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Matt Hutchinson & Pocket Bells at McGuire 11/14

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 by Erin McAvoy

matt hutchinson and pocket bells live at mcguire poster graphic / WLOYMatt Hutchinson is a Baltimore-based artist with pop-style songs that have powerful lyrical meaning.  His music has recently been compared to Crowded House, Squeeze, and Elvis Costello; and his performances are known to be both energetic and emotional.  Pocket Bells is also a Baltimore-based band and it consists if members Chris Frick on keys, Piper Greenbaum on vocals and synth, Evan Kornblum on guitar and synth, Paul Mercer on guitar and vocals, Chris Pierorazio on the drums, and Tyler Wheeler on bass.  Their style is described as “electrifying indie” and they’ve had some very successful singles on top radio stations.  Both will be here this Thursday, 11/13 forom 8-10pm, to perform live at McGuire.  Don’t miss out.  We’ll see you there!



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Jon Winslow and Peter Royall at Coffeehouse 11/7

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 by Erin McAvoy

Jon Winslowjon winslow and peter royall poster tan with people // WLOY is a folk rock band from Baltimore.  The band consists of Loyola alumni members Taylor DeBoer with vocals and guitar, Casey Miller on guitar, Ryan Zadera on guitar, Maria Dontas with vocals, Aaron Perseghin on bass, and Chris Sweeney on drums.  Their debut EP was just released this past March, and it centers around the life and experiences of band member and songwriter Taylor DeBoer. The lyrics are both personal to DeBoer and familiar to any listener, covering topics like family, childhood, love, young adulthood, loneliness, and hope. Originally from Maryland, Peter Royall graduated from Loyola in 2015 and actually got his start as a singer/songwriter at WLOY open mic nights.  With musical influences in indie folk, acoustic rock and pop, this will be a great show for you to come chill out to while doing your homework or grabbing a coffee friends.  So come to Starbucks this Thursday, anytime between 8-10pm, to support these talented Loyola graduates and catch a great show! See you there.



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Tom May of The Menzingers Interview 10/31/19

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 by Tara Howell

On Halloween, General Manager Tara Howell, had the chance to sit down with Tom May, guitarist and singer in the Philly band, The Menzingers. The Menzingers were playing in St. Louis that night, where the CBI NSEMC college radio conference was held. Small world that a band from Philly and a person from Baltimore just happened to end up in St. Louis at the time!

You can listen to the interview down below – where Tara and Tom talk about her love of The Menzingers, the release of their album Hello Exile, references in their music, and much more. You can see The Menzingers locally on their Hello Exile Tour at the Black Cat in DC on Wednesday December 4th.

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Rocky Horror Picture Show in the College Center 10/31

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 by Erin McAvoy

It’s spooky season!  And you know what that means…WLOY will be having our annual screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show.  If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s a cult-classic, it’s a sci-fi, it’s a comedy, and it’s musical…all about a haunted house, a couple of lovers, a transvestite scientist, rock n roll, and lots of glitter.  If that sounds like something you could get into, come by the third floor common area of the College Center this Thursday and bring your friends!  And if you come in costume, you may be in for some awesome merch and concert ticket prizes!  So put it in your calendar now: this Thursday, 3rd floor common area, 8-10pm, Rocky Horror Picture Show, costumes, prizes, and fun.  Don’t miss out.  We hope to see you there! As always this event is FREE!



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Toronzo Cannon Interview 10/29/19

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 by The Professor

Toronzo Cannon is coming to the area in a rare appearance at The Soundry in Columbia, MD on Saturday November 2nd. Since he has a full-time job driving a Chicago city bus, he only tours in weekend bursts and vacation days, making it a rare treat to get him in the area. Touring now on his excellent new release The Preacher, The Politician or The Pimp (Alligator Records), Toronzo is raising the bar again with a great live show and killer guitar work. We first met at the Lancaster Roots and Blues in 2016 (interview here) and he blew me away with the energy he put into a live show. Ahead of this weeks show Toronzo was able to squeeze in a quick interview on his lunch break! It’s well worth the trip to Columbia to check him out live and see why he’s in such high demand worldwide!

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Open House at WLOY Station 10/24

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 by Erin McAvoy

black, green, and white flyer advertising WLOY open house thursday / WLOYThis Thursday from 7-9pm, WLOY will be hosting an open house at our station.  This will be an opportunity for you and all your friends to come get a tour of our station, look through our extensive music library, ask questions, and find out more about what we do and how you can get involved!  We’ll have a live DJ throughout the night who will be helping visitors get on the air and record their very own station promo and there’ll even be some cool prizes for you to take home.  Swing by the station, located at Bellarmine Hall, on Thursday between 7 and 9pm for music, fun, and prizes!  Everyone is welcome.  See you there!



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5 Best Study Spots in Baltimore

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 by Erin McAvoy

Are you a college student in Baltimore?  Do you ever wish you had that perfect off-campus spot to do your work but you just don’t know where to go?  I feel you.  And this one’s for you.

photo by Reinhart Julian on Unsplash / girl sitting at a table by the window studying / WLOY

1.  Sophomore Coffee

Sophomore Coffee, to me, is one of the best study spots in Baltimore.  It’s located right around the Barclay neighborhood, just a seven minute walk away from Baltimore’s famous Graffiti Alley.  Sophomore Coffee is essentially hidden, situated just underground, and it definitely has that quaint, hole-in-the-wall kind of feel.  It’s super small and quiet–perfect for focusing on homework–and definitely very aesthetically pleasing.

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Autarchii Live at Starbucks 10/10

Monday, October 7th, 2019 by The Professor

Reggae artist Autarchii will be joining WLOY and the Caribbean Students Union on Thursday 10/10 from 8-10pm to help raise money for Bahamian relief. Join us for great music, raffles and to donate in support of World Central Kitchen and their massive food relief efforts in the Bahamas.



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Fundraising for Bahamian Relief

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 by The Professor

WLOY and the Caribbean Students Union are teaming up to raise money for Bahamian relief aid through raffles and a great live show. Starting next week you can contribute at the tables set up by Boulder and enter the raffles.

On October 10th by Starbucks, we will present reggae artist Autarchii who has graciously offered to come to support our fundraising efforts in a FREE show. We will ask for donations, and be offering raffle tickets throughout the show. Please join us for an awesome night of music and help us feed those in need in the Bahamas. (more…)



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Acoustic Paradise at Starbucks 9/26

Thursday, September 26th, 2019 by Erin McAvoy

wloy coffee house 9/26 flyer - acoustic paradise with Nick and Bobby from paradise creek - WLOYAcoustic Paradise is a duo that sprung from an alternative rock band called Paradise Creek, that was created in Annapolis, Maryland back in 2014.  The full band consists of Nik Diamondidis with vocals, Nick Macleay on guitar, Bobby Sacker on bass, Garrett Smith on guitar, and Nate Merrill on drums.  The duo Acoustic Paradise, however, is made up of band members Nick Macleay and Bobby Sacker.  Their sound and perspective is fresh and extremely relatable to young people, as they are quite young, themselves.  In fact, Paradise Creek won our very own Loyola’s Battle of the Bands in 2016!  Nick and Bobby will be performing here at Starbucks tonight from 8-10pm so be sure to come check it out…and if you like what you hear, stay on the lookout for our giveaway tomorrow where we’ll be giving out two tickets to go see the full band this Saturday at Zen West!  Come on out to Starbucks tonight!



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