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The Commonheart

Saturday, June 1 | The Hollow

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Discover Schenectady Kick Off to Summer

With Discover Schenectady, WEXT is announces our first ever Kick Off to Summer Event on June 8th in Central Park! There is so much fun to be had in Schenectady County and this event will help you create your "Summer Must-Do" list in Schenectady! Enjoy live music on the Music Haven stage ranging from jazz to reggae and music from the Empire State Youth Orchestra in the Rose Garden all day long.

Rock Legends at The Egg

May 10, 2019
Ginger Productions - Rock Legend

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Listen to the interview with Joyce Jackey to learn even more - audio is down the page a little bit.

Lucas Garrett at WEXT

Local 518 singer-songwriter, Lucas Garrett dropped by to talk about his new album, "Love Is Better."  He said he'd gone through a pretty rough spot in life, and says you've got to keep on going.  Press on!

Lucas' CD release show is at Downtown Social in Glens Falls on Friday, May 10th. The Facebook event page is here.

Julian Marley

Wednesday, May 15 | Skyloft at Crossgates

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Pickers' Paradise

Friday, May 10 | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

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Pickers’ Paradise: From the Balkans to Bluegrass

Avengers: End Game
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Local 518 Show

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.

Steve Forbert

Singer-songwriter, Steve Forbert is one of our favorites. He has been one of my favorites since I first heard his "Tonight I Feel So Far Away From Home" from the "Alive on Arrival" album.  His songs document life.  He recently released a memoir of stories from his coming up through the music industry, starting with his departure from Meridian, Mississippi at the age of 21.

Sam Morrow

Sunday, May 19 | The Hangar on the Hudson

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With time running down until the 71st annual Albany Tulip Festival in Washington Park Mother's Day weekend, we visited with two of the eight performers on the Local 518 Lakehouse stage.  

Willie Nile

Thursday, May 9 | The Linda

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WEXT Presents Lake Street Dive

October 6 | The Palace Theatre

Tickets on sale Friday, May 3 at The Palace Theatre.

Energetic. Exciting. Electrifying. Lake Street Dive make you want to move your feet and dance, even if you think you have two left feet.

Win Tickets to See Chris Botti

Apr 30, 2019
Chris Botti
20th Century Fox

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.

Dan Berggren at WEXT

Dan Berggren comes from generations of Adirondack dwellers. So, when he took to music, it may have seemed natural for him to play Adirondack folk songs.

Sue Killam, Jodi Joseph and Chris Wienk

Mass MoCA keeps upping the game! This summer is jam packed! Not only are they playing host to Solid Sound (weekend passes sold out, but Friday and Sunday passes are available), and Freshgrass Festival, but they just announced The Pretenders!

George Benson "Walking to New Orleans"

George Benson wanted to try something completely different. He signed with a European label (a first for him), and took them up on a suggestion of what kind of new album to make. 

He went to Nashville to work with some serious "pickers." He said "you could really get off track with them as they're so good."  But he knew he had to stay the course and be true to the rock n roll legends he was going to cover - Fats Domino and Chuck Berry.

Marshall Tucker Band
Mariah Gray

Saturday, November 2nd | Skyloft at Crossgates

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Chuck Vosganian of Rochmon Record Club

Chuck Vosganian of Rochmon Record Club spends maybe a thousand hours listening to one album, looking up information about it, just to give you an unparalleled listening experience. Chuck likes to say you’ll "hear these records as if for the very first time."

Join Chuck, this week, as he presents two more great classics, Steely Dan's "Aja" (Thursday, 4/25 at The Linda) and Queen's "A Night at The Opera" (Friday, 4/26 at Proctors GE Theatre).

We had a great time at the inaugural Eddies Regional Music Awards show. Can't wait to do it again next year! This episode of the Local 518 Show features some of the Eddie nominees & award winners, and others you should hear too. Show host Andy Gregory has songs by El Modernist, Quantum, Wild Adriatic + Dan Rodriguez, Let's Be Leonard, Julia Gargano, and Lord Electro.

Missing Link
United Artists Releasing

Max Weinberg's Jukebox

Sunday, April 28 | Skyloft at Crossgates

As Chuck Berry instructed us in his classic “School Days,”…drop the coin right into the slot” audiences have thoroughly embraced the idea of picking and calling out the songs the band pays—in real time and in a variety of intimate venues. From Beatles to Bruce and Stones to Steppenwolf the band infuses these classics with the respect the songs deserve. As one fan said, “It’s not a concert—it’s party! The bar was packed!”

The Felice Brothers

Saturday, April 27 | Skyloft at Crossgates

The Felice Brothers are classic American rock, from the heart of the Catskills.

Alan Cumming

Thursday, April 25 | The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Alan Cumming: he's back with Legal Immigrant, a meditation on his ten years as an American citizen & the experiences and change he has witnessed during his time.

John Primer Blues

Friday, April 26 | The Linda

See The Weight Band at Skyloft

Apr 21, 2019
The Weight Band

Friday, April 26 | Skyloft

See the band carrying on the tradition of The Band, The Weight Band contains members of that iconic band and Levon Helm's Band, too.  They rock like you'd expect.

This new venue in town, Skyloft is at Crossgates Mall. It's created by the folks who run Daryl's House Club in Pawling. So, you know they know music.

Michael Jerling & Bob Warren

Michael Jerling and Bob Warren have known each other, and supported each other's music in various ways since Michael first headed this way from Chicago.  But on May 4th, this will be the first time the two have performed on stage together with each other's songs.  Sort of... As you listen to the session, you will hear how they've played together over the years.  

Annie Dressner at WEXT

Annie Dressner appeared on oour radar some years ago. She's originally from Averill Park. She lives with her family in England these days.  Just this past year, after running into an issue with a house they had just bought, songs for "Broken Into Pieces" began to shape and form.

On her most recent visit to home, she dropped by to play a few songs and talk about the album.  She's playing at Superior Merchandise on Tuesday, April 23 with Girl Blue and Candy Ambulance.