May 13th, 2010 by Eric Loose
Open your ears and let that beautiful, simplistic melody ﬂood your brain with ideas of happiness and contentment. As the song progresses, you can feel the emotion begin to well up as the instrumentation becomes more and more complex. You can’t remember the last time you felt this relaxed as you tilt your head back and feel your eyelids shut – but only halfway. And just as the vocals come in, so smoothly and ﬂuidly, from the most melliﬂuous vo- WAIT! Read the rest of this entry »
May 11th, 2010 by The Professor
Interviewed in the studio by Jeff Malone ’10
May 11th, 2010 by Eric Loose
Summary: Chuck Ragan made me think twice about my hatred towards country music…incredibly consistent and well-structured, Gold Country is not one to miss this year.
Punk and country music don’t have a whole lot in common, right? Chuck Ragan sets to prove that wrong with Gold Country and does a pretty damn good job of it. Former frontman of punk band Hot Water Music, Ragan didn’t have a whole lot to prove. He was already pretty acclaimed in the punk scene. So, when he decided to swap Hot Water Music for a solo country-Western album, I was a little surprised. His ﬁrst solo album, Feast or Famine, was a bare-bones album that managed to showcase Ragan”s versatility. His follow-up incorporates that same simplicity, but Ragan manages to add a little extra here and there. Read the rest of this entry »
May 10th, 2010 by The Professor
Not graduating? Or just looking for something cool to do that weekend? Check out the Megapolis Festival for everything from how to make your own electronic instruments to organic audio performances.
The Megapolis Festival is an annual, weekend-long celebration of the craft of DIY audio creation. Artists, documentarians, musicians, and fans come together to share secrets on producing and presenting challenging audio works online, on-air, and on the stage.
WLOY is proud to support and sponsor the Megapolis Festival and hope to see you there! Don’t forget we’re sponsoring the Saturday Night show at The Windup Space (12 West North Avenue) from 9pm – 2am featuring:
Come on out and have a ball, experience something unique in a great space.
May 10th, 2010 by Rich Rodrigues
Well, well, well. Freelance Whales take over the #1 spot this week knocking of MGMT’s 2 week run @ #1. We see some debuts from Keane as well as the Deftones. This week’s top 40 chart is inspired by BONO. He turns 50 today (5/10) and those glasses he keeps wearing makes him look no older than 45 I say. Rock on BONO! Read the rest of this entry »
May 10th, 2010 by Rich Rodrigues
Not a lot of new stuff this week. LCD Soundsystem drops their latest “This is Happening” and we get new music from emo pop punkers Sing It Loud (check them out if you’re interested in Motion City Soundtrack and/or Yellowcard). Now go forth…and ROCK! Read the rest of this entry »
May 9th, 2010 by The Professor
Joe (Originally aired May 2 and May 9, 2010)
Joe tells his story of life as a merchant marine traveling the world to places like Haiti and Russia, experiencing the death of his wife from lung cancer, how he came to live in a tent beside the highway, and what made him reach out for help for the first time. Joe begins the show by sharing his definition of HOME
May 9th, 2010 by Eric Loose
Just because your little sister likes it doesn’t mean it’s bad, right? I mean c’mon, Fall Out Boy may not have the same reputation as Circle Takes the Square, but who isn’t up for some upbeat power-pop every now and then, excluding metal heads, that is. Some people call the pop-punk and power-pop genres worthless and without merit. I strongly disagree. True, Bad Astronaut and Say Anything don’t have the same, deep musical compositions or technical prowess of say, progressive music or post-rock. That’s not the goal of these shallow, simplistic bands. They provide immediately gratifying, pleasurable music. This is where power-pop band End Transmission comes into play. Devour is by no means a musical masterpiece. End Transmission’s debut album is not entirely original, and I would call it a bit shallow or superﬁcial. Now that that’s out of the way, I really liked this album. It serves the purpose nicely. Devour is chock- full with 11 enjoyable songs. Read the rest of this entry »
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.