February 28th, 2013 by Eric Loose
Last week gave us m b v, and this week blesses us with Amok, the new album from Atoms of Peace. If you haven’t yet heard of them, it’s basically another vehicle for Radiohead-mastermind Thom Yorke to call his own. This time, he’s joined by Red Hot Chili Peppers’s bassist Flea, as well as a Radiohead produced, Beck’s drummer, and a Brazilian percussionist. The album has some sweet Brazilian vibes to it, and many have compared it to Thom Yorke’s other project, The Eraser. We highly recommend it if you’re into that kinda thing. Otherwise, enjoy spring break, WLOY listeners!
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February 28th, 2013 by Christa Constantine
Spring is in the air… or will be, anyway, by the time our SPECIAL event with Mark Hopkins rolls around in March! Mark your calendars for the 14th, because we’ve got a spring fling planned for all of our listeners that will rival your cruises to Panama… or wherever you kids go these days. Join us in the Reading room from 9-11pm for music, food, and FUNDRAISING! We’ll be partnering with Relay for Life to bring you a classic WLOY event with a fundraising twist — we’re receiving a new shipment of PURPLE W-L-“Poh”-Y t-shirts that we’ll sell for $10, and all proceeds go to Relay! More details to come!
February 26th, 2013 by Christa Constantine
What was a Tuesday morning at WLOY before Kathryn O’Brien and Rachel Stoczko? It was good, but it wasn’t this good. Tune in Tuesdays from 10-12pm for incredible playlists and unmatched charisma — all from two Loyola first years. That’s right. Our first year DJs are slaying it this year. Get with the program, everyone.
Who will take the crown next month? Check back at the end of March to find out!
February 26th, 2013 by Joelle Hernandez
Up-and-coming artist Kat Dahlia is stopping by WLOY on Thursday! She will be performing two songs and giving DJs Jordan and Joelle Hernandez of A Double Dose of Entertainment an interview! Kat Dahlia’s new single “Gangsta” sounds like a mix of Rihanna and Nelly Furtado! She has a style all her own, both musically and fashionably. WLOY is very excited for Kat to perform on Thursday and we are looking forward to hearing more work from her in the future.
February 25th, 2013 by Kathleen McKeveny
LA born and bred Local Natives’ 2010 debut album, Gorilla Manor, was defined by its vocal layering, choral “oh’s” and “ah’s”, and blisfully chaotic melodicism that landed them a spot in the “bands to watch”. Some people attributed the success of Gorilla Manor to a well-executed conglomeration of indie influences like Broken Social Scene, The National, or Grizzly Bear. As a result, the release of their sophomore album, Hummingbird, has been highly anticipated.
Hummingbird has been said to be Local Natives’ “do or die” opportunity to either mature their sound and solidify their spot in the indie world or retire to the proverbial land of misfit indie bands. Read the rest of this entry »
February 21st, 2013 by Eric Loose
As you can see from scrolling dow nthe list, the Top 40 is home to a new #1 this week, from the shoegaze pioneers My Bloody Valentine (it’s a misnomer, don’t worry) and their new release m b v. Unfortunately, the artwork down there is incorrect, so instead it serves as our title picture for this week’s list. Listen to them if you like fuzzy guitars and walls of sound and inaudible mumbling! Read the rest of this entry »
February 18th, 2013 by Alex Fili
WLOY has re-printed the Loyal Listener Card for the 2013 cycle. Our discount card offers 10-20% off to services provided by our sponsoring businesses. To check out who participates on the card click the ‘WLOYCard’ tab at the top of the screen and scroll through! Cards can be picked up at any WLOY event or from me (I have an extra stash in my backpack).
February 18th, 2013 by Christa Constantine
Week week week weekity week…
February 18th, 2013 by Christa Constantine
Did you miss our Valentine’s Day Extravaganza? Didn’t make it in time to weather the pizza line? Not to worry! WLOY is back this Thursday with a fresh dose of Late Night entertainment, featuring up-and-coming local electro-acoustic artist Angela Sheik, winner of the 2011 BOSS U.S. National Loop Championship. Angela’s brand new album One By One just dropped this Friday. And, as always, we’ll have FREE refreshments! You don’t want to miss it! Get in line this Thursday, February 21st at 9pm in the Reading Room!
Need an Angela Sheik preview? Follow the link to watch her music video for “My Turn,” debuting today, 2/18.
February 14th, 2013 by The Professor
Russell de Ocampo (The Windup Space) & Mat Leffler-Schulman (Mobtown Studios) are giving instrumental musicians a place to have a voice. Annually. Festival style. 4 years and counting.