4 Finalists, all of whom get a small Finalist trophy. The Finalists are announced now, but the actual Winner selected from the Finalists, is held in secret until the awards ceremony October 27th in Atlanta. The Finalist announcements are being trickled out slowly so they can prolong the agony. With quite a few more categories to go, WLOY has already placed in the Finalist group for 2 categories:

Best Podcast – Both Feet In “Lohr’s Part 1”
Best Regularly Scheduled Program – What Happens Next? Episode 76
Best Community Outreach – Both Feet In

We are happy to note that both of these programs took home Winner trophies last year and are thrilled to now be able to say they’re MULTIPLE NATIONAL AWARD WINNING SHOWS 🙂

More to be added, we hope, as the rest of the Finalists are announced. Stay Tuned!

UPDATED – WLOY is also a Finalist for Best Community Outreach!

POST-CBI UPDATE: WLOY took home the gold for “Best Podcast” at the award ceremony this weekend. Congratulations to us!!

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Wacky Wednesday – Cinema al Fresco

August 22nd, 2012 by Chris Sweeney

Corner of High & Stiles Streets

Every Friday, head down to Little Italy for an open air film festival. Set up a lawn chair or grab something to eat at one of the area’s acclaimed restaurants. Live music begins at 7pm. Italy-related films begin at 9pm. Movies are viewed outside, projected on to the wall of Ciao Bella restaurant. Come early to get a good seat. Some lawn chairs are provided to those who arrive early. And there’s free popcorn. This Friday, August 24th, the film is 2010 romantic comedy When in Rome.

For more information, visit littleitalymd.com

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Local Music Spotlight Show #9

August 17th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney

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

Artist Song iTunes Amazon
1 Gary B & The Notions Get Your Hands Off My Man
2 The Jennifers Andalusian Sun
3 The Godshills Boats
4 Errant Strike Ivory Low
5 The Seldon Plan Going Nowhere Slow
6 The Stents JPF
7 Private Eleanor A Better Way to Run
6 Midway Fair At the Dawn of the Day
9 Water School Sarasota
10 Pressing Strings Wake Up Song
11 Claire Anthony White Wolf
12 Erik Keithley Brakeman Blues
13 Wye Oak Regret
14 Soft Cat When My Brother Reaches Me

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Food Friday – Tuesdays with Gertie

August 17th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney

Tuesday Evenings
Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive

Gertude’s, a restaurant located at the Baltimore Museum of Art, hosts ‘Tuesdays with Gertie’ every week. In honor of chef/owner John Shields’ grandma Gertie, select entrees are available for $12 during these events. Come get a great deal on some of Gertrude’s most popular specialty dishes, such as cornmeal-encrusted catfish, Moroccan chickpea couscous, or vegan crab cakes served with Asian noodles. These evenings get pretty busy, so it’s a good idea to make a reservation in advance.

For more information, visit Gertrude’s website.

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Theater Thursday – Modern Times

August 16th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney

August 16th, 9pm
The Charles Theater
1711 North Charles Street

Tonight is the Charles Theater’s final showing of Charlie Chaplin’s classic lampoon of the industrialized world, Modern Times. The rise of the ‘talkies’ caused Chaplin, a silent-era hero, to become disillusioned. He came back in 1936 with this film, a satire of the industrialized surge of technology and the sound film itself. It’s essentially a silent film, though Chaplin used synchronized sound effects and jumbled overdubbed talking. Don’t miss this chance to see one of Chaplin’s most popular, and most thoughtful, films in on of Baltimore’s best specialty theaters.

For more information, visit the Charles Theater’s website.

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Silopanna 2012 – A Review of Sorts

August 15th, 2012 by Christa Constantine


Silopanna Festival was this weekend, so two amazing WLOY volunteers – Tenley, our photographer, and Brennan, our field reporter – and I took the trip to Annapolis to check out the set. The festival had a sort of mature feel to it; most of the attendees were older, and many were hippies. As we walked around, we took note of the atmosphere, highlighted by a giant lumberjack statue at the front of the fairground, public cornhole games, and Bud Light Limes.

We all know the headliners – CAKE, Citizen Cope, G. Love & Special Sauce – but what we were really looking forward to was the local acts. However, being three different people, we fittingly formulated three different accounts of the day, translated below.


Most Anticipated: Sweet Leda.  They played at Loyola back in the spring as part of WLOY’s Thursday night concert series, and I was looking for something even fuller and more fun than what they had to offer last semester.  And, with easier access to booze, I anticipated some awkward onstage banter as well.

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Wacky Wednesday – Plants and People

August 15th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney

Rawlings Conservatory
Sunday, August 19th

Every Sunday, Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens hosts ‘Plants and People,’ a family-friendly event that seeks to increase participants’ understanding of plants and their relationship with humans. This Sunday, August 19th, the theme is ‘Investigating Insects.’ Children can experience hands-on gardening projects while learning about proper care for plants. The session will cover the basics of plant care with regards to the interaction between plants and insects. Hands-on craft activity will be followed by story time.

For more information, visit rawlingsconservatory.org

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Roomrunner Interview

August 14th, 2012 by The Professor

Chris Sweeney sat down with the guys in Baltimore’s Roomrunner band to talk about their EP and upcoming release Inner Cities and more.

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Local Music Spotlight Show #8

August 10th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney

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

Artist Song iTunes Amazon
1 Lower Dens Brains
2 Beach House Apple Orchard
3 Errant Strike We Will Remain Raw
4 Madame Brown MICA
5 Private Eleanor Down Waterview
6 Midway Fair Don Quixote’s Deathbed Conversation With Sancho Panza
7 Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good The Runaround
8 Secret Mountains Make Love Stay
10 Chester Endersby Gwazda Globes
11 Weekends Raingirls

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