New Releases for the Week of 4.26.10

April 26th, 2010 by Rich Rodrigues

Ahhhhhh! This week, we get new releases from hip hop artists Murs as well as from up-and-coming indie rockers Minus the Bear.  Bust out the boombox and start rockin, y’all!!!!

 

 

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Park – Building a Better ______

April 25th, 2010 by Eric Loose

Listening to music rather extensively, it’s natural to develop some bad habits. Personally, I have a habit of holding certain bands to higher standards, especially based on past releases or albums I’ve heard. This became pretty obvious to me with some recent releases. Daisy, by Brand New, was always lingering in the shadow of The Devil And God…, Ursa Major was hard for me to separate from Third Eye Blind’s self-titled. Is this healthy? I’m not sure, but it’s struck me once again with Park, pop-punk extraordinaires.

Let me clarify, Park was a rare, lucky find for me. I can’t take credit for it; it was a recommendation, but I immediately fell in love with the sharp vocals, dark lyrics, and impeccable riffs on It Won’t Snow Where You’re Going. Eventually, I felt content enough with Park to move onto the rest of their discography. Building A Better ______ , their curiously titled 2006 release, was next on my list. Would it have the same effect on me as It Won’t Snow? Well, let’s find out… Read the rest of this entry »



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WLOY to DJ Loyolapalooza!

April 23rd, 2010 by Christa Constantine


That’s right… Loyolapalooza, this Sunday 4/25! Starting at 2 p.m., we’ll be providing music before the concert and in between sets until 8 p.m. Come brave the weather with us!



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Rain Machine – Rain Machine

April 23rd, 2010 by Eric Loose

“…a nearly full spectrum of frequencies audible to the human ear, a reflection of a

variety of emotions and situations real and imagined – some rhythm some rhyme.”

These words are neither mine nor the overly pretentious garble of a Pitchfork review. This is how Kyp Malone describes first solo release, Rain Machine. Now, this probably sounds just as ambitious and extravagant to you as it did to me, but it’s interesting nonetheless. Kyp is better known as the singer and guitarist of New York’s TV On the Radio. Personally, I didn’t look nearly as favorably on Kyp’s latest release with TV On the Radio, Dear Science,, as their previous Return To Cookie Mountain. However, Dear Science, was backed my a wave of critical acclaim, and it was hard not to see the skill and power behind the album. Kyp Malone uses Rain Machine as a creative outlet to experiment a little further than before, and it shows all the way through to the album cover. Garnered with a drawing that looks like an fanciful fourth-grader was assigned an art project on Africa and got his hands on some crayons, Rain Machine looks like it sounds, complete with rainbows and waterfalls. Read the rest of this entry »



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Pianos Become the Teeth – Old Pride

April 23rd, 2010 by Eric Loose

The comparisons are inevitable. A post-rock influenced screamo band with floor-rattling screams… they must be channeling some City of Caterpillar or Envy in there, right? Well, yes and no. Pianos Become the Teeth, a local band out of Baltimore, have created a defining record in Old Pride, but it’s hard to say whether or not they exert enough effort to truly separate and define themselves from their influences. The quintet have found a nice, cozy spot among the complex instrumentation, frenzied screams, and overall feverish nature on Old Pride. While it would be splendid to ramble on about all the things that make Old Pride spectacular, it’s very difficult due to the glaring faults (as small as they may be when compared to the bigger, brighter, not to mention more intense, picture). This is most definitely because Pianos Become the Teeth are capable of a better quality record, and while Old Pride is an undeniably excellent showing, it’s flaws become all the more obvious because of the great potential hiding here. Read the rest of this entry »



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Last WLOY Open Mic Coffeehouse Tonight 4.22.10

April 22nd, 2010 by Tim Teeling

After taking over the Late Night Coffeehouse this year, WLOY is happy to present our last Open Mic night tonight 4.22.10 in the Reading Room of the Student Center. Come stop by to share your music, your art, your poetry, or your mind from 8-11pm tonight. There will be free coffee courtesy of Zeke’s and free muffins courtesy of the Red Canoe.



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WLOY DJing ADAPT Picnic 4.22.10

April 22nd, 2010 by Tim Teeling

WLOY is going to be providing music for the ADAPT picnic today from 5-7pm on the lawn of Hopkins Court. Come stop by and say “Hi!”



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Win DRAKE Tickets Friday!

April 21st, 2010 by The Professor

Ok, so Drake didn’t make it here for the Fall Concert. It’s cool, we solved that. How about a pair of tickets to see Drake, K-OS and Francis & The Lights down at Pier Six, May 5th FOR FREE? If you missed his performance at the 2010 Grammy Awards where he stole the stage from Lil Wayne and Eminem, then you might not get the big picture just yet. But maybe you caught that he broke the Billboard Hot 100 with 2 songs in the top 10 in the same week? Did you know that Drake was playing at Pier Six? Rich the DJ will have your tickets to win during his live broadcast in front of Boulder Gardens on Friday this week. Be there between 11a-1p to get your FREE Ritas and see if you can read the furthest in the Dr. Suess classic Fox In Socks to win your tickets.

We have our winner: Caitlin Stein! But what a great bunch of competitors. No one thought that this would get to a page 32 TIE! During the tiebreaker Caitlin pulled out the big win. Take that Tweetle Beetles!

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WLOY Giving Away Loyola Dining Tickets for 4.21

April 20th, 2010 by Tim Teeling

Loyola Dining is hosting the second Slow Food Dinner as a prelude to Earth Day tomorrow, April 21, 2010 in the Refectory from 6-9pm. WLOY is giving away free tickets to the dinner. Listen to Rich the DJ tonight from 5-7pm to win!

Slow Food is something that Father Linnane wanted to see happen on campus. Slow Food USA is a movement at colleges all over the country, usually organized by students. The Slow Food motto is “good, clean, and fair,” meaning that the food is “created with care from healthy plants and animals, is as good for the planet as it is for our bodies, and is grown and harvested with methods that have a positive impact on our local ecosystems and promotes biodiversity.”

This is a five course served dinner that seeks to promote community between students and faculty/staff/administrators. The tickets are $30 and can be purchased at Boulder, Surf’n Joe’s, or Newman C-Store. OR LISTEN IN TO Rich the DJ tonight from 5-7pm, and he’ll be giving them away!



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WLOY Selected 2010 Club of the Year!

April 19th, 2010 by The Professor

WLOY has been selected the 2010 Father Timothy Brown, S.J. Club of the Year!  The award is recognition of our work throughout the year, exemplifying the Jesuit ideal of men and women for others.  We’re humbled and thrilled and honored.  We knew we worked hard, but it’s amazing to have others recognize and support the efforts of our whole staff this year.  It’s exactly what the seniors need to know – their work was important as they graduate into the ‘real’ world.  It shows the new freshmen what can be achieved with such a small staff if they forgo sleep and a social life… ummm… no wait… strike that.  Congratulations to the entire staff of WLOY for their award and recognition of their great efforts this year – you all deserve it and more!



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