The Local 518 Show

Thursdays at 11pm

Credit ZUMMI/MAKEMEBARK

WEXT’s original half hour show dedicated to new and significant music from the Local 518's diverse music scene. Each episode also features a deep classic from the local music scene’s past.

You’ll hear a variety of artists and genres from the Local 518; from Bryan Thomas to Mary Leigh Roohan, from Jocelyn & Chris Arndt to Conehead Buddha, from Bob Warren to Sandy McKnight, from North & South Dakotas to The Sea The Sea and even national breakouts like Sean Rowe and Sawyer Fredericks and Phantogram and Sirsy.

Submissions:

The Local 518 Show showcases original music from bands and musicians based in, or have strong ties to, the Capital District. Each show features a classic song/band from generally a decade or more ago. The roots rock format of 97.7 WEXT-FM is generally a determining factor for airplay, but nearly all, except for extreme styles of music, are considered. All submissions will be listened to, but cannot guarantee submissions will be played on-air.

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Guidelines:
* Submissions must ONLY be made by band/artist or designated representative.
* Provide band/artist name, album/song names, track listing, contact name & email, website/social media info, and where the band/artist is from.
* A brief bio is helpful.
* For unconventional spellings, a pronunciation guide is helpful.
* For albums/EP's, please indicate up to 3 tracks/songs to be considered.
* Profanity is strongly discouraged. Identify which songs are not FCC-clean for airplay. If it's in a song you would like us to consider, please provide a cleaned-up version, or note the word and time-stamp it occurs.

Physical:
Send CD's and information noted above to:
WEXT-FM
Attn: The Local 518 Show
4 Global View
Troy, NY 12180

Digital:
Email a download link to music and info noted above to apgregory65@gmail.com. Include in the subject line "Local 518 Show Submission". The preferred format is MP3 encoded at 320kbs or wav files. Use of free transfer and cloud-based storage is encouraged.

Produced by WEXT-FM/Amsterdam, a service of WMHT Educational Telecommunications.

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Local 518 Show 1916
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Ever notice that the flow of great music is nearly constant in the Local 518? Catch the wave and enjoy tunes on this episode from The Sea The Sea, Stellar Young, Hand Habits, Bruiser and Bicycle, Sawyer Fredericks, Leah Woods, and Donnie. The Attic Classic is the title track from the Ashley Pond Band 2009 album 'The Waiting.'

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So much great local music on this episode of The Local 518 Show, you could float a boat on it. Catch the wave of tunes by Sydney Worthley, C.K. & The Rising Tide, Hasty Page, Mike Grutka, Honey Slider, Bird Streets, and Let's Be Leonard. For the Attic Classic we go back to 2008 for "Modest Birds", from Matthew Loiacono's album 'Kentucky' - the name taken from his mandolin brand.

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Can you feel it? That local music vibe, that sonic energy pulsing through the air? There's so much of it, Andy Gregory could only grab a bit for this Local 518 Show. Hear the songs by Hartley's Encore, Bright Dog Red, Mitch Elrod & MotherJudge, Buggy Jive, and Capital Zen.

Jocamo has always brought an old school brew of funk, R&B, soul, and rock to the masses. In 2001, they released 'You Know That It’s True'. The Attic Classic selection is "Clean It Up", the first track from that disc.

There's an unlimited number of great bands in the Local 518. Some are on great local record labels too! Local 518 show host Andy Gregory samples some of the bands represented on Five Kill Records & Bee Side Cassettes. And there's a duo, along with the Attic Classic band, that are all indie. Hear songs by Hate Club, Bear Grass, Blue Ranger, Broken Field Runner, Neighborhood of Make Believe, and Doctor Baker. The origin of our Attic Classic band The Sifters began around 20 years ago at a restaurant in Cooperstown. The only Sifters album that there ever was, was released in May 2004.

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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.

Local 518 Show
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Continuing discovery of your past and future favorite bands and artists on The Local 518 Show, Andy Gregory has songs by Los Elk, Laveda, Bird Streets, Small Town Glow, The Gibson Brothers, Bob Warren, and Alexandra Higgins. 

Mark Gamsjager & The Lustre Kings have kept the spirit of American roots rock music alive and well for decades. Their 1997 debut, 'Mark Gamsjager Rocks & The Lustre Kings Roll' pounded in the signposts for the styles future records would visit. The Attic Classic is "Bopalena", the first track off that record.

The Eddies Are Coming!

Apr 2, 2019
Jim Murphy & Sal Prizio from Proctors
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Sunday, April 14 | Proctors Theatre

6pm

The inaugural Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Awards take place at Proctors Theatre this month. It's an opportunity to amplify, empower and celebrate professionals working in the area's wide-rangng music scene.

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It's an all instrumental episode of The Local 518 Show this time around. Show host Andy Gregory features tracks by Stefon Harris & Blackout, Michael Bohne, Victory Soul Orchestra, Alexander Kash, Mike Campese, Maria Zemantauski, and Groovestick.

Local 518 Show 1908
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Like a little rock, soul, and blues on your Local 518 show? You've come to the right place! On this episode, Andy Gregory features songs by Wild Adriatic + Dan Rodriguez, Lou's Blues, Albert Cummings, James Rock, Playin' With Fire Band, and Mark Tolstrup. The Attic Classic is from Albany's "Ambassador of the Blues" Ernie Williams, who passed away in 2012. "Tell Me Baby What’s Wrong With You" comes from Ernie Williams & The Wildcats 1997 'Harvest Time' disc.

Local 518 Show 1907
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Miss the Local 518 Show? Never fear, it's available here! Turn it up loud, anywhere you are, because Andy Gregory's playing rocking tunes from Northern Faces, Good Fiction, Blockhouses, Promiser, ImaginaryFriends, and MOTORBIKE. The Attic Classic is “Ring Out Wild Bells”, a track from The Sundowner’s ‘Captain Nemo’ record, released in 1968.

Mold. Broken. MotherJudge

Mar 12, 2019
Mother Judge at Exit Dome 5, Jan 2012
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Exit Dome 5—Jan. 28, 2012. Caroline MotherJudge was at the peak of her considerable powers. While she is rightfully praised in her passing as a giving soul, community organizer and relentless promoter of others, let’s not forget her own inspiring, righteous skills as a singer, songwriter and musician. Husband Sten Isachsen and longtime cohort Bob Buckley might be the ringers for the night, but she is leading the band, just as anyone who ever worked alongside her will tell you. This is the stuff!

Local 518 Show 1906
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Andy Gregory illuminates some of the local bands and artists on The Local 518 Show. During this episode, his playlist is lit with songs by Jeff Brisbin, PJ Duo, Scott MacPherson, Ryan Leddick Trio, Zan & the Winter Folk, and The Hudson Dusters. For the Attic Classic, he shines a light on the somewhat tragic tale of Woodstock performer Bert Sommer, and plays "Jennifer", the first song he played at that gathering 50 years ago.

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Late February's weather has got us thinking that spring can't be to far off. Meanwhile, we have another episode of The Local 518 Show with Andy Gregory. Playlist this week contains No More Death Stars, Gordon St., Hitrick and Brooks, The Age, Young Culture, and Intelligent Television. The Attic Classic is by Timbre Coup [tam-ber koo] - “Part B” was the second song they wrote, comes from their first album 'Fools Gold', which came out in 2009.

Local 518 Show 1904
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During this episode of The Local 518 Show, Andy Gregory features songs by Andy 'Ayo B' O'Brien, Jocelyn & Chris Arndt, Drishti, Blue Ranger, Bear Grass, Hand Habits, and The Sea The Sea. The Attic Classic is from Sugar Cookie, a "band" online collaboration between Dan Sorensen, Bryan Thomas, Ben & Olivia Karis-Nix, Frank & Martha Moscowitz, Bob Buckley, and Troy Pohl. The 'Sugar Cookie Music' collection of songs came out in 2006, reflecting the influences & sound of several bands from the vibrant Albany music scene of that time.

Local 518 Show 1903
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On this episode of The Local 518 Show, Andy Gregory's playlist features songs by C.K. & The Rising Tide, The Gibson Brothers, Joe Mansman and The Midnight Revival Band, The William Deuel Band, Roan Yellowthorn, and Shane Guerrette. The Attic Classic is a country rock song from Larry Quinn and his band Tree Fox. "Wanderin' Man" comes from their 1979 album 'Rough Road.'

 

Local 518 Music Report
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Fans, supporters, and creators of music (and more) in the Capital District!

Courtesy of Local 518 Show host Andy Gregory and WEXT Radio, get your very own PDF copy of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2018 Quarter 4. The report covers the time period of October 1st to December 31st, 2018.

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A Gregory

On this episode of The Local 518 Show, Andy Gregory features songs by Bird Streets, Luxtides, Wurliday, MIRK, The Reptiles, and Dolphin Pal. The Attic Classic is "Downtown", from Shu's 1996 'Fanagalo' disc.

Blue Factory Powered By Noises poster
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Local 518 band Blue Factory have been hard at work on their new album, "Powered By Noises." This time out, they decided to go with putting it out on vinyl - no CD.  You do get a download card for the digital you, too. 

Jim Crawley and Jim Temple stopped by to discuss their process, and let us in on the show happening Friday night (10/26) at The Hangar.

Local 518 Music Report
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Hey fans, supporters, and creators of music in the Capital District!

Courtesy of Local 518 Show host Andy Gregory and WEXT Radio, get your very own PDF copy of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2018 Quarter 3. The report covers the time period of July 1st to September 30th, 2018.

The report listings include hypertext so you can preview recordings, watch videos, read articles, and access other content with just a click.

Local 518 Music Report - CRUMBS
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Hey fans, supporters, and creators of music in the Capital District! Courtesy of The Local 518 Show, get your very own PDF copy of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2018 Quarter 2. The report covers the time period of April 1st to June 30th, 2018.

The report listings include hypertext to preview recordings, watch videos, read articles, and access other content with just a click. 

Click here to get the PDF.

Miss Andy's show this past week?  Find it online!

Miss this past weekend's Local 518 show? Hear it now on our website.

If you missed Andy's Local 518 Show this past weekend, you can hear it here. 

Hear Andy Gregory's Local 518 Show and the #AtticClassic, Thursday at 11pm and Saturday at 6pm. the hear it on our website. 

Miss the Local 518 Show this past week? Andy's show is now online.

Local 518 Report
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On behalf of CRUMBS.net and The Local 518 Show, get your very own PDF copy of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2018 Quarter 1. The report covers the time period of January 1st to March 31st, 2018. The report listings include hypertext to preview recordings, watch videos, read articles, and access other content with just a click.  Click here for the PDF.

If you missed Andy Gregory's Local 518 Show, hear it online.

Each Thursday night at 1130p and Saturday at 630p, listen to Andy's Local 518 Show.  Miss it? Wanna hear it again?  It's right here.

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