New Releases 2.14.11

February 16th, 2011 by Amanda Nolan


For this week’s new releases, there’s a bit of variety. The highlights of the bunch include The Low Anthem’s (above) newest effort, Smart Flesh, which is perfect for Iron & Wine enthusiasts. It would also be worthwhile to check out the latest from band Dom, titled Sun Bronzed Greek Gods. Check out more after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »



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No. 12 Greyhounds Women’s Lacrosse Team Prepares for UVA

February 16th, 2011 by Jake Hagelin

The Loyola University women’s lacrosse team has been honored as the 12th ranked team going into the 2011 season.  The Greyhounds will be led by seniors Grace Gavin, who was named 2011 preseason Big East offensive player of the year, Cara Filippelli, and Abby Rehfuss who were named to the 2011 preseason All-Big East team.  Other notable seniors– Meg Decker, Kellye Gallagher, Helen McCutcheon, Johanna Gibson, Mary Heneberry, Caroline Hager, Kelly Quinlan, and Meg Steffe will also help the Greyhounds this upcoming spring.  With a very vigorous schedule, the Greyhounds will have their hands full.  They will play eight teams that are ranked in nations top 20 Team Poll this spring.  The Greyhounds are in The Big East which is a very challenging conference, and it will certainly be a task for the Greyhounds. Read the rest of this entry »



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Thursday’s Coffeehouse features Harlem Renaissance theme

February 16th, 2011 by Amanda Nolan

This Thursday February 17 WLOY is hosting another Late Night Coffeehouse. In light of February being Black History Month, this week’s theme is Harlem Renaissance and we’re co-sponsoring it with the Student Government Association. This Coffeehouse will be multi-format: there will be spoken word, poetry, open mic and more. As always, the Late Night Coffeehouse will be held in the Reading Room at 9PM, so bring your friends and stop by!



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Wacky Wednesday: Amazing Glaze

February 16th, 2011 by WLOY Staff

Want to exercise your artistic bones and flex those creativity muscles? Head over to Amazing Glaze the premier place to paint pottery in Baltimore.

Amazing Glaze boasts over 400 pre-made pottery pieces and over 100 paint colors. Do some math and that equals a world of opportunity to create the best mug, plate or other random object you’ve ever seen. Read the rest of this entry »



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Fools and Horses Press Release

February 15th, 2011 by Isabella Varvaro

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BALTIMORE, MD (February 8, 2011)-

WLOY, the non-profit, student-run radio station at Loyola University Maryland, will be hosting an event for aspiring songwriters Thursday, March 3rd on the Loyola University campus. Performing at this event will be a Baltimore based band, Fools and Horses. WLOY staff invites Loyola students and off-campus listeners to attend an intimate concert with the band, discuss song writing, the music industry, and even perform themselves. This is a unique opportunity to interact with a local band that has toured world wide. Guests are welcome to bring their instruments and songs to perform and discuss as part of this event. WLOY works to provide quality music 24/7, to showcase unique student and faculty-hosted shows, and to provide music for on-campus events.

Fools and Horses, voted the best band of Baltimore by the readers of the City Paper for three straight years, plays an ageless sound with youthful energy. This group features four young men whose music is often compared to Coldplay’s and Foo Fighters. They have toured The United States and Europe sharing stages with Bon Jovi, the Gin Blossoms, and Sister Hazel.The Band’s show at WLOY’s Rock For Life 2010 event in support of the American Cancer Society was a high light.With great attendance of their shows in past WLOY invites everyone to join us at 9:00 P.M. in Loyola’s College Center Reading Room on March 3rd.

WLOY is Loyola University Maryland’s campus radio station.The student-run radio station has been operating 365 days a year since March, 2003..  WLOY offers a variety of live shows of different genres. Shows are hosted by students and community members, weekend programs including What Happens Next? designed for Baltimore City school children. WLOY has received local and national awards for its programming and community outreach. For more information regarding WLOY’s shows or fundraising efforts, please email wloy@loyola.edu or call 410-617-5349.

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Tourism Tuesday: Monumental

February 15th, 2011 by Amanda Nolan

Long, tall and gorgeous, Baltimore’s Washington Monument stands proudly in the classy Mount Vernon neighborhood.

Designed in the early 1800’s by the same architect who created the better-known Washington Monument in D.C., it can be seen from inside the sophisticated Walter’s Art Gallery and is only steps away from the musically rambunctious Peabody Institute. Read the rest of this entry »



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Happy Singles Awareness Day!

February 14th, 2011 by Amanda Nolan

It’s that time of year again. It’s the time when suddenly everyone around you appears to be in a loving relationship whereas the longest relationship you’ve had lately has been with a tub of Ben & Jerry’s. That’s right; it’s Valentine’s Day, or, as I like to call it, Singles Awareness Day.

This year Boulder Garden Cafe has decided to celebrate with an Anti-Valentine’s Day dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 today. So grab all of your single and lonely friends and head over to Boulder while WLOY plays some depressingly upbeat music to really get you in the spirit of this joyous occasion.



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Museum Monday: The Reginald F. Lewis Museum

February 14th, 2011 by WLOY Staff

Black History month—It’s happening right now.

February is Black History month and Baltimore has the perfect Museum where you can celebrate. The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture is educational, entertaining and generally spectacular.

It provides an integral and thorough look at the African American experience in Maryland and beyond. Support the month and check out a new museum, maybe you’ll learn something valuable outside of Loyola’s confounds. Read the rest of this entry »



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Spokes – Everyone I Ever Met

February 13th, 2011 by Eric Loose

It doesn’t take long to figure out that Everyone I Ever Met is orchestrated in a different vein than Spokes’ rookie EP, People Like People Like You. Risks have been taken, and mind you, these aren’t “risks” like we normally think of them. People Like People Like You was a fairly conventional post-rock EP, but this description belies its beauty. Poor Spokes watched from outside the lines as less-worthy post-rockers enjoyed oodles more fame than they. With soaring violins and condensed song lengths, Spokes crafted a mellifluous Shortcut to Enjoying Post-Rock. Somehow the Englishmen crammed the magic of every spellbinding post-rock record you’ve heard into a delightfully accessible package. Three years later, Spokes sound bent on transforming this winning formula, and unexpectedly it pays off. Read the rest of this entry »



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Sports Saturday: Monster Jam

February 12th, 2011 by mjwilliams2

Monster trucks. Monster drivers. MONSTER JAM.

That’s right, the carnival of carnage is coming to Baltimore at the end of February, setting up shop at the 1st Mariner Arena from the 25th until the 27th. Monster Jam is a live motorsport event that tours the country, allowing fans to look on as enormous trucks destroy smaller ones salvaged from scrap yards only to meet a more painful demise. Appearing in four separate installments, there will be competitions in both racing, as well as performing freestyle tricks with these monstrous machines. With names like “Grave Digger,” “Martial Law,” “Aftershock” and “Mechanical Mischief,” it’s almost impossible to turn away from the mayhem. Read the rest of this entry »



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