Gigamesh Tickets – Enter to Win with WLOY!

June 25th, 2012 by Christa Constantine

Want to go see Gigamesh at Baltimore Soundstage on July 11th? You’re in luck! WLOY is giving away two sets of tickets to go see the show, and all you have to do is listen to 1620AM on the radio, on, on iTunes radio, or TuneIn Radio App to win! Doors open at 8pm, and the show starts at 9pm.

Stay tuned to WLOY all summer long for more ticket giveaways – don’t miss your chance to win!

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Local Music Spotlight Show 2

June 22nd, 2012 by The Professor

Today’s playlist:

1. Woody Lissauer – Roses – Woody Lissauer
2. Midway Fair – Fairest of Them All – The Distance of the Moon at Daybreak
3. Midway Fair Interview
4. Sahffi – Waiting for Me – Turning Tides
5. GoatFish – Keep Your Head – The Gift of the Nymph
6. GoatFish Interview
7. Ella’s Umbrella – Perfect Enough – Colors in Our Sky
8. Teporah – Love Isn’t Enough – Bar Tunes
9. Teporah Interview
10. QueenEarth – MsMarvelous (Feat. Ama Chandra) – QueenEarth at Reservoir Hill Festival
11. QueenEarth Interview
12. Midway Fair – Blue Eyes – The Distance of the Moon at Daybreak

Tune in every Friday at 3pm to hear great local bands!

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Food Friday: Blue Water Berry Festival

June 22nd, 2012 by Chris Sweeney









11-3 Saturday, June 23
Herring Run Park
3900 Bel Air Rd

Blue Water Baltimore will host a Berry Festival this Saturday, June 23rd. The festival’s main event is a berry dessert competition, and contestants are required to use berries and fruits native to Maryland. There will be food and from local vendors Big Bad Wolf and Souper Freaks food truck and drinks from New Belgium Brewery, Whole Foods, and Honest Tea. Local musicians Brooks Long and Funk Friday are scheduled to perform. Come out and enjoy live music, good food, and handmade items from local craftmakers.

For more information, visit

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Wacky Wednesday: Baltimore Science Fiction Society

June 20th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney

Saturdays 8:30pm
3310 E. Baltimore Street

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society holds a general meeting on the second Saturday of each month. Meetings are free and open to the public. Includes general science fiction discussion as well as planning for the annual Balticon, a science fiction convention in Baltimore. Socializing before and after the meeting. More informal, social meetings occur at 8:00pm on the fourth Saturday of every month.

For more information, check out

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Tourism Tuesday: Star-Spangled Trails

June 19th, 2012 by The Professor

With the great spring weather, why not take a walk around Baltimore’s Star-Spangled Trails.  Explore this system of guided and self-guided walking trails to encounter inspiring stories of our nation’s heritage, set in the unique landscape of the Chesapeake’s largest city. Learn more by visiting, exploring information about the individual trails, or by picking up trail brochures at the Baltimore Visitor Center.  Baltimore not only has a great history, but it’s expanding trail systems and greenways make everything from a lunchtime stroll to a full day hike easy and fun.

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WLOY Interview Archives

June 19th, 2012 by The Professor

We’re almost done loading up all of our past interviews. Keep an eye on this spot for more updates as there are still more to come. Of course, we’re always adding new ones all the time when bands stop by and hang out. Check out the full archives!

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Silopanna 2012 Is Coming!

June 19th, 2012 by The Professor

It’s another great summer for music in Baltimore! Finally, after a couple of months of waiting, the lineup has been announced and we know where WLOY is going to be on August 11, 2012! We’ll be reporting from the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds from 11am to 11pm where we’ll be seeing:

Citizen Cope
G. Love & Special Sauce
Robert Randolph & the Family Band
J. Roddy Walston & the Business
Jimmie’s Chicken Shack
Audra Mae
Joe Pug
The Grilled Lincolns
Sweet Leda
Tobias Russell
Pressing Strings
Sun Club Band
School of Rock

And, some lucky listeners will be going for free! Stay tuned for our giveaways for Silopanna!

Lost? The Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds are at 1450 Generals Highway, Crownsville MD 21032.

Need more info? Jump to the Silopanna Music Festival website.

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Museum Monday: Sondheim Artscape Exhibit

June 18th, 2012 by The Professor

Sondheim Artscape Prize 2012 Finalists are coming to the Baltimore Museum of Art from June 16, 2012 – July 29, 2012
 for a free exhibition.

In conjunction with Artscape, Baltimore’s premier arts festival organized by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, the BMA presents a special exhibition of works by the finalists for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize.

Named after the late Baltimore civic leader Walter Sondheim and his late wife, Janet, the Sondheim Prize recognizes the achievements of visual artists living or working in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and southeastern Pennsylvania. This prestigious award is designed to assist visual artists or visual artist collaborators in furthering their careers by awarding a $25,000 fellowship.

The semi-finalists, finalists, and winner are all chosen by an independent panel of jurors. The winner of the $25,000 prize will be announced on July 14 at the BMA. Artscape is held July 20-22, 2012. Presented by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in partnership with The Baltimore Museum of Art.

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Food Friday: Daniela’s Pasta & Pastries

June 15th, 2012 by The Professor

We first noticed this small new shop from our booth at Honfest last year as it opened up with promising deserts for sale and fresh home made pasta choices.  Now, it’s in full swing and even has printed menus!  With only 2 tables inside and 2 display counters it’s not a place where you’ll probably spend a lot of time sitting down.  That’s ok because Daniela Useli, the former chef at Sotto Sopra, prepares everything for easy take out.  From thick wonderful slices of lasagna (in soo many varieties) to delicate cannoli, you can grab an entire meal to go, and either have their helpful staff heat it for you or give you hints on the best way to heat it at home.  How about Saccottini di Polpa di Granchio, her hand-made egg pasta filled with crab-meat, shrimps, Italian parsley, sundried tomatoes, garlic, vodka, cream served with fresh tomato marinara sauce?  Hungry yet?  You can even have her custom make your pasta by the pound for take home.  Her ravioli are fantastic, delicious monsters and a great deal.  On a recent trip we sampled from all over the menu and didn’t find a single dud, but instead found a treasure trove of choices – who thought meatballs could be so tasty?  The small case in the shop lets you see some of the specials, and the menu offers the wide array of lasagna and ravioli choices.  Lunch and Dinner packages are very reasonably priced and very filling.  Save room for the desert case… just sayin.

(443) 759-9320

900 W. 36th St

Baltimore, MD 21211

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Local Music Spotlight Show #1

June 15th, 2012 by The Professor

Chris debuted show #1 today and here’s the playlist for those that missed it:

1. Midway Fair – (It’s Not) 1962 – The Distance of the Moon at Daybreak
2. Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good – It Wasn’t Supposed to be Love – Let’s Make Out to Otis Redding
3. Brooks Long Interview
4. Paul Iwancio – These Shoes – Open Heart Stories
5. Ella’s Umbrella – Take That Leap – Colors in Our Sky
6. GoatFish – Nature’s Mother – The Gift of the Nymph
7. Sahffi – House of Mirrors – Turning Tides
8. 9 Mile Roots – Bring it Right Back – And the Rest Will Follow
9. 9 Mile Roots Interview
10. Teporah – Stack of Coins – Bar Tunes
11. Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good – We Real Cool – Let’s Make Out to Otis Redding

Don’t forget to tune in every Friday at 3pm for the Local Music Spotlight

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