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Mark Hopkins – Studio Seizure

Tuesday, April 4th, 2023 by The Professor

We are very excited to have Studio Seizure return with great local guitarist (among other things) Mark Hopkins. Mark has played numerous shows on campus for us (rumor has it he liked one of our posters enough to swipe it). He’s fronted his own bands The Hotel, The Pretty War and is back with the resurrected Tribe of Ben.

Did we mention he’s also got a great interview podcast of his own and is perpetually playing with all manner of guitar pedals. Sit back and enjoy a deeper dive into what makes his musical mind happy, and how Pearl Jam and Dawes are currently battle for #1 in his heart. Studio Seizure returns 7pm Tuesday!

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AOTW: Tei Shi – “Bad Premonition”

Monday, April 3rd, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Anabel Martin Llanusa ’25

Tei Shi“Bad Premonition”

Release: 2023

Rate: 8.5/10

RIYL: Caroline Polachek, Jessie Ware, Shyra, U.S. Girls, Cecile Believe

“Bad Premonition” by Tei Shi is such a cool album! I really love the chill vibes that every song gives. Tei Shi is a Colombian-Argentinian singer and songwriter. The melodies within the album transmit a feeling of calmness, while the lyrics talk about issues in love. The album feels like she is narrating the process in which she got over an ex. (more…)



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SOTW: LAANDS – “K TOWN”

Monday, April 3rd, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Amelia Dunat ’25

Song of the Week: LAANDS“K TOWN”

Released: March 3, 2023

Rate: 9/10

RIYL: Tanukichan, Phantogram, Tame Impala, Grimes, Blood Orange

This is the 4th track from LAANDS album “Music for the Future” which was released early this March. LAANDS was formed by Rania Woodward and Brian Squillace. They began working on this album in the spring of 2021. They were inspired by their surroundings in nature and say they connected with the spiritual world around them in the creation of the track. “K TOWN” fits their typical electronic pop sound, but its catchy beat and fun lyrics stood out to me. (more…)



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AOTW: Yo La Tengo – “This Stupid World”

Monday, March 13th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Ameila Dunat ’25

Yo La Tengo“This Stupid World”

Release: February 10, 2023

Rated
: 8/10

RIYL: Pavement, Guided By Voices, Built to Spill, The Flaming Lips, Wilco, LCD Soundsystem

On February 10, 2023, Yo La Tengo released their seventeenth studio album (wow…), “This Stupid World.” Yo La Tengo is an American indie-rock formed in 1984, in Hoboken, New Jersey. Since 1992, the band members have included Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley, and James McNew. Although only 9 songs long, this self-produced album is the group’s first full-length album release in a few years. After listening, I found it to be perfectly mellow, consistent with their typical sound, and particularly reminiscent of their releases from the 1990s.

“Fallout” was undoubtedly my favorite song from the album- it was both catchy and lively. “Aselestine”, sung by drummer Georgia Hubley, was a close second, as it was a peaceful acoustic tune. “Brain Capers” had a fun beat, despite the distorted lyrics, and “Miles Away” only had a few lines of lyrics, but the melody itself was hypnotic and magical. “My Bloody Valentine”, “The Kinks”, and “The Velvet Underground” are some of Yo La Tengo’s principal influences and I think this album is a consistent combination of those sounds. Sweet-sounding melodies and smooth basslines join together with noisy fuzzy guitar sounds and thoughtful lyrics. If you enjoyed this album, I recommend the songs, “Nowhere Near” and “Green Arrow” from their preview albums.

 

 



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DJ Spotlight: The Mint Show

Monday, March 13th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

Show Name: The Mint Show

DJ:Liz Ottenritter ’25

When: Thursdays 4-5pm

Q: Tell us about your show

A: The Mint Show is a mix of mostly Indie Rock/Pop and Alternative

Q: What made you want to host a show?

A: I love sharing music, it’s one of my favorite things to do. I have always wanted to talk about the music I like with a larger audience.

Q: What is your favorite part of hosting a radio show at WLOY?

A: My favorite part about hosting a show is being able to create something that I am proud of and sharing it with my family and friends. (more…)



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WLOY is Turning 20!

Wednesday, March 8th, 2023 by The Professor

Yes, it really has been 20 years since WLOY went on the air 24/7/365, and yes, John feels old. But you can join us in celebration on Saturday March 18th all day! From noon until 4pm we will have an open house in the WLOY studios in Bellarmine Hall and welcome alumni back to jump on the air and meet current DJs and staff. From 6-7pm a private event in McGuire for the alumni and staff with music from alums Maria Dontas and Taylor DeBoer and then we open the doors to all from 7-9pm. Music from local greats Skribe and Saleem & The Music Lovers (Saleem also hosts Hip-Hop Revisited on WLOY Saturdays 2-4pm). Join us for some fun memories, and great local live music like we’ve been highlight for 20 years.

A limited number of our very Baltimore orange and purple t-shirts will be available as well as a new batch of WLOY coffee mugs and our NEW WLOY COFFEE, roasted and blended by the amazing local folks at Thread Coffee in the Woodberry neighborhood.

If you are part of the pre-WLOY era of WVLC/WLCR 1975-1995 please feel free to join us as well! Also check out the updated list of vintage staff photos and look for you and your friends!



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Sign Up For Battle of the Bands & Songwriter Skirmish

Wednesday, March 8th, 2023 by The Professor

Do you want to perform at Loyolapalooza? Here is your chance! Enter to compete in the Battle of the Bands, or the Songwriter Skirmish. Songwriter Skirmish is open to solo or duo acts (rappers, songwriters, duos, and mixers), while Battle of the Bands is for bands of 3 or more- perfect for any and all groups that would like to enter! (more…)



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DJ Spotlight: The Starry Night Show

Thursday, February 23rd, 2023 by Liz Kosik

Show name: The Starry Night Show

DJs: Sophie LaBella and Nez Blaho

When: Saturdays 8-9pm

Q: Tell us a bit about your show

A: The Starry Night Show. The theme is pretty much just music we both really enjoy! We have super similar music tastes (91% match on Spotify) and want to share some of our favorite songs with everyone. We also have a section towards the end of our set where we both throw it back/slow it down with more relaxing, “oldie” style music that everyone remembers. Both Nez and I love art (Nez is a theatre major and I am a studio art minor) so our show reflects our love of art through our name with Van Gogh. 🙂 (more…)



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AOTW: Paramore – “This Is Why”

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Analia Cortez ’25

Paramore“This Is Why”

Release: February 2022

Rated: 9/10

RIYL: Tonight Alive, PVRIS, Fall Out Boy, All Time Low, Boys Like Girls, The All-American Rejects, You Me At Six

After five and a half year wait, this alternative-indie band has released their seventh album! The writing of this album took place during the quarantine lockdown period that affected the whole globe. After such an experience, Paramore wanted to write those feelings and moments into an album to let their audience know they are not alone. The issues they use to theme their album heavily revolve around mental health issues caused due to the effects of Covid-19 left on the lives of many. Self-reflection is such a prominent key in the assembling of the album. (more…)



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DJ Spotlight: Coffee Break

Wednesday, February 15th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

Show name: Coffee Break

DJs: Charlie Wahlberg and Caitlin Cavanaugh ’24

When: Tuesdays Noon-1pm

Q: Tell us a little bit about your show

A: Coffee Break. I host the show with Caitlin Cavanaugh, each week we try a coffee shop in the Baltimore area and review it for the show. We like to play some of our current favorite music, which is a mix of R&B, and indie music. Some of our favorite artists are SZA, Tame Impala, and Noah Kahan. We also discuss pop culture, some of our personal experiences as college students at Loyola, etc. (more…)



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