Lavender & Modern Nomad LIVE 9/20

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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Charm City Night Market

September 17th, 2018 by The Professor

What: Charm City Night Market

Where: Historic Chinatown– 200 Park Ave

When: Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 4:00 p.m- 11:00pm

The Charm City Night Market, happening this Saturday, will be the first of hopefully many future Lunar Mid-Autumn Festivals that will be taking place in Baltimore, spanning from the Lexington Market to Park Avenue. Learn about the Chinese culture by listening to the music–not to mention, a WLOY favorite, Cecilia Grace will be performing on the main stage at 5:00pm. Take a moment to experience the art, whether that be in the form of jewelry or lanterns (maybe even buy a few things). And also make sure to take advantage of my favorite part of any culture, and taste as much of the food as your wallet allows. Take a sneak of what there is to offer by accessing their instagram @charmcitynightmarket.



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Kabaka Pyramid Interview

September 16th, 2018 by The Professor

‘I Never Knew Radio’ host Junior had the pleasure of having a powerful reasoning from the lyrical mastermind Kabaka Pyramid. Kabaka Pyramid has made a name in the reggae and hip-hop world as top tier lyricist who uses his abilities to speak out against social injustices in Jamaica and around the world.

In this interview, Kabaka speaks about the production process of his recent release ‘ Kontraband’, lessons learned touring with Damien ‘Jr Gong’ who also produced the album. Kabaka explains the story behind numerous songs on his new album ‘Kontraband’ and the process of getting features from internationally known artist like Stonebwoy, Akon, Chronixx, and Protoje.

Kabaka also opens up about his spiritual journey into mysticism, negative effects of marijuana, and the immense influence the early works of Sizzla had on his life.

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Max Bent Beatbox & Open Mic 9/13

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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Paul Nelson Interview

September 3rd, 2018 by The Professor

Legendary session guitarist, bluesman and producer Paul Nelson sat down before his recent show in town with DJ Tim Tilghman from the Radio RockonTour show. They talked about starting in the world of Jazz Fusion and session playing and how it led to touring with the great Johnny Winter. Paul produced Johnny’s first solo Grammy winner, toured with him and got him clean after decades of serious drug abuse. Listen to the whole interview here

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Mark Hopkins at WLOY Coffeehouse 9/6

September 1st, 2018 by Tara Howell

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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

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

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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Jackie Cohen – Studio Seizure

July 30th, 2018 by The Professor

Jackie Cohen joins us on July 30th for a “Studio Seizure” to discuss her first EP, “Tacoma Night Terror Part 1: I’ve Got the Blues”. Cohen is an “anti-folk” singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California who plays with deep poetic lyricism. Listen to our show with her for some of Cohen’s insights on the EP and discussing the music the has made her the musician she is today. Interviewed by Emma, just before their show at Metro Gallery in Baltimore. In case you missed the broadcast, here is the interview/show

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Summer Happenings at WLOY (part 1)

July 11th, 2018 by The Professor

There is a lot going on this summer at WLOY. We kicked it off with an amazing Honfest experience (despite the rain) that drew big crowds to our stage and connected great bands with new audiences. While preparing for that we had boxes upon boxes of new stuff arriving. Why? We can’t show you everything but WLOY is going DIGITAL. All of our studios are being upgraded to networked digital audio systems, just like all the top stations in the world use now. We’ll be able to do all sorts of cool new stuff, including more podcasts, remote broadcasts and live band events. We are also building a new live room for all those bands that keep trying to fit in our small studios to perform. More teasers to follow on that front! For now, just check out the resourcefulness of our GM Tara. When confronted with so many boxes she couldn’t use a desk, she turned them into her own private office! Stay tuned to see just what we’re going to take out of all those boxes!



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