Local Music Spotlight Show #9

August 17th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney

3pm every Friday it’s Chris Sweeney and his Local Music Spotlight show. This week’s playlist:

Artist Song iTunes Amazon
1 Gary B & The Notions Get Your Hands Off My Man
2 The Jennifers Andalusian Sun
3 The Godshills Boats
4 Errant Strike Ivory Low
5 The Seldon Plan Going Nowhere Slow
6 The Stents JPF
7 Private Eleanor A Better Way to Run
6 Midway Fair At the Dawn of the Day
9 Water School Sarasota
10 Pressing Strings Wake Up Song
11 Claire Anthony White Wolf
12 Erik Keithley Brakeman Blues
13 Wye Oak Regret
14 Soft Cat When My Brother Reaches Me

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Food Friday – Tuesdays with Gertie

August 17th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney

Tuesday Evenings
Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive

Gertude’s, a restaurant located at the Baltimore Museum of Art, hosts ‘Tuesdays with Gertie’ every week. In honor of chef/owner John Shields’ grandma Gertie, select entrees are available for $12 during these events. Come get a great deal on some of Gertrude’s most popular specialty dishes, such as cornmeal-encrusted catfish, Moroccan chickpea couscous, or vegan crab cakes served with Asian noodles. These evenings get pretty busy, so it’s a good idea to make a reservation in advance.

For more information, visit Gertrude’s website.

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Theater Thursday – Modern Times

August 16th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney

August 16th, 9pm
The Charles Theater
1711 North Charles Street

Tonight is the Charles Theater’s final showing of Charlie Chaplin’s classic lampoon of the industrialized world, Modern Times. The rise of the ‘talkies’ caused Chaplin, a silent-era hero, to become disillusioned. He came back in 1936 with this film, a satire of the industrialized surge of technology and the sound film itself. It’s essentially a silent film, though Chaplin used synchronized sound effects and jumbled overdubbed talking. Don’t miss this chance to see one of Chaplin’s most popular, and most thoughtful, films in on of Baltimore’s best specialty theaters.

For more information, visit the Charles Theater’s website.

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Silopanna 2012 – A Review of Sorts

August 15th, 2012 by Christa Constantine


Silopanna Festival was this weekend, so two amazing WLOY volunteers – Tenley, our photographer, and Brennan, our field reporter – and I took the trip to Annapolis to check out the set. The festival had a sort of mature feel to it; most of the attendees were older, and many were hippies. As we walked around, we took note of the atmosphere, highlighted by a giant lumberjack statue at the front of the fairground, public cornhole games, and Bud Light Limes.

We all know the headliners – CAKE, Citizen Cope, G. Love & Special Sauce – but what we were really looking forward to was the local acts. However, being three different people, we fittingly formulated three different accounts of the day, translated below.


Most Anticipated: Sweet Leda.  They played at Loyola back in the spring as part of WLOY’s Thursday night concert series, and I was looking for something even fuller and more fun than what they had to offer last semester.  And, with easier access to booze, I anticipated some awkward onstage banter as well.

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Wacky Wednesday – Plants and People

August 15th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney

Rawlings Conservatory
Sunday, August 19th

Every Sunday, Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens hosts ‘Plants and People,’ a family-friendly event that seeks to increase participants’ understanding of plants and their relationship with humans. This Sunday, August 19th, the theme is ‘Investigating Insects.’ Children can experience hands-on gardening projects while learning about proper care for plants. The session will cover the basics of plant care with regards to the interaction between plants and insects. Hands-on craft activity will be followed by story time.

For more information, visit rawlingsconservatory.org

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Roomrunner Interview

August 14th, 2012 by The Professor

Chris Sweeney sat down with the guys in Baltimore’s Roomrunner band to talk about their EP and upcoming release Inner Cities and more.

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Local Music Spotlight Show #8

August 10th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney

3pm every Friday it’s Chris Sweeney and his Local Music Spotlight show. This week’s playlist:

Artist Song iTunes Amazon
1 Lower Dens Brains
2 Beach House Apple Orchard
3 Errant Strike We Will Remain Raw
4 Madame Brown MICA
5 Private Eleanor Down Waterview
6 Midway Fair Don Quixote’s Deathbed Conversation With Sancho Panza
7 Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good The Runaround
8 Secret Mountains Make Love Stay
10 Chester Endersby Gwazda Globes
11 Weekends Raingirls

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Theater Thursday: Shakespeare in the Meadow

August 9th, 2012 by Molly Dressel

The Evergreen Museum and Library
4545 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21210

The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory returns to the Evergreen Museum & Library this summer with a comedy: the Taming of the Shrew. Spend a summer night, enjoying a Shakespearean classic in the Meadow, surrounded by the museum’s breathtaking landscape. Tell your family, your friends, or your neighbors because this is a performance you don’t want to miss! Also, this event is BYOS (Bring your own seat) so don’t forget your favorite lawn chair or blanket.

For show dates and times, visit the company’s website and for discounted tickets, email your reservation to info@theshakespearefactory.com

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Wacky Wednesday: Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion

August 8th, 2012 by Molly Dressel

1st Mariner Arena
201 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Prepare to be wowed as Cirque du Soleil’s critically acclaimed show, Dralion, makes an appearance at Baltimore’s 1st Mariner Arena Aug. 22-26. Experience a blend of Eastern and Western culture as acrobats soar through the air on hoops or bounce to new heights on the trampoline.

This performance is sure to be a blast for the entire family, jam-packed with decorative costumes from Asia and Africa, spectacular acts, and a whole new cast of characters.

For tickets, visit the show’s website.

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AM and Shawn Lee in DC – Win Tickets from WLOY!

August 7th, 2012 by Christa Constantine

AM and Shawn Lee AM and Shawn Lee are coming to the Montserrat House in DC, and you could win tickets just by listening, following us on Twitter, or liking our Facebook page! The show is on August 30th. Keep checking back to find out how to win!

WLOY has tons of other opportunities to win! Be sure to stick with us in the fall!

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