5 Unique Restaurants in Baltimore You NEED To Try

September 10th, 2019 by Erin McAvoy

Food with as much personality as you!

@gutterutter shares a photo at The Papermoon Diner / unique restaurants in baltimore / WLOY

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Sometimes, we need to spice up our lives a bit. And what better way to do that than trying some new places to eat? Don’t be boring and go back to the same old, plain restaurants that just don’t seem to offer anything special. Try one of these 5 unique restaurants in Baltimore and find your new hidden gem in this city that’s exploding with culture and charm!

1. One of the MOST Unique Restaurants In Baltimore – The Papermoon Diner

The Papermoon Diner is my FAVORITE of these unique restaurants in Baltimore. Not only is the food unbeatable, with mouth watering carnivorous AND vegetarian/vegan options like crab quesadillas and vegan nachos, but the atmosphere is spectacularly eclectic and nostalgic. It’s located right by the Baltimore Museum of Art, but the real art is the restaurant, itself. Upon walking in you’ll feel like you just stepped into a real-life comic book, with weird trinkets and figurines, galore. It’s also a great date spot; you’ll have lots to discuss as you dine in your childhood heaven!

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Skribe at Coffeehouse 9/12

September 9th, 2019 by The Professor

SKRIBE returns to the stage at WLOY’s weekly coffeehouse this week. A great songwriter and performer, Skribe brings along some special treats for every show. Not content to play the guitar or the drums or the banjo, or anything so common, he makes his own instruments. Check out the bass drum suitcase, the gas can turned guitar or banjo, or a “canjo-zookie” as the case may be… and many more surprises. He’s also a fantastic visual artist so take a look at the stickers, t-shirts and other things he’ll have to share. For more about Skribe, check out his website and make sure you swing by Starbucks this Thursday from 8-10pm to check him out live! And yes, there will be kazoos.



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Open Mic Night – 9/5

September 3rd, 2019 by The Professor

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is OMN090519-e1567717565145.pngWelcome Back!! And welcome for the first time all the new first year students! It’s time to start meeting each other while showing off your many talents.

Open Mic Night at Starbucks is this Thursday 9/5 from 8-10pm. Everyone is welcome and we encourage all talents whether comedic, poetic, musical or just odd.

Come on out and bring your friends, or cheer on your friends or, even better, make NEW friends! See you Thursday!



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Hampdenfest 2019

August 23rd, 2019 by The Professor

Another Year, Another Awesome Poster! School is starting, leaves are turning, we all flash back to our younger days in fond memories… ok, not that, but it IS time for the annual HAMPDENFEST party to take over the Hampden neighborhood just down the road from WLOY and the suddenly very full Loyola campus.

Check out the fantastic musical lineups on each stage, marvel at the cast iron stomachs in the various eating contests and DO NOT MISS the Toilet Races! Yes, really.

FREE Shuttles will run all day from Loyola to Hampden so you can go, wander around, stuff your face, laugh at the maniacal beauty of rolling toilets and jump around to a ton of great music. Best of all, you can do all that without a taxi, Uber, or Lyft and save that cash for the food and stuff!

3 stages of music all day, with a fantastic lineup on every one, make this a must attend event before you throw in all the other fun stuff. Check out great bands we’ve had on campus: Raindeer, PLRLS and (THIS WEEK!) F City among others. See you there 🙂



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Concert Review: Thunderpussy at Metro Gallery

August 13th, 2019 by Tara Howell

A live concert photo of Whitney and Molly from Thunderpussy. Whitney leans on Molly and plays guitar and Molly sings into a vintage looking mic.

Whitney and Molly
of Thunderpussy

If there was just one word that I had to choose to describe Thunderpussy, it would be captivating.

I had the chance to see Thunderpussy on Sunday, August 11th, at Metro Gallery here in good ole’ Baltimore. It was the Seattle based band’s first show in Baltimore. The show was opened by Baltimore’s own, Thunder Club. Thunder Club was very quick to acknowledge that there was no relation between them and Thunderpussy, but instead, was just a happy accident. Thunder Club opened the show with an incredible set of indie rock that was energetic, fun and incredibly good. I’m a little ashamed to admit that I hadn’t heard of Thunder Club before that since they are from the area, but will be sure to listen to now. Isn’t that what live music is for?! Their new EP, Summer Vice, is the perfect album for summer days, and I’m sure will stay in my rotation for a while. 

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The Holy Circle Seize The Studio

July 29th, 2019 by The Professor

This weeks guest on Studio Seizure was The Holy Circle. We had all three members in plus a couple of tiny roadies who helped keep things moving along. With a playlist from Kate Bush to Cherubs, there’s a bit of everything included. The new album Sick With Love just dropped as well and you can catch them Sunday at The Metro Gallery for their album release show. Welcome Terence, Erica and Rob (plus Rob’s spawn) to the studio and definitely check out their fantastic new album! Whether you call it “goth mom rock” or some other odd thing, it’s a great listen with a fantastic blending of ethereal, noise, pop, shoegaze and more. Just trust us and give it a listen!

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4th of July with Nick Centanni’s Moldie Oldies!

July 2nd, 2019 by Tara Howell

Our annual tradition continues!

Join Nick Centanni on WLOY 10-12PM and 6-8PM for 2 separate beachfront broadcasts of the Moldy Oldie Show this July 4!

Nick will have a mix of upbeat summer songs, Independence Day facts, jokes, and of course periodic visits from campus royalty via the ‘gold campus royalty phone.’

He will be up to his usual tricks so you won’t know what to expect next. There will also be a special Independence Day wishes from some familiar voices in the 6-8PM hours.

This is high octane radio so make it a date and don’t be late! The fun begins July 4 at 10AM all right here on WLOY!

WARNING: This show should only be used under adult supervision. Keep out of reach of children. For outdoor use only. Do not hold in hand. Remember to place this show on the ground, light fuse and get away. Never attempt to relight this show should it malfunction or misfire. Keep others at a safe distance. This show is flammable, misuse may result in injury or fire.



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Chant Down Baltimore 2019

June 15th, 2019 by The Professor

WLOY, I Never Knew Radio, Friends of Carroll Park and more present a day of amazing FREE Reggae music on Saturday June 22, from 1-7pm. Opening the festivities will be local greats Soul Cannon.

With backing from The Statement Band featuring Derrick Barnett and Andy Bassford, the stage will be packed with talent all day. Joining us from New York is rising star Autarchii, and flying in from Jamaica we present Iba Mahr, Imeru Tafari, Chevaughn and Ryan Bailey.

The show is FREE but we ask that you bring a donation of canned goods or clothing to support Paul’s Place an amazing charity operation in the community.

Bring a picnic lunch and hang out all day. As a bonus the Mount Clare Museum House will be open for FREE tours in support of the festival – it’s normally $5/person so definitely take advantage of a family tour!



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Honfest 2019

May 15th, 2019 by Tara Howell

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Loyola has finished the semester, the weather is getting warmer , and you know what that means – Honfest is coming! Grab your hairspray, throw on your feather boa, and practice your best Bawlmerese accent to get ready. Honfest 2019 will take place Saturday June 8th, and Sunday June 9th, 2019.

WLOY Loyola Radio is excited to be hosting the WLOY Loyola Radio Stage again this year, and will be there all weekend! We are proud to host the stage and are bringing a great lineup stacked full of local and some of the station’s favorite artists and bands. The WLOY stage will be located on 36th street at the Chestnut street intersection (right across from The Charmery).

This is quite possibly our most diverse lineup yet, so there is something for everyone. We are so excited for this year’s line up, and we hope you are too! See you there!

WLOY Stage 2019 Lineup

Saturday June 8th

11:00 – 12:00pm Janice B

12:00 – 01:00pm Modern Nomad

01:00 – 02:00pm Quinton Randall

02:00 – 03:00pm Matt Hutchison

03:00 – 04:00pm The Great Heights Band

04:00 – 05:00pm The Holy Circle

05:00 – 06:00pm Eze Jackson

06:00 – 07:00pm DJ Paul Random

07:00 – 08:00pm Funsho

Sunday June 9th

12:00 – 01:00pm BATMAN

01:00 – 02:00pm Red Sammy

02:00 – 03:00pm Little Lungs

03:00 – 04:00pm Old Eastern

04:00 – 05:00pm Pocket Bells

05:00 – 06:00pm Nalani & Sarina



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Website Restored!

April 17th, 2019 by The Professor

Thanks to the magical, nay mythical, support of Jason The Awesome in the IT department, our deceased RAID array was revived, replaced and replicated in a way that it was not only pretty sure it was no longer dead, but that it was indeed quite capable of going for a walk after all. As a result, we are back online, missing posts are being restored, we have eaten Robin’s minstrels and there is, truly, much rejoicing. If none of this makes sense, go watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail before you do anything else today. Now. Really.



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