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The Monkees on Tour

March 10 | The Palace Theatre

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Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees will hit the road once again in 2019, these special performances will feature songs that span the group’s entire career. The shows will highlight many of Nesmith’s compositions, including some that had never been performed live until this tour began.

Broken Arrow: A Tribute to Neil Young

Saturday, March 2 | Cohoes Music Hall

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Guthrie Bell Productions presents Broken Arrow: A Tribute to Neil Young on Saturday, March 2nd at Cohoes Music Hall at 8pm. Including Crazy Horse tunes and the more acoustic, pedal steel driven country rock material.

The Accidentals

Friday, March 1 | The Linda

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Terrance Simien

Friday, March 1 | Cohoes Music Hall

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Louisiana legend and two-time GRAMMY winner Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience will be live on stage at the Cohoes Music Hall on Friday, March 1st.  Joining Simien will be the powerhouse GRAMMY-nominated Professor Louie and the Crowmatix.

Siren Songs at The Linda

March 2 at 8:00 pm | The Linda

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Girl Blue, Zan & the Winter Folk and Belle-Skinner

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Jocelyn & Chris Arndt on the Today Show

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

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.

Jocelyn & Chris Arndt

We've gone and done it.  We've delared this Local 518 Thursday "Jocelyn & Chris Arndt Day in the 518"! 

Join us for another first-listen, this time it's the sister - brother duo Jocelyn and Chris Arndt's entire new album: “The Fun in the Fight.” We'll feature a track every hour, working up to 8pm, when Jocelyn and Chris will step us through each of the new songs, sharing a bit about the song and process. 

Dan Berggren

Dan Berggren and I talk about his career making music, the first open mic at Caffe Lena, his first song, and the view his mother and grandfather saw of the Sleeping Giant in the Adirondacks.

Plus, Dan plays a few delightful songs, including one that was in his short set that first open mic at Caffe Lena.

Dan plays two shows at Caffe Lena on March 2nd to celebrate his 70th birthday. The later show is sold out  contact Caffe Lena to see if tickets are still available for the matinee.

Local 518 Show 1903

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.'


Rochmon Record Club
Saratoga Photographer

Join us for the next Rochmon Record Club listening party at The Linda on February 28.

Chuck will walk us through the magnificent “Deja Vu” by Crosby Stills Nash & Young.   

The Latin Alternative
Josh Norek/WEXT

"I remember at the time I was looking at a radio report and suddenly saw Manu Chao getting like 20 spins a week in Albany, NY. What is this? How is this possible?!"

That was 2009. WEXT was two years old. Slingerlands native Josh Norek was living in California and was Vice President of Nacional Records.  

Aaron Goldberg

March 9th | The Massry Center for the Arts

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Please note - this performance takes place at the Massry Center for the Arts on the College of Saint Rose campus, 1002 Madison Ave, Albany, NY.

With pianist Aaron Goldberg, featuring bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Obed Calvaire

Miss Bala
Columbia Pictures

Local 518 Show 1902

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".

Joey Alexander Comes to Troy

Feb 11, 2019
Joey Alexander

February 15 | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Over the past four years Joey has been paying his dues and honing his craft: learning what it means to be a bandleader, keeping material fresh after repeated performances, and seeking out sidemen who are also collaborators. Along the way, The Joey Alexander Trio has performed at well-known venues and major festivals across the United States and around the globe.

Natalie Prass at WEXT

Natalie Prass is from Richmond, VA. She's released her latest album called "The Future and the Past" to great acclaim. Along the way, she made a stop by the studios to talk with me about her album, and then went to The Linda to play a concert.

Rebecca Loebe "Give Up Your Ghosts"

One of my favorite singer-songwriters has been Rebecca Loebe. She caught my attention, like she did millions of others, when she was on the first season of NBC's The Voice.  Much to my chagrin, she was not in the final running.

Gospel Roots of Rock N Soul

Feb 5, 2019
McCrary Sisters
Denise Henhoeffer

WEXT Radio is pleased to broadcast a special four-part radio series, Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul celebrating Black gospel music’s profound and under acknowledged influence on early rock and soul music. The series airs February 9th, 16th, 23rd and March 2nd at 6pm.

Local 518 Music Report

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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Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway reunite for larceny and mystery: Jay Bobbin reviews "Serenity."

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.


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. 

Bob Bates & JoAnn Sifo

Bob Bates and JoAnn Sifo of Dyer Switch Band playing songs of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. A special tribute on February 10 at 3pm at The Strand in Hudson Falls.

The live show sold out last year, and this is the 60th anniversary of the "day the music died." So, if you think you want to go, you should call up the Strand to get your tickets (518.832.3484).

Have a listen!

Lost Leaders

Lost Leaders, guitarist/vocalist Peter Cole and bassist/vocalist Byron Isaacs have just put the finishing touches on their third LP, Promises, Promises (March 1). 

Mike + Ruthy


Ruth Ungar and Mike Merenda of The Mammals make their home in West Hurley, NY (nearWoodstock) and while they’ve supported their family thus far thru their music career, this recentturn has been a head scratcher. Live shows are still a source of income, but the actual sale ofphysical or digital recordings has become a novelty rather than a mainstay. Rather than stopcreating new work, though, they keep doing it. Why?

Flurry Festival 2019

Jan 29, 2019
Flurry Festival 2019

Presidents' Day Weekend, February 15-17

The Flurry Festival Is The Best Winter Weekend For Dancers & Music Lovers Of All Ages!

Dances • Workshops • Singing • Concerts • Jamming
Performances • Family Events • Storytelling • Vendors and more!
Beginner, Intermediate and Experienced-Level Workshops and Dances

Over 300 Performers - Five Venues - Over 200 Events