October 29th, 2013 by Margaret Jokoh
Adding up the wasted hours
The Lonely Forest
The Lonely Forest, an indie rock band from Anacortes, Washington releases their fourth studio album, Adding up the Wasted Hours on October 15, 2013. The album is a mix of indie rock and the influence of synthesizers to give it a unique sound. The introduction of synthesizers really enhances the sound of each and every song. The Lonely Forest though does not stray to far from from its indie roots. Adding up the Wasted Hours is similar to music from the Bombay Bicycle Club and Vampire Weekend. Every song on the album is a new journey that the listener is taken on. Read the rest of this entry »
October 29th, 2013 by Billy Dries
Letter Grade: Ralphie’s A++++++++++++++++++
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October 29th, 2013 by Billy Dries
On Sunday, October 27th my travels took me to a local favorite, The Ottobar. The grungy little bar featuring a tiny stage, and an equally small dance floor to match is one of the best venues in the city to see live music, and on Sunday, Beach Fossils and Kurt Vile shared the stage.
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October 29th, 2013 by Rachel
When: Whenever you want!
Where: Just outside the center of the Inner Harbor, across from Pier 5
This awesome park, which is just past the center of the Inner Harbor, offers fun ways to make music, play and be goofy. The compact park features fabricated sculptures that are functional and build for play; the park provides a place for your imagination to run wild! The park’s sculptures are locally designed and the vegetation includes native plants with an innovative landscape. So head to Pierce’s Park and explore the beauty of nature in the middle of the urban culture; everyday’s a good day for adventure!
Check out their website for my information.
October 28th, 2013 by Margaret Jokoh
The rock band, Linkin Park released its second remix album, Recharged, on October 29, 2013. The album fell short from the band’s usual numetal sound. It was manufactured, and not as organic as the band’s usual sound. The remix album sounds very dubstep, which usually would be a great thing to add to a rock sound. Read the rest of this entry »
October 28th, 2013 by Kathryn O'Brien
It’s rare nowadays to hear a folk band that sounds truly authentic and not just like a Mumford and Sons rip-off band. Humming House sticks out among these other folk bands as a rarity. They are talented, entertaining, melodic and above all, authentic. Humming House is a Nashville-based, string quintet consisting of the upright bass, guitar, banjo, ukelele and various other instruments. Perhaps the reason why they sound so authentic is that their sound is a unique blend of American and Irish folk, bluegrass and even soul. Their debut album is a raucous good time that will transport you to a dance hall somewhere deep in the boondocks. For example, it is virtually impossible to listen to their song “Gypsy Django” and not want to clap, dance and sing along. Conversely, “When the Dawn Becomes the Day” is a soft, mellow song that is perfect for laying back, relaxing and enjoying the sheer musical and lyrical talent of Humming House. This quintet is sure to entertain and is a gem in the folk music scene. They are currently on tour so be sure to go on their website to see if they are coming to a city near you.
October 28th, 2013 by Rachel
Where: American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD, 21230
When: Wednesday, October 30th, 4-7pm
The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) will be hosting a Halloween Celebration as the Baltimore Free Fall comes to a close. The event is for all ages and will give you a chance to “punk out your pumpkin” and watch a halloween movie as AVAM kicks off it’s “Gratefully Dead” Legacy Campaign. Don’t miss out on FREE Admission to one of the best museums in Baltimore and your chance to decorate your very own pumpkin with a free screening of Tim Burton’s Beetle Juice! Stop by AVAM and get your free fall on! Better late than never.
Stop by the AVAM website for all the details and directions.
October 26th, 2013 by Justin Thomas
When: Thursday October 31st, 7:30PM
The wait is finally over! Greyhounds basketball is officially back here at Loyola. This year Halloween is bringing more to Loyola’s campus than costumes and candy.
The men’s basketball team will be kicking off their 2013-14 season at home in Reitz Arena against the Shippensburg Raiders this Thursday, October 31st, at 7:30PM.
The Hounds are hoping for a great start to their first season in the Patriot League. Their conference schedule starts in January, but they will face some familiar foes in the first half of the season, including Fairfield and UMBC.
The women’s basketball team starts their season on November 10th in College Park against the Maryland Terrapins. Come on down to Reitz Arena this Thursday and help the Hounds start the new season in style! For ticket information go to the Greyhounds website.
October 25th, 2013 by Justin Thomas
The World Series officially kicked off this week, and started with a very interesting opening two games. This year’s World Series sees the feel-good story Boston Red Sox facing the ridiculously experienced St. Louis Cardinals. It’s the series of the Beards vs the Birds.
Strangely enough, this is the first time in a while that the World Series is between the two teams with the best records in their respective conferences. Both teams finished the regular season with a record of 97-65, and the argument can be made that they have been the two best teams in baseball all year. Read the rest of this entry »
October 25th, 2013 by Jonathan Prozzi
Concepts: Reverb and Delay, Advanced Editing
Since we briefly introduced the concept of Reverb last week, we started with a discussion of Reverb and the students were able to understand how room size impacted sound, and why engineers would seek out certain rooms for recordings. As an experiment I had the class clap in our moderate sized room, and then predict what would happen if the room were smaller and larger. I said that next time they were in the school auditorium they should clap and report back whether or not their claps matched their predictions.
We also had a brief discussion about why room size would matter, and this lead to an introduction to acoustics and sound waves. We then revisited the story that they composed last week and M was able to edit the track herself! She went into the audio editor and cut the small dialogue section from the story, pasted it to a new track, added Reverb to the new track, and then silenced the section on the initial track. This is a very advanced concept and she was able to understand the need to put it on a separate track, and was able to perform the editing herself. As the original recording of the story was posted in last week’s blog entry, this week’s proof of concept is M’s edit with the section of dialogue cut and pasted to another track. This is a clear demonstration of the ability to follow through with an idea that was planned in advance, and a great introduction to some of the edits and manipulations that occur in post-processing of a recorded piece.
(TBA Caveman Story with Edit)