Posts Tagged ‘Music’


Review: Lola Marsh – Only For A Moment

Thursday, November 7th, 2019 by Tara Howell

By: Aly Martinez

Album artwork for Lola Marsh's 'Only For A Moment'. Two people play pingpong with a solid blue background. Lola Marsh – Only For A Moment

Release: 2019

Rate: 8.7/10

RIYL: Acollective, The Backyard, Jane Bordeaux

Lola Marsh is a duo that is comprised of vocalist Yael Shoshana Cohen and multi-instrumentalist Gil Landau. They released their first EP “You’re Mine” back in 2016. Lola Marsh became very popular online and then during their live performances, and they have now played both in North America and in Europe. They released their first album “Remember Roses” in 2019 and hit 40 million streams on Spotify.

Only for A Moment is a new single released by the duo and if it could be just a taste of a new album coming. I would say this song starts off with a very chill sound, a sound that reminds of the song “Rhiannon” by Fleetwood Mac, but then takes an interesting turn and turns more upbeat. This is the perfect song to play when you’re just hanging out and want a song that will make you bop your head to the beat. If this is a sneak peek of what is to come, then I am very much looking forward to what is coming.



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Review: I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME – 1981 Extended Play

Monday, November 4th, 2019 by Tara Howell

By: Aly Martinez

I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME – 1981 Extended Play

Release: November 8, 2018

Rate: 9/10

RIYL: Ricky Montgomery, The Honeysticks, half·alive

I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME also known as iDKHOW is an American indie pop duo that features Dallon Weekes and Ryan Seaman that was formed in 2016. Dallon Weekes is a former member of the popular band Panic! At The Disco, and he worked with Seaman before in the band The Brobecks. Weekes and Seaman had a unique vision to create a band that people would have to discover on their own, by only performing at small venues they built a devout fanbase.

If I were to describe this album, I would say it is fun and futuristic. It has incredible upbeat vibes and makes you want to get up and dance. My personal favorite is Do It All the Time, this is a song that you would listen to walking through the streets feeling like you can take on anything. I truly think this is a band we have to keep an eye on.



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Review: elbow – Giants of All Sizes

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 by Tara Howell

By: Aly Martinez

elbow – Giants of All Size

Release: October 11, 2019

Rate: 8.5/10

RIYL: Doves, I Am Kloot, Turin Brakes

elbow is a band that is based in England. They came together as a band in the ’90s when they were all in college and have since then created 8 studio albums and have received several awards for their music. They caught national attention with their debut EP in 1998. They have become staples in the UK rock scene since their creation.

When they recorded this album, some songs were done live in the studio and others in individual studios so they could all form their sound. It is an interesting dynamic that both appreciate teamwork and individualism. They can be described as a mellow rock sound mixed with some more hardcore sounds flowing in and out of the songs. The rock feels mixed with powerful and sometimes angry lyrics can be very capturing to the audience. One of my favorite songs is called “Empire” which has a somewhat upbeat sound mixed with slow and dragged out vocals. I recommend this to our listeners.



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Review: Barns Courtney – 404

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 by Tara Howell

By Aly Martinez

Barns Courtney – 404

Release: September 6, 2019

Rate: 10/10

RIYL: Bryce Fox, grandson, Tribe Society, Oh The Larceny

From listening to so many artists some of the music and sounds seem to blend together. What makes this album so special is that it made me look up while listening. I was immediately grabbed by the sound and lyrics of this album. Its indie rock sound shines through in all the songs but there are so many other things mixed in like gospel and punk rock. It is difficult nowadays to find an artist that seems to pull this off, but Barns Courtney has found a way to do it.

Barns Courtney has been no stranger to adversity. He started off in a band that failed to take off and was left without direction and with very little money. Bouncing from couch to couch, he finally took off when his song “Fire” was used in the movie Burnt. 404 is Barn Courtney’s second album and I would highly recommend “You and I” for it has a fun upbeat sound and impactful lyrics. Overall this album has been one of my favorites and I truly believe it deserves its 10/10 rating. I would definitely categorize it as a “MUST LISTEN.”



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Review: Shannon Lay – August

Monday, September 30th, 2019 by Tara Howell

By Aly Martinez

Album artwork for Shannon Lay's album, artwork. Female presenting person in a cream button up shirt, with bright orange hair and black hat looking directly at the camera with a tan background.Shannon Lay – August

Released: August 23, 2019

Rate: 8.2/10

RIYL: Molly Burch, Bedouine, Anna St. Louis, Boy Scouts

This album truly caught my attention because of its dreamy and soothing sound as well as its powerful lyrics. Lay wrote this album to commemorate the month in 2017 when she quit her job to follow her dreams of making music. The album is a way for her listeners to feel and hear her liberation and finding herself as a musician.

This album was written in a span of 3 months during her solo tour. This was a way for her to create her own sound away from the band she used to play with called Feels. She was able to capture an easy flowing mood within her music. She compares her sound to the flow of a river. Her heavy use of acoustic guitar makes it the perfect music to listen to when you’re chilling out or crunching for a big test. Full of mellow waves of guitar and soothing melodies and deep impacting lyrics makes this album a “Must Listen.



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Review: Bodywash – Comforter

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 by Tara Howell

By Aly Martinez

Bodywash – Comforter

Release Date: August 30, 2019

Rate: 7/10

RIYL: Memoryhouse, Craft Spells, Japanese Breakfast, SASAMI

Bodywash is a band that came to be in 2014 when Chris Steward (vocals, guitar, bass, synths, and drums) and Rosie Long Decter (vocals, and synths) started to play music together at McGill University.

The band captures a very dreampop sound, with its soft vocals and heavy use of synth to make you feel like you are being lifted up to the clouds. They recorded this album in a span of two years making the sound absolutely perfect. The dedication and hard work put into this album is seen in songs like Twins and Reverie. You can tell that this album come from self-exploration and learning to let things be the way they are. I would recommend listening to this album when looking for something to relax to, or even if you’re going through your own self exploration journey.



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Honfest 2019

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 by Tara Howell

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Loyola has finished the semester, the weather is getting warmer , and you know what that means – Honfest is coming! Grab your hairspray, throw on your feather boa, and practice your best Bawlmerese accent to get ready. Honfest 2019 will take place Saturday June 8th, and Sunday June 9th, 2019.

WLOY Loyola Radio is excited to be hosting the WLOY Loyola Radio Stage again this year, and will be there all weekend! We are proud to host the stage and are bringing a great lineup stacked full of local and some of the station’s favorite artists and bands. The WLOY stage will be located on 36th street at the Chestnut street intersection (right across from The Charmery).

This is quite possibly our most diverse lineup yet, so there is something for everyone. We are so excited for this year’s line up, and we hope you are too! See you there!

WLOY Stage 2019 Lineup

Saturday June 8th

11:00 – 12:00pm Janice B

12:00 – 01:00pm Modern Nomad

01:00 – 02:00pm Quinton Randall

02:00 – 03:00pm Matt Hutchison

03:00 – 04:00pm The Great Heights Band

04:00 – 05:00pm The Holy Circle

05:00 – 06:00pm Eze Jackson

06:00 – 07:00pm DJ Paul Random

07:00 – 08:00pm Funsho

Sunday June 9th

12:00 – 01:00pm BATMAN

01:00 – 02:00pm Red Sammy

02:00 – 03:00pm Little Lungs

03:00 – 04:00pm Old Eastern

04:00 – 05:00pm Pocket Bells

05:00 – 06:00pm Nalani & Sarina



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Strangers on a Plane “Wings” Review by Jovial Njinyi

Friday, February 22nd, 2019 by Lindsey Zapata

Strangers on a Plane – Wings

Released: 2018

Rate: 8.8/10

Review by Jovial Njinyi

Wings by Strangers on a Plane, is a really interesting album that boasts sounds of cool indie pop. You can listen to them now on Spotify. Strangers on a Plane have developed a sound similar to a mix between Billie Eilish and Lana del Rey.

The songs on the album are definitely more on the soft soothing side. Track 10, “Wings”, that shares its title with the album, has a slightly more upbeat tempo than the other songs, with a lot more complex instrumental composition and base in the background. But of all the songs, track 5, “Look At Me”, is my personal favorite — considering it was the song that drew me to review the album in the first place. (more…)



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Christmas Special Show Schedule!

Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 by Tara Howell

A WLOY Christmas ornament made out of a CD with the WLOY 'support local music logo'.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! To help you celebrate, our amazing DJs and staff have put together incredible Christmas show specials – including Nick Centanni’s annual Moldie Oldie Christmas Eve and Christmas Day specials! Christmas music and special shows start at 4 pm on Christmas Eve, just in time to start your festivities and while you do your last minute wrapping, and will play all through Christmas Day, to be the soundtrack for all of the day’s get-togethers and celebrations. 

 

Christmas Eve 

Moldie Oldies Ultimate Christmas Eve Special – 6-9pm

Retro Rockin’ Road Show Christmas Special with Retro Eddie – 9-10 pm

Diva’s Hour Christmas Special with DJ Cool Coll – 10-11 pm

Christmas Day

Tara’s Very Punk Christmas – midnight – 1 am

Christmas Morning Blues – 8 – 9 am

Moldie Oldies Ultimate Christmas Day Special – 9 am-noon

Radio Rock On Tour Christmas Special – noon – 2 pm

Retro Rockin’ Road Show Christmas Special with Retro Eddie – 2-3 pm

Crucial Cuts Christmas – 4 – 6 pm

Tara’s Very Punk Christmas – 8 – 9 pm

Merry Christmas from everyone at WLOY! 



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Which Magic Live at Coffeehouse 10/4

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 by Lindsey Zapata

Self-classified as “hypnojams”, Which magic tries to put their audience in a sleep-like trans. Take a break form the hustle-and-bustle of all of the mid-semester drama, and come relax at Starbucks this Thursday night, 10/4, from  8:00pm-9:00pm. The band specializes in dream-soul vocals and guitar and drum loops. This Thursday is not  just about relaxing though; to prepare for College Radio Day this Friday, we will be doing a GIVEAWAY at the show this Thursday! Don’t miss out on the chance to win.



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