October 28th, 2013 by Kathryn O'Brien
It’s rare nowadays to hear a folk band that sounds truly authentic and not just like a Mumford and Sons rip-off band. Humming House sticks out among these other folk bands as a rarity. They are talented, entertaining, melodic and above all, authentic. Humming House is a Nashville-based, string quintet consisting of the upright bass, guitar, banjo, ukelele and various other instruments. Perhaps the reason why they sound so authentic is that their sound is a unique blend of American and Irish folk, bluegrass and even soul. Their debut album is a raucous good time that will transport you to a dance hall somewhere deep in the boondocks. For example, it is virtually impossible to listen to their song “Gypsy Django” and not want to clap, dance and sing along. Conversely, “When the Dawn Becomes the Day” is a soft, mellow song that is perfect for laying back, relaxing and enjoying the sheer musical and lyrical talent of Humming House. This quintet is sure to entertain and is a gem in the folk music scene. They are currently on tour so be sure to go on their website to see if they are coming to a city near you.
October 28th, 2013 by Rachel
Where: American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD, 21230
When: Wednesday, October 30th, 4-7pm
The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) will be hosting a Halloween Celebration as the Baltimore Free Fall comes to a close. The event is for all ages and will give you a chance to “punk out your pumpkin” and watch a halloween movie as AVAM kicks off it’s “Gratefully Dead” Legacy Campaign. Don’t miss out on FREE Admission to one of the best museums in Baltimore and your chance to decorate your very own pumpkin with a free screening of Tim Burton’s Beetle Juice! Stop by AVAM and get your free fall on! Better late than never.
Stop by the AVAM website for all the details and directions.
October 26th, 2013 by Justin Thomas
When: Thursday October 31st, 7:30PM
The wait is finally over! Greyhounds basketball is officially back here at Loyola. This year Halloween is bringing more to Loyola’s campus than costumes and candy.
The men’s basketball team will be kicking off their 2013-14 season at home in Reitz Arena against the Shippensburg Raiders this Thursday, October 31st, at 7:30PM.
The Hounds are hoping for a great start to their first season in the Patriot League. Their conference schedule starts in January, but they will face some familiar foes in the first half of the season, including Fairfield and UMBC.
The women’s basketball team starts their season on November 10th in College Park against the Maryland Terrapins. Come on down to Reitz Arena this Thursday and help the Hounds start the new season in style! For ticket information go to the Greyhounds website.
October 25th, 2013 by Justin Thomas
The World Series officially kicked off this week, and started with a very interesting opening two games. This year’s World Series sees the feel-good story Boston Red Sox facing the ridiculously experienced St. Louis Cardinals. It’s the series of the Beards vs the Birds.
Strangely enough, this is the first time in a while that the World Series is between the two teams with the best records in their respective conferences. Both teams finished the regular season with a record of 97-65, and the argument can be made that they have been the two best teams in baseball all year. Read the rest of this entry »
October 25th, 2013 by Jonathan Prozzi
Concepts: Reverb and Delay, Advanced Editing
Since we briefly introduced the concept of Reverb last week, we started with a discussion of Reverb and the students were able to understand how room size impacted sound, and why engineers would seek out certain rooms for recordings. As an experiment I had the class clap in our moderate sized room, and then predict what would happen if the room were smaller and larger. I said that next time they were in the school auditorium they should clap and report back whether or not their claps matched their predictions.
We also had a brief discussion about why room size would matter, and this lead to an introduction to acoustics and sound waves. We then revisited the story that they composed last week and M was able to edit the track herself! She went into the audio editor and cut the small dialogue section from the story, pasted it to a new track, added Reverb to the new track, and then silenced the section on the initial track. This is a very advanced concept and she was able to understand the need to put it on a separate track, and was able to perform the editing herself. As the original recording of the story was posted in last week’s blog entry, this week’s proof of concept is M’s edit with the section of dialogue cut and pasted to another track. This is a clear demonstration of the ability to follow through with an idea that was planned in advance, and a great introduction to some of the edits and manipulations that occur in post-processing of a recorded piece.
(TBA Caveman Story with Edit)
October 25th, 2013 by Rachel
Where: 806 North Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21201
When: Sunday – Thursday from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
If you’re looking for interesting cuisine with flavors you haven’t tried before then you should visit The Helmand. This niche restaurant incorporates foods from India, Iran, Greece and Afghanistan to bring you bold flavors with many herbs and spices. Their exquisite atmosphere is located right in Mount Vernon and is very welcoming. They offer both vegetarian dishes and dishes that include meat and they pride themselves on using fresh vegetables. The Helmand also offers catering.
Stop by the restaurant or visit their website for a burst of new flavors!
October 24th, 2013 by Billy Dries
October 24th, 2013 by Billy Dries
This week’s Top 20 is stacked with amazing artists, some have been there for weeks now like Washed Out, but others are new additions this week. In high anticipation of her debut album, Sky Ferreira’s hit “Everything is Embarrassing” has surged into the top half of the chart, just three spots away from song collaborator Dev Hynes, AKA Blood Orange, also charting highly in anticipation of his new album “Cupid Deluxe” due out in November. Repeat offenders in our Top 5 this week include “Reflektor” and “Don’t Save Me”, but hey maybe next week they’ll get dethroned, only time will tell.
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October 24th, 2013 by Margaret Jokoh
Released on October 1, 2013, Innocents, by Moby was released. The album consisting of 12 tracks album is the 11th studio album to be released by Moby. Innocents does have a very eclectic sound due to the many featured artists. But, that does not do much for the album as a whole. Read the rest of this entry »
October 24th, 2013 by Margaret Jokoh
Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers
The On Being album released by, Joe Hertler & the rainbow seekers immediately starts off strong with the title track, “Ego Loss on Grand River Avenue”. The album is very indie, upbeat and all around fun. For those who are to Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, they are a great mix between Mumford and Sons and The Lumineers. Read the rest of this entry »