February 13th, 2017 by The Professor
Tonight 7-8pm, we hand the studio over to the funky madmen of Stacked Like Pancakes! Fresh off their tour with Reel Big Fish and sporting all sorts of new stories, we’re going to let them spin their favorite tunes and dish on some good road stories.
They played our fundraiser for The Book Thing last year and blew us all away with their live energy! ”Reinvigorating the sounds of classic ska, Stacked Like Pancakes (SLP) piles on boisterous horns and punk rock attitude to create high energy music synthesizing the vibes of Reel Big Fish, twenty one pilots, Foo Fighters, Paramore, Cage the Elephant, and an untraceable amount of other artists and genres. Since 2007, SLP has shared the stage with national and international acts, toured on the Vans Warped Tour, headlined their own self-booked tours, released their latest crowd-funded 15-track monster-album THIS IS US in December 2015, and in 2016 went on the road with Reel Big Fish for a month-long nation-wide syrupy tour.
February 10th, 2017 by Cara Hullings
Did you recently write a poem for your significant other in honor of Valentine’s Day? Then come read it this Thursday at WLOY’s Open Mic Night! Outside Starbucks from 9-11pm, you can showcase your newly written love song, a classy cover, or that romantic poem to all your fellow Loyola students. Not feeling that tortured, romantic artist vibe? Come out anyway with your favorite instrument to play, or break out some dad jokes to tell the audience. No matter what you choose to do or if you choose just to watch, the February Open Mic Night is definitely not a WLOY event to miss!
February 10th, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Baby’s on Fire Cafe and Record Store
Where: 1010 Morton St
When: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, Sat, 8am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Are you ready for the most hipster thing you can think of? Well, it’s Baby’s on Fire, a record shop and cafe all in one restored Mt. Vernon carriage house. Started by the married musicians David Koslowski and Shirlé Hale-Koslowski, the goal of Baby’s on Fire is to offer up a fun, cozy space for any Baltimorean to hang out, enjoy some food and some music. Whenever you pop in, there will most likely be a record on that David picked out himself and tons of records for you to look through and buy for yourself. Read the rest of this entry »
February 10th, 2017 by Margaret Jokoh
Review by: William O’Connor ’20
John Mayer – The Search for Everything – Wave One
Released: January 20th, 2017
LIYL: Train, Ed Sheeran, and the John Mayer Trio
This first “wave” had a lot of hype leading up to its release and it’s finally here. This is his first release since Paradise Valley and Born and Raised, those two albums being very different compared to what he has put out in the past. They were definitely not his best, and in anticipation of this new release we were all hoping for a huge improvement, something different from the singer-songwriter. For one thing, his trio band members who have made some of John Mayer’s best music with him, Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino, are backing in the drums and bass. They played songs with him such as “Gravity”, “Who Did You Think I Was”, “Daughters”, and “Try”. Read the rest of this entry »
February 8th, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Frozen Harbor Music Festival
Where: The Inner Harbor (34 Market Place)
When: February 17th and 18th
The annual Frozen Harbor Music Festival is back this year for 2 days and with 140 acts! Including 9 stages like Rams Head Live!, Baltimore Soundstage, and Angel’s Rock Bar, this local music fest is worth the frostbite of February. Awesome local artists like Onyx and Pasadena will be performing, as well as WLOY favorites like Skribe and Breakforth. Friday and Saturday both have some amazing acts planned, so get your ticket to both days, or buy a ticket for the warmer day here. No matter what your music taste is, there will definitely some bands out of the 140 for you, so hurry up and get your tickets, and maybe a new scarf to keep you warm.
February 7th, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Brown Rice Korean Grill
Where: 2404 N Charles St
When: Monday-Saturday, 11am-9pm
What do fast food and fresh, healthy food have in common? Nothing, you think? That’s what I would think too if I didn’t know about Brown Rice Korean Grill. Focusing on fresh and tasty, Brown Rice serves several traditional Korean dishes like dumplings, Kimchi stew, and scallion pancakes.
Despite this already delicious menu, this restaurant’s most popular dish is Bibimap. Like a Chipotle for Korean food, Brown Rice has tons of fresh ingredients out for you to pick what you want in order to customize your Bibimap bowl. With meats from tofu to squid to pork, all the veggies you can dream of, and tons of classic sauces like mango sauce, soy sauce, and Deonjang that Bibimap bowl combos are endless!
February 3rd, 2017 by Cara Hullings
This Thursday from 8-10pm Son of Nun will be performing his powerful hip hop outside Starbucks. As a Baltimore citizen, Son of Nun uses his music as a voice to speak out against racism in around the U.S.. Son of Nun is not just an artist, but an activist, dedicating his time to working with various charities in Baltimore and to fight for what he believes, which is then reflected in his music. His two albums, Blood & Fire and The Art of Struggle, which you can find here, combine meaningful lyrics with strong hip hop beats and occasional some spoken word. With all this great energy and such a powerful message, you don’t want to miss this upcoming amazing show!
February 2nd, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Dvořák’s Cello Concerto
Where: Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Catherdral St
When: Thursday, February 16th, 8pm
Celebrate your Valentine’s Day a little late this year with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as they present Dvořák’s Cello Concerto. This romantic symphony has all the drama and score that a classical music lover could ask for on this romantic holiday. Marin Alsop pairs Samuel Barber’s Romantic First Symphony with Copland’s evocation of the 16th President to create a masterful concerto. But the drama and the romance doesn’t end there! This concerto will also include Czech composer, Antonin Dvořák’s, tribute to a dying love in his amazing cello concerto. All of this beautiful music comes together in a stunning conclusion that will move you and make your Valentine’s Day one to remember.
February 2nd, 2017 by Margaret Jokoh
Annapolis/Baltimore natives, Pressing Strings will be playing today at 8pm right in front of Starbucks (find out more about the event here). Pressing strings is a folky rock/ roots rock type of band. Consisting of friends, Jordan Sokel (guitar/vocals), Nick Welker (bass) and Brandon Barlett (drums) have preformed all over Baltimore, the East Coast and has even played our stage at Honfest! In light of getting through hump day and pump you up for the event tonight, we at the music staff made a playlist to get you into Pressing Strings, full of folky rock and acoustic tunes that will make you love Pressing Strings as much as we do!
- Pressing Strings – Wake up song
- Gary Clark Jr. – Church
- Chet Faker – No Diggity
- Pressing Strings – Fold
- Hozier – Better Love
- James Bay – Hold back the river
- Pressing Strings – Owe the source
- Vance Joy – Mess is mine
- Paolo Nutini – Better Man (I prefer the acoustic!)
- Pressing Strings – Answer for me
February 1st, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Ain’t I A Woman Exhibit
Where: Platform Gallery, 116 W Mulberry
When: February 4th-25th, 11-5pm on Saturday & Sunday
The Platform Gallery is proud to present AIN’T I A WOMAN, a multi-disciplinary exhibit by SHAN, a talented Baltimore artist and activist. SHAN is an award-winning photographer and journalist, as well as a freedom fighter in Baltimore whose work focuses on the experience of black life. This exhibition focuses on black women and getting rid of the stereotypes in our culture that surround black women. Through her photography, installations, and open discussion, SHAN ‘s art praises all black women by showcasing their everyday life and the beauty in a woman loving her family, working, and expressing her individuality. On February 4th there will be an opening reception for the exhibition from 7-10pm, so that you can get a first look at this moving and relevant work of art.