Events


Pressing Strings Concert 10/12 McGuire Hall

Monday, October 8th, 2018 by Lindsey Zapata

Pressing Strings is one of my favorite bands that we will be having at Loyola this semester. Thursday, October 12th, WLOY will be hosting Pressing Strings for their Thursday night concert in McGuire Hall. The band is made up of Jordan Sokel on guitar and vocal, Nick Welker on bass, and Brandon Bartlett on the drums. Like many of the performers we have hosted, Pressing Strings is a locally grown band coming from the Annapolis- Baltimore area. The reason they are one of my favorite bands that we have is because they are the epitome of the type of sound you would find on the Happy Folk channel on Spotify; their Indie Soul Rock vibes put you right into your happy place. So come to McGuire this Thursday and take a break from all your mid-term studies. We’ll be doing giveaways like tickets and mugs! See you! Remember, like all Thursday night WLOY shows this is FREE!



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Dead Air Halloween Specials

Sunday, October 7th, 2018 by The Professor

It’s October and that means it’s time for the return of DEAD AIR! Terence Hannum creates these seasonal shows from horror movie soundtracks, just in time for Halloween. To celebrate this 5th anniversary year we are running all of the previous shows at midnight on Tuesdays (starting 10/9) in October. On the 30th running into the 31st we will run the 2 hour special from last year and at 7pm on the 31st you can hear a BRAND NEW episode of DEAD AIR. Put it on your speakers and you’ve got a great soundtrack to scare trick or treaters coming to the house! Enjoy some amazing, rare and deep tracks, some fantastic artists and a lot of history all month long as we celebrate the horror movie soundtrack with DEAD AIR!



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Thursday Night Coffeehouse Performance– Which Magic (+ giveaways)

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 by Lindsey Zapata

Self-classified as “hypnojams”, Which magic tries to put their audience in a sleep-like trans. Take a break form the hustle-and-bustle of all of the mid-semester drama, and come relax at Starbucks this Thursday night, 10/4, from  8:00pm-9:00pm. The band specializes in dream-soul vocals and guitar and drum loops. This Thursday is not  just about relaxing though; to prepare for College Radio Day this Friday, we will be doing a GIVEAWAY at the show this Thursday! Don’t miss out on the chance to win.



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Did someone say GIVEAWAYS!!- WLOY Giveaway Schedule

Monday, October 1st, 2018 by Lindsey Zapata

Wednesday– Instagram Giveaway- The Grand Prize is The Song Remains the Same vinyl box set and 8 Runner-Ups will receive The Song Remains the Same CDs

Thursday– Coffeehouse Giveaway- There will be 2 Grand Prize Winners recieving 5 CD Packs; either The Very Best of the Doors or Led Zepplin’s How the West Has Won Box Set

Friday– COLLEGE RADIO DAY GIVEAWAYS ALL DAY

-10am- Instagram Giveaway and On Air Giveaway- The Grand Prize- The Doors’ Waiting for the Sun vinyl and 5 Runner- Ups-  will win The Very Best of the Doors CD

-12:00-12:50pm – Live at Boulder, In-Person Giveaway-  The Grand Prize winner will get the Led Zepplin’s  How the West Has Won Box Set. The winner will be drawn at 12:50pm and must be present or listening to win.

-12:00-1:45 pm – Another Live at Boulder, In- Person Giveaway- The Grand Prize will win a College Radio Vinyl starter pack; it includes an extended collection of vinyl and College Radio Day shirt. A winner will be drawn at 1:45pm and must be present or listening to win.

-3:00-9:00pm- Instagram Giveaway- The Grand Prize will win a College Radio Vinyl starter pack (x 2); it includes an extended collection of vinyl and College Radio Day shirt. A winner will be drawn at 9:00pm and must be present or listening to win.



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Coffeehouse 9/27: Nalani & Sarina

Monday, September 24th, 2018 by Lindsey Zapata

We love a repeat act here at WLOY… and believe me Nalani & Sarina are not strangers to our Thursday night performances. We have had them back for years now, and we just cannot get enough. This Thursday, September 27th, Nalani & Sarina will be playing a Coffeehouse performance next to Starbucks from 8-10pm. The two are an American soul-rock duo, that sing play keyboard, guitar, and ukulele–amongst many other instruments. Originally from New Jersey, they’ve been performing mostly on the east coast, opening for artists such as A Great Big World, Mary Lambert, and Howie Day, as well as, performing at a TEDx event held at Firefly Music Festival in Delaware in 2017. Bring your homework, grab a coffee, and listen to some warm vocals this chilly Thursday night.

Below you can listen to our Studio Seizure with them!

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Lavender & Modern Nomad LIVE 9/20

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 by The Professor

Late Night at McGuire Hall. 8pm-10pm. Be there or be square. WLOY will be hosting Washington DC’s Lavender and Baltimore’s own, Modern Nomad– and I honestly could not think of a better sound combination. If you think of driving in the car with the windows down on a comfortably warm summer’s day and you only had your thoughts and a soundtrack– this concert would be it. Lavender and Modern Nomad’s alt indie vibes will put you into a dream-like trans. Lavender is closer in likeness to the 1975, but with a female vocalist, where Modern Nomad has a more Tame Impala feel to them. Trust me this is not a show you want to miss; hope to see you there.



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Max Bent Beatbox & Open Mic 9/13

Monday, September 10th, 2018 by The Professor

This week in Coffeehouse we have the return of master beat boxer Max Bent! As he did last year, Max will perform as well as work with students and teach them to beat box, or provide a beat behind them as they perform. Think of it as an Open Mic with a built in percussionist. Last year Max worked with poets, singers, and players as well as doing his own performance. It was great and everyone wanted him back so… see you Thursday with your ideas and his beats. Want to learn more about Max? Check out his website and learn more!



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Mark Hopkins at WLOY Coffeehouse 9/6

Saturday, September 1st, 2018 by Tara Howell

Post by Lindsey Zapata

I am pleased to announce that Mark Hopkins will be returning to campus to perform for our first Thursday night Coffeehouse at Starbucks! Mark is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, and though he sometime will appear with the rest of his band, Mark Hopkins & the Pretty War, we will be having him as a solo artist this week. Influenced by some of the greats, such as, Paul McCartney and Jimi Hendrix. Hopkins specializes in rock, pop and soul. As stated by him, one of his biggest interest is “making good music so you can shake your…” well, you can imagine the rest of that sentence.

If you want something to do this Thursday night (September 6th) make sure to stop by Starbucks from 8-10pm. And before you come, you can listen to some of his hits at http://www.markhopkinsmusic.com/. See you there!



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Guts Club – Studio Seizure

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 by The Professor

Joining Emma in the studio right before their show at The Crown is New Orleans-based Guts Club! They’re taking over the studio for an hour to record next week’s Studio Seizure (catch it Monday 7-8pm) and talk about their new album and tour.

While you wait for the show to air, you can catch Guts Club tonight at The Crown along with Romantic States and June Pastel (solo). The full show will be posted up here after it airs on Monday. And here it is!

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Guided By Voices Interview

Friday, August 3rd, 2018 by The Professor

Mark Shue, bassist for Guided By Voices took a few minutes out of their current tour to chat with DJ Earl Crown about the band, recent recordings and more. GBV has been around in various incarnations for 35 years and dozens of albums led by frontman Bob Pollard. Guided By Voices will be in town at the Ottobar on Tuesday August 14 and Earl will be there…

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