November 2nd, 2016 by The Professor
In preparing for the madness that is 24 live hours in a row, DJ Steve Vanyo is taking his training very seriously. Join us in celebrating College Radio Day 2016 on Friday November 4th from Midnight to Midnight we go all live DJs. He’s been training all week and we’ve been documenting it with a new 30 second video every day:
November 2nd, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman
When: Saturday, November 5th, 1-5pm
Where: Baltimore Inner Harbor (501 Light Street)
The second annual Baltimore Oyster Festival is coming up this Saturday, and the timing couldn’t be better. Enjoy the fleeing summer weather we’ve enjoyed this fall for one last weekend with seafood, live music, activities, and more. The festival will include a variety of food trucks as well as activities for families and people of all ages. The festival is free, but oyster prices vary depending on the cooking style and amount of oysters you choose to buy. Spend this Saturday afternoon soaking up some of the greatest things Baltimore has to offer. The only way this could get more Baltimorean is if they add a little old bay (I’m not going to say they won’t…).
November 1st, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Artifact Coffee
Where: 1500 Union Ave
When: Monday-Friday 7am-7pm, Saturday-Sunday 8am-7pm
Looking for a cute and cozy place to pass your Sunday at? Then you need to go to Artifact Coffee, located right on the border of Hampden and Woodberry. Partnering with local farms and businesses, this coffee shop puts an emphasis on serving local food. These local foods include various types of soups, sandwiches, and salads so there’s a something no matter what mood you’re in. Wash your food down with one of Artifact Coffee’s unique drinks. Serving all types of coffees and teas, there’s plenty of cafe drinks to choose from: my favorite is the King Crimson iced tea.
In addition to having great, local foods and drinks, Artifact Coffee has a great staff. The workers here are all friendly and helpful when you can’t make up your mind a bout what you want. Also, be on the look out for cool events like Sunday Brunch and free coffee days. No matter whether you’re here for the food, the events, the drinks, or just the rustic vibe, Artifact Coffee has it all!
October 31st, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: The Sound Garden
Where: Fells Point, 1616 Thames Street
Located in the charming area of Fells Point is The Sound Garden, a great record store for any music taste. Ranked as #2 on Rolling Stone’s list of The Best Record Stores in the USA, The Sound Garden is the place to buy new and used music, movies, games, and even shirts. This record store stays stacked in popular music and the rare finds in vinyl and CDs, which is why it’s been chosen as Baltimore’s Best CD store for 10 years in a row.
Whether you’re looking for new music, movies, games or some old, classic ones, chances are you can find it at The Sound Garden. If you can’t though, the knowledgeable, friendly workers will help you find what you’re looking for. Staying open late seven days a week and hosting events from time to time, The Sound Garden is all about the fun in pop culture.
October 31st, 2016 by Brendan Pierce
Just when you thought Timothy Richard Tebow was out of the spotlight, the former Heisman Trophy winner is back competing in professional sports. This time around, Tebow will be trading in his football cleats for baseball spikes.
On September 8, 2016 Tebow signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets in an attempt to fulfill his dreams of becoming a major league baseball player. Before signing his contract with the Mets, Tebow did not play competitive baseball since high school. The Mets assigned Tebow to play for the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League. Read the rest of this entry »
October 28th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
WLOY is hosting a free late night concert this Thursday the 3rd in McGuire with Thin Lips and Pompeii Gaffiti. You can check Thin Lips out here and Pompeii Graffiti here. Both bands will have you jamming out to their indie rock beats.
Thin Lips, called “punk for your sensitive side” by SPIN Magazine blend indie-rock guitar with punk energy to create a unique sound perfect for some head nodding. The female-fronted, Philly native band has toured with some great bands, like Modern Baseball and Cayetana and are now stopping by McGuire.
Pompeii Graffiti, a local band from Annapolis offers up a more mellow sound for your Thursday. Formed during high school, this band has been playing together for years, developing into the artists they are today. Claiming they’re still the same dorky kids from when they started, this quintet blends indie rock with lo-fi. Come out to hear their cool originals, as well all the covers they love to play. Whether your taste is some hard riffs or some relaxing indie, between these two talented bands, there’s enough great tunes for everyone to enjoy!
October 28th, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman
What: B. Doughnut’s first anniversary party!
When: Saturday, October 29th
Where: 3528 Chester Ave., Baltimore
Any day is the perfect day to get a hand-crafted artisan filled doughnut from B. Doughnut, but this upcoming saturday is an extra special day. Celebrate B. Doughnut’s one year anniversary anytime from 8-1pm, the first 25 people in line will even receive a free doughnut. The flavors available change daily, and sell out quickly. This saturday the featured flavors will be: vanilla bean creme, chocolate creme, berry jam, lemon curd, pumpkin pie, and birthday cake. Be sure to get there early before your favorite doughnuts sell out.
If hand-made doughnuts aren’t enough for you, B. Doughnut offers other breakfast favorites with doughnut-y spins. Enjoy a doughssant or try something a little different with an everything bagel doughnut. Find something new to help you get your day off to the perfect start this saturday. Happy one year anniversary, B. Doughnut!
October 27th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: 90s Halloween Bash
Where: Rams Head Live!
When: Saturday, October 29th Doors at 7pm
Sick of the music of 2016? Need to be transported back to the good old days of the 90s? Well, Halloween is the perfect time for just that! Dress up in your 90s gear and come out to Rams Head Live for its 90s Halloween Bash. Sponsored by Saved by the 90s, which hosts 90s events throughout the country, this party is definitely going to be rad. With everything from Spice Girls to The Beastie Boys and performances from The Bayside Tigers, the jams are stellar, and you’ll be totally buggin’ while you remember every lyric.
Get your tickets for the show here and go out to buy yourself a new scrunchy. Whether you’re there for the live songs or to get jiggy with the DJ’s spins, this event will have you saying “Booyah” since it’s such a score.
October 26th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
WLOY is excited to be hosting the exclusive premiere of Jeleel Yussuf’s new music video for “What You Did To Me”off his new All Season EP. Be sure to purchase the All Season EP here.
October 26th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Halloween festival
Where: 36th Street
When: Monday, October 31st 5-8pm
Put on your best DIY costume and head over to The Avenue of Hampden for their annual Hampden HalloweenFest! With an emphasis on creativity and ingenuity, even if your costume isn’t crazy, seeing all the other crazy, funny, scary costumes is a sight to come out for.
Everyone is encouraged to come out between 5-6pm to trick-or-treat along all of the shops from 36th Street to part of Falls Road to part of Chestnut Avenue. After your pillowcases are stuffed with some treats, join in on the Costume Contest from 6:30-8pm in front of Ma Petite Shoe for not only the scariest costume, but also the prettiest and most creative ones. So to sum it up, free candy, a chance for a costume prize AND cool DIY costumes everywhere; that sounds like toe perfect Halloween to me!