Music


College Radio Unites For Ukraine

Monday, March 14th, 2022 by The Professor

College radio stations around the world united to send messages of hope and support to the college radio stations in the Ukraine. More than 50 stations recorded and sent messages and WLOY was proud to join in. We were all even more excited to hear the students in college radio throughout the Ukraine respond with messages of their own. Scroll down to hear the entire compiled group of messages, see the full list of contributing stations and order a t-shirt to show your support and help raise funds for those stations literally under fire in the Ukraine. (more…)



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Quarantine Takeover – Jose Fritz

Monday, March 7th, 2022 by The Professor

Join us Tuesday/Thursday this week at 7pm as we bring in another guest DJ with a wild collection of vinyl… Jose Fritz is the author of The Good Wives’ Guide to Home Poisoning, and the radio play The Good Man. In addition to his work in radio and his studio recordings, his fiction has appeared in Chaunticleer, Triple S, The Port, Workaholic, and Experimental Behavior (ExBe) among other publications. Prior to 2009 he was a music columnist for The Stage Newspaper, Stranded in Stereo and Soundwaves magazine. In 2007 he wrote the liner notes to the fringe art project, the M.M.B.T.V.S. video compilation. He has been most recently been interviewed by Radiosurvivor.com (2009), Discuts magazine (2011), WOOM radio in 2020. He currently writes for Slingshot and blogs at arcaneradiotrivia.com.



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Enter Battle of the Bands/Songwriter Skirmish!

Monday, February 28th, 2022 by The Professor

It’s time to show you stuff Loyola! After a 2 year pandemic delay, the Battle of the Bands and Songwriter Skirmish return! For those that haven’t been able to experience the madness in the past, these are 2 big musical competitions to determine which Loyola musicians will be able to perform at the (also finally returning) Loyolapalooza!

Songwriter Skirmish (3/25) is for solo and duo artists who want to perform in either the Acoustic or Electric category. This allows everyone from your favorite ukulele player to that budding rapper on your hall to join in and have a shot at stardom. Performers will have approximately 10 minutes to wow the student judges and the audience with their ORIGINAL material in order to win a spot on the stage before the national headliner at Loyolapalooza!

Battle of the Bands (NEW DATE 4/19) is for trio and larger acts and will be judged by a group of past winners and professional artists, managers, record label owners and more from the Baltimore area. Bands will get approximately 15 minutes to perform ORIGINAL material for the judges. Winners will open for the national headliner at Loyolapalooza!

To enter either competition please click HERE



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Quarantine Takeover – Daniel Eskew #4

Monday, February 28th, 2022 by The Professor

This Tuesday/Thursday at 7pm on Quarantine Takeover we have the return of North Carolina native Daniel Eskew for a 4th episode. Sooner or later we will convince him to do a regular show 🙂

This week’s episode picks up where he left off, continuing the exploration of his outstanding collection of vinyl. It’s a highlight of various artists that previously were unknown or not of interest until that one album pulled him in and made him a fan.

Touching on Folk, Blues, Jazz, and more… A little story and lot of great music. Join Daniel in exploring how the hunt for new vinyl pays off.



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Staycation Compilation Interview

Friday, February 18th, 2022 by The Professor

(By Ben Ostrowski ’24)

On February 5th, I had the opportunity to interview James Richard Lane, creator of the Staycation Compilation. The Staycation Compilation is a music series that showcases a variety in sound while giving back to a greater cause, with the proceeds benefiting the Baltimore International Academy. The collection includes some great local artists who have also played live shows for WLOY (PLRLS, F City, Little Lungs…) and some newcomers bound for great things. It was a fantastic experience getting to hear James’ story working with musicians in the Baltimore area and beyond. (more…)



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SOTW – Kilby Girl

Sunday, December 19th, 2021 by The Professor

SONG OF THE WEEK: The Backseat Lovers – “Kilby Girl”

By Ben Ostrowski ’24

Indie-pop rock has never sounded so good. “Kilby Girl” by The Backseat Lovers comes from their first album “When We Were Friends” and has been a hit ever since, with 130 million streams and counting. The song is a hint towards Kilby Court, a popular outdoor music venue in Salt Lake City, the area the band reigns from. The Backseat Lovers wrote the song about the type of girl that would frequent the venue.

With catchy bass lines, mellow verses that build up into an upbeat chorus, and instrumental experimentation, it’s difficult to sit still while listening to “Kilby Girl.” And if you didn’t think the song couldn’t get any better and just when you think it’s over, the band throws you for a loop with a great turn around ending to once again up the energy and bring the song back to life. The experimentation can be heard with introducing some soft guitar and the harmonica to lull the song to a close.



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The Maine – XOXO review

Thursday, November 18th, 2021 by Ronnie Gruseck

The Maine – “XOXO: From Love & Anxiety in Real Time”

Rating 10/10

Reviewed by Ben Ostrowski ’24

On their most recent album, The Maine have been tapping into our deepest, darkest, and most vulnerable feelings. “XOXO: From Love & Anxiety in Real Time” is all about unconditional love, the good and the bad.

From start to finish, you experience all aspects of a relationship and gain an understanding that it is all facets – not just the good bits – that make love so special, and that push you to be stronger in any relationship. From the lustful infatuation that defines album opener ‘Sticky’, to the warm embrace ‘Face Towards the Sun’

“XOXO: Love & Anxiety in Real Time” is some of The Maine’s strongest material, telling a powerfully detailed story while simultaneously making it so relatable. The understanding that so many emotions can exist in one single space, makes you recognize that love doesn’t make everything better, but having a rock to lean on during the rough times makes things easier. It’s a love that continues to grow with each listen until you’ve all but burst. It’s the most authentic kind of love there is, and it on that will always have you coming back to this magnificent record.



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Berry the Band Interview

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 by Ronnie Gruseck

Music Director, Anna Markulis ’23, gets to know Berry! The band comprised of guitarist/vocalist Joey Lemon, drummer Paul Goodenough, and bass player Shane Bordeau has been together for nearly 20 years now, and we cover how they came to be and their journey all over the country.

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Instagram: @BerrytheBand
Facebook: /BerrytheBand
Bandcamp: BerrytheBand
YouTube: BerrytheBand
Website: berrytheband.com



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Acid Dad Interview

Friday, November 5th, 2021 by Ronnie Gruseck

Trevor from psychedelic garage rock band Acid Dad and our Music Director, Anna Markulis ’23, chat about tour life, fun facts, and touch on Acid Dad’s long-awaited album Take It From The Dead. Acid Dad is currently on their US tour.

Record label: Greenway Records

Youtube: Acid Dad

Instagram: @AcidDad666

Twitter: @AcidDad666

Facebook: Acid Dad

Soundcloud: Acid Dad (NYC)

Spotify: Acid Dad



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Quarantine Takeover – Dead Air Returns!

Monday, September 6th, 2021 by The Professor

This week musician and collector Terence Hannum returns with an all new Quarantine Takover episode of DEAD AIR!

DEAD AIR features the best of horror movies soundtracks is back for a new episode of haunting, atmospheric soundtracks from some incredibly talented artists and more than a few surprises. This is no gnashing of the teeth 1970s Halloween sounds show, this is classic films with stunning soundtracks that show you just how your spine is made to tingle. Join Terence Tuesday & Thursday at 7pm for this new episode and keep your eyes open because October and a month of DEAD AIR is just around the corner!



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