Sports Saturdays: Baltimore Blast

November 17th, 2012 by Kathleen McKeveny

After falling just short during the finals of the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) championship for the second straight year, the Baltimore Blast are back! Join them in their quest for a sixth title as they enter the 2012-13 season!

For a full schedule for the 2012-2013 Season, click here.

Want a chance to win free tickets? Follow this link!

Where: 201 W. Baltimore St. Baltimore, MD

When: Until February 23rd, 2013!

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Museum Mondays: Facing Our Community

November 17th, 2012 by Kathleen McKeveny

Facing Our Community is a small exhibition of the original artwork of Maryland middle and school students. The theme of the exhibition is Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about the African culture of the past, while engaging and supporting the young community of artists whose work is displayed.

Be sure to take a trip down to The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD. The exhibit will be open until Sunday, February 3rd. For more information please call 410-547-9000!

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What if? Baltimore Ravens visit Pittsburg for Rest and Struggle?

November 17th, 2012 by Anthony Santiago

This week’s matchup between Baltimore and Pittsburg will decide the fate of both teams. Their seasons are at stake.

The Pittsburg Steelers are currently in a situation in which their season is coming close to an end. Their starting quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, is injured and the team is unsure if this injury is season ending or just season crippling.

The Ravens are coping with their loss in Ray Lewis by allowing Ray Rice, their star running back, to do what he does best: Run the football.

But what does that mean necessarily for the Ravens or the Steelers?

Essentially, without this win, the Steelers will be forced to reevaluate their season because this game will be a way to keep them afloat. In doesn’t secure them but it just buys them time.

The Ravens on the other hand, with this win, will be able keep a sturdy grip on the division and put a chokehold on the division forcing the Cincinnati Bengals to play even more catch up behind Pittsburg and Baltimore. Pittsburg has a very old and ailing team to date and would probably slip past Bengals but the Bengals themselves would need to overpower not the defense of the Ravens but their offense.

The AFC North is taking center stage this Sunday and by the end of the night, the AFC North may have its winner.

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Food Fridays: 21st Annual Pancake Eating Contest!

November 16th, 2012 by Kathleen McKeveny

What: The 21st Annual Pancake Eating Contest
When: Friday, November 16 at 7:00 AM
Where: Pete’s Grille, 3130 Greenmount Avenue Baltimore, MD

You can register at Pete’s Grille starting Monday, October 22 to participate. This contest is for amateurs only! Cash prizes will be handed out to the winners in the men’s and women’s divisions. Bring out your inner Foodie this Friday!

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The Who Are Better You Bet!

November 15th, 2012 by The Professor

Daltrey’s vision of a modern-media Quadrophenia is a surreal sensation on stage

-by Radio RockonTour host Timothy Tilghman

Just where have these two guys been hiding? Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are touring behind a fourth generation staging of Quadrophenia and the Whuo Duo have never sounded better! Their Tuesday night performance in Washington, D.C., rivaled the magnificence of their singular May 2004 date in NYC. Cancel all the catty criticism about The Who. This revised touring version of the British legend’s 1973 Opus is really the real deal.

Maybe fan anticipation in the aftermath of their last outing in the USA from the 2006/2007 Endless Wire Tour kept expectations artificially low. The Who’s November 13, 2012 appearance was an incendiary affair with the team of musicians firing on all musical cylinders. Celebratory praise does not efficiently describe the intense level of satisfaction the unit generated in concert.

Townshend’s first major musical piece was the Rock Opera Tommy, released in 1969. His next group proposal was the aborted Lifehouse project in 1971, which eventually morphed into the generic Who’s Next album. Townshend’s preoccupation with the quintessentially British battle between the Mods and the Rockers during the early 1960s provided him with a musical vision as the basis for his 1973 theme-album Quadrophenia.

The tale of a Brighton teen torn by four personalities was actually a composite reflection of the four musicians that once constituted the original members of The High Numbers. Townshend’s fictional anti-hero turns 40 next year. Quadrophenia was eventually made into a 1979 cinematic presentation staring Police bassist Sting as Ace Face.

Early Who singles were styled as recordings for the popular Mod market genre. Competing contenders as British Mod outfits were both The Kinks and The Small Faces. Ringo Starr may have delivered the best line in 1964 about the Mod lifestyle confrontations in the film A Hard Day’s Night when asked by a female reporter if he was a Mod or a Rocker. Starr replied, “I’m a Mocker”.

Both Roger Daltrey’s vocals and Pete Townshend’s vocals were exceedingly stronger than during the course of the last Who tour. Plus, Townshend’s forceful guitar assault eclipsed his playing style from the Endless Wire shows. The core band consists of Zachary Starkey on drums, Simon Townshend on guitar, and Pino Palladino on bass. The touring ensemble includes John Corey and Loren Gold on keyboards, Reggie Grisham and J. Greg Miller as the Brass Section, and Frank Simes on guitar.

As a value-added bonus, The Who continued the concert without hesitation by segueing directly into five major Who classics sure to make the most loyal Who fan salivate for more musical treasures. Two incredible highlights were the inclusion of John Entwistle’s bombastic Bass solo during “5:15”, and Keith Moon’s humorous vocals spliced into “Bell Boy”. Daltrey labored to interject these live archived sequences into the Quadrophenia + More Tour production, and Townshend personally recognized Roger for his efforts to create both poignant segments before their lone encore together.

The Who, Verizon Center, Washington, DC, November 13, 2012 setlist: I Am The Sea * The Real Me * Quadrophenia * Cut My Hair * The Punk Meets The Godfather * I’m One (At least) (Pete Townshend vocal) * The Dirty Jobs (Simon Tonwshend vocal) * Helpless Dancer (Roger’s Theme) * Is It In My Head * I’ve Had Enough * 5:15 (Entwistle bass solo) * Sea And Sand * Drowned (Pete Townshend vocal) * Bell Boy (Keith’s Theme – Moon’s vocals) * Dr. Jimmy (John’s Theme) * The Rock * Love, Reign O’er Me (Pete’s Theme) * Who Are You * Behind Blue Eyes * Pinball Wizard * Baba O’Riley * Won’t Get Fooled Again * Encore: Tea And Theater

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Top 40 for 11.18.12

November 14th, 2012 by Eric Loose

It’s almost Thanksgiving! And because I won’t be here to update you on WLOY’s Top 40 next week, it’s necessary for this article to give thanks for the music we’ve been digging this week. At the top of our list is Kendrick Lamar, who recently released Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, which is certainly worth giving thanks for.  Read the rest of this entry »

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November DJs of the Month: Anthony Medina and Jeffrey Poulos

November 14th, 2012 by Christa Constantine

Congratulations to Anthony Medina and Jeffrey Poulos of Know Your Role for becoming November’s DJ duo of the month! Anthony and Jeff are two of WLOY’s amazing new DJs on air on Mondays from 3-4pm. Know Your Role features flashbacks of classic rock and hilarious “Know Your Role” talk segments from these incredibly enthusiastic and dedicated WLOY volunteers. Be sure to tune in on Mondays to check out the hype!

Who will be next month’s DJs of the Month? Keep listening and checking back here to find out! You can even head over to our Facebook page to vote!

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Thursday: Singer/Songwriter Workshop with Matt Hutchison

November 13th, 2012 by Christa Constantine

Join WLOY and former Fools and Horses band member Matt Hutchison this Thursday from 9-11 p.m. in the Reading Room for an exclusive Late Night event! Bring an instrument or simply bring a friend and enjoy a musical performance, FREE of charge. Also, while at the event, enter a FREE raffle for your chance to win tickets to see Dan Deacon at the 9:30 Club OR All Time Low at Ram’s Head Live. As always, refreshments will be provided. See you there!

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Museum Monday: New Contemporary Wing to Reopen at the Baltimore Museum of Art

November 12th, 2012 by Joelle Hernandez

Can’t wait any longer to see the new pieces at the Baltimore Museum of Art? Well, you don’t have to wait much longer! The new contemporary wing is set to reopen on November 18th! Over 15 galleries in over 35,000 square feet will be revealed for the public to enjoy. New exhibits featuring artist Zwelethu Mthethwa as well as digital artists Allora & Cazadilla just to name a few. The best part about these news exhibits is that they, along with the rest of the museum is all free! So come to the Baltimore Museum of Art to enjoy the new artwork!


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Breakfast on the Road: Roger Hodgson Live

November 12th, 2012 by The Professor

Legendary composer Roger Hodgson is entertaining enthusiastic audiences

– by Radio RockonTour host Timothy Tilghman


Roger Hodgson formerly from Supertramp is currently embarking on his first solo tour featuring an outstanding support band. The backing musicians include Kevin Adamson on keyboards, David Carpenter on bass, Bryan Head on drums, and Aaron MacDonald providing his talents as a multi-instrumentalist embellishing the Hodgson compositions on stage.

Hodgson’s popular Breakfast In America Tour arrived in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday, November 9, 2012. The band sounded flawless in performance as if it was practically studio perfect. The modern wonders of technology breathe inspired life into the classic Supertramp catalogue penned by Roger Hodgson. One is left to image what The Beatles might have achieved soundwise if this state of the art equipment had been available to them on tour almost five decades ago.

Hodgson himself segued between keyboards, a 12 string acoustic guitar and onto Grand Piano in sharing his musical gift with the Franklin County crowd. Without question, the exceptional level of musicianship presented by Hodgson and company simply topped off the scale. The sparse stage motif left the music to do all the convincing that if you missed Breakfast, then you missed the most important musical fuel out on the touring circuit.

Blending his Supertramp singles with choice solo material selections, the Grove Theatre patrons erupted in appreciative applause throughout the evening. It’s wonderfully rare that a seasoned artist delivers an entire repertoire at such high caliber. The positive impact of love as a powerful theme in music is truly compelling. The Shippensburg venue is a fantastic facility to enjoy intimate concerts, and Hodgson was well suited to appear here.

Hodgson prefaced many of his songs by revealing personal insight into composing his material. He sang four stellar tracks from the 1979 classic album Breakfast In America. A real treat was hearing “The Awakening” accompanied on his 12 string acoustic guitar, an unrecorded tune that Hodgson said is an invaluable lesson about forgiveness. The beautiful melody and touching sentiment exemplify his hallmark traits as a quality composer among his celebrated peers.

Although the ecstatic audience stood up for several standing ovations during the evening performance, it was at the end of the night that Hodgson encouraged his fans to enjoy themselves by standing and clapping along with his second encore. As the lights went up so did the house in unison as Hodgson launched into “Give A Little Bit” ensuring everybody was motivated by its infectious chorus.

Grove Theater, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, November 9, 2012 setlist: Take The Long Way HomeSchoolIn JeopardyLovers In the WindHide In Your ShellEasy Does ItSister MoonshineBreakfast In AmericaLady * Rosie Had Everything Planned * The Logical Song * intermission * Child Of VisionLord Is It MineDeath And A Zoo * If Everyone Is Listening * The Awakening * Don't Leave Me NowDreamer * Fool’s Overture * Encore: The Two Of Us * Give A Little Bit

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