The Band "The Last Waltz" poster

WEXT's Last Waltz Week

In this region, we are particularly fond of The Band. With their connections to Woodstock, and the time Dylan was there creating The Basement Tapes with them, we absolutely adore The Band. Join WEXT as we celebrate the music of The Band, and the artists who made up the band. We'll be playing sets from The Band and its members all week from October 21 through October 28. Plus, we are compiling a list of songs from The Band to occupy the whole day of October 28th. This is all to coincide with...
Read More
First Night 2017

Help celebrate First Night Saratoga 2017 - A Night of Magic by becoming one of the volunteers.  Saratoga Arts needs help staffing over 70 performing groups in 30 venues through downtown Saratoga Springs!  For more information on a fabulous way to ring in the new year visit, or call 518-584-4132.

First Night 2017 Button Stuffing Party!

Kaia Kater

Kaia Kater's new album is "Nine Pin." In this session, she plays a few songs, talks about how old-time music became a part of her life, and more. Hear the session below, and below that see the songs in video form.


Tommy Castro & The Painkillers recently stopped by on their way through town touring.  The guys ripped through three exciting songs and hung with Dave Michaels.  Tommy talked about his earliest memories of watching his older brother play in a band in their basement which sparked his own passion to play guitar.  Influenced by the great blues, R&B and rock 'n' roll artists of the 60's, Tommy set off on a lifelong musical journey that has taken him from local stages to national and international touring. 

Tower Of Power

November 10th at 8pm

The Cohoes Music Hall
Remsen Street, Cohoes

Click here for more information. 

Lumpen Proles

Join Andy Gregory tonight 11pm for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. This October summer is crazy! Cool down with music by Black Mountain Symphony, The North & South Dakotas, NEQ (i.e. TN3), The Adirondack Whaling Company, Daisycutter with Sara Milonovich, and Pony in the Pancake. The Attic Classic is from post-punk band Lumpen Proles, with their 1983 single "She Wasn't Home". Defying a punk bands usually short lifespan, new recordings are threatened... soon.

Marty Wendell is on 518 Sessions at 1130pm.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

November 3rd at 730pm
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Celebrating jazz and swing music - America's original musical art form - and bring joy to audiences around the world!


Visit the Troy Music Hall website for more info.  

AJ Croce

November 10th at 730pm
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

AJ Croce is coming to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on November 10th.  Find information about the show at their website.  

For more about AJ Croce, visit his website.

Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins brings his unique performance to  The Egg

November 2nd

Umphrey's McGee

Saturday, January 28

Palace Theatre

7pm doors * 8pm show


Featuring Joshua Redman

With special guests:


Tickets on sale Friday, October 21 at 11 am at, Ticketmaster charge by phone 800 745-3000 and all Ticketmaster retail locations or the Palace box office 518-465-4663


Support The Music

Donate Your Vehicle

Stores From NPR Music

World Cafe Next: Walker Lukens

13 hours ago

Is indie-rock singer-songwriter Walker Lukens ready to break out of his Austin bubble? Lukens' 2013 album Devoted was well received locally. Now, he's back with a new EP produced and recorded by Spoon drummer Jim Eno. (Lukens and Eno connected in a typically Austin manner: by striking up a conversation in a bar.)

In music, we can escape the cruelties of the world or face them. There's no wrong way about it, but recently the members of Drive-By Truckers, a band that's long toed the line between a good time and a hard look at life, found they could no longer work purely in metaphor.

Whitney On World Cafe

16 hours ago

Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek were feeling pretty low in the winter of 2014. They had each gone through a romantic breakup; the band they used to play in, Smith Westerns, had broken up, too. Things were looking pretty grim until the day Kakacek brought home a tape machine, and an impromptu recording session made way for a new songwriting outlet. They called their new band Whitney.

More Music News
It's like a picture postcard to our pretty city. "Hello Pretty City," a radio show on Sundays, 8-10am and at 8-10pm. Join Laura each Sunday.
Join Andy Gregory for a weekly dive into the Local 518 music scene, Thursdays at 1130p and Saturdays at 630p.