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SOTW: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizards – “Exploding Suns”

Thursday, November 17th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

SONG OF THE WEEK: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizards – “Exploding Suns”

by Isabelle Braudakis ’25

Rate: 9/10  

Released: October 28, 2022  

RYIL: The Murlocs, Art of Sleeping, Moses Gunn Collective, Pipe-eye, Post Animal

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard is an Australian rock band formed in 2011 in Melbourne. The group were all friends who liked to jam out and create unique and meaningful music. The band’s current lineup consists of Stu Mackenzie, Ambrose Kenny-Smith, Cook Craig, Joey Walker, Lucas Harwood, and Michael Cavanagh. Throughout the years the band has explored many genres, but their music can be described as psychedelic rock, garage rock, progressive rock, and heavy metal.

Exploding Suns starts with a slow and steady drumline accompanied by a guitar. The reverb helps create a dream-like state which Mackenzie contributes to with his soft and gentle voice. The drumline throughout the song remains steady while other strange instruments join in. The song almost sounds like you are floating in space all while on a psychedelic trip. I would recommend listening to this song during a chill nighttime drive or just having it in the background when hanging out with friends on a relaxing night in.



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National Student Electronic Media Conference 2022

Thursday, November 17th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

by Ben Ostrowski ’24

From October 27-30th, the WLOY staff attended the highly anticipated National Student Electronic Media Conference (NSEMC) that took place in Baltimore this year! More than 300 students involved in college radio and TV stations all over the country came together to connect with each other and learn more about the TV and radio industry.

Thursday’s sessions and panels took place with topics ranging from navigating through the post-pandemic world, women’s sports, and how to better engage with your audience. Staff and station advisers also met in roundtable discussions to talk about different ways to improve their respective stations and get feedback from other admins. At the end of the day, all attendees gathered in the Diamond Tavern at the Baltimore Hilton Hotel for the swag swap, where stations traded stickers, t-shirts, tote bags, and every kind of merch you can think of with each other. The staff came back to the station with a whole box of merchandise from stations all over the country! (more…)



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AOTW: Karmic – “Disco Submarine”

Thursday, November 10th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

by Analia Cortez ’25

KarmicDisco Submarine

Release: September 2022

Rated: 8/10

RILY: Thunder Jackson, PRESSYES, Little Element, Leyya, 5K HD, Wargirl, DIVES, Cari Cari, Roast Apple.

In September 2022, Los Angeles and Vienna-based Karmic released their debut album. “Disco Submarine” was born into the Indie Pop world after being recorded during the Covid-19 lockdown. The intention of this album was to get a connection formed between people and music. “Disco Submarine” is built around the idea of a small space with music where closeness and connections could be created. The variety of sounds produced for this album echo the waves of emotions that were experienced not just through the pandemic, but everything in their five years together. A personal favorite from this album would have to be the sixth track “Boomerang“. Tracks four and five – “Dive Bar” and “Mantra” – are a close second and third. These songs have an upbeat yet relaxing feel to them, making them suitable for homework, a nice walk, or simply relaxing! This sound on this album is one I would listen to on occasion, however, overall, I enjoy the vibe of it and do take a strong liking to this. For a more upbeat feel, I would suggest checking out their singles “Wisdom Pie” and “Little Lucille“.



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Rocky Horror Picture Show 2022

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

by Aliyah Smith-Bradley

On October 31st, 2022, WLOY and Spectrum presented the Rocky Horror Picture Show, and it was amazing! For those of you who don’t know, WLOY’s screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 10+ year tradition (and eventually we will succeed in having it outside on the quad). WLOY shows it every Halloween and this year was in collaboration with Spectrum. Spectrum is a LBGTQ+ support service at Loyola University Maryland. This year we held a costume contest with the winner taking home a new turntable and a picture disc of 45th Anniversary Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack!

Rocky Horror was a huge hit this year! With Halloween falling on a rainy Monday, celebrating it with a movie was perfect. The event had about 60 students and 19 contest competitors. For the contest, we had so many students with amazing costumes to judge it was tough. In the end, Elvis Presley (a Loyola student) won with an astounding round of applause. Everyone had a great time watching with some students shouting along with the Rocky Horror Audience Participation Script. This event was personally one of my favorites with the candy, welcoming community, and seeing everyone in their costumes.



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AOTW: Alvvays – “Blue Rev”

Monday, November 7th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

by Ameila Dunat ’25

Alvvays – “Blue Rev”

Released: October 7, 2022

Rating: 7 / 10

This Toronto band’s third album has been in the works since their 2017 album Antisocialites and it was definitely worth the wait. Alvvays is an Indie Pop band from Canada formed in 2011. After a 5-year hiatus, they’ve released Blue Rev, a shoegaze collection of 14 tracks, all with bittersweet lyrics and psychedelic sounds. My favorite tracks from this album were “Easy on Your Own”, “Tile by Tile”, and “After the Earthquake”. “After the Earthquake” was my favorite out of all of them because of its upbeat melody. “Easy on your Own” and “Tile by Tile” both feature whimsical vocals and sophisticated melodies making them sound just like the previous albums. Listening to this album made it seem as if no time had passed since I last heard the sounds of Alvvays many years ago! (more…)



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Dead Air – Halloween 2022 (9-11pm)

Monday, October 31st, 2022 by The Professor

It’s that time of year, we’ve been running Dead Air at midnight all month and now, it is time! New 2022 episode of Dead Air premieres at 9pm for all your spooky parties and to scare the neighbors (or late trick or treaters) with some very rare sounds.

Once again, DJ, educator and musician Terence Hannum will bring you 2 hours of great horror movie soundtracks with this year’s focus on the films of Peter Straub, the recent Halloween trilogy, and Hellraiser. Catch the ending for a special mashup track. Enjoy this year’s special DEAD AIR 2022!



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AOTW: Jonathan Jeremiah – “Horsepower For The Streets”

Tuesday, October 25th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

by Aaliyah Smith-Bradley ’24

Jonathan Jeremiah – “Horsepower For The Streets”

Release: September, 2022

Rated: 9/10

RIYL: Lord Huron, Hozier, Donovan Woods, Family of the Year, Bronze Radio Return.

If you love music that sounds like an orchestra with the violins, piano and chorus in the back, then this is the album for you. When I first heard Horsepower For The Streets, I was in shock. I thought Hozier and Sam Smith were the only ones that knew how to mix Pop music with Soul. (more…)



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SOTW: Kurt Vile – “Like Exploding Stones”

Tuesday, October 25th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

SONG OF THE WEEK: Kurt Vile – “Like Exploding Stones”

By Ameila Dunat ’25

This laid-back and dreamy alt rock tune, “Like Exploding Stones”, is the fourth track from Kurt Vile’s new album. Philadelphia artist and songwriter Kurt Vile wrote this album before and during the pandemic. It was mainly self-produced and self-recorded in his home studio.

Despite its slow tempo the psychedelic sounds of the guitar and synth make for a rather meditative song. This song is a doorway into the depths of Kurt’s mind- he sings about his racing thoughts and the weight of stress he carries. Although the lyrics aren’t exactly peaceful, the song sounds like a magical daydream. Some other alternative/indie songs of his I recommend if you enjoy this one include Loading Zones, One Trick Ponies, and Wakin on a Pretty Day.



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WLOY & Spectrum Present: Rocky Horror Picture Show

Tuesday, October 25th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

It’s that time of year again! Join us this Monday for a WLOY Halloween tradition: The Rocky Horror Picture Show! The festivities will begin on the quad (rain location: McGuire Hall) with the free screening of the famous cult-classic on the outdoor blowup screen. You also don’t want to miss your chance to participate in the annual costume contest to win a new turntable and Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack on a limited edition picture disc! The amazingly ghoulish night doesn’t end there with tons of giveaways and snacks to ease your Halloween fright. Come join the fun and we’ll see you this Monday, October 31st from 8-10pm on the quad!



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WLOY Welcomes 2022 NSEMC to Baltimore

Monday, October 24th, 2022 by The Professor

WLOY is honored and thrilled to welcome the 2022 National Student Electronic Media Convention to Baltimore! After years of the conference roving around the country and just missing us, we finally captured it for 2020 and then… ugh. Thankfully we are hosting it live and in person for 2022! We welcome hundreds of college radio and TV students and advisors to Charm City October 26-29th. We’re doing our best to be great ambassadors for Baltimore with a 20 minute welcome to Charm City video created by Ben Ostrowski ’24 and voice by him and Hope Johnson ’23. We’ve roped in great local music from Skribe and James Von Lenz and arranged tours of M & T Bank Stadium and WBAL Radio/TV and more fun things. How about bringing a special edition of the Baltimore Record Bazaar into the hotel to let students from all over the country do a little crate digging! We’ll be sharing as much Baltimore as we can with our guests and linking videos and other info. As a bonus, we have 9 amazing WLOY alumni coming back to share their experiences in radio, TV, film, PR, digital content and entertainment law 🙂

See below for the video exploring things to do in Baltimore and links to everything mentioned! (more…)



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