Blind Man Leading – Coffeehouse 10/2/14

October 1st, 2014 by The Professor

Blind Man Leading (with Rae & Kat) hanging at WLOY

Blind Man Leading (with Rae & Kat)

The boys are back in town. By boys we mean Baltimore’s very own Blind Man Leading. Vocals/Guitarist Dave Wentz, Bass player Tyler Wheeler, and Drummer Paul Mercer will be coming this Thursday, October 2nd for the free WLOY Coffeehouse Series. Don’t know what to expect? BML creates melodic, expressive songs that feature bright chords and upbeat, jazz-influenced rhythms. Last year they made an unforgettable Coffeehouse performance performing songs from their newly released EP Swords. Stop by, 9-11pm at the 3rd Floor Reading Room in the student College Center. Read the rest of this entry »

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Top 30 – September 2014

October 1st, 2014 by Lauren Puleo

Top 30 for September, 2014



We have some solid albums in this month’s Top 30 from artists such as Graveyard Club, Alt-J, Banks, and many more! Whether you’re into indie alternative rock, synth pop, or hip-hop, there’s something here for you.

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Royals Flush A’s in Extra Innings

October 1st, 2014 by Justin Thomas

Wild Card Game - Oakland Athletics v Kansas City RoyalsIt took them 4 hours and 45 minutes and 12 innings, but the Kansas City Royals used their smallball skills to beat the moneyball Oakland A’s, 9-8.

This is the Royals’ first trip to the postseason since 1985, when they won the franchise’s only World Series title. They returned to postseason baseball and certainly put on quite a show for all of the baseball fans, eager for even more great games in this postseason.

It didn’t look too promising for the Royals in the 6th inning, when they suddenly found themselves down 7-3 with the momentum tilting fully towards Oakland.

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Wacky Wednesdays: Monster Mania

October 1st, 2014 by Alex Fili

MMC_26_HOME_Lastlast.fw_r1_c2What: Monster Mania

Where: Hunt Valley Inn

When: October 3-5

Ghost and Ghouls are waiting for you at Monster Mania. Get prepared for Halloween at this festival that features a few actors from The Walking DeadChildren of the Corn, and Nightmare on Elm Street I!  You can get autographs from creepy creatures and your most favorite heroes and villains. This is an event every Halloween enthusiast needs to attend.

To find out more on this event, check out their website!

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Chet Faker – A Golden Show

September 30th, 2014 by Alex Fili

photo Chet Faker Live

Show Date: 9/10/14

Rating: 9/10

“You gotta know, I’m feeling love…” the repeated lyrics from Chet Fakers single, ‘Gold’, accurately describe how I feel about the Melbourne, Australia native and his self-produced music making it onto the charts. The relaxed twenty-three year old, Nicholas James Murphy, goes by the stage name of Chet Faker. As there is already an Australian musician by the name of Nick Murphy, he created this stage name in an ode to inspiring jazz musician Chet Baker. Faker took on the name when he uploaded his first cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” in 2011.
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Tourism Tuesdays: Rawlings Conservatory

September 30th, 2014 by Alex Fili

87326170What: Rawlings Conservatory

Where: 3100 Swann Dr

Flowers and Plants and Trees! Oh my! So many natural beauties surround and fill this beautiful building. Want to get a peek of nature at its finest? You should come here and check out the seasonal blooms they have growing!

Find out more info from their website!

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Chessie Jam is Jamin’ Out This Weekend

September 29th, 2014 by Alex Fili

logoCalling all kids and grown ups that are young at heart! Chessie Jam is coming to Pier Six in Baltimore! On Saturday October 4, the children’s music festival, Chessie Jam, will be hosting kid friendly music and fun activities. There will be free face painting from 12:00-2:00pm, an instrument petting zoo, a photo-booth, a moon-bounce, tie-dying, a storybook village, and much more! These fun things are paired with even more fun music. The featured bands include the winners of “Best Musical Album for Children,” Milkshake, and even Yo Gabba Gabba’s Biz Markie!

Join WLOY and participate in a live recording of our award winning program, “What Happens Next?” Running since 2009, this children’s program has helped promote better reading, writing, and communication skills as well as help expand imaginations. We provide the beginning of the story, but our participates figure out “what happens next!” WLOY will be promoting this program as well as working with kids to write and record their stories at Chessie Jam! Come out and enjoy some music and fun this Saturday!

Learn more about this great event on their website!

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Museums Mondays: Renaissance Fine Arts

September 29th, 2014 by Alex Fili

warhol-1What: Renaissance Fine Arts

Where: 88 Village Square

For 25 years, Renaissance Fine Arts have been creating a beautiful gallery for you to enjoy! Pieces by Matisse, Picasso, and Andy Warhol all hang on the walls of this Baltimore art museum. Come out to see your favorite works or learn more about art!

For more information, check out their website!

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Sports Saturdays: Farewell Captain

September 27th, 2014 by Justin Thomas

alg-jetera-jpgOnce in a generation, a player comes along and defines a great player and great leader for his or her sport, a player whom fans will remember and respect for years to come. For this generation, that player is Derek Jeter.

After 20 incredible seasons in pinstripes for the Yankees, the time has come for Jeter to bid a fond farewell to the fans of New York and the fans of baseball around the world, and boy did he do it in style!

In front of a sold-out crowd at Yankee Stadium, Jeter stepped up to the plate in a tie ball game in the bottom of the 9th with a runner on second and a chance to win the game for the Yanks.

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Food Fridays: Common Ground

September 26th, 2014 by Alex Fili

592203_lM9qYd7gHehVyJsXCzhlghVi1Bn_tH5-wZjOkNqf-aIWhat: Common Ground

Where: 819 W 36th Street

Ever wanna try a new place for a coffee break or a study session? Common Ground seems to be calling your name! They have everything a normal coffee shop has, like cappuccinos, lattes, and coffee, to things you have been wishing for, like Vegan muffins, jalapeno bagels, Chia peanut butter banana smoothies, and homemade hummus. This place is so hip that they don’t even have wifi, so this is a perfect place for a personal get away.

Wanna get more info? Here’s their website!

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