Vakili Band in town

February 3rd, 2023 by The Professor

REPOST from October because…
They’re finally coming to Baltimore 2/11 at Joe Squared

Wooo! We are BACK! In studio with the Vakili Band during a stop on their way to their show in DC at The Runaway tonight. Ben Ostrowski ’24 hung out with the full band for our first in studio band visit since the dreaded closure of 2020… So glad to start having bands back in and they were a great one. The whole band hung and talked process, their new Walking Sideways album, recording vs live versions, and how well Gordon packs the van. A lot of fun and a great way to get back into live interviews. Can’t wait for them to come back in the spring for a show in Baltimore. Meanwhile check out their new album and listen to the interview in case you missed it live.



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Activities Fair on 2/7

February 1st, 2023 by Liz Kosik

Interested in becoming a WLOY DJ? Or maybe having the coolest work-study on campus? Come find WLOY at the upcoming Activities Fair on February 7th. The fair will take place in McGuire Hall from 1-4 PM, the perfect amount of time to stop by in between classes! Students and interns will be available to answer all your questions while we play some of your favorite hits! McGuire Hall from 1-4 PM on February 7th. Hope to see you there! 🙂



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Charm City Music Trivia 1/28

January 26th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

Music Trivia Night 1/28In search of Saturday night plans this weekend? Look no further than the 4th Floor Programming Room! Join WLOY this Saturday, January 28th from 8-10 PM for a competitive night of music trivia night! Sign up yourself or your team on the Bridge and join up at 8 PM for a chance to test your music knowledge, enjoy cookies and sodas, and win some incredible prizes! Register here!



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Event Recap: Open Mic Night

January 25th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Daniel Carter ’26 WLOY had the pleasure of hosting another of our great Open Mic Nights this past Saturday! Each semester WLOY hosts Open Mic Nights to allow students to showcase singing, instrumental, spoken-word, and comedic talents for fellow students to enjoy. The night started off with great original music and covers from students Ed and Kevin, with one playing the guitar and the other playing bass! Then the group that followed them was 3 Cars consisting of three students Carly, Benji, and Andrew. They put on a great cover of “Life is Highway” by Tom Cochrane (also covered by Rascal Flatts) to close the set. After a number of students joined to sing some of their favorite songs. The night ended with an entertaining cover of the song “Rick and Morty” by a student. WLOY thanks all everyone who performed and showed their support! Join us February 4th for the last Open Mic of the semester and get ready to join Songwriter Skirmish (4/1) and Battle of the Bands (4/13) to win a spot at Loyolapalooza!



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Open Mic Night 1/21/23

January 20th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

A huge welcome back to our Loyola community! We hope everyone is just as excited as we are to be back on campus and in 0ur element! As much needed as the holiday break was, you know WLOY is always cookin’ up the best activities to allow our students to express their creativity and talent! Definitely be sure to check back for upcoming events and updates this semester- you don’t want to miss out! 🙂

On that note… join WLOY for our first Open Mic Night of the semester on January 21st from 7-9 PM in Starbucks! Do you have singing or spoken-word talents? Come show it off to your friends and peers! Are you more into comedic stand-up? This is the perfect opportunity to showcase your best jokes. All poetry, singing, and stand-up is welcomed and event if you’re not participating, attendance is highly encouraged! Mark your calendars for WLOY’s Open Mic Night this Saturday, January 21st from 7-9 PM in Starbucks! Register here!



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Christmas 2022 Specials

December 24th, 2022 by The Professor

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! To help you celebrate, our amazing DJs and staff have put together incredible Christmas show specials – including Nick Centanni’s annual Moldie Oldies Christmas Eve and Christmas Day specials, specials from The Volcano Chronicles, Retro Rockin Road Show, Quarantine Takeover, and vintage specials from 6 alumni, Crucial Cuts and a brand new Retro Rocking Christmas! At 4pm on Christmas Eve we finally open the floodgates and let the elves in, just in time to start your festivities and while you do your last minute wrapping. We’ll let them play all through Christmas Day until midnight, to be the soundtrack for all of the day’s gatherings and celebrations. Tell your smart speaker to “Play WLOY Loyola Radio” and just leave us on all day long… Merry Christmas Everyone!
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AOTW: La Femme – “Teatro Lúcido”

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)

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

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

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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