Chant Down Baltimore 2019

June 15th, 2019 by The Professor

WLOY, I Never Knew Radio, Friends of Carroll Park and more present a day of amazing FREE Reggae music on Saturday June 22, from 1-7pm. Opening the festivities will be local greats Soul Cannon.

With backing from The Statement Band featuring Derrick Barnett and Andy Bassford, the stage will be packed with talent all day. Joining us from New York is rising star Autarchii, and flying in from Jamaica we present Iba Mahr, Imeru Tafari, Chevaughn and Ryan Bailey.

The show is FREE but we ask that you bring a donation of canned goods or clothing to support Paul’s Place an amazing charity operation in the community.

Bring a picnic lunch and hang out all day. As a bonus the Mount Clare Museum House will be open for FREE tours in support of the festival – it’s normally $5/person so definitely take advantage of a family tour!



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Honfest 2019

May 15th, 2019 by Tara Howell

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Loyola has finished the semester, the weather is getting warmer , and you know what that means – Honfest is coming! Grab your hairspray, throw on your feather boa, and practice your best Bawlmerese accent to get ready. Honfest 2019 will take place Saturday June 8th, and Sunday June 9th, 2019.

WLOY Loyola Radio is excited to be hosting the WLOY Loyola Radio Stage again this year, and will be there all weekend! We are proud to host the stage and are bringing a great lineup stacked full of local and some of the station’s favorite artists and bands. The WLOY stage will be located on 36th street at the Chestnut street intersection (right across from The Charmery).

This is quite possibly our most diverse lineup yet, so there is something for everyone. We are so excited for this year’s line up, and we hope you are too! See you there!

WLOY Stage 2019 Lineup

Saturday June 8th

11:00 – 12:00pm Janice B

12:00 – 01:00pm Modern Nomad

01:00 – 02:00pm Quinton Randall

02:00 – 03:00pm Matt Hutchison

03:00 – 04:00pm The Great Heights Band

04:00 – 05:00pm The Holy Circle

05:00 – 06:00pm Eze Jackson

06:00 – 07:00pm DJ Paul Random

07:00 – 08:00pm Funsho

Sunday June 9th

12:00 – 01:00pm BATMAN

01:00 – 02:00pm Red Sammy

02:00 – 03:00pm Little Lungs

03:00 – 04:00pm Old Eastern

04:00 – 05:00pm Pocket Bells

05:00 – 06:00pm Nalani & Sarina



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Website Restored!

April 17th, 2019 by The Professor

Thanks to the magical, nay mythical, support of Jason The Awesome in the IT department, our deceased RAID array was revived, replaced and replicated in a way that it was not only pretty sure it was no longer dead, but that it was indeed quite capable of going for a walk after all. As a result, we are back online, missing posts are being restored, we have eaten Robin’s minstrels and there is, truly, much rejoicing. If none of this makes sense, go watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail before you do anything else today. Now. Really.



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DJ Spin-Off 4/25

April 16th, 2019 by The Professor

DJ Spin-Off April 25 – Black Box Theater
A brand new event for 2019, the DJ Spin-off is a chance for DJs, remixers and producers to show off their set-making talents and originality. In the Black Box Theater you will perform a 10-15 minute mix of fun, high energy music, including as much original music, remix or mashup material as you can create to wow the judges. Judges will include 2 industry professionals (possibly some surprises) and a representative from WLOY and SGA. The audience will decide any tie voting so make sure to bring your friends! The winning act will perform at the new Loyolapalooza Pep Rally to be held on the quad Friday April 26th.

Ready to compete? ENTER HERE and include as much of the information as possible. Selected entries will be notified by April 23rd.



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Passion Pit Interview

April 10th, 2019 by The Professor

Passion Pit is celebrating 10 years since the release of their album, “Manners”. Michael Angelakos, lead singer and mastermind of Passion Pit talked to WLOY’s Mackenzie Britt ’21 about the upcoming anniversary tour and what he’s looking forward to, as well as looking back on where the band came from. He talked about the journey to get here, the challenges of live music with a synth sound, and what the band does differently. Passion Pit will be in Washington D.C. on May 25th at the Anthem.



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Gooch Palms Interview

April 6th, 2019 by The Professor

Leroy, one half of the magical Australian madness that is The Gooch Palms stopped by the station today to chat with the Professor about their upcoming show at The Crown here in Baltimore. As long as he was here we wandered off on topics from touring the US as a couple in an RV, their new album, signing to a major label (and yet being able to keep their indie label brand), aliens in Texas, moving back to Australia, why they haven’t been in the station since 2016, and Kat’s amazing new addition to her touring kit. Check it out and make sure to catch them at The Crown, or when they come back in the fall in support of the new third album, which may or may not be called THREE… and drops May 10th.



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Open Mic Night at Coffeehouse 3/28

March 25th, 2019 by Erin McAvoy

This Thursday, March 28th, WLOY will be hosting one of our many Open Mic Nights! This will be a great chance for you all to come out and share your many talents with your peers! It’s completely open to your creative freedom–original songs, covers, comedy acts, poetry, spoken word, or any other talent you have to share is all fair game. We’d love to see what you’ve got, so be sure to come out to Starbucks this Thursday from 8-10pm and show us! See you there!



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Got Talent? Show it off and win!

March 24th, 2019 by The Professor

WLOY & SGA present a series of events to highlight Loyola’s talent. Winners will perform at Loyolapalooza and the new Loyolapalooza Pep Rally!

Battle of the Bands April 4 – McGuire Hall
Got a band of 3 or more performers? Enter the 2019 Battle of the Bands now! This event is open to any band with a real Loyola connection – alumni, current students and employees. If a member of your band fits one of these categories send in your entry. The bands will compete of a full stage in McGuire with industry professionals as the judges. The audience will decide any tie voting so bring your friends!Many past winning bands have gained live show gigs in Baltimore as a result and more than a dozen albums have been released. The winning band will perform at Loyolapalooza on April 28th.


Songwriter Skirmish April 11 – Starbucks
New for this year we will have 2 winners! Are you a solo or duo act? Acoustic or Electric? You can enter to win this year in either category. This is open to any combination of performance that is electric or acoustic so whether you are an a capella duo or a rapper with a laptop, you can win. Choose your category and enter your act. Judges will include 2 past Battle of the Band winning alumni who perform professionally as well as a representative from WLOY and SGA. The audience will decide any tie voting so bring your friends!
The 2 winning acts will perform at Loyolapalooza on April 28th.


DJ Spin-Off April 25 – Black Box Theater
A brand new event for 2019, the DJ Spin-off is a chance for DJs, remixers and producers to show off their set-making talents and originality. In the Black Box Theater you will perform a 10 minute mix of fun, high energy music, including as much original music, remix or mashup material as you can create to wow the judges. Judges will include 2 industry professionals (possibly some surprises) and a representative from WLOY and SGA. The audience will decide any tie voting so make sure to bring your friends! The winning act will perform an extended set at the new Loyolapalooza Pep Rally to be held on the quad April 26th.


Got a talent and want to show it off at these competitions? ENTER HERE and include as much of the information as possible. Selected entries will be notified by April 2 for Battle, April 9 for Skirmish and April 23 for Spin-Off. And don’t forget the Open Mic Night Thursday March 28th at Starbucks as a chance to test out your talents!



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Pocket Bells and The Dead Pens at Coffeehouse 3/21

March 18th, 2019 by Erin McAvoy

Pocket Bells is a Baltimore-based “electrifying indie” band that really grew big in 2016 and has had three singles in regular rotation on AAA radio since.  Their sound is quite euphoric, incorporating a generous mix of instrumentals and and synthetics combined with relatable yet unexpected lyrics.  The Dead Pens are a (mostly) acoustic trio based out of Annapolis, Maryland.  All three of them are professional musicians who met while working on other projects.  They describe their original music as “unabashedly dark” and “unapologetically bitter” and claim to write songs about “love, death, and monsters”.  Pocket Bells and The Dead Pens will be performing this Thursday at Starbucks from 8-10pm, so come out, take a break from your studies, and enjoy some great live music!

Check them out here:
https://pocketbells.bandcamp.com
https://thedeadpens.com/home



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Poetry Slam at Starbucks 3/14

March 12th, 2019 by Erin McAvoy

This Thursday night, from 8-10pm at Starbucks, WLOY, CAB, and the Writing Center present Poetry Slam, hosted by Baltimore teaching artist Meccamorphosis!  Meccamorphosis has performed for venues like Busboys and Poets and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and has accomplished numerous impressive feats, including creating and hosting a national poetry radio show!  Anyone can perform at Poetry Slam, just sign yourself up in the Office of Student Activities or email wloy@loyola.edu!  Come out to share your talent and support the art!

Check out Meccamorphosis here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYYJbfFp2Mo



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