Local 518

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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Local musician Maria known as Belle Skinner splits her time between Albany and Brooklyn. This weekend she will be  in Albany  headlining a show alongside Girl Blue and Zan & the Winter Folk. Saturday at the Linda Performing Arts Center. Go to hear her soprano voice that will mesmerize you and the nostalgic sound of her music that will have your heart. 

Siren Songs at The Linda
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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
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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.

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 Show 1902
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On this episode of The Local 518 Show, Andy Gregory features songs by Rechorduroys, Wow & Flutter, Onlyness, The Villaineers, Pillowhead, Honey Slider, and Blue Factory. For the Attic Classic, he heads back to 1967 - The Summer of Love - for the psychedelic garage rock sounds of The Bougalieu with "Let’s Do Wrong".

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.

518 Show 1901
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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.

Tumo-Kohrs
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Tumo-Kohrs is the creative partnership between Mark "Tumo" Tuomenoksa and Sarah Kohrs. 

He was schooled at the acclaimed Berklee College of Music and became a biomedical engineer and neuroscientist.  She received a scholarship and attended Eastman School of Music.  Then earned a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and became a practicing attorney. 

WEXT Radio at 97.7 and 106.1
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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.”

Sawyer Fredericks
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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.

Playin' With Fire Band
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We had a visit with the Playin' With Fire Band.  During the visit, Kim told us the story behind her song (and album title track), "Closer Than We Know." She wrote it for her best friend, whom she lost when Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed over Scotland in 1988.  We hear that story, and a few songs performed live at WEXT in this special 518 Session.

First Night Saratoga 2019

Nov 27, 2018
First Night 2019
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First Night Saratoga 2019: Let’s Celebrate!Monday, December 31st

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.

Jim Gaudet & Chris Wienk
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One of my favorite musicians is Jim Gaudet. It is always a treat when he comes by to sit and chat. After seeing him this summer, I had invited him by. I knew that he'd been working on some new songs as he tried to stump the Railroad Boys by calling for the new songs (with almost no rehearsal) in the set list.  The Boys are always of good humor and will launch into almost any song Jim calls for.

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.

Honey Slider
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They met while performing in a student production of "Rent."  They've been writing songs ever since.  Hear what the duo/band Honey Slider is up to next.

Their new CD will be released at a special show at The Hollow on October 26th.

Listen: Local 518 Conor Walsh

Oct 2, 2018
Conor Walsh
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Local 518 musician Conor Walsh of Poughkeepsie, NY is attending the College Saint Rose as a music industry major. He has a trending hashtag of #WalshWednesdays that started in High school and now is a motivational music YouTube series.

Rocktoberfest 2018
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Saturday, October 20th | 5-9p
Voorheesville Rod & Gun Club
52 Foundry Road

Lineup: Sydney Worthley, CK & The Rising Tide, Bendt
Acoustic Stage: Zan & The Winter Folk, Brian Kaplan

Each ticket includes a meal and a beer.  Event is 21+.

Event proceeds benefit Voorheesville Friends of Music - a non-profit organization dedicated to funding music scholarships and music enrichment programs for children of the Voorheesville Central School District.

Peter Annello
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When Peter Annello first came to us, he knocked us out with his charm and guitar playing abilities.  He's been working on his playing - playing out, going to cool guitar and music workshops like the ones at Cample Cripple Creek (summer of 2018) where he met and impressed Larry Campbell and others.

We keep admiring Peter's drive and his songs.  Now, he's out of high school, and he keeps impressing.  Check out his session with the trio, his father Chip Annello on drums and Paul Zullo on bass.

Art In The Park 2018

Aug 25, 2018
Art in the Park 2018
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Saratoga Arts presents the 20th annual Art in the Park.  This juried, outdoor fine arts exhibit takes place in Saratoga Springs' historic Congress Park. 

Fine Art. Local 518 Music. Great Food. 

Saturday, September 22, from 10a until 4p**

Fine Art features photography, printmaking, painting, ceramics, fine art jewelry, and more. 

Music starts at 1pm.

1p - Mike Grutka

2p - Sam Reed

September in the City 2018

Aug 23, 2018
September in the City 2018
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Thursdays in September, join us out in front of the Albany Center Gallery for some great art and Local 518 music. Here's info on the music line up. See you there! Bring your lunch, and let's hang out.

September 6: HONEY SLIDER

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!

Exit Dome Returns!

Jul 19, 2018
Exit Dome 11
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It's been a few years since the last Exit Dome concert to benefit WEXT. We heard from many listeners and musicians over the years who wanted more! So, we're bringing it back!! Set start times are below.  Read on! (All times are approximate).

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. 

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