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Peter Case Plays The Linda

Mar 5, 2019
Peter Case

Thursday, March 7th | The Linda

Three time Grammy nominee, Peter Case’s work sets the bar for authenticity, passion and imagination and spans a number of genres, including folk, blues, and rock. Raised in Buffalo, NY, Case came to the Bay area in 1973 and worked as a street musician and played in the seminal power pop group The Nerves, before moving to Los Angeles to form the Plimsouls, landing a deal with Geffen Records.

Sisters of Slide: Rory Block & Cindy Cashdollar

Friday, March 15 | The Cohoes Music Hall

Adirondack Sports Summer Expo

Mar 4, 2019
Adirondack Sports

Join 8,000 sports, health, fitness and travel enthusiasts for the 14th annual Summer Expo, which features 150 exhibitors covering running, hiking, bicycling, paddling, triathlon, health, fitness, green living and travel in upstate New York. The fun, high-energy show includes great sales, clubs, demos, events, activities, races, seminars and prizes.

For more information about the Expo, click here.

Hey! Hey! We're The Monkees!

Feb 24, 2019
The Monkees on Tour

March 10 | The Palace Theatre

Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees will hit the road once again in 2019, these special performances will feature songs that span the group’s entire career. The shows will highlight many of Nesmith’s compositions, including some that had never been performed live until this tour began.

Broken Arrow: A Tribute to Neil Young

Saturday, March 2 | Cohoes Music Hall

Guthrie Bell Productions presents Broken Arrow: A Tribute to Neil Young on Saturday, March 2nd at Cohoes Music Hall at 8pm. Including Crazy Horse tunes and the more acoustic, pedal steel driven country rock material.

The Accidentals

Friday, March 1 | The Linda

Female-fronted, multi-instrumentalist power trio, The Accidentals (Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause) kicked off 2018 with the release of their debut album, Odyssey, with Sony Masterworks. They followed the album release with two-hundred days of touring nationally, seventeen festivals, sync placement with Turner Classic Movies, FOX sports, and a RAM Trucks BANDvan #tourtough commercial.

Terrance Simien

Friday, March 1 | Cohoes Music Hall

Louisiana legend and two-time GRAMMY winner Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience will be live on stage at the Cohoes Music Hall on Friday, March 1st.  Joining Simien will be the powerhouse GRAMMY-nominated Professor Louie and the Crowmatix.

Siren Songs at The Linda

March 2 at 8:00 pm | The Linda

Girl Blue, Zan & the Winter Folk and Belle-Skinner

Girl Blue:

Jocelyn & Chris Arndt on the Today Show

Friday, March 1 | Lucky Strike Social Jupiter Hall

We at WEXT are proud to be the station where Jocelyn & Chris were first heard.  We played them in a now defunct  band called The Dependents.  The new album, "The Fun in the Fight" had its first full play here on WEXT.

Rochmon Record Club
Saratoga Photographer

Join us for the next Rochmon Record Club listening party at The Linda on February 28.

Chuck will walk us through the magnificent “Deja Vu” by Crosby Stills Nash & Young.   

Aaron Goldberg

March 9th | The Massry Center for the Arts

Please note - this performance takes place at the Massry Center for the Arts on the College of Saint Rose campus, 1002 Madison Ave, Albany, NY.

With pianist Aaron Goldberg, featuring bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Obed Calvaire

Joey Alexander Comes to Troy

Feb 11, 2019
Joey Alexander

February 15 | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Over the past four years Joey has been paying his dues and honing his craft: learning what it means to be a bandleader, keeping material fresh after repeated performances, and seeking out sidemen who are also collaborators. Along the way, The Joey Alexander Trio has performed at well-known venues and major festivals across the United States and around the globe.

Gospel Roots of Rock N Soul

Feb 5, 2019
McCrary Sisters
Denise Henhoeffer

WEXT Radio is pleased to broadcast a special four-part radio series, Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul celebrating Black gospel music’s profound and under acknowledged influence on early rock and soul music. The series airs February 9th, 16th, 23rd and March 2nd at 6pm.

Flurry Festival 2019

Jan 29, 2019
Flurry Festival 2019

Presidents' Day Weekend, February 15-17

The Flurry Festival Is The Best Winter Weekend For Dancers & Music Lovers Of All Ages!

Dances • Workshops • Singing • Concerts • Jamming
Performances • Family Events • Storytelling • Vendors and more!
Beginner, Intermediate and Experienced-Level Workshops and Dances

Over 300 Performers - Five Venues - Over 200 Events

Regina Carter

February 2 | Massry Center for the Arts

Please note - this performance takes place at the Massry Center for the Arts on the College of Saint Rose campus, 1002 Madison Ave, Albany, NY.

Dar Williams Comes to Cohoes

Jan 24, 2019
Dar Williams

January 24 | The Cohoes Music Hall

Dar Williams has been called “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters” by The New Yorker. She’s released ten studio albums and authored four books including her latest, “What I Found In A Thousand Towns,” to be released in September.

Lissie at The Hollow!

Jan 23, 2019
Lissie at The Hollow

January 29th | The Hollow in Albany

A powerful combination of heartfelt introspection and contemporary dream-pop, Lissie’s fourth studio album "Castles" marks the return of a singular voice in the modern American scene.

And now, she's returning to Albany. Don't miss this show. For info, go to the Hollow Facebook event page above. For tickets, click here.

Lizz Wright

January 26 | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Memories of Patsy Cline

January 19th | The Linda

The legendary Patsy Cline comes to life once again in the national touring show Memories of Patsy. This incredible tribute concert takes its audience on a trip back in time to the days when the amazing singer graced the stages of America.

Greensky Bluegrass

Thursday, January 10th | The Palace Theatre

Greensky Bluegrass is a genre bending musical group based out of Kalamazoo, MI.

2018 Year End Countdowns

Jan 2, 2019
Best of 2018

Each year since WEXT began, we’ve been able to continue to discover new music. Our year end countdowns are celebrating the yearlong journey of discovery. Like you, we may find fault with the positions the songs are placed in.  The lists are generated based on airplay and listener feedback.

We would love to know what you think. You can reach out by phone or email.

Top 97 of 2018 (pdf)

North Mississippi Allstars

North Mississippi Allstars

Sunday, December 30 | Cohoes Music Hall

North Mississippi Allstars are back with PRAYER FOR PEACE …Founded in 1996 by brothers Luther (guitar and vocals) and Cody Dickinson (drums, piano, synth bass, programming and vocals), the now venerable band are entering their third decade with perhaps the most vital album of their career. 

The Mallett Brothers

The Hollow | Friday, December 28

The Mallett Brothers

Country rock from the state of Maine. Get down to The Hollow for a rockin' great time. We have tickets, too. 

WEXT Radio at 97.7 and 106.1

For Immediate Release - Friday, December 21, 2018 - TROY, NEW YORK

WMHT Public Media is thrilled to announce the signal expansion of its NPR AAA (Adult Album Alternative) radio station EXIT 97.7 WEXT with the addition of 106.1. WEXT Radio is now available on 106.1 in addition to 97.7 FM.

“WMHT and WEXT have a long tradition of celebrating and elevating arts and culture in our region,” WMHT President and CEO Robert Altman notes. “WEXT Radio is unique, eclectic, and a fierce supporter of our vibrant local 518 music scene.”

Eric Clapton's Santa Claus
Eric Clapton

The holiday season brought with it the WEXT 8 Days of Christmas pledge drive. We offered cool new holiday CDs from Ingrid Michaelson, The Mavericks, Rodney Crowell, JD McPherson, Los Straitjackets, The Monkees, Old 97s and Eric Clapton.

Spend the Holidays with WEXT

Dec 18, 2018
Holidays on WEXT

Each year Christmas through New Year's WEXT has brought you some special programming to brighten and cheer for the holidays.  As we're about to enter our 11th anniversary year, this year continues the tradition.  Below you will find the special programming listed to help celebrate the season. 

Thursday 12/20
11p - The Local 518 Holiday Show

Saturday 12/22
9a - The Peanut Butter Jam: A Muppet Holiday
11p - The Rock N Soul Holiday Party

The 8 Days of Christmas

Dec 16, 2018
Paramount Pictures

WEXT’s 8 Days of Christmas is where you can support the station and its eclectic playlist. The unique nature of WEXT is why you listen, from the music, to the DJ’s, to the lack of commercials. Everything about WEXT is different, and you like that.

Wheels of Soul Radio Pre-Sale

Dec 13, 2018
Wheels of Soul 2019

Here's a chance to get your tickets to see Tedeschi Trucks, Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope before anyone else. Join the Wheels of Soul Radio Pre-Sale.  From 10am until 10pm on Thursday, December 13, you can purchase tickets to the show before they go on sale Friday, December 14th at 10am.

Here's the information

Start: Thurs, 10a
End: Thurs, 10p

Password: SOUL

Ticket Link: https://livemu.sc/2C56uaY

Sawyer Fredericks

We cannot wait for #FirstNightSaratoga2019! We'll be at the Main Stage at the City Center on December 31st from 6pm until the new year begins.  We have a great line-up, just part of the amazing First Night line-up of 70 regional and Local 518 acts.

Join us for Sawyer Fredericks, Sydney Worthley and Professor Louie & the Crowmatix.