April 6th, 2010 by Rich Rodrigues
Despite the short week last week, we still have some good new releases. This week, we see new albums from Matt Pond PA and a collaboration between Talking Heads front man David Byrne and DJ extraordinaire Fatboy Slim. Here comes the twister… Read the rest of this entry »
April 4th, 2010 by The Professor
Nyheim (Originally aired April 4, 2010)
Nyheim is a 20 year-old young man who talks about living on the streets and shelters for the past two years, self-identifying with the label “Goth,” and describes his faith in God. Also, Harry talks about what “home” means to him, a “nice place to stay, that’s all.”
April 3rd, 2010 by The Professor
Moldy Oldies specialist Nic Centanni is stretching his classic Christmas specials to include a brand new Easter special! Will Ziggy strap on a set of bunny ears and a cotton tail? Will they find all sorts of magical eggs? Who knows! Tune in Easter Sunday from 9-10am and again 3-5pm and find out just what Nic has in store for you! Don’t forget to stand when Mr. Sinatra enters the room. Happy Easter!
March 31st, 2010 by Tim Teeling
We have created a new website! We hope you like it. We have explored the possibilities, and this is the end result. This new website should now serve our listeners better and us at the station as well. Check back frequently (or subscribe) as there will be constant updates and contributions from numerous people. Some new features: The Now Playing box to the right in the sidebar, the Chat Live Box so you can talk to DJ’s on air and make requests, and an all-new WLOY Baltimore Concert Calendar.
See something you like? See something you don’t? See something missing? Let us know! Just email us through the new contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Hope you enjoy!
March 30th, 2010 by Eric Loose
2010 seemed to start out a bit slowly, but sure did it pick up impressively. The heavyweight matches don’t take place until later in the year between Radiohead, Minus the Bear, The Gaslight Anthem, Jonsi, and a slew returning big names. The main trend, it seems, among the first quarter of 2010’s best comes from the refinement or subtle changes in a band’s sound. Rather than recreating the promising albums of the past, Titus Andronicus, Beach House, and Frightened Rabbit refused to regurgitate the same album that first garnered them a fair amount of credibility. Instead, the commencement of the decade has opened with evolving bands – sometimes for better, other times, not so much – and I find it heartening. On that note of evolution, risk-taking, and utter surprise, I give you the best of the best in the first quarter of 2010… Read the rest of this entry »
March 30th, 2010 by Ryan Nisley
Besides a really cool design on their album cover, Queens Club rocks out with some great tunes. The band assembled in 2008 and is composed of the ex-members of the metal band The Chariot. Their new CD, Young Giant, was recently released on Tooth and Nail Records, which has signed similar popular bands like Anberlin. As I listened to the album, I was struck by the catchy guitar riffs and the energy that this group generates. This CD is packed with a number of great songs that are all worth listening to.
March 29th, 2010 by Rich Rodrigues
Yerp! It’s that time of the year again – a special time I like to call Holy Week. This week’s new releases features albums from up-and-coming bands Civil Twilight and Freelance Whales. We also see a new EP from British Alt Rockers, Arctic Monkeys. Check them out and listen till your ears bleed!!!!!! 😛 Read the rest of this entry »
March 28th, 2010 by The Professor
James and Derrick (Originally aired March 28, 2010)
Rich and Mary start the show with their definitions of HOME. James and Derrick are two homeless outreach advocates who talk about what it’s like to work with people experiencing homelessness, and their motivations to work in this field.
March 23rd, 2010 by Eric Loose
It’s hard not to have a strong opinion on Brand New”s brand new release, Daisy. The colossal wave of hype surrounding this album wasn”t replicated by any other band this year. Jesse Lacey and the rest had their destiny decided for them. Because of the expectations, Daisy was going to be a massive hit or a disappointment. Please excuse me for thinking that it doesn”t live up to either of these labels. Daisy, ﬁrst and foremost, is what Brand New does best- progression. From the pop-punk of Your Favourite Weapon, to the emo-tinged Deja Entendu, to the masterpiece The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me, Brand New have managed to adapt and improve their sound while still remaining appealing and interesting.
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March 23rd, 2010 by Eric Loose
Touche Amore”s … To The Beat Of A Dead Horse, is a record to take seriously. One look at the ominous cover can tell you that. A harrowing black and white cover complete with trite symbolism in the form of a foreboding rain cloud certainly displays a feeling of danger, ominousness, and even foreboding doom. Touche Amore are just one of the many recent bands to integrate emo and hardcore music. The most striking aspect is that no song hurdles the 3 minute mark. Short and pithy, … To The Beat is a screamo-inﬂuenced modern hardcore record with a melodic twist. Too much genre?… my apologies, but … To The Beat Of A Dead Horse really is a superb blend of genre-bending qualities. Read the rest of this entry »