Monday, April 17th, 2017 by The Professor
This week as a special Easter treat, we get not one, but TWO hours of chatting and spinning time with Jaime and Julie from Sweet Leda. The Professor chatted with the pair (bass & vocals) about what’s in the water in Pasadena, who they love, and just what kind of horror film they scored. They brought some of their (and our) favorite local albums, and talked about the process of recording their own latest piece of vinyl Let It In.
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 by Lauren Keyes
What: Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees
Where: Camden Yards
When: Friday, April 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Root, root, root for the home team! (Apologies to my fellow Long Islanders.) On Friday April 7, the Yankees are coming to Charm City! As always, there will surely be some competitive fans showing up to Camden Yards to support each team, and everyone knows that a heated match is the best kind. Plus, since it’s a Friday game, students can purchase tickets for just $7.00! oin the rowdy crowd for a great game, and grab yourself an O! so delicious hot dog smothered in crab dip. Nothing says baseball like a ballpark frank, so grab yourself an O! so delicious hot dog smothered in crab dip, and join the rowdy crowd at ballgame! To buy tickets, click here!
Friday, March 17th, 2017 by Lauren Keyes
What: R. House
Where: 301 W 29th St. Baltimore, MD 21211
When: Monday- Sunday (See hours on website.)
Upon hearing the name, you may hear the catchy jingle, “Our house, in the middle of the street,” playing over and over in your head. Or maybe I’ve just seen Maxwell House coffee commercials too many times. Anyway, the house we’re talking about R. House! Located in Remington, R. House is an innovative and community-focused restaurant established by 10 chefs looking to open restaurants. With 10 different restaurants inside, you can get a food market feel, while sitting inside of a transformed and stylish old body shop. Whether you’re in the mood for Mexican food (We suggest the Chorizo,) or you want to fancy your palette with some Korean BBQ, you won’t have a hard time finding something to satisfy your cravings at R. House. A Cool, industrial-yet-homey atmosphere and a variety of food you can’t go wrong with, but what may be the most impressive part of R. House is its community-focused mission to “revive neighborhoods and inspire great ideas.” After a delicious bite at R. House, you’ll be singing to coffee commercial theme songs, but at least you’ll be doing it on a full stomach! Learn more about R. House’s awesome chefs and their inspiration here!
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 by The Professor
This Thursday at the Starbucks area, check out the return of the etherial, amazing, unique awesomeness that is Canopy! Canopy is a Baltimore-based band comprised of Matt Muirhead and McKenzie Ditter. Matt Muirhead is a well-known Baltimore artist (and creator of the van t-shirt for WLOY!!). He creates both eclectic paintings and music, not to mention builds most of his own instruments. McKenzie Ditter is a photographer and illustrator with wonderful books and clothing creations. Muirhead and Ditter make quite the creative duo!
Canopy comes to stage prepared to improvise and create new music as they go along. They encourage the audience to experience their instruments and joing them on stage for musical adventures or chill and enjoy your coffee. Their music ranges from chill EDM fusion to tropical sounds. Hopefully Matt will even bring one of his amazing crankie projects. Give them a listen before the show and get hyped and come enjoy their wonderful show! As always it’s a FREE show, 8-10pm.
Monday, February 20th, 2017 by The Professor
This week we hand the studio over to the ladies of Mongoloidian Glow! Dark and industrial, passionate, sonic and raw, with a sense of playfulness, Baltimore-based, Mongoloidian Glow, known for their explosive live performances, is made up of two women-Annbidextrious, on bass/guitar and Katha (kay-tha) on drums, with both harmonizing on vocals. The sound created by these women is massive as if listening to a five-piece band. Listen in and see what sort of a playlist they’ve got for us. Early indications include polkas, The Smiths, Stone Roses and much more. Hosted this week by Earl Crown from WLOY’s Crucial Cuts.
Monday, February 13th, 2017 by The Professor
Tonight 7-8pm, we hand the studio over to the funky madmen of Stacked Like Pancakes! Fresh off their tour with Reel Big Fish and sporting all sorts of new stories, we’re going to let them spin their favorite tunes and dish on some good road stories.
They played our fundraiser for The Book Thing last year and blew us all away with their live energy! ”Reinvigorating the sounds of classic ska, Stacked Like Pancakes (SLP) piles on boisterous horns and punk rock attitude to create high energy music synthesizing the vibes of Reel Big Fish, twenty one pilots, Foo Fighters, Paramore, Cage the Elephant, and an untraceable amount of other artists and genres. Since 2007, SLP has shared the stage with national and international acts, toured on the Vans Warped Tour, headlined their own self-booked tours, released their latest crowd-funded 15-track monster-album THIS IS US in December 2015, and in 2016 went on the road with Reel Big Fish for a month-long nation-wide syrupy tour.
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 by Margaret Jokoh
Annapolis/Baltimore natives, Pressing Strings will be playing today at 8pm right in front of Starbucks (find out more about the event here). Pressing strings is a folky rock/ roots rock type of band. Consisting of friends, Jordan Sokel (guitar/vocals), Nick Welker (bass) and Brandon Barlett (drums) have preformed all over Baltimore, the East Coast and has even played our stage at Honfest! In light of getting through hump day and pump you up for the event tonight, we at the music staff made a playlist to get you into Pressing Strings, full of folky rock and acoustic tunes that will make you love Pressing Strings as much as we do!
- Pressing Strings – Wake up song
- Gary Clark Jr. – Church
- Chet Faker – No Diggity
- Pressing Strings – Fold
- Hozier – Better Love
- James Bay – Hold back the river
- Pressing Strings – Owe the source
- Vance Joy – Mess is mine
- Paolo Nutini – Better Man (I prefer the acoustic!)
- Pressing Strings – Answer for me
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 by The ProfessorOur beloved Queen Marge got a few minutes with Teju Cole when he was on campus to deliver the 2017 Martin Luther King Convocation. Teju Cole, an award-winning writer, art historian, and photographer who is currently the Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College and photography critic of the New York Times Magazine. As a public intellectual, Cole is well positioned to bring together campus conversations about urban engagement, civic engagement, global engagement, and racial justice.
Cole was born in the US in 1975 to Nigerian parents, raised in Nigeria, and currently lives in Brooklyn. He is the author of two books, a novella, Every Day is for the Thief, named a book of the year by the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, NPR, and the Telegraph, and shortlisted for the PEN/Open Book Award, and a novel, Open City, which also featured on numerous book of the year lists, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the New York City Book Award for Fiction, the Rosenthal Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and the Ondaatje Prize of the Royal Society of Literature. His first book of essays, Known and Strange Things, came out in August and features his influential essay, “The White Savior Industrial Complex” among a wide variety of other essays on politics, arts, culture, history, and contemporary global experience.
Listen to the interview
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 by Cara Hullings
New year, new you, right? Is your resolution to be more outgoing, try new activities or to show off your talents? Then come out the WLOY’s first Open Mic Night of the semester! This Thursday, the 19th, head on over to the Starbucks area between 8 and 10 to show off your singing, instrument skills, comedy, or spoken word to kick of the semester with a fun time. If you’re not interested in performing, then come on out to support your friends and hear their great music. Not to mention Starbuc’s will be staying open late, so you can enjoy the talent with a nice latte.
Friday, December 23rd, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh
Review by: Jeremy Stephenson’17
Disclaimer: These albums are albums listened to in 2016, these may not actually be albums released in 2016.
This is by far my favorite Zeppelin album. Start to finish this album will take you to magical places far away. The bluesy folk rock feel will make you dance your face off but still keep your neck sore from all the head banging. Remember to soften it up with Going to California.