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Livingston Taylor Talks with Joyce Jackey

Ahead of his show at the Massry Center, Livingston Taylor spent a few minutes on the phone with Joyce Jackey. They talked about music, teaching, advice he'd give musicians starting out on their path, and more. Enter to win tickets through our website.
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Meet Lake Street Dive

16 hours ago
Lake Street Dive

10.4.16 @ 8:00pm

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Lake Street Dive

with special guest Rubblebucket

Two girls, two guys, and a whole lotta feelings.


We have a very limited number of tickets paired with a meet and greet opportunity. You will need to be able to get to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall by 4:30pm on October 4th. 

The Gibson Brothers

 Troy Savings Bank Music Hall10.8.16 @ 7:30pmThe Gibson Brothers  Two time IBMA Entertainer of the year winners and one of the hottest touring acts in contemporary bluegrass today! For more information, visit the Troy Music Hall website. Enter to win tickets by sending

Decadent Royals

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. He's got some great music by Sawyer Fredericks, Red Haired Strangers, kayln rock, Yankee Holler, Snook Bros.

Livingston Taylor

Ahead of his show at the Massry Center, Livingston Taylor spent a few minutes on the phone with Joyce Jackey.  They talked about music, teaching, advice he'd give musicians starting out on their path, and more.

Enter to win tickets through our website.

WEXT's Last Waltz Week

Sep 27, 2016
The Band "The Last Waltz" poster

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 pretty much the whole day of October 27th.

Blair Witch 2

Be afraid … be very afraid: Jay Bobbin goes back into the woods with his "Blair Witch" review.  

Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr.

American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural, Jr.—leader of the band Buckwheat Zydeco—died on September 24, 2016 of lung cancer at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Grammy and Emmy winning artist was the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music. NPR’s Weekend Edition called him "the go-to guy for zydeco music...a master of accordion and organ." 

Buckwheat played with everyone from Eric Clapton and U2 to Robert Plant and The Boston Pops. The band performed at the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics and performed for President Clinton twice, celebrating both of his inaugurations. The band appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman, CNN, The Today Show, MTV, NBC News, CBS Morning News and many others.  They were also invited to play the final episode of The Late Show With Jimmy Fallon.


SIMO, a high energy Psychedelic Blues Rock trio, headed by JD Simo's combustible guitar and soulful vocals, return to The Hangar on the Hudson September 30th. JD Simo, Elad Shapiro, and Adam Abrashoff are a powerhouse of rock, hailed by Rolling Stone as  “soulful psychedelic blues rock with an improvisational bent reminiscent of the Grateful Dead and Stevie Ray Vaughn.”

Pure Dirt

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm) for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. It's the first day of Autumn! Fall for your favorite music by Dust Bowl Faeries, Hand Habits, Maurizio Russomanno, a track by Thom Daly from the Rose Record Label Group compilation, Candy Ambulance, and Joe Mansman and The Midnight Revival Band.

The Attic Classic song is "Stony Ground Pt 2" from Scotia alt-rock band Pure Dirt - among the many formed out of local high schools and colleges during the 90's.

Whitney Road

The band drove up the river to visit and play some songs.  Hear Whitney Road's Live at EXT session and learn about how they got their name, and what influences these folks to make groovy music.


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Remarkable falsetto singing, accompanied mainly (and sometimes solely) by acoustic guitar, was the calling card for Justin Vernon's breakout as Bon Iver. Since his widely praised debut, For Emma, Forever Ago, he's sung with pop superstars, produced for other artists and greatly expanded the sound of his own band. This week — after a five-year break — he takes another step away from his beginnings with Bon Iver's third album, 22, A Million.

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