AOTW: La Femme – “Teatro Lúcido”

Monday, December 12th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

by Anabel Martin Llanusa ’25

La Femme“Teatro Lúcido”

Release: November 2022

Rated: 9/10

RIYL: Rosalia, Tatiene Hazel, L’Imperatrice, Stereolab, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Melody’s Echo Chamber.

La Femme is a french “psycho” rock indie band. They released their fourth album “Teatro Lúcido” on the 4th of November and it’s sung in Spanish! The band comprises a keyboard player and a guitarist, Marlon Magnée and Sacha Got. They started La Femme, added a drummer, bass player, and finally Clémence Quélennec, the lead singer- and the rest is history!

I like the uniqueness of this band because the lyrics are super weird and if you listen to this album, every song sounds like a different genre. Their music is inspired by Spanish, French, and Brazilian sounds, creating a versatile range. My favorite songs were “Sacatela”, “Y tu te vas”, and “Maialen.” “Sacatela” was the first song I listened to and even though the lyrics are super short, it’s incredibly catchy! Definitely couldn’t get it out of my head!

La Femme is an innovative band and even if you can’t understand the lyrics, the power is transmitted through the music.

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SOTW: Prima Queen – “Eclipse” (Clean Edit)

Friday, December 9th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

by Aliyah Smith-Bradley ’24

Prima Queen“Eclipse” (Clean Edit)

Rate: 9.5/10

RIYL: Lucy Dacus, Billy Nomates, Sharon Van Etten, Snail Mail

Released on August 24, 2022, Prima Queen posted an amazing pop indie song, Eclipse. The female indie group formed by two best friends tells a beautiful story through the song “Eclipse” with heated lyrical imagery and an upbeat tune.

This song has a fun temp and instrumental while having powerful vocals and lyrics. The song is about a person in a relationship, but they are not over their last ex. With a theme that a lot of people can relate to, Eclipse is the perfect song to add to your breakup playlist. There is a clean edit of the song and one that is not FCC clean (whatever you’d prefer). “Eclipse” by Prima Queen serves, creating a song that is perfect for a girl’s night or for a breakup anthem.

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NEW SHOW: “Fed After Midnight” with Greg Meredith

Thursday, December 8th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

Show: “Fed After Midnight” with Greg Meredith

Air-time: Tuesdays from 12-1am 

“Fed After Midnight” is a new late-night/early-morning show that airs from 12-1am on Tuesdays and showcases mainly metal music with some integration of hard rock and alt-rock. The title of the show is based on the 1984 movie Gremlins; if you fed a Gremlin after midnight, it would turn from a fuzzy, cuddly creature into a scaly, violent goblin who wreaks havoc and mischief, which Greg thinks reflects some aspects of metal music. How cool!

On the show, Greg discusses interesting facts behind the songs he plays such as the album it’s from, the band who wrote it, the time it was released, etc. He also includes why the songs hold importance to him and why he has chosen them for that specific episode. Greg reveals that he has recently started diving into metal music and all of its subgenres, but has already learned so much about the music, its composition, and where it came/comes from. We love the versatility!

Be sure to tune in to WLOY Loyola Radio to hear from Greg Meredith’s “Fed After Midnight” and more of your university favorites!


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Paint N’ Sip Hot Cocoa Event

Tuesday, December 6th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

What: Paint N’ Sip Hot Cocoa

When: Friday, December 9th from 2-4 PM

Where: Rehearsal Room in CT*W115

It’s official, the holiday season is here! Come get into the spirit with the Evergreen Players for their Paint N’ Sip Hot Cocoa holiday event! The group will be following a winter wonderland painting tutorial and there will be a $5 entry fee which includes a mini canvas, painting materials, and hot cocoa. All proceeds from the event will also be donated to the Relay for Life. In the season of gathering and giving, come chill with friends and peers for Paint N’ Sip Hot Cocoa, this Friday, December 9th from 2-4 PM.



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WLOY at the 49th Annual Mayor’s Christmas Parade

Monday, December 5th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

by Ronnie Gruseck ’23

The WLOY team had a joyful time performing as Peanuts characters and giving out 3,000 candy canes for the Mayors Annual Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 4. The WLOY van was converted into Snoopy’s doghouse adorned with Christmas lights and snow. WLOY’s awesome business manager, Eddie Fine, performed as DJ Snoopy atop the WLOY van with a mic and festive moves to vibe and interact with the incredibly enthusiastic crowd. Production Manager, Ben Ostrowski, was Charlie Brown. Events Manager, Ronnie Gruseck, was Lucy. General Manager, Anna Markulis, was Schroeder complete with the iconic mini piano. Music Director, Aliyah Smith-Bradley, and Justin Guarnieri from the events team handed out candy canes as Linus (you can never enough Linus). PR and Graphics Director, Hope Johnson, was Marcie. Analia Cortez of the music department was Pigpen and Daniel Carter of the music department was Shermy.

We always enjoy blasting the Merry Christmas Charlie Brown soundtrack and other holiday classics throughout the Hampden and Medfield neighborhoods. Parade spectators of all ages enjoyed the candy canes. It’s one of our favorite community events of the year (our 10th!) and we hope to catch you at the next years 50th Mayor’s Annual Christmas Parade!

Check out our past floats here

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Music News: Rihanna’s Return to the Stage

Monday, December 5th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

For all Rihanna fans – our time has come! The superstar has ended her 6-year hiatus with the official announcement that she will be performing at the Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show this upcoming February. Rihanna is responsible for some of our generation’s favorite pop songs, including “We Found Love” (feat. Calvin Harris), “Umbrella” (feat. Jay-Z), and “Pon De Replay.” Her many albums conclude with “Anti” which was released in early 2016. Fans have been starving for music updates from the megastar, billionaire, and new mom and I can promise we won’t be disappointed. While Rihanna has produced nearly 2 decades of iconic music, it will definitely be exciting to see her back in her artistic element. This Super Bowl will not be one to miss!

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Winterpalooza 2022

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

By Liz Kosik ’25

What: Winterpalooza 2022

When: Friday, December 2nd from 8-10 pm

Where: McQuire Hall

WLOY presents one of our most anticipated events of the year: Winterpalooza! We have some incredible acts to showcase for the night including Tyler Stevenson ’26, Flying Faders (Baltimore), and Crown Me King (’22 Battle of the Bands winners). The music-filled night brings in just the right vibe to get you through the last week of classes! But wait- it gets better! Enter the Ugly Sweater Contest for your chance to win a Charlie Brown vinyl, concert tickets, and more! WLOY will also be providing all the hot chocolate you need to relieve some of that finals week stress. Come get into the holiday spirit with us for Winterpalooza ’22 on Friday, December 2nd from 8-10 pm in McGuire Hall!

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Open Mic Night at Motor House

Thursday, November 17th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

What: Open Mic Night

When: November 24, 2022, from 7-10 PM

Where: Motor House Art Hub

Interested in poetry and live entertainment? Join Motor House for their monthly Open Mic Night on November 24 from 7-10 PM. The Motor House is a Baltimore-based art hub, gallery, and performance space for creative visionaries to share their voices and proclamations while providing a mellow environment to showcase your abilities or to just come chill. The event will also be hosted by award-winning poet, Meccamorphosis! Mecca Verdell, or Meccamorphosis, is a Baltimore-based creative performer known for her accomplishments in poetry and writing. She has been recognized on local and national levels for her work and has been beautifully dedicated to providing youth with safe and welcoming spaces to express their talents and visions. Looking for a late-night event with good energy? Come visit Motor House on November 24th from 7-10 PM for their monthly Open Mic Night for a guaranteed good time!


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Make A Quilt Square Event

Thursday, November 17th, 2022 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

What: Make A Quilt Square

When: Thursday, November 17th from 4-5 PM

Are you looking to escape from the pre-break craziness? Visit the Loyola Notre Dame Library to make your own quilt square on Thursday, November 17th from 4-5 PM! Come shake off the stress of the week as you piece together and sew your quilt design of choice! The event will be filled with relaxing vibes to get you through your hectic schedule and ease into Thanksgiving break. Don’t want to miss out? Registration is now open on The Bridge!

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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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