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AOTW – Phoneboy

Tuesday, July 19th, 2022 by The Professor

ALBUM OF THE WEEK by Ben Ostrowski ’24

Phoneboy released a self-titled album as their first full-length project in 2021 and they absolutely killed it. A place where the toe-tapping grooves of pop meet the relatable lyrics of indie rock. The band describes a “phoneboy” as someone who is too sucked into their phone that they don’t pay attention to the world happening around them. On the contrary however, “Phoneboy,” from the New Jersey trio is guaranteed to get you off your phone and you’ll probably wind up rocking your socks off as a result.

Firstly, the vocals on this album are immaculately descriptive and give you a clear feeling for what the song is meant to be about. A song like “Fomo” that’s bursting with melodies and ramped-up choruses while exploring the madness of everyday anxieties. The guitar riffs are just as entrancing. From the intro and various riffs in the Weezer-inspired “Sweater Song” to the acoustics of ending track “Lately,” there is no sound not heard on this record. (more…)



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Bonham-Bullick Band Interview (TVC)

Thursday, July 14th, 2022 by The Professor

Daniel Jones, host of The Volcano Chronicles Wednesdays 7-9pm (Eastern and Hawaiian) sat down with Deborah Bonham and Peter Bullick of the Bonham-Bullick Band to talk about their new self-titled album, life on the road, famous relatives and doing it on your own. You may recognize her name from her lesser known sibling John. Rumor had it he played drums in some band once upon a time…

Deborah’s strong vocals have put her in the front of huge audiences with a ton of classic rock artists and Peter’s guitar work led to a world tour with Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company, The Firm, Queen…).



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Zepparella Interview (TVC)

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022 by The Professor

Daniel Jones, host of The Volcano Chronicles (Wednedays 7-9pm EST and HST) sat down for a chat with the amazing Clementine, drummer and founder of the all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band Zepparella. They explored a lot of aspects of music, talent and managing a band as well as the life of a tribute band that does things a little differently. Clementine has a lot of thump as a drummer and trying to replicate the sounds of John Bonham is no small task! A great chat and a fantastic band. Definitely check them out after giving this one a listen! And check out their musical coaching channels for some cool insights.



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Moldie Oldies 4th of July 2022

Monday, July 4th, 2022 by The Professor

It’s that time of year again! When we celebrate America’s independence from England with songs and picnics and other silly things before we blow stuff up.

Nic Centanni is here again with his traditional 4 hours of 4th of July fun for you to play while you get ready and watch fireworks tonight. Tune in 8pm to Midnight for the Moldie Oldies 4th of July Special! As always, wear eye protection. Light fuse and get away. These products may not be safe for children. Use only with adult supervision. No warranty expressed or implied. Listen at your own risk.



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Fito de la Parra – Canned Heat Interview (TVC)

Sunday, June 19th, 2022 by The Professor

Daniel Jones of The Volcano Chronicles (Wednesdays 7-9pm Eastern & Hawaiian) sat down with legendary Canned Heat drummer Fito de la Parra for a great chat about the band, coming into the blues, and so much more. Check out the stories and the discussion here.



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Chant Down Baltimore Returns June 25!

Monday, May 2nd, 2022 by The Professor

It’s back!! WLOY Loyola Radio, I Never Knew TV and Friends of Carroll Park present the return of Chant Down Baltimore after a 2 year pandemic hiatus. Come out for an amazing day of reggae and fun FOR FREE. All attendees need to bring donations to support Paul’s Place and The Baltimore Furniture Bank or make a financial donation on site. This is a fundraising event for these two great non-profits and features an amazing line up of reggae artists from Jamaica and the US all day from Noon – 7pm!



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Battle of the Bands 2022 Winner

Friday, April 22nd, 2022 by Ronnie Gruseck

After a thrilling Tuesday evening following Easter break, with more than 150 students crowding into McGuire Hall, a winner was finally chosen to open Loyolapalooza on May 1st!

Three bands (Panic! in the Fine Arts Department, Folding chairS, and Crown Me King) each competed in fifteen-minute segments, after which area music producers, musicians and radio programmers served as judges and provided their own take on each performance. With booming instruments and a lively crowd throughout the contest, McGuire Hall was jumping with competition and strong energy.

Congratulations to Crown Me King who won the judges vote. The performances were so good that we decided to pick not one, but two winners to perform at Loyolapalooza, where Folding chairS won the audience vote by a slim margin of less than a handful of votes. Folding chairS will perform earlier in the day at Loyolapalooza, along with the 3 winners from Songwriter Skirmish.

WLOY congratulates Crown Me King on winning Battle of the Bands and opening for Two Friends at Loyolapalooza on May 1st!



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Vinylthon 2022 – Saturday April 23

Friday, April 22nd, 2022 by The Professor



It’s time to celebrate what you can do with some metal presses and 180gm of vinyl. VINYLTHON is here for 2022! We’re celebrating Record Store Day with 24 hours of nothing but vinyl on the air at WLOY*. As a bonus this year as pandemic rules reduce we will have some live shows sneaking in again – Earl Crown will be spinning a live show 5-7pm and our music director Anna will be doing her FIRST SHOW and it’s all vinyl! who knows who else will join in throughout the day. Maybe even The Professor! (more…)



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Battle of the Bands TONIGHT!

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 by The Professor

See everyone in McGuire Hall tonight 8-10pm for Battle of the Bands! We have 3 great student bands competing: Folding chairS, Panic at the Fine Arts Department and Crown Me King! And, as always we have a selection of industry folks as judges because it wouldn’t be fair if we judged it! What kind of folks are judging you ask? We are glad you did because we’ll tell you it’s all about getting pros who can help the bands grow. So here are the 2022 Battle of the Bands judges:

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Donnie Lewis Interview

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 by The Professor

DJ Mike the Psych, now green-thumbed alumna Mike Vuoto, has a (possibly unhealthy) thing for Peter Frampton’s album Frampton Comes Alive, and it’s led him to some cool stuff. Among the things it has led to are some great seats at shows and several great chats with Frampton’s longtime manager Donnie Lewis. Here is the one when they finally did it as an official interview!



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