Coffeehouse 10/13/16: Mark Hopkins

October 7th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

1005981_599190850125696_415276507_nIf you’re looking to dance like crazy, look no further! This Thursday by Starbucks from 8-10pm, local artist Mark Hopkins will be performing his funky beats. An alumni of Berklee College of Music, Hopkins knows a lot about music, including that it should always have you moving your feet. He is inspired by artists of all different genres, which lead to his Andy Grammar meets Dave Matthews Band sound. With his original music, a fusion of blues, funk, rock, and soul you will be moving more than just your feet. You can listen to his music (as well as some covers) here and here.

Starbucks will be staying open for the event, so come out grab your favorite drink and enjoy this amazing music. Oh, and Loyola students, don’t forget to swipe in for a chance to win concert tickets to the Soundstage!

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Explore Baltimore: Lake Montebello

October 6th, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman

unknownWhat: Scenic Lake

When: All year-round

Where: Lake Montebello

Tired of listening to WLOY in all the same old places? Take a trip right outside of Baltimore to Lake Montebello- a picturesque lake just outside of the city. Escape the business of every day Baltimore life while only being miles away from the city itself. The area surrounding the lake features many trails and wooded areas to run, explore, bird watch, and listen to your favorite radio station. Lake Montebello is the perfect place to feel one with nature and watch the sunset. Visit this fall for some stunning views as the leaves change color.

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Hannibal Buress Interview

October 5th, 2016 by The Professor

hannibal-buress-color-2-courtesy-of-comedy-central-jpg It started with a tweet by Hannibal (@hannibalburess) asking if anyone in the Baltimore/DC area wanted to have him come on their show and rap. Challenge accepted, intrepid DJ Matt Weinberg ’17 chased the dream. A few hours later, arrangements were being made and the next morning we had Hannibal on the phone from DC. He didn’t rap, but he did talk about a lot of things – from kicking (or maybe not) Flavor Flav in the face to helping Matt and co-host Mike Dayao ’18 name their show. It’s now officially “The Garbage Can and The Man”, in case you’re wondering. Hannibal Buress will be in Baltimore for a show at the Meyerhoff tomorrow night, but for now, you can hear him here!

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Explore Baltimore: Pinch

October 5th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

2esjji6n-jpg-largeWhat: Pinch Dumplings

Where: Mt. Vernon Marketplace

When: Everyday from 9am-10pm

Hand made, hand pinched, and organic, Pinch offers some of the best dumplings you can find in Baltimore. Primarily located in Mt. Vernon Marketplace, this restaurant is perfect to go to when all your friends are in the mood for something different. So while your friend gets a boring old sandwich, you can taste a piece of Northern China.

Dedicated to authenticity, Pinch captures that attitude in their food and service. By using locally grown organic products to create a traditional Chinese dumpling, the food not only tastes authentic, but also delicious. They keep it simple: several combinations of fillings for their dumplings like beef and carrots, or traditional pork, or vegan options, perfecting each dumpling.

Pinch has several locations throughout Maryland, but only they are only at Mt. Vernon in Baltimore. They sell at various marketplaces which you can find here and also deliver via OrderUp. So whether you get them from Mt. Vernon, delivered, or at a Maryland marketplace, Pinch’s dumplings will have you coming back for more!


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Explore Baltimore: Emo Night

October 4th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

17-ogWhat: Emo Night

Where: The Ottobar

When: Friday October 14th, 9pm-2am

Break out the black clothes, converse, and thick eye liner! Friday the 14th, The Ottobar is hosting its second Emo Night Bawltimore for everyone to come out and relive the guilty pleasures of the 2000’s. Presented by Emo Night LA, these seasoned veterans will be playing all your favorite emo and pop punk hits. Go relearn the words to Dashboard Confessional and My Chemical Romance so you can scream the songs and bust a move on the downstairs level of The Ottobar. Added bonus: here will be surprise appearances from some special DJs. Emo remixes? Yes please!

This is an event for people 18 and older, but those under 21 must pay a $2 surcharge. Get tickets ($11 for 21 and over) here or buy them at the door on the 14th. And don’t forget to get yourself some black hair dye while you’re at it!



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Swamp Cabbage Interview

October 3rd, 2016 by The Professor

Swamp Cabbage Jive CDIt’s taken several tries to catch the slippery Swamp Cabbage and get them in the studio. We’ve had them play a show in Florida, had Walter Parks stop by a couple of times solo, waved “Hi” to Jagoda on the LIE, but Jim just won’t leave the swamp. Finally, we did it. I’m still not quite sure what happened, or if we actually talked about music because we were laughing so much. One thing is sure, if they ever decide to put away the Greco-Roman wrestling costumes and dock the iron lung, Swamp Cabbage has a second career in comedy. Listen in as Walter Parks, Jagoda and the ever-elusive Jim DeVito talk Swamp Cabbage, the honor of playing Katz’s Deli and mis-translating Spanish.

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Explore Baltimore: American Visionary Art Museum

October 3rd, 2016 by Cara Hullings

missiontix-imageWhat: Exhibition Preview Party

Where: American Visionary Art Museum (800 Key Highway)

When: Friday October 7th, 7-10pm

The American Visionary Art Museum is opening up its newest exhibit, Yummm! The History, Fantasy, and Future of Food, an celebrating it with a preview party this Friday. Various artists join together with food scientists, nutritionists, psychologists, and activists to create a visionary take on the human’s relationship to food. With over 34 artists taking part, this exhibit is definitely a sight to feast on.

Take this opportunity to see the new art before anyone else can and enjoy some real food and drinks with it. Admission is free for AVAM Club members, but don’t fear! If you’re not a member, you can purchase tickets here, which gets you food, drinks, and fun for the evening.

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Coffeehouse 10/6/16: Cecilia Grace

September 30th, 2016 by Cara Hullings


They’re back and better than ever! Cecilia Grace, the sister duo, is coming back to Loyola for a Coffeehouse this Thursday, October 6th from 8-10pm. With their beautiful harmonies and amazing covers, this is a show you definitely don’t want to miss!

Cecilia Grace, composed of Cecilia and Tessa Sugarman, are influenced by a little bit of everything: church hymns, pop music, and oldies. They combine all these styles into their own unique voice, which you can hear in their album, ‘The Best Thing’. Although only two girls, Cecilia Grace fills up the room, turning our Starbucks area into a concert hall this week. Check out their weekly covers here and come check them out in person this Thursday!

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Explore Baltimore: Fells Point Fun Festival

September 30th, 2016 by Cara Hullings


What: Annual Fells Point Fun Fest

Where: South Broadway Street

When: September 30th-October 2nd (Friday 6-9 pm, Saturday 11 am – 9 pm, Sunday 11 am – 7 pm)

Since 1967, Fells Point has been hosting its Fun Festival, a great time to walk around the beautiful area and enjoy all the fun! This year marks the 50th anniversary of the set, making it even more exciting! With tons of vendors, Fells Point will be packed with cool, local products to buy and some delicious food to eat. There will also be several stages for bands, featuring all types of music from Prince tributes to post-grunge tunes.

This festival is a nice event for the family as well! The Fun Fest will have a children’s activity area, so bring the kids out to have their own kind of fun! Whether it’s the kids hula-hooping, you shopping around, or someone else pigging out in front of a concert, there’s is definitely something for everyone to check out. Oh, and it’s free admission, so why not come check it out?

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Explore Baltimore: Segway Safaris

September 29th, 2016 by Cara Hullings


What: Segway tours

Where: Fells Point

When: 10am, 12:15pm, 2:30pm and 5pm

What’s the most touristy thing a tourist can do in Baltimore? Most people would say walking around the Inner Harbor. But no, they’re wrong; you can take it one step further by Segway-ing around the Inner Harbor. Segs in the City offers a ninety minute Segway Safari around the Inner Harbor/Fells Point so you can enjoy the scenery and the history of Baltimore area in comfort. Some of the points of interests seen on the Segway tour include Federal Hill, Katyn Memorial, Little Italy, and Harbor East. However, Segway Safari offers several tweaked routes, so feel free to build a route that appeals to your interests. Book your tour here and get rolling!

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