April 22nd, 2010 by Tim Teeling
WLOY is going to be providing music for the ADAPT picnic today from 5-7pm on the lawn of Hopkins Court. Come stop by and say “Hi!”
April 21st, 2010 by The Professor
Ok, so Drake didn’t make it here for the Fall Concert. It’s cool, we solved that. How about a pair of tickets to see Drake, K-OS and Francis & The Lights down at Pier Six, May 5th FOR FREE? If you missed his performance at the 2010 Grammy Awards where he stole the stage from Lil Wayne and Eminem, then you might not get the big picture just yet. But maybe you caught that he broke the Billboard Hot 100 with 2 songs in the top 10 in the same week? Did you know that Drake was playing at Pier Six? Rich the DJ will have your tickets to win during his live broadcast in front of Boulder Gardens on Friday this week. Be there between 11a-1p to get your FREE Ritas and see if you can read the furthest in the Dr. Suess classic Fox In Socks to win your tickets.
We have our winner: Caitlin Stein! But what a great bunch of competitors. No one thought that this would get to a page 32 TIE! During the tiebreaker Caitlin pulled out the big win. Take that Tweetle Beetles!
April 20th, 2010 by Tim Teeling
Loyola Dining is hosting the second Slow Food Dinner as a prelude to Earth Day tomorrow, April 21, 2010 in the Refectory from 6-9pm. WLOY is giving away free tickets to the dinner. Listen to Rich the DJ tonight from 5-7pm to win!
Slow Food is something that Father Linnane wanted to see happen on campus. Slow Food USA is a movement at colleges all over the country, usually organized by students. The Slow Food motto is “good, clean, and fair,” meaning that the food is “created with care from healthy plants and animals, is as good for the planet as it is for our bodies, and is grown and harvested with methods that have a positive impact on our local ecosystems and promotes biodiversity.”
This is a five course served dinner that seeks to promote community between students and faculty/staff/administrators. The tickets are $30 and can be purchased at Boulder, Surf’n Joe’s, or Newman C-Store. OR LISTEN IN TO Rich the DJ tonight from 5-7pm, and he’ll be giving them away!
April 19th, 2010 by The Professor
WLOY has been selected the 2010 Father Timothy Brown, S.J. Club of the Year! The award is recognition of our work throughout the year, exemplifying the Jesuit ideal of men and women for others. We’re humbled and thrilled and honored. We knew we worked hard, but it’s amazing to have others recognize and support the efforts of our whole staff this year. It’s exactly what the seniors need to know – their work was important as they graduate into the ‘real’ world. It shows the new freshmen what can be achieved with such a small staff if they forgo sleep and a social life… ummm… no wait… strike that. Congratulations to the entire staff of WLOY for their award and recognition of their great efforts this year – you all deserve it and more!
April 19th, 2010 by Eric Loose
A cinematic quality is ever-present on Rinoa’s 2010 release, An Age Among Them. While it’s hard to pin the band under a specific genre, Rinoa elicits feelings altogether epic and uplifting, expansive and heavy. Please excuse the disparate descriptions, but An Age Among Them induces the desire to spew a flurry of adjectives from my mouth, as the album commands interest and enthusiasm. An Age Among Them is certainly not a release to take lightly; it becomes evident mere minutes into “Past Maidens” that Rinoa, for better or for worse, are extremely impassioned. An exuberant listen from beginning to end, An Age Among Them provides the soundtrack to something more than a simple set of emotions. The feelings that Rinoa bring forth are neither simple nor straightforward. Instead, the album provides a rich, complex, borderline cinematic context that provides the album with an interesting quality that sets apart this excellent release from its neighbors. Read the rest of this entry »
April 19th, 2010 by The Professor
Pier Six Pavilion is opening up for the new season tomorrow with the great Ben Harper. As with all shows down on the water, you can count on a great setting and a lot of fun. This year they’re adding all sorts of stuff on the Pier so you can “lounge on the lawn as Pier Six proudly serves **stuff we can’t talk about unless you’re 21**, plump hot dogs and more. Also don’t forget lemonade and golden pretzels for the kids! New this year, we’re excited to bring you lawn games like corn hole, hula hooping and Ticket Trivia so make a whole day of it and come party in the summer sun with food, fun and **see above** at the Pier!” Ben Harper, outside, party. Enough said? How about a pair of free tickets too? Listen to Jeff Malone’s Magic Mix tonight 7-9pm and you might be the winner! if not, who cares, go to the show on your own dime and stop relying on us for your tickets you slacker.
April 19th, 2010 by Rich Rodrigues
This week, we get new music from Nada Surf, Manchester Orchestra, and the side project of Foo Fighter’s drummer with Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders. Doesn’t it all sound so enticing? Check ‘em out yo! Read the rest of this entry »
April 16th, 2010 by Eric Loose
“This is a song for anyone with a broken heart.”
You hear a slow, pounding drum beat off in the distance, and The First Days of Spring begins. With this simple, deliberate beat and the entrancing line, “It’s the ﬁrst day of spring/And my life is starting over again,” Noah and the Whale set the tone for this monstrous indie epic. Like most great records, The First Days of Spring is an intricate journey, laden with the sounds of towering mountains, deep, convoluted valleys, and the winding streams in between. A maturation of sorts, The First Days of Spring is a graceful expression of the sadness and growth that accompanies heartbreak. Read the rest of this entry »
April 15th, 2010 by Eric Loose
Most of my favorite records are what I would call “growers.” While it’s easy to write off records on the ﬁrst listen, it can be much more gratifying to offer second chances. Sometimes, it doesn’t catch on for a while. Even my favorite record of all time, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea *ahem*, sat gathering dust for years before I gave it a few more tries and began to realize its utter brilliance. I’ll admit, while the Bon Iver comparison surely helped, it was really the graceful, interesting album art that made me want to hear The Antlers’ Hospice. When I sat down and ﬁnally gave it a listen, I was sorely disappointed. Hospice was boring. Sad?- sure. But engaging?- not even close. “Wake” dragged on. “Kettering” was a bore. Half the songs felt skippable. As time went on I realized just how wrong I was. It took an embarrassing ﬁve or so more listens before I began to feel like an idiot for not realizing the genius and ﬁnesse that is embodied with Hopsice. Read the rest of this entry »
April 15th, 2010 by Eric Loose
My favorite time to ponder life is right before I go to sleep. I wouldn’t describe it as full-on meditating, but I love tracking down some suitable music, grabbing my brand new headphones (Sennheisers for Christmas, what else?), and just concentrating on what comes to mind. Albums- usually post-rock – have come and gone as my staple listening material for this crucial point of my day. Lift Your Skinny Fists, Enjoy Eternal Bliss, Spiderland, and The Glow Pt. 2 have all graced the top ranks of these “near-sleeping albums” with their presence. I wish I could tell you that Polar Life is just as amazing no matter when it penetrates your cranium; but for me, it’s not. Because of its intrinsically pleasing nature and the eeriness about Sleepingdog’s Polar Life, I’ve found it to be extremely suitable for this particular facet of my life. Sleepingdog achieves a rare quality throughout Polar Life- making a very slow-paced and calming record while maintaining the same level of absorption. Instead of extravagance and production being the vessel that allows Chantel Acda a pathway to utter serenity, Polar Life subscribes to a sense of purity and simplicity. The album in its entirety feels untainted and it allows Acda to sing (with her slight Belgian accent) songs that create a wide, clear soundscape- as pure as snow. While acceding to this particular order, the absolute chillness on Polar Life is achieved predominately through two different methods. Read the rest of this entry »