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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...
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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

Earlier this year, Billy Bragg and Joe Henry set off on a journey. They boarded a train in Chicago, bound for Los Angeles. Each time the train stopped for more than 20 minutes in cities like St. Louis and San Antonio, they'd grab their guitars, hop off, find the waiting room and record an old railroad song. The result of this journey is an album called Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad.


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Thirty years ago this week, an unknown filmmaker walked into a club in Washington, D.C., with a videotape in his hand. It was one of those nights when anyone could screen their work ... but this was the first public screening of a short documentary that's gone on to become the very definition of a cult classic.

Warpaint On World Cafe

Oct 21, 2016

The Los Angeles band Warpaint put out its first album in 2010 — six years after the band formed. In fact, Warpaint has always taken its time. In the two years between its self-titled 2014 album and its most recent release, Heads Up, its members worked on other projects, including bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg's solo album.

Leonard Cohen's new album, You Want It Darker, certainly delivers on the promise of its title. It's a meditation on mortality that soars to the highest of musical heights and sinks to the lowest of vocal and existential depths. The record is truly one of the 82-year-old Cohen's best — and it was produced by his son, fellow musician Adam Cohen.

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Join Andy Gregory for a weekly dive into the Local 518 music scene, Thursdays at 1130p and Saturdays at 630p.