Coffee House: Don Kim

March 29th, 2016 by Allison Langley

donkim WLOY COFFEE HOUSE WITH DON KIM

Your favorite WLOY Coffee House is back after Easter Break! Sit down in the cozy 3rd Floor Reading Room from 8 to 10 pm on Thursday with FREE coffee and treats! Listen to the best upbeat coffee house tunes out there brought to you by Don Kim! Combining ukulele, drums, and guitar to bring you a perfect Thursday Night jam sesh!

Check out their website, but in the meantime take a listen to the chill vibes they give with their original song, “All I Can Do”



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Cardiknox-Potrait

March 29th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh

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Released: March 11, 2016

Rate: 7/10

Cardiknox a duo from New York City, recently released their LP Portrait and it is a mix of disco, dance pop and synth. If you like Marina and the Diamonds, Chvrches or even Sky Fierra you will definitely enjoy this album. Though a duo, Cardiknox creates such a huge sound that completes its lyrically honesty. The song, “Shadowboxing” chronicles a relationship, and fighting for someone and musically captures the moment perfectly, making listeners like you and me able to not only picture but also feel what they went through or trying to convey. Their vocalist, has such a huge voice that compliments their sound very well. The two are signed to Warner Brothers, who have artist like Echosmith, I believe with an up and coming artist like Cardiknox, that they would compliment Echosmith very well on any upcoming tour they may have. There is not much to say about the album, the music speaks for itself. Their immense honesty speaks for itself. I would definitely, check them out because they definitely have that “it” factor!



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Pocket Candies Interview

March 29th, 2016 by The Professor

Pocket Candies While they were in town for a show at The Raven’s Tavern, WLOY’s Margaret Jokoh ’17, one half of The Bae Hive, sat down in the studio with Sam and Summer from Ann Arbor’s Pocket Candies for a chat and some spins.

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Fire in Elysium Interview

March 28th, 2016 by The Professor

Fire In Elysium Resident Metal Head, Matt Weitzel, was fortunate enough to get a two for one deal at the last stop on the first leg of I The Breather’s farewell tour, and got to chat with another hometown hero, Baltimore based Metal powerhouse, Fire In Elysium, as they were one of the opening acts for the night. Matt got the chance to discuss FIE’s upcoming album, the state of the Baltimore Music Scene, and the prospect of opening up for another Maryland Metal band, I The Breather, who have been able to live their dream for one of their last shows as a band, and what that means to them.

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Ruut Interview

March 23rd, 2016 by The Professor

Ruut Untold Stories Cover Kat and Rae of “Kat & Rae in the Midday” had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with local artist, Ruut, prior to her fantastic performance here at Loyola. They got to learn about how she first she began to write music, where her career has taken her and how her experiences have shaped her music. Kat and Rae also got some cool behind the scenes stories about her awesome videos for her cover of Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” and her original song,” Easy Road”, off her new album, Untold Stories. Click below to listen in.

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Tourism Tuesday: Lake Roland Park

March 22nd, 2016 by Allison Langley

LakeTrails What: Hiking at Lake Roland Park

Where: Lake Roland

When: When the weather is bright and shiny 🙂

When the sun is out and you’re visiting Baltimore go to Lake Roland Park for a nice a hike with your family and friends. I’m sure you have already seen the Inner Harbor (because you’re an active Tourism Tuesday reader) and now you’re a tourist that needs to spice things up with entertaining physical activity. Nothing like the great outdoors to do that!
Interested in canoeing? Well grab your canoe and go because Lake Roland offers a canoe launch! Or hit the Red, or Blue trail for some awesome bike riding!
Lake Roland also has fun events like an easter egg hunt this March 24th!
Get out in the spring fresh air at Lake Roland Park!



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Museum Monday: Tattoo Museum

March 21st, 2016 by Allison Langley

baltimore-tattoo-museum What: Baltimore Tattoo Museum

Where: 1534 Eastern Ave

When: Mon-Sat 11am to 8pm / Sun 11am to 7pm

Group activity idea: everyone gets a tattoo. Orrr how about we learn about tattoos? Now, you may ask where can we go that we can learn and get tatted? That’s simple. Baltimore Tattoo Museum.

Opened in 1999 in Fells Point, this is a fully functioning tattoo parlor with talented tattoo artists and is also a fully functioning tattoo museum! Follow the history of electronic tattoos dating back from 1800s until now. See the coolest tattoos ranging from simple black and white to the most colorful designs!

Enjoy your time at the Baltimore Tattoo Museum! Get a tattoo!



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Food Friday: Woodberry Kitchen

March 18th, 2016 by Allison Langley

FullSizeRender-4 What: Woodberry Kitchen

Where: 2010 Clipper Park Road, BMORE

When: Monday – Thursday 5 pm – 10 pm
Friday – Saturday Supper 5 pm – 11 pm
Sunday Supper 5 pm – 9 pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch 10 am – 2 pm

Ready to have a new favorite restaurant? If you said yes (and I somehow can hear that you did), then head to the Woodberry Kitchen! I don’t know if you will fall in love with the food first or the ambiance? Or maybe the fact thats its farm to table? Or maybe all of that at the same time.
Start your meal off with the Fried Oyster Chopped Salad that comes with cheddar, chipped ham, spicy ranch, shallots and pickles. Then transition over to… some more seafood… with the Bounty of the Chesapeake, that is just packed full with delicious seafood including Maryland blue crab and rockfish. Woodberry Kitchen also offers plenty of gluten free options to accommodate all guests!

Visit here to check out the full menu and book a reservation!



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Theater Thursday: Carly Rae Jepsen

March 17th, 2016 by Allison Langley

CRAEJEP What: Carly Rae Jepsen

Where: Baltimore Soundstage

When: March 20

Call me maybe? Later? On March 20th? Wait don’t! Becausssseee Carly Rae Jepsen is going to the Baltimore Soundstage on March 20th!

Check out this Canadian pop star (woot) that you are definitely, most certainly, familiar with. She is known for “Call Me Maybe” (the song that took over the world) and ” Good time”, also check out her super fun song “I Really Like You (Bleachers remix)”.

You will certainly have so much at this concert while you jam out with Carlu Rae Jepsen! Click here for tickets and more information!



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Album Review: No Capes-Open Mind

March 17th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh

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Released: January 15, 2016

Rate: 9/10

Annapolis bred band, “No Capes” just released their debut album, Open Mind this past January. The 10 song album gives off vibes of rock, blues, funk, indie and even a subtle hint of jazz. If you like: Bad Suns, Two Door Cinema club, Phoenix, or even Bombay Bicycle Club, you will definitely enjoy No Capes. Read the rest of this entry »



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