November 20th, 2013 by Rachel
You may be asking yourself, who is The 5th L? Well, they are a popular, local group that performs spoken word. Your next question might be, what is spoken word? Kat and I will leave that one to the experts. The 5th L came into the station a few weeks ago and gave us the full experience of what it means to be spoken word artists, how art and creativity can help kids growing up in the inner city, and even a performance. The group is comprised of the ever talented David “Native Son” Ross and Femi “The DriFish” Lawal (Pictured above, along with their children, Kat and Rae). The two hilarious and inspiring artists took us into their world and gave us a tour of their lifestyle, writing process and inspirations. Take a listen to the whole interview and get inside the heads of two insane, powerful artists, as well as enjoying an exclusive performance.
Here is the full interview from Kat and Rae’s time with the dynamic duo!
November 20th, 2013 by Margaret Jokoh
Indie pop band Little Daylight, released their EP “Tunnel Vision.” The New York based artist’s EP is a easy listen- combining synthesizers, grandeur drums and light vocals. Read the rest of this entry »
November 20th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali
When: November 24th, 2013
Where: Germano’s Trattoria
Want to enjoy both a great dinner and a show? Board the Holiday Express and travel from Thanksgiving to Hanukkah and all the way to the North Pole just in time for Christmas, singing holiday favorites and ushering in a festive holiday season with singer/songwriter Todd Harrison Twining and friends. They will be featuring songs from classic Holiday films both old and new, such as White Christmas, The Polar Express, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, and the Little Drummer Boy. This cabaret dinner will begin at 6PM.
November 19th, 2013 by Billy Dries
Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe
Letter Grade: A
Today Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange released his sophomore album, Cupid Deluxe, world wide via Domino Records. Opening with the lead singles, “Chamkay” and “You’re Not Good Enough”, the album draws you in and sets you up to be blown away by the third track “Uncle Ace”, possibly the pinnacle of Dev Hynes’ young song writing career.
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November 19th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali
When: Now until February 18th, 2014
Where: The Jewish Museum of Maryland
Come explore a Civil War you have never experienced before! It tells the story of events of national importance, through the lens of one small group in the American populous. It looks at the ways in which the Civil War was a crucible for American Jewish identity, and how it laid the groundwork for their integration and Americanization on a large scale. It focuses not only on the battlefield, but on the difficult choices made by non-combatants throughout the struggle. The exhibition also looks at the role the conflict played in establishing a framework for the full participation of Jews in American life – militarily, politically, economically and socially – and how it set the stage for massive Jewish immigration decades later.
For more information check out their website!
November 18th, 2013 by The Professor
Bluesman Tom Principato took some time to chat with The Professor (host of The Morning Blues) about his latest release Robert Johnson Told Me So, upcoming tour and just how he developed his own unique sound. Recorded November 11, 2013.
November 18th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali
When: November 20th, 2013 4:30-6:00pm
Where: National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium
November 16th, 2013 by Justin Thomas
When: Saturday November 23, 1:00PM
Next Saturday the Loyola Women’s Basketball team will be facing a rather tough test at home. The Hounds will be taking on the Pittsburgh Panthers in Reitz Arena to finish off a two-game home stand.
The Hounds lost their season opener to a highly ranked Maryland Terrapins squad, but hope to rebound (pun intended) at home.
C’mon out and support the Hounds in this important and intense matchup. For ticket information visit the Hounds’ site.
November 15th, 2013 by Justin Thomas
Loyola soccer is officially through one full season as part of the Patriot League, and changes are already in order. Both the men’s soccer coach, Mark Mettrick, and women’s soccer coach, Katherine Remy Vettori, will not have their contracts renewed and will not be back at Loyola next year.
The men finished the 2013 season with a conference record of 2-6-1 and an overall record of 7-8-2. The women were about the same in terms of conference play, going 1-6-2 in conference play, but struggled outside the conference as well, going 2-11-4 overall. Read the rest of this entry »
November 15th, 2013 by Jonathan Prozzi
Concepts: Introduction to Loop Editing (Cutting and Layering), EQ/Hi/Lo-Pass Filters, and Composition
This week we took our audio editing in entirely different direction – cutting and layering loops to create soundbeds! The students had been asking about working with more music files as source material for their editing, and John was able to provide us with ample audio loops for the class. We began the introduction by playing through the audio libraries and the students picked a drum break that they really liked. The next step was to choose some melody, and they picked a great ethereal sample of a Rhodes keyboard. This served as our basic introduction, but later in the afternoon we expanded on the concepts, including advanced editing as the students delved into cutting and manipulating segments of the loops.
Having effortlessly mastered the concept of looping within 15 minutes, the students created an audio track with a basic drum break on loop. I used this as an opportunity to demonstrate how EQ and Hi/Lo-Pass filters work. The class was able to really hear the impact that these effects have on a track with repeated source material such as a drum loop.
The project for the week was for the students to begin thinking about creating their own introductions and soundbeds, and the proof of concept was for each student in the afternoon session to create their own 30 second composition through layering and manipulating the loops. I allowed each student to pick their source material and gave them completely free reign to cut and arrange the loops as they saw fit. The results were incredible and vastly different! What is truly impressive about these selections is that the students didn’t merely layer the pre-existing audio loops. They selected their source material and then proceeded to load the source files into an audio editor and select segments that they particularly liked and cut the audio and paste it onto a new track, creating their own unique rhythms and sounds from the source file, creating a new groove and feel from the pre-existing audio source! This required a high degree of precision, as the process of cutting audio in an editor is inherently difficult, as is segmenting it to create a solid groove over a drum beat.