The Local 518 Show

Thursdays at 11pm

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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.

Click here for the 2015 Archive.

Ways to Connect

Local 518 Music (and More) Report Q2 2020
WEXT

Hello fans, supporters, and creators of music (and more) in the Capital District (and a bit beyond). Even in these troubling times of COVID-19, the awesome local music creatives keep being just that! Courtesy of Local 518 Show host Andy Gregory and WEXT Radio, get your very own virus-free PDF copy of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2020 Quarter 2. The report covers the time period of April 1st to June 30th, 2020. Be sure to share!

Local 518 Music Report
WEXT

Hello fans, supporters, and creators of music (and more) in the Capital District (and a bit beyond). Remember the first 3 months 2020, when we were COVID-19 free? Courtesy of Local 518 Show host Andy Gregory and WEXT Radio, get your very own virus-free PDF copy of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2020 Quarter 1. The report covers the time period of January 1st to March 31st, 2020. Be sure to share!

Albany Events
Agency

Each year, we've been proud to work with our friends at The City of Albany Events team. Tulip Fest is the beginning of all our usual outdoor events for the summer.  We are definitely sad to not be able to gather with you all at Washington Park this Mother's Day weekend.  But the Albany Events team came up with something fun!  Check it out!  It's The Virtual Tulip Fest!  Local 518 artist line up is below the video. 

Jocelyn & Chris Arndt
Artist

Sunday evening, Jocelyn & Chris Arndt took to Facebook for a special premier event. The rockin' brother-sister duo team up with some of their favorite musicians (Dan Zavadil, David Bourgeois & Emma Torncello to name a few) for a remote collaborative cover of Alannah Myles'Black Velvet. We thought you’d be interested in seeing the results. 

Local 518 Show
WEXT

Host Andy Gregory broadcast songs by Bendt, Laveda, E.R.I.E., El Modernist, Flamuel, and Black Electric from his attic for this Local 518 show. China White were "Makin Metal" for the Attic Classic, from the 1987 MCE Records hard rock & heavy metal compilation 'The Metaluna Syndrome'.

Local 518 Show
WEXT

Spend a little time with this Local 518 show and you'll hear some great tunes by Joan Kelsey's Silver Lining, Sandy McKnight with Fernando Perdomo, The Abyssmals, Son Of A Gun, Side-B, William Vrooman, and The Matchstick Architects. The Attic Classic is "Carousel", the 1986 debut single from one of AlbaNY's hardest rocking bands, Dirty Face.

Local 518 Show
WEXT

On this Local 518 show, Andy Gregory features a new single premier by Ryan Clark and songs by Annie Scherer, Michael DeAngelis, paradisa, In The Valley, and Charles Omore. The Attic Classic is "King Of The World", the lead song off The Distractions 2008 album 'Something Good'.

Local 518 Show
WEXT

Want some new songs to make your Local 518 playlist grow? Sample the one's on this show by Eastbound Jesus, Sten Isachsen and Maria.Z., Jim Gaudet, Jay Maloney, Three Quarter North, and expatriate Annie Dressner. The Attic Classic is provided by ethereal chamber folk-pop quartet Swamp Baby. "The Sad Truth About Fun" comes from their 2012 'For Baby’s Babies' CD.

Local 518 Show
WEXT

We love planting seeds of great Local 518 sounds for your ears to discover on WEXT Radio. This show has songs by SIRSY, Honey Slider, Mills, Laveda, and Becca Frame & The Tall Boys to add to your growing playlist. The Capital Region has always been a pretty fertile area for band creation. From the breakup of prog-rock band Kashmir in 1980 came the quartet EQ. From their 1981 album ‘Giving Up the Energy’ is the Attic Classic track "Said".

Local 518 Show
WEXT

Hey, we love finding & picking Local 518 music discoveries to share with you. Here's a handful of songs by Ryan Rosmarin, C.K. & The Rising Tide, The William Deuel Band, Larry Quinn, Wild Adriatic, The Figgs, and Pony in the Pancake. The Attic Classic comes from longtime Capital Region radio and TV personality David Allan. In 1968, he put out ‘Town and Country’, which included "Little Red Scooter."

Local 518 Show
WEXT

The Local 518 has no shortage of powerful songs & messages. This show has a sampling by Taina Asili, JB!! aka Dirty Moses, TIP, Daniel Conley, David Tyo, and Architrave. For the Attic Classic, Jocamo gives us "The New Funk Order", the title track to their 2009 CD.

Local 518 Show
WEXT

We love to play the role of your friendly radio matchmaker for the great music that comes from the Capital District. Connect up with a playlist of songs by Warden and Co., Belle-Skinner, Eastbound Jesus, Patrick Sharrow, Turnover Mule, and Girl Blue. Our past, yet still current, love for the songs of Rosanne Raneri gives us the Attic Classic from her 2004 album 'Shift'.

Local 518 Show
WEXT

Rocking your socks off on this Local 518 show was the mission of host Andy Gregory, with a playlist that includes Bendt, Spell Runner, Blackcat Elliot, Sunset FM, Talia Denis, This Strange Paradise, and pencildive. Power pop band C. Jane Run provides the Attic Classic for this show. It's the title track to the 2000 album titled exactly how they felt about it – ‘Happy’.

Local 518 Show
WEXT

Don't have to cast a line too deep in the Capital Region to catch great tunes to share. This week there's Brother Hemlock, Charles O'more, Misty Blues, Mark and Jill Sing the Blues, Devan Tracy, and Maddy Hicks. And there's a whopper of an Attic Classic by The Sharks from their 'Seven Deadly Fins' record.

Tambourelli & Her Super Tips
John Seymour

Another new year has begun, but as we ended 2019, and began 2020, we had a great time with our friends at Saratoga Arts at First Night Saratoga 2020. Thank you to John Seymour for sending along these fun images of the artists playing (mostly at the City Center) that night.

TopmLocal 518 of 2019
WEXT

Every day, WEXT features new music from Local 518 artists. Our goal is to expose you to the riches of Local 518 music. On January 1st Dave and Andy countdown some brilliant music. And now, you can download the list.

Click here for the PDF file.

The Local 518 Show
WEXT

Enjoy a special half hour of holiday classics & music inspired by the season. Big Malk provides the opening beats, then hear songs performed by The Lustre Kings, Christine Santelli, Sage Hill (w/ Scott MacPherson & Gary MacPherson), Penny Knight, Liv Cummins & Sandy McKnight, The Gibson Brothers, Mike Hunter of Hunter Havens Band, Ray Agnew, and Ony Antonucci.

The Local 518 Show
WEXT

On the playlist for The #Local518 Show this week are some great song discoveries from Ashley Sofia, Angelina Valente, The William Deuel Band, A Band Called ERIE, Warden and Co., Drank The Gold, and Allyson Smith. The Attic Classic is a hard to find 1987 rarity from Mambo-X, off an Albany arts & music scene publication flexi-disc insert.

Local 518 Show 1923
WEXT

Always thankful for the great music that comes out of the Local 518! Hear some great songs by Jim Gaudet, Girl Blue, Luciano Ferrara and The Ensuing Disaster, Ashley Sofia, David Tyo, Cassandra Kubinski, and aCoustiK. The Attic Classic is "To Be Young", from "Lonesome Val" Haynes self-titled 1990 debut album on Bar None Records.

Local 518 Show 1924
WEXT

On this edition of the Local 518 Show, new & old favorites were featured by The Figgs, Sirsy, Wild Adriatic, The North & South Dakotas, We're History, and Tambourelli & Her SuperTrips. A definite favorite was featured for the Attic Classic - "All of the Hard Days Are Gone" from The McKrells 'Something Fierce' album of 2000.

Local 518 Show 1922
WEXT

On this Local 518 show there's a half hour of rocking tunes from Blackcat Elliot, Pacer Test, Bad Mothers, Moriah Formica, Mystery Girl, Candy Ambulance, and Front Biz - including an Attic Classic from 2004 by The Sixfifteens.

Local 518 Music Report
WEXT

Happy Halloween! Here's a treat for all you fans, supporters, and creators of music (and more) in the Capital District (and a bit beyond).

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 - 2019 Quarter 3. The report covers the time period of July 1st to September 30th, 2019. Be sure to share!

Click here to view the PDF.

Eric Krans Five Kill Records Birthday Show
WEXT

Every day, we hear great new music coming from the Local 518. Many of these releases we hear and play are completely on their own releases, the epitome of DIY.  

This September is the 1 year anniversary of the start of the non-profit Local 518 record label known as Five Kill Records. Operated by artists as though it were a collective, the label has had a very busy year.  This special hour, hosted by Eric Krans of the band The Parlor, showcases music from many of the releases from this past year.

Josh Norek singing with The Figgs
Josh Norek

From the first moment I heard The Figgs in Albany during the summer of 1994, I knew they were my band.  I've loved their raucous brand of power pop and melodic rock ever since.  As an uber fan, I thought I'd see about formulating a special radio show to celebrate what was their 25th anniversary in 2015. (On that day that The Figgs were visiting me in Northern California, they also made me sing their classic "Bad Luck Sammie"in Spanish!!....as evidenced by the photo)

Have a listen to a piece of history from the Local 518.

Local 518 Show
WEXT

Any time in the Capital Region, music discovery is fine! Hear recent finds on this Local 518 show by Ony Antonucci (with Aaron Mittler), Cab Kool & The Gypsy Band, The Jagaloons, Lucas Garrett, Last Daze, Playin' With Fire Band, and Wow & Flutter. In 1956, St. Joseph Academy senior Eddie Plew took a swing at a singing career and connected with a home run. His 45 of "I Can't Pretend" is the Attic Classic.

Local 518 Show
WEXT

Get hip, daddy-o, to new sounds on this episode of The Local 518 Show by Marilyn Miller, Emily Mitchell, Bruiser and Bicycle, Lip Talk, Greens, and Motorbike. We remember the past too. We lost Caroline "MotherJudge" Isachsen to pancreatic cancer in March. She was known by many as host of the "Best Damn Open Mic Ever". One of the first groups she played and sang with was The Siren Sisters String Band. The Attic Classic is one of Caroline's signature songs, "Green Eyes", from 1990.

Local 518 Show
WEXT

WEXT takes a lot of pride in bringing you a variety of artists, and especially supporting our creative locals. Have a listen to this episode of the Local 518 Show with a collection of tunes by Taina Asili, Matt Maguire, Victory Soul Orchestra, Amanda Case, and MIRK. The Attic Classic feature spotlights the Out of Control Rhythm & Blues Band "Inside These Walls" - the lead track from their 1996 CD 'Shake the Nation'.

The Local Show 1918

Jun 10, 2019
Local 518 Show
WEXT

The Capital District rocks! And so will you on this episode of the Local 518 Show. Throw the horns to tunes by Jocelyn & Chris Arndt, Grace Under Fire, Mr. Cancelled, Millington, The Weasels, Ritz Carlton, and Sirsy. The Attic Classic heads back to the Albany music scene of the1990's with "To You Jane" from Private Plain's 1990 disc 'Godwatching'.

The Local 518 Show 1917

May 25, 2019
Local 518 Show
WEXT

Continue your discovery of past and future favorite bands and artists on The Local 518 Show, with songs byScott MacPherson, Marty Wendell, Girl Blue, Last Daze, The Abyssmals, Jim Sande, and The Slaughterhouse Chorus.  Albany, New York doo-wop quintet The Fidelitys' second single "Memories Of You" is the Attic Classic, from 1958.

Local 518 Music Report
WEXT

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 - 2019 Quarter 1. The report covers the time period of January 1st to March 31st, 2019. Be sure to share! 

Click here for the PDF.

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