March 17th, 2017 by Cara Hullings
Matt Hutchison, a Loyola favorite, will be back this Thursday from 8-10pm outside Starbucks! Inspired from a young age by the sounds of The Beatles and other British Invasion bands, Matt went to England to study Rock and Roll. He then moved out into the wilderness of West Virginia to learn about Country Western music and develop his own music into what it is today. These genres influenced Matt’s alternative, classic rock music style in his awesome songs, which you can listen to here. He enjoys writing songs that tell a good story, so don’t miss the stories and the sounds of Matt Hutchison this Thursday!
Starbucks will be staying open for the length of the Coffeehouse and will be having drink specials like $3 Frappiccinos. Grab yourself a cup of joe or a tasty frap and enjoy the show!
March 16th, 2017 by Cara Hullings
Calling all acoustic singer-songwriters, a cappella singers, spoken word artists, rappers, mixers, or duets!! The Songwriter Skirmish is fast approaching so WLOY and SGA need some awesome submissions. Those chosen will battle it out on Thursday, March 30th from 8-10pm outside of Starbucks for their chance to OPEN AT LOYOLAPALOOZA! So if you’re interested in your chance for fame (at least fame at Loyola) then email a video of you playing a song (originals or covers) to firstname.lastname@example.org to be entered. Time is running low so get those submissions in before it’s too late!
March 23rd, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Wockenfuss Candies Factory Tour
Where: 6831 Hartford Rd
When: Saturday, March 25th, 9am-4pm
Wockenfuss Candies is having their 5th Annual Factory tour this Saturday! If you can’t get enough of chocolate, then take your obsession one step further and learn about the behind the scenes of everyone’s fave. As one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore, (celebrating their 102 years anniversary this year) Wockenfuss Candies knows how to do chocolate and candy, so you’ll get the experts advice on you tour. On top of the insider info, on the tour Wockenfuss will be giving out free sample and raffling off candy. A tour and free food? What more could you ask for! Tours will be running continuously throughout the day, so grab your friends or the fam and head over.
March 22nd, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Bowling for Soup Concert
Where: Baltimore Soundstage, 124 Market Place
When: Tuesday, April 4th, 6pm-11pm
Get transported back to 2004 with 1985! Celebrating their 21st birthday as a band, Bowling for Soup, an alternative band from Texas, is heading out to play the classic as well as songs from their recent album called Sorry for Partyin’. With 10 albums, Grammy nominations, and an Emmy nomination under their belt, Bowling for Soup may have developed as a band, but they claim to be the same guys they were 21 years ago. This means they are the same guys who put on some great, high-energy shows like this show at the Soundstage is bound to be. Buy your tickets here before they sell out, and make sure to get to the show early so you don’t miss Stacked Like Pancakes (a WLOY favorite) when they open!
March 21st, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair
Where: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr.
When: Saturday April 1th, 10am-8pm & Sunnday, April 2nd, 10am-6pm
Support your local art scene . . . or in this case your national one! Sponsored by the BMA’s Print, Drawing, and Photograph Society, the biennial Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair is here this year for two fun days full of great art. Come out to meet printers or BMA curators while shopping through photographs, drawings, single prints, and even limited edition art. With vendors like 10 Grand Press from New York, Goya Contemporary for Baltimore, and Crown Point Press for San Francisco, there with be art from all over the U.S. for new collectors and art enthusiasts alike to buy. Attendance to this amazing event is free for BMA members, students and teachers, but costs $10 for a day for others. However, exclusive access to all of these amazing prints and pieces is well worth it!
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!
March 16th, 2017 by Cara Hullings
On January 29th I got to see The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, along with the local openers Us &Us Only and Purrer. Although The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die wasn’t the reason I wanted to go to the show, the whole concert was an all-around great experience. Read the rest of this entry »
March 14th, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Hipster Jazz Night
Where: Joe Squared, 33 W North Ave
When: Sunday, March 19th, 8pm
Sick of all that old, mainstream jazz that everybody has heard of? Then come out to Joe Squared and check out some new jazz artists at Hipster Jazz Night! At least three new jazz artists will be playing their hip music for you to discover. The Ephemera Quartet is one of those groups. The local jazz group explores the jazz of composer Liam Hurlbut, combining it with pop and jazz from the 70’s to create their own unique sound. But this great event is not limited to the underground jazz of Baltimore. The Beautiful Mess, a New York based jazz artist will be bringing his experience on the trombone to Joe Squared to perform his hipster sounds. These two artists, in addition to some more groups, will having you tapping your feet to the sound of new, more exciting jazz. Oh! And make sure to grab you sax or kazoo for the chance of an impromptu jam session to end the fabulous night!
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.
March 7th, 2017 by The Professor
WLOY Local Music Director Stephen Vanyo ’17 catches up with Amanda Glasser of Baltimore’s Purrer at the Metro Gallery for their show with Us and Us Only and The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die… Listen up and maybe you will know why they’re genre’d as sparkle sludge, or maybe not? Recorded 1/29/17.