Friday, 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!
Thursday, 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!
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.
Friday, February 24th, 2017 by Cara Hullings
Loyola alumnus and singer songwriter Peter Royall is back to perform outside Starbucks this Thursday from 8-10pm! Getting his start as Peter Whitaker at WLOY open mic nights, Peter has been growing his song collection and musical talents since graduating in 2015 and we are proud to have him back. So come chill out to his acoustic songs like ‘Jealous Wind,’ or sing along to his pop covers like “This Town“. These tunes will be great to study to or to listen to while you grab a coffee with your friends, so make sure you don’t miss it!
Monday, February 20th, 2017 by Cara Hullings
WLOY is keeping the lineup stacked this Thursday with the local band Stacked Like Pancakes! The band is bringing breakfast to McGuire from 8-10pm where their bassist will be making pancakes on stage. This energetic local band has toured with Reel Big Fish and flipped their pancakes off stage all over America. Now they’re bringing their upbeat ska music (which you can find here) to Loyola for a Late Night PJ Party. Come out in your PJs to hear Stacked Like Pancakes live, enjoy some breakfast food (pancakes and other classics), and enter into our PJ contest. Although everyone will be a winner Thursday night when hearing this great band, one person will win tickets to the Baltimore Soundstage for wearing the best PJ outfit. So break out that onesie and make sure not to miss this fun concert!
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.
Friday, February 10th, 2017 by Cara Hullings
Did you recently write a poem for your significant other in honor of Valentine’s Day? Then come read it this Thursday at WLOY’s Open Mic Night! Outside Starbucks from 9-11pm, you can showcase your newly written love song, a classy cover, or that romantic poem to all your fellow Loyola students. Not feeling that tortured, romantic artist vibe? Come out anyway with your favorite instrument to play, or break out some dad jokes to tell the audience. No matter what you choose to do or if you choose just to watch, the February Open Mic Night is definitely not a WLOY event to miss!
Friday, February 3rd, 2017 by Cara Hullings
This Thursday from 8-10pm Son of Nun will be performing his powerful hip hop outside Starbucks. As a Baltimore citizen, Son of Nun uses his music as a voice to speak out against racism in around the U.S.. Son of Nun is not just an artist, but an activist, dedicating his time to working with various charities in Baltimore and to fight for what he believes, which is then reflected in his music. His two albums, Blood & Fire and The Art of Struggle, which you can find here, combine meaningful lyrics with strong hip hop beats and occasional some spoken word. With all this great energy and such a powerful message, you don’t want to miss this upcoming amazing show!
Monday, January 30th, 2017 by Cara Hullings
Cozy up by Starbucks this Thursday from 8pm to 10pm with the indie-folk group Pressing Strings. This local band will be playing their chill songs like “Life of a Tree” and “My People”. Working with the producers of Vampire Weekend, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen, Pressing Strings has perfected their soulful sound in a way that will soothe you one song and have you dancing during the next. These skilled musicians are a mix of everything from John Mayer to Skribe to Dirty Heads and will be sure to offer up a great way to spend your Thursday. So, bring your friends (or your homework), get some snacks from Starbucks and enjoy Pressing Strings!