June 14th, 2013 by Chris Furino
1105 W 36th Street Baltimore, MD 21211
Ayo, other Baltimore restaurants, imma let you finish, but Golden West Cafe has the BEST food of all time. At least that’s what Kanye West said, and I’m gonna have to agree with him. But in all seriousness, are you looking for a chill bar and restaurant to hang out at? Do you like live music for a cheap price? Then Golden West Cafe is the place for you. This laid back cafe serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert and always has good, unique beer on tap. They have a great collection of vegetarian and vegan food, and culturually unique food and drinks. This cafe can serve anything from your burger to burrito craving. Plus, on various nights throughout the summer, this cafe has events that range from concerts to drag shows! Looking for a quirky, eclectic hangout? Then check out Golden West in Hampden! You won’t regret it!
For a menu and schedule of events, check out Golden West’s website.
June 13th, 2013 by The Professor
On June 10, 2013, Ryan Nisley sat down with Foals drummer Jack Bevin at Rams Head Live for a quick chat about their album, tour and life.
June 13th, 2013 by Chris Furino
Creative Alliance at the Patterson
An artform born and raised here in good ol’ Bawlmore, Screen Painting is celebrating its 100th birthday (hey, that’s 10 times more than us!). To celebrate this unique and beautiful art form, the film The Screen Painters will be shown at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson. In short, homeowners would commission screen painters to create intricate designs on the doors of local homes so that passersby could not see in. Following the film will be a discussion with cinematographer Richard Chilsom and other scholars. The film is $12 dollars and will also feature the premiere of the film Little Castles – a film on Baltimore’s Formstone. Be sure to join the Creative Alliance again on Saturday, June 22nd for a tour of the Painted Screens of East Baltimore, costings $35. This event, unique to Baltimore, is one you certainly do not want to miss.
For more information, visit the Creative Alliance’s website.
June 12th, 2013 by Chris Furino
Mount Vernon Neighborhood and Druid Hill Park
Looking to attend a giant, exciting, and diverse celebration? Friday June 14th to Sunday June 16th will be Baltimore’s Pride Celebration. This annual gathering aims to honor and celebrate the growing diversity of the Baltimore community and state of Maryland. This three-day festival will include a parade, block party, and various musical performances, among other things. The events don’t stop during the day, however, as various clubs host exciting parties to keep the celebration going. Think you’re queen enough? Then strap on your highest pair of heels, and join in this weekend of non-stop entertainment.
For a detailed schedule and additional information, visit the Baltimore Pride website.
June 11th, 2013 by The Professor
WLOY had the honor of welcoming a delegation of community radio broadcasters from Bangladesh yesterday. Radio Jhenuk, Radio Padma, and Radio Mahananda operators along with a Senior Assistant Secretary from the Ministry of Information spent 2 hours in the station talking about community radio projects created by WLOY and the Baltimore Community Radio Coalition. We discussed the evolution of our Both Feet In radio program and the creation of the Word on the Street newspaper resulting from it. Read the rest of this entry »
June 10th, 2013 by Nicki Doster
WLOY had a wonderful time supporting all our local “Hons” at our favorite Bawlmer event, Honfest! It was a spectacular 2 day event located on The Avenue right up the road in Hampden. Honfest goers loved our Loyola Listener cards and picked up a few free CDs we were giving out and signed up for our raffle for free tickets at Rams Head Live for shows like Foals, Say Anything, and Hit the Led Out. It was an overall great experience. Check out our photos below!
June 10th, 2013 by Tim Teeling
Odd places that bands reference WLOY online 🙂
The band AM noted that we were spinning their Future Sons & Daughters album.
Rain the Shining have a 2005 interview on their blog site.
May 22nd, 2013 by The Professor
What if you recorded an album, and then never released it? What if 30 years later, someone handed you the master tapes and said, “this is good, you should do something with it.”? Well, Climbadonkey went from on the rise, to broken up back in the 1970s in Baltimore, leaving behind a full album recording that was never released. The guys in the band went on to form a lot of other good bands including the Ravyns and Crack the Sky, to name a few. Now, here they are, with a finished album from the good old days and a plan to reunite and tour behind it. Read the rest of this entry »
May 21st, 2013 by The Professor
Tim Tilghman, host of WLOY’s Radio RockonTour (Tuesdays noon-2pm), met up with Denny Laine (bassist for The Moody Blues, Wings, Ginger Baker’s Air Force and more) at his concert with The Cryers in Harrisburg, PA on Saturday May 18, 2013. Denny sang the Moody Blues first big hit “Go Now”, not a bad career opening act!
May 16th, 2013 by The Professor
Walter Parks, solo artist, guitarist for the now-late Richie Havens, leader of Swamp Cabbage, and all around nice guy stopped by the station finally. We’ve only been trying to make that happen for 4 years… It seemed that something always came up when we tried to make it work so when we finally got the stars to align, I wasn’t going to let him leave after a few questions. Fortunately Walter (and his lovely wife Margo) stuck around for over an hour playing and talking.
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