Concert Review: The World is a Beautiful Place @ The Metro Gallery

March 16th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

On January 29th I got to see The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, along with the local openers Us &Us Only and Purrer. Although The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die wasn’t the reason I wanted to go to the show, the whole concert was an all-around great experience. Read the rest of this entry »



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Explore Baltimore: Hipster Jazz Night

March 14th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Hipster Jazz Night

Where: Joe Squared, 33 W North Ave

When: Sunday, March 19th, 8pm

Sick of all that old, mainstream jazz that everybody has heard of? Then come out to Joe Squared and check out some new jazz artists at Hipster Jazz Night! At least three new jazz artists will be playing their hip music for you to discover. The Ephemera Quartet is one of those groups. The local jazz group explores the jazz of composer Liam Hurlbut, combining it with pop and jazz from the 70’s to create their own unique sound. But this great event is not limited to the underground jazz of Baltimore. The Beautiful Mess, a New York based jazz artist will be bringing his experience on the trombone to Joe Squared to perform his hipster sounds. These two artists, in addition to some more groups, will having you tapping your feet to the sound of new, more exciting jazz. Oh! And make sure to grab you sax or kazoo for the chance of an impromptu jam session to end the fabulous night!



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Canopy Returns to Coffeehouse 3/16/17

March 7th, 2017 by The Professor

This Thursday at the Starbucks area, check out the return of the etherial, amazing, unique awesomeness that is Canopy! Canopy is a Baltimore-based band comprised of Matt Muirhead and McKenzie Ditter. Matt Muirhead is a well-known Baltimore artist (and creator of the van t-shirt for WLOY!!). He creates both eclectic paintings and music, not to mention builds most of his own instruments. McKenzie Ditter is a photographer and illustrator with wonderful books and clothing creations. Muirhead and Ditter make quite the creative duo!

Canopy comes to stage prepared to improvise and create new music as they go along. They encourage the audience to experience their instruments and joing them on stage for musical adventures or chill and enjoy your coffee. Their music ranges from chill EDM fusion to tropical sounds. Hopefully Matt will even bring one of his amazing crankie projects. Give them a listen before the show and get hyped and come enjoy their wonderful show! As always it’s a FREE show, 8-10pm.



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Purrer Interview

March 7th, 2017 by The Professor

WLOY Local Music Director Stephen Vanyo ’17 catches up with Amanda Glasser of Baltimore’s Purrer at the Metro Gallery for their show with Us and Us Only and The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die… Listen up and maybe you will know why they’re genre’d as sparkle sludge, or maybe not? Recorded 1/29/17.

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Us and Us Only Interview

March 7th, 2017 by The Professor

WLOY PR Director Cara Hullings ’19 catches up with Baltimore’s Us and Us Only at the Metro Gallery for their show with Purrer and The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die… Us and Us Only recently signed to Topshelf Records, and are ready to break out. Recorded 1/29/17.

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Rain The Shining Interview

March 7th, 2017 by The Professor

Baltimore music collective Rain The Shining (at the time represented by Ryan Smith ’02) sat down with Brendan to chat and play a few songs. This is a recently unearthed lost interview from 2005!…

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Louise Harrison Interviews

March 5th, 2017 by The Professor

Tim Tilghman of Radio RockonTour (Wednesdays noon-2pm) has had many chances to pursue his Beatles obsession, but no one has been a more frequent guest on the show than Louise Harrison, sister of George (yes that one) Harrison. Here is the most recent chat with Ms. Harrison on WLOY and we apologize for the bonus phone noises…

Louise Harrison on RROT 2/27/17 Part 1

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Louise Harrison on RROT 2/27/17 Part 2

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Explore Baltimore: Rent

February 28th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Rent: the Musical

Where: The Hippodrome Theater, 12 N Eutaw St

When: March 31st-April 2nd (Times)

In honor of its 20th anniversary, the beautiful musical Rent is touring and taking a weekend stop at the Hippodrome. This rock musical was revolutionary for its time and is keeping its mark in society with its timeless songs like Seasons of Love and La Vie Boheme. Focusing on seven artists living in New York City, Rent shows the everyday struggles they face, as well as the deeper struggles, like HIV/AIDS. With a touching story, this musical will make you laugh, cry, and think. So don’t miss Rent (even though the characters are missing theirs) because you don’t want to miss a great performance about life and the love in it.



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Explore Baltimore: Maryland Zoo

February 24th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Maryland Zoo

Where: 1 Safari Place

When: Friday-Monday, 10am-4pm

Take advantage of this amazing Spring weather in February with a trip to the Maryland Zoo! The prices at the zoo dropped, just like the temperature should have, but lucky for us, that means low prices and high temperatures. From now until the end of February, the Maryland Zoo will only be charging $10 for admission. Go check out the animals to remind you of winter like the Arctic Fox or the penguins, which you can see up close and personal with Penguin Encounters Tour. Is your mind set on summer? Then  go see some warm weather animals like the Cheetah, African Bullfrog, or Reticulated Giraffe. But, for just $10, you can see any of these animals and many more, so hurry over before this deal ends!



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Coffeehouse 3/2/17: Peter Royall

February 24th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

Loyola alumnus and singer songwriter Peter Royall is back to perform outside Starbucks this Thursday from 8-10pm! Getting his start as Peter Whitaker at WLOY open mic nights, Peter has been growing his song collection and musical talents since graduating in 2015 and we are proud to have him back. So come chill out to his acoustic songs like ‘Jealous Wind,’ or sing along to his pop covers like “This Town“. These tunes will be great to study to or to listen to while you grab a coffee with your friends, so make sure you don’t miss it!



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