Greg Haymes and Michael Eck Host Exit Dome broadcast
Bryan Thomas

Wild Bill. Sarge. We Are Glad We Got to Know You

It is with a sad and heavy heart that we have today, this Local 518 Thursday. Last night, we learned of the passing of a dear friend of WEXT. So much can be said of Greg Haymes. He was a great guy. He was a journalist, a critic, a musician - and was great at all of that. But he was so much more. And to us, he was a very special individual. The WEXT you hear today would not exist if it weren't for Greg's generous spirit and kindness. Before we launched, we had anonymously reached out to learn...

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Dyer Switch Band
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Hold on to your seat!  Local 518 bluegrass stalwarts Dyer Switch Band (JoAnn Sifo, Bob Bates, Chris Schultz and Bruce Barker) just dropped by our studio to play some high-octane songs and talk about a forthcoming album, "Original"; the follow-up to 2015's In The Spotlight of The Moon.

Nine Pin Cider Works
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Nine Pin Cider is featuring Local 518 musicians on Sunday evenings. As part of their partnership with WEXT, Local 518 music on the station is supported by Nine Pin Cider, presenting local musicians performing original music on Sundays. 

 

Upcoming events:

 

4/21 – Brian La Pointe & the Joints, a singer-songwriter with soul music.

 

4/28 - Honey Slider, indie folk-pop.

 

 

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BAILEN is performing tonight at the Hangar on the Hudson in Troy. Don't miss this amazing trio of musicians, born to make music together. Quite literally! Twin brothers David & Daniel with their sister Julia were raised by their classical musician parents who got them into music at a young age.

Rochmon Record Club "Aja"
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Thursday, April 25 | The Linda

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Shazam!
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Local 518 Show
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On this episode of The Local 518 Show, we've got stories. Show host Andy Gregory picked out tuneful tales by Andrew Mirabile, Chris O'Leary, Michael Jerling, Katie Louise, Haley Moley, and the Tom Atkins Band.

Greg Haymes and Michael Eck Host Exit Dome broadcast
Bryan Thomas

It is with a sad and heavy heart that we have today, this Local 518 Thursday.  Last night, we learned of the passing of a dear friend of WEXT.  So much can be said of Greg Haymes. He was a great guy. He was a journalist, a critic, a musician - and was great at all of that. But he was so much more.  And to us, he was a very special individual.

SIRSY
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Melanie Krahmer & Rich Libutti of SIRSY have been traveling around the country, winning over fans and melting hearts with their sassy brand of rock & soul for more than two decades; pouring their hearts and souls into every show, every recording, every song and every note!

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Local 518 songwriter, band leader, and activist Taina Asili has received national acclaim for her music; most recently for her single No Es Mi Presidente released in 2017. Now she is back with a full length album Resiliencia where she has taken herself out of the spotlight. This time around instead of writing soley from her own experiences she took this album as a tool for others to speak their truths and stories.

Maceo Parker
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Sunday, May 5 | The Massry Center for the Arts

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Guster's latest album, Look Alive, is a trippy and textured twist on everything you might already love about the band. Lead singer Ryan Miller and drummer Brian Rosenworcel dropped by to talk about the making of the album, which included three producers, Leo Abrahams, John Congleton and Collin DuPuis, as well as a very fruitful visit to synthesizer and keyboard heaven, a.k.a. Canada's National Music Centre.

We've been anxiously waiting for Lizzo to drop her debut full-length album ever since she dominated our South by Southwest showcase in 2017. Cuz I Love You is finally here and it's full of the kind of fearless swagger, unapologetic pride and boundless joy that's won over so many fans. We open this week's New Music Friday with just one of the standout cuts, "Juice."

Oh Pep! On Mountain Stage

Apr 18, 2019

Olivia Hally and Pepita Emmerichs met about ten years ago attending a performing arts high school in Melbourne, Australia. After a string of EPs the pair, who perform as Oh Pep!, released its debut full-length album Stadium Cake in 2016.

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