March 12th, 2013 by Joe Lomuti
Stop, rock, and roll! Because the sparks from guitar amp fuses will be setting fire to McGuire come March 21st! After these weeks of deliberation, WLOY has now chosen those worthy contenders who will enter the epic battleground of sound. First of the challengers selected are Stereostyle, Amarant, and Palace at 4am, all of which are comprised of current Loyola students. Next, WLOY presents the infamous alumni in soulfully slick, Greasy Hands. Come and see the showdown for yourself 8:30pm—and bring gauze, because they might blow your eardrums.
March 11th, 2013 by The Professor
Kat Dahlia stopped by to chat with Jordan and Joelle Hernandez for their Friday Double Dose of Entertainment show. While she was here, she performed her singles “Gangsta” and “My Garden” for us. Check them out! Read the rest of this entry »
March 7th, 2013 by Eric Loose
Our big news this week on the Top 40 is Toro y Moi. He’s that guy to the left with crazy glasses. If you’ve ever been interested in groovy chillwave or soulful indie you should definitely give his new album, Anything In Return a try.
March 4th, 2013 by Christa Constantine
WLOY’s Giveaway of the Week is: Django Django! Not to be confused with the Oscar Nominated film Django Unchained, Django Django is an up-and-coming artist from London coming to the 9:30 Club this Saturday, March 9th. (Last week I said “week” a lot; this week it’s “Django.” Equally commonplace words.)
Next week, we’ll have another! Join us!
March 2nd, 2013 by Anthony Santiago
The groundhog that claims to know about the weather told the world we still have about another month of winter. However, baseball didn’t get that memo and began to report to training camp as early as this week. Full team squads began Monday, and around the country teams are looking to defeat the defending World Series Champions, the San Francisco Giants.
Leading up to the start of baseball season, we will look extensively at each division in both conferences.
This week we start with the American League East.
The Baltimore Orioles didn’t do much in regards to free agency. Instead, the Orioles seemed to focus on securing the core team that they established when making their run to the World Series. The Orioles did add some help in Alexi Cassilla, Steve Pearce, and Randy Wolfe. They also picked up some minor league contracts to help during Spring Training. Read the rest of this entry »
February 28th, 2013 by Eric Loose
Last week gave us m b v, and this week blesses us with Amok, the new album from Atoms of Peace. If you haven’t yet heard of them, it’s basically another vehicle for Radiohead-mastermind Thom Yorke to call his own. This time, he’s joined by Red Hot Chili Peppers’s bassist Flea, as well as a Radiohead produced, Beck’s drummer, and a Brazilian percussionist. The album has some sweet Brazilian vibes to it, and many have compared it to Thom Yorke’s other project, The Eraser. We highly recommend it if you’re into that kinda thing. Otherwise, enjoy spring break, WLOY listeners!
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February 28th, 2013 by Christa Constantine
Spring is in the air… or will be, anyway, by the time our SPECIAL event with Mark Hopkins rolls around in March! Mark your calendars for the 14th, because we’ve got a spring fling planned for all of our listeners that will rival your cruises to Panama… or wherever you kids go these days. Join us in the Reading room from 9-11pm for music, food, and FUNDRAISING! We’ll be partnering with Relay for Life to bring you a classic WLOY event with a fundraising twist — we’re receiving a new shipment of PURPLE W-L-“Poh”-Y t-shirts that we’ll sell for $10, and all proceeds go to Relay! More details to come!
February 26th, 2013 by Christa Constantine
What was a Tuesday morning at WLOY before Kathryn O’Brien and Rachel Stoczko? It was good, but it wasn’t this good. Tune in Tuesdays from 10-12pm for incredible playlists and unmatched charisma — all from two Loyola first years. That’s right. Our first year DJs are slaying it this year. Get with the program, everyone.
Who will take the crown next month? Check back at the end of March to find out!
February 26th, 2013 by Joelle Hernandez
Up-and-coming artist Kat Dahlia is stopping by WLOY on Thursday! She will be performing two songs and giving DJs Jordan and Joelle Hernandez of A Double Dose of Entertainment an interview! Kat Dahlia’s new single “Gangsta” sounds like a mix of Rihanna and Nelly Furtado! She has a style all her own, both musically and fashionably. WLOY is very excited for Kat to perform on Thursday and we are looking forward to hearing more work from her in the future.
February 25th, 2013 by Kathleen McKeveny
LA born and bred Local Natives’ 2010 debut album, Gorilla Manor, was defined by its vocal layering, choral “oh’s” and “ah’s”, and blisfully chaotic melodicism that landed them a spot in the “bands to watch”. Some people attributed the success of Gorilla Manor to a well-executed conglomeration of indie influences like Broken Social Scene, The National, or Grizzly Bear. As a result, the release of their sophomore album, Hummingbird, has been highly anticipated.
Hummingbird has been said to be Local Natives’ “do or die” opportunity to either mature their sound and solidify their spot in the indie world or retire to the proverbial land of misfit indie bands. Read the rest of this entry »