Top 40 5.10.10

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 »

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New Releases 5.10.10

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 »

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Both Feet In: Joe

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

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End Transmission – Devour

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 »

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Headlights – Wildlife

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 »

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OK Go @ Ramshead Live – Show ID no Fees

May 5th, 2010 by The Professor

No Fees from OK Go

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.

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Nightsbridge In-Studio Interview

May 5th, 2010 by The Professor


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The guys from Nightsbridge (including WLOY Alumni David “Mr. Fabulous” Gregory ’06) swung by WLOY for a sit-down with Eric Sappington before their triumphant stomping of the stage at The Recher.  Their premiere show there crushed the other bands on the bill.  Some simply hung their heads in shame in the crowd, while others quietly drifted off to new jobs selling funnel cakes at traveling fairs, anything to avoid playing music again.

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Joel Plaskett – Three

May 5th, 2010 by Eric Loose

Joel Plaskett, at 33.3 years old, entitled 3 songs on his new release with 3 repeating words, “Rolling, Rolling, Rolling,” “Rewind, Rewind, Rewind,” and “Gone, Gone, Gone.” At this point, he couldn’t stop the trend. He decided to record a triple CD release, entitled Three, with 9 songs apiece, all with their own independent styles and concepts. He may have gone a bit too far, far, far, as the last mentioned song suggests, but it’s an interesting concept, at least, even if it is borderline gimmicky. Relaxing folk ballads blended with some soft rock are at the crux of Three, but ultimately it’s Plaskett’s ability to hide “3’s” all over this record that overshadow the actual music. Read the rest of this entry »

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Moldy Oldies Final Show Wednesday!

May 4th, 2010 by The Professor

Join Nick Centanni for the final high octane broadcast of The Moldy Oldie Show from WLOY studios on Wednesday May 5th, 2010. In the second hour, Nick will take a special look back at this year’s “greatest callers.”

Will the general manager’s general manager be stopping by for a visit? Or how about the campus socialite and her sidekick? Who knows, the little girl with the big voice may even drop by with other members of campus royalty.

Nick will be up to his usual tricks, unscripted and unrehearsed as usual, so make it a date and don’t be late! This Wednesday from 2 to 5PM, all on WLOY 1620, channel 50 on campus or click to listen live on your computer.

As always 410-617-5346 is your pathway to make a request and achieve radio immortality!

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Top 40 for the Week of 5.3.10

May 3rd, 2010 by Rich Rodrigues

Not a whole lot of changes here folks. MGMT remains at #1.  Some debuts by Manchester Orchestra, Taylor Locke, and Kate Nash.  The top 15 remain pretty much unchanged.  This week’s chart is inspired by Conan O’Brien and his beard.  Because without his beard…Conan would probably not be doing what he is doing right now…kickin butt on tour, new TV show in November, and telling NBC what the deal is!!!!! Yeeehaw!!! (why did i just do that) Read the rest of this entry »

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