Rocky Horror Picture Show in the College Center 10/31

October 30th, 2019 by Erin McAvoy

It’s spooky season!  And you know what that means…WLOY will be having our annual screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show.  If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s a cult-classic, it’s a sci-fi, it’s a comedy, and it’s musical…all about a haunted house, a couple of lovers, a transvestite scientist, rock n roll, and lots of glitter.  If that sounds like something you could get into, come by the third floor common area of the College Center this Thursday and bring your friends!  And if you come in costume, you may be in for some awesome merch and concert ticket prizes!  So put it in your calendar now: this Thursday, 3rd floor common area, 8-10pm, Rocky Horror Picture Show, costumes, prizes, and fun.  Don’t miss out.  We hope to see you there! As always this event is FREE!



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Toronzo Cannon Interview 10/29/19

October 29th, 2019 by The Professor

Toronzo Cannon is coming to the area in a rare appearance at The Soundry in Columbia, MD on Saturday November 2nd. Since he has a full-time job driving a Chicago city bus, he only tours in weekend bursts and vacation days, making it a rare treat to get him in the area. Touring now on his excellent new release The Preacher, The Politician or The Pimp (Alligator Records), Toronzo is raising the bar again with a great live show and killer guitar work. We first met at the Lancaster Roots and Blues in 2016 (interview here) and he blew me away with the energy he put into a live show. Ahead of this weeks show Toronzo was able to squeeze in a quick interview on his lunch break! It’s well worth the trip to Columbia to check him out live and see why he’s in such high demand worldwide!

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Open House at WLOY Station 10/24

October 22nd, 2019 by Erin McAvoy

black, green, and white flyer advertising WLOY open house thursday / WLOYThis Thursday from 7-9pm, WLOY will be hosting an open house at our station.  This will be an opportunity for you and all your friends to come get a tour of our station, look through our extensive music library, ask questions, and find out more about what we do and how you can get involved!  We’ll have a live DJ throughout the night who will be helping visitors get on the air and record their very own station promo and there’ll even be some cool prizes for you to take home.  Swing by the station, located at Bellarmine Hall, on Thursday between 7 and 9pm for music, fun, and prizes!  Everyone is welcome.  See you there!



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Open Mic Night at Starbucks 10/17

October 15th, 2019 by Erin McAvoy

flyer for open mic 10/17 and pumpkin painting at starbucks / WLOY & CABThis Thursday from 8-10pm at Starbucks, WLOY will be hosting one of our many beloved Open Mic nights.  This will be a great opportunity for you and/or your friends to show off some talents or even just to blow off some steam.  Anything is fair game for Open Mic: from original songs, to covers, to poetry, to rants, to comedy, and everything in between!  We welcome everyone and anyone to come to Open Mic Night, regardless of skill level, experience, or background; so come on out, bring your friends, get weird, and have yourself a great time!  See you Thursday!

PS- CAB will also be there with cider, donuts, and pumpkin painting, so don’t miss out on that!



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5 Best Study Spots in Baltimore

October 8th, 2019 by Erin McAvoy

Are you a college student in Baltimore?  Do you ever wish you had that perfect off-campus spot to do your work but you just don’t know where to go?  I feel you.  And this one’s for you.

photo by Reinhart Julian on Unsplash / girl sitting at a table by the window studying / WLOY

1.  Sophomore Coffee

Sophomore Coffee, to me, is one of the best study spots in Baltimore.  It’s located right around the Barclay neighborhood, just a seven minute walk away from Baltimore’s famous Graffiti Alley.  Sophomore Coffee is essentially hidden, situated just underground, and it definitely has that quaint, hole-in-the-wall kind of feel.  It’s super small and quiet–perfect for focusing on homework–and definitely very aesthetically pleasing.

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Autarchii Live at Starbucks 10/10

October 7th, 2019 by The Professor

Reggae artist Autarchii will be joining WLOY and the Caribbean Students Union on Thursday 10/10 from 8-10pm to help raise money for Bahamian relief. Join us for great music, raffles and to donate in support of World Central Kitchen and their massive food relief efforts in the Bahamas.



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Annie Haslam Interview

October 6th, 2019 by The Professor

The legendary Annie Haslam, vocalist for Rennaisance as well as painter, visual artist and more, took time to have a long chat with Timothy Tilghman host of our weekly Radio RockOnTour show.

Renaissance is currently touring in celebration of 50 years of musical innovation and recording their show in Philadelphia at the Keswick Theater for release next year. Annie kindly took the time to discuss her joining of Renaissance, solo career and artistic work. You can check out her painting on her website and watch for Tims review of their show at the Keswick coming soon!

It was a long interview so we split it into 2 pieces for broadcast. Enjoy!

Part One

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Fundraising for Bahamian Relief

October 3rd, 2019 by The Professor

WLOY and the Caribbean Students Union are teaming up to raise money for Bahamian relief aid through raffles and a great live show. Starting next week you can contribute at the tables set up by Boulder and enter the raffles.

On October 10th by Starbucks, we will present reggae artist Autarchii who has graciously offered to come to support our fundraising efforts in a FREE show. We will ask for donations, and be offering raffle tickets throughout the show. Please join us for an awesome night of music and help us feed those in need in the Bahamas. Read the rest of this entry »



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Review: Barns Courtney – 404

October 2nd, 2019 by Tara Howell

By Aly Martinez

Barns Courtney – 404

Release: September 6, 2019

Rate: 10/10

RIYL: Bryce Fox, grandson, Tribe Society, Oh The Larceny

From listening to so many artists some of the music and sounds seem to blend together. What makes this album so special is that it made me look up while listening. I was immediately grabbed by the sound and lyrics of this album. Its indie rock sound shines through in all the songs but there are so many other things mixed in like gospel and punk rock. It is difficult nowadays to find an artist that seems to pull this off, but Barns Courtney has found a way to do it.

Barns Courtney has been no stranger to adversity. He started off in a band that failed to take off and was left without direction and with very little money. Bouncing from couch to couch, he finally took off when his song “Fire” was used in the movie Burnt. 404 is Barn Courtney’s second album and I would highly recommend “You and I” for it has a fun upbeat sound and impactful lyrics. Overall this album has been one of my favorites and I truly believe it deserves its 10/10 rating. I would definitely categorize it as a “MUST LISTEN.”



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Lavender at Blackbox 10/3

October 1st, 2019 by Erin McAvoy

Lavender band poster / Lavender with special guest / WLOYThis Thursday, Lavender will be performing at the Blackbox Theatre, joined by special guest Ozmo.  Lavender is a Washington D.C. based indie pop band who’s style can be compared to popular bands like The 1975 and Two Door Cinema Club.  The band consists of close friends and ex-college roommates Emily Carlson (vocals), Alli Vega (guitar), Trent Burns (also guitar), and Matt Wright (drums). They have an unforgettable and irresistible sound you are sure to not only feel familiar with but also love. They describe it as “anthemic dream pop with atmospheric synths/guitars”.  If you like that kind of cool, indie-pop vibe, this one’s totally for you!  We hope to see you there, this Thursday from 8-10pm, for a (free) concert from Lavender at the Blackbox Theater!



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