Musical Mavens on the Go

June 16th, 2011 by The Professor

The Go-Go’s parade on stage with a catalogue jam

by Radio RockonTour host Timothy Tilghman

The Go-Go’s looked like goners in 2010. Their scheduled Farewell Tour was entirely postponed after Jane Wiedlin injured her leg while hiking a year ago. It’s therefore fitting that God blessed The Go-Go’s in 2011, marking the 30th anniversary of their seminal album Beauty And The Beat. The unanticipated calendar upgrade generated an advantageous twist of fortune after all.

Even though the lovely lassies have developed their own distinct personalities as musicians outgrowing their group association, vocalist Belinda Carlisle, guitarist Charlotte Chaffey, guitarist Jane Wiedlin, bassist Kathy Valentine, and drummer Gina Schock still produce that collective magic to effectively entertain their loyal audiences.

The Go-Go’s brought their beauty & beat to the Feline Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia, on Friday, June 10, 2011. A party atmosphere dominated the patrons populating the lawn section. Although the evening heat got more than a little hot, the gyrating women bebopping to the melodic music worked up unrelenting perspiration.

Strutting out onto the stage to burlesque fanfare, Carlisle barked, “Are you ready to rock?”, igniting crowd anticipation. The ladies launched their performance with “Vacation”. An `80’s revival commenced as the female fans sang in unison on the incorrigible chorus.

Valentine introduced Carlisle’s 1985 hit solo single “Mad About You” as having been refashioned into a Go-Go’s styled tune for fan appreciation. Gina Schock stepped forward to quiz the crowd, “Is it hot enough for you?”, soliciting a roar of approval in response. Chaffey wasted no time in prompting Schock to proclaim she was born in neighboring Baltimore. Gina proudly mentioned that her parents and her brother were seated in the audience.

An uncommon surprise in the concert was their cover of The Rolling Stones’ 1966 classic rock single “Mother’s Little Helper”. Carlisle seemed to emphasize the spoken intro, “What a drag it is getting old”, but they dispelled that notion as the feminine quintet rocked on a number the Stones themselves have long since abandoned from their tour repertoire.

Having acknowledged the 30th anniversary of Beauty And The Beat, the band showcased several selections in their setlist from that popular 1981 record. Touring as a nostalgia act in a lethargic economy can forecast risky business, but The Go-Go’s are indeed a unique group that attracts a loyal fanbase.

The closing three numbers, “Our Lips Are Sealed”, “Skidmarks On My Heart”, and “We Got The Beat”, were the perfect trifecta. Schock appeared front and center for a second time during the first encore to introduce her colleagues in the band. The Dollyrots power trio who opened was invited to dance about in freeform on stage.

The Go-Go’s treated the outdoor audience to a second encore of a Wiedlin composition “Fun With Ropes” identified as one of their earliest original songs. Many may not know that The Go-Go’s began their stage career as a punk band at the end of the 1970s. The ladies climaxed in a thrashing crescendo swamped by applause having delivered an energetic romp that left the Vienna crowd still wanting more.

The Go-Go’sĀ Feline Center at Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA, June 10, 2011 setlist: Vacation * Tonite * How Much More * Get Up And Go * Mad About You * Lust To Love * Mother’s Little Helper * Automatic * Fading Fast * Cool Places * This Town * Unforgiven * The Whole World Lost It’s Head * Our Lips Are Sealed * Skidmarks On My Heart * We Got The Beat * 1st Encore: Sur > Beat > Surf * Head Over Heels * 2nd Encore: Fun With Ropes



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Centsable Finance: Baltimore’s New Bnotes

June 16th, 2011 by The Professor

Ever wonder what it would be like to have your own local money supply? Baltimore has one now! The Bnote created by the Baltimore Green Currency Association is in circulation and available now. Find out more about what it is, how and where to use it and ask your own questions on Centsable Finance. Today at 1pm we’ll be talking with Jeff Dicken the Executive Director of the Baltimore Green Currency Association live.

 



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Honfest 2011

June 16th, 2011 by Amanda Nolan

On Saturday June 11 and Sunday June 12, WLOY was in the thick of Honfest – and we enjoyed every HONderful moment. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our table!

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Tourism Tuesday: Summer Sounds at the Square

June 14th, 2011 by PRAgency841

Ever wonder where locals spend their weekend nights? Then head on over to Belvedere Square for their ever-popular Friday night concert series, Summer Sounds at the Square.

Here you can sample gourmet foods and beverages from the Square’s market and restaurants all while listening to a free concert. And don’t be afraid to dance along to the catchy tunes of Baltimore hottest bands, for everyone around you will certainly join in. This event takes place every Friday from 6-9 p.m. until Sep. 16, so be sure to check it out!
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Sworn Enemy Interview

June 14th, 2011 by The Professor

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Museum Monday: Historic Homewood ArtWalk

June 13th, 2011 by PRAgency841

Looking for an educational activity, but don’t feel like being stuck inside a stuffy museum on a beautiful day? Then take the 45-minute, walking tour through historic Homewood where guides will cover 200 years of art history in under a quarter mile.

This tour begins at the Homewood House, passes through the BMA and its sculpture garden, and ends at the Latrobe Spring House. Aside from being educational, this walk is also described as intriguing and entertaining. And the best part about it is: it’s FREE. If you are interested, you must act fast since this exclusive tour ends June 26th! So take some time out of your Sunday afternoon, either at 1 p.m. or 2 p.m., to embark on this informative yet enjoyable journey.
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Jason Love Interview

June 11th, 2011 by The Professor

Jason Love, Director of the Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra interviewed by Dr. Anthony Villa.

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Theater Thursday: Mobtown Theater

June 9th, 2011 by Amanda Nolan

This weekend, the Mobtown Theater is hosting a double showing of Baltimore’s Improv Group! That’s right – it’s an entire weekend of improv comedy. On Friday June 10, there will be the comedy stylings of Gus, WIT’s Commonwealth, Gym Window, and Lekker. Then, on Saturday June 11, acts Beatleprov, Training for Prom, Evan the Loyal, and Pop. 6 will be providing four courses of non-stop comedy.

Having taken over the theater space of Axis Theater, Meadow Mill has since become home to a number of “artistic” non-profits, including Morton Street Dance Company, the Baltimore Pottery Guild, the Baltimore Gemcutters Guild, the Handel Choir, and more! Read the rest of this entry »



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Wacky Wednesday: Summer Solstice Festival

June 8th, 2011 by Amanda Nolan

The longest day of the year is upon us – the Summer Solstice. On Saturday June 18, the Baltimore Art & Music Project is hosting the first Summer Solstice Festival.

All day long there will be performances by Jay, The Planet Uptune Band, Alex Cotsaris, Chris Rockbourne, Strum The Fox, Jayson Gaynor & Bob Smith, Aaron Walker & Spiritual Rhythms, Echoes in Color, and Clockbreaker. While these local artists play on, there will be blocks of artists, vendors, craftspeople, fun for kids, and more! Admission is only $5 – and it’s free for kids 12 and under! Read the rest of this entry »



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Tourism Tuesday: The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

June 7th, 2011 by Amanda Nolan

Looking for a wild time? Head down to The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore to meet all of your safari needs. The zoo is home to various mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians that are all waiting to be ogled at by random bystanders.

Throughout the summer, the Maryland Zoo hosts different events that engage visitors with the animals themselves. On Sunday June 26, the Chris and Martin Kratts, the stars of the PBS series “Wild Kratts,” are coming to perform two live shows. After the shows, the Kratts brothers will also be available to sign autographs and to take pictures. Tickets are limited, and prices vary between members and non-members. Read the rest of this entry »



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