Shemekia Copeland Interview

October 3rd, 2018 by The Professor

The Professor was lucky enough to snag a few minutes on the phone with the amazing Shemekia Copeland, on October 2, just before her shows in DC and Columbia. She’s on tour with her new album America’s Child which explores the fractures in our society, touches on some important history lessons and pulls no punches. It’s her most personal work to date in an outstanding 20 year career. From her first appearance on stage at the legendary Cotton Club at age 9(!) to her incredible guest artists list on the new album, Shemekia shares some great history with the Professor. Listen to the interview and DEFINITELY check out the new album!

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Which Magic Live at Coffeehouse 10/4

October 2nd, 2018 by Lindsey Zapata

Self-classified as “hypnojams”, Which magic tries to put their audience in a sleep-like trans. Take a break form the hustle-and-bustle of all of the mid-semester drama, and come relax at Starbucks this Thursday night, 10/4, from  8:00pm-9:00pm. The band specializes in dream-soul vocals and guitar and drum loops. This Thursday is not  just about relaxing though; to prepare for College Radio Day this Friday, we will be doing a GIVEAWAY at the show this Thursday! Don’t miss out on the chance to win.



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Did someone say GIVEAWAYS?! – WLOY Did!

October 1st, 2018 by Lindsey Zapata

Wednesday– Instagram Giveaway- The Grand Prize is The Song Remains the Same vinyl box set and 8 Runner-Ups will receive The Song Remains the Same CDs

Thursday– Coffeehouse Giveaway- There will be 2 Grand Prize Winners recieving 5 CD Packs; either The Very Best of the Doors or Led Zepplin’s How the West Has Won Box Set

Friday– COLLEGE RADIO DAY GIVEAWAYS ALL DAY

-10am- Instagram Giveaway and On Air Giveaway- The Grand Prize- The Doors’ Waiting for the Sun vinyl and 5 Runner- Ups-  will win The Very Best of the Doors CD

-12:00-12:50pm – Live at Boulder, In-Person Giveaway-  The Grand Prize winner will get the Led Zepplin’s  How the West Has Won Box Set. The winner will be drawn at 12:50pm and must be present or listening to win.

-12:00-1:45 pm – Another Live at Boulder, In- Person Giveaway- The Grand Prize will win a College Radio Vinyl starter pack; it includes an extended collection of vinyl and College Radio Day shirt. A winner will be drawn at 1:45pm and must be present or listening to win.

-3:00-9:00pm- Instagram Giveaway- The Grand Prize will win a College Radio Vinyl starter pack (x 2); it includes an extended collection of vinyl and College Radio Day shirt. A winner will be drawn at 9:00pm and must be present or listening to win.



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Coffeehouse 9/27: Nalani & Sarina

September 24th, 2018 by Lindsey Zapata

We love a repeat act here at WLOY… and believe me Nalani & Sarina are not strangers to our Thursday night performances. We have had them back for years now, and we just cannot get enough. This Thursday, September 27th, Nalani & Sarina will be playing a Coffeehouse performance next to Starbucks from 8-10pm. The two are an American soul-rock duo, that sing play keyboard, guitar, and ukulele–amongst many other instruments. Originally from New Jersey, they’ve been performing mostly on the east coast, opening for artists such as A Great Big World, Mary Lambert, and Howie Day, as well as, performing at a TEDx event held at Firefly Music Festival in Delaware in 2017. Bring your homework, grab a coffee, and listen to some warm vocals this chilly Thursday night.

Below you can listen to our Studio Seizure with them!

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Lavender & Modern Nomad LIVE 9/20

September 18th, 2018 by The Professor

Late Night at McGuire Hall. 8pm-10pm. Be there or be square. WLOY will be hosting Washington DC’s Lavender and Baltimore’s own, Modern Nomad– and I honestly could not think of a better sound combination. If you think of driving in the car with the windows down on a comfortably warm summer’s day and you only had your thoughts and a soundtrack– this concert would be it. Lavender and Modern Nomad’s alt indie vibes will put you into a dream-like trans. Lavender is closer in likeness to the 1975, but with a female vocalist, where Modern Nomad has a more Tame Impala feel to them. Trust me this is not a show you want to miss; hope to see you there.



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Charm City Night Market

September 17th, 2018 by The Professor

What: Charm City Night Market

Where: Historic Chinatown– 200 Park Ave

When: Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 4:00 p.m- 11:00pm

The Charm City Night Market, happening this Saturday, will be the first of hopefully many future Lunar Mid-Autumn Festivals that will be taking place in Baltimore, spanning from the Lexington Market to Park Avenue. Learn about the Chinese culture by listening to the music–not to mention, a WLOY favorite, Cecilia Grace will be performing on the main stage at 5:00pm. Take a moment to experience the art, whether that be in the form of jewelry or lanterns (maybe even buy a few things). And also make sure to take advantage of my favorite part of any culture, and taste as much of the food as your wallet allows. Take a sneak of what there is to offer by accessing their instagram @charmcitynightmarket.



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Kabaka Pyramid Interview

September 16th, 2018 by The Professor

‘I Never Knew Radio’ host Junior had the pleasure of having a powerful reasoning from the lyrical mastermind Kabaka Pyramid. Kabaka Pyramid has made a name in the reggae and hip-hop world as top tier lyricist who uses his abilities to speak out against social injustices in Jamaica and around the world.

In this interview, Kabaka speaks about the production process of his recent release ‘ Kontraband’, lessons learned touring with Damien ‘Jr Gong’ who also produced the album. Kabaka explains the story behind numerous songs on his new album ‘Kontraband’ and the process of getting features from internationally known artist like Stonebwoy, Akon, Chronixx, and Protoje.

Kabaka also opens up about his spiritual journey into mysticism, negative effects of marijuana, and the immense influence the early works of Sizzla had on his life.

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Max Bent Beatbox & Open Mic 9/13

September 10th, 2018 by The Professor

This week in Coffeehouse we have the return of master beat boxer Max Bent! As he did last year, Max will perform as well as work with students and teach them to beat box, or provide a beat behind them as they perform. Think of it as an Open Mic with a built in percussionist. Last year Max worked with poets, singers, and players as well as doing his own performance. It was great and everyone wanted him back so… see you Thursday with your ideas and his beats. Want to learn more about Max? Check out his website and learn more!



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Paul Nelson Interview

September 3rd, 2018 by The Professor

Legendary session guitarist, bluesman and producer Paul Nelson sat down before his recent show in town with DJ Tim Tilghman from the Radio RockonTour show. They talked about starting in the world of Jazz Fusion and session playing and how it led to touring with the great Johnny Winter. Paul produced Johnny’s first solo Grammy winner, toured with him and got him clean after decades of serious drug abuse. Listen to the whole interview here

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Mark Hopkins at WLOY Coffeehouse 9/6

September 1st, 2018 by Tara Howell

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I am pleased to announce that Mark Hopkins will be returning to campus to perform for our first Thursday night Coffeehouse at Starbucks! Mark is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, and though he sometime will appear with the rest of his band, Mark Hopkins & the Pretty War, we will be having him as a solo artist this week. Influenced by some of the greats, such as, Paul McCartney and Jimi Hendrix. Hopkins specializes in rock, pop and soul. As stated by him, one of his biggest interest is “making good music so you can shake your…” well, you can imagine the rest of that sentence.

If you want something to do this Thursday night (September 6th) make sure to stop by Starbucks from 8-10pm. And before you come, you can listen to some of his hits at http://www.markhopkinsmusic.com/. See you there!



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