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First Night 2015

First Night Saratoga 2015

First Night 2015
First Night 2015 – Art After Dark
First Night 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
6pm to midnight

The Arts Come Alive at Night – This year, Saratoga Arts brings over seventy regional and touring performing groups to over thirty venues throughout Historic Downtown Saratoga Springs for this evening of live music, dance, comedy and other performances. There will be returning fan favorites, new regional and national bands, and more in the mix. Plus, the schedule is packed with some of the best-loved Local 518 bands.

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Win a Guitar Autographed by John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp Guitar

It’s The Best Week Ever! We’re featuring countdowns:

Monday100 Best Singers (PDF)
Tuesday100 Best Bands (PDF)
Wednesday100 Best Guitarists (PDF)
Thursday – 100 Best Albums
Friday – 100 Best Songs

In addition, it is our final pledge drive of the year.  Make your charitable gift to keep WEXT eclectic, unique and diverse.  WEXT relies on listener support to be the place for music discovery.  As part of the pledge drive, listeners can register to win a guitar signed by John Mellencamp. In addition, the winner will receive an autographed copy of the book “The Paintings of John Mellencamp.” No pledge is necessary, but we hope you will consider making one to support the unique nature of WEXT.

To enter the drawing, or to make a pledge and enter the drawing, click here, or the image of the book below.

John Mellencamp Book

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100 Best Lists

The Best Week Ever

100 Best Lists

From December 15th through 19th, we’re making lists and we’re checking them twice.  We’re calling the week “The Best Week Ever.”  And we’re looking for your help in creating the 100 Best Lists of:

100 Best Singers (Monday, 12/15) – The List (pdf)
100 Best Bands (Tuesday, 12/16) – The List (pdf)
100 Best Guitarists (Wednesday, 12/17) – The List (pdf)
100 Best Albums (Thursday, 12/18)
100 Best Songs (Friday, 12/19)

Help us create these lists with your feedback and input. Keep reading for the form to enter your thoughts into.

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Vena Portae

US BOUND: Vena Portae

Vena Portae

Emily Barker’s Swedish-Anglo trio will release a new album early in 2015. Thanks to them and our friends at the IMC for offering this free song to listen to and download.

Holiday Programming 2014


The holidays bring us closer to home. Sometimes you just need to turn up the radio, light a fire and heat up some cocoa. Stay with us this holiday season, and we will bring you holiday traditions both new and old.

Read on to see our holiday programming line-up.

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Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally

Nell Robinson is Live @ EXT

Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally



Nell Robinson’s album, “Rose of No-Man’s Land” is out, and she and Jim Nunally dropped by to play a few songs from it and talk about the project.  You can listen to the session after the break, and for more information, visit Nell’s website.

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Ian McLagan Live @ EXT

Ian McLagan

Ian Patrick McLagan
12 May 1945 – 3 December 2014

Best of 2014

The Best of 2014

Best of 2014

What are your choices for the Best of 2014? We want to know. We will be compiling the lists to bring you our annual countdowns of the Best of 2014, The Top 97 of 2014 and the 50 Best Local 518 Songs of 2014.

Want to see what the DJ’s are thinking?  Click here.

Keep reading for the entry form. We’ve left it as a simple message box, so you can post a  list, or a paragraph of songs, albums, shows, whatever.  Make sure to include your contact info as you may end up winning a prize package of some of the Best of 2014!

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Ani DiFranco

Get Allergic With Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco
The Egg
Friday, January 23, 2015 at 8p

WEXT and Step Up Presents are proud to present Ani DiFranco at The Egg on January 23, 2015.

As a singer, songwriter, activist and independent entrepreneur, Ani DiFranco has been setting her own pace—and encouraging countless admirers to do the same—for more than 20 years. But while she has been known as the “Little Folksinger,” her music has grown far beyond her acoustic solo roots in cozy venues to embrace jazz, soul, electronica and even more distant sounds. All of which are featured in DiFranco’s new Righteous Babe release, Allergic To Water, where she also blends abstract imagery and deceptively understated melodies with personal reflections on her life in New Orleans where she is now raising her two children with her partner, producer Mike Napolitano.

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We’ve just updated our iPhone App with some really great features, and it works on iPad, too!  Plus, a brand new Android App is here!!!

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