TOP 40: 3/25

March 24th, 2011 by Taylor DeBoer

Bright Eyes’ The People’s Key remains at the top of our list, but we do have some newcomers in the psych folk Timbre Timbre, the surfy Hunx and his Punx, and the dreamy Joan as Police Woman. The top 5 remains stagnant, with the unmovable Cold War Kids, Decemberists, and company bolstering Oberst’s top spot; but keep an eye out for DOM, who may be moving into our top 5 very soon!
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Pogo Interview 3.3.11

March 24th, 2011 by Tim Teeling

Just before spring break I sat down for a chat with Nick Bertke, better known as Pogo. Pogo has become a Youtube phenomenon with his remixes of Disney/Pixar movies. What makes this music so unique is that Nick takes fragments of music and dialogue from such films as Toy Story and Alice In Wonderland and assembles them into an entirely new song. He edits the videos and music himself, creating a spin on iconic Disney tunes. of his videos have been viewed over a million times on Youtube, yet many people are still unfamiliar with his music. The interview produced some very interesting conversation about his music, including updates on current and future projects.

Pogo’s live show at Bourbon Street was a dazzling spectacle of lights and videos that proved perfect conditions for dancing. His videos played on two TV screens and one giant projection screen on the adjacent wall simultaneously. He efficiently blended his music videos together into a seamless journey from The Little Mermaid (my favorite) to Pirates of the Caribbean (coming soon!) and even Star Wars! I think Pogo is on his way to even greater things. He’s definitely worth a listen!

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Theater Thursday: Cirque du Soleil

March 24th, 2011 by mjwilliams2

Totem, the latest edition of Cirque du Soleil to hit America, promises its audience “a fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind.” Never one to disappoint, Cirque du Soleil will be arriving in Baltimore on Thursday, April 7th with Totem debuting at the amazing venue Under the Grand Chapiteau at the Westport Waterfront. The show follows the fascinating journey of mankind from its original state all the way up to our fiery passion to fly. There is plenty of evolution involved, as characters morph to form a giant turtle, a symbol of origin for numerous ancient civilizations. Read the rest of this entry »



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Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes

March 23rd, 2011 by Amanda Nolan

Lykke Li’s back – and she’s not that cute girl-next-door anymore. The Swedish indie artist has returned with her follow-up to 2008’s infectious Youth Novels, the innovatively moody and sexy Wounded Rhymes. In her sophomore attempt, Li abandons the girl that everyone expected her to be. Gone is the girl who is telling you to “dance, dance, dance.” Gone is the girl who sings on top of light melodies. Li has grown up and out of the bubblegum world – and into a darker place. Read the rest of this entry »



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Karaoke For A Cure Thursday Night!

March 23rd, 2011 by Kate Marshall

It’s still Relay week in case you haven’t noticed. We had a full house Tuesday night at Stoneleigh Lanes for Duckpins! We gave out tickets to three shows at Rams Head Live! and we have more to give out Thursday night! Continuing on with Relay week, our next event is Karaoke for a Cure Thursday night in the Reading Room from 9-11pm. Admission is $2 but know that whoever walks in through the door can be made to sing! You can sign yourself up to sing or someone else can sign you up to sing. For those with stage fright, you can purchase immunity from singing for the night for $10.
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Wacky Wednesday: JHU Arts Festival

March 23rd, 2011 by WLOY Staff

On April 6- April 10, our friends down the road at Johns Hopkins University are hosting a wild Arts Festival. The event gives the chance to celebrate ALL types of art as the festival events cover everything from dance, film, and music to theater, arts, and writing. There will be over 35 performances, featuring lectures and exhibits from alumni, staff, and students. The JHU Arts Festival is a great opportunity to delve into some art and culture at our neighborly university, so stop on over. You can see a full schedule of the Arts Festival on its website!



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Karaoke: a Relay for Life Fundraiser Press Release

March 23rd, 2011 by Isabella Varvaro

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE, MD (March 22, 2011)-
WLOY, Loyola University Maryland’s, non-profit, student-run radio station, will host a Late Night Karaoke fundraiser on Thursday, March 24, to raise funds for the station’s Relay for Life team. The event begins at 9 p.m. in the Reading Room in the Andrew White Student Center on the University’s North Charles Street campus.

Admission is $2 at the door and includes two bidding tickets. Participants can choose to sing or be nominated by their friends. Nominees must sing unless they pay a $10 immunity donation. Bidding tickets can be used to vote for singers to stop singing or to continue. A $10 donation can also be used to hit a termination gong during any singer’s performance.

All proceeds will support WLOY’s 16-member Relay for Life team, which will join more than 100 other teams in the University’s Reitz Arena on Saturday, March 26, in Loyola’s annual Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Teams walk from 7 p.m. on Saturday until 7 a.m. Sunday. Last year, Loyola Relay for Life raised more than $240,000, and has raised more than $1 million in its six years of operation.

WLOY is Loyola University Maryland’s campus radio station. The student-run radio station has been operating year-round since March 2003.  The station can be heard on 1620AM, and via the internet.  WLOY offers a variety of live shows of different genres. Shows are hosted by students and community members, and include weekend programs such as What Happens Next?, which is designed for Baltimore City school children. WLOY has received local and national awards for its programming and community outreach, including selection to the 2011 Top 25 College Radio Stations in the mtvU Woodie Awards. For more information regarding WLOY’s shows or fundraising efforts, please email wloy@loyola.edu or call 410-617-5349.
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Duckpins for Relay Tuesday Night!

March 22nd, 2011 by The Professor

Duckpin Bowling is a Baltimore tradition – Have you Duckpinned? Now’s your chance. Tuesday March 22 from 9pm to Midnight, WLOY and Options will be running a $10 special deal to benefit Relay for Life 2011. For $10 you get a round trip shuttle ride from behind Boulder Gardens to Stoneleigh Lanes, unlimited bowling, shoes AND an entry into the raffle for tickets to see Wiz Khalifa or TV on the Radio or Stone Temple Pilots for FREE :) If you miss the signups in Student Activities, you can still go! Meet the shuttle outside Boulder (running constant loops between 9pm and 11:30pm) and head over to the lanes. Its $10 at the door (no Evergreen, sorry) if you didn’t get your tix in advance. You can even drive yourselves if you want, but it’s still $10. It all goes to Relay, so drop a ten and have fun all night long!



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Duckpin Bowling for Relay for Life

March 22nd, 2011 by Isabella Varvaro

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BALTIMORE, MD (March 16, 2011)-

WLOY, the non-profit, student-run radio station at Loyola University Maryland will be hosting and participating in bowling at Stoneleigh Lanes for duckpin bowling. WLOY invites any and all students to join us on Tuesday March 22, 2010 to experience a different kind of bowling many have probably never played before. WLOY works to provide quality music 24/7, to showcase unique student and faculty-hosted shows, and to provide music for on-campus events.

 

Duckpin bowling is a variance of the regular bowling. The bowling balls used in duckpin weigh anywhere from two to four pounds and are a maximum of five inches in diameter. Unlike regular bowling balls, these duckpin balls have no finger holes and are held with an open hand. The pins used are also much different then regular pins, they are shorter and lighter making strikes more difficult to achieve. This challenging game is said to have possibly originated in Baltimore as early at 1900. If you would like to test your bowling skills in duckpin or just have a good time with friends join WLOY for a cost of only ten dollars, including all you can bowl, shoe rental, as well as transportation. A Shuttle will leave from Behind Boulder Garden Café at 9:00 p.m.

 

WLOY is Loyola University Maryland’s campus radio station. The student-run radio station has been operating year-round since March 2003.  The station can be heard on 1620AM, and via the internet. WLOY offers a variety of live shows of different genres. Shows are hosted by students and community members, and include weekend programs such as What Happens Next? designed for Baltimore City school children. WLOY has received local and national awards for its programming and community outreach, including selection to the 2011 Top 25 College Radio Stations in the mtvU Woodie Awards. 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: Hampden and Golden West Cafe

March 22nd, 2011 by WLOY Staff

If you have yet to investigate Hampden, trust me: you’re missing out. Situated conveniently close to Loyola, the funky enclave has a variety of fantastic thrift shops, tasty restaurants and eccentric shopping.

One lovely Hampden staple is Golden West Cafe. Home to a scrumptious menu and extensive bar, Golden has musical performances and comedy shenanigans throughout the week. Hampden is a happening place to spend the day, so check it out and stop into Golden West for some sustenance after the exploration. Read the rest of this entry »



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