Honfest Spotlight: Television Hill

May 20th, 2014 by Rachel

Unknown-2 Television Hill is a nationally respected, folk rock band from here in Baltimore. Their lyrics combine American folklore and mythology to create a nuanced and distinctly American sound. Wire Magazine said that they are “boldly distinguishable from the mass of Americana out there”. Television Hill recently released a new album in 2014 entitled “Another Naked Hour” which fans of folk music should be sure to check out. Television Hill will be performing at Honfest on June 14th on WLOY’s stage in front of the Charmery. Everyone is invited and everyone should come! Check out Television Hill and their music on their website: http://www.televisionhill.com/.

Check out the full lineup and schedule for the 2014 WLOY Stage at Honfest HERE.



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Chthonic Interview

May 19th, 2014 by The Professor

Chthonic WLOY’s latest sensation Matt Weitzel ’17 (of It’s a Hard Rock Life) sat down with Freddy from Taiwan’s Chthonic for a chat before their show at the Ottobar during Paganfest on April 26. Listen in as Matt handles his very first band interview like a seasoned pro!

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Honfest Spotlight: Swampcandy

May 17th, 2014 by Rachel

swampcandy If you like the blues, soul and the dirty South, you’re sure to like Maryland’s own Swampcandy. Swampcandy specializes in doling out old-fashioned, aggressive Mississippi style blues that can really get a crowd going. They have performed both nationally and internationally including a full length tour of the UK! Swampcandy consists of two members, Ruben and Joey. Ruben sings while Joey shreds on the upright base. Joey has gotten so enthusiastic while playing the upright base, that he now brings with him a portable fan to keep him cool during performances! Swampcandy will be returning to Baltimore this summer to perform at WLOY’s Honfest on June 14th. Be sure to come out and rock out with them, Mississippi style! Listen to their music on their website: http://www.swampcandy.com/

Check out the full lineup and schedule for the 2014 WLOY Stage at Honfest HERE.



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Honfest Spotlight: Eliza Doering and The Penny Black

May 16th, 2014 by Rachel

Unknown-1 Eliza Doering and the Penny Black are a local Baltimore band. They are a four piece alternative rock group and were actually  kind enough to perform for WLOY earlier this year. In fact, two of the four members of The Penny Black are brother and sister! They perform their won songs and combine various genres to create a sound that is distinctly “The Penny Black”. They’ve performed all around the country and will be performing in Baltimore at Honfest this summer! Come to WLOY’s stage on June 14th to see them perform. Also, be sure to check out their website at http://elizadoering.com/

Check out the full lineup and schedule for the 2014 WLOY Stage at Honfest HERE.



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Honfest Spotlight: Mike McMonagle

May 13th, 2014 by Rachel

Unknown-3 Mike McMonagle is a folk singer-songwriter from Lancaster, PA. He says that he is inspired by “trains, wine and Virginia”. His songs combine heartfelt and truthful lyrics with straight forward, solid guitar chords. Fly Magazine described him as “…armed with a formidable mustache and a penchant for honest, rousing folk songs, [McMonagle] sounds like the Avett Brothers, minus Rick Rubin, plus Bob Dylan, plus a dirty bandana.” It doesn’t get much better than that. Bob Dylan, Avett Brothers AND a dirty bandana! What more could you ask for! Mike McMonagle will be gracing Baltimore with his presence on June. 14th at WLOY’s stage during Honfest. If you want to learn more about Mike McMonagle, go to his website at: http://www.reverbnation.com/mikemcmonagle.

Check out the full lineup and schedule for the 2014 WLOY Stage at Honfest HERE.



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Wendel Patrick Interview

May 3rd, 2014 by Rachel

30100334 Kat and I had the pleasure of sitting down with Wendel Patrick in April 3rd, 2014, just before his album release party at The Windup Space! He talked us through his new albums as well as talking about his life growing up. You’d never believe who his first crush was! And the story to match it will make you melt into a puddle… or at least it made Kat and I melt.

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Mark Hopkins Interview

May 2nd, 2014 by Rachel

Mark Hopkins1Kat and I recently sat down with the wonderfully talented Mark Hopkins, a local Baltimore artist who brings the heat both musically and in all his interviews. He didn’t shy away from our hard hitting questions and he performed two original songs from his six album discography. This awesome guy is worth the listen, he is sure to delight your ears. Listen to the full interview below, along with the two songs and jam out. We did.

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Food Fridays: Birroteca

May 2nd, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

Screen shot 2014-04-28 at 1.50.25 PM What: Italian

Where: Clipper Road

Located in a 19th century mill building, Birroteca is the destination for modern, rustic Italian cuisine crafted using ingredients sourced from local ranchers, farmers and seafood vendors. Guests enjoy communal dining service in a refined, casual setting. There are more than 24 craft beers on tap in addition to a focused Italian wine list and a selection of unique craft cocktails prepared with artisan distilled spirits and house-made mixes. Come taste why Birroteca has quickly achieved top standing in The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore magazine, City Paper and more.

Visit the website here!



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Theater Thursdays: The Wizard of Oz

May 1st, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

00702_show_portrait_large What: The Wizard of Oz

Where: Lyric Opera House

When: May 28th-June 1st 

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s lauded new production of THE WIZARD OF OZ is an enchanting adaptation of the perennial MGM classic, totally reimagined for the stage. Following highly successful runs in London and Toronto, the show is embarking on the ever-winding Yellow Brick Road that is the USA!

Containing all the beloved songs from the Academy Award-winning movie score, it features all your favorite characters and iconic moments (plus a few new surprises along the way), including new songs. Read the rest of this entry »



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Honfest Spotlight: Maria Dontas

April 30th, 2014 by Rachel

Maria Dontas Loyola alum, Maria Dontas, is a singularly talented individual. She is a lovely, smart woman who has also been gifted with the voice of a Greek goddess. Maria Dontas is a singer-songwriter. She writes and performs her very own songs and has been kind enough to grace Loyola with her talents. She will be performing again for WLOY this summer on June. 14th. Visit her website at mariadontas.bandcamp.com. WLOY staff particularly love her songs “Answers” and “All the Good Lines”.  Listen to Maria Dontas and come to Honfest!

Check out the full lineup and schedule for the 2014 WLOY Stage at Honfest HERE.



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