The Ballroom Thieves

The Ballroom Thieves Greet You at the Massry Center

Thursday, December 13 | The Massry Center Enter to win tickets by sending email with this link. The Ballroom Thieves – Calin “Callie” Peters (vocals, cello), Martin Earley (guitar, vocals), and Devin Mauch (percussion, vocals) – mine immense melodies and hypnotic hooks from personal stories on their 2018 EP, Paper Crown (Nettwerk Records). Under the cover of vintage jazz-style, the five songs reflect feelings of rootlessness from four nomadic years, bouts of depression, and the ever-looming...

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See NRBQ in Troy at The Hangar

Nov 15, 2018

Friday, November 23 | The Hangar on the Hudson

NRBQ is coming back to town!
Burn off those Turkey Day calories by groovin' to the Q!

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I sat down with Kam Franklin of Houston TX Gulf Coast Soul Band, who are here tonight at The Egg! They have created quite a buzz since their debut EP and Album adding performances on The Late Night Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and NPR’s famous Tiny Desk Concert series to their resumes. Come out tonight to see why after seeing The Suffers perform David Letterman said, “if you can’t do this [gestures to band] get out of show biz! What a mighty, mighty, soul band.”


Erin Rae

Just by chance, singer-songwriter Erin Rae ended up on the Brett Dennen tour that made a stop at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in November.

Erin caught the attention of John Paul White (ex of the Civil Wars) who signed her to his Single Lock Records label. She recorded her latest album in a former Franciscan monastery in Appleton, WI.  Utilizing the reverberant sound that one might expect from such a space, and living on site (it's sort of an artist retreat, now), helped put her in a very special space to unleash the highly personal songs on "Putting On Airs."

David Wilcox & Lonesome Val

Saturday, November 17 | The Linda

See acclaimed singer-songwriter David Wilcox play wsg Lonesome Val (with those Units). For tickets, visit The Linda website

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Hamish Anderson
Artist/Mark Horton

Hamish Anderson: A student of the three Kings (Albert, BB and Freddie), Peter Green and Keith Richards with influences of Jeff Buckley and Tom Petty.

Brett Dennen

New father! New songs! Same prodigious wit and charm!  Our favorite ginger singer-songwriter Brett Dennen released a two-part EP this year - "Let's..." in February and "Here's Looking At You, Kid" in August - and welcomed a baby boy into the world this summer!  

Hear Brett play acoustically in the WEXT studio and talk to Dave Michaels about his influences, being a dad and his joys away from music.  

Brett Dennen
Maria del Rio

It's been a very busy year for singer-songwriter Brett Dennen.  He released two EP's ("Let's..." in February and "Here's Looking At You Kid" in August), toured non-stop; solo and with Jason Mraz on his "Good Vibes" tour, and became a dad to Cat Van Dennen (Yes!

Hunter Killer
Summit Entertainment

Does Gerard Butler's submarine thriller sink or swim? Jay Bobbin reviews "Hunter Killer."

Yarn's Blake Christiana

Friday, November 9 | The Hangar on the Hudson

For tickets - click here. For more information, visit The Hangar's event page.

The band Yarn tells stories.  They play great music - American rock and roll.  The band Yarn has ties to the community - Blake Christiana is from Schenectady. 


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Ten years ago, my guest introduced himself to me as a lanky, biracial kid from suburban Chicago who graduated from Harvard with a Kenyan diplomat for a dad. Nope, I wasn't interviewing Barack Obama. It was Tom Morello. If he had dropped Neo-Marxist into his introduction, the jig would have been up.

This week's list of essential new albums includes one of the year's most anticipated releases – Anderson .Paak's Oxnard, plus Mariah Carey's Caution, a lost Glen Campbell record he made for Elvis, a career-spanning retrospective on the late singer Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave), The Good, The Bad And The Queen's first new album in more than a decade and more. All Songs Considered's Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Rodney Carmichael, Lars Gotrich and Stephen Thompson as they run through the best releases out on Nov. 16.

Amy Helm On Mountain Stage

Nov 15, 2018

This Too Shall Light is the second solo album from Amy Helm, who stepped out of her home base comfort zone of Woodstock, N.Y. to record in Los Angeles with Grammy-winning producer Joe Henry.

After four records as a member of the roots-music collaborative Ollabelle, who made three appearances on Mountain Stage, Helm returns for the second time with her own band.

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