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.

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 Show 1907
WEXT

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
WEXT

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
WEXT

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.

Local 518 Show 1904
WEXT

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
WEXT

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
WEXT

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.

518 Show 1901
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
Artist

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
WEXT

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
CRUMBS

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
WEXT

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.

Did you miss Andy's Local 518 Show? Wanna hear it again?

If you missed Andy Gregory's show this weekend, you can hear it online.

Tulip Fest 2018!

Mar 29, 2018
70th Tulip Festival
Agency

The 2018 Tulip Festival is presented by Citizens Bank. May 12 and 13 in Washington Park!

Miss The Local 518 Show on the radio? Hear it online, here.

Miss the show on air? Hear it online soon after.

518 SONGFEST
CAT

On the day many in the Capital Region will celebrate the arts on social media with the #518Day tag, The Egg presents an event featuring the art of songwriting. The annual local music showcase 518 SONGFEST returns on 518 Day to the Swyer Theater at The Egg, May 18 at 7:00pm.

518 Attic Classic
Agency

Miss this past week's Local 518 Show? Don't panic! Andy's show is available to listen to here.

Chris Kyle
Artist

Chris Kyle, who first came to us as part of Railbird - and more recently LIP TALK, has played with Sean Rowe, and many of the great Local 518s.  Plus, he's toured as part of The Duhks, and likely there is a lot more we are missing in our excitement to share his new single with you.  

"Falling in Circles" comes from a forthcoming record called "Air Jacket."  Chris, we cannot wait to hear more! And of course to play this on the radio! 

Local 518 Music Report - CRUMBS
CRUMBS

On behalf of CRUMBS.net and The Local 518 Show, get your very own PDF copy of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2017 Quarter 4. The report covers the time period of October 1st to December 31st, 2017. 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.

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