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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Wacky Wednesday: Free Outdoor Movies

April 30th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

Ev_LittleItalyFilmFest_panWhat: Movies

Where: Federal Hill, Fells Point

When: Summer

Summer brings a favored tradition to Baltimore: free outdoor movies on cool summer nights. From Federal Hill and Fells Point downtown to the Johns Hopkins campus and Wyman Park Dell up north, there are half a dozen different film series throughout town.

Visit the website here!



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Honfest Spotlight: Nalani and Sarina

April 29th, 2014 by Rachel

By: Kat O’Brien

Nalani and Sarina Bolton are a singer-songwriter duo from Delaware. They are immensely talented and combine fantastic vocals with thoughtful lyrics. Their guitar, piano and tambourine skills bring it home to create a truly harmonious tone. Loyola was lucky enough to be graced with their presence this year. Baltimore is going to be lucky enough to welcome Nalani and Sarina again this summer at Honfest. The two will be performing at WLOY’s stage on June 14th. Listen to their music on Spotify  and learn more about them on their website: http://www.nalanisarina.com/.Unknown-1

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



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Tourism Tuesdays: Fells Point Tours

April 29th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

2014HHHTWhat: Fells Point Tours

Where: Fells Point

When: April-October

Love Fells Point? Come get a tour at the information center by the Preservation Society! Be sure to take a neighborhood walking tour brochure from the gift shop. The tours depart from here on Friday evening and Saturday morning and focus on topics such as ghosts, the War of 1812, mritime history, or slavery and Frederick Douglass’s tenure in Fells Point.

Get more information here!



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